Powers of Persuasion -- Poster Art of World War II
This site provides a standards-based lesson on how the use of posters during WWII helped win over the hearts and minds of the American people.
Numerous, Various, Revealing, Ubiquitous, and Teachable Documents
Featured here are three photographs, three posters, and three textual documents from the National Archives that relate to several of the 100 Our Documents. They are teachable documents that inspire creative methods for introducing students to the milestones and reinforcing their significance.
Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO): Explore
Teachers can access activities and lesson plans, introductory material, a glossary, and frequently asked questions about the sun. Materials include images, videos, CDs, and posters. An extensive selection of links to other sun-related materials is also provided.
Prairie Provinces of Canada 1943
Educational film about the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and the northwest territories of Keewatin, Mackensie and Franklin in 1943. Footage from this subject is available for licensing from www.globalimageworks.com
Introduction to the computer and Microsoft Windows, for teaching purposes. The computer is fairly old, but the video is still valid and this is a basic one good for novices.
Conserving Energy by Using More Natural Light into Your Home
Learn how to conserve energy by letting more natural light into your
new home. Blending natural light fixtures into house lighting design
helps boost mental, increases positive thought and physical health,
saves on energy costs and is the new eco-friendly way to go.
The sun makes colors seem more intense, less muted, and the light
creeps into corners and makes a room feel larger, airier and more fresh.
With increased energy costs and concerns about the glo
Harry Truman-Inaugural Address
Harry Truman had been America's vice president for just a few months when FDR died, unexpectedly, on the 12th of April, 1945. A man Americans barely knew was now in charge of ending the war and leading the country. When Truman sought the presidency, in his own right, he was not at all sure he could win. When he did, he gave this inaugural address on the 20th of January, 1949. It was the biggest upset in history to this date.(17:54)
Military and Economic Mobilization
In response to growing threats from the Axis Powers during the late 1930s, the United States Congress passed a series of Neutrality Acts and embarked on a more aggressive military preparedness program. In 1938, Congress announced that it sought "a Navy second to none," and doubled the tonnage of combat vessels two years later. The nine battleships and eleven Essex class aircraft carriers that were part of that build-up, however, were not commissioned until 1943. By the summer of 1941, the milita
"War of The Century" 20 of 20
This documentary is a comprehensive exploration of World War II and is told through commentary, narration, and vintage film footage. This segment focuses on the Soviet revenge. (7:08)
Autobiography of a Jeep
This nine minute video explains the origins of the classic army Jeep are told by the Jeep itself. Its compact, light weight design and ability to travel over rough terrain made it the perfect military vehicle. The video was made in 1943 and explains why a four wheel vehicle was needed.
This video segment provides a comprehensive overview of the Reagan
Presidency. It discusses Reagan's policies regarding federal government,
the budget, tax cuts, military spending, and nuclear competition with
the Soviet Union.
The Other Side of Web 2.0: People's Online Reputation and Identity
The Other Side of Web 2.0: People's Online Reputation and Identity
In 1945, Communist leader Ho Chi Minh proclaimed a Democratic Republic of Vietnam and named Hanoi its capital. During World War II, Ho secretly received American assistance against the Japanese, but the financial aid stopped when the war ended because Truman refused to continue offering support to a known Communist. In 1946, the French government recognized Ho's Viet Minh government as a "free state" within the northern portion of the French-controlled region. By the end of the year, however, Ho
Start of US Intervention in The Vietnam War
This video is accompanied by text. "In 1945, Communist leader Ho Chi Minh proclaimed a Democratic Republic of Vietnam and named Hanoi its capital. During World War II, Ho secretly received American assistance against the Japanese, but the financial aid stopped when the war ended because Truman refused to continue offering support to a known Communist. In 1946, the French government recognized Ho's Viet Minh government as a "free state" within the northern portion of the French-controlled region.
1945 Iwo Jima Aerial Raw Footage in Color
Iwo Jima. Unedited USMC Kodachrome raw footage from 1945. Aerial images of the attack on Iwo Jima. Soundtrack added (Demo Only) in 2008 by ROMANO-ARCHIVES, performed by Tangerine Dream. This is a clip from the ROMANO-ARCHIVES' new website-"Unknown World War 2 in Color"-"WW2 Japan & Pacific" section.
Battle of Iwo Jima
(Newsreel footage) February March 1945 Battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Japan during World War II, when the iconic photograph Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima was taken. The U.S. occupied Iwo Jima until 1968, when it was returned to Japan. Today Iwo Jima has no permanent civilian population, but has an air base operated by the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and occasionally used for day and night landing practice by the U.S. Navy's Carrier Air Wing Five based at Naval Air Facility
Battle For Stalingrad
A brief history of the Soviet/German battle for the city of Stalingrad. This video shows footage of the final stage of Operation Barbarosa. The German commander of the Sixth Army, General von Paulus, assisted by the Fourth Panzer Army, began it's attack of a small Russian city on the banks of the Volga River. (3:14)
Warsaw Pact Countries
List of Warsaw pact countries slideshow, please comment and rate. Warsaw Pact was a military allience established on May 14th, 1955 by Soviet Union in Response to US establishing NATO ON 4th April 1949. Warsaw Pact then collapsed along with Soviet Union in 1991.
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 Great Britain, France, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Belgium eventually met in Brussels, Belgium and signed a mutual defense pact in 1948. This was an historic agreement as it was the first large-sca
World War II: North African Campaign - part 5/5
1940 - 1943 The desert war, starting with Italy's unsuccessful invasion of Egypt and the successive attacks and counter-attacks between Germany and Commonwealth forces, and the Afrika Korps's eventual defeat at El Alamein. Interviewees include General Richard O'Connor, Major General Francis de Guingand and Lawrence Durrell.