Film and Sound Clips to Use with Your Students


To help celebrate the impending spring break and holidays, we send you a restored film clip from Edison Studios, 1902: Babies Rolling Eggs at the White House. We  recommend that you and your students watch the entire 1.35 minutes, and then discuss. This delightful clip is from the Library of Congress’ America at Work, America at Leisure: Motion Pictures from 1894-1915. This collection of 150 brief film clips captures work, school, and leisure activities in the United States from  1894 – 1915 (keep scrolling down the page).

Radiohead, The Doors, Joan Baez, Sly and the Family Stone and Steve Martin are among the artists whose music and spoken word recordings have been selected for induction into the Library of Congress National Recording Registry. The selections named to the 2014 registry feature a rich variety of spoken-word and musical recordings—representing nearly every musical category—spanning the years 1890-1999.  

Listen to the montage (7:20) in this blog post with your students and enjoy!