American Revolution - Reluctant Revolutionaries
This 54 minute video deals with the quest for power and government starting in 1763. By 1775 the colonies are on the brink of rebellion against their King and their country. Why did this happen? This documentary, which includes recreations (based on primary sources) and interviews (with historians and leading experts) provides the background of the growing conflict between Britain and her American colonies. Excellent video for older students.
Ben Franklin and George Washington
This is a actor talking to a class. He is pretending to be Franklin and is explaining them to the students about meeting Washington and how Franklin may have thought about the future Washington. Interesting insights for older students.
This 2:21 video explains the importance of Thomas Paine to the Revolutionary War movement. It tells what he wrote in Common Sense, his famous 47 page pamphlet, and how he argued for American independence. He said that gaining independence would be a victory for humans everywhere.
Founding Fathers, Authors of US Constitution Misunderstood
This 3:24 long video is about findings of historians that questions whether some of the Founding Fathers had a belief in religion that was not the same as what some people today believe. Items such as woman's suffrage, slavery, and even Watergate and the Civil War are mentioned. This is an excellent video that shows how religion is treated in the Constitution and the separation of church and state.
Giovanni Palestrina - Tu es Petrus (You are Peter)
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina - Tu es Petrus. Palestrina was a Renaissance composer who composed many pieces of church music for the Roman church. He composed 105 masses, 68 offertories, at least 140 madrigals and more than 300 motets. In addition, there are at least 72 hymns, 35 magnificats, 11 litanies, and four or five sets of lamentations.
This is the entire composition-a still image of Palestrina is on the screen for the length of the video. (6:38)
Chanting and enchanting animals - Chap. 5/6 This video shows how amphibians can help the world from medicine to food. Frogs can heal us, because their skin has chemical elements used to make medicines. There are thousands of species of frogs, so there could be thousands of more discoveries. Frogs have been used as food for a long time. Frogs can also be helpful because they eat bugs that can be harmful to agriculture. Good quality video for students of any age from se
This video shows how amphibians can help the world from medicine to food. Frogs can heal us, because their skin has chemical elements used to make medicines. There are thousands of species of frogs, so there could be thousands of more discoveries. Frogs have been used as food for a long time. Frogs can also be helpful because they eat bugs that can be harmful to agriculture. Good quality video for students of any age from se
This film clip shows how birds swarm in flocks to stay safe. It shows birds destroying crops and ends with swarms of monarch butterflies. Discusses instinct and survival. Run time 02:33.
Arthropods by StudyJams
Arthropods make up 75% of invertebrates. Arthropods have several qualities in common: jointed legs, bodies divided into sections, and an exoskeleton, or shell. Some of the arthropods you may know include: lobsters, millipedes, spiders, ants, and butterflies. Learn more about arthropods with this slide show from StudyJams. Vibrant images are set to music while information is written under each photo. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.&
It's January in Antartica and summer is in full swing. This movie uses professional video footage and narration from National Geographic to show how these Antarctic animals flock to the shore for mating season. This brief video is an example of adult/young relationship between the parent penguin and baby chicks. Run time 02:45.
Emperor Penguins in Antarctica - BBC Planet Earth
This video provides a chance to see amazing images from deep inside the frozen seas of Antarcica. It charts the gruelling and heroic winter life of the emperor penguin in almost impossibly cold temperatures. The video is narrated by David Attenborough, and is wonderful for viewers of any age.
The Executive Branch
In this video learn about the President, and his appointees. They make up the second branch of the national government.
Bees Collecting Nectar
This video provides live footage of bees collecting nectar from flowers in a garden. This video can help build background knowledge and it would work well in conjunction with a lesson/unit on insects and/or flowers. Elementary and middle school students will enjoy watching the bees (1:27)
How To Do Lunges For Aerobic Exercise
Watch and learn from our expert about doing some simple lunge exercises for aerobics in this fitness video on doing aerobic exercises.
10 Minute Jump Start Cardio Workout
Coach Nicole of SparkPeople.com leads you through a short cardio (aerobic) exercise routine that you can do at home, at the office or when traveling on the road. No equipment necessary. Easy to follow along as you watch. 10:52 min.
Leg Lifts on Vimeo
This short video demonstrates how to perform a correct leg lift which is a test for abdominal strength. Your fitness goal is to be able to hold this position for 1 minute without breaking form. The video also highlights common mistakes made during this test. Run time 1:18
El Chavo del 8 - Examen con los padres - Test with the parents
Watch one of the longest running and most popular family shows in Mexico, el chavo del ocho. This fun comedy will help hone your Spanish conversational skills as you follow along the dialogue about these people taking a test in school. Run time 08:24.
Sharks use of vibrations and vision
This short video clip examines how sharks use the ocean's vibrations as well as their excellent sense of vision to find their prey. Adaptations such as the shape of their eyes and eyelids are also addressed. (01:34)
Hints To Learn Jazz Tunes Faster
A narrated PowerPoint presentation that provides step by step instructions for learning and practicing jazz tunes on any instrument. There are no pictures, but rather a written list of hints and suggestions. The instruction is thorough and of high quality, but a little bland on the presentation. (5:16)
The Donner Party
This four minute video gives an explanation of the decision making that results in the infamous Donner Party episode of the Western movement. This could be a little to coarse for some students as the five months of isolation is explained. Teacher preview is a must.
A 2:25 video that reviews the causes of the Texas war for independence and the events that resulted ultimately to the surrender of the Mexican leader and the signing of documentation giving Texas independence. Student done. Strange ending.