The Crusades: Crescent and the Cross: The Legacy
A four minute video that goes into an overview of the causes and effects of the Crusades in some detail. There are images of fighting and sword play. Overall, a very good video to introduce this topic to students.
Learn about the Roman Republic
A 1:42 clip that quickly reviews the people, events, and land importance of this time period. It would be a quick review or introduction.
President Obama's Life in Pictures
This slide show features images of the future president's life. This would be a good show for younger students and for those who are writing a biography of his life. It would also be good for a compare and contrast essay when viewed with photographs of other presidents.
Animation of the Building of the International Space Station
How did all that stuff get up there? This is a fascinating, silent, animated time line of the International Space Station which is featured on the USA Today website. The time line starts in 1998 and ends in 2010. Though this animation is silent, there are words on the side to explain.
How Smart Is An Octopus?
Octopuses and other mollusks are more intelligent than you may think. This professionally-made video from the PBS Nova series provides an indepth look at problem solving skills in mollusks, especially the octopus. (10:00)
Magic and the Brain
Neuroscientists join Penn and Teller to explore why humans are so easily fooled by magic. This professionally-made video from PBS is from the NOVA ScienceNOW series. (12:07)
How Smart Are Dogs?
Meet an extraordinary boarder collie and other dogs changing our view of dog intelligence. This professionally-made video from PBS is part of the NOVA Science NOW series. (14:52)
VW agrees 3.2% pay rise with unions
German car maker Volkswagen has agreed a 3.2 percent pay rise deal setting the stage for potential wage improvements in other industrial sectors.
Make your own calculation of your energy
This energy consumption game by WWF explains the role every one of us is playing in the energy consumption. By following the arrows you end up in having an indication of your yearly energy consumption as well as the emissions of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere on a yearly basis.
Lesson #027, Tuesday Sono stanco = I am tired (male) Sono stanca = I am tired (female) Ho fame = I am hungry Non lo so = I don't know Sei pronto? = Are you ready? (male) Sei pronta? = Are you ready? (female) Sono pronto = I am ready (male) Sono pronta = I am ready (female) colazione = breakfast pranzo = lunch cena = dinner, supper mattina = morning pomeriggio = afternoon sera = evening notte = night
Sono stanco = I am tired (male)
Sono stanca = I am tired (female)
Ho fame = I am hungry
Non lo so = I don't know
Sei pronto? = Are you ready? (male)
Sei pronta? = Are you ready? (female)
Sono pronto = I am ready (male)
Sono pronta = I am ready (female)
colazione = breakfast
pranzo = lunch
cena = dinner, supper
mattina = morning
pomeriggio = afternoon
sera = evening
notte = night
056 - 066 Der Kleine Lateiner
Here is a link to the text at Europeana http://tinyurl.com/4b47ugg Der Kleine Lateiner is an updated re-write of the Orbis Sensualium Pictus (Comenius) by one Johan Lederer.It is written in a more flowing style, in simple straightforward Latin.
Using Case-Based Reasoning in Instructional Planning.Towards a Hybrid Self-improving Instructional P
This paper presents a new approach, based on the Case-Based Reasoning technique, which is useful to enhance Intelligent Tutoring Systems with learning abilities. Case-Based Reasoning is a recent paradigm for problem solving that has an inherent learning capability. So we integrate a Case-Based Instructional Planner within existing Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS) to enhance the pedagogical component with learning capabilities. In this way, the enhanced tutors combine the Case-Based Instruction
A dilation is a non-rigid transformation, which means that the original and the image are not congruent. They are, however, similar figures. This video demonstrates how to perform dilations. (2:25)
Time Series Analysis of Lehigh Valley Instrumental Climate Records
In this lab, students will learn basic statistical and graph skills by analyzing real data sets of local and regional instrumental climate records for the last 100 years. They will learn how to calculate seasonal means of climate parameters, detect trends or patterns in the records, and make different styles of time series graphs. A spreadsheet program like Excel will be used. Learning goals, context for use, teaching tips, materials, assessment tips and related resources are provided.
Research and Investigation Project: A Grave Undertaking
The central focus of the Research and Investigation Project (RIP): A Grave Undertaking unit is an exploration of the lives of individuals who lived in Deerfield from 1780-1880. Throughout their investigations of the past, students analyze a variety of primary and secondary sources and material culture to draw inferences about their research subjects, Deerfield's history, and the history of the country during this 100-year period. The five lessons in this unit take three to four weeks to complete
This guide is designed to take advantage of the educational information in the three-part PBS series BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (PBS airdate November 19-20, 2002), directing teacher’s to specific sections of the series relevant to the lesson plan. The lessons engage students with a media-rich environment that employs video, DVD, computers, and the Internet in addition to more traditional print resources. The lesson plans are flexible, allowing teachers to adapt the instruction to their particular needs
Tapping the Roots of American Music
Teacher's Guide for using the American Roots Music documentary series in the classroom. The resources offered here are designed to help you use the PBS American Roots Music video series and companion Web site in middle school and high school social studies and history classes. American Roots Music may be taped off-air and used for up to a year following broadcast, or you may choose to purchase it through Shop PBS for Teachers.
A Radically Modern Approach to Introductory Physics Volume 2
This is the second part (chapters 13-24) of a pdf textbook for a one-year introductory physics course. The text was developed out of an alternate beginning physics course at New Mexico Tech designed for students with a strong interest in physics. A broad outline of the text is as follows: Newton's Law of Gravitation; Forces in Relativity; Electromagnetic Forces; Generation of Electromagnetic Fields; Capacitors, Inductors, and Resistors; Measuring the Very Small; Atoms; The Standard Mode; Atomic
A Radically Modern Approach to Introductory Physics Volume 1
This is the first part (chapters 1-12) of a pdf textbook for a one-year introductory physics course. The text was developed out of an alternate beginning physics course at New Mexico Tech designed for students with a strong interest in physics. A broad outline of the text is as follows: Waves in One Dimension; Waves in Two and Three Dimensions; Geometrical Optics; Kinematics of Special Relativity; Applications of Special Relativity; Acceleration and General Relativity; Matter Waves; Geometrical
Natural Inquirer Journals: Facts to the Future
The articles in this Natural Inquirer include just a few of the renewable natural resources studied by USDA Forest Service scientists. By reading these articles, you will learn about the condition of the resources in the year 2000, and you will learn what might happen to them by the year 2040. In the year 2040, how old will you be? Do you think that the condition of the Nation's renewable natural resources will be important to our society in 2040? Why or why not? The articles in this journal wil