Ancient Observatories (Pt 2): Observatories
Second segment of NASA Connect Ancient Observatories explaining how the height of the sun relates to the growing seasons and the length of daylight. This segment describes how Ancient Egyptian and Greek cultures used astronomy in their lives. The segment also contains an activity for exploring how a gnomon works. In the activity students must track the shadows made by a gnomon in 30 minute intervals. The activity will teach students how the length of the shadows and the angles created by the gno
Norse Mythology Part 2
This is a video series on Norse Mythology. Mythology expert talks about
the gods in Norse Mythology. Good quality video.
"The Harbor" Poem by Carl Sandburg
A woman recites Carl Sandburg's poem "The Harbor" in a dark room with a flicker of light shining on her face from either a candle or fire. The picture is fairly dark. (0:59)
"Fog" Poem By Carl Sandburg
A female voice recites softly yet clearly as the words are shown on the screen in this simple yet elegant black-and-white slideshow of Carl Sandburg's poem, "Fog." Accessible to a wide age range. The poet's last name is spelled incorrectly on opening screen. (0:53)
T.S. Eliot - The Hollow Men
A dramatic reading of "The Hollow Men" set to live video from Vietnam during the war, interspersed with an actor rubbing his head as though writing the poem. Volume is low. (5:27)
Toi Derricotte reads "Blackbottom"
Filmed at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, this video features
Toi Derricotte reading "Blackbottom." The video is narrated by Garrison Keillor.
Six Poems: A Visual Presentation
There are six videos on this site and each one has actors and/or dancers "illustrating" the imagery of the poems. These videos would be best if used as an idea for students to create similar poems and videos that illustrate them. The students could also listen to the poems and write down phrases that they felt were interesting to them.
The Highwayman Recited by Ann of Green Gables
A video clip of A young Miss Shirley recites the poem by Alfred Noyes "The Highwayman." (2:26)
Spoken Word Poetry by Sarah Kay
"If I should have a daughter, instead of Mom, she's gonna call me Point B ... " began spoken word poet Sarah Kay, in a talk that inspired two standing ovations at TED2011. She tells the story of her metamorphosis -- from a wide-eyed teenager soaking in verse at New York's Bowery Poetry Club to a teacher connecting kids with the power of self-expression through Project V.O.I.C.E. -- and gives two breathtaking performances of "B" and "Hiroshima."
A performing poet since she was 14 yea
Student Sample #1
This is a completed Poetry Project by two students.
"Still I Rise" Poem by Maya Angelou
A reading of the poem "Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou herself. A wonderful example of how a poet reads her poem from the soul. Also a great example of using the voice to bring meaning out of a poem. Collection of video and still photographs of the poet and the collective African-American heritage with piano melody added. Inspirational. (0:57)
"A Brave and Startling Truth" Poem by Maya Angelou
This is a visually powerful video mashup of Maya Angelou's poem "A Brave and Startling Truth." As the poet reads her poem, we watch a series of images of horrific historical nightmares and terrors as well as natural and artistic beauty and social/political/religious people and customs. (6:03)
Toot and Puddle: Trip to the Beach
This brief animated cartoon video shows book characters Toot and Puddle enjoying time at the beach. Incomplete. Prefaced and followed by advertisements. (1:04)
Video shows how warm fronts are shown on weather maps and what warm fronts are. The video also includes the cloud types that are seen before a warm front occurs, the temperature changes, the wind changes, and the air pressure changes. Video gives all basic information needed to understand warm fronts. Video is of good quality and appropriate for elementary age students, especially for students who are studying weather in science.
The Monk Chief and The Demon
This animated video shows a tale about monkeys and the way in which their leader helps them to solve a problem. They manage to show the demon that "Strength is nothing when compared to brains".
Counting from 1 to 100 in French
In this lesson, Jacqueline teaches you the French numbers from 1 to 100. You'll see that it's as easy as "un, deux, trois".
Learn French - French Numbers 40-50
A frog recites the numbers 40 to 50 in French, while giving the viewer enough time to repeat the numbers. The French words also appear on the screen. Suitable for all new learners to French. (from imagiers.net)
How to Optomize Windows XP Startup
In episode 4, we show you how to use the hidden "msconfig" program in Windows XP to cut your Windows boot time in half. Plus also use it to remove unwanted programs including spyware from the registry.(14:52)
Video uses hand drawn diagrams to identify and discuss the structure and physiology of the scapula in detail. Good review for a test. Music in background is a little distracting, and video is a little blurry. Grades 9-12. 4:26 min.
Evolution Ep4: The Evolutionary Arms Race (5/6)
Explore our own spiraling arms race with microorganisms -- the only real threat to our existence -- and trace the alarming spread of resistance among pathogens that cause disease.This documentary is suitable for high school grades. Run time 08:45.