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History of Latin America

Videos about the history of South America

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Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
From youtube.com, produced by UNSECO
This three minute video explains the history behind the community of Machu Picchu that stands 2,430 m above sea-level, in the middle of a tropical mountain forest.  It was probably the most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire at its height; its... [more]
October 25, 2011 at 11:00 PM
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Ages: 14 - 18
Allende and Pinochet in Chile - Khan Academy
From YouTube, produced by Sal Khan
Outline of the 1973 Allende Coup in Chile and Pinochet's Junta (this video under CC-BY-SA). (015:01)
July 15, 2012 at 01:41 PM
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Ages: 5 - 18
New World Exchanges between Indians, Europeans
From montereyinstitute.org
Indians in the colonies and the impact Europeans had on them is the theme of this video. The exchange of ideas, animals, plants is shown. Also negatives such as germs is explained. Students need to have a graph or table of these so that they can keep... [more]
September 6, 2010 at 03:03 PM
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Ages: 7 - 18
Mexican Independence. Bicentenario México 2010
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This five minute video shows the important and the causes and effects of the Mexican War for Independence.  The video shows how the Spanish king accepted a liberal government for Mexico.
December 26, 2011 at 10:42 PM
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Ages: 12 - 18
Learn About the Maya and the Inca Tribes
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The history of these two tribes that moves very rapidly. Best used if the students have a map of whre they are located and to realize the differences. Run time 06:04.
November 20, 2010 at 04:03 PM
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Ages: 14 - 18
Wonders of Latin America: Puzzling Pyramids of Mexico
From history.com, produced by History Channel
History.com explores The Temple of the Sun in Teotihuacan, the greatest city of this ancient civilization, and the site of the mysterious pyramids of Mexico. Run time 05:05.
September 19, 2010 at 11:04 PM
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Americas: Mayan, Aztec, Inca
From mefeedia.com
This is a 40 minute lecture with pop-up ads. It covers the Mayan, Aztec, and Incas in good detail with photos. A great overview for students, but it does move rapidly despite the lenght of the video. Lots of interesting facts that could result in int... [more]
March 30, 2011 at 10:35 PM
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Ages: 13 - 18
Cinco De Mayo
From history.com, produced by History Channel
This video highlights the real reasons behind the Mexican holiday, Cinco De Mayo. While many believe that the holiday of Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexico's Independence Day, this is an incorrect assumption. The holiday is actually a celebrati... [more]
February 22, 2012 at 03:39 PM
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Ages: 8 - 18
Castro and the Cuban Revolution (3:51)
From history.com, produced by History Channel
Fidel Castro's rise to power in Cuba is the subject of this video. It provides a useful background to what the country was like before and after the Revolution as well. A good overview.
January 4, 2012 at 12:31 PM
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Ages: 13 - 18
Chichen Itza
From history.com, produced by History Channel
This video clip from "Where Did It Come From?" explores the origins of the Temple of Chichen Itza, a Mayan pyramid in modern-day Mexico that features several unique features, including an echo designed to sound like a bird call. (4:35)
February 22, 2012 at 03:51 PM
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