The Supreme Court: Today's Supreme Court
Today's Supreme Court is likely to be called on to decide cases that will affect many people, including rights for minorities, the right to bear arms, and the powers of law enforcement versus people's right to privacy. This video needs to have an explanation of judicial review before it is shown. The content is about some decisions that may change society.
The United States Constitution outlines several of the president's roles and powers, while other roles have developed over time. The presidential roles expressly defined, or enumerated, in the Constitution include those of Commander-in-Chief, Chief Executive, Head of State, Chief Diplomat, and Legislator. (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)
Traditional Roles and Special Powers
While in office, the president is the national head of his political party. Grounded in tradition, this role carries special privileges as well as many responsibilities. The privileges include having a heavy influence on the party's platform, choosing party leaders at the national committee level, and becoming the goodwill ambassador for the party by building relationships with state and local party leaders. (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)
English Grammar - Comparative Adjectives
This video shows how to compare two things in English, using adjectives. Instructor uses whiteboard.
When the Moors Ruled in Spain (1 of 11)
'The description Moors has referred to several historic and modern populations of Muslim (and earlier non-Muslim) people of Berber and Arab descent from North Africa, some of whom came to conquer and occupy the Iberian Peninsula for nearly 800 years' (Moors,Wikipedia, 2009). This video is suitable for older middle school and high school students.
Bubblegum - King County Library System
This video shows a librarian doing the fingerplay "Bubblegum" during a storytime. (3:09)
Six Little Ducks
In this video, a librarian sings the song "Six Little Ducks" complete with hand motions. The movements could be copied by the students and make this video a classwide lesson. (1:13)
Five Fat Sausages
In this video, a librarian performs the fingerplay "Five Fat Sausages".(1:06)
The Mouse and the Candlestick
In this video, a librarian recites a fingerplay about a mouse who gets stuck at the top of a candlestick. (:34)
The Bug Song to the Tune of Wheels on the Bus -King County Library System
In this 1:00 amateur video, a librarian sings "The Bug Song" to the tune of "Wheels on the Bus". In the song, various bugs (fireflies, crickets, ants, caterpillars, etc.) are named with accompanying movements.
"Open Them, Shut Them" Rhyme
In this video, a librarian recites the rhyme "Open Them, Shut Them" using the accompanying motions. (:47)
Cold War: Soviet Dissolution - part 4/5
1989 - 1991 The U.S. proves the stronger, the Soviet Union implodes. Germany is reunified. Shorn of its empire and communist domination, Russia faces its future with its economy in chaos. The balance of terror that has kept the peace for more than 40 years vanishes. The Cold War has ended without the use of nuclear weapons.
Dividing Decimals, Part 2 of 3
This video is from Sal Khan about dividing decimals using the problem: 99.061 divided by 100=
Mr. Khan uses computer software for demonstration. The screen is a little 'busy' so the viewer may want to open the screen to 'full screen' to see all more clearly. (04:25)
How to Do Long Division with Decimals
This is a six-minute video tutorial on how to master long division with decimals. The teacher uses a whiteboard for instruction. (The background music is not necessary and to some it may be a distraction.) (06:05)
D-Day to Berlin - The Battle for France (Part 3 of 6)
History Channel Video. 1944, Europe's future hung in the balance. Our 3-part series follows the story of Allied forces--from Normandy to the assault on Germany--and the victories that led to WWII's end in 1945. We begin on the day after D-Day, unfolding over the summer of 1944 as the initial narrow sliver of French coastline gained by the Allies is slowly extended. By the end of August, Allied victory seemed assured. Rommel had been wounded, Hitler was directing the battle, and the German army w
The French Revolution: In three parts
This video is the first of three that go into considerable detail about the French Revolution. Excellent images. Needs to be used with a timetable and with a wordlist to help explain some of the concepts. On the bottom of the page are links to the other two videos plus others dealing with this time period.
Charlton Heston speaks about Civil Rights
Newsclip of The Civil Rights Roundtable, from the National Archives,presented specially for The Documentary Channel.
Maccabees, Part 3
This is an animated biography of the Macabees from the Discovery Channel Education series. This series is aimed at older elementary school children.
How To Say the "Act Of Contrition"
When a Catholic finishes confessing, a priest often assigns a penance that includes an "Act of Contrition."
Making a Good Confession
Guide to the Sacrament of Reconcilitation.