Norway has one of the highest standards of living in the world, it is rich in natural resources. For Norwegians, you are not truly wealthy until you can strick a balance that leaves plenty of time for play with family and friends. Video is good quality and appropriate for all students.
World's Top Ten Longest Rivers
A Video Presentation of the World's Top Ten Longest Rivers. Pictures are shown of each river.
"How Tsunamis Are Formed"
A six minute video on how they are formed and lesson plans.
Geography: Climate and Vegetation
An introduction to climate and vegetation in world regional geography. IU Southeast Instructor: Clint Franklin (01:01)
The Origin of Egyptian Civilization PT.3
Learn the history and origin of the ancient black people who are called egyptians. There's informatiion stretching further back, further than the pre-dynastic period.Some questionable facts are given. Fairly old data.
Brashares, Ann - Interview - Booklist
This video is an interview with author Ann Brashares. She discusses her book, 3 Willows, as well as "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" series. Sound is mostly audible. She talks about her relationship with her book characters. (3:41)
Author Kate DiCamillo Interview - Booklist
In this filmed, informal interview with Ilene Cooper, children's author Kate DiCamillo talks about her role and experiences during the making of her books The Tale of Despereaux and Because of Winn-Dixie into movies. Though brief, the video allows the author's personality to shine forth. (2:18)
Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
This video shows the injustices of slavery and how Stowe's book, Uncle Tom's Cabin, helped motivate people in the North to action on the issue of slavery while creating a backlash in the South. (03:02)
Author Rick Riordan
Rick Riordan was a teacher who turned into a best-selling
children’s author with The Lightning Thief, the start of a
series about a 12-year-old demigod and his friends. He also
wrote the award-winning Tres Navarre mystery series. This is a 25 minute video. Skip to the 3:35 minute section to get to the interview. A good video to motivate students to read and to understand that writing about what you like is a good start. He promotes writing and not when to share it with
"Crocodile's Toothache" Poem by Shel Silverstein
This animated video of the poem from the book, Where The Sidewalk Ends, "The Crocodile's Toothache," is narrated by poet Shel Silverstein (Uncle Shelby) himself. A puppet-like digital graphics rendition of the poem for any Silverstein-loving child or adult. London Metropolitan University MA Digital Film and Animation Major Project; Poet/Performer Shel Silverstein, Animator/Director Aida Alemy. with music
Terrestrial Biomes - An Overview
A biome is a type of ecosystem with similar life forms and environmental conditions. Terrestrial biomes can be affected by factors like plant types and spacing, rainfall and humidity, soil type, latitude and altitude. Examples of common terrestrial biomes include tundras, taigas, and tropical rainforests. (03:37)
History of Mardi Gras A quick look at Mardi Gras and its history. Traditionally, Fat Tuesday is the last day for Catholics to indulge since it is the last day before Ash Wednesday, which kicks off the season of Lent. Mardi Gras is filled with traditions, two of which came about in 1872, when the Russian Duke Romanoff visited New Orleans for Mardi Gras, they thought they would give him a royal reception and named him king for a day. A king
A quick look at Mardi Gras and its history. Traditionally, Fat Tuesday is the last day for Catholics to indulge since it is the last day before Ash Wednesday, which kicks off the season of Lent. Mardi Gras is filled with traditions, two of which came about in 1872, when the Russian Duke Romanoff visited New Orleans for Mardi Gras, they thought they would give him a royal reception and named him king for a day. A king
Mardi Gras Origins
In this video clip, learn about the history of Mardi-Gras ( origin of holiday, parades, colors, etc.) ( 1:21)
The Rise of Dinosaurs
This is an animated documentary of the rise of dinosaurs. The video depicts how the small meat-eating dinosaurs of the Triassic period rise to dominate the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. (Lots of violence!)
Deep Sea Creatures
David Gallo shows beautiful footage of amazing sea creatures, including a color-shifting cuttlefish, a perfectly camouflaged octopus, and a Times Square's worth of neon light displays from fish who live in the blackest depths of the ocean. Run time 05:25.
Chef Barton Seaver presents a modern dilemma: Seafood is one of our healthier protein options, but overfishing is desperately harming our oceans. He suggests a simple way to keep fish on the dinner table that includes every mom's favorite adage -- "Eat your vegetables!" (09:26)
K-2 Literacy Centers- Hands on Learning
Teacher Created Slide Show Video- See descriptions and see literacy centers that can be used in the primary classrom: Magnet Names, Scribble Art, Books and Baskets, Making Words, Look, Think and Write, Science Center, Real or non-Sense, Stamp and Write. No audio. (2:16)
The Beauty Bias
How beauty influences attention and expectations in the classroom.
Between the Lions: Gawain's Word - Initial Consonant J and Short U
Our old friend Sir j returns to Blending Fields, and this time
he's going to crash at high speed into Sir uggle. The resulting
demonstration of skill, we can promise you, will be one you won't soon forget. (You're likely to remember something about the initial
consonant "j," and the sound of short "u," too.)
Between the Lions: Gawain's Word - Blending Sh and Ark
Gawain introduces us to "Sir sh" and Sir "ark", two brave nights
who charge together at high speed to make a word that not only puts
their lives in danger, but also explores the secrets of the "sh" sound
and the "ar sound. Blend on, dudes!