When China Rules the World
The years immediately following the end of the Cold War gave rise to the notion that the world was entering yet another American Century. But the next century will be decidedly Chinese and the rest of the world needs to adjust to this fact fast. Martin Jacques is a visiting senior fellow at LSE IDEAS. This event celebrates the publication of his book When China Rules the World: the rise of the middle kingdom and the end of the western world.
Chinese Culture part 4: The Taklamakan Desert/The Silk Road
This film is a continuation of the BBC film series about China and the Great Wall. This one shows the wall at its least well kept, a beautiful fort built in the middle of the desert and the way that silk is made.
New York and New Jersey
The primary motive for establishing the middle, or mid-Atlantic colonies of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware was to develop profitable trading centers. The Dutch were some of the first to settle in this area. In the late sixteenth century, with the help of Protestant England, the people of the Netherlands won their independence from Spain. With this newfound power, the Dutch became a leading colonial presence, especially in the East Indies. Like the English, the Dutch developed c
China During the Song Dynasty, Part 1, 1/3
This video features information about the Song Dynasty (which is not to be confused with the Liu Song Dynasty and is suitable for older middle school or high school students. "The Song Dynasty (Chinese: 宋朝; pinyin: Sòng Cháo; Wade-Giles: Sung Ch'ao) was a ruling dynasty in China between 960–1279 AD; it succeeded the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period, and was followed by the Yuan Dynasty. It was the first government in world history to issue banknotes or paper money and the first Chi
This is a brief (26 seconds) video using computer animation that discusses the paasage that oxygen travels through. Good sound quality.
Richard III, Ian McKellan
Another great example of the "winter of our discontent" soliloquy. It would provide a great contrast to other versions as it is set during WWII. Be forewarned that the actual soliloquy doesn't begin until 5.33 seconds into the video. This is the beginning of a film. Enjoy the ambience: jazz age music and dancing dignitaries in the ballroom, then a portion of the speech in the men's room. 1995 film, Richard III (8:29)
Chinese Culture part 2: Northern Chinese nomads
This film is a continuation of the series. I shows the nomads of Northern China who raise reindeer in the woods. (Caution: There is a 4-5 second scene of a reindeer giving birth.) This culture is one of the few left in the nomadic ways.
In this video, Professor Craig uses comic books to show how to use context clues to figure out unknown words. The instructor deliberately mispronounces 'puny'. The first 30 seconds or so of the video is blurry, but the video gradually becomes sharper. Suitable for third-graders and older.
Crawford's Corner- Say "Please And Thank You" Crawford the Cat teaches kids to say please and thank you. Video is in cartoon format with 30 seconds of introduction. Crawford is planning a party and on his way to shopping he plays a game with the children. The game is to make sure he says please and thank you. (5:01)
Crawford the Cat teaches kids to say please and thank you. Video is in cartoon format with 30 seconds of introduction. Crawford is planning a party and on his way to shopping he plays a game with the children. The game is to make sure he says please and thank you. (5:01)
Jack Be Nimble
Nursery Rhyme read by David Krumholtz - 13 seconds!
Little Bo Peep
Cartoon slides of Little Bo Peep, read by Hill Harper from CSI New York. (54 seconds)
How Does a Plant Grow? - Time Lapse
The growth and development of a plant is one of the most spectacular events in nature. Yet, because it happens so slowly, over the course of days or weeks, it is difficult to observe in real time. This video segment depicts plant growth in time-lapse format, allowing the viewer to observe in just a few seconds some of the most important life stages of a plant, from germination to the formation of a flower, and several phases in between. Footage from NOVA: "The Shape of Things." Video is set to m
Customary Unit Conversions
Students learn the following customary units of measurement: inch, foot, ounce, ton, fluid ounce, pint, gallon, yard, pound, cup, quart, and so on. Students also learn to convert from one customary unit of measurement to another using the following conversion factors: 60 seconds = 1 minute, 7 days = 1 week, 3 feet = 1 yard, 16 ounces = 1 pound, 4 quarts = 1 gallon, and so on. Students are then asked to solve problems using conversion factors, such as 18 feet = ____ inches. Video is good qu
Eastern Orthodox Church around the World
Eastern Orthodox Church around the World - ORTHODOXY AROUND THE WORLD. THE ANCIENT ORTHODOX CHURCH PRESERVED UP TO MODERN TIMES. ORTHODOX CHURCHES IN BETHLEHEM, JERUSALEM, GALILEE, MOUNT SINAI, CAPPADOCIA, ESTONIA, CONGO, KENYA, CAIRO, JAPAN, CHINA, KYRGISTAN, KOREA, GREECE, MOUNT ATHOS, ROMANIA, SWEDEN, GERMANY, BULGARIA, FRANCE, ENGLAND, ITALY, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, NORWAY, TRANSYLVANIA, THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, ANTARCTICA, POLAND, SOUTH AMERICA, MOLDOVA, AUSTRALIA, SERBIA, GEORGIA, RUSSIA, AND MO
Learn about Mount Everest
Learn in this short video about Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, located on the border of China and Nepal. It is the tallest mountain in the world when calculated above sea level. Run time 01:13.
How Does the Earth Change? Part 2
This brief video is only one minute and fifteen seconds, but in this short time, the narrator discusses volcanoes and earthquakes.
Bill Nye, The Science Guy, on Rocks and Soil
Bill is passionate about rocks and soil--so are Barry Nolan and Edward James Olmos. They're humans who tell stories. They here to help, because every rock tells a story. It's usually a long one involving millions of years. But, you can get started in just a minute and 56 seconds.
Description of the Frank Slide
In less time then it takes to watch this video of two minutes a portion of the town of Frank Alberta was buried in about 90 seconds. At 4:10am on April 29, 1903, 82 million tonnes of limestone and shale crashed from Turtle Mountain killing over 70 people of approximately 600 residents. The rock slide was named Frank slide after the town of Frank. In 90 seconds, 90 million tons of debris covered the town. Run time 02:00.
NASA | Sarychev Volcano Eruption from the International Space Station
Amazing images seen from the International Space Station of a volcano erupting. The video is only 9 seconds long.