We the People
On May 25th, 1787, a convention began in Philadelphia that would forever change the world. In the months that followed, the delegates to the convention would produce one of the most important documents in human history: The Constitution of the United States. This framework for democracy has been the basis for freedom in the United States and the world for over two hundred years. (01:59)
Realism - Iman Maleki
Iman Maleki is considered to be one of the best realist painters in the world. This slide show exhibits his work beautifully, and also shares some history of the artist himself. Text on slides may be stopped to take notes about the artist.
It's a Beautiful World
Set to several different songs, this video begins with clean, beautiful images of the world set to the music "Its a Beautiful World". The video then moves on to images of trash (with a new short song), then a recycling message (and another short song), then what the world can be through active involvement, ending with Lennon's "Imagine" and images of the earth and the Native proverb: "We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children."(2:52)
Flip Flops Recycled into Toys, Jewelry, and Sculptures
Using art as a medium for conservation and development, this is the story of a group of Kenyan people who collect the flip flops that wash up on the coast and craft them into jewelry, sculptures and toys. Their goal is to improve lives and the world with recycled products, brighten life with colorful and exciting items made from waste. A beautiful story of how the people of Africa are working to address the global problem of pollution. (6:28)
Auroras Through Dance
Maida Withers, professor of theatre and dance at George Washington University, presents Dance of the Auroras - Fire in the Sky, a poetic voyage through space from the Sun to Earth. Showcasing a performance of artistic modernity, the performance uses dance, music and cyber art to recreate the mystic luminaries of auroras. This international project reclaims the connections between science and art, technology and the natural world, drawing the audience into a ritual both ancient and new. 28:57 min
Student describes how the world could be different in the future. This would make a good essay or discussion prompt. Scrolling text with narration. Grades 10-12. 1:44.
Social Skills from "What Every Kid Should Know About Manners And Etiquette"
This video teaches children how to treat others with respect and promotes the notion that the world is a much nicer place when we follow the simple rules of manners and etiquette. This is a short video, but of good quality. This video is appropriate for children of elementary age. (1:13)
Explore the unique world of Saturn with this short, computer animated video. The video will briefly cover the following key concepts: Saturn in ancient times, Saturn mythology, Saturn through a telescope, Saturn's rings, ring divisions, shepherd moons, Saturn's interior, and Titan. There is a ten question, fill in the blank quiz at the conclusion of the video.
Saturn's Mysterious Moons
Note: English subtitles. Some 900 million miles from the Sun in the outer regions of our Solar System orbiting the planet Saturnlies a mysterious world. Enceladus is enveloped in ice. Because nearly all of the sunlight that manages to hit its surface is reflected back into space, its one of the brightest objects in the solar system. It turns out that this distant outpost may harbor subsurface oceans and pre-conditions for life.
Smoking Gun: A Performance Art Piece
Video showing a live art performance by Leslie Hill. Descended from both Cowboys and Indians, Hill explores a heritage of villainy and heroism with humor and cunning. The piece is essentially about humanness: where we come from, where we're going and why we can't seem to stop killing each other. Hill draws on current genetic research which links us all to a shared ancestry, inviting reflections on notions of 'us' and 'them', victims and perpetrators and migration and survival. Hill questions con
Tribute Warsaw Uprising 1944
Video shows pictures of the war, the people, and the effects of the war. 63-day struggle to liberate World War II Warsaw from German occupation. Undertaken by the Armia Krajowa (Home Army), the Polish resistance group, at the time Allied troops were breaking through the Normandy defenses and the Red Army was standing at the line of the Vistula River.
The video provides an in depth description of the Sudbury basin, one of the major mineral producing regions in the world. The video is part of a geology course through Laurentian University in Ontario. "Understanding the Earth" originally aired on TVO Ontario in 1975 and rebroadcasted in 1986. Provided by mineguy101
Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th President of the United States. Some say that he used the Presidency as a "bully pulpit" from which he preached to the American people, publicized corporate misdeeds, and insisted that the interests of the entire nation be served. He broke up big business monopolies and was a strong advocate for conversation. Upon leaving office in 1909, he had expanded the powers of the Presidency and advanced the prestige of the United States as a world power. (01:59)
Calvin Coolidge declined to run in the 1928 presidential election, paving the way for Herbert Hoover who had ably run the Department of Commerce under both Coolidge and Harding. Hoover was educated as a mine engineer and had become a wealthy and successful businessman on his own merits before being appointed to Harding's cabinet. He had been brought up as a Quaker and espoused a practice of business and government that he called "associationalism," a term that might be translated as individual i
Dada Part 3
This video shows the beginning of the art movement called Dada. The movement was a protest against what the artists saw as the barbarism of World War I. It highlights the most famous Dada artists. Text and Illustrations.
Jamestown Settlement Overview
Teacher-Created Video: The first British Colonists to settle in the New World were in Jamestown, Virginia. Learn more about how the first colonists made their way to Virginia and made their settlement. Please note: the pronunciation of the area is incorrect- it is pronounced Row-in-oak NOT Row-in-oakie.
The Jamestown Colony
Before the arrival of the English, the Spanish influence in the New World extended from the Chesapeake Bay to the tip of South America. Spanish possessions included the developing cities of Mexico, Peru, and Cuba. Along the northern edge of Spain’s land were small missions and “presidios” or fortresses that stretched from the Atlantic coast, ran along the Gulf of Mexico and extended into the plains of Texas and the Rio Grande River valley. In 1585, Sir Walter Raleigh took on one of the fir
An eight minute video that explains the mystery and settlement of Jamestown Colony: The first settlement of the new world in Virginia. Lots of material here. Students would benefit of a map of the area and they could even make guesses about the mystery of the first settlers vanishing.
The Language of Dance
Bharatanatyam dance is derived from the ancient Hindu tradition of
Cathir, the art of temple dancers. A complex and beautiful art
originally only performed by women, Bharatanatyam is now practiced by men and women, Hindu and non-Hindu alike. It has gained widespread popularity through its portrayal in popular Indian films and performances around the world.
This video is a documentary telling the story of the Jews in the 20th Century. The video introduces the uniqueness of Jewish history in the 20th century within the context of world history.