This is a four minute video about the blind and deaf American author, Helen Keller. It tells how her teacher, Anne Sullivan, worked with her. The students can listen to her speak and how she learned to "hear" what people said by putting her hands on the mouth of a speaker. A good lesson on the importance of education and overcoming adversity. Lots of lessons possible using this biography.
How to Make Napkin Decoupage Eggs for Easter
NOTE: Since this project needs scissors, this project requires the aid of an adult to make these decoupaged eggs. Decoupage floral paper napkins onto ceramic eggs to make beautiful blooms for the breakfast table. (01:09)
The muscular system includes all the muscles in an organism's body and allows organisms to move. A lot of the muscles in the muscular system of vertebrates are controlled by the nervous system. There are three types of muscle tissue. Skeletal (also known as striated) muscle provides body movement. Smooth muscles control automatic functions like breathing. Cardiac muscles make up the heart and allow it to pump blood through the circulatory system.
About Taking the SAT
This informative video features information from Brian Leaf, M.A.,who is the author of McGraw-Hill's 'Top 50 Skills for SAT/ACT Success' series. (01:19)
Photosynthesis by StudyJams
Plants create food through a process called photosynthesis. For photosynthesis to take place, plants need sunlight, water, carbon dioxide, and chlorophyll. Learn more about photosynthesis with this cartoon animated video from StudyJams. A short quiz and song are also provided on this link.
History's Turning Points - 1347 AD The Black Death
NOTE: There is brief frontal nudity at approximately 11:35 (old paintings). It's actually a little difficult to see--the instructor may choose to skip past this point. When a plague-ridden ship landed in Venice in 1347, it was immediately put into quarantine...but no one could stop the rats from corning ashore. Within three years, a third of Western Europe's population was dead. It was the greatest calamity in history. A 25-minute video that is well-acted and written. A great le
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Classroom Tour-Word Walls, Science Wall, Writing Wall, Centers
This classroom environment is designed to celebrate student learning and to support their growth as independent, action-oriented thinkers. Routines are established to assist students in their work, and artifacts are posted around the classroom to provide visual reminders of student learning and goals for next steps. Students are involved in reflective self-assessment and in monitoring their own progress as well as in learning about themselves as learners. Learning statio
Germany Invades Poland (World War II)
This eight minute video is a segment from the 1942 U.S. government film "The World at War." Posted by David Burns for the Fasttrack American History Project. This excerpt deals with the start of World War Two through original videos. Some images are graphic. Students may need to know what the Fifth Column is and what the term means.
ISS Update - May 11, 2011
The International Space Station video update for May 11, 2011.
"[as freedom is a breakfastfood]" by E E Cummings (poetry reading)
Magic Tree screensaver: http://www.lisisoft.com/tools/magic-tree.html Love in the Sky: http://www.webdesignhot.com/free-photography/love-clouds-in-the-sky/ as freedom is a breakfastfood or truth can live with right and wrong or molehills are from mountains made —long enough and just so long will being pay the rent of seem and genius please the talentgang and water most encourage flame as hatracks into peachtrees grow or hopes dance best on bald men's hair and every finger is a toe and any c
Carnegie Observatories' Wendy Freedman On Hubble and Size of Universe
This spring, Director of the Carnegie Observatories Wendy Freedman spoke at the American Museum of Natural History's Hayden Planetarium about astronomer Edwin Hubble's discovery of the galaxies and the expansion of the universe, how astronomers measure vast distances, and how the Hubble Space Telescope is used to measure the size and age of the universe. Mike Shara, curator in the Department of Astrophysics, sat down with Freedman for an interview in the Hayden Planetarium to discuss the expansi
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Leading@Google: Joseph Grenny
Joseph Grenny spoke to Googlers in Mountain View on April 14, 2011 about the book he co-authored: Change Anything: The New Science of Personal Success. About Change Anything: "A stunning new approach to how individuals can not only change their lives for the better in the workplace, but also their lives away from the office, including (but not limited to) finding ways to improve one's working relationship with others, one's overall health, outlook on life, and so on. For example, why is it th
Authors@Google: Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel
Authors@Google present Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel: "More Than Good Intentions: How a New Economics Is Helping to Solve Global Poverty." In their new book, Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel discuss how to solve one of the most important questions in aid economics: how do you figure out where to spend your dollars in order to get the best results? Too often aid money is allocated by hope, by guesswork, or [in the worst cases] by corruption. How can donors tell if their money is doing as much good as
Professor Hanna Yablonka - Choosing to Go Forward
Professor Hanna Yablonka - Historian, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel: After the Shoah- Choosing to Go Forward The 6th International Conference on Holocaust Education Teaching the Shoah -- Fighting the Racism and Prejudice Day 3 -- Thursday, July 10, 2008 Building a Better World -- The Legacy of the Survivors and Celebrating Israel in its 60th Year http://www1.yadvashem.org/yv/en/education/conference/2008/index.asp
Footage from a memorial ceremony in Bergen-Belsen
Footage from a memorial ceremony in Bergen-Belsen; Rabbi Dr. Zvi Asaria- Hermann Helfgott appears towards the end of the footage- on the left in the group of the three rabbis. For more information, click here: http://www1.yadvashem.org/yv/en/exhibitions/helfgott/index.asp Film Courtesy of the Trustees of the Imperial War Museum
Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Yona (Janek) Fuchs
Yona (Janek) Fuchs was born in Lwow (today Ukraine) in 1925 to Tzila and Aharon. He studied at the local Jewish school, and he and his older brother Moshe (Mundek) learned Hebrew and received a Zionist education at home. In June 1941, the Germans entered Lwow and murdered thousands of Jews. In November, the survivors were ordered into a ghetto. Because of his "Aryan" features, his parents encouraged Yona to escape from the ghetto. His father obtained for him a forged birth certificate and sent
Cabbages, condoms and bamboo schools: Achieving sustainability with social enterprise
Recovering costs and generating revenues goes hand-in-hand with one group’s approach to eradicating poverty and empowering rural communities in South East Asia.
Nassim Taleb on Living with Black Swans
Nassim Taleb is a literary essayist, hedge fund manager, derivatives trader and professor of risk engineering at The Polytechnic Institute of New York University. But he is best known these days as the author of The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable. During a recent visit to Wharton as part of The Goldstone Forum, he spoke with Wharton finance professor Richard Herring -- who taught Taleb when he was a Wharton MBA student -- about events in the Middle East, the oil supply, investin