Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
Excellent audio/visual version of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address as recited by Jeff Daniels. Audio is heard over slideshow of Gettysburg and Civil War era images. Run time 02:49
National Geographic-Acacia Ants
In this video students will learn all about the acacia ant. These ants have a symbiotic relationship with the acacia tree and offer the tree protection in return for food. The ants help keep the tree safe by chewing off any vines that try to grow on the tree. The tree in turn gives the insect everything it needs-food and shelter. This is a great teaching resource for elementary/middle school students. This video would work well in conjunction with a thematic unit and/or science lesson on rainfor
This raccoon relative lives in the rain forest canopy, eating fruit and nectar. They play an important part in seed dispersal and pollination. The kindajous spends almost its entire life up in the trees. Run time 02:07.
Basic Spanish Vocabulary - Places
In this video you will see and hear the Spanish words for places that you might go. The video contains Spanish audio and shows English translations on the screen along with pictures that represent the words.
This clip provides an introduction to Spanish Vocabulary. The English words are shown alongside the Spanish words.
In this video you can learn some basic english to spanish translations.
The Number 5 Jive
Elmo raps about the number five in this Sesame Street snippet. 5 objects and the numeral five are shown in many different ways. The picture is fuzzy. (1:21)
Calendars in the Night Sky
This video explores the use of constellations as a calendar in the night sky. Astronomers have used them in this way for a long time (From "The Universe" series.) Run time 09:48.
History of Ramadan
Ramadan is the most holy time of year for Islam. They show their love to Allah through personal sacrifice and self discipline. In the ninth month of the Islamic year, all Muslims fast for the entire month. This video shows how it is celebrated and where. (3:24)
El Chocolate - BABELZONE - Spanish
This brief video features a short rhyme for children about chocolate (and the numbers 1, 2, and 3). Suitable for Spanish-language learners age 4 and older.
Dia De Los Muertos / Day of the Dead Poetry Reading
This reading is done from the author Olivia Garcia. See vivid images that deal with the day of the dead celebration that takes place in Latin America. This video would be great for understanding the perspectives behind this holiday.
Days of the Week
An English speaker reads the days of the week as the names of the days scroll through on slides. (:25)
Days of the Week Song
Sing-a-long to this familiar classroom days of the week song! Slide show with days of the week sung to the tune of Oh My Darling Clementine. (:21)
Spelling Strategies - Look, say, Trace, Cover and Check
Various spelling strategies students can use to help the with spelling. Some of the strategies are trace, look, say, and cover. Photo slide show. No narration. Musical background. (1:00)
A video clip on Laodicea which is located in the Lycus River Valley of western Asia Minor, near the influential, ancient cities of Hierapolis and Colossae. A good video to show the history of this area and its people.
National Geographic presents a short video on the physical geography, the ancient capital city of Cusco, and the Inca Trail. There is a visit to Machu Pichu and its amazing stonework is shown with explanation of some of its special characteristics. The mystery of drawings carved into the flat, dry plains visible only from the air is mentioned. Headwaters of the Amazon and the rain forest are also shown.
Willy, The Worried Worm
This story is written and illustrated by Jacqueline Osburn, and is read by the author's mother. The verse, with adult vocabulary and sentence structure, begins with Mother worm telling Willy how to decide what to do with his life. (9:18)
Science Olympiad Scrambler Brakes
A common event at Science Olympiad competitions is the Scrambler. The Scrambler must be a vehicle designed to use a falling mass to transport an egg a particular distance that students will be informed of only at the time of the event. This video displays a fairly simple braking system that is very beneficial to student success. Run time :20
What Will Happen to the Earth When the Sun Dies?
Our Sun won't last forever. Dr. Carolyn Brinkworth explains the ramifications for our home planet in this "Ask an Astronomer" video. Dr. Brinkworth explores a difficult topic to think about when she talks about what could happen to the earth without the sun. Accompanied by animation.
Severn Suzuki - The Girl Who Silenced the World - 1992 UN Conference (Rio)
Severn Suzuki, at 13 years-old, speaks in front of important world leaders and representatives of many countries. She deals with young people´s worries about our world and its future.