Physical Education, Teaching Juggling Skills
How to use juggling to improve hand-eye coordination. Juggling is an excellent way to help students concentrate and improve self-esteem.
Run time 2:12
Anarchists in the 1936 Spanish Civil War
Anarchism has historically gained the most support and influence in Spain, especially in the seventy or so years before Francisco Franco's victory in the Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939. 'The Spanish Civil War was a major conflict that devastated Spain from 17 July 1936 to 1 April 1939' (Spanish Civil War, Wikipedia, 2009). This documentary is suitable for high school students. The story is told through commentary, narration, and several images from the period.
(8/12)Battlefield: The Battle for Russia
This fast paced episode of "Battlefield" chronicles the titanic war in the east, that eventually decided World War II in Europe. Despite numerous warnings from the Communist spy networks: the Lucy Spy-Ring the Red Orchestra Richard Sorge, and pleadings from Churchill and FDR, through ultra decrypts, Stalin discounted all invasion warnings. Stalin felt that all these alarming reports was actually an attempt to divide agreements between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, by the British and America
Moscow 1941 - 2/6
Millions of Red Army soldiers were slated for death by neglect and starvation. German soldiers were told to look ahead and not worry about what they left behind or the people they hurt.
Is accomplishments in Cuba and Latin America. This has excellent graphics and gives a good overview of what Cortes faced in Spain and elsewhere. An indepth look at this explorer.
Stories of the New World intrigued French rulers. Although they wanted a share of the American gold and silver, they were more interested in finding a westward route to Asia. In 1524, the French king commissioned Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazano to search for a passageway through the New World. Verrazano spotted the coast of South Carolina and sailed north as far as Nova Scotia, but found no such water route or valuable treasure.
A decade later, French navigator Jacque Cartier led t
Causes of War of 1812
This five minute video uses maps and painting and illustrations to show how the impressment helped start the war. A timeline of the war is useful for the students.
How email works
How private is email? Where does it go? These questions and others explained in this video.
Microsoft Access Tutorial : How to Create a Microsoft Access Query That Uses More Than 1 Field
In Microsoft Access, creating a query that uses more than one field means running the query wizard and choosing more than one field from a given table. Title a query that returns information from a specific field in Microsoft Access
Louisiana Purchase Doubles U.S
Thomas Jefferson pulls off the land deal of the millennium when he buys 800,000 square miles from the French, stretching from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains. This short video explains what a value it was, and how it came to be sold. Of notes is the fact that the video explains that the land did not belong to the French in the first place. It belonged to the Native Americans. A map for the students would help them understand the size of the purchase.
The Louisiana Purchase in a Nutshell
A short animated video about the Louisiana Purchase, including information about the roles of Sacajewea, Thomas Jefferson, Lewis and Clark.
This 2:37 video is about the Alamo, its defense, and the moral cause it gave the Texans. A good explanation, but does not go into detail about the Mexican troops or strategies.
The Homestead Act of 1862
The Homestead Act of 1862 - Imagine that you can’t feed your family, or maybe you risk persecution for your political or religious beliefs. But, suddenly, you hear the call: Come along to make a new life in a wide-open land. In a few years, you’ll own that land, for yourself and your descendents, free, and forever. This offer turned out to be a cornerstone in the very foundation of America’s heartland.(03:31)
An Exploration of Our History (California Gold Rush)
Documentary segment describing how Europeans flocked to California from all over to strike it rich from the gold rush.<br /><br />Written and produced by Doug Harris
California Gold Rush: An Introduction
A two minute video about the causes and effects of the Gold Rush with insights into the American Dream of striking it rich. A good introduction, but clearly too short for anything else
California Gold Rush
Done with actors, this video shows the attraction and importance of the Gold Rush. The treatment of minorities is also described in the rush for greed. The importance to California statehood also is shown.
How the Gold Rush Started
Discover how the Gold Rush led to the creation of California and the effects of this event.
Hokey Pokey - Sing It!
A video showing a class singing and dancing the popular song. The lyrics (a variation of the traditional lyrics) of the song are shown in subtitles. (3:06)
Reform Movement in America
This five minute video is about the reform movement in the 19th
century. The music is off-putting and not necessary to the learning in this video. The video deals with the major movements and people briefly.
Plutarch-Isis and Osiris
This video explores the the literature of Plutarch. Plutarch was not concerned with history so much as the influence of character, good or bad, on the lives and destinies of men.