Chinatown Los Angeles
When you think of Chinatown, colorful paper lanterns, delightful dim sum and fierce Chinese dragons may come to mind. The truth is, Chinatown Los Angeles has all of that and more. Established in 1938, LA's New Chinatown along Broadway and Hill streets, makes a fun and exotic day trip. Chinatown history dates back to 1852, when the Chinese arrived in Los Angeles. Located on the site of Union Station, Old Chinatown fell into disrepair during the mid 1910s, and it was demolished. Today,
Concentration Camp Liberation
This two minute video shows the horror of thousands
of Jewish prisoners in Nazi camps at the time of their liberation by allied troops. This video has actually footage and some of it is grime so view it first. A great lesson for students on what happened if a nation uses hatred to attack a minority.
The Triangle Fire
It was the worst factory fire in the history of New York City.
Late in the afternoon of Saturday, 25 March 1911, fire broke out at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company, located on the 8th, 9th, and 10th floors of the Asch Building. In less than five minutes fire snuffed out the lives of 146 workers. Video is a series of pictures with people who worked in the factory. Great information and pictures.
Whole Brain Teaching (Power Teaching) Lesson 2
In Lesson 2, Chris Biffle demonstrates Whole Brain Teaching's five K-12 classroom rules, and entertaining ways for students to rehearse the rules. Great video to see how to actually use these strategies in the classroom.
Demonstrative Adjectives and Pronouns
The video begins with examples in Spanish using the demonstrative adjectives "este/esta, aquel/aquella" and the equivalent in English. There is some practice at the end.
Demonstrative adjectives in Spanish part 1
In this video the speaker clearly explains how to use the words this and that in spanish. The use of pictures and the printed word is very helpful.
Real de Catorce
Far from the tourist traps, an inside look at the charming town in rural Mexico. See how Mexican's live outside of the big cities.
What Is Container Gardening?
In this video clip learn about the many advantages to container gardening, especially for those that have limited space for plants. How to plant flowers in various containers, such as plastic, clay or wood is explained and a variety of containers are shown.
The David James Project
After an accident left him confined to a wheelchair, David James thought
he'd have to give up gardening, until the community stepped in to bring
the thrill of growing back into arms reach.
Google Maps: How do maps benefit our society?
In this video 6th and 7th grade teachers Katie Facto and Kim Mayher use Google Maps with their students. This video is helpful to Social Studies teachers who are on map skills. This is also a great way to show a teacher how to integrate technology into a social studies class.
Jorinde and Joringel - pt. 3 - 3
Jorinde and Joringel is a Grimm's tale in which true love triumphs over evil enchantment in this story of one young couple, the beautiful Jorinde and Joringel, the shepherd boy who loves her. This tale by the Brothers Grimm will enchant youngsters with its sweetness and charm and not-too-frightening magic.
It's So Cold
This Electric Company animated cartoon teaches the phrase "It's so cold" and other phrases. (:51)
The Weather Song
Cartoon slide show names weather in all seasons. Song written and performed by Peter Weatherall. Some pop-up ads during the song. (1:17)
The Four Seasons
This brief video is for beginnng learners who are learning about the four weather seasons.
Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Lively cartoon drawings and photographs accompany the song. Children's choir sings. The words representing the animal sounds are written on the slides. The repetition is fun for children especially when they accompany the song with hand movements. (2:10)
500 NATIONS (PART 5)
This is a clip from the six-hour documentary series 500 Nations, which is a comprehensive history of Native American history in the US after the arrival of explorers from other countries. Vintage photos are included in the video.
Sociology: What is Ethnocentrism?
This is a short video (01:22) about our propensity to judge others by the standard of one's own culture. The video gives an example using an Southeastern Asian standard.
The Legislative Branch
This is an indepth virtual tour of the Legislative Branch. The students will be able to gain extensive knowledge about this aspect of the United States government.
This is an overview of the influx of African-Americans to New York, maps of where they tended to settle, major authors, and the New Negro Movement are discussed. This lesson is best used with brief biographies of those individuals mentioned and a sampling of some of the materials developed by those mentioned would be ideal to gain a better understanding of the times and events.
Ten Year old Scout visits a strawberry field to learn more about her favorite fruit.