Don't Fear the Essay
Reminder of the challenges of writing. Song with video from Saturday Night Live. Would make a good introduction to writing at the beginning of the school year. Grades 5-12. 2:29 min.
Ursa Major - The Big Dipper
This video shares a brief description of Ursa Major and instructions for using this important constellation to help you find Polaris, the North Star. Addresses the movements of the constellations throughout the year and Polaris. Run time 03:35
Days of the Week and Months of the Year - Ice Cream Song
This simple song talks about loving ice cream each day of the week and month of the year. The song lyrics appear on each cartoon slide. It repeats two times for extra practice. (2:26)
Months of the Year
Learn how to say the months of the year and practice pronunciation. Also learn a few phrases that deal with talking about the months including how to use numbers and months to talk about dates. Run time 04:50.
Traveling South America
This is a video of a two year world trip in South America. On this movie it travels from Brazil, Peru, Bolivia to Argentina. Note: There is no sound on this video.
The Solar Sea
Geologists investigate an 800-million-year-old rock record of sun activity in an ancient Australian lake bed, and fabulous ground and satellite photography of the aurora borealis all contribute to an understanding of earth's relationship to the yellow dwarf star we know as the sun.
Plastics Go Green
ChemMatters is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day with its second episode, which highlights how scientists are trying to make plastic, one of the world's most abundant man-made materials, more environmentally friendly. In this episode, find out how scientists are developing more environmentally friendly plastics using plant materials. By 2020, these “bioplastics” could provide an alternative for about a fifth of the estimated 200 billion pounds of plastics manufactures produce eac
Washington’s Farewell Address
This video is accompanied by text. "By 1796, President George Washington had served two consecutive four-year terms in office. The ongoing battle between Federalists and Democratic-Republicans contributed to his decision to retire following his second term.
Washington delivered his Farewell Address via newspapers. In this communication, he conveyed his concerns regarding alliances—both international and domestic. Washington felt that no alliance should be permanent, but rather limited t
Juvenile Court: A Judge's Guide for Young Adults and Their Parents, book trailer
Each year, there are over 100,000 teens cited to court in Los Angeles County, United States, alone. Juvenile Court: A Judge's Guide for Young Adults and Their Parents uses real-life examples to show the court process. What happens when we don't follow the rules? The book includes tools to prepare for your court hearing. Music: "Roxxsteady" by the Noisemakers. (1:30)
Gwich'in Tribe Protects Caribou and Culture
In this video adapted from Bullfrog Films, Evon Peter, chief of Arctic Village, explains the significance of the Porcupine caribou herd to the Gwich’in people. Over a 10,000-year relationship, the caribou have become part of the Gwich’in nation's social fabric. Peter discusses the importance of the caribou calving grounds, which the Gwich’in treat as a sacred place, and the threat that exists to caribou from proposed oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Closed capt
Tracking Amy: How the Internet is used by predators.
Hear the true story of a 15-year-old girl who left home to meet in person with a man she first "met" online. Read "Amy's Story" — the story from her mother's perspective. More of an illustrated audio story, but well worth having older students reviews as it shows how easily the Internet can be used to track a student and the sad result. More for middle and high schoolers. run time 3:48
How to Make a Sock Puppet
With the help of her aunt, three year old Jaylee explains the making of a sock puppet. As the sock puppet develops, it is animated to show each step. Adding eyes, a mouth, a nose, hair and decoration, the video ends with the sock puppet and Jaylee singing "Tomorrow" from Annie and then Jaylee giving the sock puppet hugs. Appropriate for young children. (5:36)
Backing Up and Restoring a Course in Moodle
This video shows what to do at the end of the semester to backup your course and import it into a new one. This tutorial covers the steps involved with creating, downloading and restoring a course backup. (11:13)
As Harding's vice president, Calvin Coolidge took office for the final year of Harding's presidency. He then ran for president the next year. The election of 1924 was characterized by deep fragmentation of the Democratic Party over such issues as prohibition, progressivism, north/south sectionalism, urban/rural disffection, and immigration. The Democratic convention chose John W. Davis, a conservative Democrat, to counter Coolidge, but the liberals decamped to field their own candidate, Wisconsi
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