Baptism Part I: What Does it Mean to Be "Born Again?"
This video explores the biblical and historical definition of what it means to be "Born Again". Video is not done by a priest, however the message he gives is good and teaches what baptism means.
Mass Media and Presidential Campaigns
Information about American political campaigns and the media. Footage of Nixon's appearance on the media during his presidential campaign against Kennedy.
French Lesson - Les Animaux, Part 7
This short video teaches (with the help of a talking frog) the vocabulary words for certain animals. Only French is spoken, but the photos aid in comprehension. The video would be better served, however, if the instructor would say each animal twice and a little more slowly. The teacher could stop the video at certain points for clarification. For beginning learners of French.
French Basic Vocabulary - Animals
This video offers a native French speaker who says the name of an occupation (in French only) accompanied by an appropriate image. The word or phrase is only said one time. (The video would be better served if the speaker spoke more slowly and repeated the word or phrase.) (05:47) These are words and phrases only -- not complete sentences.
New Deal Programs
With unemployment the highest it had ever been in the nation's history, the most pressing problem facing Roosevelt when he took office was to get people back to work. His first request to Congress was for the Unemployment Relief Act, which created the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Over the course of its existence, the CCC employed some three million young men on conservation projects such as flood control, draining swamps, and planting trees. The CCC did more than just provide jobs—it kep
Law of Cosines - Khan Academy
Introduction to the law of cosines to solve for a side of a triangle when 2 sides and an angle are known. In an easy conversational tone, the instructor uses the computer screen as his 'blackboard' and different colors to emphasis his points. For high school students. (09:26)
March on Washington
While campaigning for the White House in 1960, John F. Kennedy made the pledge that civil rights would take center stage during his presidency. Kennedy guaranteed that discriminatory practices in housing would be done away with at the start of his term "with a stroke of a pen." Once in office, the results of his pledge were much less dramatic. In fact, the process took nearly two years to complete; all the while civil rights groups were sending pens to the White House to protest Kennedy's inacti
The "Sunbelt," as it came to be known, was the most popular destination for Americans seeking to relocate their families. The Sunbelt is the belt of states stretching from Virginia south through Florida, west to Texas and northwest through California.
The Ninth Amendment
This is slow-starting video that gives a lot of opinion before getting into the 9th Amendment's meaning - this happens around the three-minute mark. This could also be used as a study in propaganda. (05:18)
Mysteries of Deep Space: Search for Alien Worlds (5 of 6)
Part 5 of 6. The modern search for extra-solar planets is explored in this video. It discusses the searches that have occurred from past to present, and what we hope to learn from these searches.
"A List of Words," poem by Roger Stevens
"A List of Words" is a poem featured in The Monster That Ate the Universe (Macmillan Children's Books) by Roger Stevens. Cartoons by Sarah Naylor. Read by a male adult with a British accent, the poem contains many adjectives. (1:15)
Rumpelstiltskin Maritime Puppets- Part 2
Stringed puppets tell the classic story of Rumpelstiltskin in this theater production. The picture is a little dark but you can still see the images fairly well and the audio is very good. This is part two of three parts (Running Time 5:48).
Battlefield: Siege of Leningrad (Part 6/10)
This is the story of one of Second World War's most harrowing episodes. The 890 day siege of the Soviet Union's second city has come to epitomise the misery, suffering and savagery of the war on the Eastern Front. The city was not finally liberated by Soviet troops until 19th January 1944 - by that time 600,000 of its citizens had starved to death and 200,000 more had perished in the bombing.
Tanks and Trenches during World War I
A short video showing what tanks were like and some shots of trench warfare where tanks participated. Only images of the time accompanied by music. Soldiers shown going over the top. First tanks are shown and what they had to do to move over the mud.
No Sense Of Decency: A Documentary
Documentary on Senator Joseph R. McCarthy and the effect of television on his fall from power
The Watergate Scandal
This two minute video is a review of what happened in what has been called the Watergate Scandal and resulted in President Nixon resigning and how the cover-up included his actions. He is recorded planning the cover-up. A good overview. Nixon is the only president ever to resign.
The Economy During the Civil War
An excellent video that explains the various methods that were used prior to and during the Civil War. A word wall is useful as well as a timeline as there are many facts and events mentioned. The involvement of women is mentioned. The naval blockade impact is also pointed out.
Lane and Quatrill: Bleeding Kansas (3)
This segment of the video centers on Quantrill's role in the Kansas warfare.
J.R.R. Tolkien reads from 'The Lord of the Rings' #1
This is an audio clip of J.R.R. Tolkien reading from 'The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - Chapter IV: Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit
Fire as a Symbol in Lord of the Flies
The Lord of the Flies is a story of young boys between the ages of 6 and 12 who are stranded on a deserted island with no adults. This video looks at how fire was used as a symbol in the story, Lord of the flies.