The Enumerated Powers of the Legislative Branch of the Federal Government
Article 1 Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution - which lists the powers given to the Legislative Branch of the Federal government - is discussed. This video contains some views of a candidate for public office by the name of Bob McNeil.You may want to stop the video at 1:17.
The United States Congress
An introduction to the United States Congress. Learn about the House of Representatives, length of term and different members of Congress.(Amateur video)
While the president is limited to serving two terms in office, members of Congress can serve an unlimited number of terms. In the mid-nineteenth century, most congressional representatives served only a single term because at that time politics was not considered a career. However, by the mid-twentieth century, congressional representatives began to view holding congressional office as a prestigious career. (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)
Beginnings of Revolutionary War
The causes of the war are reviewed started with British taxes. This two minute video does not go into depth, but does highlight the major differences. Ends with Shot Heard Around the World. Run time 01:41.
This is a video presentation accompanied by text. "The political revolution in the late eighteenth century that resulted in the Articles of Confederation also caused a social revolution. Riots and social conflict marked the Revolutionary era in America. The Revolution brought the concept of equality into mainstream American thought. Many colonists seized the opportunity to introduce social reform as they created their state constitutions.
The spirit of equality was represented in many way
Let's Discover French 1: Se Decrire
This animation, from the Let's Discover French Level 1 course, is aimed at grades 4 and 5, is an introduction to Theme 2, Unit 1. It is Jean-Francois describing himself in French. Jean-Francois introduces himself and tells us his age, his haircolor, and his weight.
Video is entirely in French.
The experiment demonstrated in this ZOOMSci video segment--wearing an old sock through a grassy or weedy field, planting the sock, and watching what grows--will not only give young scientists a better idea of the kinds of plants growing in their area, but will also help them begin to think about the evolutionary strategies of plants. Closed captioning included. Run time 03:00.
CBS News Reports on Front Yard Gardening
This video discusses how many people are turning their front yards into gardens to grow their own vegetables.(2:10)
Life Cycle of A Flowering Plant
This is a digital video that explains the process of pollenation and the life cycle of a flowering plant. This is a very informative, but short video.
Hyacinth Growing - Time Lapse
This is a stop-motion movie showing 4 days of a hyacinth's life. Pictures were taken every 20 minutes. The slight changes in lighting are between the sunlight during the day and electrict lighting during night. No audio. (0:32)
Abiotic and Biotic Factors
This 1:20 video is about plants and what they require to live. The video carefully gives an explanation of why each of these, abiotic and biotic, are needed.
Plants with Seeds - by StudyJams
Plants produce seeds in order to reproduce. Gymnosperm seeds develop in cones, and angiosperm seeds develop in fruit. When a seed is fertilized, in right conditions, it will germinate, starting the life of a new plant. This cartoon animated video from StudyJams would also be a nice addition to a lesson on fertilization, germination, seed dispersal, or sexual reproduction.
How to Fold an American Flag
Explicit directions on the correct (and respectful) way to fold the American flag.
Symbolism in the American Flag
This is an introductory one-minute history of the American Flag and the symbolism behind the stars and stripes presented by two adolescent girls. (well-done amateur video)
Development of the American Flag
This slide show video shows the progression (including dates) of the 28 flags that have been used officially by USA.
War of 1812 and the History of the Star Spangled Banner
David Barton gives a brief history of the War of 1812 and the true story behind our National Anthem.
How to Handle &Fold the American Flag Navy Style
Fold a flag in the Navy style using the same method that
commemorative flags are folded, forming a neat, crisp triangle. Instructions and a demonstration are shown on how to tuck in the ends of a flag folded Navy style.
How to Raise the Flag
Instructions and a demonstration on how to raise the flag in this clip. A flag store owner shows how to attach each grommet of the flag to the snap hooks of the flag pole and slowly raising it up and tying it off. Avoid letting the flag touch the ground when being raised.
How to Hang a Flag
A flag vendor demonstrates two ways to hang a flag for display
purposes, with one being horizontal and the other being vertical. The vendor explains how to avoid putting pin holes in a flag.
Holidays You Should Fly the Flag
A flag vendor explains that the American flag should be flown on many holidays, including New Year's Day, Inauguration Day, Martin Luther King Day, Lincoln's Birthday and Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Columbus Day. Fly the flag on about 20 commemorative days if you don't fly all year long.