Speed Reading Practice #2
This clip leads you through a second technique to improve your speed reading skills. The exercise involves looking at numbers to warm up eye muscles in order to ease eye strain and be more at ease while reading.
Essay Game Show on Narrative Writingpart 2
This is part 2 of 2 of a mock game show that judges essays of students. This program will enhance student writing skills by helping them improve in organization, content, word choice, voice, and sentence fluency.
Tips On: How to Become a Good Narrative Writer
Tips for becoming a good narrative writer by reading a variety of novels and experimenting with narrative styles. Consider taking writing classes to help improve writing skills with advice from a writer and playwright.
Causes of the War of 1812
A video explaining why the United States declared war on Britain in 1812 and proceeded to attack Canada. This video uses historical artwork and photos along with the narration.(Amateur video)
Reconstruction Begins- Social Issues
This video is accompanied by text. "While Southerners were mourning the loss of their financially lucrative labor source, more than four million former slaves were trying to find their way as freedmen. The majority of the emancipated blacks were illiterate, with limited skills and financial resources..."
The one factor that connected most former slaves was a thirst for religion. Many masters had allowed their slaves to worship beside them, but with the Emancipation Proclamation former sla
Preschool Lesson: Building Capital Letters With Dough
Here, Ryan has fun building letters with roll-a-dough while improving his finger strength and motor skills. This multisensory activity is also a great prewriting exercise.
Attack on Pearl Harbor
This clip, from a Universal Newsreel, combines Japanese and American historical footage of the Pearl Harbor attack. The events, which took place on December 7, 1941 - a Sunday that year - initially surprised the United States.
California's Water Supply
California is considered a "dry state." So how is it home to one of the largest populations in North America? In this video, taken from QUEST, learn about California's delicate balance of it's water resources and the historical measures that have made living in California possible for its residents. Run time 07:30.
Man Mound Park - Baraboo, Wisconsin
On Saturday, August 9, 2008, the Man Mound Archeological Site was rededicated by the organizations that were responsible for its preservation: the Sauk County Historical Society, the Wisconsin Archaeological Society and the Wisconsin Federation of Women's Clubs. "Only one effigy mound in the shape of a human being has survived nearly intact. It is located near the base of a high hill in Man Mound County Park, to the northeast of Baraboo. Pro
Samurai: The Way of the Warrior
This is an article about the Japanese warriors known as the Samurai. There are no moving images in this video; it just has narration. (02:42) Great for improving listening skills.
Rounding 3-digit Numbers to the Nearest Ten
Math With Larry presents an interactive white board lesson on rounding. Larry quickly reviews place value and then shares the rounding rules. Teacher encourages students to highlight or underline the digit the student is rounding to decrease confusion. The teacher tells students why rounding is an important skills and how to use it. (3:44)
The United States Constitution is a relatively brief document that established the foundation upon which the American government is built. It outlines the framework and procedures of the government and sets limits on governmental power. (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)
The Constitution was founded on several basic principles that help to keep it relevant today. These are the principles of popular sovereignty, limited government, separation of powers, checks and balances
Researching The Salem Witch Project
Learn how to get started writing a research paper. See how
to develop a plan for writing about a historical subject such as the
Salem Witch Trials.
Learn English Through Song - Vocabulary Study
Learn vocabulary study skills from the lyrics of the song Brown Girl in the Ring by Boney M. Learn English Through Song helps English Second Language (ESL) students study speaking, conversation,
vocabulary, pronunciation, listening and grammar. More songs at www.learn-to-speak-english-esl.com
We Stand on the Shoulders of Giants - Labor Leaders
Tribute to historical leaders of the U.S. Labor Movement.An amateur video that morphs labor leaders' faces. Slides, text, and music are used.
This documentary interweaves, prospector Al Doherty's journey along the Klondike trail with exotic side trips to Thailand, India and Africa. Audiences will come to understand the cultural, economic and historical significance of gold; and take a wild ride down a mineshaft in the depths of an alien underground world where no large format camera has gone before.
Klondike Gold Rush
A collage of historical photographs and films based on the bestselling book "The Klondike Gold Rush: Photographs from 1896-1899."
Vikings: Journey To New Worlds
This originally 40-minute documentary provides a comprehensive portrait of the Vikings, exploring their historical and cultural impact as well as their technological and scientific achievements. Audiences take a cinematic adventure through the lands that the Vikings settled and explored, including Iceland, Greenland, and Newfoundland.
RFK - Bobby Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis
At the beginning of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Bob Kennedy was the country’s attorney general. At first he advocated a strike against the island, ninety miles south of Florida, where the Soviet Union was installing offensive ballistic missiles. As he listened to the debate amongst the President's closest advisors, however, he changed his mind.
Move the video forward, to 1:10, to view a short clip of Bobby’s role in the crisis. Included are recreated scenes, hist
Causes of the English Civil War.
A slideshow giving reasons for the English Civil War. The King´s personality, the problems with parliament and the need for money due to war are listed. His marriage to Catholic Henrieta Maria and his religious policies are also presented. The main events in this historical period can be read and there is background music but it does not belong to the time studied.(Amateur video)