Teaching Social Studies-Workshop 1
Why do we teach social studies? This session focuses on the relevance of teaching social studies and discusses strategies for helping students gain a deeper understanding of social studies content. The onscreen teachers review standards and themes developed by the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and view video clips from the Social Studies in Action video library to identify examples of powerful teaching and learning.
Teaching For Understanding Workshop 2
How do we plan for learning? This session focuses on the Teaching for
Understanding model, a framework for unit planning developed at the
Harvard Graduate School of Education. The onscreen teachers use the
framework to analyze unit planning in classroom videos, plan for their
own social studies units, and create a pictorial timeline of U.S.
history that outlines an entire year of learning.
Applying Themes and Disciplines Workshop 4
What do we teach? Working from the NCSS themes and standards, the onscreen teachers identify approaches to integrating disciplines while teaching social studies content. Classroom video segments illustrate effective strategies for teaching across the curriculum and provide an opportunity to reflect on teaching practices. The session ends with the teachers developing a lesson plan that incorporates a variety of themes and disciplines.
Schizophrenia: Pharmacological Treatment
Dr. Arnold Scheibel reviews the various ways in which schizophrenia has been treated since the 1950s, ranging from the use of physical restraints and cool baths to the administration of antipsychotic drugs. He and other psychiatrists elaborate on the ways in which drugs alter the chemistry of the brain. Drugs that are effective seem to reduce the levels of dopamine in th
The Locus of Learning and Memory
In the history of psychology, the question of where learning and memory take place has occupied investigators for years. Recent work at the National Institute of Mental Health has brought scientists closer to resolving the issue. This module shows magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology being used to identify specific changes in the motor cortex of human subjects —
This video shows how one can use synthetic division to divide a polynomial by a linear expression. It also shows how synthetic division can be used to evaluate polynomials. Instructor uses white board and colored markers for easier viewing. For high school students.
What is Matter? Properties and Classification of Matter Matter is one of the big ideas in science. Most areas in physical science can be discussed and explained in terms of matter or energy, and mat
Matter is one of the big ideas in science. Most areas in physical science can be discussed and explained in terms of matter or energy, and mat
Connecting With the Arts: What's the Big Idea?
This program is about planning and teaching toward big ideas — important understandings that have lasting value. Participants will see how arts-integrated instruction enables students to make deeply personal connections to what they are learning.
Bugs - Say What You See
This short animated video is called "Say What You See" from Nick Jr. Animation showing various bugs on a cube is shown. Letters and numbers are also interspersed on the cube and shown. The voices on the video say what they see on the screen. The video gets progressively faster and ends with a silly item, in this case a hat. (1:05)
Animals - Say What You See
This short animated video is called "Say What You See" from Nick Jr. Animation showing various animals on a cube is shown. Letters and numbers are also interspersed on the cube and shown. The voices on the video say what they see on the screen. The video gets progressively faster and ends with a silly item, in this case a carrot. (1:05)
Meredith Viera Discusses the Word Hibernate
Meredith Viera discusses the definition of hiberate. Ms. Viera is joined at the end of this brief video by examples of hibernating animals (represented by puppets).
Ladybug Ladybug Song
This video features an animated song with words on the screen created by Montessori educators to help children learn to read. The words are highlighted as the reader and children sing them. Music by Frank Leto.
Gymnastics & Tumbling : How to Do a Round Off
In gymnastics, a person should know how to do a cartwheel before attempting to do a round off. Find out where to place the hands when doing a round off from a lunge. (2:05)
The American Revolution 1775 part 1
Video shows how the American Revolution started and why it started.(Slides with narration)
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"She walks in Beauty" Poem by George Gordon, Lord Byron
This is a recitation of Lord Byron's poem, "She Walks in Beauty." Only a color photograph of a lamplight-lit sidewalk at night is used for the backdrop of this reading. The picture and sound quality are good. The text can be pulled down from the description box (top right). (1:05)
How To Install More Memory In a Computer
A slow moving quality video that shows how to install memory and how to do it safely. Best used if students have a computer to use to demonstrate on as the video is shown or afterwards.
Cold War: Red China - part 2/5
1949 - 1972 Chinese communists win the longest civil war in 20th century history. Mao's land reforms are popular but in 1958, he embarks on a series of catastrophic changes. China maintains an incrasingly uneasy relationship with the Soviet Union. In 1960, the Sino-Soviet split paves the way for President Nixon's historic visit to Beijing.
Electrical Switches, Part 1, Introduction - Basic Switches
This video introduces the principles and terminology of mechanical electrical switches. It covers terms such as contacts, normally open, normally closed, poles, and throws.
Electrical Switches, Part 5, Switch Contacts and Arcing
This video explains the importance of contacts in electrical switches. It describes the effects of arcing and contamination on switch operation. It also shows the effects of high voltage arcs and the danger of arc blasts.