South Carolina Flag and Anthem

The South Carolina flag history: Asked by the Revolutionary Council of Safety in the fall of 1775 to design a flag for the use of South Carolina troops, Col. William Moultrie chose a blue which matched the color of their uniforms and a crescent which reproduced the silver emblem worn on the front of their caps. The palmetto tree was added later to represent Moultrie's heroic defense of the palmetto-log fort on Sullivan's Island a
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Latitude, Longitude, and Time Zones
A skillful combination of animation, live photography and representational models of the Earth clearly illustrate latitude and longitude, the prime meridian and time zones.
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China From Past to Present: The Qing Dynasty
During the European period of colonization, China was
ruled by the Qing (or Manchu) dynasty and Hong Kong became a British
colony. This is a good video, but needs a map for students to follow the expansion and distances.

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Story-Time With Mercer Mayer: Professor Wormbog In Search For The Zipperump-A-Zoo
Mercer Mayer, author and illustrator of this book, introduces the video, exits the acreen and reappears dressed as Professor Wormbog's "brother, " who reads the story to the audience in a "British" accent.  Professor Wormbog has a vast collection of beasties from A to Y but he is missing Z for Zipperump-a-zoo. Now he must find one.  Folk guitar picking (by the author's son, Ben Mayer) accompanies video of the author reading the rhymed story, and includes screen shots of the book's illustrati
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Exclamation Mark
This video was filmed in the Campbell River area of Vancouver Island in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. This clip is the lesson on 'Exclamation Marks' from The Basic Cozy Punctuation Course.  The teacher is excellent as are the examples in this professionally produced live action video. (6:17)
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Punctuation Within a Sentence-Brackets
This video was filmed in the Campbell River area of Vancouver Island in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. This clip is the lesson on 'Brackets' from The Basic Cozy Punctuation Course. Facts are given about the island as students learn when to use brackets. The speaker discusses that brackets are used in 4 ways. This video would be beneficial for older students who are preparing to write essays and/or research papers (8:46).
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New Wave of Immigrants in the late 1800s
This video is accompanied by text. "Approximately two to three million immigrants entered the United States during each decade from 1850 to 1880. In the 1880s, the number of immigrants swelled to over five million. Prior to 1880, the majority of immigrants were from the British Isles and western Europe. Many were literate and came from countries with representative governments. Most of them were Protestant, except for the Catholics from Ireland, France, and Germany. Although not all spoke Englis
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Oscar Wilde Biography, Part 6 of 6

Video starts with the British government's trial against Wilde.  Wilde’s trail ends in a hung jury, but the retrial does not.  He is found guilty of gross indecency and is sentenced to two years of hard labor in prison.  End of documentary is cut off.   Part 6 of 6  (1:44)


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Learning the Names of Fruits
A slide show with colorful drawings of fruit and with their names. Many tropical fruits are shown. The names are read out loud.  The narrator has a slight English accent.  Lichi, guava, and tomato are presented with a British pronunciation. Good introduction to more unusual fruits. (1:46)
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Learn About People in the Government
This short video uses simple animation and a talking elephant to introduce young learners to the concept of government. Words that are highlighted are: governor, president, prime minister, chief minister, and the mayor. (The origin of this video is India and in that country, the president's term is five years according to the video's narrator.)
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Winston Churchill: Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat (1940)
Winston Churchill delivers one of his most famous speeches, his first as Prime Minister, in the House of Commons on May 13th, 1940. Includes introduction by historian Simon Schama. Taken from the BBC documentary series 'A History of Britain'.
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Invasion of Poland/1939: Britain Declares War
The video narrates that Adolf Hitler breaks the agreement on not invading neighbouring Poland. Poland was invaded September 1st, 1939. Britain declares war on Nazi Germany. The declaration was proclaimed September 3rd. There is footage and also audio of a public announcement by the British leader.(Authentic footage of the invasion)

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Primes StopAction
This is one of three videos a team and I did to try using video to convey prime number ideas to middle school students. This one is music and stop action, with text to read as it goes along. This video is part of the video collection at NextVista.org (http://nextvista.org), a proud partner of Curriki.
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Primes Explained
This is one of three videos a team and I did to try using video to convey prime number ideas to middle school students. This one takes a more traditional approach, with me at a whiteboard explaining what primes are. A goal was to jazz it up, in terms of sound effects and the like, just enough to get the message across. This video is part of the video collection at NextVista.org (http://nextvista.org), a proud partner of Curriki.
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Prime Numbers Explained
In this video the instructor uses a white board to model what prime numbers are.  Numbers 1-10 are explained and a definition of prime numbers is given.
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Primes Sieve (sv)
This is one of three videos a team and I did to try using video to convey prime number ideas to middle school students. This one uses the Sieve of Eratosthenes as a graphic visual (get it?) to help students see how one might reduce the numbers from 1-100 to just the primes.This video is part of the video collection at NextVista.org (http://nextvista.org), a proud partner of Curriki.
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Prime & Composite Number Activities
This is a lesson to help students understand what prime numbers and
composite numbers by using number tables and other activities. Learn from a math teacher how to use math Jeopardy and other activities as a way to learn prime and composite numbers


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Ways to Determine a Prime Number
A prime number is a positive whole number with exactly two
factors, which are one and itself. A math teacher shows how to use multiplication tables and factor trees to help determine if a number is a prime number.

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Prime vs. Composite Numbers
In this video learn the difference between prime and composite numbers.  Examples are shown of prime and composite numbers  and a test to see which groups any number belongs to.
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How do climate changes in Greenland and Antartica affect weather for the rest of the world?
How do climate changes in Greenland and Antarctica affect weather for the rest of the world?" Alan Rodger – British Antarctic Survey. Addressing polar region study as a whole, the interactions between the physical, chemical, biological, solar, human, space and solar, marine life, climate, geological aspects. Run time 03:39.
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