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Video Resources


Items marked with a * indicate that the resource pertains to South Dakota.





South Dakota Public Broadcasting *

SDPB provides numerous videos pertaining to the history, art, literature, and personal stories of South Dakota. SDPB is especially helpful to students creating historical documentary projects, as it offers numerous examples of how to portray historical research in a video format. Some videos require membership to SDPB, but most are free.

Echoes and Reflections

Echoes and Reflections is a multimedia program that provides US secondary educators with professional development and print and online resources to teach about the Holocaust in today’s classroom.

History Channel

Provides short videos for teacher’s lesson plans and a great resource for interactive learning. Has over 300 videos to use. The bottom of the page provides different categories to choose videos from including baseball, WW2, and most eras of modern history. Each video is one to five minutes long and would a great tool to get the students interested in your subject.


Has over 100 different websites for video resources. History teaches should scroll to 59-70 to find relevant videos. One of the best sources from those choices is the Steven Spielberg Archive as it has over 250 films on Auschwitz. Also found on the site are high-quality speeches and educational documentaries.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Provides over 2,500 videos dealing with the Holocaust. Video material includes the liberation of camps like Auschwitz and Dachau, also are personal videos of the architects of the Holocaust and Nazi propaganda videos. Scattered throughout the videos are German military videos from the war.


Windows Movie Maker

An easy to use free professional editing tools. Windows Movie Maker no longer comes automatically downloaded for Wind0ws 10 users, and must instead be downloaded for free from the Microsoft Store.


This user-friendly, yet advanced, the software allows users to create Hollywood-style trailers and stunning 4K-resolution movies. The software comes installed on Apple iPhones and MAC computers. It is only supported by Apple products.


This is a free video editing software aimed at advanced users. This software is best for tech-savvy students who wish to learn how to use large-scale video editing software.


This free video editing software is similar to Windows Movie Maker, but with some additional features included. The software also comes with numerous video and audio filters, which are fully customizable. Simply choose a filter and click the plus icon to apply it, then make adjustments using the simple system of check-boxes and sliders. It’s a brilliant system that makes even advanced effects simple to understand.  Shortcut is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

VideoPad Video Editor

This video editing software is free for non-commercial use and is a beginner-friendly replacement for Windows Movie Maker.  Unlike many free video editing software, VideoPad will not apply watermarks to your finished projects when exported.


Keep Vid is a tool that you can use to convert Youtube videos to save. The free online video downloader allows you to download videos from YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, Twitch.Tv, Dailymotion, Youku, Tudou, Metacafe, etc and save them for personal use. Files are normally saved in a .mp4 file format.



WeVideo is a powerful and easy-to-use cloud-based collaborative video editor. Schools can purchase licenses that give students access to the online video editor. This resource is great for documentary projects, as it allows the student the ability to work on their projects anywhere an internet connection is available and allows them to save their work in a secure cloud-based storage location that can be accessed at school or at home.

Adobe PremierePro

This is a professional video editing software that is ideal for users who have mastered beginner software like iMovie and Windows Movie Maker who wish to move on to more advanced editing software. Adobe offers school, student, and teacher discounts. This software is incredibly advanced, as it is used by filmmakers.

Final Cut Pro X

This is a professional video editing software that is ideal for users who have mastered iMovie who wish to move on to more advanced editing software. Note that this product is only supported on Apple Products.

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