History of Slavery
Following the arrival of the first captured Africans in 1916, the slavery system in America evolves into a nightmare of abuse and cruelty. This is a fast moving three minute video. It needs maps and other ancillary materials to help with the information mentioned.
The Great Awakening - Enlightenment
The Enlightenment brought logic and reason into the way colonists thought about the natural world. However, religion remained a critical aspect of each colonist’s daily life. The biggest issue the church faced at the beginning of the eighteenth century was the fact that many settlers lived outside the reach of organized churches.
Isolated from their seaboard peers, the pioneers were often too far away to attend churches and religious gatherings. It was a common opinion in the eastern se
The Mayflower II - Building a Replica
This is a short news reel showing the construction and launching of the Mayflower II. Built in 1955, it is still in use today. Video production and quality is old but information is good. Run time 01:00.
Charlie and the Cocolate Factory Reading- Chapter 13
Chapter 13. Illustration by Quentin Blake. Reading by Nance.
San Andreas Fault (Discovery Channel)
This short documentary is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students. Run time 03:02.
Earthquake Country, Thrust Faults in Los Angeles Area
There are other segments of this series on WatchKnow. This is the 'Earthquake Country' series which is suitable for middle school and high school students. Through live-action demonstrations and vivid animations, Dr. Pat Abbott explains how earthquakes have shaped the scenery and the character of the greater Los Angeles area. Dr. Abbott shows how faults capable of large earthquakes lie beneath most of the area, posing great risk to the millions of people living in earthquake country. Animations
Great Expectations 8/12
The movie based on the classic novel by Charles Dickens, Great Expectations. This is part 8 of 12 parts. Excellent fim.
What is "Authentic" Assessment?
A three minute video that explains what authentic assessment means according to Educators at New York's School of the Future. Gives specific examples and planning ideas on how to implement this assessment. A good professional development video.
Preventing Child Abductions - Risk Factors Part 1
Preventing Child Abductions - Risk Factors Part 1 - What age group and gender are most at risk for being abducted? This video tell show girls between 10 and 14 are most at risk. The video adds data and warns about possible problems with those that know the children. (1:45)
Teaching Students With Autism to Communicate Feelings
A short video showing how pictures can be used to help autistic students communicate and reduce stress. Part of a series that may have other helpful insights about dealing with autistic students.
Number of diagonals in a hexagon explanation
This is video using a computer monitor to show how many diagonals are in a hexagon. A hexagon has a total of 9 diagonals.
This video shows how to do an estimation activity with pre-school children. Put items in a ziplock bag and have children estimate the total number of items in the bag. Then have children count the items and see how close the estimate was to the real number. (2:44)
Graphing Systems of Linear Inequalities
In this video, the instructor goes through the steps needed to graph a system of linear inequalities. He discusses slope, shows how to draw the line on the coordinate plane, and explains what section of the graph should be shaded. There is some shadow on the white board which makes it a little more difficult to see at times during the instruction.
Cold War: Detente - part 2/5
1969 - 1974 North Vietnam launches a new offensive against the South. The U.S. steps up its bombing campaign but seeks peace through diplomacy. Nixon and Brezhnev sign the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT). The U.S. finally withdraws from Vietnam. Détente culminates in the Helsinki Declaration of 1975.
D-Day to Berlin - The Battle for France (Part 4 of 6)
History Channel Video. 1944, Europe's future hung in the balance. Our 3-part series follows the story of Allied forces--from Normandy to the assault on Germany--and the victories that led to WWII's end in 1945. We begin on the day after D-Day, unfolding over the summer of 1944 as the initial narrow sliver of French coastline gained by the Allies is slowly extended. By the end of August, Allied victory seemed assured. Rommel had been wounded, Hitler was directing the battle, and the German army w
Testing for Autism in Home-Schooling
Testing for Autism in Home-Schooling. Part of the series: Autism & Pediatric Diseases. Children who are home-schooled still need to be evaluated regularly by a physician, and this should involve a screening for developmental problems and autism. Learn about the screening process for home-schooled children. (2:08)
Delayed Potty Training for Children With Autism
Delayed Potty Training for Children With Autism. Part of the series: Parenting Basics. Potty training a child with autism can be delayed depending on the abilities of the child, but consulting a behavioral specialist can make the process easier. (1:09)
Money and Inflation
This is an animated explanation of the concept of money. (05:19)
Vietnam War 1
After WWII, USSR bewared of arms warfare against USA because their political viewpoints were dissimilar. America was not successful in educating the Vietnamese’ about Freedom. The lifestyles of two countries were too different - typical character of American culture is liberty, freedom, democracy; typical character of Vietnamese culture is ceremony, ritual, and conservative. It was a civil war in Vietnam; they were just a combatant of the
Learn French - Dans le Métro, Part 1 (On the Subway)
In this video the instructor recites various words that are associated with the subway in French. For beginning and intermediate learners. The words appear at the bottom of the screen as they are recited.