Acts Leading to American Revolutionary War
This two minute podcast explains the Acts that led to the American Revolutionary War. The images are incorrect as a whole, but the four major factors are explained. A good overview, but lacks depth and an effort to explain why the British took such actions.
The Declaration of Independence
This is the second part of "A Powerful Performance." Here, the
Declaration is read by many popular actors, including Mel Gibson,
Michael Douglas, Whoopi Goldberg, Winona Ryder, and others. To hear it
read with such zeal is very inspiring. Think of this document whenever
you think of the role of government.
Understanding the Declaration of Independence - 9 Key Concepts
Understand 9 Key Concepts to Understanding the Declaration. How the Declaration of Independence and Constitution are designed to work together. The narrator breaks down the Declaration into parts and interprets each part.
Declaring Independence:The Movie
Uses images and a narrator to explain why the Declaration of Independence was written and how. A good explanation, but little cause and effect. No comments about the documents that helped Jefferson in writing the Declaration. Not much depth
The Declaration of Independence: Jefferson's Role
The 2nd Continental Congress appointed Thomas Jefferson to draft the Declaration of Independence. Good details about how Jefferson came up with some ideas for the Declaration using theme of an unjust King. Students need to have a copy of this document is go along with the video as well as a timeline of events that resulted in this work.
African-Americans in the American Civil War
Learn about the contribution of African-Americans to the American civil war in this seven-minute video. Included are several vintage photos of the men in uniforms.
The Ante-Bellum Period: A Nation Divided: The American Civil War
A short selection from a documentary about the Ante-Bellum Period. This video shows footage and information about the period before the U.S. Civil War. There were over 3 million slaves doing the labor in the south. (2:00)
Hemingway - The Old Man and the Sea - documentary excerpt
Readings from the novella, the Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway. The clip also includes interviews with folks from Cuba who knew Hemingway back in the day.
Scaffolding as a Teaching Strategy
Lauren Scharff discusses the Scaffolding approach to teaching. The video shoes the teacher lecturing in front of a powerpoint presentation. (6:32)
Array Model for Multiplication
The instructor uses paper, pen, and colored markers to show how to invert and multiply as one algorithm for multiplying fractions. For upper elementary and middle school students. Demonstrates how to solve multiplication of fractions using arrays (squares) Clear teaching and models. Sound and camera work are average. (2:33)
This excellent video is accompanied by text and is suitable for high school students. "Warren Burger served as chief justice of the Supreme Court from 1969 to 1986. The Burger Court, not known for activism, was at the center of two highly controversial cases in the 1970s that had a huge impact on the nation: Roe v. Wade and Regents of University of California v. Bakke."
Civil Rights Movement
This three minute offers images of the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. There are excerpts from leading figures of the time and some compelling photos.
Korean War ( The iron triangle ) 12/15
Korean War - The iron triangle video gives history of the war. See Korea as the soldiers saw it. Pictures are real and may be disturbing. (CAUTION: Scenes of executions and dead bodies)
Documentary- Abraham Lincoln is credited by many with saving a nation. From humble beginnings to a tragic end, follow the events that shaped the life of the United States' 16th President.
Eggnog Cheesecake: Reducing Temperature
This part shows how to reduce the temperature for an eggnog cheesecake from 425 degrees to 250 degrees because it helps the custard set.
Eggnog Cheesecake: Baking
This part explains that the eggnog cheesecake is baked in a spring-form pan for ten minutes at 425 degrees before reducing the temperature.
Authentic Italian Pizza
A chef demonstrates how to make pizza. He shows how to make the dough by mixing water, sugar, salt, spices, and then making a well out of flour and adding wet ingredients to it. He then kneads the dough, and lets it rise. He forms the crust and adds tomato sauce.
Bonobo - The Female Alpha
The Bonobo mother is shown as the strongest unlike other mammals. The males are huge and look like they would be stronger, but the female takes charge. She is shown with her offspring forging a strong bond, but it is stronger with male offspring. Run time 01:17.
Savage-Rumbaugh's work with bonobo apes, which can understand spoken language and learn tasks by watching, forces the audience to rethink how much of what a species can do is determined by biology -- and how much by cultural exposure. She has made startling breakthroughs in her lifelong work with chimpanzees and bonobos, showing the animals to be adept in picking up language and other "intelligent" be
Introduction to Islam--G-d as the Creator and Originator of the Universe
Speaker Naseem Mahdi gives a 9 minute introduction to Islam. One of the 100 Attributes of G-d, G-d as the Creator and Originator of the Universe. Rather than just a straight ahead intro to Islam, this is a description of one of the tenets of Islam. It is only slightly less than neutral, but not offensive in any way. Extremely informative and thought provoking. Run time 09:58