Stories of the New World intrigued French rulers. Although they wanted a share of the American gold and silver, they were more interested in finding a westward route to Asia. In 1524, the French king commissioned Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazano to search for a passageway through the New World. Verrazano spotted the coast of South Carolina and sailed north as far as Nova Scotia, but found no such water route or valuable treasure.
A decade later, French navigator Jacque Cartier led t
Medical Equipment in the Civil War
In the Civil War, medical equipment was very different from
modern times, as whiskey was used to clean wounds, lancets were used to remove bullets and saws were used for amputation. Find out why infection was so common in the Civil War in this clip narrated by an American history teacher.
Wounded At Antietam 1862
This is the opening sequence of Lincoln and Lee, directed by Rob Child, that depicts a young civilian Mary Bedinger Mitchell engulfed by the unending stream of wounded Confederate soldiers from the Battle of Antietam-1862. This 1:40 videos shows students what it was like during this battle. Video shows wounded soldiers.
Benjamin Franklin, Part I
Animation of the later life of Benjamin Franklin. This video is part of the Discovery Education series.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
At the time America was going through its worst economic crisis, Franklin Delano Roosevelt seemed to offer a natural talent for leadership. This film shows how that charismatic quality appealed so much when America lacked direction and vitality. The film also traces the steps Roosevelt took to create a larger federal bureaucracy than had ever existed. Henry Fonda narrates.
Computers - What Is a Microprocessor?
A microprocessor is the central processing unit on a computer and is a chip embedded on the system's motherboard. Learn more about what a microprocessor is and how it handles all the mathematical and logical calculations on a computer with tips from an IT and computer specialist in this video on computer technology. There are English captions at the bottom. (1:11)
Expert: Robert Vicencio
Bio: Robert Vicencio has worked in information technology (IT) for over 15 years.
What the Computer Term CPU Means
This ten-minute video gives a simple, non-technical explanation of what the term CPU means. The CPU plugs into the motherboard and is like the brain. Another way to think of the CPU is that it is like the muscles of the computer that makes it do the work.
Does Your Hard Drive Seem Smaller Than It Should Be?
If you check the size of your hard drive by looking it up on your computer, you might find it's smaller than what it said on the box when you bought the drive. When you first buy your hard drive it may be bascally empty. When you put programs, etc on the computer it takes up space. Learn why that is. Lecture style video. (7:18)
Endangered Species in Florida
A short video about some of the animals that have been killed by humans and human activities. This video goes into the causes of some of them, but does not offer any ideas aobut how to keep them alive. At best a general review of animals that live in Florida. Run time 02:10.
Programming Principles: Polymorphism
Programming Principles: Polymorphism
Civil Rights Movements
This short video teaches about the meaning of Jim Crow laws and also introduces the students to Homer Plessy, one of the lesser known civil rights leaders. (0:36)
Rounding Word Problem About Markers
This short video shows students demonstrating how to solve a math word problem involving rounding. The students show how to solve the problem by writing it on the white board and also explain the steps needed.
Rounding Word Problem About Paperclips
The short video explains how to solve a rounding word problem about paperclips. Students explain and show the steps necessary to correctly solve the problem using a white board.
How to Find the Surface Area of a Triangular Prism
Looking for an informative video on how to get the surface area of a triangular prism? This useful tutorial explains exactly how it's done in four minutes. The instructor uses a small whiteboard for demonstration.
Giant Panda Bear Does Handstand! BBC Wildlife
The giant panda bear leaves its scent in the forest and does handstand in this scenting ritual narrated by David Attenborough for the BBC.
William Shakespeare and the Theatre
How William Shakespeare Went into Theatre - Learn how William Shakespeare became interested in the theatre in this five-minute biographical documentary.
Food Safety - From Farm to Fork
Poor sound quality, but content is important.This unit provides fifth through seventh graders a better understanding of food safety through real-life examples and enjoyable activities. The teacher needs to order the free unit of study first.
When Worlds Collide
'Nearly 60 years ago, audiences thrilled to the destruction of the Earth in George Pal's classic film, "When Worlds Collide." The idea of a planetary smash-up is a staple of science fiction, but can it really happen? Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope think they've actually seen the aftermath of such a collision around another star. It can even help us understand similar calamities that happened long ago in our own solar system.' (05:31)
A Dance Improvisation
Tuomo Railo dancing to a song of a Bollywood film from 50's. (3:38)
Writing a Friendly Letter
This teacher-created PowerPoint presentation defines the five parts of a friendly letter: heading, greeting, body, closing, and signature. The video then shows a short letter and highlights each part in the letter. Then, the presentation gives opportunities to edit a letter, and reviews the use of commas and capitalization in a friendly letter. (05:38)