Ancient Egyptian Religion and Myths
This five minute video explains how their gods formed the bases for many of the country's cultural beliefs and events. The gods are explained and their deeds explained. The images are vivid. A good overview for students. The students might benefit from a word wall filled with the names of the gods and their relationships.
Slumdog Millionaire - Reaction to the Film
This 1:49 video reviews what people who live in the area where this film was made feel about the movie. The importance of this would be in allowing students to see actual sites and see how the people live.
Learn how to Write an Essay - Choosing Genre, Topic and Scope
Write an Essay - Choosing Genre, Topic and Scope is a short video that goes over the basics of how to get started. Nothing complicated and lacks real life examples. The related videos on the site carry the topic further, but all of them are limited. Would best be used to review for students who already know how to write an essay.
In this session, participants see how five middle-level teachers use both formal and informal student/teacher conferences to monitor their students’ progress and help them improve as writers. (58:25)
Multigenre writing offers students a wide range of options for expressing ideas and communicating knowledge. In this session, participants examine two different, but equally successful, examples of this eclectic and engaging writing approach. (58:25)
Interactive Read-Aloud using Looking Back by Lois Lowry-Mentor Texts
Staff Developer, Linda Bausch models an interactive read-aloud of the mentor text, Looking Back by Lois Lowry. A mentor text is a piece of writing that can be used to teach a writer about some aspect of writer's process or craft. This is a good teaching resource for an aspiring writer and for teachers who teach the writing process. (5:09)
Teachers Demonstrate Effective Descriptive Feedback to Their Class Using Moon Journals-Part 2
In part 2 of this video, the teachers allow the students to discuss on how the teachers gave feedback on the moon journals. The teacher charted what the students noticed on feedback the teachers gave each other. Then the teachers observe a peer feedback session between the students. Using appropriate and respectful vocabulary, two teachers share their own moon journals and give each other feedback. Students deepen their appreciation of the value of descriptive feedback and gain insight
Astronomy Students Find 1,300 New Asteroids
This video starts at 20 seconds. The video is an interview with students who have used computers to help them discover new asteroids. This might be motivational for students who feel that only professionals can be of help in terms of finding objects in space.
Empires: The Way of the Samurai - Episode 1 of 3
Tokugawa Ieyasu unifies Japan and establishes a dynasty that will rule Japan for over 250 years.
Early Japan Feudalism
During the 600s, Japan used China as a model of knowledge for their country. Nobels and officials would be sent to China for "selective borrowing" (Japan selecting the best part of Chinese culture while preserving their own unique identity). Japan created government and writing systems that are similar to the Chinese. During the Heian Period (794-1185), Japan created highy refined culture and arts. Proper etiquette, appearance, and education was very important. This eight minute video is a lectu
Gravity and Inertia - by StudyJams
Gravitational force is the constant force of attraction between the masses of two objects. The attraction between all objects and the Earth is called gravity. Weight is caused by gravity: it is the measurement of gravity's force (or pull) on an object's mass. Learn more about gravity with this cartoon animation from StudyJams. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
Geography: Climate and Vegetation
An introduction to climate and vegetation in world regional geography. IU Southeast Instructor: Clint Franklin (01:01)
Charles Darwin David Attenborough BBC Documentary Part 6
In this BBC documentary, David Attenborough discusses Darwin and his theory of evolution and is suitable for high school students. Run 08:37.
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)
Video shows how an ultrasound machine is used to diagnose heart problems. Narrator explains how the machine works. Video shows a man being tested using the machine, and then the ultrasound images are explained by the technician. Grades 7-12. Includes closed captioning. 5:32 min.
Symptoms of H1N1 (Swine Flu)
In this video, Dr. Joe Bresee, with CDC's Influenza Division, describes the symptoms of swine flu and warning signs to look for that indicate the need for urgent medical attention. Video lecture with detailed information. 3:25 min.
Symptoms of the flu usually include fever, tiredness, headaches, coughs, sore throats, runny noses, body aches, diarrhea and vomiting. Discover how flu symptoms are spread by a contagious airborne virus. (01:12)
Planets - Special Tricks to See More With Telescopes
This video episode shows how to best observe the other worlds of our Solar System by using proper settings and special filters. This is an episode of "The Star Party", a video guide to amateur astronomy from the crew of Orion Telescopes & Binoculars. Suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students.
What is a Telescope?
Mrs. Forsythe gives a very brief history of the telescope and explains the uses of a telescope in clear terms. The sound could be better.
In this video clip learn how to create a proof to show that two
triangles are congruent because all their sides are the same. A math instructor shows examples with triangles and makes a statement and proof chart to show side, side, side congruency.