Veronica Hill of California Travel Tips explores the magnificent Hearst Castle in San Simeon. Perched on a hilltop 1,600 feet above the crashing waves of the Pacific, Hearst's magnificent Castle is located halfway between LA and San Francisco near the town of Cambria. June 2008 marked 50 years since the castle opened to the public. Today, it draws more than 1 million visitors a year.
Going Bovine - Libba Bray Interview
Interview with Linda Bray. She talks about her book for teens. The story is about 16-year-old Cameron who wants is to get through high school and life in general with a minimum of effort. Its not a lot to ask. But that's before he's given some bad news: he's sick and hes going to die.
The Power of One
This motivational video is set to music with various images and thoughts running across the screen. It encourages "one random act of kindness" and would be nice motivation for students and/or teachers at the start of a new school year. Run time 02:58.
All the World is Human Part 4 - Conquistadors
In this video from BBC, Michael Wood continues his study of the Conquistadors, beginning to focus on Cabeza de Vaca's Extraordinary 8 year Journey Across North America, and the Sierra Madre Mexico, along with the Aztecs. This video is another excellent addition to the series.
Black History: 1968 Olympics
Nicholas Love discussed the actions of Tommie Smith and John Carlos during the 1968 Olympic Games. The year of 1968 was a transitional year in the Civil Rights Movement. Tommie Smith and John Carlos entered the 200 meter final with winning on their mind. They took the gold and bronze medal in these Olympics, as they were on the podium getting their medals, they held up their fists in the Black Power Salute. For doing this they were suspend
Olympics, Ancient - Honors for the Athletes
So highly regarded were winning athletes, in the ancient Olympic games, that their names were used in the Greek calendar. People referenced events by the year that a particular champion prevailed in his sport.
What other honors were bestowed upon winning athletes in the ancient games? Take a look at the very beginning of this clip from Seven Wonders of Ancient Greece.
Malaria in sub-Saharan Africa
This video segment adapted from Rx for Survival examines malaria in sub-Saharan Africa, a disease that kills more than one million children there each year. It explains how a deadly parasite, a member of the genus Plasmodium, enters the bloodstream via a mosquito bite and how it multiplies once inside host red blood cells. The video reveals that drug counterfeiting has increased malaria's death toll, and that newer drugs, while more effective than older ones, are too expensive for most Africans
5 Year Old, Mia, Sing 50 Nifty United States
This video features a five year old little girl named Mia who confidently (and correctly) sings all 50 states in alphabetical order.
Each state is highlighted on the map behind Mia as she sings. Run time 02:14.
The Office of Management and Budget
The federal budget is a financial plan for the coming fiscal year. The budget describes the revenues the United States government expects to receive from various sources and also what it expects to spend on entitlements, interest on the debt, defense, and other programs. The budget functions as a blueprint for operating the government and for implementing federal policy. It expresses the intent of the federal government in financial terms. (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)
"The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) follows a schedule for preparing the annual presidential budget. Their deadline is the first Monday in February when the president delivers his budget to Congress amid great fanfare. The Congress then has until October first, the beginning of the U.S. fiscal year, to review, revise, and approve the budget." (Video is of high quality with slides and narration.)
Autism Symptoms & Treatments : Diagnosing Autism
Video is presented by Dr. David Hill. There are some tests that a doctor can do, a nine month old who doesn’t know his name or doesn’t understand the word “no.” The most diagnosis of autism happens in the second year of life, often at 15 – 24 months, the test is known as the MCHAT. The pediatrician should be doing some testing at the wellness exams. If initial exams raise some concern, then the child will need to see a psychologi
2 Point Drawing Perspective
This is a lesson where students are drawing a city block using two point perspective. It's supposed to be for ages 11-14, but it has been shown to nine-year-olds because it's nice to have them hear children give the steps as they go. Perspective is a difficult concept to articulate, and this is also an activity that you can personalize. Math is naturally integrated as can be social studies.
How to Make Fizzy Bath Bombs
This video gives you step by step directions for making bath bombs using baking soil, oil, and citric acid. The instructor also gives the science explanation behind the craft. You are actually mixing an acid and a base and making a paste ball. They will not actually react with each other until they are dropped in a solution (like water in the bathtub.) This instructor is making a "holiday gift" but the experiement could be used any time of the year. Run time 05:50.
Ancient Egyptian Mummification: Gods and Godesses
This video features an 11-year-old who is giving a presentation on the details of ancient Egyptian burial and mummification. Basic overviews of godesses and gods of the culture are also included.
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.
Valentine's Day/Chinese New Year craft — Paulina & Emily's Arts 'n' Crafts
On Paulina and Emily's Arts 'n' Crafts, the duo show how to make a part-yummy/part-origami craft to celebrate the Chinese New Year and Valentine's Day. vablearn.ca for more information.
Demonstration of Home School Geography
In this clip a teacher and home school authority gives a demonstration of a home school geography lesson with a five year old student. The students shows his mapping skills using a map of the world and North America.
Visit to a Museum in England- Learn about Ancient worlds
In this programme Year 7 pupils are treated to a visit to the World Museum in Liverpool as an introduction to Key Stage 3 history.
Teacher Gareth Rogers from Weatherhead High School on the Wirral chose a day of Egyptian-themed sessions to make best use of the collections his local museum has to offer.
On the trip they find out about mummification through role-playing, handle Egyptian treasures and practice writing hieroglyphics. (Professional video)
Teaching For Understanding Workshop 2
How do we plan for learning? This session focuses on the Teaching for
Understanding model, a framework for unit planning developed at the
Harvard Graduate School of Education. The onscreen teachers use the
framework to analyze unit planning in classroom videos, plan for their
own social studies units, and create a pictorial timeline of U.S.
history that outlines an entire year of learning.
Different Kinds of Smarts:Multiple Intelligences-Session 4
This program delves into Harvard University professor Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences, describing how people have learning skills that differ in significant ways. Featured are teachers who share a class of five- through eight-year-olds, including several mainstreamed special needs students, and a ninth- and 10th-grade social studies teacher, with expert commentary from Howard Gardner