America's Economy Roars in the 1920's
At the close of World War I, the United States found itself in a recession. Millions of veterans were suddenly looking for jobs at a time when industry was reeling from the cancellation of billions of dollars in war contracts. In addition, shortages of consumer goods that were not produced during the war created high prices and inflation. The cost of living doubled from 1913 to 1920, causing great distress for many Americans. (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)
Golden Gate Bridge
California Travel Tips host Veronica Hill takes a closer look at the Golden Gate Bridge, one of the top San Francisco attractions. The Golden Gate Bridge is a six-lane bridge, it is about 1.7 miles from beginning to end with a 4,200 foot suspension span. It takes about an hour to walk across. The Golden Gate Bridge's history dates back to its proposal in 1916. Construction began in 1933, and $35 million later the bridge officially opened to tr
BrainingCamp online middle school math software features rich and engaging content that enables students to apply their knowledge and skills to solve real-world problems.
Atlantic Slave trade - Documentary
This video refers to slave trade as the largest migration of people in world history before the 20th century. There is a description of what slave trade was like and how Europeans enslaved Africans for labor and treated these peoples as commodities.
The Rise Of The Berlin Wall
This video shows what the situation in Germany was like after World War II. It explains the political circumstances that led to the creation of the Berlin Wall.
Media Ethics - Phil Harding
Philip Harding is a journalist and media consultant. Until last summer he was Director of English Networks and News at the BBC World Service, responsible for all the BBC’s international radio programmes in English with 42 million listeners. Phil is a fellow of the Radio Academy and last autumn Phil was made a Fellow of the Society of Editors. He is a member of Society’s Advisory Committee. He is also a Trustee of the One World Broadcasting Trust. Phil starts this talk with a question about
India: Land of the Tiger
This video explores the strange and mysterious world of the tiger. The video is filmed in Central India.
The Nature of the Bureaucracy
For high school students. "Many Americans today have a negative perception of the federal bureaucracy. They consider it a huge, immovable object that hinders progress and intrudes on their lives. Most Americans believe the federal bureaucracy has grown in the last few decades to an enormous size. This is a misperception. Since the 1960s, the size of the federal bureaucracy has been very stable. By contrast, however, state and local bureaucracies have grown steadily since World War II, reflecting
Chameleon colours predict who will win a fight
In fights, males with the brightest side stripes were more likely to approach their opponent, whereas those with brighter heads were more likely to win Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn24734
Harlem in Montmartre: Notes on the French Contribution to Jazz
Charles Hobson, producer of the PBS Great Performances program Harlem in Montmartre, brings to The New School the story of the jazz age in Paris between the First and Second World Wars, a fascinating but neglected piece of African American history. Inspired by William A. Shacks book of the same title, his documentary contains rare archival performance footage of James Europe, Josephine Baker, Sidney Bechet, Bricktop, Eugene Bullard, Django Reinhardt, and many more. Using photographs and film cli
Drawing students from around the world, EARTH University in Costa Rica teaches future leaders how to implement agricultural techniques that drive economic progress while still respecting and preserving the earth's resources. It's mission is to promote sustainable development and eco-sensitive agriculture in the developing world.
An Introduction to Pop Art
This video is a very good introduction to the pop art style as well as a number of great pop artists. The video begins with a narration that introduces some of the leading pop artists of the world. The video continues by showing the works of these artists and talking about what their artwork represents.
The Disappearance of the Bees
When Chinese farmers in South Sichuan Province, the largest producers of pears in that region of China, alerted the government to the absence of bees due to pesticides and that the year's crop was endangered, the government's unprecedented response was to insist on hand-pollination. Meanwhile, farmers in the United States, faced with the same dilemma, wonder if this method will someday, too, be their fate. This video segment adapted from Nature: Silence of the Bees discusses the impact of t
Pyramus and Thisbe - Performed by the Beatles
The complete Pyramus and Thisbe skit - with Shakespeare's words - from the Grenada television program Around the World With The Beatles. Black and white film footage with audience laughter (7:03)
Red-Tailed Hawk vs. Rattler
You'd have to be one tough and hungry animal to try to make a meal out of a venomous western diamondback rattlesnake. After all, this North American desert dweller is one of the most dangerous snakes in the world. This video uses professional video footage and narration from National Geographic to show the battle between two predators, the rattler and a hawk. The issue of which animal is the superior predator is quickly established. An excellent video while teaching a lesson about predators.
Fraction Scavenger Hunt
This video is a skit teaching about fractions. The quality of the video and sound are not very good. There is a lot of background noise. However, the lesson gives some good practical ways to introduce and relate fractions to real world examples. Number lines and equivalent fractions are also discussed.
The Aftermath of World War II
The Grand Alliance was a military success—Germany and Japan were defeated by the fall of 1945. However, despite the agreement to organize the United Nations, nothing close to a lasting ideological or political alliance was formed among the Allies during the Second World War. There were simply too many irreconcilable differences between them, exacerbated by a traditional distrust that commenced with the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917.
Actions taken by the Allied powers during the war likew
Atomic Bomb and World War Two
In August of 1945, the United States dropped two atomic bombs over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, bringing World War II to an end. Forensic medical investigator Shiya Ribowsky explains why death was never far from those who survived the blasts. A very good video for ends justify means discussion or one about the number of atomic bombs in existence or even Iran's situation.
The Treaty of Versailles
Nearly one year after President Woodrow Wilson addressed Congress and laid out his Fourteen Points, fighting in Europe had reached its end. In the last weeks of the war, Wilson used the promise of his Fourteen Points to persuade the German people to overthrow Kaiser Wilhelm II and establish an armistice. Under the armistice, Germany had to withdraw behind the Rhine River and surrender its submarines and munitions.
To establish the conditions of surrender for the defeated Central Powers, me
Treaty of Versailles (1919)
The long process before the tready was signed. Each country wanted parts or control over other countries. President Wilson's League of Nations is also mentioned. This three minute video shows how this treaty helped cause the Second World War.