Kurt Vonnegut Obituary
This is a two minute video video that summarizes some of the achievements of Vonnegut, including his remarkable survival of a World War Two bombing. Provides great insights into his character and personality. Would be excellent to show before students read his works.
Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
A video adaptation of the Maurice Sendak classic, narrated by an adult male. Illustrations from the book appear page by page while the words from the book are read. Some sound effects and background drum music. Max is made King Of All Wild Things and a wild rumpus takes place. But Max goes home to supper in his room. Adapted and narrated for video by John Kelin; what did he leave out? (4:13 - No video or audio from 3:50 - 4:13)
The video slideshow features the beautiful, serene works of the pointillist Georges Seurat and is set to the music of Vivaldi. There is artisitic nudity (for a second or two) at the 2:01 point in the video-because of that, this video is recommended for high school students.
Seascape Oil Painting Tips
When painting a seascape, it is important to first decide what you are going to paint. Choose something interesting to paint-check out the framing to find the interesting items in the picture. English captions. (1:46)
Oil Painting a Seascape : Seascape Oil Painting Sky
The sky in a seascape is a foundational step. Take some colors and mediia and mix them using your palet knofe. Keep mixing it until you get a very pale shade. Take the flathead brush-apply the color to it-apply to the canvas with a bit of a squiggle.(2:04)
: Water Base Layer in a Seascape Oil Painting
Painting seascapes always requires a water base layer. Be chaotic, hit the canvas hard, don't evenly apply the paint layers. This gives the painting depth. English captions. (2:11)
The World of Chemistry
People dressed up as elements and compounds at a "party" demonstrate chemical attractions, element separations, and explosive reations in a fun way. No narration or explanations. The video is a skit set to music. Run time 01:30.
ABC News Report - Earth Day
What is Earth Day and how can you help? Environmental lifestyle expert Danny Seo shares ways to save the planet and how many companies are doing their part. (06:50)
A Brief History of the Catholic Church
A brief history of the Catholic Church from Pentecost till today in the style of "The History Channel" or "The Discovery Channel."
Preschool Lesson: Forming Capital Letters
With Stamp and See, children learn to make capital letters step by step. They form letters by tracing with magnetic chalk or stamping with wood piece shapes. This lesson shows the teacher modeling a lesson using this product helping a small group of students learn how to form capital letters step by step.
World War II: The Battle of Iwo Jima
This video clip provides a summary of the Battle of Iwo Jima reported by a USMC Radio Broadcast from February 1945. (2:41)
The Battle Of Kursk
A short clip with footage from the the battle for Kursk. This was the largest tank battles of WWII.
Battle For Stalingrad
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)
Oh, The Thinks You Can Think! by Dr. Seuss
This video clip shows still images of the double-spread book pages with words and illustrations, so one could read along with the friendly female narrator. (2:49)
Subtracting Decimals with No Place Holder
In this is an easy-to-understand, brief video the instructor uses a sketchpad program to demonstrate how to subtract decimal numbers. Several examples are modeled with emphasis placed on regrouping and lining up the decimals.
Converting Fractions to Decimals
How to express a fraction as a decimal. Narrator walks through several examples step-by-step with the Paint Program software.
Learn Equivalent Fractions
We can test if two fractions are equivalent by cross-multiplying their numerators and denominators. The cartoon animation in this video uses very simple pictures and examples to help explain equivalent fractions. The problems become more difficult towards the end of the video. (03:47)
Locating and Plotting Points on a Coordinate Plane
This video is a mini lesson with a teacher explaining how to locate and plot points on a coordinate plane to students. It identifies and defines the different parts of the coordinate plane and offers the rules to follow when plotting and locating points.
Song to Teach Prepositions of Location
This is a video to help lower elementary students remember a few of the prepositions of location-in, on, under, over, behind, and in front. The song gets faster as the song is repeated. The second half of the video shows the hand motions that go with the 'song (2:03).