Andrew J. Bacevich
Is an imperial presidency destroying what America stands for? Bill Moyers sits down with history and international relations expert and former US Army Colonel Andrew J. Bacevich who identifies three major problems facing our democracy: the crises of economy, government and militarism, and calls for a redefinition of the American way of life. "Because of this preoccupation with the presidency," says Bacevich, "the president has become what we have instead of genuine politics, instead of genuine
Square Root in 60 seconds, by hand!
How to calculate the square root in 60 seconds by hand. The video shows a method on how to simplify the square root.
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)
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