The Infernal Galop (Can can) by Jacques Offenbach
The Infernal Galop is from Orpheus in the Underworld, an operetta by Jacques Offenbach. It is most frequently known as "The Can Can," to which lively Parisian dancers picked up their ruffled skirts and kick their legs up high. The work, first performed in 1858, is said to be the first classical full-length operetta. This version was performed on February 23, 1991 by the Philharmonic Orchestra van Vlaanderen.
Dance of the Hours by Amilcare Ponchielli
You may have heard this piece as the K9 Advantix theme song in the 2004 TV commercial with the cute singing puppy, which is a take-off on Alan Sherman's 1963 comedy routine, "Hello muddah, hello fadduh... here I am at Camp Grenada." The music for the dancing ostriches, hippos, elephants and crocodiles in the 1940 Disney animated film "Fantasia." Choreography by Victoria Lyras. Performed in May 2008 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, Indianapolis, Indiana.
The Unit Circle Definition of Trigonometric Function
Using the unit circle to extend the SOH CAH TOA definition of the basic trigonometric functions. In an easy conversational tone, the instructor uses the computer screen as his 'blackboard' and different colors to emphasis his points. For high school students.
Proof: Law of Sines
In thiss video, the instructor offers a simple proof of the Law of Sines. In an easy conversational tone, the instructor uses the computer screen Paint program) as his 'blackboard' and different colors to emphasis his points. For high school students.
Curriki Video Tutorial 8: Curriki Groups
A video tutorial that demonstrates how to create and use groups on Curriki. Run time 08:10.
What is Lesson Study?
Find out more about the role data analysis plays in beginning a Lesson Study. See how one team of teachers sorts data to determine the focus of a Lesson Study, while you hear more about some of the challenges involved in running Lesson Study in a school. Run time 10:59.
Activity completion in Moodle 2.0
This is a brief one-minute video focusing on activity course completion, which is a new feature in Moodle.
Video of call to action from Bobbi Kurshan Executive Director, Curriki (0:20)
This video shows screenwriting that shows basic multiplication techniques and tricks to complete quickly and easily. The first technique works for all numbers from 10-20 and the second technique for all two digit numbers. The video is narrated well.
Multiplying a 2-Digit Number by a 2-Digit Number: Fast Math Trick of Calculation
Improve your Math calculation speed and power up your weak math with the techniques you learn from this video. You will learn to multiply two-digit numbers with ease by following the clear steps on this video.
Sociology: What is Ethnocentrism?
This is a short video (01:22) about our propensity to judge others by the standard of one's own culture. The video gives an example using an Southeastern Asian standard.
2007 Stark Report On Homelessness (CBS News)
2007 government study finds that there are many more homeless people than beds in shelters, and even that number may be an underestimate.
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
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.
Route of a Bill Through Congress
A bill is a piece of legislation that has been proposed but has not been passed. Bills come from many sources, such as politicians, private citizens, special interest groups, and the president. However, only members of Congress have the right to introduce a bill for consideration. While Congress is in session for a two-year term, its members introduce between 10,000 and 11,000 bills. However, Congress passes only around five or six percent of the bills that are introduced. (Video is narrated wit
Video Documentary- Gay couples struggle with the values of family and society as they make plans to walk down the aisle.(Caution: This video concerns non-traditional relationships.)
March on Washington
While campaigning for the White House in 1960, John F. Kennedy made the pledge that civil rights would take center stage during his presidency. Kennedy guaranteed that discriminatory practices in housing would be done away with at the start of his term "with a stroke of a pen." Once in office, the results of his pledge were much less dramatic. In fact, the process took nearly two years to complete; all the while civil rights groups were sending pens to the White House to protest Kennedy's inacti
Affirmative Action and Forced Busing
As blacks benefited from new voting rights and school desegregation, the workplace remained a hostile environment for some. Many businesses openly flaunted hiring policies that excluded blacks or confined them to menial jobs. (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)
Counterculture of the 1960's
While President Johnson was simultaneously rolling out his Great Society blueprints and entering ever deeper in the conflict in Vietnam, a cultural rebellion was gathering strength in American universities. The affluence of the 1950s allowed an unprecedented number of young people to attend college in the 1960s. This growing demographic had little real-world experience, and they looked critically at a society that had provided prosperity for them and their families. Many university students and
The Economy during the US Civil War
This video is accompanied by text. "The Civil War affected northern and southern economies differently. When the war began, the north, with its large factories and well-established companies, generated a great deal of the country’s business. After the first volleys of battle, the north experienced a slight depression due to the uncertainty of the war and the loss of southern business associations. However, after the initial shock passed, the northern economy flourished. The federal government