Nigerian president visits U.N. blast site
Aug. 27 - Nigeria's president Goodluck Johnathan visits the United Nations building in Abuja where a car bomb blast killed 19 people on Friday. Deborah Gembara Reports.
Knowledge in Action, Write Better
Materials emphasizing ways to improve writing skills.
Introducing News Time Spanish
So, you’ve been learning Spanish with Coffee Break Spanish, and perhaps you’ve been extending your knowledge with Show Time Spanish. Today we’re delighted to introduce a new show to help you build your vocabulary and develop your listening skills even further. News Time Spanish is a new weekly show from the Radio Ling
Weather Around the World
For primary and elementary students. There are five short videos filmed in five different climatic regions. Each clip contains details of the local climate and its significance in that region. There are also supporting materials. These sponge videos need a great deal of follow-up to be effective such as maps, temperature graphs, photos of animals with what they have the enables them to survive and the like.
How to Shoot a Soccer Ball with Power
How to Shoot a Soccer Ball with Power. Part of the series: How to Kick a Soccer Ball. Strike with your laces to maximize power when kicking a soccer ball; learn more and get soccer ball shooting tips in this free beginner soccer (football or futbol) skills short video lesson.
What it Means to be Canadian
This is a clip of a school geography project. In the video a student gives his perspective on what it means to be Canadian and discusses Canadian population, political geography, Canadian health care, sports, and other useful information and images of maps of Canada and Canadian geography. He talks about the history of Canada as a story with drawn illustrations.
Different Kinds of Smart: Multiple Intelligences
This program delves into Harvard University professor Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences, describing how people have learning skills that differ in significant ways. Featured are teachers who share a class of five- through eight-year-olds, including several mainstreamed special needs students, and a ninth- and 10th-grade social studies teacher, with commentary from Howard Gardner.
Nature Scenes of Nocturnal Bats
Bats are incredibly agile at navigating but some birds have learned how to overcome their sonar skills. From the BBC. This blurry video shows a hawk trying to get a meal.
El Chavo del 8 - Examen con los padres - Test with the parents
Watch one of the longest running and most popular family shows in Mexico, el chavo del ocho. This fun comedy will help hone your Spanish conversational skills as you follow along the dialogue about these people taking a test in school. Run time 08:24.
How to Choose a Musical Instrument to Play
How to Choose a Musical Instrument to Play. Choose a musical instrument to play by assessing your skills and talents in relation to that instrument is recommended in this rather simplistic approach, but it might help motivate students. 01:19 run time
The American Revolution
This is an 11-minute video that explains both the geographical and political causes of the Revolution. This would be a good video to start a study of the war and includes primary document quotes. Best used with a map of the colonies so students could follow the evidence better.
Map Lesson for Primary Grades
This is a great slide show for students to learn about maps and the different kinds of maps (political, relief). The words are large and can easily be seen if using a projector in a classroom. (Only pictures, no narration or music)
Relative Size of Objects on Maps
Students are taught how to scale and draw simple maps. Maps include bedroom, house, and neighborhood. Teacher shows students how to find their neighborhood in GoogleMaps. Teacher does not have students label the maps.
Learning about Maps with Curious George
The children head to a museum to learn more about maps. Each team makes a map and then gives it to another team to try to follow. The children label landmarks throughout the museum to give the teams clues to follow.
About Spelling Rules
A teacher shows how to improve spelling skills by learning spelling rules, but remember that many rules have exceptions. Basic spelling rules include putting "I" before "E" except after "C," doubling the final consonant in words where the last syllable is stressed and proceeded by a single vowel, and dropping the final "E" when adding a suffix to a word.
When to Double Consonants
Having trouble trying to figure out when you double your
consonants? In this spelling lesson a few simple rules are looked at that are guaranteed to remove any confusion, and to quickly improve writing skills.
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.