Will world population outrun food resources? The "Green Revolution" of the 20th century multiplied crop yields, in part through increasing inputs of pesticides and fertilizers. How can farmers reduce their use of agricultural chemicals and still produce enough food?
Does dyslexia exist?
In the programme, 'The Dyslexia Myth', it is argued that dyslexia is an emotional construct used, in many cases, to save children who are poor readers from embarrassment and that funnels resources and effort away from early literacy interventions. This article has links to the programme and interviews with proponents on both sides of the argument.
Jonas Salk and the Polio Vaccine
The polio virus attacks certain types of nerve cells and for hundreds of years it killed and crippled - especially children. By 1952 Dr. Salk and his research team had developed a killed virus vaccine against polio. Learn how a nationwide mobilization led by Jonas Salk eradicated polio from American society in this short video clip. Run time 0:55.
Milestones in Science - Joseph Lister and Ignaz Semmelweis
Even in the 19th century wound infection still meant that one in every two successful operations ended in the death of the patient. Ignaz Semmelweis and Joseph Lister realized that this was attributable to the lack of hygiene in hospitals. Run time 14:49.
Sex and Relationship Education Week
This week, January 19th - 25th, Teachers TV is showing a number of premieres including documentaries examining controversial issues such as forced marriages in the UK, sex education in early years, teaching abortion in schools and transexuality.
EYFS Today - Learning and Development
This Teachers TV video, recorded in a Birmingham primary school, explores the strategies used by the early years practitioners in order to develop an interactive environment that has the aim of enabling the pupils to play an active role in their learning.
Yahoo! Teacher Tools
Yahoo! has a suite of services educators can use to support teaching and learning in the 21st century classroom. (13 slides)
The Harvest Moon
Although most think of the "harvest moon" as a bright full moon any time in the late summer or early fall, defined properly it is the full moon closest to the fall equinox in September in the Northern Hemisphere. THe slide show explains the history behind the "harvest" name for the moon, as well as why it appears larger in the horizon with its pale yellow, orange or red tinge. This slide show does not include audio.
When this program was first filmed, Eleanor, age 51, was in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. This module follows Eleanor’s physical and mental decline after the initial filming. Pathology in the brainstem and other regions in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients are shown to interfere with acetylcholine release, resulting in neuronal atrophy. The module discu
Women in Film: A Short History of Women's Faces in Film
A succession of women's faces morphing into each other, covering film styles from the Silent Film era to the 21st century. There is no text to explain who these women are. (2:26)
THE LITTLE DARLING Directed by D.W. GRIFFITH SILENT FILMS & TV SHOWS on DVDS at TVDAYS.com
The Little Darling 1909 . The man's name is D. W. Griffith--David Wark Griffith--and his story is that of the period between 1908 and 1913 when he created a method of storytelling in purely cinematic terms that was to raise the moving picture permanently out of the category of a scientific curiosity. (2:42)
This he did by the use of techniques that broke precedents and created a vocabulary of visual devices for the emergence of film as art as well as by the development of a stock co
Chaplin: A Character is Born (clip)
— Charlie Chaplin is undoubtedly one of the most significant names in the development of the movies. This documentary shows the evolution of Chaplin's "little tramp" character as shown in scenes from his early classic comedies. Narrated by actor Keenan Wynn, the video presents the career of Chaplin from his very first story through comedy classics such as "The Rink," "The Pawnshop," and "The Immigrant. A S-L Film Production. 40 minutes, b/w. (1:38)
DW GRIFFITH AS IT IS IN LIFE 1910 SILENT MARY PICKFORD 1911
Despite the overwhelming importance of D.W. Griffith to the development of cinema art; his name, his work and the work of those who helped him create his moving pictures have become a generally unknown commodity amongst the American public. (12:18)
Practical Strategies for Teaching Social Emotional Skills
Produced by the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Leaning at Vanderbilt University, this video shows show to organize young children for play situations, taking turns, helping each other, sharing feelings, asking an adult for help, and many others. Models of how the adults works with the children to learn the skills. (24:48)
Effective Reading Comprehension Strategies: Sequencing Main Events
Using the Sequencing Main Events technique to teach reading comprehension skills to early elementary students.
The Civil Rights Era
This unforgettable, even unimaginable footage from both BBC News and CBS News that extensively covered the American Civil Rights movement. It includes a portion of a speech from Martin Luther King
Vietnam War 4 (There is no number 5)
After WWII, USSR bewared of arms warfare against USA because their political viewpoints were dissimilar. America was not successful in educating the Vietnamese’ about Freedom. The lifestyles of two countries were too different - typical character of American culture is liberty, freedom, democracy; typical character of Vietnamese culture is ceremony, ritual, and conservative. It was a civil war in Vietnam; they were just a combatant of the
Idioms in ASL - Blind as a Bat
English idioms are presented in American Sign Language through skits that demonstrate the meaning of the idiom. A project from Kentucky School for the Deaf. (01:00)
Race to preserve the world's oldest submerged town - Part 2
Underwater archaeologists surveying the worlds oldest submerged town have found ceramics dating back to the early Bronze Age.
Animal Flashcards in English
Animal flash cards-early learning.