From George Washington to Barack Obama
A creative way to display the past presidents. This is a morphing video that takes you through the 44 presidents in four minutes. It does not provide any biographical data. The "morphing" images are set to the musical piece Bolero. (03:58)
Martin Luther King,Jr. Signed Letter
This selection contains video footage of an autograph collector bringing a letter written by MLK to an Atlanta gallery. The letter is shown, and actual footage of MLK is shown.
Segration in Schools: The Little Rock Nine
A rap song in the background blends with images of modern day segregation and how some students fought through this to make and find success. This video is mainly about the Little Rock Nine. Excellent motivational story.
American Experience: A Class Apart
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case. This video tells the little-known story of the Mexican American lawyers who took Hernandez v. Texas to the Supreme Court, challenging Jim Crow-style discrimination. The professionally-made video from PBS is part of the series titled American Experience. (47:51)
How Different Forces Affect Aircraft
NASA Connect segment explaining how different forces affect aircraft. The video also explores team work and engineering for conducting research. (04:32)
China: Silk Road
This 2:46 video explains the geography and history of the Silk Road through China. Good illustrations. An excellent overview of why this Road was important.
Learn Prepositions (Animation) Video describes what prepositions are. Video is in the form of Power Point. Video gives good definition and examples. Narrator has an accent and at times may be hard to understand. Video is of good quality and appropriate for elementary and middle school students.
Video describes what prepositions are. Video is in the form of Power Point. Video gives good definition and examples. Narrator has an accent and at times may be hard to understand. Video is of good quality and appropriate for elementary and middle school students.
What does it Take to Be an Astronaut
Would you like to head to the moon some day? This student-made video lists several things NASA is looking for in an astronaut. Run time 02:00.
NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity and its Five Years on Mars
This video discusses the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. It talks about the landing site, the discoveries, and other aspects of the rovers journey on Mars.
Astronauts Who Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice for Space Exploration
This tutorial starts with the Apollo 1 disaster which happened while still on the ground. Then, the narrator tells of Apollo 13 (dubbed a 'successful failure'), the space shuttle Challenger (which exploded 73 seconds after take-off), and the crew of Columbia (which broke up while re-entering Earth's atmosphere). Finally, the video focuses on Russian astronauts who lost their lives. (03:19)
What it Takes to Do Extreme Astrophysics
All over the planet, giant telescopes and detectors are looking (and listening) for clues to the workings of the universe. At the INK Conference, science writer Anil Ananthaswamy tours us around these amazing installations, taking us to some of the most remote and silent places on Earth. (14:09)
Figure Percentages of a Whole Number
To figure out a percentage of a whole number, multiply the whole number by the percentage in decimal form. Learn to calculate the percentages of whole numbers using tips from a math tutor in this video. The instructor uses a chalk board. The camera should be a little closer to the board for better viewing. (01:54)
What is Graphic Design?
A brief typographic description of graphic design, brilliantly created using Adobe After Effects! (1:04)
More Complicated Order of Operations Example - Khan Academy
This video starts off with a black screen because the narrator uses it as a 'chalkboard'. In an easy, conversational tone, the instructor demonstrates how to solve a more, complicated, longer equation. (05:20)
Order of Operations
This video explains the order of operations using the PEDMAS acronym. It takes a problem and show the common mistakes made by not using the order of operation and then show you the correct way by applying the order of operations. It also tells you helpful hints on which direction to go in doing a problem and the different types of parenthesis. Run time 04:37.
Sedona Native American Culture and History
This Sedona video is an excerpt of The Natural Wonders of Sedona's timeless beauty. This portion of the video is about the Native American History of Sedona.
Causes of World War I
This two minute video uses primary films to show the causes of the First World War. By 1914, military tensions and a series of alliances have Europe on the edge of war. In August, the fuse is lit by an assassination in Sarajevo. By war's end, more than 100 countries would be involved in the conflict. Good use of photos and films. Students need to have timeline and map to get the most use of this video
How to Go Green: Earth Day 2009
Watch and learn a few tips on leading a more eco-friendly life. These
tips are from Earth Day 2009. Go Green!
Humans depend on water for drinking, as well as for domestic, agricultural, and industrial activities. Although water is a renewable resource, the water supply is limited and needs to be protected. One way for people to preserve water is to be aware of their own consumption. In this video segment adapted from ZOOM, cast members predict and and then compare how much water they each use during a typical shower. This video could also be used while teaching the scientific process. Closed captioning
George Washington: A Three Part Series
A very, very long introduction. This series goes into detail about his life.
George Washington Part 1: The Early Years
George Washington Part 2: The Military Commander
George Washington Part 3: Guiding the New Nation