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)
Elementary Education : How to Help Kids Learn to Tell Time
In order to help children to tell time, it's important to let them know what time it is throughout the day. Teach children about time by getting them to remember when their favorite cartoon comes on TV with help from a state-certified teacher in this video on helping kids learn to tell time.
Expert: Ileana Padilla-Boyd
Bio: Ileana Padilla-Boyd is the director of Bright Starts, an education service in south Florida.
Filmmaker: Paul Muller
First Day of School Preparation: Kindergarten
Lecture- First Day of School Preparation: Kindergarten. Part of the series: First Day of School Preparation. The first day of school for a kindergartener can be scary for parents and children, so it is important to be prepared with the right school supplies. Prepare a child for the first day of kindergarten. (2:24)
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)
The Last Aztec 4/10
Booker Prize winner DBC Pierre returns to the Mexico of his youth to explore the downfall of one of the world's greatest civilisations -- the Aztecs ruled by the emperor Moctezuma II who were defeated by a small force of Spaniards under Hernán Cortés. Suitable for high school students. Educators/Parents: Some segments speak of human sacrifice.
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
Slang English Part 2
This video presents slang terms. The new vocabulary is defined and presented in situations.You can read sample sentences on the screen.
Who Invented the Rice Krispie Treat?
This clip explains who invented the Rice Krispie treat. A cooking instructor in this clip explains that they were invented by Mildred Day, a Kellogg's employee, in the 1930s as a fund raiser for the Camp Fire Girls. A recipe is given for given for how to make Rice Krispie Treats.