The Allied Victory
On April 12, 1945, President Roosevelt died suddenly. Harry S. Truman, vice president for less than three months and untutored in foreign affairs, entered the White House. Truman told reporters that he felt "as if the sun, moon, and the stars" had fallen upon his shoulders, but he was determined to follow through on FDR's vision of a United Nations. Secretary of State Stettinius met in San Francisco with delegates from nearly 50 nations, and signed the U.N. charter on June 26. Unlike the League
The Aftermath of World War II
The Grand Alliance was a military success—Germany and Japan were defeated by the fall of 1945. However, despite the agreement to organize the United Nations, nothing close to a lasting ideological or political alliance was formed among the Allies during the Second World War. There were simply too many irreconcilable differences between them, exacerbated by a traditional distrust that commenced with the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917.
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The Allied Victory
On April 12, 1945, President Roosevelt died suddenly. Harry S. Truman, vice president for less than three months and untutored in foreign affairs, entered the White House. Truman told reporters that he felt "as if the sun, moon, and the stars" had fallen upon his shoulders, but he was determined to follow through on FDR's vision of a United Nations.Also discusses the reasons for the dropping of the A-bombs on Japan are given with differeing opions given.
This video shows footage of WWII and it is accompanied by music. It shows effects of the Atomic Bombs and you can also hear some of the politicians of the time giving part of their speeches.
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.
School House Rock - No More Kings
This is a classic School House Rock animated video of the story of the pilgrims arriving in America. NOTE: This is another video that had to be uploaded as the original video that was on WatchKnow was deleted from YouTube. Good sound quality. (03:00)
Red Riding Hood, Part 2
(Part 2) This part concludes the audio version of the Rabbit Ears Productions' version of the classic fairy tale, "Red Riding Hood" (one single image).
Little Red Riding Hood , Part 1 of 3
One of a series called "Simsala Grimm: The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm." An animated cartoon version of the classic tale about the little girl who saves her grandmother from the wolf. This Disney-like quality video can be enjoyed by all ages. Part 1 of 3 (9:50)
The Goose Girl (Part 2)
Part 2 of 2 concludes the classic tale from the Brothers Grimm called
The Goose Girl. This story is read by American male Grant R. Barrett. We see and hear only the reader, sitting and reading aloud. He invites the viewer to visit his website to hear more vintage stories and songs. (7:32)
The Wolf and The Seven Little Kids (Stop Motion Video)
Professional Stop Motion Video- Old stop motion featuring one of the brothers Grimm's classic fairy tales, The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids. The wolf tries to get into the house of the seven kids (goats) but they hear the gruff voice. He again tries to trick them by changing his voice but they see his black claws. As usual, the wolf keeps trying and trying. Scratchy music. (10:00)
Wolf and the Seven Little Kids, Part 1 of 2
In this animated cartoon film the mother goat leaves the house while her children remains inside the house. A wolf is hungry and spies on the house and its plump occupants. After the mother has disappeared, the wolf tries to enter frequent times. He tries once by swallowing chalk. He covers his paws with white paint so his feet look like those of goats. He then tricks the kids that he is their mother. When the door opens, he eats all but one last kid. The mother comes home and discovers her
RSA Animate - Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us
This ten minute video reviews what really motivates people and what does not help. The results are of note to teachers and others at it shows that higher grades may not be motivating when creative thinking is being encouraged. Mastery is motivated by tangible things in some instance
Circles and Pi
Investigate the circumference and area of a circle. Examine what
underlies the formulas for these measures, and learn how the features of the irrational number pi (π) affect both of these measures.
The Chinese Inventions and Its Impact on Western Culture
This video is an introduction that lasts 5 minutes, but the whole video is (58:43). It shows the development of China and its people both in terms of geography, the culture, and history as a background to its inventions. Students would benefit from having a map of the country to help show where certain events occur. A good overview video for studying China.
The First Emperor: The Man Who Made China (Part 5 of 9)
This video is a documentary which tells the story of Qin Shi Huang, who ascended to the throne at age 13. Under his reign the first version of the Great Wall was constructed. For high school students. CAUTION: There are battle scenes--which may be too graphic for some viewers.
The Confirmation Process (Supreme Court Justices)
This excellent video is accompanied by text and is suitable for high school students. "After the president, with the help of his advisors, has selected a suitable candidate for the Supreme Court, the Senate has the opportunity to conduct a confirmation hearing. The nominee is present for this hearing and will be called upon to provide information about his or her background and qualifications. Senatorial confirmation ensures that a president will not be able to pack the court with his friends an
Suitable for high school students with text on the side. "Nearly all of the federal government's work was accomplished through Cabinet departments until the 1880s when Congress began establishing agencies that were positioned outside the Cabinet departments. Among these agencies are the independent regulatory commissions that were created to protect public interest by developing and enforcing rules." (Video is of high quality with slides and narration.)
Electing a U.S. President - in Plain English
This video is a simple guide to understanding the U.S. election process, particularly the Electoral College. The video uses illustrations and simple descriptions to help you understand how a U.S. president is elected. (03:43)
The Electoral College Facts of LIfe
With the US Presidential election just days away, a father and son sit down for a heart-to-heart talk about the Electoral College Facts of Life. (Amateur video with a nifty song that tells the story.)
Maccabees, Part 6
This is an animated biography of the Macabees from the Discovery Channel Education series. This series is aimed at older elementary school children.