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Environmentally Sustainable Construction
Environmentally Sustainable Construction is a philosophy for designing and constructing homes and communities. By incorporating these principles, architects, designers, builders and tradesmen can create a living environment that is truly sustainable. Each chapter in the DVD is devoted to separate…
Leon Trotsky
Leon Trotsky is considered one of the most controversial revolutionary figures of his time. Was he a practical revolutionary or a naive idealist? On the practical side, he was the mastermind behind the Bolshevik seizure of power in 1917, and…
Rome Part One: From Village To Late Republic 753BC To 121BC
Rome began as a small settlement on the banks of the Tiber River. From the time of Romulus, it grew into a strong kingdom and, eventually, into a powerful republic conquering the Italian peninsula. Later, Rome laid claim to most…
Renaissance Italy
The Renaissance was a time of significant accomplishments in architecture, art, music, science and exploration. It began in the Italian city-states, with Florence generally described as the cradle of the Renaissance. Venice was a trading superpower with a large empire.…
The Cold War Part Two 1962 - 1991
For 13 days during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, the world faced the threat of nuclear holocaust. The following year the Sino-Soviet Split reached its lowest ebb, and the Vietnam War escalated after the Gulf of Tonkin Incident. Political…
Rome Part Two: Late Republic To The Fall Of The Roman Empire - 121BC To 476AD
From 121BC onwards, powerful leaders dominated the political fortunes of Rome. Marius - the military reformer, Sulla - the dictator, Cicero - the lawyer, orator and consul, and Julius Caesar who appointed himself dictator in 45BC. When the Roman fleet…
Albert Speer
Albert Speer, a young German architect, attended a meeting in Berlin addressed by Adolf Hitler, and was captivated by the magic of his oratory. He joined the Nazi Party three months later in early 1933. Speer's brilliance and opportunism led…
Egypt Old Kingdom
The Old Kingdom was the first of the three great Pharaonic eras of Ancient Egypt. The pharaoh was all-powerful, with supreme control over Egypt's politics, religion and military. The River Nile, with its annual inundation, was the life-blood of Egypt.…
Investigating The Past: Pompeii & Herculaneum
Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD and the cities of Pompeii & Herculaneum were completely buried. For 1600 years, their secrets were lost in time. When a peasant in the early 1700s discovered marble blocks while deepening his well, he…
Empire Of The Incas
For nearly 100 years, the Incas ruled the largest empire in South American history. The Incas had a society based on community and co-operation, with power controlled firmly by the Sapa Inca and the royal family. They were brilliant engineers,…
War In Indochina
From the 1890s, France controlled Indochina. After World War II, Ho Chi Minh ruled in the north, while France held power in the south. The First Indochina War ended with the defeat of French forces at Dien Bien Phu in…
The Cold War Part One 1945-1961
The division of Europe following World War II, and the ideological differences between capitalism and communism which alienated former allies, initiated the Cold War. The Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan, and the Berlin Blockade created even greater distrust between the…
Renovating A Home
The renovation of a home is a unique and complex design and construction project. This video provides an overview of the steps taken and the people involved in the renovation of an existing home. In this real-life situation, students can…
Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar had possibly more impact on his time than any other Roman. Politically, Caesar took control of Rome's destiny, guiding it to become an empire that would rule the ancient world for another 500 years. As a military leader,…
Hatshepsut
The reign of Hatshepsut during Egypt's New Kingdom has sparked debate throughout time. Female kingship was not unprecedented in Egypt's history, but her ascension to the throne while Regent to the young heir, Thutmose III, has been described as controversial.…
New Kingdom Egypt
New Kingdom Egypt saw the development of the "warrior pharaoh" image, the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt, and the flourishing of the Amun Re cult. After Ahmose I expelled the Hyksos from Lower Egypt, a policy of empire building…
Cities Of Vesuvius: Pompeii & Herculaneum
Mount Vesuvius erupted almost 2000 years ago. The inhabitants of nearby Pompeii & Herculaneum suffered horrific deaths, before being buried under tonnes of volcanic rock and mud. For centuries their stories were forgotten. Gradually over the last 250 years, their…
Designing and Constructing A Kitchen
Kitchens are one of the most renovated spaces in the home. In this programme, a building designer describes the principles he uses. A family designs and implements the construction of their new kitchen, in conjunction with their builder. We follow…
Conflict In Europe Part 2
Part of the Series: Conflict In Europe
One of the major turning points of the war major was the Soviet victory at Stalingrad in 1943. This was followed by the Allied victory in North Africa and the subsequent invasion of Sicily and Italy. The Russians would have…
Conflict In Europe Part 1
Part of the Series: Conflict In Europe
The Treaty of Versailles, and the League of Nations policy of 'Collective Security', failed to deter German and Italian aggression in the 1920s and 30s. Italy invaded Abyssinia. Germany marched into the Rhineland, and later, annexed Austria. British Prime Minister…