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World War One Firsts
From history.com, produced by History Channel
WWI may have been the war to end all wars, but it was also the beginning of many military and civilian technologies. This animation has some excellent statistics and other facts that are not well known and can help students better understand this war. (01:18)
 
Found by freealan in World War I Overview
April 12, 2011 at 11:49 PM
 
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Introduction to World War II
From havefunwithhistory.com
This documentary provides a general overview of America's involvement in the Second World War. This introduction focuses on the perspective of the common soldier and his experiences. (6:00)
 
Found by CourtneyMorrison in Historical Overview of World War II
March 19, 2012 at 10:45 PM
 
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Disney War Cartoon - All Together
From YouTube
All Together Now is a World War II advertisement for war/treasury bonds. During these years, the Disney Animation Studios was creating educational and training films for the war and the American army.
 
Found by pampilot in World War II Life in the USA
July 12, 2009 at 02:40 PM
 
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Revolutionary War Reenactment
From TeacherTube, produced by American Institute for History Education
A video montage of Revolutionary War reenactors on the field of battle. This video shows period uniforms, clothing, flags and weaponry. (Music only; no narration) (2:53)
 
Found by Linny in American Revolution
April 14, 2009 at 01:32 PM
 
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The Korean War
From YouTube
Learn how the tiny Asian country of Korea was divided in the aftermath of World War II and how the cold war politics between the United States and the Soviet Union led to a brutal conflict. (01:59)
 
Found by Barb in Korean War (overview)
August 17, 2009 at 07:29 PM
 
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Mexican-American War - 5 of 6
From YouTube, produced by History.com
One of the most controversial conflicts in U.S. history, the Mexican-American War erupted as President James K. Polk sought to extend the borders of the nation into Mexico. (09:36)
 
Found by lukegarcia in The Mexican-American War
November 29, 2010 at 05:03 PM
 
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World War I: Cause and Effect
From YouTube, produced by American Institute for Education
It is called by many names: The Great War, The War To End All Wars, World War I. The conflict that engulfed the world between 1914 and 1918 left an indelible mark on the 20th century and shaped the world in which we live today. In this informative program, you will learn about the tumultuous events that led to World War I, the nations that were drawn into the conflict, the Russian Revolution and the rise of communism, how the submarine and airplane altered the nature of combat and how the peace treaty virtually assured a second world war. "World War I-Cause and Effect" tells the complete story of the first modern war. (01:59)
 
Found by teresahopson in Causes of World War I
August 17, 2010 at 04:43 AM
 
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The War of 1812: Making of The War
From pbs.org, produced by PBS: Public Broadcasting Service
The Making of The War of 1812 is a short video feature with interviews with director Lawrence Hott, cinematographer Stephen McCarthy and associate producer Rebecca Arndt. Filmed on location in Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario. (04:03)
 
Found by CourtneyMorrison in Overview of the War
March 15, 2012 at 06:34 PM
 
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The Escalation of the Vietnam War
From 5min, produced by Britannica
Escalation Of The Vietnam War - Two American destroyers were attacked by North-Vietnamese, although they took almost no damage, USA's retaliation escalated the war. (01:10)
 
Found by teresahopson in Vietnam War
June 9, 2011 at 07:36 PM
 
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Civil War Technological Advances
From history.com, produced by History Channel
The American Civil War saw many major advances in the technology of warfare. The creation of railroads made it quicker and easier to transport large amounts of soldiers to battle areas. The long rifle made shooting much more precise and also brought out the use of different war tactics. (2:17)
 
Found by CourtneyMorrison in Civil War and Reconstruction (1861-1875)
February 23, 2012 at 08:19 PM
 
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Mexican-American War - 2 of 6
From YouTube, produced by History.com
One of the most controversial conflicts in U.S. history, the Mexican-American War erupted as President James K. Polk sought to extend the borders of the nation into Mexico. 
 
Found by lukegarcia in The Mexican-American War
November 29, 2010 at 04:52 PM
 
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History of World War II: The Camps
From watchmojo.com, produced by WatchMojo
These were the unspeakable and ghastly tools used to force a society made up only of Hitler's "master race." Within the thousands of camps he placed those he considered sub-human, including Jews, homosexuals, gypsies, criminals, communists, prisoners of war, Jehovah’s Witnesses, intellectuals and the mentally ill. None of these millions of captives were given any form of judicial process, and were used as slave-laborers before being massacred. Join WatchMojo.com as we learn about the Nazis’ use of concentration and extermination camps during World War II. (4:18)
 
Found by CourtneyMorrison in The Holocaust
October 11, 2012 at 05:16 PM
 
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Charles I and Civil War in England
From SchoolTube
This video depicts the rise of Absolutism in England. It also describes the conflict that took place between the kings supporters and the supporters of parliament (English Civil War).
 
