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History of Writing

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History of English in 10 Minutes
From YouTube, produced by The Open University
Clever, animated, entertaining history of the English language using graphics, sarcasm, and wit ... and a white board.  PLEASE NOTE:  In chapter 5, the narrator uses three "body part" words that might be considered inappropriate for some audiences, e... [more]
February 14, 2013 at 03:35 AM
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Ages: 9 - 18
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Who Invented the Alphabet?
From eHow
The alphabet was developed over many years into several languages, some containing a handful of characters and others including thousands. (01:11)
February 18, 2011 at 06:25 PM
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Ages: 12 - 18
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A History of English Writing
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A brief lesson in the history of writing which lead to the development of written English. This video covers historic contributions of writing systems including Cuneiform, Hieroglyphics, Ugaritic, Phoenician, Greek, Latin, Old English, Middle English... [more]
June 12, 2011 at 08:20 PM
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Ages: 11 - 18
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Brief History of Written Language
From YouTube
A brief, three-minute look at the history of written languages.
June 11, 2011 at 09:59 PM
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Ages: 12 - 18
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Who Invented the Alphabet?
From YouTube, produced by Diane Winans
The alphabet was developed over many years into several languages, some containing a handful of characters and others including thousands. Bio: Diane Winans is a teacher of history, English and other core subjects with more than 40 years of experienc... [more]
June 12, 2011 at 08:25 PM
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Ages: 12 - 18
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Making History - First Forms of Writing
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With an increase in trade comes the need for keeping track of quantities. A symbolic writing system is developed to send messages over long distances. (01:25)
June 12, 2011 at 08:18 PM
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Ages: 7 - 18
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Gutenberg Press I
From classroomclips.org, produced by A Moment in Time
This four minute video tells the history of this European printer and how the demand for books resulted in the use of moveable type, an invention that would change the face of the modern world. Teachers may want to use an art block printing lesson wi... [more]
March 31, 2012 at 11:10 AM
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Ages: 15 - 18
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Samuel Johnson: 'The Dictionary Man' Honored by Google
From YouTube, produced by BBC
This is a BBC documentary about Samuel Johnson. This is suitable for older students. (59:11)
September 18, 2017 at 08:06 AM
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Ages: 16 - 18
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Who was Samuel Johnson?
From YouTube, produced by English with Misterduncan
Who was Samuel Johnson? In this lesson we take a look at the life the man who compiled the first ever definitive version of the English Dictionary. (29:15)
September 18, 2017 at 08:09 AM
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