Why Study the Polar Regions? - Continued
Why study the polar regions? Vladimir Papitashvili – University of Michigan. Platform to study upper atmospheric phenomena. Run time 02:29.
Changes in Greenland's Ice Cap
What changes have you seen in Greenland's ice cap over the last 50 years? Torben S. Jørgensen – Danish Meteorological Institute-- Run time 03:26.
The Giant Nose-Basher
Professor Ephraim Fischbach demonstrates the giant nose-basher in this video from Thinkwell's online Physics series. Professor demonstrates and explains energy conservation with a bowling ball. Run time 05:49.
"The Sound Of The Trees" Poem by Robert Frost
This non-narrated slideshow presents photographs and drawings of trees in both color and black-and-white. The words to Robert Frost's poem "The Sound of the Trees" are shown in script, somewhat difficult to read, as piano music by David Nevue plays gently but clearly in the background. (2:50)
"The Eagle" Poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Short, powerful poem THE EAGLE By Alfred, Lord Tennyson, read with British accent by David Shaw Parker, accompanied by a single color painted image of the regal eagle. (0:25)
T. S. Eliot Reading "The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock"
This is a reading of T. S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" read by Mr. Eliot himself. It is accompanied by a slide show of pictures of T. S. Eliot. Its always nice to hear a poem read by the original author because it can help students get a better idea of the cadence of the poetry.
The Life and Works of T.S. Eliot
Eliot's life, influence, and poetry from the bold originality of "Prufrock" to the probing, meditative style of "Four Quartets" are explored with photos, archival footage, and discussion with friends, critics, and scholars. (57:10)
An old friend visits Toot.
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)
Defcon 2 - The Cuban Missile Crisis Part 2 of 6
Produced by The Discovery Channel, a historical documentary commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Cuban missile crisis hosted by internationally acclaimed writer Tom Clancy.
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.
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.