Exploring Wisconsin Our Home-What We Grow and Where It Goes
What We Grow and Where It Goes - Wisconsin's climate and soils provide prime conditions for agriculture. These natural factors, combined with land use decisions, make agriculture one of the state's most important businesses. The diverse crops produced in Wisconsin connect the state to the global agricultural economy and continually affect the way people in Wisconsin live, work, and use the landscape. This program discusses agriculture's prominent place in Wisconsin's economy, spotlights se
Exploring Wisconsin Our Home-We All Work
We All Work - Wisconsin's landscape has always affected the types of work available to its citizens. Conversely, the work people engage in affects the landscape and the people who live there. As technology advances and people can exchange ideas more rapidly, geographical boundaries become less significant, creating more changes in the workplace. This program explores the dynamic relationship among geographical resources, technology, and work, showing students the many choices they can make
Exploring Wisconsin Our Home-Interacting With Our Environment
Interacting with Our Environment - The interaction between people and the environment is the focus of this program. It will show the fragility of both humans and the environment, how people use the environment to sustain life, and the mutually dependent relationship between people and the land. Over time, the Wisconsin environment has undergone many changes. Once, most environmental changes were caused by natural phenomena. Today, most are caused by people. This program will help students
Solar Wind's Effect on Earth
The Sun produces a solar wind — a continuous flow of charged particles — that can affect us on Earth. It can, for example, disrupt communications, navigation systems, and satellites. Solar activity can also cause power outages, such as the extensive Canadian blackout in 1989. In this video segment adapted from NASA, learn about solar storms and their effects on Earth. Closed captioning included. Run time 04:44.
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.
Public Speaking Tip for Kids - Using Humor in a Speech This video explains to students about using humor in speeches. Humor actually has many great functions in a speech, it relaxes the speaker, relaxes the audience, and it makes a connection with the audience. The narrator uses this for all audiences if you can’t think of a joke, say to the audience; please stand up, then tell them to sit down, then tell them there is no reason to do that, I just love the power of being in front of
This video explains to students about using humor in speeches. Humor actually has many great functions in a speech, it relaxes the speaker, relaxes the audience, and it makes a connection with the audience. The narrator uses this for all audiences if you can’t think of a joke, say to the audience; please stand up, then tell them to sit down, then tell them there is no reason to do that, I just love the power of being in front of
Converting between Fractions, Decimals and Percents
Instructor uses Power Point to explain how to convert between fractions, decimals and percents. Definitions are given and examples model converting between the FDP as well as finding a fractional part of a whole. A calculator is used for computation.
How to Organize An Essay
This is a short power point presnetation about how to organize a short 3 page essay of the traditional variety. The narrator explains how to organize the essay with examples shown.
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 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.
The Rise Of The Berlin Wall
This video shows what the situation in Germany was like after World War II. It explains the political circumstances that led to the creation of the Berlin Wall.
Fall of the Berlin Wall
This short video is part of a news reports on the fall of the Berlin Wall. It shows the people celebrating and there is an account of the political situation in 1989. There is footage of moment the wall was demolished.
War of The Century - Part 4
This forth part of the documentary refers to the way in which the German treated their prisoners. There is footage and you can see also Stalin's political prisoners brutally killed. The video shows Hitler's visit to former soviet territory. He orders action. Soviet's defence tactics were primitive, poorly equipped and had no training but they would be stubborn enough so as not to surrender Kiev so easily. Leningrad was surrounded and Kiev in German's hands. There is footage of the battle and f
War of The Century - Part 9
This part of the documentary shows how Partisan groups in Ukraine had killed any person that could be against their power even before the war. Sometimes they did it as a way to warn the rest of the population who could be against the communist regime. The Partisans were also a problem for the German who had occupied some territory. The German destroyed the Partisan's homes and they took their food. There is footage of the harsh moments and an explanation of the confrontation of different gro
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