US Marines Battle of Iwo Jima
(newsreel footage) The battle was marked by some of the fiercest fighting of the campaign. The Imperial Japanese Army positions on the island were heavily fortified, with vast bunkers, hidden artillery, and 18 kilometers (11 mi) of tunnels. The battle was the first American attack on the Japanese Home Islands and the Imperial soldiers defended their positions tenaciously. Of the 21,000 Japanese soldiers present at the beginning of the battle, over 20,000 were killed and only 216 taken prisoner.
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A brief history of the Soviet/German battle for the city of Stalingrad.  This video shows footage of the final stage of Operation Barbarosa.   The German commander of the Sixth Army, General von Paulus, assisted by the Fourth Panzer Army, began it's attack of a small Russian city on the banks of the Volga River. (3:14)

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A shape poem describes an object and is written in the shape of that object. In this online tool,  students can select 19 shapes from four different themes: Nature, School, Sports, and Celebrations.

Students are pr
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Cold War: Hungarian Revolution - part 1/5
1953 - 1961 Thaw is conceivable with Stalins death. Khrushchev outmaneuvers Malenkov for power and visits the West. Germans, Poles and Hungarians attempt to rise against Soviet rule. In 1956, an uprising in Hungary is ruthlessly crushed by Soviet tanks. The U.S., pledged to contain rather than overthrow communism, does nothing.
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Little Einstein Teaches About Measuring Mass
A Little Einstein bobblehead helps to teach about using a triple beam balance to measure the mass of an object. Little Einstein explains the process and gives an example. Then we see the application of measuring mass with a student in the lab (Running Time 2:37).
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How to Calculate the Volume of a Triangular Prism
Calculate the volume of a triangular prism by using a mathematical formula and measuring the base, height and length. Determine the volume of a triangular prism with tips from a teacher.
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This video describes Immanuel Kant's great synthesis of the rationalist and empiricist philosophical traditions. Kant famously stated "Percepts without concepts are empty; concepts without percepts are blind." Kant argues that our experience of reality is not merely passive, but rather that the mind actively structures how we encounter the world.  The video also explains the difference bet
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Democracy: An Overview
This 10 minute video is an overview of what democracy is - Shared Respect & Shared Power - and what makes it work. This 60 year old educational film deals with the same issues and responsibilities that exist today. Signs of Democracy is a good lesson to use as a starting point in this film and for additional discussions.
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Flowers by StudyJams
Flowering plants have many parts that are required for reproduction.  These parts, including the stamen, pistil, and ovary work together to make seeds through the process of fertilization.  This cartoon animated video from StudyJams uses simple terms and clever animation to help teach about flowers.  The video would be a nice addition to a lesson on pollination, fertilization, sexual reproduction, or the parts of a flower.  A short quiz is also included in this link.
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Fun Science Projects for Children : Ingredients for Flubber
Make science fun. What are the ingredients and materials needed to make flubber? Learn in this science video from science expert: Karen Weisman.  This video gives the step by step instructions for making flubber, and even has subtitles so that if you can't understand the presenter you can still see the measurements that she is talking about.
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SchoolHouse Rock-The Greatest Show on Earth-Weather
This Schoolhouse Rock video will explain different types of weather and how they form. Some of the key vocabulary words include the following: low pressure, high pressure, wind, and humidity. This is a good teaching resource for a science lesson/unit on climate, weather, etc. and would work well in conjunction with a story on weather.  (3:00)
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The Fall of France - Documentary part 8 of 12
This part of the documentary outlines in detail the development of the Battle of France. The position of the troops of both groups is shown on a map. There is reference to the different phases in the battle and to the characteristics and movement of the different opposing groups.
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Life After Low SAT Scores
College admission tests don't measure all indicators of college success.
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Motivation and Learning
Parents are the primary influence in their child's motivation to learn.  Tips are given to help motivate children at home such as setting goals, talking about school work and breaking up large tasks into smaller tasks.
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Teaching Kids Media Literacy
Teens are one of the largest groups of media consumers. From television to movies, the Internet and mobile media, teens are watching, listening and reading more media than parents may realize. Amy James from Knowledge Essentials came to the CBS NEWS 9 studio to help parents guide their teens through the media maze. Find more media literacy tips for parents at the Knowledge Essentials blog
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How to Reduce Homework stress
In this video learn strategies that prove homework time doesn't have to turn your home into a battlefield.   Homework time doesn't have to turn your home into a battlefield. Family and lifestyle correspondent Yolonda Caviness gives advice on how to deal with this difficult issue.
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Do Test Preparation Course Help?
How to choose the right test preparation courses.
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