Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, Part 1 of
Animated cartoon, with subtitles. This is an animated version of the great classic by Shakespeare. Animation brings these stories to younger students. It uses Shakespeare's words and has the words at the bottom of the screen. Educators can pause the film to discuss the different passages. Suitable for older middle school and high school students. (8:41)
This great short film teaches kids about pottery. Viewers are exposed to spinning clay on a wheel to make bowls and cups. (0:50)
Welcome to North Korea [pt 1/6]
(Video begins after about 1 minute.)This film, shot mostly covertly, shows the irony of a regime where 20 million people lived in poverty, some on the brink of starvation, while former dictator Kim II Sung built extravagant monuments to reflect his power. He fostered a grotesque personality cult, which his son and successor Kim Jong Il perpetuates. All around the capital, Pyongyang, an endless stream of propaganda glorifies the leaders. Monuments and museums pay homage to them, but they are stra
How To Use Colons And Semi-Colons
Stop being confused about colons and semi-colons, and learn how, when,
and why to use them. This film explains the conventional way of punctuation English with colons and semi-colons.
"War of The Century" 15 of 20
This documentary is a comprehensive exploration of World War II and is told through commentary, narration, and vintage film footage. Suitable for high school students.
"War of The Century" 18 of 20
This documentary is a comprehensive exploration of World War II and is told through commentary, narration, and vintage film footage. Discusses what happened to Est Prussian refugees. It discusses the rape of an East Prussian woman. (10:02)
How to Use Hyphens and Dashes
A guide to punctuating your writing using hyphens and dashes. This film
explains the conventional way of punctuating English writing using
hyphens and dashes.
U.S. Immigration policy, a history
A history of America's immigration laws, who changed them, and why. (Amateur video with old film and interviews)
Six Scenes from "Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women"
This video features six selections from the American Masters film " Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women." The selections lead viewers through Alcott's life from her childhood through the writing of Little Women. Features interviews with historians, critics, readings from Alcott's writings, and dramatic re-enactments.
Historic Footage- New York/Brooklyn Bridge from East River
Historic Footage- New York/Brooklyn Bridge from East River 1903 (Amateur video with old film, slides, music, and text.)
Panama Canal Construction 1934
Video shows the construction of the Panama Canal in 1934.(This video has archival film of the event...no narration or text.)
The Funeral of Queen Victoria 1901
A more sombre but still interesting though very short silent film. Shows the funeral procession of Queen Victoria, but footage is of poor quality.
Aesop's Fable- Saving the Wolf
A simple animated cartoon film of Aesop's fable, "Saving the Wolf." In this story a wolf starts to choke on his dinner. A crane comes along and saves the wolf's life and demands a reward. She learns that greed does not work with gratitude. Good sound and production. (3:10)
An animated film that teaches about Measuring volume,
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.
Facts About Owls
This film was made by a fifth grade teacher for science class. It is a cute, short animated video that uses humor along with sketches of owls and owl facts for kids. This video could also be used with a lesson on owl pellet dissection, animal adaptations, or predators. Run time 03:24.
Baby Barn Owl Ejects Pellet
Although the people filming this video didn't realize what was about to happen (and were arguing over whether or not their camera was even recording) they were surprised at what they caught on film... a baby owl regurgitating his pellet. Students participating in owl pellet dissections will enjoy seeing where this pellet actually comes from. Run time 0:45
Ten Things I Hate About You/Taming of the Shrew
This is a clip from the film remake of the the Shakespeare play starring Heath Ledger. He is serenading Julia Stiles' character and can be used in a unit on persuasion or changes in plot.
Amazing Abacus Math Video
This film clip takes you inside a classroom in Tokyo, Japan where beginning students are using abacuses to learn computation. By the end they are going very quickly and even manipluating imaginary beads in the air to solve their problems. NOTE: The teacher talks about hitting his students (1:57)