BBC: Michael Palin travels in Russia
Michael gets himself involved in the Russian Film industry when he stumbles across a film set.
Geography of Oceans and Seas
This video is about the geography of the Oceans and Seas, especially volcanic action on the ocean floor.
What the World Looks Like 1
This video features great photographs with words above the images while the instructor reads the words. Suitable for elementary and ESL students. Can also be used as a social studies/geography tool.
A Call To Action For The Forest
A short video about the Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic in Colorado and a proposal to save some trees in the wild. Run time 13:37
Edgar Allan Poe Biography, Part 1
Part 1 of the life of the literary great, Edgar Allan Poe. Who was Poe, the man both blessed and cursed by genius? Arts and Entertainment television program audio track, without video, played over a still image of Poe. Well documented, well written historical biography includes some parts of primary documents, e.g. letters, read by professional actors. Includes portions of interviews with Poe scholars. (9:19)
Edgar Allan Poe Biography, Part 4
The fourth and final installment of A & E's biography of Edgar Allan Poe which focuses on his poverty. The video consists of narrative voices and a still image. (9:54)
Sarah Dessen Interview for Along for the Ride - readergirlz presents
Teen book author Sarah Dessen answers interview questions from a former classmate, Melissa Walker (Chapel Hill High School, North Carolina, US) about her book Along for the Ride. for readergirlz. The interview is conducted in Dessen's high school library. Sound is not always audible. (2:17)
Author Sarah Dessen Interview for her book, Lock and Key - Penguin
Teen author Sarah Dessen discusses her book, Lock and Key. She talks about the people and places that inspired the character and setting of the book. In this video she drives and walks through the streets of Carrboro and Chapel Hill to explain the setting of her books. (2:54)
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.
Shel Silverstein-"Boa Constrictor"
A student made picture video of Shel Silverstein's poem "Boa Constrictor." (1:19)
The Wisdom of Mark Twain
Mark Twain or Samuel Langhorne Clemens (real name) was an
American author and humorist. Twain is most noted for his novels
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which has since been called the Great American Novel, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He is extensively quoted. During his lifetime, Twain became a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.
Rick Riordan Interview
In this videotaped talk at a table by a metropolitan city window, author Rick Riordan briefly describes the plots and characters in the first three books of his Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. He discloses his favorite character and favorite enemy. (2:15)
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)
Art History Questions : Famous Women Photographers
Famous women photographers include Annie Leibovitz, Karen Wisniewski, Jody Cobb, Margaret Bourke White, Dorothy Allen and Julia Margaret Cameron. Study the photographic work of women throughout history with tips from a successful artist and history teacher in this video about famous artists. Carlos Navarro is an artist and history teacher at Design and Architecture Senior High, in Miami, Fla., who was born in Havana, Cuba.
(Filmmaker: Paul Muller)
Detailed video explaining the rainforest biome. Gives an explanation of what is found in the rainforest. Only 6% of the Earth's surface is covered by rainforest. This video shows the climate that a rainforest has, the location of rainforest and the two different kinds of rainforest, tropical rainforest and temperate rainforest, and where they can be found. Run time 03:39.
Tropical Rain Forest Biome
A student project on some of the world's biomes. This is on the tropical rain forest. 6:00
Al Seckel, a cognitive neuroscientist, explores the perceptual illusions that fool our brains. Loads of eye tricks help him prove that not only are we easily fooled, we kind of like it. Seckel explores how eye tricks can reveal the way the brain processes visual information.
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)