DNA Lab, Part 2
This video includes step-by-step instructions for extracting DNA from wheat. This procedure can easily be done at home or school with readily available equipment and supplies. (06:32)
This video shows that the orangutan is on the verge of extinction due to poaching and habitat loss. Now deep in the heart of Borneo orangutans and Dayaks, the local aboriginal people, have come together in a unique program. Dayak women have become surrogate mothers to hundreds of orphaned orangutans. This is a story of sacrifice and salvation, tragedy and hope as mothers from simple backgrounds who are doing their best to save the species.
Fooled By Nature Videos - The Leopard
Some minor graphic images in this video about Leopards use their strength and cunning to survive against larger animals. A good video for science classes to help show how animals have evolved to survive. Run time 02:40.
Montgomery Bus Boycott - Waiting for the World to Change.
This is a touching video on the hardships and cruelty the black people of the United States had to endure during the Civil Rights Movement. It features photos and historical facts from a variety of important events during the Civil Rights Movement, many of them stemming from the Montgomery Bus Boycott. This video is set to the song "Waiting on the World to Change", and is narrated through subtitles. It ends with a positive note showing how things have changed through a pho
Malcolm X and Black Nationalism
This is a video of Malcolm X speaking to an audience at the Audobon Ballroom in Washington Heights on March 29, 1964, Malcolm X explains: "If you're interested in freedom, you need some judo, you need some karate--you need all the things that will help you fight for freedom... A great recording of his speech.
MALCOLM X: THE HOUSE NEGRO AND THE FIELD NEGRO
In this video Malcolm X is giving a speech explaining the difference that he sees between the "house negro" and the "field negro". Malcolm X is an amazing speaker, and this video showcases his talents.
MALCOLM X: OUR HISTORY WAS DESTROYED BY SLAVERY
In this video Malcolm X appears on a television show in Chicago called "City Desk" on March 17, 1963. He enters a debate with the interviewers about his name, and explains that the real names of his people were destroyed during slavery.
Rise of Black Power
This video is accompanied by text. "The civil rights movement continued to make progress during the 1960s through the controversial implementation of forced busing and affirmative action measures. Most people viewed Martin Luther King, Jr., as the principle leader of the movement. King maintained a large following who supported his promotion of non-violent protest. King hoped to integrate all neglected and oppressed peoples into American society and to ensure the same equality for everyone..."
The Life and Death of Malcolm X
The Life and Death of Malcolm X - He is known as one of the most influential and controversial proponents of African American rights. WatchMojo learns more about the life, accomplishments and assassination of Malcolm X. (04:50)
How Do I Teach 4th Grade Narrative Writing?
When teaching fourth grade narrative writing, use peer conferencing and break down the construction of a story by discussing the introduction, body and conclusion. Teach fourth grade narrative writing with tips from a credentialed teacher. (2:22)
Writing Lessons : How to Teach Personal Narrative Writing for 3rd Grade
Teaching personal narrative writing to third graders is a great way to help children develop powerful writing skills and show them how to find their voice. Improve writing skills in children with tips from a credentialed teacher in this video on writing lessons.
Creative Writing Prompts
This is a slideshow of prompts and lessons for a high school Creative Writing 1 course. (34 slides) Note: There is a typographical error in the first prompt -- it should read 'mystery package has'....
Memoir vs. Personal Narrative by Linda Bausch
Staff Developer, Linda Bausch explains the difference between the personal narrative genre and the memoir genre. (1:35)
Writing Lessons : How to Teach Summarizing in Writing
Teaching children summarizing in writing helps students to be concise, to think clearly and become better speakers. Develop powerful writing skills with tips from a credentialed teacher in this video on summarizing.
Teaching Children to Write : How to Write a Cinquain
Write a cinquain by forming a five line stanza that is specifically defined by what each line contains. Learn to write a cinquain with tips from a writing instructor in this video on writing.
A Collection of Cinquains
This is a video showing a classes abilities at writing cinquain poetry. This is a good tool to use to see some specific examples of how to write a cinquain poem.
How to Write a Ballad
When writing a ballad, it's best to come up with a catch phrase to build upon. Write a ballad with tips from writing instructor, Laura Minnigerode, in this video on writing tips.Text that Laura is saying is under the video so students can take notes. (1:50)
How to Write Haiku Poems
In this video, learn to write haiku poems by reflecting on a moment in time or an image in nature, put yourself in a calm state, and write three lines that have five syllables, then seven syllables and then five syllables. Check out haiku poems on the Internet to get inspiration. You receive advice from expert Laura Turner in this video.
How To Write a Haiku
This video defines Haiku, provides an example, and explains how to writ a Haiku. ( 1:28)
How to Write a Limerick
A limerick is a five-line humorous poem in which lines one, two and five rhyme with each other, as well as lines three and four, respectively. Learn to write a limerick with tips from a writing instructor in this video on writing tips.