Roman Colosseum and the Gladiators
This three minute video show how gladiators, who were slaves, fought to the death in the Roman Colosseum as sport for thousands of spectators. The ten minute fights were officiated and this video explains the types of gladiators who would be pitting against each other. There are a lot of myths exposed in this well done video. Some images of violence.
The different types of Roman gladiators are shown in this three minute video. The apparel and training of the gladiators are explained. The various names of each gladiator goes by quickly and for most students will not be able to understand them. This video is best as an overview without enough content to explain who they were and how the fights were actually staged.
Podcast Recording Tips
When recording in Audacity wait at least 2-3 seconds before you start speaking. A second tip is to keep the microphone away from your lips so that it doesn't sound like you are spitting.
School Year Review - Months of the Year Song
This video is a song describing each month during the school year. Each month is accompanied by a relevant picture and the song tells about what happened each month. The chorus of the song mentions the four seasons. This song was used as an end of the year song for a classroom, so the items are somewhat school specific. (1:54)
3-D Shapes in the Real World
Learn the names of the 3-d shapes and see real world examples of each. Cubes, triangular prisms, cones and cylinders. Slide show accompanied by music. Names of shapes appear on the screen.
Song About the Number Two
Sock puppets from They Might Be Giants sing about the number 2. The video shows many sets of two and the numeral two. The song about the number 2 starts at 0:57 and ends at 3:12. (07:06)
Veterans Day Tribute
This video pays tribute to the memory of those who served in the Armed Forces.
Thank You, Soldiers
Tussing Elementary 3rd Graders sing this sincere 'thank you' to their heroes in the U.S. military. Words on screen as they are sung, while photographs of U.S. soldiers in action are shown.
Interview with a Veteran: Evacuation of Saigon
(Professionally produced video with both history and present-day
This video is a virtual field trip of the U.S.S. Midway with s retired naval officer who was involved in the evacuation of Saigon. It is a great story!
Veterans Day Tribute
This video shows several scenes of soldiers through time. It is a tribute video with no comments, just images. It begins with a quote by JFK. The video does contain live footage of war.
A History of Veterans Day
In a History of the Holidays video, discover the origins of Veterans Day, which is also known as Remembrance Day. Learn how a holiday set to remember World War I, Armistice Day, has grown into a holiday honoring all veterans and peace. This three minute video provides insights into why this holiday serves as a remembrance for those who have served. There is some live war footage. (3:18)
Why We Celebrate Veterans Day
How Armistice Day became Veterans Day in 1952 and why and when it is celebrated. Orginial images and interviews add depth.
The Nine Planets - Earth
The brief video crams in several facts about the third planet, Earth. This clip is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students. Run time 01:01.
The Earth, Moon, Sun System
The Earth Moon Sun System. This video shows the orbit of the moon around the earth, the orbit of the earth around the sun, and brings a discussion of their relationships to one another forward.
The Planet Venus
This video gives information about how long a day and year last on Venus, the structure of the planet, gas make up of the atmosphere, and the temperature at the surface of the planet. It then takes a closer look at the surface of the planet. There are awesome pictures and a lot of information that would start or continue a great discussion about this planet. The pictures and video is set to music, there are words to read and there is no voice. Video is of good quali
The Planet Venus
Video about the planet Venus. Video discusses the atmosphere/clouds and surface of the planet. It asks many questions such as why does the sun rise in the west and set in the east, the opposite of Earth, and why does one day last a half a year? These questions are asked, but not answered. This video is a good start to the discussion of Venus. Run time 02:44.
The Deadliest Planet, Venus Surface & Atmosphere
Venus is the deadliest planet in our solar system. Photgraphy and story goes with a probe that was dropped onto the planet. It starts with the details of the atmosphere, then goes to the surface of the planet. Video is of good quality and is appropriate for middle elementary, middle school, and high school students.
The Exploration of Venus
Video shows the surface of Venus. Music plays as the camera scans the surface of the planet. Awesome pictures, there are no words, or talking. Video is of good quality and is appropriate for middle elementary, middle school, and high school students. Run time 04:09.
The Nine Planets - Venus
This brief video addresses several facts about Venus. The clip is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students. (01:24)
Venus: Death of a Planet
"From the fires of a sun's birth... twin planets emerged. Venus... and Earth. Two roads diverged in our young solar system. Nature draped one world in the greens and blues of life.
While enveloping the other in acid clouds... high heat... and volcanic flows. Why did Venus take such a disastrous turn?"
NOTE: There is very brief (a second), frontal female nudity of the antique sculpture of Venus. Narrated with English captions. Excellent computer animation.(22:09)