The Power of Acknowledgement - Make a Difference
This video is about a project started by a teacher with her high school students. After telling them why each of them had made a difference that year for her and for the class, she asked them to choose a person in the community who they could acknowledge. They had to go talk to that person saying "Who you are makes a difference". They had to acknowledge their work. The video shows how this project ended up helping a teenager and his father to get closer. It explains the importance of acknowledgi
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.
America's Economy Roars in the 1920's
At the close of World War I, the United States found itself in a recession. Millions of veterans were suddenly looking for jobs at a time when industry was reeling from the cancellation of billions of dollars in war contracts. In addition, shortages of consumer goods that were not produced during the war created high prices and inflation. The cost of living doubled from 1913 to 1920, causing great distress for many Americans. (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)
In the Land of Jim Crow: Using the Vote-Sharing Power
African American civil rights workers and elected officials recall the indignities and brutality of racial discrimination and their personal experiences in winning the right to share political power. Interwoven are images that enhance the drama of these heartbreaking and courageous narratives.
All POWER TO THE PEOPLE! The Black Panther Party
Video discusses the Black Panther Party (originally the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense). Shows pictures of people involved in the Black Panthers, rallies, and demonstrations.
Apartheid In Power
This video shows how for most of the twentieth century, a policy of legal segregation called apartheid favored whites in South Africa. Starting in 1912, the African National Congress used civil disobedience to fight apartheid. There is a description of the policies how they were applied and how this affected black families.
Whole Brain Teaching (Power Teaching) Lesson 1
Got challenging students? Over 5,000 teachers have attended Whole Brain Teaching (Power Teaching) conferences. Learn how to start Whole Brain Teaching tomorrow! This is a great video containing in class examples of the process of whole brain teaching.
Whole Brain Teaching (Power Teaching) Lesson 2
In Lesson 2, Chris Biffle demonstrates Whole Brain Teaching's five K-12 classroom rules, and entertaining ways for students to rehearse the rules. Great video to see how to actually use these strategies in the classroom.
Whole Brain Teaching (Power Teaching) Lesson 3
Chris Biffle continues his description of Whole Brain Teaching's five classroom rules. Teach your students, with a lively game, how to follow any direction quickly!
Whole Brain Teaching (Power Teaching) Lesson 4
Chris Biffle continues the presentation of Whole Brain Teaching's K-12 classroom rules. Learn how to solve the most common classroom management problem ... students who don't raise their hand for permission to speak. This video provides great to help any classroom environment to improve. These strategies are usable and can be adjusted
Whole Brain Teaching (Power Teaching) Lesson 5
Have problems with students leaving their desks and wandering around the classroom? Chris Biffle continues the description of Whole Brain Teaching's five classroom rules and how, in an entertaining way, to help your students follow Rule Three; Raise your hand for permission to leave your seat. This video provides great classroom management strategies.
Whole Brain Teaching (Power Teaching) Lesson 6
Chris Biffle, continuing the examination of Whole Brain Teaching's five classroom rules, presents unique strategies for helping K-12 students develop their capacities for moral reasoning. Rule Four: Make smart choices has a host of applications from leading discussions about academic material to solving problems students have outside the classroom.
Whole Brain Teaching (Power Teaching) Lesson 7
What do you do when students argue with you about classroom rules ... or engage in wacky behaviors that seem impossible to predict or control? Chris Biffle presents one of Whole Brain Teaching's most powerful classroom rules, Rule 5: Keep your dear teacher happy! This is a great one teachers!!
Whole Brain Teaching (Power Teaching) Lesson 8 - Review of Lessons
A review of Whole Brain Teachng (Power Teaching) basics: the class-yes, and the Five Classroom Rules. Tips on advanced techniques are also presented in this video.
Political Borders of Germany from 1789 to 2005
No narration in this video. Only an ever-changing map that shows how Germany changed between 1789 to 2005.
Separation of Power
This video segment explains the separation of power between the
legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the federal government
and describes the ways in which each branch can limit the others. The
Watergate scandal is used to illustrate how the system of checks and
Rise of Black Power
This video is accompanied by text. "The civil rights movement continued to make progress during the 1960s through the controversial implementation of forced busing and affirmative action measures. Most people viewed Martin Luther King, Jr., as the principle leader of the movement. King maintained a large following who supported his promotion of non-violent protest. King hoped to integrate all neglected and oppressed peoples into American society and to ensure the same equality for everyone..."
Power to the Plankton - Music Video
This short music video from Bill Nye, the Science Guy addresses plankton and ocean food chains. The main message is that although plankton is smaller than the eye can see, even large animals like the whale use plankton as a food sorce. Catchy song and lyrics. Not much information beyond "power to the plankton" but a great introductiom to catch students' attention on ocean food chains.
Political Parties in the United States
The emergence of political parties in the United States of America.
Political Parties Era (1796-1824)
A political party is a group of people who work to influence policy agendas and hold government power by seeking to elect candidates to public office. The Federalist Party and the Democratic-Republican Party were the first political parties in the United States, lasting from approximately 1796 to 1824