John Quincy Adams Becomes President
This video is accompanied by text. "s James Monroe’s second presidential term was coming to an end in 1824, a heated battle ensued to select his replacement. With the Federalist Party losing steam, all four presidential candidate front-runners were self-declared Republicans..."
Three of the candidates were well-known because of their current political roles. William Crawford and John Quincy Adams were serving in Monroe’s administration as Secretary of the Treasury and Secretary of Sta
The History of the War of 1812
The War of 1812 is a 20 minute video that explains the war
between the United States of America and the British Empire (particularly Great Britain and British North America), lasted from 1812 to 1815. It was fought chiefly on the Atlantic Ocean and on the land, coasts and waterways of North America. Good use of maps. Shows the steps made to evade war before incidents and political actions made it inevitable despite the nations poor preparation.
Warren Harding's era
The 1920s were dominated by the administrations of three Republican presidents: Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover. Elected in 1920 on a "return to normalcy" platform, Warren G. Harding was a hearty, kind, easy-going man—too kind and easy-going to be a good president. He found it difficult to refuse any requests his friends made of him. In addition, Harding was less gifted intellectually than a president ought to be. He admitted this weakness when he said, "I am a man of limited talents from a smal
List of Pronouns
Pronouns are words that take the place of nouns. There are many
types of pronouns, and you'll see lists of each type here. In this episode learn what a pronoun is and see a list of pronouns with sentence examples. The list of pronouns is available at: http://www.english-grammar-revolution.com/list-of-pronouns.h<wbr>tml
Engineering an Empire - France Part 1-Napoleon
This video is about how France became a great Empire. It talks about the architecture of the Country and the Royalty who had them the buildings built. It also talks about the fact the France pioneered new ways of fighting in war. France's quest for perfection led them to build on an unimaginable scale which led to revolution. Napoleon wanted an empire to rival Rome.(8:31)
Galileo and the Telescope
This video describes how free thinker Galileo took others ideas and turned them around. He used these ideas to help him create the telescope and use it as a tool that has taught us much about outer space.
Why Cells Cooperate
How did multicellular organisms evolve? Sophia Tintori and Cassandra Extavour, a developmental biologist at Harvard, talk about the development of multicellular organisms, and in particular the specialization of reproductive cells. Uses clay animation to illustrate ideas.
Science Fiction-Science Fact
Science fiction has always provided inspiration and ideas for the scientists and engineers who design and build real spacecraft. Many of our current technologies were predicted long ago in science fiction stories. Arthur C. Clarke, scientist turned writer, wrote the screenplay for 2001: A Space Odyssey. The narrator descibes space stations, spaceships, and the influence of Jules Verne's story From
The New Frontier of Politics
Compared to the relative quiet of Eisenhower's presidency in the 1950s, the 1960s were rife with political activity. President Eisenhower left the White House after serving for eight years, opening the door for a vibrant young man to be elected on his promise of a New Frontier—John F. Kennedy. (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)
Renaissance - Birth of a Dynasty, Part 2
During the early years of the Medici dynasty, Florence has a domeless cathedral. Its original builders - alas! - had been too ambitious.
Growing up in the shadow of the unfinished cathedral, Cosimo de Medici wonders if his family could hire someone capable of finishing the project.
In the same city, a maverick architect with fresh ideas - Filippo Brunelleschi - is trying to make his way. Not worried about Filippo's temper, Cosimo and his father, Giovanni, back hi
Renaissance - Birth of a Dynasty, Part 5
NOTE: This clip contains a segment on fourteenth-century art and its creative processes. Sculptures of the human body (and their descriptions) may be offensive to some people, especially children. Proceed with caution.
The Pope opens a significant line of credit, with the Medici bank, resulting in huge wealth for Cosimo and his family.
Medici art patronage, thus, becomes a political strategy - a key fact leading to an explosion of art development unequal
In this video you will learn about Spain's political systems, location, culture, religion, language, natural resources, economic systems, main urban centers, and main industries. (Amateur video with slides, text, and Spanish music)
Demonstrative video of the parts of flowers
This video is a fairly simple narration of the parts and function of a flower, together with suggestions for student activities. The video addresses the petals, pistil, stigma, style ovary, stamen, anther, filament, pollen, and sepal.
J. K. Rowling Documentary - Stars - [BroadbandTV]
In the mid 90s Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling was your average
secretary living from paycheck to paycheck. She was a single mother
with a head full of ideas and dreams of becoming a writer.
Her perseverance and unique ability to bring out the child in everyone has now not only made her rich but also made her one of the best-selling authors in the world.
Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, the first book in the Harry Potter series followed a yo
Video gives facts about the planet Jupiter. It describes its mass, colors, red eye, its short day, and speed of its revolution and its fantastic stripes. Video is of good quality and appropriate for students of all ages. Run time 02:31.
Inferences: Knowing Text Structure
Video explains what inference is and how students can use inference to be a better reader. Inferences can help you with cause and effect, chronological order, compare and contrast. Using inference skills is used to help figure out the progression of ideas and text structure of a narrative. Video gives a reading and student has to find which inference is used, it then explains why that is the answer. Good quality video for understanding inf
Inferences: Knowing text structure
Use inferencing skills to help figure out the progression of ideas and text structure of a narrative. Inference, cause and effect, chronological order, compare and contrast, and many other skills help a reader to better understand a story. This video is led by an educator, and the thought processes are explained clearly.
Creative Quotations from F. Scott Fitzgerald
Jazz music accompanies quotations from the works of F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), alongside a photo of the author. Born on Sep 24, 1896, this American author epitomized, with his writings and lifestyle. the 1920s "Jazz Age" in his novel, The Great Gatsby. 1925. First frame states: "No grand idea was ever born in a conference, but a lot of foolish ideas have died there." (1:25)
How to Create a Literate Environment
Create a literate environment by surrounding the family with
books, keeping books in every room, encouraging reading on road trips and acquiring reading accessories. Make a special reading room to create a special prestige around books. Learn ideas to create a literate environment from a writing instructor in this clip.
Part 1 - Books, Writing and Creativity
An Australian author explains how to encourage children to be creative and help them enjoy books and writing. He gives tips and ideas for learning activities for children. This is part 1 of 6 parts in the series. The web site is located at: www.writing-for-children.com