ParisByPod French lessons - Pronunciation Exercise n°5
Here is ParisByPod exercise #5 on French language phonetics & pronunciation. In this French lesson, you will have to discover some French words hidden in amazing photos of Paris. NOTE: At approximately 01:54, there is silhouette of a female in a shower. (Run time 02:57.)
A very young girl,Capucine, creates a delightful fairytale in French. Much of the vocabulary centers around animals and nature. There are English subtitles.
Modern Culture and Vincent van Gogh
Although Vincent couldn't find a buyer for his paintings, they are extremely valuable today. Some of his works have become popular-culture icons, and his life has been immortalized in song. (5:06)
Vincent Van Gogh part 1
Van Gogh was born in 1853 in Groot—Zundert, a small village in the southern Netherlands near the Belgian border. The oldest son of a Protestant minister, young van Gogh was moody, quiet, introverted, but he grew up with a love of nature and the arts. Van Gogh attended school as a young boy, but at the age of sixteen he left home for the Hague to work as an apprentice to an uncle, a dealer at Goupil and Co., an international art firm. Van Gogh subsequently worked for the firm in London and Pa
The Life of Henri Matisse
In this clip learn about Henri Matisse who was a French painter in the 20th century. He was famous for beginning the fauvist movement. This clip explores the life of this contemporary of Picasso with tips from a successful artist and history teacher. (2:16)
An Overview of Mars
Learn about mars, its surface, interior, discovery, and mythology in this short, computer-animated video. The following concepts will be briefly covered: orbit of mars and length of the day, Mars' axis, Mars' interior, the size and gravity of Mars, Mars in Mythology, Mars in popular culture, mission to Mars, and life on Mars. The video ends with a 10-question, fill-in-the-blank quiz.
History of Cinco de Mayo
The video explains the history of Cinco De Mayo. Cinco De Mayo is about a battle that happened May 5 in 1862 in Puebla, Mexico. French soldiers, with better equipment, outnumbered Mexican soldiers but against all odds, were defeated by the Mexican Army, led by Ignacio Zaragoza
Days of the Week Rap Back-Jack Hartmann
This is a Jack Hartmann rap song about the days of the week. This video uses contemporary rap music and pictures to sing the days of the week. Words for each day are included on the screen. Run time 01:50.
Fate of the Earth
New theories about the global consequences of a "nuclear winter" and an "ultra-violet spring" are revealed in this final episode that explores the role of life in shaping earth and its future.
EarthDay Videos: A Variety of Issues
This collection offers an excellent one on the history of Thoreau as well as vidoes on global warming, authors, getting active, EarthDay, and more. All of them are excellent in quality, but some are long and all of them need ancillary materials to make the messages more useful. Maps, a word wall and other aids are recommended. Walden was the best one I found for older students. All videos together are 1 hour run time.
10 Ways the World Will End: The Big Freeze
This video shows how the next Ice Age could start and its impact on the Earth. Very well done with excellent graphics. A good way to explore the impact of global warming. Not for younger students. Shows impact of freezing on humans, too.
Turning Point: State of the Earth and a Shift in Public Opinion
Green is going mainstream. A shift in public opinion has made climate change a political issue and businesses see that going green means more money for them. This professionally produced movie discusses how public opinion has helped the world take steps to fight global pollution and reduce carbon emissions. (6:09)
Conserving Energy by Using More Natural Light into Your Home
Learn how to conserve energy by letting more natural light into your
new home. Blending natural light fixtures into house lighting design
helps boost mental, increases positive thought and physical health,
saves on energy costs and is the new eco-friendly way to go.
The sun makes colors seem more intense, less muted, and the light
creeps into corners and makes a room feel larger, airier and more fresh.
With increased energy costs and concerns about the glo
Air- State of the Earth
On certain days, 25 percent of Los Angeles smog is from Asia, which travels over the Pacific in huge brown clouds at the rate of 6,000 miles in 3 days! This movie discusses how air pollution is a global problem. Run time 05:07.
The "XYZ Affair" that Adams had to Face
This video is accompanied by text. "The signing of Jay’s Treaty, which settled violations of the Treaty of Paris and averted the threat of war with England, induced angry reactions from both American and European politicians. Democratic-Republicans believed the treaty was a humiliating surrender to the British. French leaders, meanwhile, viewed it as a step toward forming a union with their enemy, a flagrant breach of the Franco-American Treaty of 1778. However, an unexpected consequence of th
The Alien and Sedition Act, 1798
This video is accompanied by text. "The feud with France created bad blood between the political parties in America. Democratic-Republicans and Federalists took advantage of every opportunity to undermine each other. In 1798, the Federalist-controlled Congress exploited the anti-French sentiment sweeping through the colonies to pass a series of laws that, on the surface, promoted American safety but actually were designed to quiet their Democratic-Republican counterparts. The Alien and Sedition
The Works of Claude Monet
Claude Monet was a founder of the French impressionist art movement. View Claude Monet's portfolio in a series of well-paced still images. No explanations are given, pictures are not labeled. Presentation set to the music Bolero. Claude Monet was born in Paris on November 14, 1840 but all his impressions as a child and adolescent were linked with Le Havre, the town to which his family moved about 1845. His father had a grocery store there. In his youth he painted caricature portraits and ex
How To Hold Drumsticks In German And French Timpani Positions
DRUM! Magazine music editor Wally Schnalle explains and demonstrates live how to properly hold drumsticks in German and French timpani positions. His explanations are very detailed and thorough. This is more appropriate for high school students. Mr. Schnalle is sitting at a drum.
Flip Flops Recycled into Toys, Jewelry, and Sculptures
Using art as a medium for conservation and development, this is the story of a group of Kenyan people who collect the flip flops that wash up on the coast and craft them into jewelry, sculptures and toys. Their goal is to improve lives and the world with recycled products, brighten life with colorful and exciting items made from waste. A beautiful story of how the people of Africa are working to address the global problem of pollution. (6:28)
Chain Reaction: Water
Artists using using visual media to capture climate change in the act. The video begins with showing water bottles made from plastic which uses oil to produce the bottles, gas to transport the bottles and the entire planet's resulting consequences of global warming. Speeded up climate changes showing dying coral, rising water levels, hurricanes, ending with a challenge to be concious of the changes and "Sound the Alarm." Set to contemporary music.