Acceleration Part I
With the examples of a bicycle and a baseball player, an important rule of physics becomes apparent. Concept: Force = mass x acceleration. Eureka was a series of short cartoons on physics that ran on public television in the 1980's. The video explains the concept in simple and well illustrated way. Good for students of any elementary school level.
The End of WW II
This slide presentation lists the last events in World War II. There is reference to the peace conferences, to the destruction of Germany and to the Atomic Bombs.
ISS Update: Weekly Recap for Sept. 28, 2012
The International Space Station Weekly Recap for Sept. 28, 2012.
Building the Great Pyramid - Part 3 of 6
This video is the third part of the reconstructed life story of Nacht, one of workers who was part of building king Kufu's great pyramid. This part of the documentary shows how men worked and there are details given as regards the number of men, weapons and time needed to complete the different tasks.
The Aztec Massacre - Part 4 of 5
This is part 4 of the historical documentary focusing on the Aztec Empire. This part depicts Aztec rituals and sacrifices. There is an account of what the archaeologists have found and of the kind of weapons that were used. (10:00)
The Fall of France - Part 5 of 12
This part of the documentary describes Germany's armies and weapons. There is a description of the German airforce and of the way they acted in the Battle of France.
The Fall of France - Documentary part 6 of 12
This part of the documentary describes the Allied countries' forces. There is a detailed description of the weapons and of the way they were used. The drawbacks of some weapons are listed and how they influenced the outcome of battle in France.
Elizabeth I - Documentary Part 4
Tomas Seymour is found guilty of treason against King Edward IV. He is sentenced to death. Elizabeth would not be accused and retired to live away from court. Religion was strongly affected by Edward IV. He would declare both Mary and Elizabeth bastards and no heir to the throne. Edward chose his cousin, Mary Jane Gray, as heir. when Edward died at the age of 11, many supported Mary 's succession to the throne. Lady Jane Gray would be beheaded. Mary became Mary I and restored Catholisism in the
Elizabeth I - Documentary Part 14
Mary Queen of Scots is about to be helped by Jesuits. One Jesuit man, Camtion, arrived in England, gave Catholic mass and published pamphlets against Protestantism. He was captured and taken prisoner. He was sentenced to death. This event together with many others angered Philip of Spain. English sailors, pirats, led by Francis Drake, were threatening Spanish ships. They provided Elizabeth with lots of gold. Elizabeth was allied to the French. Elizabeth was engaged to the Duke of Anjou. There wa
Maltese Christmas Traditions
This video tells about how Christmas traditions in Malta focus on a crib scene in each home. Midnight Mass is a highlight of the celebrations in Malta.
War of The Century - Part 4
This forth part of the documentary refers to the way in which the German treated their prisoners. There is footage and you can see also Stalin's political prisoners brutally killed. The video shows Hitler's visit to former soviet territory. He orders action. Soviet's defence tactics were primitive, poorly equipped and had no training but they would be stubborn enough so as not to surrender Kiev so easily. Leningrad was surrounded and Kiev in German's hands. There is footage of the battle and f
War of The Century - Part 16
Part 16 of the documentary shows the crimes committed by the Nazis and by the Soviets. There is reference to the concentration camps and to the destruction of several places. There are first witnesses' accounts of the brutal events. There is reference to Hitler's awareness of the real situation and of the possibilities of losing the war. There is reference to D- day in the west and a description of the Soviets attacks that took place at the same time in 1944. The German army proved unsuccessful
Why pigs wallow - explained by an Audubon naturalist
Watch a naturalist from the Massachusetts Audubon Society's Drumlin Farm explain why pigs wallow in the mud. Shots of Hazel the pig, a pig pen, and a wallow. The naturalist is Tia Pinney, a teacher, naturalist, and Adult Program Coordinator at Mass Audubons Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Filmmaker: Christian Munoz-Donoso. 1:10.
The True Story of D-Day - Parts 7 of 10
This part of the documentary shows that the parachute jumpers who got to their destination managed to take German prisoners even before the ships landed. There is reconstruction of the landing and also footage. You can see the conditions in which they fought and they weapons they used. 500 landing crafts landed on Omaha beach, which was one of the targets. There are detailed descriptions and reconstructions of the landing.
The Continental Congress
Video accompanied by text. "In response to the Patriot’s defiant outburst and the destruction of British goods during the Boston Tea Party, Parliament enacted several laws to tighten its control over the colonies. The Coercive Acts, called the Intolerable Acts by Americans, punished primarily Bostonians but affected people in all thirteen colonies.
The legislation increased Americans’ resentment toward Britain and galvanized the Patriot resistance. In September 1774, delegates from tw
Indian Resistance to Relocation
This video is accompanied by text. "Warfare was constant between whites and Indians in the late nineteenth century, as Native Americans fought to protect their land and their heritage from white encroachment. Although they had the benefit of state-of-the-art weapons (repeating rifles obtained from fur traders), they were up against formidable U.S. forces.
As the dust settled from the Civil War, soldiers from both sides of that conflict were ready to step into another fray..."
This video is accompanied by text. "Historically, relations among Western European nations had been strained. The destruction of both World Wars clearly illustrated the need for defense and security. The aftermath of these wars and the rapidly increasing Soviet threat helped bring The Western Europeans together. Several nations began discussing the idea of a mutual defense organization, and some European leaders met in a series of meetings. Ideas soon began to take shape. Representatives from Gr
Egypt's golden empire : The Last Great Pharaoh 2/9
Ramesses II had to face the invasion of the Hiitites and had to employ poorer weapons and an army of men from throughout the empire. He led the campaign himself. ( Video is well done and professionally produced.)
SALT 2 Strategic Arms Negotiations Video is about the Cold War Strategic Arms negotiations during the late 70's early 80's. Moscow and Washington were clashing over human rights. The SS20 alarmed the NATO allies, especially the West Germans with a range of 3000 miles these missiles could hit their capitals. The SALT 2 negotiations did not include the SS20 discussion. The super powers had agreed new limits on strategic arms in June 1979 comp
Video is about the Cold War Strategic Arms negotiations during the late 70's early 80's. Moscow and Washington were clashing over human rights. The SS20 alarmed the NATO allies, especially the West Germans with a range of 3000 miles these missiles could hit their capitals. The SALT 2 negotiations did not include the SS20 discussion. The super powers had agreed new limits on strategic arms in June 1979 comp
Cold War: Mutual Assured Destruction - part 1/5
1960 - 1972 Throughout the 60s, the U.S. and the Soviet Union are locked in a nuclear stand-off; each realizes that bombing the enemy could provoke retaliation and self-destruction. Nuclear strategy evolves into Mutual Assured Destruction, or MAD, in which both sides are guaranteed certain annihilation in the event of nuclear war.