When writing a ballad, it's best to come up with a catch phrase to build upon. Write a ballad with tips from writing instructor, Â Laura Minnigerode,Â in this video on writing tips.Text that Laura is saying is under the video so students can take notes. (1:50)

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How to Write Haiku Poems
In this video, learn to Â write haiku poems by reflecting on a moment in time or an image in nature, put yourself in a calm state, and write three lines that have five syllables, then seven syllables and then five syllables. Check out haiku poems on the Internet to get inspiration. Â You receive advice from expert Laura Turner in this video.
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How To Write a Haiku
This video defines Haiku, provides an example, and explains how to writ a Haiku.  ( 1:28)
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Artist Peter Max - Color and Creativity!
For over 40 years Peter Max has been a Pop-Culture Icon with an estimated audience in the billions! From portraits of Presidents to Rock Stars and a Boeing 777, Peter Max is America's Painter Lauriate! The media is his canvas! Â In this video you will see various interviews and slideshows of his work.Â Â
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Standard Error of the Mean
Standard error of the mean is the exact same thing as the standard deviation for the sampling distribution.Â
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Measures of Variability-- DEVIATION
The deviation tells you how far a measurement is from the mean or average of the set.Â  It tells you how much a value deviates from the average.Â  The formula to find the deviation is x minus x bar.Â  The value for x bar is the mean.
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This video introduces descriptive statistics and central tendency. Examples are shown on a black board ofÂ the average of central tendency: mean, median and mode.

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Statistical Calculation in Microsoft Powerpoint
In this video, six basic statistical calculations are presented in a Microsoft Powerpoint with accompanying narration.  The video explores how to find the mean, median, mode, standard deviation, z scores, and p-values.  examples are presented of data sets for concentration of product.

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Gear and Wheels and How They Work, Part 1
This video discusses the history behind the wheel and how it was changed to make a gear.  The video also discusses gears, gear speed and direction, circumference, diameter, radius, combining different size gears, driver gear vs driven gear, gear trains, gear ratio, gear friction, gear pairs (compound gears), lever arm, torque, and rim force. (08:50)
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The Bill of Rights as First Constitutional Amendments
This video is accompanied by text. "Several of the states were hesitant to ratify the Constitution. New York in particular feared that ratification of the Constitution as it was written would transfer many civil liberties away from the people to a large, authoritarian government. Promises made by the Federalists that a Bill of Rights would be the first priority of the new Congress paved the way for ratification. The new Congress, guided by James Madison, was determined to follow through on that
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The Bill of Rights
This is an excellent video that goes through each of the amendments in rapid fashion. This would be an excellent introduction to the Bill of Rights, but lacks the depth needed for most civics classes.

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History and Meaning of the Bill of Rights
The history and interpretations of the Bill of Rights are illustrated with interviews and video clips. Activities are suggested for the use of this program in classrooms. Slow start, but this is a good video to introduce these Rights. The video uses images that might help students understand the time period better. Video is 12 minutes in duration.
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Cost of Elections
Whether a candidate is campaigning for the presidency, the Senate, or for the House of Representatives, running for public office can be costly. It is rare for an individual to run a successful campaign by merely collecting signatures and placing his or her name on a ballot. Candidates who want to inform voters about their platforms must spend money on a campaign. (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)
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Campaign Finance Reform
Congress enacted campaign finance reform due to criticism directed toward interest groups and Political Action Committees (PACs). Federal Election Campaign Acts were passed in 1971, 1974, and 1976. Early legislation limited individual donations to candidates to \$1,000 and \$5,000 to PACs. PACs in turn may only donate \$5,000 to individual candidates (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)
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U.S. Electoral System Explained
This video offers a brief description of how the voting process works in the US. The commentator in this video is talking very fast. Suitable for high school students and older. (01:26)

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Steps to the Constitutional Convention
The United States Constitution created at the Philadelphia Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was called because of the events listed here. A very good video in black and white. The many arguments and compromises are dealth with using both photos and movies.
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Jesus the Healer - Children's Bible Stories
In this animated video from Children's Bible Stories, Jesus the Healer is the topic, and it shares how Judas betrayed Jesus for thirty pieces of silver. Â Not only is this a great story of the bible, but also teaches the importance of loyalty in friendships.
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Life Cycle of A Flowering Plant
This is a digital video that explains the process of pollenation and the life cycle of a flowering plant. This is a very informative, butÂ short video.
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Abiotic and Biotic Factors
This 1:20 video is about plants and what they require to live. The video carefully gives an explanation of why each of these, abiotic and biotic, are needed.
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Misplaced Phrases
This lesson excerpt tells how to correctly use phrases as modifiers in sentences.  The excerpt is very short and provides only one example.

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