North American Alliances
By the mid-eighteenth century, the face of North America was changing. The British soldiers, officials, and colonists were moving west from the Atlantic coast and starting to cross into the Ohio River Valley. The Spanish occupied a vast region extending from the Gulf of California, across the desert, and along the Gulf Coast to Florida. The French settled primarily in New France, the area that would later become Canada.
The changes in North America were dramatic for the Native Americans.
The Proclamation of 1763
The British victory opened new territory for exploration and expansion, but it also brought the responsibility for overseeing three troublesome groups. The first were thousands of resentful former French subjects. French settlements remained in Canada and even today the French are a prominent minority in Quebec and Montreal. To keep the settlements under control, the British maintained a close watch and employed harsh tactics to quell rebellion. One tactic was mass deportation of former French c
The Aaron Burr Conspiracy
This video is accompanied by text. "Jefferson had feelings of both triumph and trepidation over the purchase of Louisiana. On the one hand, he had doubled the size of the United States and presented to Americans access to some of the richest land in North America. On the other hand, the government he directed was not designed to regulate the huge territory. Fears of foreign occupation and secession dominated his thoughts..."
Louisiana Purchase Doubles U.S.
A short video that goes into some detail as to how the Lousiana Purchase was made and what land it covered....and why it was the steal of the century, not the buy of the century.
Louisiana Purchase Doubles U.S
Thomas Jefferson pulls off the land deal of the millennium when he buys 800,000 square miles from the French, stretching from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains. This short video explains what a value it was, and how it came to be sold. Of notes is the fact that the video explains that the land did not belong to the French in the first place. It belonged to the Native Americans. A map for the students would help them understand the size of the purchase.
How the Louisiana Purchase Worked
When Thomas Jefferson purchased the Louisiana Territory for 15 million
dollars, the US nearly doubled in size. This is a podcast without visuals. It lasts 15 minutes. Good data, but only for those that can stay awake.
Ultimate Success Vocabulary: Lesson 8
Increase and improve vocabulary with this clip. Vocabulary words are defined. Each slide shows the word, definition and and an example of the word used in a sentence. A narrator reads the word, definition, and sentence. More vocabulary words at http://www.ultimatevocabulary.com (5:21)
Nature's Perfect Predators- Mountain Lion
Think killer cats only hunt in Africa? This predator can run 35 mph and leap over 30 feet. Run time 03:48
Long Word Song-Syllabication
Learn how to read multi-syllable words by listening to this song and watching how they divide the word into syllables on the screen. (1:17)
Between the Lions: Gawain's Word - jig Sir “j” and Sir “ig” bring an Irish flavor to Blending Fields, as they charge together at high speed to make a word “jig”. Host Gawain is on hand to bring you all the action. Video is average quality, it is short, but shows how sounds are put together to make words. This video would be good for preschool/kindergarten children.
Sir “j” and Sir “ig” bring an Irish flavor to Blending Fields, as they charge together at high speed to make a word “jig”. Host Gawain is on hand to bring you all the action. Video is average quality, it is short, but shows how sounds are put together to make words. This video would be good for preschool/kindergarten children.
George Handel- Watermusic (Minuett I-II-etc)
G.F.Handel- Watermusic (Minuett I-II-etc). (4:24)
Plants Cells Slide Show by StudyJams
The cells of plants include several parts, such as the cell body, cytoplasm, mitochondria, nucleus, vacuole, cell wall, and cholorplasts. Only plant cells have plant cell walls and chloroplasts. Learn more about the plant cell with these detailed images from StudyJams. The pictures are set to music with information written under each photo. A short, self-checking quiz and song are also included on this link.
One of the Six Pillars of Zeus - Citizenship
Students show examples of good citizenship. An amateur video of students acting as they are Greek gods.
"Do You Know Your Address?" Animated Song
There is colorful animation for the song. The lyrics repeat the question "Do you know...?" first they ask about the number of the house and then about the name of the street. Finally, the last question is, "Do you know your address?" This is a great teaching resource for young learners and/or special education students and would work well in conjunction with a thematic unit on community and home. (1:52)
Helping Out Around the House Song
Children show how they can help around the house like folding laundry and doing the dishes. Some sign language is shown during the song.
This very short (half-minute) video shows and names various forms of human-made habitations.
English Vocabulary Lessons-Bedroom Objects
This video helps to improve English vocabulary and pronunciation. The focus of this video is bedroom objects (bed, dresser, closet, etc.). A matching picture is shown as the commentator says the word twice. This is a great resource for our English as Second Language Learners, our youngest learners, and our special education students (1:45).
Wowzies Sing "In Our House"
In this video, young students will learn how many important things are done at our house/home. Some of the lyrics include "when I go to bed, it's in our house, We eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner in our house, We work, sleep......etc. in our house, When we get up in the morning it is in our house. So much of what we do happens in our house". This is a great teaching resource for young learners and/or special education students and work well in conjunction with a thematic unit on community, famil
A Way to Have Good Friends
An amateur video that shows how to be a good friend. A few ways are mentioned and student art is the background.
Sesame Street: "We All Sing the Same Song"
This is a classic Sesame Street song about all types of people from all different places. It promotes unity and harmony in a kid-friendly message. (02:45)