History - Western Civilization: Websites
Films on Demand, a streaming video service has a nice set of Archival Films and Newsreels. Newsreels were 8-10 minute movies that were shown in theaters before the main attraction. They gave audiences a chance to see pilot Amelia Earhart (left) or whoever in action. The link will show you all the choices.
There is also a general "History" set. This second set covers the Ancient World to today.
Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga , presented by the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, examines the history of the western expansion of the Vikings and sheds new light on a well known culture. Includes maps and exhibit highlights. (NOTE: This is an archived copy of the original Smithsonian Website. Not all links may work.)