Map Lesson for Primary Grades
This is a great slide show for students to learn about maps and the different kinds of maps (political, relief). The words are large and can easily be seen if using a projector in a classroom. (Only pictures, no narration or music)
Civil Rights Legislation
Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Jr., on November 22, 1963, Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson mournfully assumed the role of the nation's leader. Johnson, a former senator from Texas, served as the Senate Democratic Leader for most of his congressional career. His political role model was Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Johnson openly followed Roosevelt's push for social welfare reform.
Dorothy I. Height, last filmed interview, 98 years old
A founding matriarch of the American Civil Rights Movement. President of the American Council of Negro Women for 40 years. Height was among the coalition of African American leaders who pushed civil rights to the center of the American political stage after World War II, and she was a key figure in the struggles for school desegregation, voting rights, employment opportunities and public accommodations in the 1950s and 1960s.
The first Americans came from Asia, beginning as early as thirty thousand years ago, over a land bridge that formed at the Bering Strait during the Ice Age. The new immigrants were hunters and gatherers, and over a period of fifteen thousand years various groups spread over the American continents. By the time of the European “discovery” of the New World, there were perhaps as many as 100 million native Americans, the vast majority living in Central and South America.
The development o
Learn Prepositions (Animation) Video describes what prepositions are. Video is in the form of Power Point. Video gives good definition and examples. Narrator has an accent and at times may be hard to understand. Video is of good quality and appropriate for elementary and middle school students.
Video describes what prepositions are. Video is in the form of Power Point. Video gives good definition and examples. Narrator has an accent and at times may be hard to understand. Video is of good quality and appropriate for elementary and middle school students.
"Digital storytelling is the modern expression of the ancient art of storytelling. Digital stories derive their power by weaving images, music, narrative and voice together." This slide show gives suggestions for creating digital stories. This is a slide show with no sound.
Renewable Energy Report from the European Union
Most of the energy we use today to help power industry, vehicles, and
appliances for everyday living come from the combustion of fossil
fuels. Fossil fuels release energy in the form of carbon. This carbon is
of organic origin, and dead organic matter, accumulating and forming
layers under the surface of the earth over millions of years, forms
fuels like petroleum. These sources of energy are called non-renewable
as they will not last forever and human bei
Turning Point: State of the Earth and a Shift in Public Opinion
Green is going mainstream. A shift in public opinion has made climate change a political issue and businesses see that going green means more money for them. This professionally produced movie discusses how public opinion has helped the world take steps to fight global pollution and reduce carbon emissions. (6:09)
Magic School Bus Spins a Web
What do you do when a 50-foot praying mantis menaces your town? Run like the wind...unless youre in Ms. Frizzles class and shes taken you on a field trip inside a science fiction film, circa 1950. The movies main character, the power-mad General Araneus, is determined to destroy the mantis, but Phoebe wants to trap it and save it! Shrinking to the size of real spiders, the kids discover how spiders construct a variety of silky snares, making them world-champion trappers. Can the kids save the ma
The Story of Stuff - Chapter 7
A seven part video explaining the life cycle of the products we buy and the ethical choices necessary presented with playful chalkboard diagrams and an energetic Annie Leonard. This seventh chapter is a summary of the story and presents a "New School of Thinking" based on sustainability, equity, green chemistry, zero waste, closed loop production and local economy.
How Water Works
A two minute video that explains what water is, how much there is on Earth, and how it acts. Key vocabulary words include: molecule, polarity, solvent, and surface tension.Excellent video to show the importance of water and its many properties to power life. Run time 01:56.
John Adams: A Life in Letters
In celebration of the HBO Films miniseries John Adams, the Massachusetts Historical Society is mounting the exhibition "John Adams: A Life in Letters" through May 31, 2008. Join Peter Drummey, Stephen T. Riley Librarian, on a tour of the exhibition's highlights, including examples of Adams's extraordinary correspondence with his "Dearest Friend," soul mate, and closest political adviser, Abigail Adams. These letters were the basis for David McCullough's Pulitzer prize-winning biography of Adams.
The Alien and Sedition Act, 1798
This video is accompanied by text. "The feud with France created bad blood between the political parties in America. Democratic-Republicans and Federalists took advantage of every opportunity to undermine each other. In 1798, the Federalist-controlled Congress exploited the anti-French sentiment sweeping through the colonies to pass a series of laws that, on the surface, promoted American safety but actually were designed to quiet their Democratic-Republican counterparts. The Alien and Sedition
Free Speech in U.S. Public Schools
Feb. 2009, marked the 40th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court case - known as Tinker vs. Des Moines. This video contains clips of Mary Beth Tinker sharing her views of this historic case. Public school students are also shown in the video thanking Ms. Tinker for her political activism.
The United States Constitution
The national government's inability to respond to the depression and to regional conflicts like Shays's Rebellion compelled the states to convene regional conferences to discuss ways to strengthen the nation's economy. Representatives from Maryland and Virginia met at George Washington's estate at Mount Vernon in 1785 to discuss navigation on the Potomac River. The delegates attending the Mount Vernon Convention concluded that all of the states should meet to discuss interstate commerce, so they
Organising the Philadelphia Convention
This video is accompanied by text: "By 1786, it was clear that the Articles of Confederation presented an ineffectual government for the union. Under the Articles, the Continental Congress had no courts, no power to levy taxes, no power to regulate commerce, and no power to enforce its resolutions upon individuals or the 13 states. In the areas where Congress did have authority, the members had no way of enforcing their powers. Further complicating matters, the Congress did not have the respect
Jefferson Is Elected President
This video is accompanied by text. "As the presidential election of 1800 drew near, political maneuvering grew increasingly aggressive. The election was the first to feature the Federalists and Republicans as two national political parties. Federalists endured the wrath of angry Americans who viewed the Federalists as power-hungry bureaucrats with anti-liberty agendas. The Alien and Sedition Acts, coupled with large tax increases--which required a small army of administers to enforce--cast a dar
Quick Overview of Derivatives
This clip provides an introduction to derivative formulas in Calculus. Covers the definition of derivatives, the power rule, product rule, quotient rule, e to the x, and derivative of the natural log of x.
Andrew Jackson Becomes President
This video is accompanied by text. "As Andrew Jackson’s supporters worked to put him first in line for the 1828 election, the public began to learn more about him. Labeled “Old Hickory” by supporters who drew parallels between the war hero and a sturdy hickory tree, Jackson represented the New West as a land of hardiness and stamina. A plantation and slave owner, Jackson’s political beliefs were not easily labeled as either federalist or antifederalist, although Jackson did support state
Andrew Jackson's First Term
This two minute video is about his President Jackson's first term. It trace the life of Andrew Jackson, from a young boy orphaned at 14, to plantation owner to military hero to president of the United States. You'll discover how Jackson redefined the role of the American president and American politics were redefined through his aggressive use of executive power. Very good introduction.