Soil "Movie Trailer" on Vimeo
Many of my students don't get really excited for our Soil Lesson, so I made a movie Trailer to hopefully get them a little more excited before we actually start the lesson.
Thanks to the Luck Stone Boscobel Plant for my tour of their rock quarry! I had an awesome time!
Thanks to the Young Scientist for the awesome lesson on soil. My kids loved making the layers of soil on your notecards!
Crash Course: Chapter 10 - Inflation (1 of 2)
Chapter 10 (Inflation - Part 1 of 2): Dr. Martenson establishes inflation as a monetary phenomenon, defined as the decrease of the value of money, caused by too much money around in relation to goods and services. From 1665 to 1776, 111 years, there was absolutely no inflation. From 1665 to 1905, 240 years, the cost of living stayed roughly the same, aside from brief jumps during wars. Unfortunately for us, there was no settling in terms of inflation after World War I or World War II. The milita
Blacks in the Military: Civil Rights
With an overview of Civil Rights, this three minute video gives insights into the relationship between World War Two and the call for the end of discrimination. (3:12)
New Orleans Second Line Post Katrina
The first official Second Line in New Orleans post Katrina
Video game Of Civilization and World History
A teacher at Kimball Union Academy explains the importance of technology and how it can improves the students' interest in the classroom. She introduces a video game that explains and expresses the needs and work that it takes to build a civilization, maintain it, and to make it flourish.
Stonehedge is a prehistoric monument located in the English country of Wiltshite. Ethen Freeburg gives great and resourceful information about the Stonehedge and some of the myths and issues that were concerns at that time.
Mount Rushmore: Telling America's History
This video is very inspirational and gives more than the history of America. It touches the lives of the workers of Mount Rushmore and also those who visits the attraction site. Not only the history of Mount Rushmore is given but America's too.
Quick video about Mexican-American Cesar Chavez. He is a new Famous American added to our SOLs. We did not get a lot of information about who he was, so I decided to make a quick little video about the information my 3rd Graders needed to know. The video includes the highlights of his life and legacy. (01:53)
VA SOL 3.3a "The student will study the exploration of the Americas by
describing the accomplishments of Christopher Columbus, Juan Ponce de
Leon, Jacques Cartier, and Christopher Newport"
images in this film were found on google.
the music is from this song
called "party in the USA" by miley cyrus
Martin Luther King Jr.
In honor of MLK, Jr. Day, and the fact that I want new stuff to use to
teach my third graders, I made another video bio. This one is about
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Art and Music-Vincent Van Gogh and Johann Sebastian Bach
In this video, students will learn about the paintings of Van Gogh and the music of Sebastian Bach. Slides of Van Gogh's paintings move across screen as Bach's music is played in background. This is a good teaching resource to integrate the arts into the classroom. It is well done and elementary and middle school students will enjoy this video.
Some great paintings and classical music, together
View brief (15-20 second) pairings of great paintings with great classical music: Michelangelo with Mozart, Renoir with Chopin, Gainsborough with Mendelssohn, Raphael with Bach, Da Vinci with Beethoven, Degas with Tchaikovsky, etc. Over 50 such pairings in this video. Good for introducing kids to some of the greatest works of art, both visual and musical. Divided into six parts (which can be watched separately). Suitable for all ages (no nudes or violence in the art, exce
My Morning Run: Students Using Physical Skills to Climb Building
A short video that shows two young men with exceptional balance and leaping ability climbing buildings. The beauty of this video is that it shows that the human body is capable of deeds far beyond what most people imagine. Be warned, that watching this video can give students ideas so know your audience. Run time 2:01
HUMAN BODY: Pushing the Limits
Shows the pressure the body must withstand in doing stressful exercises. Good use of animation. Best used with word wall and handout of body bones and muscles. 02:48
The Five Components of Physical Education
This video describes the importance Physical Education and demonstrates its five components—flexibility, cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and body composition. (3:23)
Will Technology Transform Education?
"Education could be transformed by new and emerging technologies, but infrastructure, policies, idea and attitudes must change as well. Old things in new ways. Learn how to learn." A lot of opinions, but not any data to back up the statements. Vague.
Wings of Love
While in Istanbul, Charles Annenberg Weingarten has the unique opportunity to discuss Christianity with the Patriarch of the Armenian Orthodox Church. The Archbishop shares the story of his path to the priesthood and explains why "faith and hope are like the wings of love.
Australia's New Capital: Canberra
A look at the unification of Australia and the selection of Canberra as capital. With the coming of the Australian Federation in 1901, the new
constitution required the establishment of a capital. Not Sydney, not
Melbourne--but an entirely new seat of government. A Moment in Time is a brief, exciting and compelling journey into the past.
1784 Mifflin Not Washington President - China Trade
The history of trade with China. President Obama does the introduction. In 1784, our founding father, George Washington, commissioned the Empress of China, a ship that set sail for these shores so that it could pursue trade with the Qing Dynasty. Washington wanted to see the ship carry the flag around the globe, and to forge new ties with nations like China. This is a long video with many names that are probably unknown to most students. It has good visuals, but the fast paced video covers too
Reasoning Behind Day Light Savings Time
How the new daylight savings dates affect the economy and energy consumption and safety. A quick overview from this one minute video.