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)
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)
Historical Primary Sources
Historical Primary Sources. Randall Niles looks at the Gettysburg Address to stress the importance of trustworthy documents in the study of history. (3:13)
The Place Value Number Line - Virtual Manipulative
A number line is a common representation of integers used to teach concepts of positive and negative numbers, zero, place-value, and arithmetic operations. The Place Value Number Line manipulative is designed to introduce, practice, and test skills in representing place value on a number line. There are instructions on the right side of the Java applet.
Coin Problem - A Virtual Manipulative
The goal of this problem is to use the balance scale to compare coin weights in order to discover which of the coins is counterfeit. After familiarizing yourself with the problem, see if you can discover the conterfeit coin in as few weighings as possible. There are more instructions to the right of the manipulative.
Teaching Language Life Skills to Special Education Students
When teaching language life skills to special education students, it's important to be direct and repetitive. Find out how special education teachers compensate for the disadvantages faced by their students with help from a special education teacher in this video on teaching language life skills to special education students.
Expert: Julie Peebles
Bio: Julie Peebles graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science in special education and learning disabil
Elementary Education : How to Identify Learning Disabilities in Children
In order to identify a learning disability in a child, it's important to examine a child's organizational skills and propensity to get confused about time and words. Find out how to take symptoms of a learning disability to get professional help with help from a state-certified teacher in this video on identifying learning disabilities in children. (01:24)
Expert: Ileana Padilla-Boyd
Bio: Ileana Padilla-Boyd is the director of Bright Starts, an education service in south Flori
Creating a Life Skills Portfolio for Special Education Students
A life skills portfolio for special needs students usually includes stories that are related to specific social skills. Discover how anecdotal records are kept for special needs students with help from a special education teacher in this video (02:17) on special education students.
Expert: Julie Peebles
Bio: Julie Peebles graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science in special education and learning disabilities.
Filmmaker: Rendered Communicati
How to Teach Life Skills : Teaching Life Skills to Developmental Students
To teach life skills to developmental students, understand their student's functioning level, speak on their level, demonstrate the skill and have the student repeat the demonstration. Modify teaching style and demonstrations to fit each student's individual learning style with help from a university campus president in this video (01:27) on life skills.
Expert: Dr. Darren Adamson
Bio: Dr. Darren Adamson is the campus president for the Salt Lake City, Utah campus of Argosy Universi
How to Teach Life Skills : Teaching Life Skills to Autistic Teenagers
Teach life skills, such as social interaction, to autistic teenagers by tapping into the strengths of the teenager, working with family members first and then slowly expanding the circle of social interaction. Allow an autistic child to gain confidence by moving slowing when teaching life skills. Get more information on teach life skills from a university campus president in this video on life skills.
Expert: Dr. Darren Adamson
Bio: Dr. Darren Ada