A Christmas Carol
This is the first ten minutes of the 1984 film, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, featuring actors George C. Scott as Ebenezer Scrooge and Frank Finlay as Jacob Marley. Marley's ghost visits Scrooge to warn him to change his selfish ways before he dies, if he does not wish to become an old ghost in chains.
History of Thanksgiving
This video discussed the history of Thanksgiving when the pilgrims celebrated by having food to eat, and giving thanks to the Indians that helped them make it through their first winter in this new land they now call home. This could be a helpful resource to use in conjunction with non-fiction texts on holidays in the middle school classroom. (2:39)
ABC's of the First Thanksgiving
A 4th grade class uses the alphabet to tell about the first Thanksgiving in the New World. (04:00)
Personal Space Social Story
Person space is something that is very important for all students. While it comes naturally for most children, some require direct instruction using social stories. This social story focuses on personal space- who needs it and how to get it.
Whispers Listening Game
This game really tests listening and speaking skills and encourages teamwork. To make it more enjoyable, add a competitive element. Split the class into teams, and the team that more closely matches the original phrase scores a point. Children in the video demonstrate how to play the game. (04:57)
Watch & Learn: Invented Spelling
In a Connecticut suburb, first grade teacher Carol Spinello turns a spelling lesson into something of a game. (4:42)
Monterey Bay Aquarium
California travel tips host Veronica Hill takes you inside the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Cannery Row, just two hours south of San Francisco beside the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
Almost 2 million people visit here every year, making it one of California's most popular attractions. More than 623 marine species are on display, so allow at least 3 hours to fully enjoy the aquarium's galleries, touch pools and exhibits. You can easily spend the entire day here.
Sentence Content for Essays
Learn how to improve sentence content in this video. The instructor talks about sentence structure and vocabulary.
How to Paint Roses
Marjorie Harris shares her freehanding method of painting roses. Marjorie uses decorative painting methods and her fine art training to quickly paint roses. After several seconds of silence after her introduction, the artist proceeds to explain her steps. (4;29)
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.