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Animated version of the Bayeux Tapestry. Starts about halfway through the original work at the appearance of Halley's Comet and concludes at the Battle of Hastings in 1066.
Galapagos: Darwin and the Study of Finches.
Darwin's study of finches found on the Galapagos islands and this 2:10 video explains who they were used to help him explain evolution. Each of the various types of finches are shown to have developed certain traits to survive in different locations. A good video to explain evolution.
Schoolhouse Rock! Interplanet Janet
This classic music video from School House Rock sings about the solar system and individual planets. The song will address many facts such as which planet is known as the red planet, which planet has a funny tilt, and what is the largest planet. Although the song is outdated (naming Pluto as the 9th planet) it is still an enjoyable and informative song. (03:06)
Battlefield: The Battle of Midway (3/12)
In June 1942, the most decisive naval battle of WWII was fought between the United States of America and the Japanese empire. Waged entirely of aircraft carriers, hundreds of miles apart, the Battle of Midway was the first major fleet encounter in which the ships on each side never came within visual range of enemy vessels. Victory or defeat depended not on the big guns of battleships, but on the carrier born bombers and torpedo bombers flying over vast tracks of ocean to seek and destroy their
The benefits of implementing a school uniform policy including improving student achievement, decrease in peer pressure, save families money and gang issues.
Upton Sinclair, Muckrakers, and the Progressive Era
This is a two hour video in two parts about Upton Sinclair. Interviews with experts about the history of the Progressive Era, Industrial
Revolution, and labor practices are discussed through the
Writings of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle. The novel's chief goal was to expose abusive labor conditions in the stockyards. However, in addition to doing this, the work received most of its notoriety from its descriptions of the filth of the processing plants and the ingredients of its proces
Mountain Region of the United States
This is a general video about the mountain region of the United States. Students would benefit of having a map to help them understand where this region is located and how the rivers flow from it. (Running Time 2:56)
500 NATIONS (PART 21)
This is a clip from the six-hour documentary series 500 Nations, which is a comprehensive history of Native American history in the US after the arrival of explorers from other countries. Vintage photos are included in the video.
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.
Pride & Prejudice (1995) Episode 2 (Part 5/6)
This is an adaptation of Jane Austen's novel, Pride and Prejudice.
This movie is an almost perfect adaptation of the novel. This is part
5 of 6 parts.
The Civil Rights Era
This unforgettable, even unimaginable footage from both BBC News and CBS News that extensively covered the American Civil Rights movement. It includes a portion of a speech from Martin Luther King
Learn about The History of the Civil Rights Movement
The History of the Civil Rights Movement - Learn about The History of the Civil Rights Movement in this video. (01:18) The video has vintage images of the era.
How to Make A Father's Footsteps for Father's Day
A one minute demonstration of how to make a keepsake art by using shoes and paint. The text on the keepsake says "following in my father's footsteps". Supplies needed are washable paint, child's shoe, father's shoe, bowls, paper. This is a simple project that makes a great gift for fathers day.
How to Care for Olive Trees
Learn how to care for olive trees by planting them in a sunny spot with good drainage, ensuring that the tree will dry out between watering. The gardener in the clips gives instructions on how to prune an olive tree down to one main stem and two side stems when it first
begins to grow.
French Lesson - Dans la Salle de Bain (In the Bathroom), Part 1
Learn French by learning vocabulary words for items in the bathroom. As the native French speaker recites the words, the words and the appropriate images are highlighed by a red circle. There is no English spoken. Each French phrase is spoken once. For beginning to intermediate learners. This video features a picture within the picture, so the viewer may want to open the video to 'full screen' to see the smaller image.
French Lesson - Dans la Ville, Part 3
Learn French by learning vocabulary words for various items in the city. As the native French speaker recites the words, the words and the appropriate images appear. There is no English spoken. Each French phrase is spoken once. For beginning to intermediate learners. This video features a picture within the picture, so the viewer may want to open the video to 'full screen' to see the smaller image.
Economic Dilemmas and Solutions
Steven Page is a 12th–grade economics teacher at Vivian Gaither Senior High School in Tampa, Florida. In this lesson, students review and interpret the government’s role in the economy. Working in groups, students examine economic dilemmas, including the implications of human cloning, year–round schooling, and drug legalization. Students then reach consensus on a "proper" economic decision and present their findings in the form of a skit, followed by a group discussion.
Looking At Cause And Effect Workshop 14
Holly Concannon and her fifth-grade class discuss cause and effect in a
passage from Gary Paulsen’s book, Wood Song. The lesson models grouping students for independent reading, as well as guided reading.
The Arts in Every Classroom: What is Art?
The Learner Teams and students explore the nature of theatre, music, dance, and visual art as they consider their own definitions for each art form. They watch an excerpt from Quidam, a surrealistic performance piece that combines the four art forms in unusual ways, and begin to explore connections between fantasy and reality.