Sunday, August 26, 2012

SOTW 3, Chapter 1 - A World of Empires

Hang with this one.  It might be a little obscure at first, I think it does a nice job of tying together both sections of Chapter 1.  The Crash Course History videos are best suited for middle school and older.

The Spanish Empire, Silver and Runaway Inflation
Crash Course History

The History of the Spanish Empire
from watchmojo

Web links to explore

Monday, August 13, 2012

SOTW 1, Chapter 19 - The Early Greeks

Mycenaeans: the Civilization of Heroes
It's longer than most of my video clips, but there is some beautiful footage.  It's probably best suited for middle school and older.

Mycenaeans the Civilization of Heroes from Archaeo Person on Vimeo.

Bonus Web Link 
Click here to view Mycenaean works of art

SOTW 1, Chapter 18 - Life in Early Crete

Ancient Minoan Civilization
Parody of Radiohead's "Creep" by historyteachers
This parody is pretty strange (please preview!), but I still think that the historyteachers are AMAZING!  Check out their TED Talk if you get a chance -

Internet Links - just for fun!

SOTW 1, Chapter 17 - Babylon Takes Over Again

Gift for a Queen - The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
from the UnMuseum

SOTW 1, Chapter 16 - The Return of Assyria

Art of Ancient Assyria and Babylon
There's no voice-over with this video, but it does a great job highlighting images of sculptures and art from ancient Assyria and Babylon

SOTW 1, Chapter 15 - The Phoenicians

Phoenician Trading
Secrets of Archaeology:  Sailing with the Phoenicians

SOTW 1, Chapter 14 - The Israelites Leave Egypt

The Ten Plagues of Egypt
The ten plagues related to the gods of Egypt

The Exodus Song
from Jelly Telly

SOTW 1, Chapter 13 - The New Kingdom of Egypt

The Queen Pharaoh, from the A&E series Ancient Mysteries

King Tut and His Treasures

King Tut
Parody of Smash Mouth's "Walking on the Sun" by historyteachers

King Tut
Steve Martin Live - I might be dating myself, but I still find this hysterical!

Web link to explore
Meet the gods of ancient Egypt

SOTW 1, Chapter 12 - The Middle Kingdom of Egypt

No videos for this chapter, but here are some fun internet links to explore

SOTW 1, Chapter 11 - Ancient Africa

Anansi and the Pot of Beans
Classic African folktale retold in animation

Anansi and the Turtle
Another animated Anansi tale - this one is from the BBC

SOTW 1, Chapter 10 - The Far East: Ancient China

Nature Songs - How Silk is Made
There is only audio with this one, but it's a fun song from a set of educational records produced in the late 50's/early 60's.

The Story of Silk
from National Geographic
I can't embed this one, but click here to go to the National Geographic website to watch this three minute video.

SOTW 1, Chapter 9 - The First Cities in India

Indus Valley Civilization:  Crash Course History
He talks fast and he approaches history from a humanistic philosophy, but there is still good stuff here, and it's presented in a concise, amusing way.  Students younger than middle school may not catch much, though.

Mohenjo Daro
This video is better for younger students, but older ones will also have plenty to take away.

SOTW 1, Chapter 8 - The Assyrians

The Epic of Gilgamesh

SOTW 1, Chapter 7 - Hammurabi and the Babylonians

Turning Points in History - Hammurabi's Code of Laws

SOTW 1, Chapter 6 - The Jewish People

Joseph's Tomb and Palace Found?
Interesting discoveries and possibilities

SOTW 1, Chapter 5 - The First Sumerian Dictator

The Legend of Sargon

SOTW 2, Chapter 16 - England After the Conquest

I was able to find the PBS DVD, Castle, at our public library. I've posted the YouTube links for your convenience.

David Macauly's Castle - Part 1/4

David Macauly's Castle - Part 2/4

David Macauly's Castle - Part 3/4

David Macauly's Castle - Part 4/4

SOTW 1, Chapter 4 - The Old Kingdom of Egypt

Old Kingdom Egypt

Great Pyramid Mystery Solved?
Interesting theory from National Geographic - video follows a short advertisement

historyteachers parody of "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" by Green Day

Horrible Histories - The Mummy Song
Funny stuff from the BBC

SOTW 1, Chapter 3 - The First Writing

Written Word - Birth of Writing
from Landmark Media Inc.

SOTW 1, Chapter 2 - Egyptians Lived on the Nile River

The First Pharoah

History of Egypt, Part I

SOTW 1, Chapter 1 - The Earliest People

Mesopotamia:  From Nomads to Farmers
from Discovery Education

Ancient Mesopotamia
from Phoenix Film and Video

Civilization ("Harajuku Girls" by Gwen Stefani)
A parody by historyteachers - not specifically Chapter 1, but a fun overview to early civilizations