London 1948: The Games of the XIV Olympiad
The Games of the XIV Olympiad, from London, Great Britain. These were the first Olympics since 1936, due to WWII. To make these videos shorter, showing the countries that made their debuts at each Games. Video is short and could include more information. (1:30)
The Last Aztec 10/10
Booker Prize winner DBC Pierre returns to the Mexico of his youth to explore the downfall of one of the world's greatest civilisations -- the Aztecs ruled by the emperor Montezuma II who were defeated by a small force of Spaniards under Hernán Cortés. Suitable for high school students. Educators/Parents: Some segments speak of human sacrifice.
Museum of Chinese History
This is a video that shows some of the artifacts of Chinese origin up to late dynasties.
The Chinese Inventions and Its Impact on Western Culture
This video is an introduction that lasts 5 minutes, but the whole video is (58:43). It shows the development of China and its people both in terms of geography, the culture, and history as a background to its inventions. Students would benefit from having a map of the country to help show where certain events occur. A good overview video for studying China.
This seven minute video does an excellent job of showing students the culture and events of the Shang Dynasty using a lecture format. There are many graphics to add depth to the understanding of this period of time in China.
Where Did It Come From: Ancient China - The Personal Weapon
This two minute video shows how these weapons came into being. The video explains how some of the weapons worked and the thinking about them.
The Emperor Who Made China
This two minute video provides an overview of the First Emperor of China and some of his accomplishments.
U.S. Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony - Dalai Lama
On October 17, 2007, His Holiness the Dalai Lama was awarded a Congressional Gold Medal by the Congress and the President of the United States of America. Following the ceremony, the Dalai Lama spoke.
Cold War: The Wall Comes Down - part 4/5
Part 4 of 5 about the significance of the Berlin Wall and its destruction during the Cold War years.
Cold War: The Wall Comes Down - part 5/5
Part 5 of 5 about the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Cold War: The Wall Comes Down - part 1/5
Part 1 of 5 about the Berlin Wall and its impact and significance during the Cold War.
I Wiggle My Fingers - King County Library System
In this video, a librarian recites the fingerplay "I Wiggle My Fingers", which helps children to get ready to listen to a story. NOTE: volume must be turned up a lot to hear her voice. (00 :15)
Carmen Sandiego and The Stolen Smile Show
An animated show in which Carmen steals parts of famous artwork to try to create her own personal masterpiece. She steals eyes from a Van Gogh painting. She steals a nose from a Picasso painting. And, of course, she steals the smile from Da Vinci's famous Mona Lisa. Children can learn about famous artwork from the video.
New York City Beekeeper
Brothers August (age 12) and Daniel (age 9) visit urban farmer David
Gaves who keeps bee hives on the top of a skyscraper in the middle of Manhattan. The boys learn about handling bees and the challenges of beekeeping in the middle of a big city. Links to the beekeeper’s
website, the National Honeybee Board, insect sites and recipes using
Busy, Busy, Bees! Honey Bees and Drones
We all know of honey bees! These insects are famous for two things:
when they are angry, they sting, and it hurts! And they convert nectar
which they collect from different plants into a sweet, thick, golden
liquid we know as honey!
Bees live in hives composed of hexagonal spaces and their colonies
have clear hierarchies. The most important member of the hive is the
queen bee. The other kinds of bees are female worker bees which nurse
the eggs and
Don Steinke's childhood fascination is now a 475-hive family business
known as Steinke's Bee World. He and his wife, Catherine, care for the hives and harvest the honey together each year, while selling it at the Wapakoneta Farmers Market and out of their store near their home.
Long Live the Queens
Many Ohio crops are heavily dependent on bee pollination. But a lot of bee colonies aren’t making it though the Ohio winters. A man from
Blacklick is trying to develop a strain of queen bees that can better
survive Ohio's harsh, wet winters.
Learn about Bees in Winter
How do bees keep warm in the winter? Gardener Allen Smith opens his backyard beehive to find the answer to this question. Run time 01:42.
This video segment from NOVA: "The Mystery of Animal Pathfinders" explores the world of honeybees: how they communicate information about food sources with their hivemates, and how, once in flight, they find their way to the flowers that provide nectar and pollen. Run time 04:55.
How Do Bees Turn Pollen Into Honey?
Bees use the parts of their mouths to make nectar a little bit at a time, layering it on the walls of their hive. This video can be used in science class and also as a lesson on working together and delayed gratification. A handout of hives would be a help. Run time 02:05.