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
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)
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)
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)
The Velveteen Rabbit
Animated Storybook- "When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but really loves you, then you become Real." Margery Williams' enchanting story about a toy rabbit will live forever in the annals of children's literature, coming alive through this unforgettable rendition. Told by Meryl Streep, Music by George Winston, Illustrated by David Jorgensen Awards: 1986 Grammy Award Nomination - Best Recording for Children Action For Children's Television (ACT) Award American Fil
This video is accompanied by text. "Throughout much of World War II, the U.S. and the USSR were reluctant allies. Germany posed a significant threat to both countries and necessity dictated that they cooperate militarily. Germany had launched a brutal invasion into the Soviet Union that eventually caused the deaths of 20 million Soviets. The USSR begged the western Allies to attack the German army on its western front. The U.S. and England were under-resourced and unwilling to launch a costly at
Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan
This video is accompanied by text. "As the perceived threat from the Soviet Union continued to grow, the West became desperate to stop the spread of communism. After WWII, the communist community grew quickly in many parts of war-ravaged Europe. England was desperately trying to stop the spread of European communism in key countries, one of which was Greece. A fear shared by the U.S. and Britain was that if Greece became communist, so would Turkey, and the Soviets would control the eastern Medit
This video is accompanied by text. "Twenty years after World War I, Germany was able to rebuild its economic and military might and target its weaker neighbors. Following World War II, America and its Western European allies were determined to prevent Germany from regaining its power. With the blessing of their allies, Britain, France, and America controlled their West German sectors in a way intended to keep Germany impoverished, economically weak, and unable to pose a threat. By March 1948, th
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
History of Animation, Part 2
Part two of this series about the history of animated film starts with the animated film, Felix the Cat.
History of Animation, Part 3
Part three of this series starts with the history of animation at Disney Studios. This is a student-created project that about the history of animation. Suitable for middle school and high school students.
Soup - Funny Animation
After watching a soup commercial, portraying the perfect family life, Silvy sets out to duplicate the 'perfect' family life. There are no words spoken; there is just music. (05:00)