N.A.A.C.P. Begins - Part 2 of 2
This video documentary by Mr. Jim Surkamp features information regarding 'one of the oldest and most influential civil rights organizations in the United States' (Wikipedia, 2009); the N.A.A.C.P
Maccabees, Part 7
This is an animated biography of the Macabees from the Discovery Channel Education series. This series is aimed at older elementary school children.
The Industrial Revolution: The Steam Engine
By the late 1700s, the coal powered steam engine was widely used in English factories. Its operation, based on valve-piston action, was a great advancement for its time, further increasing industrial productivity. This video does a good job of showing how the steam engine works and its importance in the Industrial Revolution. Best used as part of a study on technology and/or with a drawing of a steam engine as the video is short.
Building the Erie Canal
Opened in 1825, the Erie Canal was one of the most extraordinary engineering feats of the 19th century, connecting eastern ports and manufacturing with the rest of the country. Explains the importance of the canal to the economy and to the start of Manifest Destiny. A map of the canal would be of value if it shows how it connects the Great Lakes to the Hudson and the Atlantic eventually.
Money as Debt
47-minute animated presentation of "Money as Debt" tells in very simple and effective graphic terms what money is and how it is being created.
Paint Scraping Techniques
Scraping is done using a patale knife. Put a lot of paint on your canvas-make sure it is thick. Get a clean palate knife and scrape left to right on your canvas-clean off the excess paint. This creates a sense of motion and blends things together.
How to Make a Bagel Christmas Ornament
This video demonstrates how to create an ornament out of a bagel. In the demonstration she show how to dip a bagel in varnish, allow it to dry and then adorn it with holiday ribbon and a sprig of holly.
How to Build a Popsicle Stick Castle
Learn how to build a popsicle stick castle and make a drawbridge. A teacher explains how to make it by simply gluing Popsicle sticks together to form the sides and back of the castle.
How to Make a Crepe Paper Rose
An elementary school teacher explains how to make a crepe paper rose. It can be done by folding several sheets of tissue paper like an accordion, wrapping a single pipe cleaner around the center of the tissue paper and fanning out the leaves of paper to make a flower shape. You can make many of these flowers to create a fun flower bouquet. This is a good craft for young children because it doesn't require scissors or glue and is good for building dexterity.
How to Make Paper Hats
Create paper hats with instructions from a former middle school art
teacher. Making paper hats is a fun project for kids when they play dress up. A teacher explains how to easily make a hat with a big sheet of paper and a few strategic folds.
How to Make Caramel Popcorn
A private chef explains how to make caramel popcorn. She gives instructions for covering popcorn in a caramel sauce that is made of a quarter cup of butter, a half a cup of brown sugar, 2 tablespoons of light corn syrup and a quarter teaspoon of salt. The caramel sauce is brought to a boil for five minutes before completing it.
Multiplying and Dividing Integers
Good video; shows an easy way of remembering same signs vs. different signs.
How They Train: Aerial Skiing
Follow world champion aerial skier Ryan St. Onge in Lake Placid, New York, as he trains for the 2010 Winter Olympics, and watch TIME reporter Sean Gregory knock himself out cold on the trampoline.
The Busy World of Richard Scarry-Play it Safe - Brush Your Teeth
This video emphasizes the importance of brushing and flossing. The students will enjoy the characters and will enjoy listening to the catchy tune----"Brush your teeth and brush them well. This is how we do it. This is how it's done. Brushing teeth is fun!" (1:06)
How the Skeletal System Works
Bones come in all shapes in sizes. Learn information about your skeletal systems as well as the location of some of the major bones in your body with this short, animated video by Kids Health.
Southern Renaissance Unit 13
"My subject in fiction," Flannery O'Connor tells us, "is the action of
grace in the territory held largely by the devil." One might do well to
ask what, if not the devil, haunts the American South in this era
between the wars. This program uncovers the revisioning of Southern
myths during the modernist era by writers William Faulkner and Zora
The Arts in Every Classroom: Collaborating With a Cultural Resource
A fourth–grade teacher and a museum educator in New Orleans collaborate to develop a unit of study with ties to language arts, social studies, and visual art. Students explore the work of a well–known artist, visit an exhibition of his work, meet for a drawing lesson alongside the Mississippi River, and create poems and pictures that they proudly display to their parents.
Animals in Yellowstone
Fourth- and fifth-graders develop number sense and meaning for large numbers by estimating how many bison, elk, and pronghorn they saw on a field trip to Yellowstone National Park. Students debate and justify their estimates verbally and in writing. NCTM standards: number sense and numeration, estimation, problem solving, connections.
Conversations With Student Writers
The program demonstrates how teachers incorporate conferences with students into their writing instruction. Viewers will see how teachers structure conferences, choose a teaching focus for the conference, and keep records of their interactions. The emphasis is on practical strategies and on the fundamental benefit of responding personally to student writing.
Conversations Among Writing Peers
One way to provide an authentic audience for young writers is to have
them share their work with each other. This program shows how teachers help students respond to their peers by modeling appropriate behavior and teaching protocols for student responses.