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Series: History


A History of the Civil Rights Movement

A History of the Civil Rights Movement

"Separate but Equal" facilities and Jim Crow laws provide the realistic backdrop for this insightful and moving visual history of the Civil Rights Movement. The most dramatic moments in the fight for equality are presented, from the historic case...Show More
A History of the Middle Ages

A History of the Middle Ages

The Middle Ages is commonly referred to as the period between the fall of the Roman Empire in Western Europe and the Renaissance, and in this programme, students will delve into a comprehensive overview of the people, places and events that...Show More
A History of the Renaissance

A History of the Renaissance

What was the Renaissance? How did it begin and why? This program answers these questions and more as it investigates the driving forces behind this brilliant period of artistic and scientific achievement. Discover how humanists like Petrarch...Show More
A Witness to History

A Witness to History

A message of tolerance and respect from a Holocaust Survivor. From his personal experience of prejudice, persecution and loss under Nazi occupation, Walter Absil offers an inspiring, powerful message to today's youth: tolerance and respect for...Show More
Albert Speer

Albert Speer

WARNING: This programme contains disturbing images, including images of dead bodies, and the Holocaust. Teacher discretion is advised. At the Nuremberg Trials, Albert Speer was convicted of 'war crimes' and 'crimes against humanity' and...Show More
Amelia Earhart: Flexibility

Amelia Earhart: Flexibility

In this short animation, students learn how American aviation pioneer Amelia Earthart showed flexibility to overcome multiple challenges and obstacles in her determination to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. When children learn about...Show More
An Uncivil Century

An Uncivil Century

19th-century America was characterised by societal divisions: North and South, men and women, Republic and Democrat, Black and White. This video covers key events in American 19th-century history, including the Louisiana Slave Revolt, the...Show More
Ancient Roman Military across Time

Ancient Roman Military across Time

Well-structured mobile fighting forces, along with widespread social reform, ensured Rome's domination as a centre of political and military might. This clip explores the post-Second Punic War period, changes instigated by Gaius Marius, Julius...Show More
Aztec Beliefs and Values

Aztec Beliefs and Values

The Aztecs were part of a rich and complex religious tradition that had existed in Mesoamerica for thousands of years. This video describes Aztec beliefs and values, discussing gods, temples and human sacrifice, the importance of the warrior for...Show More
Background to China's Communist Revolution

Background to China's Communist Revolution

This programme traces the rise of nationalism in China under the Kuomintang leadership of Sun Yat-Sen and Chiang Kai-Shek, and the emergence of the Communist Chinese Party under Mao Zedong. The causes of China's political stability are explored...Show More
Battles of the First War of Independence

Battles of the First War of Independence

After Scotland signed a treaty with France, England’s Edward I launched an invasion of Scotland in retaliation, thus beginning the Anglo-Scottish wars of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. What ensued was a series of battles and...Show More
Castles

Castles

After 1066, William the Conqueror, and subsequent Norman Kings, built thousands of castles to ensure their control. Learn about the castles’ Motte and Bailey design, as Wilburg and Norman explain key features such as moats, keeps and murder...Show More
Castro and the Cuban Revolution

Castro and the Cuban Revolution

Warning: Contains archival footage of deceased persons. Shortly after Cuban guerrilla leader Fidel Castro helped oust unpopular military dictator Fulgencio Batista, he began remaking the country into a communist society. Castro and the Cuban...Show More
Causes of the Industrial Revolution

Causes of the Industrial Revolution

From 1700 until the beginning of the First World War in 1914, a period of great social, political and economic upheaval unfolded across the globe. There are many contributing factors that made the Industrial Revolution possible. In this programme...Show More
Causes of the Revolution (1765-1774)

Causes of the Revolution (1765-1774)

American Revolution for Students traces the struggle for power and control between the colonies and Great Britain. From the colonists' rejection of mercantilist laws to the "shot heard round the world" and the eventual establishment of the...Show More
Causes of World War I

Causes of World War I

The First World War was fought on a scale never seen before. This video investigates the many and complex causes of this global conflict. Pupils will learn about the system of alliances that contributed to the powder keg that was Europe in 1914,...Show More
Circus Maximus: Chariot Racing

Circus Maximus: Chariot Racing

Built to seat over 250,000 spectators, Circus Maximus was referred to by one Greek historian as "one of the most beautiful and admirable structures in Rome." The chariot racing that took place there was the epitome of Roman entertainment but, as...Show More
Cities of Vesuvius: Pompeii and Herculaneum

Cities of Vesuvius: Pompeii and Herculaneum

Mount Vesuvius erupted almost 2000 years ago. The inhabitants of nearby Pompeii and Herculaneum suffered horrific deaths, before being buried under tonnes of volcanic rock and mud. For centuries their story was forgotten. Gradually over the last...Show More
Cold War in Europe and Asia

Cold War in Europe and Asia

This program traces the development and collapse of successive alliances and conflicts in Europe and Asia that culminate in the struggle against the much feared spread of Communism. Excellent summaries of post-World War II events between...Show More
Conflict and Peace in the 20th Century

Conflict and Peace in the 20th Century

Throughout the 20th century, countries have engaged in peaceful interactions and conflicts that have had global impact. This programme explores key global conflicts since the end of World War I, including World War II, the Cold War, other regions...Show More
Conflict in the Modern World: Origins of World War 1 and 2

Conflict in the Modern World: Origins of World War 1 and 2

This programme shows key moments from 20th century history brought to life with original footage and clear, accessible commentary. It is divided into three sections: the Origins of World War I, Versailles and the League of Nations, and The Rise...Show More
Creating a New Nation (1783-1791)

Creating a New Nation (1783-1791)

American Revolution for Students traces the struggle for power and control between the colonies and Great Britain. From the colonists' rejection of mercantilist laws to the "shot heard round the world" and the eventual establishment of the...Show More
Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment

During the Medieval period, trial by ordeal was not uncommon. The accused was tied up and tossed in the water – if they floated they were guilty but if they drowned they were innocent. Justice was not exactly being served! However, it wasn’t...Show More
Crime and Punishment in Early Modern England

Crime and Punishment in Early Modern England

Rates of reported crime in Britain increased during the 1500s and early 1600s, as the gap between the wealthy few and the poor masses grew. This clip looks at the rise of petty and more serious crime in this 200-year period; parish constables,...Show More
Crime and Punishment in Industrial Britain

Crime and Punishment in Industrial Britain

Britain experienced unprecedented social and economic change during this period. This clip explores the rise in crimes such as smuggling and highway robbery as cities grew and trade flourished, the liberal use of the death penalty, and how...Show More