This is a NASA Sci Files segment explaining how scientists measure the power of earthquakes by using the Richter Scale and the Moment Magnitude Scale. Produced specifically for students and is suitable for elementary and older students.
(This is an Emmy award-winning series of instructional programs that introduces students in grades 3-5 to NASA and integrates mathematics, science, and technology through the use of Problem-Based Learning (PBL), scientific inquiry, and the scientific met
What Can Scare a Lion?
You may have heard that lions are called the king of the jungle even though they do not live there. They have hardly any predetors but you may be surprised what animal has the power to make a lion run! (the porcupine...) Run time 01:37.
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
Federalism is a system in which two or more governments share power over the same constituents. Ultimate political authority, or sovereignty, is shared between the governments. The national government is supreme and holds powers on certain issues, and the state governments have the same sovereignty over different issues. The workings of the federal system and how national, state, and local governments relate is described as intergovernmental relations. (Video is narrated with slides and speeches
The Election of 1896
This video is accompanied by text. "The depression of the 1890s, and President Cleveland’s unwillingness to use federal resources to assist the unemployed, alienated irate farmers and workers from the Democratic Party. During the 1892 and 1894 elections, Democrats suffered large Congressional seat losses while Republicans and Populists each achieved significant gains.
As the presidential election of 1896 drew closer and political leaders worked to define party platforms, currency standa
Becoming the President
To be elected, candidates must meet age, residency, and citizenship
requirements. It helps, also, to belong to a political party. Political
parties select candidates at political conventions and help them
campaign. Presidential elections are held every four years, Citizens who meet the age requirement vote to select electors to the Electoral
College. The Electoral College votes and determins who will be
president. The president takes the oath of office in Janua
Mass Media and Presidential Campaigns
Information about American political campaigns and the media. Footage of Nixon's appearance on the media during his presidential campaign against Kennedy.
What's a mole? No, not the animal mole! It's a special number in chemistry and you are about to learn all about it! A mole is a unit of measurement, it represents 6.022 times 10 to the 23rd power things. It is used to measure tiny things like atoms, molecules, electrons, or ions. Video then shows how to figure the mole of an atom or other items.
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.
The Aftermath of World War II
The Grand Alliance was a military success—Germany and Japan were defeated by the fall of 1945. However, despite the agreement to organize the United Nations, nothing close to a lasting ideological or political alliance was formed among the Allies during the Second World War. There were simply too many irreconcilable differences between them, exacerbated by a traditional distrust that commenced with the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917.
Actions taken by the Allied powers during the war likew
Paris Peace Conference - 1919
The video shows footage of the time. You can see who the leaders of the peace conference were and what they wanted. There are images of destroyed cities. The main aims of the winners are listed. Wilson's suggestions are explained. Post war politics in Germany is explained and the role of communism. There is reference to the way in which the leaders drew the map of Europe anew. There is a map shown. There is an account of the main terms of the The Treaty of Versailles.
New Deal Programs
With unemployment the highest it had ever been in the nation's history, the most pressing problem facing Roosevelt when he took office was to get people back to work. His first request to Congress was for the Unemployment Relief Act, which created the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Over the course of its existence, the CCC employed some three million young men on conservation projects such as flood control, draining swamps, and planting trees. The CCC did more than just provide jobs—it kep
The Yalta Conference
The second and final summit meeting attended by the Big Three was held in early February 1945, at Yalta on the Black Sea. Roosevelt's advisers included chief political troubleshooter Harry Hopkins, and the new secretary of state, Edward. R. Stettinius, Jr.Fast-paced with slides and narration.
Political Parties in the United States
The emergence of political parties in the United States of America.
While the American system of politics has generally been defined as a two-party system, occasionally a third party emerges, influencing elections and siphoning important votes from the major parties. Third parties often begin as single-issue parties that oppose or promote a certain social, economic, or political topic. For example, the Republican Party formed in the 1850’s as a third party in opposition to slavery. Similarly, in 2000, Ralph Nader formed the Green Party that focused on environm
WEBSITE: http://www.teachertube.com A brief Imovie on the emergence of Political Parties in the United States.(Amateur video)
A History of Political Parties in the U.S.
Great teachers from outstanding universities give instruction on federalism in this video from Thinkwell's online American Government series. In this video we discuss: A History of Political Parties in the U.S. The video uses lecture format, pictures, and a whiteboard to aid in the explanations. Run time 11:12.
Humanitarian Reform in the 1800s
This video is accompanied by text. "The Age of Reform--the decades prior to the Civil War--was a period of tremendous economic and political change. Many Americans believed that traditional values were undercut by the emerging industrial and market economy and they supported humanitarian and social reforms in an effort to create a new moral order. Some reformers, including those who embraced transcendentalism, promoted the divinity of the individual and sought to perfect human society. A number
Demography is the study of the characteristics of the human population, such as age, race, and gender. Political scientists use demography to identify and study specific target groups to determine who shows up at the polls versus who does not. In addition, these demographic groups enable political scientists to study voting trends, or what causes people to vote a particular way. Their studies not only yield statistics that can be used to forecast voter turnout in subsequent elections, but they a
The Impact of mobile learning
Phase one of MoLeNET (2007/08) involved 75 colleges and 18 schools, approximately 10,000 learners and 2,000 staff, in 32mobile learning projects. The Learning and Skills Council provided funding for h...