Lesotho: One Baby at a Time
Congo: Just Here Suffering
Finding, Landing, and Thriving in a Job that You Love
Psychology Lecture Series 2011 Presented by Dr. Steve Wagner
Kieran Egan - Learning in Depth
Simon Fraser University education professor Kieran Egan's book, The Future of Education: Re-imagining Our Schools from the Ground Up (University Press, 2008) won a 2011 Outstanding Book Award from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE). In this video, he discusses his upcoming book, Learning in Depth, which suggests a simple innovation that can transform schooling.
A four minute video that details his life by visiting some of the places where the writer might have visited in his time. There is a running caption. The video also helps explain the symbolism used by Hawthorne. Great insights into the meanings of various themes used. A great video to develop a discussion about how writers create ideas for readers to think about.
American Literature, Art and Music in the 1800s
This video discusses some of the famous authors artists, architects, and musicians of the 1800s and a few of their most famous works It also discusses some of the changes in daily life in the 1800s. This is a great video to use as an overview of the time period and it provides good insights and images during its five minute running time. The video moves rapidly and so it may have to be paused to enable students to catch-up.
Mrs. Burk's Kids Rap! Group 1
Alice Chapter Two Alien
A one minute overview of Jefferson's life. Uses paintings. Best for younger students as it does not offer any insights into the man or his accomplishments.
Charles Dickens: A Biography
This five minute video is about Charles Dickens and is an animation.
His childhood provoked him to work hard for what he wanted, and he became a journalist. He traveled to Boston in 1842 with his wife, and searched for weird inspirations for his writings. This is an excellent overview of his life and inspirations and his demise.
Mark Twain: A Biography of Samuel Clemens
This is a two hour plus video about the life and times of Mark Twain, Samuel Clemens. It is done through interviews that provide insights about why he used age and race relations through the writings. The video includes a trip through his museum and call in questions about his writing. Teachers are asked when they teach his writings which makes this video of value to teachers considering teaching Twain's writings.
James Fenimore Cooper
This two and a half hour video features interviews with experts that explain the influence of the late 18th and early 19th century frontier and Native-American relations on James Fenimore Cooper. Cooper wrote several frontier-themed novels, including The Last of the Mohicans, the book is the major part of this video done from the
Fenimore Art Museum. There are call in questions. A good video about the treatment of Native Americans. A good video to show the influence of Cooper and how it
Mark Twain: A Short Biography
A two minute video that briefly reviews his life and accomplishments and failures. Not much depth and little about what he wrote. Essentially, a trailer for a longer video, but a good teaser for students about to read his works. Be aware of the movie ad that has violence.
Brain Teaser #6
Brain Teaser #3
Brain Teaser #1
Science Bulletins: MESSENGER Mission to Mercury
The MESSENGER orbiter's January 2008 flyby of the planet Mercury was historic. The last time a spacecraft visited was 1975, and it only mapped half the planet. MESSENGER is now sending back a complete picture of Mercury, shedding light on its geological history. But the ongoing mission will return much more than images. Its data on the planet's core, magnetic field, composition, and other attributes will help scientists answer pressing questions about the evolution of the terrestrial planets and