Destination: North Africa
National Geographic presents a short video on the Sahara Desert, ancient cities, and markets of North Africa. Cultures of Africa, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East are evident here.
The triangle inequality theorem states that the sum of any two sides of a triangle must be greater than the length of the third side. This video explains how to find a range of values for the third side when given two lengths by writing two inequalities: one inequality that assumes the larger value given is the longest side in the triangle and one inequality that assumes that the third side is the longest side in the triangle. Combine the two inequalities for the final answer. (2:14)
As the elevator stops at each floor of a depatment store, animals get off and this illustrates basic subtraction. This video does has a lower resolution than Elevator Addition, however, the sound quality is good.
Great Careers: Research Librarian
This is a video that explains some of the jobs that a librarian does. Shows the need for specialized librarians. Short video and could be motivating to students.
The Dewey Decimal Rap
This video is a rap about the Decimal Classification system. Students will like it. Librarians may wat to try it first (Running Time 4:15).
The Mark Steel Lectures- Descartes 2/3 Written and delivered by Mark Steel, lecture presents persuasive, yet witty, arguments for the importance of Descartes. This episode discusses Descartes daughter who dies when she is five and he becomes devastated. He starts to write “the Meditations,” which is a theory of the universe. Video does not show historical pictures, it uses current background and people to help with the lecturers ideas.
Written and delivered by Mark Steel, lecture presents persuasive, yet witty, arguments for the importance of Descartes. This episode discusses Descartes daughter who dies when she is five and he becomes devastated. He starts to write “the Meditations,” which is a theory of the universe. Video does not show historical pictures, it uses current background and people to help with the lecturers ideas.
This is an excellent presentation in which the lecturer discusses
the electrons (08:26) in easy-to-understand terms. This is a clip from a larger segment and is done in a lecture-style format. There are times when the instructor is in a small window in the corner while he points out specifics.
The Fall of France - Part 5 of 12
This part of the documentary describes Germany's armies and weapons. There is a description of the German airforce and of the way they acted in the Battle of France.
The Tree That Spoke - Part 7 of 10
Dharmabudhi is accused of stealing. There is a public meeting. The villagers listen to both sides of the story and some start to doubt how kind honest Dharmabudhi really is. The village wise man says they need a witness. (2:07)
Short video that explains what federalism is. (A combination of a confederation and a unity system.
Has printable version as well. Good introduction to this subject. Definitions used are easy for students to understand. Shows views of Federalists and Anti-Federalists. Also explains reasons for Federalist Papers and some specifically mentioned.
Learn French - Le Visage (The Face), Part 2
Learn French by learning the parts of the face. The words appear on the screen as they are being said. For beginning French learners.
The Unit Circle Definition of Trigonometric Function
Using the unit circle to extend the SOH CAH TOA definition of the basic trigonometric functions. In an easy conversational tone, the instructor uses the computer screen as his 'blackboard' and different colors to emphasis his points. For high school students.
Graphing Fractions and Integers
This brief lesson demonstrates how to place positive and negative integers and fractions on a number line. Very few examples are given.
Why parents should resist doing their child's homework.
Elements of Art
This is an informational presentation on the elements and principles of art. Included are the definitions of color, light, shape, space, and rhythm. Illustrations and definations. (4:10)
What Was the First Pokemon Card?
This clip gives information about the first Pokemon cards. he shows an example of a basic set with the most popular card called Charizard.
TI-84 Calculator Probability
In this clip from a math lesson on probability that teaches how to use a traditional calculator for probability distribution. Examples of shown of data to enter in the calculator and formulas and actual demonstration on the calculator. Video visual quality is too dark.
The Battle of Russia Pt. 9 of 9
The Battle of Russia from the War Classics Collection. "Here we discover Russia's valiant resistance to invasion throughout its history and how that strength of character was key to their determination to prevail against the seemingly unstoppable forces of Nazi Germany in the bloodiest battles of World War II. The film is a wonderful compilation of authentic newsreel footage from both the US Signal Corps and various Soviet resources."
How the Louisiana Purchase Worked
When Thomas Jefferson purchased the Louisiana Territory for 15 million
dollars, the US nearly doubled in size. This is a podcast without visuals. It lasts 15 minutes. Good data, but only for those that can stay awake.