Days of the Week Song
Learning the days of the week through song and pictures. White letters on black ground for days of the week.  Chorus has children touch body parts. Also touches on definition of a day. Last 40 seconds (2:15 on) is a commercial.  (2:52)
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Dorothy I. Height, last filmed interview, 98 years old
A founding matriarch of the American Civil Rights Movement.  President of the American Council of Negro Women for 40 years.  Height was among the coalition of African American leaders who pushed civil rights to the center of the American political stage after World War II, and she was a key figure in the struggles for school desegregation, voting rights, employment opportunities and public accommodations in the 1950s and 1960s.
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The Alien and Sedition Act, 1798
This video is accompanied by text. "The feud with France created bad blood between the political parties in America. Democratic-Republicans and Federalists took advantage of every opportunity to undermine each other. In 1798, the Federalist-controlled Congress exploited the anti-French sentiment sweeping through the colonies to pass a series of laws that, on the surface, promoted American safety but actually were designed to quiet their Democratic-Republican counterparts. The Alien and Sedition
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Andrew Jackson's First Term
This two minute video is about his President Jackson's first term. It trace the life of Andrew Jackson, from a young boy orphaned at 14, to plantation owner to military hero to president of the United States. You'll discover how Jackson redefined the role of the American president and American politics were redefined through his aggressive use of executive power. Very good introduction.
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Claude Monet - Impressionist
Monet was the founder of impressionism, as it was a painting he did in 1872, titled "Impression, Sunrise", which had a baffled art critic pick out the word "impression" to describe, at the time, the relatively new art trend. The soundtrack in this piece is the first 3 minutes and 45 seconds of Chopin's "Piano Concerto No. 1 In E minor, Op.11: Romance - Larghetto".
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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.
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Renaissance - Birth of a Dynasty, Part 4
On the 7th of September, 1433, Cosimo de Medici is summoned to the palace of government.  The powerful Albizzi family, the power of Florence, has concocted a plan to take down the upstart de Medici family. 

Imprisoned at the top of a tower, Cosimo thinks he will be flung down to his death.  But Florence is a republic, and the Albizzi family needs a vote to determine Cosimo's fate.  His friends, however, are banned from voting.

Found guilty, Cosimo faces execution.

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Podcast Recording Tips
When recording in Audacity wait at least 2-3 seconds before you start speaking.  A second tip is to keep the microphone away from your lips so that it doesn't sound like you are spitting.
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Black Holes..........Monsters in Space
Video explains what a Black Hole is.  It is the ultimate unknown.  There is no way to find out what is in there.  Black Holes themselves cannot be observed directly, but they do possess gravity.  Astronomers have found that when material is packed tightly around a black hole it makes a ringing sound.  Astronomers believe that black holes have no volume but are infinitely dense.  Video shows how a star is pulled into the black hole.  There i
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A Lesson on Adverbs
An adverb adds to the verbs. Definitions and examples are presented by students about adverbs in sentences. The lesson ends at 2 minutes, 25 seconds with slides that summarize the adverb lesson.  The remainder of the video includes very cute outtakes.   (4:11)
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Context Clues
Teacher explains how he learned to read unfamiliar words in comic books by using context clues. For some reason, it has an extra 30 seconds of blank video. 2:30 min.
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One Year in 40 Seconds
A video of a scenic spot that goes through the transformation of the four seasons. It takes about 40 seconds to "travel" through all four seasons. Lovely video that provides a quick glimpse of each of the seasons. Run time 0:46.
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Life in the Oceans
This short but thorough video describes several animals and plants found in the ocean's environment. Starting with the tiniest creatures, plankton, and continuing through the food chain in the open sea like fish and whales. It also discusses organisms in the polar seas, such as cod, seals, and halibut and continues on to the warm coral reefs in the tropical seas with animals like the lobsters.  They address animals living in the shallow waters and tidal pools, such as barnacles, muscles, and
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Georges-Pierre Seurat Slideshow
WARNING: Brief female frontal nudity from 4:00-4:24 [24 seconds]
Features several close-ups of his work. This is suitable for middle school, and high school students. 'His large work A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (1884-1886), his most famous painting, altered the direction of modern art by initiating Neo-impressionism, and is one of the icons of 19th century painting' (Georges-Pierre Seurat, Wikipedia, 2009). Accompanied by classical music.

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Boiling Point Elevation and Freezing Point Supression
This video, from instructor Sal Khan, offers information concerning the raising/lowering the boiling or freezing point of a solution by adding solute. Mr. Khan uses the Paint Program to illustrate his points. Suitable for high school chemistry students.
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Challenger - The Final Voyage Part 5 of 6

Discovery Channel Video.  At takeoff plus one minute the Challenger is four miles high, everything seems normal.  Then there is an explosion.  NASA analyzes the debris and flight data.  In June 1986, a full account of events is published.  On ignition the O rings on the booster had disintegrated.  At 59 seconds, Challenger
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Basic WiFi Troubleshooting Tips
Basic WiFi Troubleshooting Tips - If you are having problems with your WiFi connection, Molly Wood has a pile of tips to help you out. If your network was working fine and is now giving you issues CNET suggests first unplugging your router for 30 seconds.  Next check that the date and time are all the same on all computers.  Sometimes you need to update the drivers or the firmware. (2:37)

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Capillary
Video clip shows a microscopic blood vessel only one cell layer thick, so that individual blood cells must move through single file. Grades 5-12. 13 seconds.
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How to divide any number by 9 really really fast
As the title says, this video explains, with examples, an amazing method for dividing any number by 9 really really fast--in six seconds! If you have any doubt, check your work with a calculator. It really works. "Extra credit" for advanced math students: explain why the method works. Just a screencast of large type with a voiceover by a person with a rather heavy Indian accent. Run time 03:59.
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