Sociology Main Theories - Functionalism
This video offers information about three very important theories to understand in sociology: functionalism, conflict theory, and symbolic interactionism. However, because this video is a clip from a larger segment, only functionalism is discussed. (01:22)
Sesame Street-Grover the Elevator Operator-Opposites-Front/Back
This classic Sesame Street video has Grover as an elevator operator. He tries to explain to the people riding in elevator where the front of the elevator is. Cute video to introduce front/back to young students (2:41).
Sesame Street - Kermit Talks About Opposites-Dark & Light
In this video Kermit tries to demonstrate the difference between light and dark using a lamp. Grover comes in and lets the sun light in the darkened room. Kermit explains that the sun is another source of light. In true Grover style, he causes chaos in the dark. This is a good teaching resource for an introductory lesson on opposites. Students will enjoy watching this (2:31).
Explore the unique world of Saturn with this short, computer animated video. The video will briefly cover the following key concepts: Saturn in ancient times, Saturn mythology, Saturn through a telescope, Saturn's rings, ring divisions, shepherd moons, Saturn's interior, and Titan. There is a ten question, fill in the blank quiz at the conclusion of the video.
How to Make Side Walk Chalk
This video teaches how to make side walk chalk. Most art stores will have the ingredients that you will need. Narrator demonstrates how to make the chalk with the ingredients. (5:35)
The Big Moon Illusion
Why does the moon appear large while it is on Earth's horizon? Several possibilities are explained here.(01:24)
Tombs of Ancient Egypt
The many accomplishments of this land and people and why they built the pyramids as tombs for their pharaohs. How death was what they lived for in some ways.
Ancient Egypt---3 Tales
This student-made video relays three tales from egyptian mythology. The video is narrated by and for grade schoolers but includes useful information. Run time 06:31.
Ancient Egyptian Religion and Myths
This five minute video explains how their gods formed the bases for many of the country's cultural beliefs and events. The gods are explained and their deeds explained. The images are vivid. A good overview for students. The students might benefit from a word wall filled with the names of the gods and their relationships.
Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan (1930 Newsreel Footage)
Newsreel footage of Anne Sullivan with Helen Keller. She talks about meeting Helen and how Helen learned to talk.The video shows the importance of a patient teacher as well as a determined student. (2:39)
Harriet Tubman, Part III
This is an animated biography of Harriet Tubman from the Discovery Channel/Education series which is aimed at elementary school children.
American Experience: Seabiscuit
Seabiscuit was dung-colored and boxy, with stumpy legs that wouldn't completely straighten, a straggly tail and an ungainly gait, but though he didn't look the part, he was one of the most remarkable thoroughbred racehorses in history. (53:37)
This pictoral video clip identies the Earth's major geological and certain geographic features. Alligned with the Tennessee third grade standards. (03:21)
Landforms of the World
Different landforms of the world. Pictures of landforms-Plains, mountains and valleys with factual captions to go with the pictures. No sound in this video, but very informative.(Amateur video of slides and text.)
The Lungs and Pulmonary System
This twenty minute video shows how the lungs and pulmonary system works using a smart board and narrator. The teacher would benefit from having a handout available of the words and/or the lungs.
An old Moroccan fishing town, Essaouira, has developed one of the country's hottest tourist spots.
What is alive? Answered by Robin Williams
The famous comedian Robin Williams uses humor to teach a lesson on living things. To find out if something is alive, you have to ask three questions: Does it eat? Does it breathe? Does it grow? Robin Williams uses his shoe as an example of something that is NOT alive. Run time 02:12.
The Senses: Hearing - by StudyJams
The ear is specially designed to change sound waves into signals that the brain can understand, allowing you to hear. That is not all they do, though. Your ears also help you balance. Learn more about your sense of hearing with this cartoon animation from StudyJams. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
Shanghai, situated on the banks of the Yangtze River, is China's largest city. It has a population of around 20 million people and includes one of the world's busiest ports. Our guide, environmentalist Wen Bo, comments on the challenge China faces today in balancing growth with the need for ecological conservation.
Teachers Demonstrate Effective Descriptive Feedback to Their Class Using Moon Journals-Part 2
In part 2 of this video, the teachers allow the students to discuss on how the teachers gave feedback on the moon journals. The teacher charted what the students noticed on feedback the teachers gave each other. Then the teachers observe a peer feedback session between the students. Using appropriate and respectful vocabulary, two teachers share their own moon journals and give each other feedback. Students deepen their appreciation of the value of descriptive feedback and gain insight