Florence Nightingale Biography, Part V
Final installment of the animated biography from the Discovery Channel Education series. This series is aimed at older elementary school children. Florence Nightingale was a 'pioneering English nurse, writer and noted statistician. Florence Nightingale's most famous contribution came during the Crimean War...when reports began to filter back to Britain about the horrific conditions for the wounded' d

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Renaissance - Birth of a Dynasty, Part 2
During the early years of the Medici dynasty, Florence has a domeless cathedral.  Its original builders - alas! - had been too ambitious. 

Growing up in the shadow of the unfinished cathedral, Cosimo de Medici wonders if his family could hire someone capable of finishing the project.

In the same city, a maverick architect with fresh ideas - Filippo Brunelleschi - is trying to make his way.  Not worried about Filippo's temper, Cosimo and his father, Giovanni, back hi

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Antique Silk Factory in Florence Italy
An informative narration takes us to Florence, Italy where 19th century looms make some of the finest silks in the world. Visit a florentine factory where a hand loom dating back to 1780 is still used and every thread is woven by hand. See how artisans create silk the way it has been done for centuries.
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Trompe l'oeil in the village of Camogli, Italy
In the fishing village of Camogli, near Genoa, Italy. thousands of homes are decorated with trompe l'oeil. We meet one artist who still paints with a technique dating back to the 14th century.
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Irish Traditional Dance Music by The Tribes Celtic Band
The Tribes Band is from Co. Galway, Ireland.  Left to right, and round the back again.  They are playing a selection of 3 Irish Traditional Dance Jigs at the Senior Ceilidh Band Contest in 2007.
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Mixing with Audacity
Learn how to extract audio clips from a longer recording and mix them back into a new music track. Learn how to extract audio clips from a longer recording and mix them back into a new music track. Download Audacity for free from http://audacity.sourceforge.net .  Grab the zoom tool and the selection tools to be able to do this.
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Counting Three Objects
Snippet begins with a short ad. Children count to 10 and then back from 10.  The live action movie then focuses on counting things in groups of three. (1:23)
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From Kepler to Einstein
The orbiting planets, the ebbing and flowing of tides, the falling body as it accelerates -- these phenomena are consequences of the law of gravity. Why that's so leads to Einstein's general theory of relativity, and into the black hole, but not back out again.
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Dav Pilkey Talks About His Favorite Teacher
This is a talk Dav Pilkey did to a group of teachers. Dav Pilkey talks about his days in elementary school, he does not have good memories of school. He talks about how he would have been diagnosed ADHD, with an extra dose of H, if they would have had labels back then. He talks about how the teacher had a desk for him in the hallway, he kept it filled with paper and pencils. He would draw comic books and give them to the other students., the teacher would rip them up. He comments that his favori
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Guardians of the Sea: Lifeguard Legends
Explore traces the rich history of lifeguarding, going back to the legendary Duke Kahanamoku and Eddie Aikau, in this moving tribute to Hawaii's "guardians of the sea." The team then jumps to modern day Pipeline, where highly skilled lifeguards protect surfers from the ocean's powerful swells. Run time 11:29.
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West Virginia State Flag and State Song
The flag has a deep blue field contains the seal of Virginia with the Latin motto "Sic Semper Tyrannis" - "Thus Always to Tyrants". Adopted in 1776. The two figures are acting out the meaning of the motto. Both are dressed as warriors. The woman, Virtue, represents Virginia. The man holding a scourge and chain shows that he is a tyrant
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History of Epilepsy
Doctor explains what epilepsy is and basic historical evidence of the disease, tracing back the disease to Hippocrates in 400 B.C. and the Bible. Traces the path of the disease and modern treatments and how they work. Professional produced. Grades 5-12. 3:41 min.
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On Point: Maya Angelou Indepth Interview (5 of 5)
Armstrong Williams concludes his interview with Dr. Maya Angelou.  He asks how she learned so many languages.  "I have an eye and a soul for the human being. Languages are just devices human beings use to tell other human beings how they feel."   Williams asks her about her initiatives in health issues, and about her cookbook.  "I want my ideas in people's hands.... in their conversations....  That's the best thing I can do, as a child of God."  "I pray to give my spirit back to God as
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Between the Lions: Gawain's Word - Making Words with W and EEP
Here we are, back at Blending Fields, where today, as always,
two brave knights will charge together at high speed to make a word.
Today's jousters: Sir "w" and Sir "eep who will make word with w and eep. 

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Why Students Choose Online Colleges
Online education is growing by leaps and bounds and this video illuminates the reasons that students choose online colleges. Don Palmer discusses going back to school with eLearners.com Run time 1:27
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Sky Highlights in a Seascape Oil Painting
Sky highlights in a seascape add dimension and interest to your oil painting. Use permanent rose to apply little swatches on the horizon line-mix in with a back and forth brush technique. Engliish captions. (1:51)
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How To Crossover Dribble In Basketball
Short video shows a boy dribbling properly as the coach explains the proper technique. Learn how to dribble between the legs and behind the back.  1:35 min.
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How-to: Teaching your child to count back change

Mrs. Thorp, a retired third-grade classroom teacher, shows how to teach your child the important skill of making change.  She uses a number chart, 1 – 100, with the numbers 25, 50, 75 (representing quarters) colored yellow, the numbers ending in 5 and 0 (representing nickels and dimes) are colored red, and all other numbers are colored blue.  This is a good learning tool or alternative way to teach counting back change. Good vide
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How Does a Computer Modem Work?
A computer modem works by using phone tones as substitutes for binary code, and the modem receiving these signals translates them back into a usable form. Discover how DSL modems work differently than dial-up modems. (1:50) 
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Oscar Wilde Biography, Part 3 of

A&E Biography.  In 1883, Wilde arrived in Paris and "put his aesthetic posing behind him."  He wrote the play “The Duchess of Padua” for Mary Anderson; she turns it down.  He goes back to London and continues to lecture.  There he meets Constance Lloyd and marries her.  Apparently unaware of his homosexuality, they have two sons, Cyril in 1885 and Vyvyan in 1886.  At 32 he accepts a job as an editor with a popular magaz
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