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Teaching and Learning with Online Educational Videos: A Subject List of Web Resources for Educators (August 2013): Archaeology, Natural History & Anthropology

By Susan Ariew

Archaeology, Natural History & Anthropology

American Indian Film Gallery

This gallery of vintage motion pictures, compiled and digitized by historian J. Fred MacDonald, offers rich perspectives on the American Indian experience.  The discipline of Native American studies has been without an accessible film record for a long time; the University of Arizona is now bringing these archival films to global attention, providing an opportunity for reconsidering the Native American peoples and their cultures, societies, and histories.  Films are organized by tribes and their locations.

The Archaeology Channel

Sponsored by the Archaeological Legacy Institute (ALI), a nonprofit research and education corporation, the video collection includes short documentaries about peoples and sites across the globe.  The video guide includes a complete list of titles, summaries about the videos, a world map displaying the locations featured by the video, video news, and interviews.

Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
(YouTube One Channel)

Videos produced by the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture at the University of Washington in Seattle feature sixty-six documentary clips about the history of vegetation, fossils, and other natural phenomena, along with how-to videos about caring for cultural objects, finding fossils, and ongoing Burke Museum research.

Penn Museum
(YouTube One Channel)

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology offers videos about archaeology, Africa, Mayan culture, and stories of cultures and discoveries worldwide, past and present.