This video surveys the background and work of Nicolas Copernicus, leading up to his De revolutionibus (1543) and its initial reception.
It is NOT recommended for watching in a single session, due to its compact and very dense exposition. Divide it into about 3 episodes. Total length: about 75 mins.
Script, discussion questions, instructor notes, and true/false questions: download pdf. My related websites:
Written and produced by Kerry Magruder. Not polished, but hopefully better than a PowerPoint.
See an update, Copernicus and the Motion of the Earth.