Five Fat Peas Fingerplay
In this video, a librarian recites the fingerplay "Five Fat Peas".
The Bug Song to the Tune of Wheels on the Bus -King County Library System
In this 1:00 amateur video, a librarian sings "The Bug Song" to the tune of "Wheels on the Bus". In the song, various bugs (fireflies, crickets, ants, caterpillars, etc.) are named with accompanying movements.
"Open Them, Shut Them" Rhyme
In this video, a librarian recites the rhyme "Open Them, Shut Them" using the accompanying motions. (:47)
Cold War: Soviet Dissolution - part 4/5
1989 - 1991 The U.S. proves the stronger, the Soviet Union implodes. Germany is reunified. Shorn of its empire and communist domination, Russia faces its future with its economy in chaos. The balance of terror that has kept the peace for more than 40 years vanishes. The Cold War has ended without the use of nuclear weapons.
Dividing Decimal Numbers
In an easy conversational tone, the instructor uses the computer screen as his 'blackboard' and different colors to emphasis his points. As this is an introduction to dividing decimal numbers, this video is for older elementary students.
Dividing a Decimal Number by a Whole Number
This is a very brief video which explores how to divide a decimal number with a whole number. Instructor uses a sketchpad program to model this concept using a step by step approach.
Long Division With Decimals
This video shows how to do long division with decimals. The video offers two examples.
How to Do Long Division with Decimals
This is a six-minute video tutorial on how to master long division with decimals. The teacher uses a whiteboard for instruction. (The background music is not necessary and to some it may be a distraction.) (06:05)
Cold War: Detente - part 2/5
1969 - 1974 North Vietnam launches a new offensive against the South. The U.S. steps up its bombing campaign but seeks peace through diplomacy. Nixon and Brezhnev sign the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT). The U.S. finally withdraws from Vietnam. Détente culminates in the Helsinki Declaration of 1975.
The French Revolution: In three parts
This video is the first of three that go into considerable detail about the French Revolution. Excellent images. Needs to be used with a timetable and with a wordlist to help explain some of the concepts. On the bottom of the page are links to the other two videos plus others dealing with this time period.
Maximilien Robespierre, biography
A video showing part of Robespierre's biography- Background music in French (Pop) (Amateur video)
Harry Belafonte- Civil Rights Roundtable
Harry Belafonte gives his view, as part of a civil rights roundtable discussion. August 1963
March on Washington
This video is accompanied by text. "While campaigning for the White House in 1960, John F. Kennedy made the pledge that civil rights would take center stage during his presidency. Kennedy guaranteed that discriminatory practices in housing would be done away with at the start of his term "with a stroke of a pen." Once in office, the results of his pledge were much less dramatic. In fact, the process took nearly two years to complete; all the while civil rights groups were sending pens to the Whi
Charlton Heston speaks about Civil Rights
Newsclip of The Civil Rights Roundtable, from the National Archives,presented specially for The Documentary Channel.
Maccabees, Part 3
This is an animated biography of the Macabees from the Discovery Channel Education series. This series is aimed at older elementary school children.
In this interview to Professor Levin and a Rabbi Levy they try to answer the question "why is it that Judaism does not recognize Jesus as the Messiah?" The Messiah is defined and the characteristics of the leader are listed.
Pesach: The Story and the Holiday (Passover)
A description of the story of Pesach and a brief overview of how the holiday is celebrated. Pesach (Passover) Pesach is an eight-day holiday that celebrates the Exodus of the Hebrews from Egypt and our freedom from oppression in modern days. This is a slow moving video of ten minute duration that clearly explains the background of the celebration and the individuals involved. The images are difficult to understand at times. A good video for all ages and easy to follow.
The Industrial Revolution: The Steam Engine
By the late 1700s, the coal powered steam engine was widely used in English factories. Its operation, based on valve-piston action, was a great advancement for its time, further increasing industrial productivity. This video does a good job of showing how the steam engine works and its importance in the Industrial Revolution. Best used as part of a study on technology and/or with a drawing of a steam engine as the video is short.
Andrew Carnegie and the Homestead Strike
This five minute video shows how the wealthy pushed the workers to the breaking point and thus resulted in a strike action in one of Carnegie's plants. Explains his hiring of leaders who promoting violence who attacked the striking union workers. Carneige's men hired armed men to remove the strikers. Carneige went to Scotland during this time period. The victory of the violent strike breakers helped change the face of the union movement for a time. A good video that shows what happened and expla
C-Span: Changing of the Guard Ceremony for Ronald Reagan Lying in State
This is a video of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. during the changing of the guards ceremony while Ronald Reagan lies in state.