US Troops on Alaskan Front - 1942
This World War II footage follows reinforcements landing on Attu Island and "Flying Tigers" preparing for combat missions in the Pacific, as large crowds pray for the troops in Chicago.
What Rats Can Teach Us About Confidence
Kepecs uses rats to study the neurology of decision-making because their brains are evolutionarily similar to ours but much simpler. Likewise, if you wanted to learn how cars worked, you wouldn’t study a complicated Lexus; you’d study a Model T. This video is in lecture format. (07:41)
History of Thanksgiving
This video discussed the history of Thanksgiving when the pilgrims celebrated by having food to eat, and giving thanks to the Indians that helped them make it through their first winter in this new land they now call home. This could be a helpful resource to use in conjunction with non-fiction texts on holidays in the middle school classroom. (2:39)
Personal Space Social Story
Person space is something that is very important for all students. While it comes naturally for most children, some require direct instruction using social stories. This social story focuses on personal space- who needs it and how to get it.
Whispers Listening Game
This game really tests listening and speaking skills and encourages teamwork. To make it more enjoyable, add a competitive element. Split the class into teams, and the team that more closely matches the original phrase scores a point. Children in the video demonstrate how to play the game. (04:57)
Watch & Learn: Invented Spelling
In a Connecticut suburb, first grade teacher Carol Spinello turns a spelling lesson into something of a game. (4:42)
Where to Practice for the ACT & SAT for Free
This informative video features information from Brian Leaf, M.A., who is the author of McGraw-Hill's 'Top 50 Skills for SAT/ACT Success' series. (Note: A small ad appears before the video starts.)
Parts of Speech Rhyme
Learn the parts of speech with this cute rhyme. It includes nouns, adjectives, verbs, and adverbs.
War of The Century - Part 20
This last part of the documentary shows that even after the Red army was victorious some soldiers looked for revenge. There were war crimes committed and there are accounts of some former soviets retelling what they did. There is footage of the Soviet parade celebrating victory. There is reference to Stalin's attitude towards army leaders who were popular. Most of them had to suffer their popularity. Stalin's rule was harsh.
DNA Lab, Part 2
This video includes step-by-step instructions for extracting DNA from wheat. This procedure can easily be done at home or school with readily available equipment and supplies. (06:32)
This video shows that the orangutan is on the verge of extinction due to poaching and habitat loss. Now deep in the heart of Borneo orangutans and Dayaks, the local aboriginal people, have come together in a unique program. Dayak women have become surrogate mothers to hundreds of orphaned orangutans. This is a story of sacrifice and salvation, tragedy and hope as mothers from simple backgrounds who are doing their best to save the species.
Fooled By Nature Videos - The Leopard
Some minor graphic images in this video about Leopards use their strength and cunning to survive against larger animals. A good video for science classes to help show how animals have evolved to survive. Run time 02:40.
Checks and Balances
A two minute video that traces the checks and balance system. Delegates agreed that the federal government should be able to act independently, apart from the states. James Madison proposed a government structure with three branches. This video lacks depth, but does give an overall idea of how this system works.
Funny Speeches: Vulgarity
This video teaches that in general, vulgarity doesn't fly when making speeches. Learn how to give a funny speech using tasteful humor from a professional speaker and communications instructor.
Public Speaking Tips : How to Use Humor in Public Speaking
Everyone loves a joke. video clip learn how to use humor in your public
speeches. The narrator in this video is a professional public speaker.
Montgomery Bus Boycott - Waiting for the World to Change.
This is a touching video on the hardships and cruelty the black people of the United States had to endure during the Civil Rights Movement. It features photos and historical facts from a variety of important events during the Civil Rights Movement, many of them stemming from the Montgomery Bus Boycott. This video is set to the song "Waiting on the World to Change", and is narrated through subtitles. It ends with a positive note showing how things have changed through a pho
Malcolm X and Black Nationalism
This is a video of Malcolm X speaking to an audience at the Audobon Ballroom in Washington Heights on March 29, 1964, Malcolm X explains: "If you're interested in freedom, you need some judo, you need some karate--you need all the things that will help you fight for freedom... A great recording of his speech.
MALCOLM X: THE HOUSE NEGRO AND THE FIELD NEGRO
In this video Malcolm X is giving a speech explaining the difference that he sees between the "house negro" and the "field negro". Malcolm X is an amazing speaker, and this video showcases his talents.
MALCOLM X: OUR HISTORY WAS DESTROYED BY SLAVERY
In this video Malcolm X appears on a television show in Chicago called "City Desk" on March 17, 1963. He enters a debate with the interviewers about his name, and explains that the real names of his people were destroyed during slavery.
Rise of Black Power
This video is accompanied by text. "The civil rights movement continued to make progress during the 1960s through the controversial implementation of forced busing and affirmative action measures. Most people viewed Martin Luther King, Jr., as the principle leader of the movement. King maintained a large following who supported his promotion of non-violent protest. King hoped to integrate all neglected and oppressed peoples into American society and to ensure the same equality for everyone..."