Infant Speech Sound Discrimination
Demonstrates how infants can discriminate between subtle sound differences; focuses largely on infant speech development.
The Stuff of Genius: Copier
Before the invention of the modern copier, companies across the world
depended on time-consuming -- and, often, incorrect -- duplication
methods. This 2:20 video explains how the copier was invented and also how the inventor worked hard to develop this invention.
How internet piracy harms innovation and ideas about illegal downloads. Looks at the idea of a piracy tax. Live action movie of stand-up presentation. (5:07)
How To Get Started With a College Savings Plan
This video is suitable for high school students and provides step-by-step instructions for starting a college savings plan. (2:30)
Build-A-Word - Log
In this short cartoon clip from "WordWorld", the WordFriends use the letters L, O, and G, to build the word "log." After the word is built, it transforms into a log made of the letters used. (1:12)
sh - Phonics
This is clip about when sh is represented by other graphemes in writing. The unique sound in special, sugar, mission, station and ocean is presented with the words as the narrator says the word.
The Maya Pyramids of Chichen Itza
One of National Geographic's short "Ancient Mysteries" videos, the mysterious Mayan civilization is described. On the Yucatan Peninsula, the city of Chichen Itza reveals its secrets. The mystery of its abandonment is explored.
Mayan Pyramids of Chichen Itza
This National Geographic video shows the Mayan Pyramids. It is part of the series Lost Temples and it tries to give an answer to the question "Why did the Maya abandon their magnificent city of Chichen Itza?" There is reference to Maya culture.
Aqueducts of Palenque
This installment of "Wonders of Latin America" takes a look at the rise of the Mayan palace Palenque as well as the Mayan King Pacal.
Persepolis Recreated-Part 2 of 5
Persepolis once stood where present day Iran is located. This documentary is suitable for high school students. "Archaeological evidence shows that the earliest remains of Persepolis date from around 515 BC. André Godard, the French archaeologist who excavated Persepolis in the early 1930s, believed that Cyrus the Great chose the site of Persepolis, but that Darius the Great built the terrace and the great palaces" (Persepolis, Wikipedia, 2009).
Southaven High School Choir Practice
In this video, the Southhaven, MS High School choir practices for an upcoming concert. (2:19)
Reinstall and Reformat
The ultimate computer maintence trick to fix issues is to reformat your hard drive. This takes a few hours to do. First back up all of your personal files and find the original disks. This video walks you through the process of wiping and reformatting the hard drive.
IPICK - Selecting Books that are "Just Right!"
When we are selecting books to read in our 2nd grade classroom, we remember the acronym, I PICK. Listen are we explain what each letter means. (1:57)
The Writing Process: You Can't Write Well Without It PowerPoint
This PowerPoint presentation is a review of the steps in the writing process. It talks about prewriting, brainstorming, outlining, drafting, word choices, revising, proofing, and presenting. This video itself is quite simple, but the information presented is very thorough.
Cesar teaches a terrier owner to live "in the now" in order to help her deal with her dog problems. This video is part of a series aired by National Geographic on dog behavior. Run time 03:45.
Cold War: Red China - part 4/5
1949 - 1972 Chinese communists win the longest civil war in 20th century history. Mao's land reforms are popular but in 1958, he embarks on a series of catastrophic changes. China maintains an incrasingly uneasy relationship with the Soviet Union. In 1960, the Sino-Soviet split paves the way for President Nixon's historic visit to Beijing.
Cost of Capitalism - China
October 2004 China's spectacular economic growth has come at a heavy price. Millions of workers have been crippled in unsafe sweatshops. Part of this video is about one particulat man and the help that he got from a lawyer to get compensation for a work-related loss of his hand.
20/20 Fidel Castro Interview - Barbara Walters [6 of 6]
Barbara Walters interviews Fidel Castro from Havana, Cuba -- 25 years after her first interview with the Cuban leader. Her original interview made a little history because people got their first real look at the man. Although Castro is known for very long speeches, he rarely does interviews. Fidel Castro, 76 at the time of this interview, has outlasted nine US presidents. His rule continues to inspire both fear and devotion. He tells Barbara Walters that Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev lied
Bay Of Pigs Invasion, Cuba
Bay of Pigs invasion, Cuba. On April 17, 1961, 1400 Cuban exiles launched what became a botched invasion at the Bay of Pigs on the south coast of Cuba.
Native American Storyteller (Rabbit's Short Tail)
This is a video about a traditional Cherokee storyteller telling a Native American legend to children. There are pictures shown of the story and the storyteller is very entertaining to children and adults alike. (04:04)