Electing A President In Plain English
This video explains how the president is elected using the simplest terms, appropriate for all ages. The video has a dynamic narrator along simple illustrations. Run time 03:42
The Enumerated Powers of the Legislative Branch of the Federal Government
Article 1 Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution - which lists the powers given to the Legislative Branch of the Federal government - is discussed. This video contains some views of a candidate for public office by the name of Bob McNeil.You may want to stop the video at 1:17.
The United States Congress
An introduction to the United States Congress. Learn about the House of Representatives, length of term and different members of Congress.(Amateur video)
While the president is limited to serving two terms in office, members of Congress can serve an unlimited number of terms. In the mid-nineteenth century, most congressional representatives served only a single term because at that time politics was not considered a career. However, by the mid-twentieth century, congressional representatives began to view holding congressional office as a prestigious career. (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)
Acts Leading to American Revolutionary War
This two minute podcast explains the Acts that led to the American Revolutionary War. The images are incorrect as a whole, but the four major factors are explained. A good overview, but lacks depth and an effort to explain why the British took such actions.
Let's Discover French 1: Se Decrire
This animation, from the Let's Discover French Level 1 course, is aimed at grades 4 and 5, is an introduction to Theme 2, Unit 1. It is Jean-Francois describing himself in French. Jean-Francois introduces himself and tells us his age, his haircolor, and his weight.
Video is entirely in French.
Latin Lesson 9 - Grammar Slam 1 This is the 9th Episode in a series of Latin Tutorials based on the Cambridge Latin Course. Perfect for absolute beginners. salve! In this video series you can see the text from the Cambridge Latin Course on the screen, and it is being read and translated by a person seen in the bottom right of the screen.While the text is being translated, you also see pictures of what the words mean up above.
This is the 9th Episode in a series of Latin Tutorials based on the Cambridge Latin Course. Perfect for absolute beginners. salve! In this video series you can see the text from the Cambridge Latin Course on the screen, and it is being read and translated by a person seen in the bottom right of the screen.While the text is being translated, you also see pictures of what the words mean up above.
Biome in a Bag
The distribution of plants and animals around the world corresponds closely to global patterns of temperature and rainfall. This is why two forests half a world away from each other will often have very similar organisms living in them. In this ZOOMSci video segment, a cast member of ZOOM creates a self-contained biome and explores evaporation, condensation and precipitation. The video also addressed what a plant needs in order to grow. Closed captioning included. Run time 03:24.
The experiment demonstrated in this ZOOMSci video segment--wearing an old sock through a grassy or weedy field, planting the sock, and watching what grows--will not only give young scientists a better idea of the kinds of plants growing in their area, but will also help them begin to think about the evolutionary strategies of plants. Closed captioning included. Run time 03:00.
CBS News Reports on Front Yard Gardening
This video discusses how many people are turning their front yards into gardens to grow their own vegetables.(2:10)
Life Cycle of A Flowering Plant
This is a digital video that explains the process of pollenation and the life cycle of a flowering plant. This is a very informative, but short video.
Hyacinth Growing - Time Lapse
This is a stop-motion movie showing 4 days of a hyacinth's life. Pictures were taken every 20 minutes. The slight changes in lighting are between the sunlight during the day and electrict lighting during night. No audio. (0:32)
Abiotic and Biotic Factors
This 1:20 video is about plants and what they require to live. The video carefully gives an explanation of why each of these, abiotic and biotic, are needed.
Plants with Seeds - by StudyJams
Plants produce seeds in order to reproduce. Gymnosperm seeds develop in cones, and angiosperm seeds develop in fruit. When a seed is fertilized, in right conditions, it will germinate, starting the life of a new plant. This cartoon animated video from StudyJams would also be a nice addition to a lesson on fertilization, germination, seed dispersal, or sexual reproduction.
How to Fold an American Flag
Explicit directions on the correct (and respectful) way to fold the American flag.
Symbolism in the American Flag
This is an introductory one-minute history of the American Flag and the symbolism behind the stars and stripes presented by two adolescent girls. (well-done amateur video)
Development of the American Flag
This slide show video shows the progression (including dates) of the 28 flags that have been used officially by USA.
War of 1812 and the History of the Star Spangled Banner
David Barton gives a brief history of the War of 1812 and the true story behind our National Anthem.
How to Handle &Fold the American Flag Navy Style
Fold a flag in the Navy style using the same method that
commemorative flags are folded, forming a neat, crisp triangle. Instructions and a demonstration are shown on how to tuck in the ends of a flag folded Navy style.
How to Raise the Flag
Instructions and a demonstration on how to raise the flag in this clip. A flag store owner shows how to attach each grommet of the flag to the snap hooks of the flag pole and slowly raising it up and tying it off. Avoid letting the flag touch the ground when being raised.