The Peabody Ducks in Memphis, Tennessee
The Peabody Hotel is famous for its ducks which swim in the lobby's fountain daily. The ducks march from the hotel's elevators to the fountain each morning in grand ceremony. This video shows the march of the ducks and provides background information on the ducks and the hotel. (08:21)
History Channel - The Universe - The Moon
This is a History Channel episode of The Universe. This episode focuses on our natural satellite, the moon. (44:32)
The Spanish Armada
This 1:30 long video does not have narration and uses some images that might be distracting. It is essentially a PowerPoint presentation set with music.
A young autistic artist is taken up in a helicopter over Rome, and then, over the next 3 days, draws it ALL by memory. The purpose of this video in the classroom would be for students to learn to see parts of what they are drawing instead of the whole picture.
The French and Indian War 1754-1763
This 4:18 long video is an overview of this war, the battles, and the personalities
Ken Burns discusses 'The Civil War'
Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns discusses his documentary 'The Civil War' at the Daily News and the implications the war had on the United States. The filmmaker presents insights that might be of interest to some students who like to think about larger issues. The breaking down of compromises is debated and how pictures are used to add depth to his films.
King Williams War
This six minute video provides a good overview of this war and the large number of battles and tales of those massacred. A good cause and effect work and well worth showing with lots of interesting stories.
French and Indian War
This three minute video provides an overview of this war from the standpoint of the Carolina and Virginia areas. It contains a timeline and you have access to many other related topics on the bottom of the opening page including Daniel Boone, Ft. Dobbs, and an interactive game.
Acting 101 : Acting Tips: How to Become an Actor
Becoming an actor simply involves going to auditions and getting an acting gig. Build up your resume as an actor with advice from an experienced stage actor. This 2:12 video is a quick overview and shows the limitations, types, and work involved.
Kindergarten Social Studies Overview
Slide show with background rap type singing in the background, illustrates Kindergarten social studies standards. National holidays, American symbols, chronology and time, American culture, diverse communities, family, maps and globes, responsible citizenship and jobs are mentioned. Slides show kindergarten classrooms. The background is a parody of the song Tik Tok originally performed by Ke$ha. Song does use non-standard English.
Your Friends and Neighbors
Ben Stiller sings about your neighborhood.A variety of neighborhood people (letter carrier, for example) are brought to the screen. Good for teaching about neighborhoods, people in them, and even careers.
ISS Update - Dec. 13, 2011
The International Space Station video update for Dec. 13, 2011.
Asia's Tiffany outshines rivals
Dec. 13 - Chow Tai Fook, the world's largest jewelry maker over twice as large as rival, Tiffany, is set to list in one of Hong Kong's top IPOs this year. Tessa Dunlop reports.
Commerzbank in state aid talks - sources
German lender Commerzbank and the government are reportedly in talks over possible state aid. Sources say the aim is to reach an agreement in principle by Christmas.
Criticism of Cameron's EU stance grows
European Commisson President Jose Manuel Barroso has added to criticism of Britain's decision to veto emergency changes to the European Union treaty. Andrew Potter reports.
OPEC meeting tries to reach deal
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries meets on Wednesday is a credible policy going into a year when a sluggish global economy could undermine fuel demand and send oil prices tumbling from over $107 a barrel now. Andrew Potter reports.
Large caps, asset managers offer opportunity in 2012
Dec. 13 - T. Rowe Price portfolio manager David Giroux says large caps and asset managers have attractive valuations, and the biggest risk to 2012 performance in equities is a European melt-down.
Student Book Reviews
Student Book Reviews