Global Population Growth
The world's population will grow to 9 billion over the next 50 years -- and only by raising the living standards of the poorest can we check population growth. This is the paradoxical answer that Hans Rosling unveils at TED@Cannes using colorful new data display technology (you'll see). As a doctor and researcher, Hans Rosling identified a new paralytic disease induced by hunger in rural Africa. Now he looks at the bigger picture of social and economic development. Run time 10:04.
The Economy during the US Civil War
This video is accompanied by text. "The Civil War affected northern and southern economies differently. When the war began, the north, with its large factories and well-established companies, generated a great deal of the country’s business. After the first volleys of battle, the north experienced a slight depression due to the uncertainty of the war and the loss of southern business associations. However, after the initial shock passed, the northern economy flourished. The federal government
Farming becomes a Business
This video is accompanied by text. "Agriculture in the Mississippi Valley region underwent major changes after the Civil War. Farmers began thinking of farming as a business with a cash crop of wheat, corn, or cotton instead of a self-sufficient way of life. A farm began to be viewed as an outdoor factory and growing crops as production. Farmers made use of credit and considered such factors as transportation and marketing, just like other businesses. Farming also became increasingly mechanized,
The Constitution Project: Checks and Balances
The Constitution Project: Checks and Balances is a two minute video. This is about who gets the power and how the Framers fear of a president becoming a king is one reason for the checks and balance system. 02:08 run time
The Declaration of Independence: Ideas for a New Age
This 17 minute examines the basic principles and concepts set forth in the Declaration of Independence, as well as the American leaders, their ideas and the historical events that resulted in the document. Good details. Best used with a timeline and a word list. Many items need a great deal more explanation, but the video is a good start.
Has video quiz, too.
What is the Declaration of Independence About?
An easy to follow video that shows the basic reasons for the writing of the Declaration of Independence. Students should have a timeline to follow the events as well as a word wall of major elements mentioned. A lot of grit in this video and uses colorful cartoon characters (Running Time about 2:00).
27 Amendments To The Constitution Of The United States
The 27 Amendments To The Constitution Of The United States is the essence of this five minute video. It moves to fast to run directly so pause the video after each amendment. It does not offer insights or explanation, just a copy of the amendments.
This is a video presentation accompanied by text. "The political revolution in the late eighteenth century that resulted in the Articles of Confederation also caused a social revolution. Riots and social conflict marked the Revolutionary era in America. The Revolution brought the concept of equality into mainstream American thought. Many colonists seized the opportunity to introduce social reform as they created their state constitutions.
The spirit of equality was represented in many way
Mysteries of Deep Space: Search for Alien Worlds (5 of 6)
Part 5 of 6. The modern search for extra-solar planets is explored in this video. It discusses the searches that have occurred from past to present, and what we hope to learn from these searches.
Mysteries of Deep Space: Pulse of Alien Life (6 of 6)
Part 6 of 6. Where is life beyond Earth? In this video, the documentary discusses the future of searching for life beyond earth, and whether it will ever come to fruition. It shares an unusual topic from a scientific point of view.
Introduce Yourself in French
This short video is in French only, but beginning French learners may use the images for context clues as to the content of thix very basic conversation.
What Is a Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement?
Pronoun-antecedent agreement is when the both the pronoun and the antecedent are written in the same person. Find examples of correct and incorrect pronoun-antecedent agreement in this video.
This, That, These and Those
This is a short video lesson about the demonstratives with interactive exercises. Questions are asked about the demonstrative pronouns, this, that, these, and using picture examples to choose from. Very slow paced and simple for younger viewers or ESL students.
Common French Phrases for Sightseeing
Learn common French phrases for sightseeing from expert Stéphanie Hourie Morrow, who is a native French speaker and has been giving language lessons for 10 years. Instructor says each phrase twice while the phrase appears on the screen.
Subordinate Conjunctions Rap Song
A subordinate conjunction rap. The lyrics start with dependents won't last unless they are attached and then rap music is added to the lyrics. This non professional production rap lesson takes place in a bedroom.
Tariff of 1832 and Clay’s Compromise
Video accompanied by text. "South Carolina stood firm against the Tariff of 1828 with such acts of defiance as lowering the flags to half-mast. These displays made President Jackson realize that intervention was necessary. John C. Calhoun still carried some influence with the president, who at Calhoun’s urging encouraged Congress to enact the Tariff of 1832. This new tariff reduced the rate of the Tariff of 1828. However, producers in the south remained distraught over the high tariffs and res
Students demonstrate an example of alliteration in every sentence during this short video. For fourth-grade students and older.
This video is an excellent example of alliteration using the letter 'V' and is for middle-school students and older.
Infinitives vs. Gerunds
This video is a lecture using typed slides that explains the difference between infinitives and gerunds. The lesson begins with the definition of each part of speech. The instructor uses examples of both parts of speech to help the viewer remember the difference between the two and how to use the parts of speech correctly.