Writing Lessons : How to Teach Summarizing in Writing
Teaching children summarizing in writing helps students to be concise, to think clearly and become better speakers. Develop powerful writing skills with tips from a credentialed teacher in this video on summarizing.
This is an overview of the influx of African-Americans to New York, maps of where they tended to settle, major authors, and the New Negro Movement are discussed. This lesson is best used with brief biographies of those individuals mentioned and a sampling of some of the materials developed by those mentioned would be ideal to gain a better understanding of the times and events.
The Declaration of Independence: Ideas for a New Age
This 17 minute examines the basic principles and concepts set forth in the Declaration of Independence, as well as the American leaders, their ideas and the historical events that resulted in the document. Good details. Best used with a timeline and a word list. Many items need a great deal more explanation, but the video is a good start.
Has video quiz, too.
The Purpose and Intent of the Founders
This video is accompanied by text. "The Bill of Rights guarantees basic human and political rights to Americans. As an addendum to the United States Constitution, the document has evolved in scope through judicial interpretation.
Many states had a Bill of Rights in their own constitution and insisted that the protections be added to the federal document. Two states, North Carolina and Rhode Island, refused to ratify the Constitution until a Bill of Rights was included. Five other states,
Declaration of Independence
Congress approves the Declaration of Independence. Watch the voting on the resolution to break ties with England.The document is then read to the public.
The Declaration of Independence
This is the second part of "A Powerful Performance." Here, the
Declaration is read by many popular actors, including Mel Gibson,
Michael Douglas, Whoopi Goldberg, Winona Ryder, and others. To hear it
read with such zeal is very inspiring. Think of this document whenever
you think of the role of government.
The signers of the Declaration of Independence
All 56 of the founding fathers who put their signatures to that historic document July 1776 are in this video along with the state they represented and their...
The Declaration of Independence: Jefferson's Role
The 2nd Continental Congress appointed Thomas Jefferson to draft the Declaration of Independence. Good details about how Jefferson came up with some ideas for the Declaration using theme of an unjust King. Students need to have a copy of this document is go along with the video as well as a timeline of events that resulted in this work.
Declaration of Independence - Set to Music
Michael Greenspan and family have set the first few lines of the Declaration of Independence to music, making it fun and easy to learn a bit of this very important document. Run time 01:30.
Carpentry Skills Contest - Part 2
Carpentry Skills USA contest held at New Market Skills Center in Tumwater, WA January 30, 2010. Live action video of 20 contestants working on projects while judges observe. No narration. Includes photos of the contestants receiving their prizes. (6:11)
How to Improve Your Math Skills
Excellent video from Jimmy Chang, who has a master's degree in math and has been a math teacher at St. Pete College for nine years. Mr. Chang discusses how a learner can improve their math skills.
How to Pass the GED
Passing the GED test requires reviewing algebra, geometry and
other basic math skills, keeping up with current events and taking
several practice tests to plan out the timing. This video clip a GED tutor will help to prepare for the GED test and help to ensure a passing grade.
How to Study for a Math Test
To study for a math test, review as much homework as possible, be familiar with the terminology, and do a self-test out of a text book to practice solving math problems. Study for a math test through repetition and practice. The instructor uses a document camera to aide in his lecture.
Trench Warfare in WW I
This slide presentation is an overview of trench warfare in WWI. It refers to the effects it had on the war and the soldiers involved. At the end, it includes an assignment for students to practice writing a "primary" document.
History of Slavery
Following the arrival of the first captured Africans in 1916, the slavery system in America evolves into a nightmare of abuse and cruelty. This is a fast moving three minute video. It needs maps and other ancillary materials to help with the information mentioned.
U.S. Railroad History Map 1830 - 1990s
U.S. Railroad History Map 1830 - 1990s. Slides, narration, and changing maps show the growth of railroads.
U.S. Frontier Roads ; Trails from 1820 - present
U.S. Frontier Roads & Trails from 1820 - present. Major trails and roads are traced using maps, slides, and narration.
Learn about The American Civil War 1861 - 1865
This five minute video uses a map to show the more important Civil War battles. Students should have their own maps to follow this quick moving video. It is a good overview of the war.
Causes of World War I
This is a slide show presentation. It explains the long and short term causes of WWI, the first steps to war and the domino effect. There are maps showing the places affected.(Slides and text only. No narration.)
History of Israel 1920 present day
This video Nutshell describes the history of Israel from 1920 till the present day from an Israeli point of view. No narration but good use of maps and computer graphics to show the history of Israel.