I Have a Dream: A Celebration of Black History Month
This is five minute, student created salute to Dr. Martin Luther King and other figures in Black History. It was done by students grades K-6 who were performing for the very first time.
Buckalope Elementary - Learning Is A Hoot
Buckalope Elementary is a 12 episode Puppet Educational Series (K-4) that promotes social, emotional, and academic development, and gets kids excited about learning. (02:20)
Crocodiles in Love
With snout rubbing and bubble blowing, two saltwater crocodiles court one another. (02:26)
The Busy World of Richard Scarry-Now I Know My One, Two, Threes
In this Richard Scarry video, Sister Cat is upset because she is having trouble counting. She gets upset when others try to help her but Huckle and Lowly encourage her by teaching her a rhyme. This is a good teaching resource for young learners to recognize and use numbers to 20. (6:30)
A World Without Moms: Happy Mother's Day
The Jubilee Project made this video to honor moms around the world because we were inspired by the love and care we received from our own moms. (03:41)
How To Find a Summer Job
This is a short "how-to" film about securing part-time summer employment. There is a State Farm commercial that plays before the video begins. (1:21)
Biography of Rosa Parks
This 4:40 minute long video is about the life of Rosa Parks. It provides some insights into her choices and the impact they have had on history and Civil Rights. There isn't much depth in the video, but it useful as a reminder to students about the importance of getting involved.
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad (3:07)
Born a slave, Harriett Tubman became a famous "conductor" on the Underground Railroad, leading hundreds of slaves to freedom. This is an overview, but lacks maps, statistics, and other information that would make it more useful.
How to Measure the Rapid Climate Change on Earth
Learn about what we do about the rapid climate changes. In this video you will also learn more about what the atmospheric radiation measurement program does. (07:47)
Understanding the Comma
This lesson opens with a brief introduction to the history of punctuation. Seven basic rules for using the comma correctly are presented and explained through humorous examples and illustrations. The original song, "Throw a Comma Down,"completes the lesson and reviews the seven rules. (03:23)
How To Add Explosive Power To Your Soccer Moves
Soccer Coach Mike Hefron demonstrates how to add explosive power to your beat-the-man moves on the soccer field in just 6 weeks.
"The Tell Tale Heart," short story by Edgar Allan Poe - Animated
This is an animated short 1953 film, with music, adapted from Edgar Allan Poe's short story, "The Tell Tale Heart." Narratied by James Mason, the film has good sound quality and graphic animation (though the screen is black, except for the pinpoint light of one eye, from 3:20 - 4:10). Appropriate for middle and high school students. The film is introduced with the following subtitles: "The film that you are about to see is based on a story told a hundre
Hands-On Science with Squishy Circuits
In a zippy demo at TED U, AnnMarie Thomas shows how two different kinds of homemade play dough can be used to demonstrate electrical properties -- by lighting up LEDs, spinning motors, and turning little kids into circuit designers. This video could also be used to inspire a science fair project (04:09)
The Andes: Ecuador's Rainforests
A five minute video about a trip from the Andes to the Amazon
John Vidal reports on the Ecuadorian rainforest tribes and the tremendous amount of plant and animal diversity is located there. This video provides data that shows how the development of this area is impacting the people and the environment. A good video for a debate.
How to Find Mean for a Data Set
How to find mean for a data set - The instructor demonstrates, using computer software, how to be able to find the mean for a data set. (04:50)
Immigration Through Ellis Island (Island of Hope, Island of Tears) Award Winning Documentary Video Film. Ellis Island was the port of entry for millions of European immigrants. Between 1892 and the early 1950s, nearly 15 million people streamed through Ellis Island in search of a new life. This video contains the stories of extraordinary immigrants, largely in their own poignant words. From 1892 to 1954, over twelve million immigrants entered the United States through the portal of Ellis Island,
Award Winning Documentary Video Film. Ellis Island was the port of entry for millions of European immigrants. Between 1892 and the early 1950s, nearly 15 million people streamed through Ellis Island in search of a new life. This video contains the stories of extraordinary immigrants, largely in their own poignant words. From 1892 to 1954, over twelve million immigrants entered the United States through the portal of Ellis Island,
Three Types of Volcanoes
A student centered 1:30 video that shows the three types of volcanoes and student made examples of these is shown.
Learn About Ludwig van Beethoven
Learn about the famous German composer, Ludwig van Beethoven, in this very brief video. He first performed as a pianist at the age of eight. (00:52)
Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata (Animated Score, 1st mvt.) Piano Solo
Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata as Seen Through Data
This video shows Stephen Malinowski playing the first movement of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata. The sheet music scrolls by at the bottom, and a bar graph scrolls across the top. The colors indicate the "pitch class" of the notes; that is, every C# is a certain color (blue), every E is a certain color (olive green), etc. The piece is in the key of C# minor, so there's lots of blue and green, especially at the beginning and end. (07:33)
History's Turning Points - 1347 AD The Black Death
NOTE: There is brief frontal nudity at approximately 11:35 (old paintings). It's actually a little difficult to see--the instructor may choose to skip past this point. When a plague-ridden ship landed in Venice in 1347, it was immediately put into quarantine...but no one could stop the rats from corning ashore. Within three years, a third of Western Europe's population was dead. It was the greatest calamity in history. A 25-minute video that is well-acted and written. A great le