Video takes a look at The Planet Mercury and some interesting facts. This video includes images and new video from the Messenger Probe. Video includes information about the planet such as the size of the planet, it is now the smallest since Pluto is no longer considered a planet, the make-up of the planet, what the core is made up of, how long it takes Mercury to circle the sun, the coldest and hottest temperatures, the length of the days and th
The Possessive Pronoun Song
This is a song about the possessive pronouns. It was made by second year teacher education students as an English project. The song is sung with a music and text background of the song text. Ours, yours, theirs, mine, yours, his, her, theirs are the pronouns in the song.
Billie Holiday singing "I wished on the moon"
I wished on the Moon --Billie Holiday 1935
20 year old Billie Holiday sings in a first session with the Teddy Wilson Orchestra on July 2 1935 in New York. Next to Teddy on piano the All Star Band consists of Benny Goodman clarinet, Roy Eldridge trumpet, Ben Webster tenor sax, John Truehart guitar, John Kirby bass and Cozy Cole drums. Jazz promotor John Hammond heard Billie for the first time in New York's Monette club in 1933 and wrote in Melody Maker: "Billie although only 18, she weigh
Hurricanes: New Tools for Predicting
Hurricane Katrina, which struck New Orleans and other Gulf Coast communities on August 29, 2005, provided the worst kind of reminder of the importance of accurate hurricane prediction — and of heeding those predictions. This video segment adapted from NOVA scienceNOW a year before Katrina struck, describes the current state of research into what causes hurricanes and how scientists are now able to "see" inside the storms in their ongoing efforts to more accurately predict both the path and int
The Jamestown Colony
Before the arrival of the English, the Spanish influence in the New World extended from the Chesapeake Bay to the tip of South America. Spanish possessions included the developing cities of Mexico, Peru, and Cuba. Along the northern edge of Spain’s land were small missions and “presidios” or fortresses that stretched from the Atlantic coast, ran along the Gulf of Mexico and extended into the plains of Texas and the Rio Grande River valley. In 1585, Sir Walter Raleigh took on one of the fir
When the Portuguese brought Christianity to Goa in 1498, the Inquisition soon followed. The result was a blending of cultures and religion that gave the clandestine Hindu temples a decidedly Portuguese air.
Kochi is the commercial hub of Kerala. Ruled by Indian princes since
1102 BC, it became an important spice trading center on the Arabian Sea in the 14th century. By 1503, however, Portuguese traders took control and it became the first European colonial settlement in India — and was later claimed by the Dutch, Mysore, and the English. When India gained independence from Britain in 1947, Kochi was the first princely state to voluntarily join the newly formed nation.
Age of Exploration: Voyages of Columbus
While Portuguese explorers were sailing east to find
Asia, Christopher Columbus set out for Asia by heading west. This video shows good images and explains why Columbus was sponsored by the Spanish monarchy. This is the first in a series of three that all need to be shown to get a more complete picture of what Columbus accomplished.
Elements of Life
This video slide show is accompanied by text "... Take a look around you! The chair you're sitting in, the tree see when you look out the window, and even you are made up of matter. Matter is anything that has mass and occupies space.
Elements are the simplest type of matter and have unique chemical and physical properties. An element is a form of matter that cannot be decomposed into simpler substances by ordinary chemical methods. As of the year 2000, there were 112 known elements, but j
J.K. Rowling: A Year in Her Life, Part 5 of
Rowling is one of the most popular authors of this era. This documentary chronicles a year in this author's life. She signs 1,7009 copies of her book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, in London. Narrated by a male Englishman, with interview clips of the author. (9:49)
In this video children can try to recognize the flags of the 50 countries in Europe. The flag of each country in Europe is shown first and then the names of the countries are given in 12 languages, which are English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Greek, Turkish, Swedish and Finnish.
12 Months (Are in a Year) Song
This catchy, repetitive song talks about the fact that there are 12 months in each year. The months are named in order and the words for each month are shown on the screen as well.
A Year On Earth
A year on earth is measured by one complete trip around the sun. This seems simple enough but there is a problem. The earth doesnt travel in a path around the sun that returns it to its starting point. So how do we know when the year starts or ends? This video explains how it works, and why.
The Planet Venus
This video gives information about how long a day and year last on Venus, the structure of the planet, gas make up of the atmosphere, and the temperature at the surface of the planet. It then takes a closer look at the surface of the planet. There are awesome pictures and a lot of information that would start or continue a great discussion about this planet. The pictures and video is set to music, there are words to read and there is no voice. Video is of good quali
The Planet Venus
Video about the planet Venus. Video discusses the atmosphere/clouds and surface of the planet. It asks many questions such as why does the sun rise in the west and set in the east, the opposite of Earth, and why does one day last a half a year? These questions are asked, but not answered. This video is a good start to the discussion of Venus. Run time 02:44.
Celebrate Rosh Hashanah - Jewish New Year
Rosh Hashanah is not just the Jewish new year, it's also the world's birthday. This video describes the Jewish celebration of Rosh Hashanah very well.
Interview with Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (Part 3)
In this section Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, winner of the ASPCA Roger Caras Award, answers the question, "Shiloh is included on the recommended book list for many school districts and is assigned reading for many students each year. What are your thoughts about the wide appeal of Shiloh and the impact you have made with this book for countless children...and animals?" In her answer happy about the impact the books have had. She also commented that one teacher told her how children who have been abu
Growth of a Nation
This ten minute video illustrates the growth of America from the original 13 Colonies in 1789 to the year 2000. Gives information to purchase the full length video.
Millions of visitors see the Grand Canyon each year, and that's becoming a problem. This video shows pictures of the Grand Canyon and discuss the troubles that are facing the Grand Canyon.Video is good quality and good for all students.
Weird US - Grotto of the Redemption
In this excerpt from the History Channel they travel to an amazing shrine in the American heartland, West Bend, Iowa, which is built entirely out of minerals. A conglomeration of nine grottos depicting scenes in the life of Jesus, the Grotto contains a large collection of minerals and petrifications and is believed to be the largest grotto in the world. It is also "considered to be the world's most complete man-made collection of minerals, fossils, shells, and petrifications in one place." The t