Sociology - What is Socialization?
Learn about socialization and some of the aspect and concepts of socialization in this short video. English subtitles on the left side help to underscore points. (01:24)
Global Population Growth
The world's population will grow to 9 billion over the next 50 years -- and only by raising the living standards of the poorest can we check population growth. This is the paradoxical answer that Hans Rosling unveils at TED@Cannes using colorful new data display technology (you'll see). As a doctor and researcher, Hans Rosling identified a new paralytic disease induced by hunger in rural Africa. Now he looks at the bigger picture of social and economic development. Run time 10:04.
The Economy during the US Civil War
This video is accompanied by text. "The Civil War affected northern and southern economies differently. When the war began, the north, with its large factories and well-established companies, generated a great deal of the country’s business. After the first volleys of battle, the north experienced a slight depression due to the uncertainty of the war and the loss of southern business associations. However, after the initial shock passed, the northern economy flourished. The federal government
The Declaration of Independence: Ideas for a New Age
This 17 minute examines the basic principles and concepts set forth in the Declaration of Independence, as well as the American leaders, their ideas and the historical events that resulted in the document. Good details. Best used with a timeline and a word list. Many items need a great deal more explanation, but the video is a good start.
Has video quiz, too.
What is the Declaration of Independence About?
An easy to follow video that shows the basic reasons for the writing of the Declaration of Independence. Students should have a timeline to follow the events as well as a word wall of major elements mentioned. A lot of grit in this video and uses colorful cartoon characters (Running Time about 2:00).
Mysteries of Deep Space: Search for Alien Worlds (5 of 6)
Part 5 of 6. The modern search for extra-solar planets is explored in this video. It discusses the searches that have occurred from past to present, and what we hope to learn from these searches.
Mysteries of Deep Space: Pulse of Alien Life (6 of 6)
Part 6 of 6. Where is life beyond Earth? In this video, the documentary discusses the future of searching for life beyond earth, and whether it will ever come to fruition. It shares an unusual topic from a scientific point of view.
Greetings in French
This is a French language video only, but beginning learners should understand this basic French conversation. The conversation appears on the screen.
What Is a Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement?
Pronoun-antecedent agreement is when the both the pronoun and the antecedent are written in the same person. Find examples of correct and incorrect pronoun-antecedent agreement in this video.
This, That, These and Those
This is a short video lesson about the demonstratives with interactive exercises. Questions are asked about the demonstrative pronouns, this, that, these, and using picture examples to choose from. Very slow paced and simple for younger viewers or ESL students.
Video clip about subordinate conjunctions. A subordinate conjunction is a word used to introduce a dependent clause and show the relationship between the independent clause and the dependnt clause. Examples are provided on the computer screen while a narrator explains. (02:03)
This video has no sound and is just a list of subordinating conjunctions. They are used to introduce dependent clauses. (0:27)
Tariff of 1832 and Clay’s Compromise
Video accompanied by text. "South Carolina stood firm against the Tariff of 1828 with such acts of defiance as lowering the flags to half-mast. These displays made President Jackson realize that intervention was necessary. John C. Calhoun still carried some influence with the president, who at Calhoun’s urging encouraged Congress to enact the Tariff of 1832. This new tariff reduced the rate of the Tariff of 1828. However, producers in the south remained distraught over the high tariffs and res
Students demonstrate an example of alliteration in every sentence during this short video. For fourth-grade students and older.
This video is an excellent example of alliteration using the letter 'V' and is for middle-school students and older.
Infinitives vs. Gerunds
This video is a lecture using typed slides that explains the difference between infinitives and gerunds. The lesson begins with the definition of each part of speech. The instructor uses examples of both parts of speech to help the viewer remember the difference between the two and how to use the parts of speech correctly.
Simple Definition and Description of Infinitives With Examples
This video is an introduction to infinitives. While this is intended for English as a Second Language learners, it is useful for anyone studying infinitives. A teacher presents a short lecture on infinitives using a white board to give examples.
Race Relations in the New South
This video is accompanied by text. "There was a tentative peace in the south between blacks and whites, but it had severe limitations. White Southerners expected blacks to keep to themselves, to socialize and worship in separate venues, to work for white people in menial jobs and for meager wages, and to never request or demand anything, including equal rights.
When slaves were emancipated, the white South lost its labor supply and the slaves lost their shelter. Instead of owning the slav
Legislation: The Government Steps in
This video is accompanied by text. "The rapid expansion of industry and the concentration of ownership by fewer and fewer people changed the way many Americans felt about the role of government in economic affairs. With the growing number of trusts in America, reformers in the late nineteenth century began to voice their concerns about the expanding gulf between the rich and the poor. Although the new class of millionaires brought economic and material progress, they also created deepening class