The Treaty of Versailles
Nearly one year after President Woodrow Wilson addressed Congress and laid out his Fourteen Points, fighting in Europe had reached its end. In the last weeks of the war, Wilson used the promise of his Fourteen Points to persuade the German people to overthrow Kaiser Wilhelm II and establish an armistice. Under the armistice, Germany had to withdraw behind the Rhine River and surrender its submarines and munitions.
To establish the conditions of surrender for the defeated Central Powers, me
The Unit Circle Definition of Trigonometric Function
Using the unit circle to extend the SOH CAH TOA definition of the basic trigonometric functions. 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.
Affirmative Action and Forced Busing
As blacks benefited from new voting rights and school desegregation, the workplace remained a hostile environment for some. Many businesses openly flaunted hiring policies that excluded blacks or confined them to menial jobs. (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)
Sociology - What is Socialization?
Learn about socialization and some of the aspect and concepts of socialization in this short video. English subtitles on the left side help to underscore points. (01:24)
The Economy during the US Civil War
This video is accompanied by text. "The Civil War affected northern and southern economies differently. When the war began, the north, with its large factories and well-established companies, generated a great deal of the country’s business. After the first volleys of battle, the north experienced a slight depression due to the uncertainty of the war and the loss of southern business associations. However, after the initial shock passed, the northern economy flourished. The federal government
Farming becomes a Business
This video is accompanied by text. "Agriculture in the Mississippi Valley region underwent major changes after the Civil War. Farmers began thinking of farming as a business with a cash crop of wheat, corn, or cotton instead of a self-sufficient way of life. A farm began to be viewed as an outdoor factory and growing crops as production. Farmers made use of credit and considered such factors as transportation and marketing, just like other businesses. Farming also became increasingly mechanized,
The Founding Fathers Unite
Who wrote which parts of the anonymous Federalist Papers? Madison and Jefferson disagree. This is for older students, but it is excellent for getting students to understand the difficulty in attributing some work to some Founding Fathers.
Thomas Paine's "Common Sense"
As late as January 1776, months before American independence was declared, many colonists still pledged their loyalty to the Crown. These loyalists comprised a large segment of the population, including important leaders. They considered the colonies an extension of Great Britain and generally discarded the idea of becoming a self-governing country
Bill of Rights Rap
Bill of Rights Rap (Amateur video with slides and the rap in the background.)
Ah Bon Greet, Name, Roll Warm Up, and Bâtons
Watch Madame Thomas work with her students on a warm-up exercise with greetings and roll call. (0:43)
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..."
The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends: Beatrix Potter - Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny, Part 3 of 4
Continues the animated story of The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny. Charming for all ages of animal lovers and Potter fans. Part 3 of 4. (6:13)
The World Of Peter Rabbit And Friends: Beatrix Potter - Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny, Part 4 of 4
Concludes the animated story of The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny. Charming for all ages of animal lovers and Beatrix Potter fans. Part 4 of 4. (3:40)
Beatrix Potter-Benjamin Bunny
This is a cute version of Beatrix Potter's Benjamin Bunny. The story is read aloud and also shown on screen. Each word is highlighted as it is said. Students will enjoy this video and it is a useful resource to help bring literary characters to life in the classroom.
The World of Peter Rabbit And Friends: Beatrix Potter - The Tale of Two Bad Mice
This installment of the televised film series begins with a portrayal of Beatrix Potter (by an actress) at home, writing a story in a letter to a child, and moves into the animated story, The Tale of Two Bad Mice. (7:19)
The Tale Of Mr. Jeremy Fisher by Beatrix Potter
This video is a 'read-aloud' of the book, The Tale of Jeremy Fisher, which was first published in 1906. Beatrix Potter's illustrations are shown while a male narrator with an English accent reads the story. The words are not shown on the screen. A bit of musical accompaniment. Jeremy Fisher is a frog. (5:57)
The Tale of Ginger and Pickles by Beatrix Potter
Read by Tim Bulkeley, this would be a good visual companion to the book. Narration with sketches and Potter's illustrations; music.
The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck by Beatrix Potter
This video is a 'read-aloud' of Potter's book The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck, first published in 1908. Jemima is fooled by a wolf. The story, from Project Gutenberg public domain e-text c. 2007, is narrated and the pages are filmed by Tim Bulkeley. (7:55)
From the first motion picture adaptation of Mary Shelley's book, Frankenstein (1910, A Thomas A. Edison Trade Mark). Silent full length movie in black-and-white/sepia with piano background. (12:41 min.) "Frankenstein leaves for college." "Two years later Frankenstein has discovered the meaning of life." "Instead of a perfect human being the evil in Frankenstein's mind creates a monster." "On the bridal night Frankenstein's better nature a
A Summary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
This video is a quick and easy synopsis, analysis, and discussion of major characters and themes in the novel Frankenstein. The video uses detailed cartoon animation along with a male narrator. More information can be found at http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/frankenstein (08:56)