Found by nblyles in English Civil War
July 11, 2009 at 05:03 PM
 
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How World War I Ended
From 5min, produced by WatchMojo.com
Several key events are considered crucial in the effort to bring to a close this bloody military conflict. In this video clip, WatchMojo explores how and why the First World War ended. (02:46)
 
Found by CourtneyMorrison in End of World War I
March 22, 2012 at 05:57 PM
 
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The Revolutionary War and Its Battles
From gamequarium.org
This video depicts  the Revolutionary War with animation and song. In this video, Paul Revere, The War of Independence, The British Redcoats and George Washington are discussed. This video also discusses how France and Spain helped the colonies defeat Britain and how Cornwallis surrendered.
 
Found by ammthd in Revolutionary War Battles
November 27, 2010 at 05:12 PM
 
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Origins of World War I (1 of 2)
From YouTube
The events in Europe leading up to the outbreak of World War I. It talks about the Golden Age of European Imperialism & how imperialism was one of the causes of World War I, how the conquest for colonies led to World War I, how industrialism caused World War I, how the British Empire was very powerful & other countries wanted to lessen its power, tea's role in the time leading up to World War I, and India's importance during this time period. This video uses mostly old images and video (from the time period discussed). (8:41)
 
Found by jpalmertree in Causes of World War I
February 16, 2012 at 11:25 AM
 
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Migration Westward after Reconstruction
From hippocampus.org, produced by University of California
This video is accompanied by text. "Prior to the Civil War, most English settlers and their descendants chose to live along the Atlantic Coast. However, the Pacific Coast was also being settled, which would lead to the development of the Great Plains as the two coasts spread toward the middle of America.
Atlantic settlers referred to the Great Plains and the Pacific Coast as the “Great West.” A less-optimistic name for this region was the “Great American Desert,” so-named because of a lack of available water sources and soil that did not respond to Atlantic farming methods..." (Professionally produced material with scholarly ideas and arguments.)
 
Found by helpingnorth in Westward Expansion (Post-Civil War)
December 28, 2009 at 05:53 PM
 
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The Axis and Allied Powers in World War ll
From nextvista.org
In this video, a student identifies the Axis and Allied Powers of WWll, identifying the location of each country on a world map.  The importance of Japan's role in causing the United States to enter the war is stressed.  (01:25)
 
Found by michellehoggard in World War II Maps
January 16, 2012 at 09:25 AM
 
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African Americans in the American Civil War
From dailymotion.com
A seven minute video that shows the history of the African American soldiers in the Civil War. The Buffalo soldiers made up twenty percent of the total number of soldiers that were involved in the Union.
 
Found by freealan in General Overviews of Civil War
September 7, 2010 at 11:16 PM
 
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The Dickins Medal for Heroic Wartime Animals
From YouTube, produced by Chris Smith
This student made video shows some of the heroic animals that served in war times to save human lives. The Dickins Medal goes to such animals. This is an ideal video to show to students to motivate them to make their own videos as well as learn about the relationship between man and animals. They will probably be surprised at the number of pigeons honors and why.  NOTE: the music can be distracting and there are a few spelling errors.  (01:54)
 
Found by freealan in Pets
July 20, 2011 at 01:11 PM
 
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African-Americans in the American Civil War
From 5min, produced by KVIE Public Television
Learn about the contribution of African-Americans to the American civil war in this seven-minute video. Included are several vintage photos of the men in uniforms.
 
Found by teresahopson in General Overviews of Civil War
May 2, 2011 at 07:58 PM
 
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THE COLD WAR - PART 1: From World War to Cold War
From YouTube
This ten minute video is about the continuing struggle between Soviet communism and Western democracy and capitalism. This is Part 1 - "From World War to Cold War" 1945. The video uses original footage. Interesting comments about Russia's knowledge of the bombs dropped on Japan. The importance of Potsdam is given as the starting point of the Cold War.
 
Found by freealan in Cold War (overview)
May 8, 2011 at 12:40 PM
 
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Mexican-American War - 3 of 6
From YouTube, produced by History.com
One of the most controversial conflicts in U.S. history, the Mexican-American War erupted as President James K. Polk sought to extend the borders of the nation.
 
Found by lukegarcia in The Mexican-American War
November 29, 2010 at 04:56 PM
 
Ages: 12 - 18     License: Undetermined
 
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The Korean War - The Chinese Surprise
From edutube.org
This video discusses the invasion of South Korea and entrapment of American soldiers there at the beginning of the war.
 
Found by adrumm in Korean War (overview)
May 22, 2010 at 02:43 PM
 
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The Economy during the US Civil War
From hippocampus.org, produced by University of California
This video is accompanied by text. "The Civil War affected northern and southern economies differently. When the war began, the north, with its large factories and well-established companies, generated a great deal of the country’s business. After the first volleys of battle, the north experienced a slight depression due to the uncertainty of the war and the loss of southern business associations. However, after the initial shock passed, the northern economy flourished. The federal government moved quickly to plan for its financial future. Congress increased excise taxes on tobacco and alcohol, tariffs were created to protect manufactures from foreign competition, and an income tax was introduced for the first time in the history of the nation..."
 
Found by helpingnorth in US History, Economy-Technology
December 28, 2009 at 04:33 PM
 
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