Postwar Consumer Culture
Beginning in the 1950s, America's economy experienced an unprecedented level of growth that lasted until the early 1970s. In the 1950s, the national income came close to doubling and nearly doubled again in the 1960s. The surge peaked in 1973, with American households collectively earning more than a trillion dollars. Though the United States' population was only six percent of the world's population, Americans controlled more than 40 percent of the world's wealth. (Video is narrated with slides
Documentary- In rural Ethiopia, the old ways still prevail. 25 miles from Addis Ababa, the village of Debre Zeyet prepares for a special ritual. From miles around, the ill and the injured come home-hoping to see the person they believe can help.
Phishing Scams in Plain English
This is a short guide to recognizing and avoiding phishing scams. The video describes the most typical kinds of scams and how they work. There are suggestions to help you avoid scams. There is also reference to ways to report scams. (3:05)
Math Made Easy: Estimating Whole Numbers & Decimals (part 2)
In this white board presentation, students are shown how to use rounding to estimate whole numbers and decimals. Clear teacher explanation.
Carl Sagan (Evolution)
A segment from Cosmos in which Carl Sagan discusses his theory on evolution
Evolution in Action
10 salamanders look completely different though they are the same species. Leaning to the argument of evolution.
Charles Darwin: A Biography
This video is about the life of the English naturalist who wrote "On the Origin of the Species", and introduced the concept of Natural Selection into the scientific field. Many interesting and unique facts brings this man's life and accomplishments into perspective.
The Difference Between Feeling and Emotion
Antonio Damasio, noted researcher and professor of neuroscience at USC, talks with The New York Times' David Brooks about emotions and the science of being human. Here, he describes the difference between emotions and feelings and explains why emotions are one of humanity's most important survival mechanisms. (05:09)
William Bradford, Part VIII
This is an animated biography of William Bradford, a leader of the Separatist settlers of the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts. This Discovery Channel Education series is aimed at older elementary school children.
Cause, Symptoms & Treatments of Sickle Cell Anemia
Cause, Symptoms and Treatments of Sickle Cell Anemia. Part of the series. Sickle cell anemia is caused by a distortion of a child's gene, and its symptoms usually include pain, swelling and seizures. This video reivews this information with some graphics. Especially good for viewing in schools that have a population where it has a high rate of occurance.
The Five Senses
This student-made, informational video aids children in learning the five senses and locating the body parts associated with the senses. Run time 02:51.
The Senses: Smelling - by StudyJams
The nose is your body's instrument for smelling. Tiny pieces of matter are sucked into the nose and identified as smells. Nerve cells tell your brain what you are smelling. Learn more about your sense of smell with this slide show from StudyJams. Vibrant images are set to music while information is written below each photo. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
Louis Armstrong, Part 3 of 8
Documentary is color with black-and-white clips of Armstrong's performances.
Italy is known for artisan techniques dating back centuries. This video visits studios known for their silver and marble inlay. There is an informative narration.
How to Get Healthy
Everyone wants to live a long life. It takes more than just eating healthy foods . There are a lot of things you can do boost your overall health such as getting adequate sleep, exercising, dealing effectively with stress, and maintaining healthy relationships. This video explains the benefits of each. ( 1:31)
Inside Writing Communities Grades 3-5
This video workshop for elementary school teachers uses classroom
footage to demonstrate how a writing workshop approach motivates
intermediate students and helps them become proficient and independent writers. Ten teachers from across the country model teaching strategies and share reflections on their practice. Six nationally known experts in writing instruction comment on teaching and using the writing workshop approach with upper elementary students. The package includes eight
America,The Beautiful : Ray Charles '91
Ray Charles live at the McCallum Theater.
A Short Biography of Frederick Douglass
This is a digital story about the life of Frederick Douglass. Provides descriptive and interesting facts about Frederick Douglass. (Amateur video)
Frederick Douglass and the Underground Railroad No. 2 of 6
This video focuses on Theodore Wright's Lodgings. Rev. Theodore Wright (a co-abolitionist) wrote speeches at this location denouncing slavery.
Frederick Douglass and Underground Railroad No. 5 of 6
This video focuses on Five Points; a location that was built over a swamp but provided affordable NYC housing. This condition allowed community groups to form. From nyhistory.org