The Sport of Fencing
A short video that explains a bit of the history of fencing and shows some combat. It also goes into more detail about the types of weapons and how the winner is chosen. Of some value where fencing is taught as an introduction. Run time 3:27
Introduction To Near East Religions
This video is an introduction to the three main religions in the Near East: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. There is a comparison between their origin and a brief historical background.
042 Special Exhibition: Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul
Afghanistan’s ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Said Tayeb Jawad, speaks about the rich culture and history of Afghanistan at the inauguration of the exhibition “Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul.” Introduction by Met Director Thomas P. Campbell.
A good introduction and explanation of what created this empire and what happened to it over time. A word wall and map are needed to get the most from this video. A map is a must as the Empire spread over time.
Critical Thinking for Children, Part 1
Introduction to some other videos about critical thinking, apparently based on a book, giving some very basic ideas about critical thinking. This instructional video was created from The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking for Children.
Introduction to the computer and Microsoft Windows, for teaching purposes. The computer is fairly old, but the video is still valid and this is a basic one good for novices.
In an easy conversational tone, the instructor uses the computer screen as his 'blackboard' and different colors to emphasis his points. As this is an introduction to division, this video is for elementary students.
Sherlock Holmes Museum
Blurring the line between fact and fiction, this six minute video shows the fictional home of Sherlock Homes as created in the Holmes Museum. It is intended to be part of a middle school unit of study:
Instructional Objective: After viewing this video students will be able to describe some of the items and characters from Sherlock Holmes mysteries, and discuss the question "What are the attributes which combine to make a person a world-famous legend?"
Special Relativity (Part 1 of 5)
This animation takes a simple look at the complex topic of Special Relativity. The two postulates examined in the video are: 1) All uniform motion is relative, and 2) The speed of light (in a vacuum) is the same for all observers. This simple and clear introduction to Einstein's Special Relativity, should help a learner better understand, this revolutionary scientific discovery and idea. Run time 07:12.
Action Hero (actions) - Hi 5
Begins with cartoon introduction. The song names lots of actions such jump, fly, etc.. The Hi5 group sings and dances. Children dance, sing and perform actions along with the group.
Don't Fear the Essay
Reminder of the challenges of writing. Song with video from Saturday Night Live. Would make a good introduction to writing at the beginning of the school year. Grades 5-12. 2:29 min.
An Introduction to Humanism
This video is from a lecture in Canada in 2008. It is a brief introduction to Humanism (a non believer, man centered person) and its varied aspects, including Athiesm, Freethought, Agnosticism, Transhumanism, and Skepticism. Humanists believe that they can be good without God. Recorded in left audio channel only. (7:57)
Introduction to Sikhism
Animated Introduction to Core Sikh beliefs. The music is taken from a track produced by the late Singh Kaur and Amar Singh. Singh Kaur was a talented vocal artist and Caucasian western convert to Sikhism. Her music has been compared to that of the the celtic sounds of enya. Sadly Singh Kaur passed away a few years ago (may waheguru bless her soul in eternal bliss).
July 4, 1776: U.S. Declares Independence
This day in history explains what happened on the Fourth of July in America. Very short video that briefly talks about the more interesting historical events that occured on the Fourth. Best used as an introduction to this day in history type assignments or as a timeline assignments
Me gusta and verb phrases
Learn how to use gustar along with an infinitive verb to talk about likes and dislikes. This video would be a great introduction to memorize how to use gustar as opposed to understanding the nuances between gustar and "to like" in English. Run time 03:25.
Personal (Subject) Pronouns
A great introduction to one of the most basic Spanish grammar lessons. Learn what these pronouns are in Spanish along with their English equivalents. This information is critical before students can learn how to work with verbs in Spanish.
This video clip provides an introduction to verbs. Live action and photos are used to show verb actions. Sentences are presented on the screen with the verbs highlighted. Professional quality. (1:01)
Lesson 3b - Prepositions - English Grammar
This is part 2 of a lesson on prepositions of location and direction. The list of prepositions is long, so this is meant to be a review and not an introduction. Level: high beginner - intermediate. Words and sentences are on the screen. (Upper elementary or ESL student)
Lesson 3c - Prepositions - English Grammar
This is part 3 of a lesson on prepositions of location and direction. The list of prepositions is long, so this is meant to be a review and not an introduction. For upper elementary and ESL students.
Introduction to Order of Operations
This video starts off with a black screen because the narrator uses it as a 'chalkboard'. In an easy, conversational tone, the instructor offers an introduction to the order of operations.