EarthDay Videos: A Variety of Issues
This collection offers an excellent one on the history of Thoreau as well as vidoes on global warming, authors, getting active, EarthDay, and more. All of them are excellent in quality, but some are long and all of them need ancillary materials to make the messages more useful. Maps, a word wall and other aids are recommended. Walden was the best one I found for older students. All videos together are 1 hour run time.
The Great, The Commerce and The Three-Fifth Compromise
Video accompanied by text. "The discord among the states’ delegates regarding the plans submitted by Virginia and New Jersey eventually subsided, and a negotiation—called the Great Compromise—for the new governmental structure was reached. This compromise was heavily promoted by Connecticut’s Roger Sherman, and the terms “Great Compromise” and “Connecticut Compromise” are used interchangeably. Under Sherman’s compromise, a bicameral legislature would combine elements of both Vi
Subtracting: No More Regrouping (Borrowing)
This video clip shows an alternative to regrouping or borrowing when subtracting. In this method, use estimation, counting, and mental math instead, which are skills normally learned before your learn how to regroup or borrow.
Hepatitis C Virus
Silent 3D Animation of the components and genomic map of the Hepatitis C Virus. The first part shows that the virus infects the liver. Then all of the virus' parts are labeled. The viral RNA is pulled out to show that it is transcribed to DNA, and then all of the nucleotides in the DNA are shown. The last part of the animation maps the regions of the RNA/DNA that encode for specific proteins, i.e. one segment codes for the envelope proteins, another for the core, etc. Grades 9-12. 51 sec.
Madison is Elected President
This video is accompanied by text. "Jefferson tired of the rigorous demands of America's highest office and left the presidency after two terms. During the election of 1808, he supported the nomination of Secretary of State James Madison. The two Virginians shared many characteristics and ideals. Both men relied more on their intellect and writing skills than on their speaking abilities, and both favored negotiating techniques over military supremacy. Although the embargo was unpopular with Amer
The History of the War of 1812
The War of 1812 is a 20 minute video that explains the war
between the United States of America and the British Empire (particularly Great Britain and British North America), lasted from 1812 to 1815. It was fought chiefly on the Atlantic Ocean and on the land, coasts and waterways of North America. Good use of maps. Shows the steps made to evade war before incidents and political actions made it inevitable despite the nations poor preparation.
Part of the History Channel's TV series "The Universe" from 2007, this 9 minute segment specifically addresses the Moon. Take a look at the specific formations and features of the moon, and learn more about the future plans NASA has for establishing a permanent base on the surface.
The Moon (Part 2)
Second part of the History Channel's TV series "The Universe" from 2007, this 9 minute segment specifically addresses the Moon. Take a look at the specific formations and features of the moon, and learn more about the future plans NASA has for establishing a permanent base on the surface.
Teaching Reading Literacy Skills, Grade 3
Teacher presenting a language arts lesson from the Language
strand of SRA Reading Mastery Signature Edition. The program uses
language arts activities including passage writing and editing to
improve student literacy and reading comprehension skills.
How Old Should Kids Be When Learning to Read?
There are a wide range of ages for children to start learning how to
read, but children usually start learning how to read in the first
grade. Discover ways to teach pre-reading skills to children who are
four or five years old with help from an English specialist in this video.
If you're under a hurricane watch or warning, learn about your community's emergency plans, warning signals, evacuation routes, and emergency shelters. Public service announcement reminds people what to do. Grades 4-12. Includes closed captioning. 31 sec.
The Earth's Landforms
This is a powerpoint presentation by a teacher about the landforms of the Earth. Continental drift is a featured idea. (References to a textbook are made throughout but it doesn't hurt the quality of the video.) Google maps are included.
Gift of Music
At the Kiran Centre in Varanasi, music classes for differently-abled
people serve to unlock their talents. Students not only discover a new
form of artistic and emotional expression, but many turn their new
skills into a way to support themselves.
Education and personal growth can come in many forms. The Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation brings dogs into schools to help children break through their shyness, especially the developmentally challenged. Children with ADD, autism, and other developmental disabilities improve their speaking and social skills with the help of the program.
Kalarippayattu is an ancient martial art originating near the state of
Kerala in southern India. It incorporates strikes, kicks, grappling,
choreographed martial arts sequences, and weaponry. Here, see two young initiates hone their skills with long flexible sticks in a complex and dynamic series of leaps and rhythmic strikes.
What Is the Pythagorean Theorem and How Do You Use it?
The Pythagorean theorem is a formula used to solve side lengths of a right triangle, and it is expressed as A squared plus B squared equals C squared. The instructor uses a document camera to model what the Pythagorean Theorem is and how to use it.
Rural Women in China
Women in rural China have one of the highest suicide rates in the world. Wu Qing at the Development Center for Rural Women believes that empowering women with the idea of equality, giving them out-of-home work skills, and instilling a sense of social responsibility will increase their feeling of self-worth and improve quality of life. To plant the desire for knowledge, the center also started a grassroots literacy program.
What Is Renaissance Art?
Discover the origins of famous Renaissance art with information from
an art historian, critic and curator in this video clip. The Renaissance period of art was full of great innovations as artists expanded their technical skills of making super-realistic images both in paint and in sculpture. Lecture format.
What Is Renaissance Art?
In this clip discover the origins of famous Renaissance art with information from an art historian, critic and curator. The Renaissance period of art was full of great innovations as artists expanded their technical skills of making super-realistic images both in paint and in sculpture. Lecture. (2:33)
Teacher Moderation Guided Reading/Guided Writing Pt1 of 2
Teacher-Created Video- During small-group guided lessons, students practice skills previously taught during read-aloud and shared reading sessions. (6:45)