Teaching Children How to Write a Book
Teaching children to write a book can trigger their creativity
and offer an outlet other than visual art for them to express
themselves and their worlds. Teach children to write books using prompts or guidelines with advice from a writing specialist in this video.

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Relationships Between Literature and Historical Period Using Concept Maps
This sample lesson uses an Inspiration concept map to provide 9-12 grade students a workspace to explain the relationships between literature and historical periods, cultures and society.Â  An example of a concept map is presented in this lesson.Â  While there are attempts to zoom in on individual slides, it is very difficult to read the concept map.Â  The video does describe a good way to help students connect concepts visually through concept maps.
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How to Teach Children to Read : Favorite Children's Authors: Part 3
Learn about favorite authors of children's books from a professional librarian in this children's video. Â Expert: Â Debbie Noah. Â This video is a great tool for parents to use for helping to pick out some great children's literature.
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Genetic mutation
This is a video accompanied by text (click on the text icon to see it) "A genetic mutation is any change in a cell's DNA, the chemical that carries all of the genetic information in a cell. Would you ever think that a beneficial genetic mutation that occurred thousands of years ago could cause a serious illness today?
In parts of Africa, the Mediterranean, South America, and the Middle East, malaria epidemics killed large numbers of people many centuries ago. Children who inherited one cop

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Properties of Multiplication
This video indicates it is for pre-algebra, however this video would be good for anyone who is review mulitiplication and its properties. This video begins with showing the Commutative Property for Multiplication, which states when two numbers are switched they will have the same product. An example is given with three numbers, this is done from left to right (order of operations). Then they switch what is mulitiplied first the product is the same, this is the Associative Property for Mulitiplic
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How to Identify Narrative Style in Literature
Narrative style in literature refers to the storyteller or the narrator in a piece of writing, whether it be first, second or third person, omniscient or otherwise. Identify the narrative style of a piece of literature, while deciding whether or not to trust the narrator. The background inÂ the video is a tad distracting, but the information is good.Â
David M. Harris has taught English at Vanderbilt University and elsewhere.
Filmmaker: Dimitri LaBarge

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Scientology Video: The Parts of Man
A video on The Parts of Man, illustrating our beliefs regarding the relationship of the body, mind and spirit. For anyone who would like to find out what Scientologists believe and practice, the best source of information are L. Ron Hubbard's books Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health and Scientology: A New Slant on Life. A full description of the religion, its many Churches and related social betterment programs can be found in the encyclopedic reference book What Is Scientology? Howe
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Scientology Video: The Components of Understanding
This video describes the Scientology principle of the A-R-C Triangle (Affinity, Reality and Communication), delineating the interrelationship of the components of understanding. For anyone who would like to find out what Scientologists believe and practice, the best source of information are L. Ron Hubbard's books Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health and Scientology: A New Slant on Life. A full description of the religion, its many Churches and related social betterment programs can be
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Types of poetry Rhyme
There are three types of rhymes that you will see in poetry and literature. Here is a brief video of the three types of rhyme in poetry. Â This video is done by a teacher who is talking about the three kinds of rhymes while showing examples and notes on the screen.
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Quality Literature in Curriculum
This video shows two authors, Carol Fuhler and Maria Walther, discussing how to incorporateÂ quality children's literature into the curriculum.Â Â They try to tell how to do this even whenÂ the reading curriculum uses a basal reader or guided reading.Â  Ways of including literature in various content areasÂ are also touched upon.Â
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Keeping Safe When Swimming - CDC
Though swimming is a popular sports activity with many health benefits, swimming-related illness in the US is on the rise. In a fun-filled reminder, experts show you how to keep your family healthy and safe when you get 'In the Swim of Things' this summer. The main culprit: a chlorine-resistant parasite known as Cryptosporidium.Â English captions. Â 3:54 min.
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Easy Division Shortcuts
Learn to improve your math skills using mental math tricks. See how to divide numbers by 5, 50, and 500 quickly and easily. Teacher demonstrates the shortcut on an interactive white board. Â (2:36)
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Nietzsche on Hardship 1 of 3
Philosophy - A Guide to Happiness: with Alain DeBotton.Â  We all have dark periods in our lives, we all face difficulties that seem insurmountable, we all encounter setbacks and when we do we are often tempted to through in the towel.Â  Most philosophers have tried to help us to reduce the amount we suffer.Â  There was one philosopher, Nietzsche, believed all varieties of suffering and failure were to be welcomed by anyone seeking happiness.Â  He
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How to accommodate individual freedom in a free society increasing occupied Sartre.Â  In much of the 50â€™s he tried to reconcile the individualist philosophy of Existentialism with the collective vision of Marxism.Â Â  In 1964, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for Literature.Â  He refused the award.Â  In May 1968, French students rebelled protests, they made Sartre their leader.Â  He wanted to help them.Â
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The Industrial Revolution
The innovations that marked the transition of the world from an agricultural community to an industrial one started in 18th century England. The Industrial Revolution quickly spread through Europe and the United States.  The people behind the Industrial Revolution were ingenious and clever. They sparked an era of experimentation and creativity that has not yet ceased in modern times. Learn about the struggles and triumphs that led the world t
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Video Brain Teaser #45
Videos that provide viewers with brain teasers/mental puzzles. These may consist of problems dealing with the arrangement of matchsticks, coins, and other items. May include pencil drawing games, optical illusions, hidden images and "Find the Twin" problems.
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Kathi Appelt Reading at the 2008 National Book Award
Kathi Appelt reads an excerpt from her 2008 National Book Award Young People's Literature Finalist book, The Underneath.   Kathi Appelt sings a blues song from a chapter in the book.

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