Evaluating Early Reading Comprehension Using Kidspiration
This video shows a sample Kidspiration Activity used to evaluate early reading comprehension by using a storyboard for students to add pictures and short descriptions to visually show what they have read.
Overview of the Rules of American Football
Overview of the Rules of American Football. A two minute talking head segment that does little to explain the game to a novice. There are no graphics, vague descrptions, and a lack of explanation of what officals do or equipment. Run time 2:17
The Growth of America in the 19th Century
This video is accompanied by text. "Between 1790 and 1820, the population of the United States more than doubled to nearly 10 million people. Remarkably, this growth was almost entirely the result of reproduction, as the immigration rate during that period had slowed to a trickle. Fewer than 250,000 immigrants entered the United States due to doubts about the viability of the new republic and travel restrictions in Europe during the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars.
Soon after Napole
Invented spelling is one of the stages of learning to write.
David Wiesner Interview - American Library Association
Artist David Wiesner talks about winning the Caldecott Medal for his book Flotsam. He discusses his interest in "visual storytelling" and how he enjoys hearing how teachers and librarians use his books. He has won the Caldecott Medal three times. (3:50)
Open Episcopal Church History Part 3- Its Early History
Video discusses the happenings of the early Episcopal Church, from 2002 to 2006.
Family (Early Readers and/or ESL Learners)
This cartoon slide show has words and images of family members such as Mother, Grandfather, etc.
American History: The Great Compromise
The "Great Compromise" established the two houses of Congress, allowing the Constitution to be signed and this video help explains how this came about. Poor graphics and lacks any indepth insights. Students need to have help understanding the checks and balance system as well.
Possessive Nouns For Early Elementary Students
A slow paced power point presentation good for lower elementary students explaining possessive nouns. A possessive noun indicates the nouns is showing ownership. Examples are shown using images of students in a classroom to show possession.
13th Century Astrolabe Demonstration
Rather than demo another new technology, Tom Wujec reaches back to one of our earliest but most ingenious devices -- the astrolabe. With thousands of uses, from telling time to mapping the night sky, this old tech reminds us that the ancient can be as brilliant as the brand-new. Run time 09:26.
The History of American -Walt Whitman
This program that explores the work of of famous American Authors in history. In the middle of the 19th century major literary figure
Walt Whitman is explored along with his literary works in this
Famous early failures who moved on to great things
Very motivating video that encourages students to learn from their failures. It does this by showing numerous very famous people who succeeded despite their early failures.
History of Latin American Dancing
~Begins with a commerical~
History of Latin American Dancing. Part of the series: History of Dance. Latin American dancing has been a mode of expression to celebrate weddings, birthdays and any other type of celebration. See how dance is at the heart of Latin American culture. (1:03)
Eclipse of the Century
In July 1991, the alignment of the Sun, Moon, and Earth produced a rare opportunity — a total solar eclipse with a particularly long duration and a path that crossed easily accessible locations, including a major astronomical observatory in Hawaiʻi. In this video segment adapted from NOVA, learn about the mechanics of solar eclipses and observe the rare 1991 eclipse from the top of Mauna Kea. Run time 05:07.
How to Recognize the Early Signs of Autism
This video clip teaches the early signs of autism. Step by step instructions of how to recognize symptoms and what to do if you recognize them. (2:41)
Early Signs of autism- stacking blocks, no eye contact
Nearly five minutes long, this video shows a child with signs of autism. I personally share the child's frustration. Tedious to watch and the only lesson is the child's reactions. A child who was later said to be autisic. Run time 04:46.
The Power of the Judicial Review in the American Government System
The Power of the Judicial Review - Based on checks and balances, watch the power of courts to review decisions of another department or level of government. Good history of how Judicial Review started.
Great Women in American History
This short clip focuses on women who began the Woman's Movement..
Early Portuguese Slave trade
This short video introduces the way in which Portuguese exploration of Africa lead to slave trade.
"War of The Century"- Part 1
This first part of the documentary introduces what WWII was and why it was the war of the century. The documentary shows that before invading Poland, Germany signed the Nazi-Soviet Nonaggression Pact, securing the eastern border of Germany. Trade was limited mostly on the part of the Russians. But everyone involved knew that it was a measure on both sides to buy time. Ideologically, both nations despised the other. Hitler had devoted much of Mein Kampf to his believe in the menace of Communis