Thoughts On the Music of Brahms
This is a video that includes interviews with broadcaster Rob Cowen, conductor Andre Previn and members of the LSO who talk about their love of Brahms. Excerpts of Brahms music plays in the background. Still photos (black and white) are found throughout of Brahms. (9:20)
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The Very Quiet Cricket, picture book by Eric Carle
A cricket is born who cannot talk! A bigger cricket welcomes him to the world, then a locust, a cicada, and many other insects, but each time the tiny cricket rubs his wings together in vain: no sound emerges. In the end, however, he meets another quiet cricket, and manages to find his "voice." Children will love the repetitive text as they meet a steady parade of new creatures and of course they'll delight in the happy ending.  A charming animation of the simply beautiful picture book brought
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Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven"
Here is a black and white virtual movie of Edgar Allan Poe "reading" his classic sad and mysterious love poem, "The Raven."  The words of the poem are not shown on screen.  The photograph head shot of Poe "reads" the poem, with lips "moving" and an occassional shift of head position and facial expression.  Poe lived from 1809 - 1849; the first sound recording was invented by Edison in 1877. 
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"I Cannot Live With You" Poem by Emily Dickinson
Here is a black-and-white virtual movie of the (photograph of) the Emily Dickinson's head "reading" one of her love poems, number 640, "I Cannot Live With You".  The text can be pulled down from the description box (top right).  (1:51)
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"The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" Poem by T.S. Eliot
A skilled reading of the dramatic monologue, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufock," by British actor Gottfried Geist. This is a great example of good poetry reading.  The video primarily shows the head talking.  Occassionally there are shots of his profile holding the book and gesturing with his hands.  His facial expressions add to the interpretation.  (5:02)
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"Witch-Wife" Poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950)
Edna St. Vincent Millay's love ballad is here portrayed through a fascinating collection of still visual art images, with the words of the poem in text on the screen, without narration.  Some of the beguiling, sensual images in this video make it suitable for a mature young adult audience.  Medieval instrumentation is charmingly suited to this pieces, which runs twice the length of the poem due to the amount of artwork.  Useful in visual art study as well as poetry study.  (3:41)
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"Love is not All" Poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Edna St. Vincent Millay reads "Love is not all' in this video.  Photos of the poet and places in her life, and contemporary photos, accompany her reading.   (1:30)
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Ballet: Tiny Dancer
Anaheim Ballet student, Austin shares her ballet moves and ballet thoughts. ballet...ballet...ballet.. Austin has been danceing for 5 years and is ten in this video.  The video discusses her love for ballet. (1:59)
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Elizabeth I - Documentary Part 9
In an attempt to solve the problems of Mary of Scots and Robert Dudly, Elizabeth offered Mary to marry Robert. However, Mary was in love with Henry Stuart. They married in Edinburgh. In England, Elizabeth was again too close to Dudly. One of Elizabeth's relatives, Lord Northfolk was against Dudly and he ended up in prison. In June 1566 Mary of Scots gave birth to James. However, Mary's had problems with her husband. There was a conspiration and Stuart was killed. Mary was suspect of murder. She
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Corduroy
Corduroy is a children's book written by Don Freeman in 1968. In this story, a girl named Lisa falls in love with a little brown bear wearing green overalls with one button missing.  This video shows the illustrations from this classic book and is narrated clearly.  
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Veggie Tales-The Star of Christmas part 1
The VeggieTales gang is back for their second Christmas episode. Though the setting is Victorian England, old Ebenezer Scrooge is nowhere in sight, refreshingly. Cavis Appythart and Millward Phelps (Bob and Larry) are just finishing up their first holiday musical in an effort to "teach London to love." However, their hearts aren't in the right place, and the play has more electrical lights than well-meaning words. When they learn that a local church plans to bring out a priceless artifact for th
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Veggie Tales-The Star of Christmas part 2
The VeggieTales gang is back for their second Christmas episode. Though the setting is Victorian England, old Ebenezer Scrooge is nowhere in sight, refreshingly. Cavis Appythart and Millward Phelps (Bob and Larry) are just finishing up their first holiday musical in an effort to "teach London to love." However, their hearts aren't in the right place, and the play has more electrical lights than well-meaning words. When they learn that a local church plans to bring out a priceless artifact for th
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Veggie Tales-The Star of Christmas part 3
The VeggieTales gang is back for their second Christmas episode. Though the setting is Victorian England, old Ebenezer Scrooge is nowhere in sight, refreshingly. Cavis Appythart and Millward Phelps (Bob and Larry) are just finishing up their first holiday musical in an effort to "teach London to love." However, their hearts aren't in the right place, and the play has more electrical lights than well-meaning words. When they learn that a local church plans to bring out a priceless artifact for th
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Veggie Tales-The Star of Christmas part 4
The VeggieTales gang is back for their second Christmas episode. Though the setting is Victorian England, old Ebenezer Scrooge is nowhere in sight, refreshingly. Cavis Appythart and Millward Phelps (Bob and Larry) are just finishing up their first holiday musical in an effort to "teach London to love." However, their hearts aren't in the right place, and the play has more electrical lights than well-meaning words. When they learn that a local church plans to bring out a priceless artifact for th
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Veggie Tales-The Star of Christmas part 5
The VeggieTales gang is back for their second Christmas episode. Though the setting is Victorian England, old Ebenezer Scrooge is nowhere in sight, refreshingly. Cavis Appythart and Millward Phelps (Bob and Larry) are just finishing up their first holiday musical in an effort to "teach London to love." However, their hearts aren't in the right place, and the play has more electrical lights than well-meaning words. When they learn that a local church plans to bring out a priceless artifact for th
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The Skeleton Dance
Halloween song that shows the words on the bottom of the screen and cute graphics.  Kids will love this song!
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Public Speaking Tip for Kids - Using Humor in a Speech

This video explains to students about using humor in speeches.  Humor actually has many great functions in a speech, it relaxes the speaker, relaxes the audience, and it makes a connection with the audience.  The narrator uses this for all audiences if you can’t think of a joke, say to the audience; please stand up, then tell them to sit down, then tell them there is no reason to do that, I just love the power of being in front of
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Basic French - The Verbs Etre and Aimer
This video explains the uses the verbs etre (to be) and aimer (to like or to love) and is suitable for all beginning French-language learners.
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Learn French Verbs - Aimer - Imparfait
Learn French verbs - Aimer - Imparfait. This short video has the imperfect forms of the aimer (the verb 'to like' or 'to love'). The instructor shows how to use the the imperfect aimer with I, you, he, she, they, etc. The words appear on the screen as the instructor speaks.
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How to Write an Effective Essay
In this lesson, the instructor gives a simple method for writing a good, effective essay in English. The instructor advises the viewer to start with a question mark. (This finder would like to point out that the instructor writes the question on the board wrong, but the information contained in the video is good. The question might have been written "Which is better: love or money?")
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