Thursday, November 01, 2007

Jewish HIstory Power Point Update

I just completed a PPT on the Jews, Greeks and Hellenism and am currently working on 2 PPts;
1) Return to Zion and 2) Chanukkah and the Maccabean Revolt. Its difficult to pull video material off existing DVD's (both from a technical and legal standpoint) so I've been attaching YOUTUBE
pieces that I find are relevant and appropriate. I plan to show the last PPt to my classes before our next exam and think it might be a good idea to give the students a version without the text and have them fill it in as we review. I'll keep you posted.


Carrie Moaty said...

I'd love to see your Channukah power points! Would this be something you'd be willing to share with others ( getting full credit of course, with your name listed on the power point should it be shared in the end with students in another school)? Have a look at my website and see if you can use anything there... Thanks! Carrie

Elky Langer said...

I've also been pulling YouTube videos, though the quality isn't that great, obviously. I did speak to someone who had a terrific presentation that included clips from DVD's, and I asked her how she did it. Legally she said it was fine because of Fair Use--I guess the length of the video fit the Fair Use qualifications--but technically she admitted it was somewhat difficult.