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Video History Today is the home of contemporary video clips of historical places for teachers and students.  We have visited many of the key locations linked to the major events of recent history and recorded hundreds of short, fully adaptable video clips of the major features.  Video, photographs and other information from each location have then been brought together in one easy-to-use file and packaged around the broader themes.  

Each package provides students and teachers with the basic ingredients to produce video essays and mini-documentaries.  These modern clips can be combined with archive clips (British Pathe perhaps), video from school visits to sites, video recorded in the school ‘studio’ or grounds and even historic photographs/music etc to produce a permanent video documentary/video essay.

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This is Video History Today

Launched in 2007, Video History Today was the first web site dedicated to providing educators & students with modern, adaptable video clips recorded at places of historical interest.

Video images recorded on the actual sites of major historical events have been brought together to act as the building blocks for the creation of educational video essays and mini-documentaries BY students FOR students.

Video History Today has developed various Video Collections, designed to be used by both teachers and students, to help schools in the study of the events in American & World History.  Each collection is provided via INSTANT DOWNLOAD compatible with all Windows computers (Windows XP onwards).  

Video Clips by Instant Download (from $4.95).  

A small number of files are available for FREE   Take a look...

Why write an essay when you can see an essay

The Holocaust

Normandy 1944

American Civil War

The

Great War

Auschwitz

Birkenau

Bergen Belsen

Dachau

Plaszow

Sachsenhausen

Paris

Krakow

Berlin

Omaha Beach

Pegasus Bridge

Arromanches

Utah Beach

Normandy American Cemetery

Pointe du Hoc

Brecourt Manor

Graignes

Gold Beach

Gettysburg

Antietam

Chancellorsville

Petersburg

Manassas

Richmond

Fredericksburg

New Market

Appomattox Court House

Ieper

The Somme

Menin Gate

Compiegne

Vimy Ridge

Tyne Cot Cemetery

Bayernwald

Langemark Cemetery

Lochnagar Crater

Mametz Wood

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The principal idea behind each package is to give students and teachers access to video reusable footage from a wide variety of locations relating to the subject concerned. Depending on the location, each file contains video clips, photographs, maps and Google Earth Placemarks.  All these tools can help in planning school field trips by showing popular and less well known locations, placing them on the globe via Google Earth and perhaps providing additional historical information.


At a minimum, students, can see moving images of the the places where the history they are studying really happened, further reinforcing the subject matter being studied.  In addition, they will see places they realistically may never get to visit themselves or perhaps inspire them to go to in the not too distant future.

The Holocaust

American Civil War

D-Day

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Normandy

The Somme

Ieper Salient

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Some Locations in the Downloads


The

Holocaust




United States of America






Ieper Salient & The Somme


D-Day

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Normandy

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I’m a School Teacher: Where could I use the video clips?


Teachers can create short educational videos showing real locations to create discussion and raise awareness.

History


Students can make their own video essays and mini documentaries drawing together Video History Today video clips and archive video with their own commentary and music.


Students will have a permanent revision tool: they can see moving images of the places where the history they are studying really happened & see places they may never realistically see themselves.

Information Technology

Learn how to edit, create and manipulate interesting video clips using video editing software.

Media Studies

The power of video editing: create different interpretations of an historical event. Discuss the power of manipulating images.

Foreign Languages

Students can develop language skills by creating videos with their own foreign language commentary.