Stroke Signs: Act F.a.S.T.
Is it a stroke? This quick test will help you decide what action to take. In this video, a doctor gives a mnemonic device to help remember what the signs of stroke are. Grades 7-12. 58 sec.
How To Fight Household Germs
Narrator explains how to properly wash hands, cough or sneeze, and many other strategies to avoid getting sick. Video shows proper technique for each step. Live action movie featuring high school/college age students. 2:37 min.
#17 Pianist Posture: Proper posture at the piano; RELAX yourself
In this lesson I explain various ways we can relax our body at the piano and avoid injury. Posture is VERY important (23:50)
How Music Works 1 - Melody - Part 4 Narrator is Howard Goodall. This episode continues the discussion on major and minor scale. Video plays a variety of different melody pieces of music and samples of melody that help to define the vocabulary and concepts. (9:34)
Narrator is Howard Goodall. This episode continues the discussion on major and minor scale. Video plays a variety of different melody pieces of music and samples of melody that help to define the vocabulary and concepts. (9:34)
How Music Works 1 - Melody - Part 5
Narrator is Howard Goodall. Video continues to discuss dorian mode. African melodies, non-conformist groups, and klezer or Jewish melody are also discussed. The melodies we listen to today are a variety and a mixture of melodies. Video plays a variety of different melody pieces of music and samples of melody that help to define the vocabulary and concepts. (9:40)
How Music Works 2 - Rhythm - Part 2
Narrator is Howard Goodall. Video starts with a discussion of triple time patterns, which were the offspring of double time. Vocabulary such as, minims, crotchet beats, quavers, and semiquavers is also discussed. Accent is all about which beats are important and which ones are not. The important ones get stretched and the others ones do not. Syncopation came about in the 1920’s, but has really been around for ages. This is where you
I take the four beats of each measure (in 4/4 time) and animate them. Then I put the appropriate counting in the box. At the end of the exercise, I switch back to just reading from the page. You should feel the divisions of the beat. If you are a visual person, like myself, it's almost as if the blocks are a viseo-spacial awareness as you play music, or sight-read.
How Music Works 3 - Harmony - Part 1
Narrator is Howard Goodall. Unlike melody and rhythm, harmony was not part of music from the beginning. It came into life gradually during the middle ages and the Renaissance. This video shows how harmony works. Harmony seems more mystical, illusive and magical than other elements of music. It seems like it comes from place or time that is beyond our everyday experience. Harmony has allowed musicians to manipulate our emotions like n
How Music Works 3 - Harmony - Part 3
Narrator is Howard Goodall. This episode goes into more detail with chord progressions. The most important partnership between two chords is the tonic/dominant relationship is discussed. It is the relationship between the first chord, the tonic, and the fifth chord, the dominant note, of any scale. The dominant
How Music Works 3 - Harmony - Part 4
Narrator is Howard Goodall. This episode discusses dissonance and how it was used in music. Other terms that are discussed are passing notes, which are notes that are just moving through the music. Suspension notes are a form of dissonance that people like. This means to let a note linger over the chord where it doesn’t really belong, which creates tension. Suspension notes have b
Beginning Piano Lessons: How to Read Sheet Music
Reading piano sheet music is difficult at first but then becomes easier with practice. Learn some great tips on how to read basic sheet music for the piano in this video. Video shows a book and the location of the notes on a music staff, it shows how to remember the keys, FACE and Every Good Boy Does Fine. (1:18)
How Music Works 4 - Bass - Part 2
Narrator is Howard Goodall. The Double Bass received its recognizable shape, size and tuning in around 1800. The vocabulary term contrary motion is discussed. Music is also played so viewers can hear the meaning of what is happening to the music to help explain contrary motion. (9:31)
Supreme Court: Original Intent
Experts disagree on how the Constitution should be handled in modern times; is it, for example, a "living" document? What is the original intent of the document, and how does this limit judicial review? An actual case is discussed as well as cruel and unusal punished debated. A good video for older students. Ends abruptly.
Supreme Court: Precedent and its Implications
The concept of precedent and its implications as a limit to judicial review are explained. This is usually a difficult idea for students to understand and this four minute does supply some examples. It is for older students and does not examine the overruling of existing cases at times.
The Supreme Court: Today's Supreme Court
Today's Supreme Court is likely to be called on to decide cases that will affect many people, including rights for minorities, the right to bear arms, and the powers of law enforcement versus people's right to privacy. This video needs to have an explanation of judicial review before it is shown. The content is about some decisions that may change society.
The United States Constitution outlines several of the president's roles and powers, while other roles have developed over time. The presidential roles expressly defined, or enumerated, in the Constitution include those of Commander-in-Chief, Chief Executive, Head of State, Chief Diplomat, and Legislator. (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)
Traditional Roles and Special Powers
While in office, the president is the national head of his political party. Grounded in tradition, this role carries special privileges as well as many responsibilities. The privileges include having a heavy influence on the party's platform, choosing party leaders at the national committee level, and becoming the goodwill ambassador for the party by building relationships with state and local party leaders. (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)
English Grammar - Comparative Adjectives
This video shows how to compare two things in English, using adjectives. Instructor uses whiteboard. (09:08)
When the Moors Ruled in Spain (1 of 11)
'The description Moors has referred to several historic and modern populations of Muslim (and earlier non-Muslim) people of Berber and Arab descent from North Africa, some of whom came to conquer and occupy the Iberian Peninsula for nearly 800 years' (Moors,Wikipedia, 2009). This video is suitable for older middle school and high school students.
Bubblegum - King County Library System
This video shows a librarian doing the finger play "Bubblegum" during story time. (03:09)