The tragic, yet true tale of Sitting Bull, the leader of the Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux tribe who led his people's resistance against the United States, sung by musician and artist Jeffrey Lewis using cartoon book type art. Good for students as it explains this important historical figure and what happened at Little Big Horn. An inspiring video about standing up for your rights.
John Adams: A Life in Letters
In celebration of the HBO Films miniseries John Adams, the Massachusetts Historical Society is mounting the exhibition "John Adams: A Life in Letters" through May 31, 2008. Join Peter Drummey, Stephen T. Riley Librarian, on a tour of the exhibition's highlights, including examples of Adams's extraordinary correspondence with his "Dearest Friend," soul mate, and closest political adviser, Abigail Adams. These letters were the basis for David McCullough's Pulitzer prize-winning biography of Adams.
Subtracting: No More Regrouping (Borrowing)
This video clip shows an alternative to regrouping or borrowing when subtracting. In this method, use estimation, counting, and mental math instead, which are skills normally learned before your learn how to regroup or borrow.
Madison is Elected President
This video is accompanied by text. "Jefferson tired of the rigorous demands of America's highest office and left the presidency after two terms. During the election of 1808, he supported the nomination of Secretary of State James Madison. The two Virginians shared many characteristics and ideals. Both men relied more on their intellect and writing skills than on their speaking abilities, and both favored negotiating techniques over military supremacy. Although the embargo was unpopular with Amer
Teaching Reading Literacy Skills, Grade 3
Teacher presenting a language arts lesson from the Language
strand of SRA Reading Mastery Signature Edition. The program uses
language arts activities including passage writing and editing to
improve student literacy and reading comprehension skills.
How Old Should Kids Be When Learning to Read?
There are a wide range of ages for children to start learning how to
read, but children usually start learning how to read in the first
grade. Discover ways to teach pre-reading skills to children who are
four or five years old with help from an English specialist in this video.
Gift of Music
At the Kiran Centre in Varanasi, music classes for differently-abled
people serve to unlock their talents. Students not only discover a new
form of artistic and emotional expression, but many turn their new
skills into a way to support themselves.
Education and personal growth can come in many forms. The Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation brings dogs into schools to help children break through their shyness, especially the developmentally challenged. Children with ADD, autism, and other developmental disabilities improve their speaking and social skills with the help of the program.
Kalarippayattu is an ancient martial art originating near the state of
Kerala in southern India. It incorporates strikes, kicks, grappling,
choreographed martial arts sequences, and weaponry. Here, see two young initiates hone their skills with long flexible sticks in a complex and dynamic series of leaps and rhythmic strikes.
John Basilone sells War Bonds
This historical footage, from the National Archives, depicts Sgt. John Basilone with New York City Mayor Fiorello La Guardia. In the days before television, people saw newsreels (and war updates) at movie theaters. In this clip, Basilone and La Guardia are creating such a piece.
Always hesitant to talk about himself, Basilone shares the credit of his heroic deeds at Guadalcanal (which won him a Medal of Honor) with other Marines. Move the video forward, to 0:44, 2:11 and 2:
Daniel Boone Home in Missouri
This video shows a tour of the historical area (including the outside of the home) where Daniel Boone spent the later portion of his life. There is reference to part of his biography.
Rural Women in China
Women in rural China have one of the highest suicide rates in the world. Wu Qing at the Development Center for Rural Women believes that empowering women with the idea of equality, giving them out-of-home work skills, and instilling a sense of social responsibility will increase their feeling of self-worth and improve quality of life. To plant the desire for knowledge, the center also started a grassroots literacy program.
What Is Renaissance Art?
Discover the origins of famous Renaissance art with information from
an art historian, critic and curator in this video clip. The Renaissance period of art was full of great innovations as artists expanded their technical skills of making super-realistic images both in paint and in sculpture. Lecture format.
What Is Renaissance Art?
In this clip discover the origins of famous Renaissance art with information from an art historian, critic and curator. The Renaissance period of art was full of great innovations as artists expanded their technical skills of making super-realistic images both in paint and in sculpture. Lecture. (2:33)
Teacher Moderation Guided Reading/Guided Writing Pt1 of 2
Teacher-Created Video- During small-group guided lessons, students practice skills previously taught during read-aloud and shared reading sessions. (6:45)
Learning How to Write
Learning to write involves fine motor skills that are developed in children at different ages. Find out how to advance beyond teaching a child to hold a pencil with help from a former classroom teacher. (1:49)
How to Teach Non-Fiction Writing
Non-fiction writing is informational writing that requires
organizational skills and brainstorming. Develop powerful writing skills
with tips from a credentialed teacher in this free video on writing
The Planet Neptune
A look at the planet Neptune. It gives some simple historical information, number of moons, layers of the planet, its atmospheric makeup, the surface temperature, mass of the planet and what it compares to, diameter size, why the color of Neptune is blue, and a series of images over time. Gives information on the wind, temperature differences on the planet. The pictures are great in this video, it is set to music and there is no voice. Run time 08:49.
Why Isn't Pluto a Planet Any More?
Dr. Robert Hurt, astronomer, explains why Pluto got "de-planetized" in this video. He gives a great explanation that is accompanied by video to show a visual of that explanation. Dr. Hurt also provides a historical explanation as to why pluto doesn't really fit the description of a planet.
Inferences: Knowing Text Structure
Video explains what inference is and how students can use inference to be a better reader. Inferences can help you with cause and effect, chronological order, compare and contrast. Using inference skills is used to help figure out the progression of ideas and text structure of a narrative. Video gives a reading and student has to find which inference is used, it then explains why that is the answer. Good quality video for understanding inf