This is a simple, clear, and direct explanation of what a food chain is. There is no sound for this student-created slide show.
What is a Food Chain?
This video demonstrates how organisms depends on each other for survival. The narration is accompanied by still images. (1:54)
500 NATIONS (PART 15) - The Haudenosaunee- America's First Democracy
This is a clip from the six-hour documentary series 500 Nations, which is a comprehensive history of Native American history in the US after the arrival of explorers from other countries. Vintage photos are included in the video.
While the American system of politics has generally been defined as a two-party system, occasionally a third party emerges, influencing elections and siphoning important votes from the major parties. Third parties often begin as single-issue parties that oppose or promote a certain social, economic, or political topic. For example, the Republican Party formed in the 1850’s as a third party in opposition to slavery. Similarly, in 2000, Ralph Nader formed the Green Party that focused on environm
Hamiltonians vs. Jeffersonians
This video about the two party system is accompanied by text. "After the new United States Congress completed its first task of creating a Bill of Rights, it turned its attention to the issue of financing the new government. President George Washington appointed Alexander Hamilton as the Treasury Secretary, and Hamilton took it upon himself to develop an economic structure for the United States that would give the public confidence in the government’s financial affairs..."
Noun Clauses Lecture
This is a slide show lesson on noun clauses. it explains that noun clauses are clauses where the whole clause is considered the object of a verb. Examples of noun clauses are indirect statement and indirect question. Volitive noun causes and noun clauses of result are explained.
Infinitives vs. Gerunds
This video is a lecture using typed slides that explains the difference between infinitives and gerunds. The lesson begins with the definition of each part of speech. The instructor uses examples of both parts of speech to help the viewer remember the difference between the two and how to use the parts of speech correctly.
Infinitives Used in Passive Voice
This short lecture shows a teacher discussing and giving examples of infinitives used with the passive voice.
Participial Adjectives -ing/-ed Part 1
Participial Adjectives (a.k.a. verbal adjectives, participles as noun modifiers, -ing/-ed adjectives). This teacher made video uses DVDs and her personal reviews to make up sentences with participal adjectives. (9:51)
The Reconstructed South
This video is accompanied by text. "The postwar South, where most of the fighting had occurred, faced many challenges. In the war’s aftermath, Southerners experienced collapsed property values, damaged railroads, and agricultural hardships. The elite planters were faced with overwhelming economic adversity perpetuated by a lack of laborers for their fields. However, it was the newly freed slaves in the former Confederate states that faced the greatest challenge: what to do with their newfo
Gilded Age: The Tweed Ring and Machine Politics
This video is accompanied by text. "The late nineteenth and very early twentieth centuries in America are often referred to as the “Gilded Age.” The origin of this name is usually attributed to Mark Twain who co-authored a novel entitled The Gilded Age. The term is metaphoric on several levels. It can be taken to reference an obsession with appearances. Unlike “golden,” which has positive associations of beauty and value, the word “gilded” carries connotations of cheap commercializat
Workers Strikes in the Gilded Age
This video is accompanied by text. "The end of the nineteenth century saw the most contentious and violent labor conflicts in the history of the nation. Between 1881 and 1900, approximately 23,000 strikes occurred, involving over six million workers. Unfortunately, in about half of the strikes the laborers gained nothing, and in the other half they were only able to elicit meager or modest gains. Bloody confrontations wracked the railroad, steel, and mining industries, often requiring interventi
Participial Phrases and Participles as Adjectives.
Learn about participial phrases and how it acts when its an adjective and how does it act when it is a verb. The narrator in the video shows and explains examples on a whiteboard.
Participial Phrase Sentence Diagramming
This short video demonstrates how to diagram a sentence containing a participial phrase. There is a very little verbal instruction while the sentence is being diagrammed, but there is an explanation at the end of the video. During this last minute of explanation, participial phrases are addressed briefly.
Infinitive Phrase as Direct Object
This video features an infinitive phrase being used as a direct object. The instructor uses a diagram in computer software for demonstration.
Misplaced Modifiers Slide Show With Music
This short slide show presentation is text presented with musical accompaniment. A few examples of incorrectly used modifiers are given with ways to use the modifiers correctly.
Investigating Wisconsin History-From Here To There
From Here to There - While biking on the Military Ridge State Trail, which is a part of Wisconsin's Rails-to-Trails project, Angie wonders about the history of the trail. While investigating the mystery of the Military Ridge Trail, she learns about Wisconsin's transportation history, from the days of the first peoples to the present, and the role transportation systems have played in our state's development.
Investigating Wisconsin History-Using Nature's Resources
Using Nature's Resources - Angie explores a shipwreck while scuba diving in Lake Michigan, which prompts her to investigate the ways in which water resources have been used in Wisconsin's past. Her investigation leads her from Lake Superior to the Fox River to the Horicon Marsh. She explores the relationship between people and natural resources, noting the impact of human decisions on those resources. Angie encourages students to think about the balance between using and protecting natural resou
Investigating Wisconsin History-Handing Down Our Heritage
Handing Down Our Heritage - While visiting the Circus World Museum in Baraboo, Angie wonders how circus performers and other people learn things that are not written down or taught in school. As Angie investigates this mystery, she discovers that art, music, storytelling, and dance and other performing arts can provide history detectives with important clues. Students are introduced to Wisconsin's folk culture and encouraged to begin thinking about their own customs and traditions. Angie helps s
"A List of Words," poem by Roger Stevens
"A List of Words" is a poem featured in The Monster That Ate the Universe (Macmillan Children's Books) by Roger Stevens. Cartoons by Sarah Naylor. Read by a male adult with a British accent, the poem contains many adjectives. (1:15)