Exploring Wisconsin Our Home-Inspired by Wisconsin
Inspired by Wisconsin - People get ideas, thoughts, feelings, and urges to take action or create something from the world around them. Throughout Wisconsin's history, people have responded to the state's environment in a multitude of ways. The state's diverse landscapes have inspired people to pursue both practical and creative endeavors. The Wisconsin landscape has motivated people to become farmers, take political action, write music, create works of art, build cities, and establish wild
Exploring Wisconsin Our Home-Maps: Our Windows on the World Maps: Our Windows on the World - Everyone uses maps on a daily basis. Simple mental maps help people find their way through the routine of daily life, while more complex maps assist people as they navigate through an infinite variety of new environments and tasks. In this program, students will become acquainted with the great variety of maps and will come to understand what maps are, how they work,
Maps: Our Windows on the World - Everyone uses maps on a daily basis. Simple mental maps help people find their way through the routine of daily life, while more complex maps assist people as they navigate through an infinite variety of new environments and tasks. In this program, students will become acquainted with the great variety of maps and will come to understand what maps are, how they work,
Exploring Wisconsin Our Home-What We Grow and Where It Goes
What We Grow and Where It Goes - Wisconsin's climate and soils provide prime conditions for agriculture. These natural factors, combined with land use decisions, make agriculture one of the state's most important businesses. The diverse crops produced in Wisconsin connect the state to the global agricultural economy and continually affect the way people in Wisconsin live, work, and use the landscape. This program discusses agriculture's prominent place in Wisconsin's economy, spotlights se
Exploring Wisconsin Our Home-Wisconsin and Around the World
Wisconsin and Around the World - Wisconsin is part of the Great Lakes region, the Midwest, the United States, and the world. Wisconsinites cooperate and work with people all around the globe. Products move in and out of the state, as do people, culture, and ideas. This participation in the global network contributes to making Wisconsin the unique place that it is.
This program explores the history of the atom, from the ancient Greeks to the early 20th century, when discoveries by J.J. Thomson and Ernest Rutherford created a new crisis for the world of physics.
Viewers journey inside the atom to appreciate its architectural beauty and grasp how atomic structure determines chemical behavior. The history of the discovery of atomic structure is explored. Real world applications of our understanding of the atom are discussed.
ABC's of the First Thanksgiving
A 4th grade class uses the alphabet to tell about the first Thanksgiving in the New World.
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