Mill Times is a 56 minute PBS video by David Macaulay that uses historical animated fiction and historical places to show how significant textile mills are to the Industrial Revolution.
Mr. Polk's War is an 11 minute video by the California Department of Parks and Recreation, explaining how the United States acquired Texas, California, and other southwestern territory in the Mexican War.
TED-Ed "makes short video lessons worth sharing, aimed at educators and students. Within TED-Ed’s growing library of lessons, you will find carefully curated educational videos, many of which are collaborations between educators and animators nominated through the TED-Ed platform."
TED Talks are short videos delivered by content specialists in diverse fields that are designed to stir curiosity.
Declaration of Independence - Story & Music Video is a seven minute video by Keeton Geer that uses images and videos mixed with the Declaration of Independence Song from the album "Medley : The Declaration/A Change Is Gonna Come/People Got To Be Free" by The 5th Dimension to illustrate the meaning of the document.
Is Capitalism Moral? is a 5:22 minute video where Walter Williams explains the morality of free markets.
The 4 Ways to Spend Money by Milton Friedman (HD) is a 2:39 minute video where this economist explains these principles: 1. You spend your own money on yourself. 2. You spend your own money on someone else. 3. You spend someone else's money on yourself. 4. You spend someone else's money on someone else.
America's Socialist Origins is a 5:38 minute video by History professor Larry Schweikart of the University of Dayton that explores how the early failure of colonial communes eventually led to both freedom and prosperity.
“Going Dark” Is Disconnect between Law and Technology is a 1:53 minute speech made by FBI director James Comey on October 16, 2014. He states that "The law hasn’t kept pace with technology, a significant public safety problem we call “Going Dark.” We have the legal authority to intercept and access communications and information pursuant to court order, but we often lack the technical ability to do so."
Part 1 “Join or Die” After the 1770 Boston Massacre, Adams takes an unpopular stand by defending accused British soldiers. Adams heads to Philadelphia to join the Continental Congress—and faces an uncertain future.
Part 2 “Independence” After the 1775 Battle of Lexington and Concord, Adams argues for independence, persuading Thomas Jefferson to draft a declaration. Benjamin Franklin and Adams convince delegates, and the Continental Congress votes to declare independence on July 2, 1776.
Part 3 “Don’t Tread on Me” Adams heads first to France in 1777, demanding that France increase its naval commitment to America, and then to Holland to solicit funds for the war.
Part 4 “Reunion” Learning of the British surrender to Washington, Adams returns to France and sends for Abigail, who joins him in Paris. Adams is named Ambassador to Britain, and he and Abigail move to London. Adams returns home, realizing that he and Abigail weren’t meant “to sit in the shade of life.”
Part 5 “Unite or Die” Elected America’s first Vice President, Adams is frustrated by his exclusion from President Washington’s inner circle. Adams is elected President in 1796—by a mere three electoral votes over Jefferson.
Part 6 “UnnecessaryWar” Adams keeps the nation out of war, despite French aggression. Adams loses a bid for a second term and returns to Massachusetts.
Part 7 “Peacefield” Restless in retirement, Adams starts writing his memoirs, then endures a series of family tragedies. Adams resumes a correspondence with Jefferson that lasts the rest of his life.
MrBettsClass has numerous historical parodies of popular songs.
Ben Leddy Subscribe181 Add to Share More 762 views 11 1 Published on May 12, 2015 Songs can be great tools for teaching, from the ABCs to the fifty states. By rethinking how we use songs in the classroom, we have an opportunity to deepen students' understanding, build students' vocabulary, and engage students with varied learning needs. Visit www.benleddy.com to learn more.
Kristina Edgar has produced a number of quality videos related to the American War of Independence.
The RSA explores different paradigns about education.