Circle of Fifths
The circle of fifths (or circle of fourths) shows the relationships among the twelve tones of the chromatic scale, their corresponding key signatures, and the associated major and minor keys. It starts with C major with no sharps or flats and then goes to the right to G major with one sharp-all the way around.
This is one of the most basic starting points of music. The individual note or tone is played and explained. Tone is a sound that occurs at a specific frequency. Notes are the individual keys on the piano; there is a group of two black notes and a group of three black notes. Scales are the combinations of whole and half steps. There are major and minor scales.
How to Read Sheet Music : Pick-Up Notes: How to Read Sheet Music
Pick-up notes are basically part of an incomplete measure and can be found at the very beginning of a piece of music. Learn how to read pick-up notes in sheet music.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt - Pearl Harbor Address
Franklin Delano Roosevelt giving the Pearl Harbor Address to Congress - "a date that will live in infamy" (2:37)
President Franklin Roosevelt 1933 Inauguration
Newsreel footage of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's first inauguration on January 20, 1933.
Cold War: The Wall Comes Down - part 4/5
Part 4 of 5 about the significance of the Berlin Wall and its destruction during the Cold War years.
Cold War: The Wall Comes Down - part 1/5
Part 1 of 5 about the Berlin Wall and its impact and significance during the Cold War.
How to Play a Melody from Reading Piano Sheet Music Learn how to play a melody from reading piano sheet music. In this video the viewer is shown the keys of the piano and notes are above the keys and the instructor plays the keys. This video shows how to play Mary Had a Little Lamb.
Learn how to play a melody from reading piano sheet music. In this video the viewer is shown the keys of the piano and notes are above the keys and the instructor plays the keys. This video shows how to play Mary Had a Little Lamb.
Overturn of Same Sex Ban in California.
Journalist Joe Garofoli, San Francisco Chronicle, spoke by phone about a federal court judge's ruling that overturned California's ban on gay marriage. A good lesson about checks and balances and the judical branch and civil rights. A short video that goes through the elements of the case and it sets the stage for a debate in class as well as the importance of reporters and journalism in letting people know what is happening in the world
Supreme Court: Original Intent
Experts disagree on how the Constitution should be handled in modern times; is it, for example, a "living" document? What is the original intent of the document, and how does this limit judicial review? An actual case is discussed as well as cruel and unusal punished debated. A good video for older students. Ends abruptly.
Supreme Court: Precedent and its Implications
The concept of precedent and its implications as a limit to judicial review are explained. This is usually a difficult idea for students to understand and this four minute does supply some examples. It is for older students and does not examine the overruling of existing cases at times.
The Supreme Court: Today's Supreme Court
Today's Supreme Court is likely to be called on to decide cases that will affect many people, including rights for minorities, the right to bear arms, and the powers of law enforcement versus people's right to privacy. This video needs to have an explanation of judicial review before it is shown. The content is about some decisions that may change society.
Political Parties and Their Functions
Great teachers from outstanding universities give instruction on federalism in this video from Thinkwell's online American Government series. This video will discuss: Political Parties and Their Functions. The video uses lecture format and pictures to aid in the explanations. Run time 10:17.
When the Moors Ruled in Spain (1 of 11)
'The description Moors has referred to several historic and modern populations of Muslim (and earlier non-Muslim) people of Berber and Arab descent from North Africa, some of whom came to conquer and occupy the Iberian Peninsula for nearly 800 years' (Moors,Wikipedia, 2009). This video is suitable for older middle school and high school students.
Mormonism: What Mormons Believe - Mormon Church
President Gordon B. Hinckley shares his testimony of the origins of Mormonism, better known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church or "Mormonism"). What do Mormons believe? Do Mormons believe in latter-day prophets? What do Mormons believe about Joseph Smith? Do Mormons believe Jesus Christ and God appeared to a young boy? How was Mormonism started? Video produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Mormon belief Mormons believe God speaks
Mormon belief: Mormons believe God speaks. Mormons believe the Bible is the word of God. Mormons believe the Book of Mormon is another witness of Jesus Christ. Each Mormon believes in continuing revelation from God. Mormons believe that God still speaks to prophets today. (Mormon Mormons Mormonism) Mormon Apostle, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland gave this testimony of continuing revelation and Mormon beliefs at the April 2008 Mormon (LDS) general conference. The LDS Church is commonly known as the Morm
I'm Toast in the Toaster
In this video, a librarian recites the rhyme "I'm Toast in the Toaster". (00:18)
Way Up High in an Apple Tree
In this video, a librarian recites the fingerplay "Way Up High in the Apple Tree". (0:29)
Lost Worlds: The Vikings 2
The History Channel shows us the Lost World of the Vikings and the advances and technology of the Nordic culture.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembered
In this movie learn about the humble Baptist preacher Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and how he influenced changes in U. S. laws concerning civil rights. (02:34)