National Geographic-Spectacled Cobras Hatching
These inhabitants of India are named for their eye-glass patterned skin. In this video students will see a mother cobra lay about 2 dozen eggs. You can see the embryo a few seconds before the egg hardens. A couple of hatchlings rise up to show the cobra hood. The mother is very attentive to her babies. This is a great teaching resource for elementary/middle school students. It would work well in conjunction with a science lesson on reptiles. It is also a useful resource for building background k
Anaconda vs. Mammal
When you're an anaconda you don't need venom to take down your prey, even if its the world's largest rodent, a capybara, weighing somewhere in the neighboorhood of one hundred pounds! This high quality video is produced by National Geographic. (02:47)
Unlike the majority of snake species, anacondas give birth to live babies - sometimes 40 at a time! Watch as these babies learn to navigate in their new environment. This is a professional video by National Geographic. (02:27)
When you are an anaconda you do not need venom to take down your prey. Watch as an anaconda eats the worlds largest rodent, a capybara, that weighs nearly 100 pounds! Video shows the anaconda's "death grip" as it kills it's prey... may be disturbing to younger children. Shows predator/prey relationships. Run time 02:47
The Green Anaconda Song
This high quality, animated video and song is about the 20 foot long, 300 pound, green Anaconda. See this big snake slither through the jungle - then hide in the water - to wait patiently for his next meal. The song repeats the words "green anaconda" several times and could also be used with younger children while teaching about the color green. Run time 02:51.
This professional video from National Geographic is of a photographer who was bitten by a rattlesnake. Details of the venom's progression and effects on the man's body are explored through animation and his personal account. (4:39)
Deadly Vipers-Rattle Snakes
Tucson Arizona is home to a huge rattle snake population. See what
happens when humans and pit vipers get too close earn interesting facts about vipers. A conservationist is called out to get a rattle snake out of a backyard. Interesting clip from BBC animal show.
In this video segment from Wild Nevada, host Brian Wignall and
herpetologist Alex Heindl discuss three species of rattlesnake found in
the southwestern U.S. The video describes rattlesnake behavior and
explains how the rattle, its most distinctive feature, is made from shedskin. We also learn details about the rattlesnake's dangerous bite, including when and why the snake strikes, as well as its ability to
control the amount of venom a bite contains. Closed captioning
Lesson 1-English Vocabulary-Idioms Related to Outdoors
This video explains the origin and meaning of idioms related to outdoors. This video was designed for the advanced English language learner. Lesson 1. "out of the woods", "no bed of roses", and "to have a green thumb" (2:48).
ESL Lesson 3 -"Kitchen"- English Vocabulary
Vocabulary for the advanced English language learner. Lesson 3 topic: Idioms and sayings about the kitchen such as everything but the kitchen sink, out of the frying pan and into the fire, if you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen (Running Time 3:30).
The Great Sphinx
Video describes the Great Sphinx-it's history and includes a physical description detailing size and what it is made from. Video seems to stop abruptly and does not go into great detail.
The Aztec Massacre Part 2 of 5
This is part 2 of the historical documentary focusing on the Aztec Empire. This part shows the evidence archaeologists found about the presence of the Spanish conquistadors in the Aztecs Empire. There is an account of their conquests.
The Aztec Massacre Part 1 of 5
The Aztec Massacre Part 1 is a Historical documentary focusing on the Aztec Empire. Between the 14th and the 16th century, the Aztecs dominated the lands of present-day Mexico. The documentary shows what archaeologists found about the Aztecs in their recent studies.
The Aztec Massacre- Part 3 of 5
This video is part 3 of the historical documentary focusing on the Aztec Empire. This part of the video shows how Spaniard leaders acted in order to conquer the Empire.
The Aztec Massacre - Part 4 of 5
This is part 4 of the historical documentary focusing on the Aztec Empire. This part depicts Aztec rituals and sacrifices. There is an account of what the archaeologists have found and of the kind of weapons that were used. (10:00)
The Aztec Massacre - Part 5 of 5
This video is the last part of the historical documentary focusing on the Aztec Empire. There are descriptions of the way the bodies of the human sacrifices were treated and what the bones were used for. Puts out the theory that humans were cooked and eaten as well as sacrificed.(6:00)
The British Empire after World War II - The Commonwealth 1/5
This video documentary examines post-war decades of the British Empire. It starts with the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, then talks about its legacy in its former territories. There is reference to Britain no longer being an Empire but a commonwealth of nations. People needed a new life after WWII.
The British Empire after World War II - The Commonwealth 2/5
Many families migrate from England to Australia in luxurious liners that were a way to attract migration. There are primary sources read out. Written witness' accounts that show what people felt and thought when they arrived in Australia. There was a lot of employment available. Immigrants started a new life, with better salaries. There is reference to racism in Australia. Only white immigrants were allowed. There was also racism against native Australian aborigines.
The British Empire after World War II - The Commonwealth 3/5
This history channel documentary refers to Aborigines in Australia who suffered from unemployment and many other consequences of discrimination. In Canada Indians are also victim of discrimination. Esquimos are encouraged by the government to live is small settlements. There are accounts of people of the time read out. Indigenous people struggle against the legacy of the Empire. In Africa, the natives have also suffered harsh reality. South Africa becomes independent and Aparthaid is strong. The
The British Empire after World War II - The Commonwealth 4/5
This part of the documentary show civil war in Rhodesia and how civilians are involved. In 1980 Britain's Empire in Africa is over. Back in the 1960, the video shows how Caribean people were called to Ingland to work. However, there is resistance in society. They resent black immigrants. Most immigrants are offered poor jobs regardless of their trainning. Later, policies do not admit any more blacks. In the 1960's Asian immigrants arrive. Again, there is resistance from the population. There is