Macbeth: The Film
Following a London West End run in December 2007, a sold-out limited engagement at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in March 2008, and an eight-week run on Broadway, director Rupert Goold's stage production of Macbeth was filmed for television at the end of 2009 with Patrick Stewart in his Tony-nominated performance as the ambitious general, and Tony-nominated Kate Fleetwood as his scheming wife. This video is from the Great Performances series on PBS that originally aired in November of 2010. (02:
William Bradford Biography, Part I
This is an animated biography of William Bradford, a leader of the Separatist settlers of the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts. This Discovery Channel Education series is aimed at older elementary school children.
How Do We Smell?
Did you ever wonder how your nose works? Did you know that the human nose can recognize about ten thousand different smells? Join twins Ingram and Everett as they learn about our sense of smell and parts of the nose. Run time 10:57.
How your Sense of Smell and Taste are Related
If you can't smell, you probably can't taste very well either. They are closely related senses. This short video explains why. Run time 0:52 seconds.
Touch and Vision
In this episode of the human senses, they explore the two most highly used senses, touch and vision. In this video they test the amazing things we do with our eyes, how we can instantly spot attractive people in a crowded room, and how our eyes guide us around the world with astonishing accuracy. When it comes to touch they reveal why we love the feel of some things and loath others. Discover what our skin
Traditional Chinese Paper
This 1:48 video shows how one Chinese town still makes paper the traditional way. The students will learn how the bamboo is harvested, turned into pulp, and made into paper.
Haiti is a Catholic country but daily life still moves to the rhythms of spirit religion. Learn how voodooism is part of their everyday life in Haiti.
Introduction to Renaissance Art, Part I
This is a video slideshow of music and images of Renaissance paintings. Famous artists are listed as well as some information about Renaissance paintings and philosophies. (2:42)
Learn About the Roman Empire
Learn about the Roman Empire in this short clip. The Roman Empire succeeded the Roman Republic. Julius Caesar was the first ruler. (01:42)
Learn how to Write an Essay - Choosing Genre, Topic and Scope
Write an Essay - Choosing Genre, Topic and Scope is a short video that goes over the basics of how to get started. Nothing complicated and lacks real life examples. The related videos on the site carry the topic further, but all of them are limited. Would best be used to review for students who already know how to write an essay.
In this session, participants see how five middle-level teachers use both formal and informal student/teacher conferences to monitor their students’ progress and help them improve as writers. (58:25)
Interactive Read-Aloud using Looking Back by Lois Lowry-Mentor Texts
Staff Developer, Linda Bausch models an interactive read-aloud of the mentor text, Looking Back by Lois Lowry. A mentor text is a piece of writing that can be used to teach a writer about some aspect of writer's process or craft. This is a good teaching resource for an aspiring writer and for teachers who teach the writing process. (5:09)
Teachers Demonstrate Effective Descriptive Feedback to Their Class Using Moon Journals-Part 1 of 2
Using appropriate and respectful vocabulary, two teachers share their own moon journals and give each other feedback. Students deepen their appreciation of the value of descriptive feedback and gain insight into how to give and receive descriptive feedback. They reflect on the demonstration and co-create success criteria for effective feedback sessions. This is a great teaching resource to enhance a writing curriculum and to create a literacy rich environment. The teachers provide
How to Draw Details on a Cartoon Character
Danny Page is a professional cartoonist and illustrator and in this video, and he demonstrates how to add details to a cartoon character. The basic character is done, now some shading is done to make him look more real and have more defination. Use the tip of your marker lightly. (2:51)
How to Draw Anime
How to Draw Cartoon Characters. Tips from a professional illustrator and graphic artist in this free video on drawing. A good video to get students introduced into cartoon type drawing. Moves slowly, but does not really give enough insights into the proportions to be of great help. Run time 03:47.
How to Draw Comic Book Characters
How to Draw Comic Book Characters. Drawing comic book characters is a quick moving video that shows the basic of drawing such figures. It is best used if the students can follow with their own paper and pencil. May need to be replayed a few times.
Frederick Douglass and the Underground Railroad No. 3 of 6
This video focuses on the David Ruggles Lodgings which was a refuge for anti-slavery leaders such as Douglass.
How to Make an Outline.com
This 1:30 minute video gives examples of how to do an outline. However, the speaker does say it isn't for every project of for every student so a teacher needs to address the speaker's remarks. Does who an outline, but it is sophisticated.
MISERERE sung by Andrea Bocelli and Zucchero Fornaciari
Italian singing sensation Andrea Bocelli and Italian rock singer Zucchero Fornaciari sing "Miserere," which Zucchero co-wrote with U2's Bono.
Ragazzo della via Gluck sung by Adriano Celentano
Celentano was born in Milan on a street called Via Gluck which gave him the idea for this song of the same name. This video shows Celentano's journey.