The Roman Empire in the First Century - Episode 4: Years of Eruption
Rival generals fight for control in Rome; Mount Vesuvius erupts; Emperor Trajan expands the empire. (55:07)
Ernest Hemingway and Bullfights in Spain
A reading of excerpts from Hemingway's novel, The sun Also Rises with footage of bullfighting in Pamplona, Spain. The video talks about Hemingway's love of Spain which inspired him to write his novel.
Literary Form: Using The Great Gatsby as an Example
Many importance concepts are explored here in reference to the Great Gatsby as an example. It is best if students have a word wall to keep track of the various example of the terms explained.
The Great Gatsby
A unique retelling of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel. This version of The Great Gatsby was originally used for a grade 12 english project. Stick figure art work is used as the illustrations to go along with a summary of the novel.
Theories and concepts
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or dowloaded as a zip file As taught in Autumn Semester 2009/10 The War on Iraq and the US and British invasion of the country in 2003 has led to huge tensions in geopolitics. At the same time, the supposed ‘threat’ of international terrorism and continuing financial turmoil in the world economy have both brought to the fore the global politics of co-operation and confrontation. Whilst it might be possible to agree on the significance of
Italian academies, 1530-1700: a themed collection database
This website provides access to a bibliography of the British Librarys exceptional collection of material from the Italian Learned Academies of the late Renaissance and early modern periods. During the period covered, the Academies had a vital role in the intellectual culture of Italy and beyond, yet the only comprehensive work available to scholars (Michele Maylenders Storia delle Accademie d'Italia) is over 50 years old and in needs to be in many cases corrected, and updated in the l
William Nelligan '14 Convocation Speech Clip
The student voice has largely been missing from the national discussion on the value of college. Dickinson senior and Student Senate President William Nelligan '14 shares his insights: "College is not merely about a career." Check out the Op-Ed in the Huffington Post: huff.to/1fwJegK
Geology: Sedimentary Rocks
In this video, Geology expert, Dr. Matthew Genge, explains the basics of sedimentary rocks and describes, with beautiful pictures and diagrams, how they're created. (1:44)
Nikaela Zimmerman discusses the adventures of a gentleman farmer from Kansas who traveled the world three times, collecting the bizarre.
The Kansas-Nebraska Act
This video is accompanied by text. "Many Americans believed that a transcontinental railroad would unify the United States by linking eastern and western points of the rapidly expanding nation. Not everyone, however, agreed where the railroad should be built. U.S. minister to Mexico James Gadsden, a Southerner, wanted the route to go through Texas and the New Mexico Territory to the Pacific Ocean. Senator Stephen Douglas of Illinois, meanwhile, supported a plan to wind the railroad through Chica
Dred Scott Decision - "Slaves are not Citizens"
This video is accompanied by text. "The controversy surrounding the Kansas-Nebraska Act affected the 1856 Democratic presidential nomination. Party members vetoed the selection of two prominent figures involved with the act—Stephen Douglas and Franklin Pierce. Rather, delegates elected James Buchanan, a Pennsylvania lawyer not connected with the Kansas-Nebraska affair. Therefore, Democratic leaders believed he was safe from Republican scrutiny.
Buchanan sailed to an easy victory over Rep
Inventions in Glass
Toledo inventor Michael J.Owens (1859-1923) invented a much more efficient glass bottling machine which helped end child labor and revolutionized glass making. (07:49)
Chlldren At Work, 1908-1912
The photographs of Lewis Hine document children in the workplace This is not a video, but a series of eight photos that shows children in the workplace. This is an excellent way to introduce child labor laws, the Progressive Era, and even as the start of a study about child labor around the world today. The pictures are powerful, but there is one of children playing poker.
Women's Sufferage Movement - School House Rock
Animated music video about early sufferagists, the 19th amendment, and the women's right to vote. (3:00)
Women's Suffrage: How They Did It
This two minute video deals with women's suffrage during the Progressive Era. Progressives rallied supporters for a Constitutional Amendment. It goes into the approaches used and the impact of their actions. Good depth.
Suffrage leader Lucy Burns
Suffrage leader Lucy Burns (1879-1966) was imprisoned at the Occoquan Workhouse in Virginia, probably in November 1917, after she and others were arrested for picketing the White House in support of a federal amendment granting women the right to vote. Good photos showing acts of civil disobedience. Good photos and well worth showing.
Susan B. Anthony & the Right to Vote in a Nutshell
A brief animated video outlining the life of Susan B. Anthony. Most of the video is dedicated to her role in helping women get the right to vote.
History of Women's Right to Vote in the U.S.
A narrated slideshow that outlines the movement that granted women the right to vote. It covers the years from 1848 through 1920.
The New World
[NOTE: Some of this information is outdated, but it is nonetheless useful to see how the information was presented 40 years ago.] Europeans begin to travel to North America, "The New World," to claim its vast riches and establish colonies. Over time, Great Britain's influence on the eastern side of the continent grows to 13 colonies which would become the United States. Video production is old but information is good. Run time 29:00.
The Greatest American Inventions
The Greatest American Inventions are shown here with slides and text with background music. A little more than half of the slides show the authentic inventions while others are more modern images of the inventions. Fair quality video.