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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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Political situation
This video is accompanied by text and it is about the political situation and political causes of the American Revolution. "The Revolution generated radical changes in the principles, opinions, and sentiments of the American people. New ideas and issues affected social customs, political ideals, and gender and racial roles as the thirteen colonies evolved into the United States. Debate and conflict over government authority, diverse state economies, federal control of western territories, and th
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Social Situation
This is a video accompanied by text. It is about the social situation and the social causes of the American Revolution. Although the concept of forming an autonomous American nation was not new, Thomas Paine’s call to create a democratic republic resonated with a growing number of colonists. By the late eighteenth century, many towns, particularly in Massachusetts, experienced republicanism firsthand in the form of town meetings and elections. Terminating the British monarch’s arbitrary auth
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The Colonial Economy
Economic conditions of the 1700s were a contributing factor to the discontent felt by the American colonies towards Great Britain and were not easily overcome after independence. This is how the British used a shortage of money to their advantage. A three minute video that gives some depth to the causes of the Revolution. Well worth viewing. Shows the importance of a common currency to a nation's success.
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Mysteries of Deep Space: To the Edge of Time (1 of 6)
Part 1 of 6. Explores the revolution in astronomy launched by the Hubble Space Telescope. In this video we travel to the brink of time and space and investigate the mysteries further.  A fabulous video with incredible visuals. 
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Mysteries of Deep Space: To the Edge of Space (2 of 6)
Part 2 of 6. This video explores the revolution in astronomy launched by the Hubble Space Telescope.  In this episode they explore to the edge of Space as far as possible.  It gives great information that has been received from studies of information from the Hubble telescope.
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Mysteries of Deep Space: Black Holes (4 of 6)
Part 4 of 6. This video explores the revolution in astronomy launched by the Hubble Space Telescope.  It goes on to specifically explore the phenomenon of Black Holes.  Amazing videography makes this video truly special.
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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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"The Boston Tea Party"- Song
In this animated video, students will be introduced to a friendly sea creature character that sings a song about what happened in 1773 when the "tea was poured to sea". Words to the song appear on screen and each word is highlighted as it is sung. It explains why this was done and how the British reacted. This is a wonderful teaching companion for a lesson/unit on the Revolution and its causes. Content is appropriate for upper elementary and early middle school students. 
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Federalists and Democratic-Republicans
This video is accompanied by text. "With the two-party system of government in its founding stages in the United States, a continent away events were taking place that would further the evolution of the Federalist and the Democratic-Republican parties. The people of France were taking their cues from the American Revolution and rebelling against the authoritarian leadership of King Louis XVI. As war ensued between France and Great Britain in 1793, conflict arose in America as the Federalists and
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New Political Parties in 1828
This video is accompanied by text. "The political revolution stirred up by Jackson’s alternative staffing methods also resulted in the shift from a one-party political system to a two-party system. Although both Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams called themselves Republicans in the 1824 election, it was apparent that their political beliefs were not aligned. Between 1824 and 1828, the supporters of each candidate polarized into two political parties—the National-Republicans, those who sup
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Infinitives Used in Passive Voice
This short lecture shows a teacher discussing and giving examples of infinitives used with the passive voice. 

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Active Voice and Passive Voice
In this clip Yossarian the Grammarian shares his simple and infallible method for determining whether a verb is in the active or in the passive voice.  He explains how to make active verbs passive, and vice versa.  Examples are shown on a white board of active and passive voice.

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The Mexican Revolution of 1911
This video is accompanied by text. "The Latin American country most important to the well-being of the U.S. was its neighbor to the south, Mexico. Mexico is a nation rich in resources, but its ineffective and corrupt governments had exploited the Mexican people for years. A series of brutal dictators had controlled the country for decades, and many of them mismanaged Mexico’s resources, making themselves rich while the majority of Mexicans were desperately poor. Tension had been high for years
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Pixar - A Human Story of Computer Animation
 [Recorded May 16, 2005]
Brad Bird, Writer/Director, The Incredibles, Pixar Animation Studios, Ed Catmull, Co-Founder and President, Pixar Animation Studios, Alvy Ray Smith, Co-Founder of four centers of computer graphics excellence (Altamira, Pixar, Lucasfilm, New York Tech) and a Microsoft Fellow, Andrew Stanton, Writer/ Director, Finding Nemo, Pixar Animation Studios , and Michael Rubin, Moderator, Author of Droidmaker: George Lucas and the Digital Revolution

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Why Did the French Give America the Statue of Liberty?
Learn France's own revolution and the statue of liberty from an American history teacher. France gave America the Statue of Liberty as a thank you for helping them obtain their independence, and as a way to celebrate the 100th anniversary of America's independence.


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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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#9 Animal Farm by George Orwell Review
Animal Farm by George Orwell is reviewed by Will and Kris .  The
story centers around animals who take over a farm after brutal mistreatment and erect their own form of rule. The  story mirrors The Russian Revolution and subsequent Communist takeover.

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The Passive Voice Get = Be
This lecture is an explanation of the idea of passive voice and how get can be used in place of be.  A variety of examples help to illustrate the concepts in the lesson.  The teacher also addresses how questions are different in passive voice. 

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