Gas Exchange
This is a brief (56 seconds) video using computer animation that discusses how air is exchanged in the lungs. Good sound quality.
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Flight over the Surface of the Sun
This brief video clip shows a simulated flight over the surface of the Sun, courtesy of the Hubble team.  No sound.  16 seconds.
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Brazil Part 8: Feijoada, Brazil's National Dish
For recipes, visit www.ciaprochef.com/WCA Any discussion of Brazil's iconic dishes is incomplete without an in-depth look at the country's national dish- feijoada completa. Feijoada is more than just a bean stew... it is a cultural rite of passage. Opting for a taste of carioca style feijoada, we travel to Ipanema to pay a visit to a true Rio classic - Chef Gilberto Araújo's Casa da Feijoada. Many legends mistakenly attribute feijoada to the slave kitchen, but the Portuguese consumed feijoada
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The Policy-Making Cycle
This video is accompanied by text. "Political socialization is the process by which people learn and form opinions about government and politics. This process typically begins at home, where children overhear their parents talking about political issues, concerns, and politicians. Most people can probably recall a time when they heard their parents or other adults praising or ranting about a politician. The things that are said, both good and bad, influence how young minds perceive government an
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Valentine's Day Song
The video starts by counting 10 hearts, then sings a valentine song to the tune of "One Little Indian."  Hearts are on a felt board while the teacher sings. Various shapes are also taught between the song.This video is really great for small children to catch on to.

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Women in Politics
A three minute video highlighting some of the most important women in American politics. Needs more background to be of more value. Just a selection of sound bites, but good insights.

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How to Paint Roses
Marjorie Harris shares her freehanding method of painting roses. Marjorie uses decorative painting methods and her fine art training to quickly paint roses. After several seconds of silence after her introduction, the artist proceeds to explain her steps. (4;29)
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War of The Century - Part 11
Part 11 of the documentary sums up how Stalin planned to attack the German invaders in Ukraine. He had demanded action but the result was a disaster. The Soviets outnumbered the German but they were not well equipped. The video then shows how the Soviet learnt to win. Hitler is shown on his trip to the east to congratulate his troops. There is an explanation of Hitler's operation Blue to try to get hold of Stalingrad. The Germans advanced successfully but the Red army had new tactics. Few Sovi
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Paris Peace Conference - 1919
The video shows footage of the time. You can see who the leaders of the peace conference were and what they wanted. There are images of destroyed cities. The main aims of the winners are listed. Wilson's suggestions are explained. Post war politics in Germany is explained and the role of communism. There is reference to the way in which the leaders drew the map of Europe anew. There is a map shown. There is an account of the main terms of the The Treaty of Versailles.
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Third Parties
While the American system of politics has generally been defined as a two-party system, occasionally a third party emerges, influencing elections and siphoning important votes from the major parties. Third parties often begin as single-issue parties that oppose or promote a certain social, economic, or political topic. For example, the Republican Party formed in the 1850’s as a third party in opposition to slavery. Similarly, in 2000, Ralph Nader formed the Green Party that focused on environm
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Incumbency
While the president is limited to serving two terms in office, members of Congress can serve an unlimited number of terms. In the mid-nineteenth century, most congressional representatives served only a single term because at that time politics was not considered a career. However, by the mid-twentieth century, congressional representatives began to view holding congressional office as a prestigious career.  (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)

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Radish seeds sprouting: time lapse
A great example of germination.  This time lapse video shows how radish plants go from seeds, to seedlings, to plants in just nine days. Amazing how fast the radishes grew. Time lapse sequence set to take a frame each 14 minutes 24 seconds. The time lapse spans 9 days. Two 90 watt compact floresecent lights where used for both the camera shooting light and the grow lights. The lights were set on a timer for 18 hours on and 6 off (for the health of the plants). The jump in the video is the 6 hou
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From Seed to Flower
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." Set to music.  N
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Empires: Winds of Change-Episode 3 of 4
Claudius rules; Britain battles Roman legions; in Judea, Paul tells of Jesus; Rome verges on disaster under Nero's reign.
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The Roman Empire in the First Century - Episode 3: Winds of Change
Claudius rules; Britain battles Roman legions; in Judea, Paul tells of Jesus; Rome verges on disaster under Nero's reign.  Absolute power brings absolute ruin.  Law under Nero was brutal. (55:06)
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Animal Farm
The video is an animated movie about barn animals acting  out human faults in life and politics. This captivating animation is based on Orwell's classic tale, 'Animal Farm'.

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Bellhop #14
A bellhop has to carry very heavy bags to Room #14 in this classic video. (For a couple of seconds, the video is blurry.)
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Who Killed Martin Luther King, Jr.? Part 1
This is Part 1 of a documentary about the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Michel Parbot. CAUTION: Not for younger students; STUDENTS MAY BE DISTURBED BY IMAGES OF KING IN COFFIN at approximately 0:54 to 1:02 (8 seconds) Educators may choose to skip that brief segment.(Amateur-ish video that is effective in getting information across to the viewer.)

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Bio-defense and Disaster Education for Healthcare Students
Modules introduce health services students to a common language and the unique roles and challenges basic to all-hazard disaster response. The 4 one hour modules were developed by an interdiciplinary team of Montana educators from pharmacy, nursing and allied health sciences under a HRSA Bioterrorism Training and Curriculum Development program. Each module contains a narrated presentation with accompanying learning activities and faculty support materials. They are designed for either face-to
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Earth Systems: Drought and Air Quality
Droughts claim more victims each year than any other natural disaster. Depending on where it occurs and how long it persists, the cost of a drought can run into the billions of dollars. Droughts cause more than economic hardship, however. As this video segment adapted from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center demonstrates, droughts have a complex web of impacts that also affect us socially and environmentally. Closed captioning included.  Run time 01:40.
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