The resources offered here are designed to help you use the PBS "Napoleon" video series and companion Web site in secondary social studies, civics, religion, and language arts classes. The lesson plans may also be adapted for use as stand-alone resources.
Motivación y Liderazgo: una Comparación de los Factores Motivadores que Influyen para Seguir un Gr
Este manuscrito presenta los hallazgos de un estudio que trata de identificar los factores que motivan a un estudiante graduado a proseguir para un grado en administración educativa. Ciento sesenta y uno (161) estudiantes graduados de tres (3) universidades en Mississippi participaron del estudio. Los participantes completaron un instrumento de investigación de diez (10) ítems el cual utilizo una escala Likert de cuatro (4) puntos, con la cual evaluaron un listado de factores motivacionales,
Podcasting in the English Classroom
All too often students in high school English classes complain about content. Beowulf, The Scarlet Letter, and Pride and Prejudice offer little to capture the interest of the average teenager. In order to open up these texts to their students, teachers must explore new ways of presenting the material. ...
Mission to Mars
Cramped quarters, no privacy and the stress of working together every day. Psychology, more than aerospace engineering, may be the key to sending human crews to Mars. Run time 03:02.
Self-efficacy in the primary classroom: An investigation into the relationship with performance
This paper explores the relationship between primary pupils’ self efficacy and their performance in science. Using basic techniques adapted from research in the USA, it reports a small scale quantitative study of fifty-two pupils in two parallel classes in an English primary school.
Frontal Lobes and Behavior: The Story of Phineas Gage
This module relates the story of Phineas Gage, whose name appears in virtually every general psychology textbook. After a heavy metal rod was blown through his temporal lobe, Phineas experienced dramatic mental change. The study of the trauma and its physiological effects provided the first documented evidence of how brain injury can affect human behavior.
Sunlight and Seasons
Workshop 8: The International Picture
This workshop offers an opportunity to investigate various aspects of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), other than the test scores themselves. Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology William Schmidt presents differences in curricula, textbooks, and teaching practices around the world, and a group of community members discuss how the
The Art of Teaching the Arts: Developing Students as Artists
In this session, participants explore how arts teachers help students develop knowledge and fundamental skills while weaving in opportunities for creativity and independence. First, a dance teacher gives senior students leadership responsibilities and coaches them in their choreography projects. Then a theatre teacher mentors stagecraft students who are responsible for the technical aspects of a dance concert. In an intermediate visual art course, a teacher builds on students’ prior learning i
The Art of Teaching the Arts: Addressing the Diverse Needs of Students
Arts teachers are aware of and respond to the many differences they find among their students. In this session, participants meet a visiting theatre artist who takes advantage of the different backgrounds and learning styles of ninth-graders to help them understand and embrace the playwriting process. A visual art teacher brings together honors art students and students with disabilities, so they can learn from each other. As a music teacher works with different classes, she addresses needs comm
The Art of Teaching the Arts: Making the Most of Community Resources
Arts teachers develop relationships with community members and organizations by bringing artists into the classroom, taking students beyond school walls, and asking students to draw inspiration from the voices of their community. In this session, participants see a guest choreographer who challenges the students with her working style and expectations. A visiting theatre artist helps playwriting students
develop monologues based on interviews with people in the neighborhood. A visual art t
Studying the Effects of Subliminal Stimulation on the Mind
Explores perception, the study of unconscious processes, and research methodologies. Provides a good example of the impact Freud has had on psychology and how it is possible to test some of his hypotheses in the laboratory.
The Placebo Effect: Mind/Body Relationship
Explores a number of areas presented in general psychology, including biological bases of behavior, experimental control, health, and mind/body relationships.
History of Nikola Tesla
A light but accurate bio of Tesla in the United States. The start of the AC/DC argument and the battle between Edison and Tesla/Westinghouse. He created 700 patents. This three minute video is very worthwhile for science classes and history classes. Perhaps a compare and contrast essay on Tesla and Edison or a debate?
Secondary Assessment for Learning - Geography
A 15 minute video on Teachers TV on Assessment for Learning in Geography (with accompanying resources). The video shows a Geography teacher and her Head of Department in a London Secondary school working with their classes on developing their Assessment for Learning skills.
What Is Mental Illness? Schizophrenia to Bipolar Psychology
What Is Mental Illness? Schizophrenia to Bipolar Psychology Psychiatry. (14:42)
Types of Nouns :Open Words and Closed Words- part 1
This lesson will give students an overview of the classes of words in the English language. This part of the video covers types of words, the difference between common and proper nouns, and the difference between concrete and abstract nouns.
Tips On: How to Become a Good Narrative Writer
Tips for becoming a good narrative writer by reading a variety of novels and experimenting with narrative styles. Consider taking writing classes to help improve writing skills with advice from a writer and playwright.
Video Production: Rule of Thirds
Tutorial tips on how to set up a video shoot frame. Useful for video production classes. Gives great examples-very easy to follow. (4:01)
Origins of Progressivism
This video is accompanied by text. "Bounded by the end of the nineteenth century and the American entry into World War I, the Progressive Era brought dramatic changes to the nation’s economic, political, and social sectors. Progressives included both men and women from various ethnic groups, classes, and occupations who challenged traditional attitudes about the American way of life.
The reformers fought to overcome inefficiencies in government, corrupt political machines, and the inade