Let's Discover French 3: Bonne Fête, Canada!
This animation, from the Let's Discover French Level 3 course, is aimed at grades 6 and 7. This animation is about Canada Day! Could also be used as a refresher for more advanced French language learners. Video is entirely in French.
Learning About Subordinating Conjunction
This brief slide show explains what a subordinating conjunction is.
Subordinating conjunctions are used to join a dependent clause to an
independent clause. Examples are shown of complete thoughts and
The Corrupt Bargain
A two minute video explaining how Jackson lost the election because of what he called a Corrupt Bargain based on the voting of the Electoral College. Good detail about this moment in time.
President Jackson: Cherokees, Tariffs and Nullification
A brief look at Andrew Jackson and the Indian Removal Act of 1830 is the subject of this three minute video. It tells the way the Act was fought by the tribe and they were backed by the Supreme Court. Jackson ignored this and thousands of Native Americans died in the Trail of Tears episode. The Nullification Act is also explained as the South starts to fight the Constitution and start steps resulting in the Civil War at a later date.
Personification Examples in Literature
Personification examples used by politicians, ministers, etc. The video has recordings by the actual individuals using personification, so you may have to adjust your sound as the recording levels vary. For fourth-grade students and older.
Personification in Music
This video instructor uses popular songs to demonstrate how personification is used in songs. The personification examples are underlined in the songs to identify them. An educator could challenge the students to look for other examples of personification in the songs that they listen to. This video is suitable for middle school and high school students.
Awesome Alliteration by Amazing American Academians
Here you will find a slide show video put together by early elementary students to give examples of alliteration. The slides give clear and examples of how to use alliteration. Some of children's narration is garbled and the video quality is fair. Worth a look at the children's work. (2:52)
Noun Clauses Lecture
This is a slide show lesson on noun clauses. it explains that noun clauses are clauses where the whole clause is considered the object of a verb. Examples of noun clauses are indirect statement and indirect question. Volitive noun causes and noun clauses of result are explained.
Infinitives vs. Gerunds
This video is a lecture using typed slides that explains the difference between infinitives and gerunds. The lesson begins with the definition of each part of speech. The instructor uses examples of both parts of speech to help the viewer remember the difference between the two and how to use the parts of speech correctly.
Infinitives Used in Passive Voice
This short lecture shows a teacher discussing and giving examples of infinitives used with the passive voice.
Participial Adjectives -ing/-ed Part 1
Participial Adjectives (a.k.a. verbal adjectives, participles as noun modifiers, -ing/-ed adjectives). This teacher made video uses DVDs and her personal reviews to make up sentences with participal adjectives. (9:51)
The Reconstructed South
This video is accompanied by text. "The postwar South, where most of the fighting had occurred, faced many challenges. In the war’s aftermath, Southerners experienced collapsed property values, damaged railroads, and agricultural hardships. The elite planters were faced with overwhelming economic adversity perpetuated by a lack of laborers for their fields. However, it was the newly freed slaves in the former Confederate states that faced the greatest challenge: what to do with their newfo
Gilded Age: The Tweed Ring and Machine Politics
This video is accompanied by text. "The late nineteenth and very early twentieth centuries in America are often referred to as the “Gilded Age.” The origin of this name is usually attributed to Mark Twain who co-authored a novel entitled The Gilded Age. The term is metaphoric on several levels. It can be taken to reference an obsession with appearances. Unlike “golden,” which has positive associations of beauty and value, the word “gilded” carries connotations of cheap commercializat
Workers Strikes in the Gilded Age
This video is accompanied by text. "The end of the nineteenth century saw the most contentious and violent labor conflicts in the history of the nation. Between 1881 and 1900, approximately 23,000 strikes occurred, involving over six million workers. Unfortunately, in about half of the strikes the laborers gained nothing, and in the other half they were only able to elicit meager or modest gains. Bloody confrontations wracked the railroad, steel, and mining industries, often requiring interventi
The Squalid Side of the City
This is a video accompanied by text. "The population explosion and modern inventions turned the city, once friendly and familiar, into an impersonal megalopolis that segregated Americans by race, ethnicity, and social class. City residents discovered that with growth and advancement came grim consequences. Between 1866 and 1915, more than 25 million foreigners left their homelands for the United States. Millions of newcomers had little money, a limited understanding of the English language, and
Participial Phrases and Participles as Adjectives.
Learn about participial phrases and how it acts when its an adjective and how does it act when it is a verb. The narrator in the video shows and explains examples on a whiteboard.
What Is a Participial Phrase?
This short video explains what participles are and how they are used as participial phrases. Present and past participles are discusses. The instructor states that participial phrases modify nouns and pronouns.
Participial Phrase Sentence Diagramming
This short video demonstrates how to diagram a sentence containing a participial phrase. There is a very little verbal instruction while the sentence is being diagrammed, but there is an explanation at the end of the video. During this last minute of explanation, participial phrases are addressed briefly.
Infinitive Phrase as Direct Object
This video features an infinitive phrase being used as a direct object. The instructor uses a diagram in computer software for demonstration.
Misplaced Modifiers Slide Show With Music
This short slide show presentation is text presented with musical accompaniment. A few examples of incorrectly used modifiers are given with ways to use the modifiers correctly.