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The Campaign of 1840: William Henry Harrison and Tyler, Too
9th - 12th
Young scholars list some issues important during the campaign of 1840. They compare and contrast the careers of Martin Van Buren and William Henry Harrison before they became president and explain why the Whigs wanted to find a candidate...
The Pilgrims: William Bradford
6 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
As a young boy, William Bradford was drawn to the Separatist idea that Christ could be with a person through prayer and worship. But soon after the Separatists arrived to Plymouth, the experiment in the New England had failed. Watch a...
An Introduction to William James’s The Principles Of Psychology
4 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Is psychology a natural science? A brief video explains William James's theory of psychology as it connects to physiology, known as the James-Lange Theory of Emotion, and his belief that the mind and body work together to create one's...
Sir William Pepperrell and His Family by John Singleton Copley
Seven great activities accompany the background information you'll find here. Learners will be introduced to the painting Sir William Pepperrell and His Family by John Singleton Copley. Great information on the painting, the artist, and...
Julius Caesar: The Power of Persuasion
10th CCSS: Adaptable
"Friend, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears..." Those words begin one of the most persuasive speeches in literature. Explore the elements of persuasion in a series of lessons related to William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. In addition...
Of Pentameter & Bear Baiting - Romeo & Juliet Part I
13 mins 9th - 12th
Thinking about using Romeo and Juliet with your honors or AP class? Consider showing this video as an introduction and overview to Shakespeare, Elizabethan theatre, and the play. The narrator's obvious scholarship, fast pace, and quirky...
Romanticism: The Artistic Expression of Liberalism
10th - Higher Ed
The epic clash of reason and emotion comes to life in this informative presentation. Detailing the period of Romanticism in 19th century Europe, these slides contain pictures of the most famous pieces of art during this period. Viewers...
The Quakers, the Dutch, and the Ladies
12 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Listen as this famed speaker argues why "the real story of history is about regular people trying to take care of their families" and "small-scale dramas," particularly in the case of colonial America. Topics covered include the shift...