Spider Monkeys Use Their Tails Like an Arm or Leg!
Spider monkeys move through the trees on all fives- they use their tails like an extra arm and capable of supporting their entire weight! Spider monkeys are ideally suited for treetop traveling. This movie uses professional video footage and narration from National Geographic to show how these spider monkeys can travel across the top of the jungle canopy using all "5" to move, while avoiding a predator below. This brief video would be excellent during a lesson on animal adaptations or even a
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Pets Depend on You: Song by the Jumpitz
This cute song tells young children how they have to care for their pets because they depend on them.  Caribbean rhythm song accompanies this live action movie. (1:26)
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Slow Motion Hummingbirds
A montage of HD and high speed footage showing these fascinating little birds from 1/4 to 1/40 actual (realtime) speed.  Cameras placed in a number of different angles give some new perspectives, and a top-down angle shows the bird lapping-up the nectar with what appears to be a forked tongue! All scenes are set to music. Run time 03:02.

Some great chases and flying scenes round out this video.


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Indian Peacock
In this short video this ground bird fans his beautiful feathers in hopes of finding a female. No information or narration.  Video footage is set to music. Run time 0:30.
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Wild Turkey
See some male turkeys fan their tails in hope of finding a female. This is a fun movie set to catchy music showing these amazing ground birds. Run time 0:29
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Examples of Similes in Songs and Movies
NOTE:  This video contains some rap songs.  This video begins by explaining what a simile is, with a couple of written examples, then proceeds to show many examples, from different media, including concerts, music videos, and movies. Some examples include: mad as a bull, hungry like a wolf, quick as a whip, stings like a bee. Includes movie and concert clips.  (4:04)
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Telling Time to the Hour With the CooCoo Bird

 This live action movie and cartoon characters help children learn  to tell time.  First children are asked why it is important to tell time; know what time to wake up, know when to get the bus, when to play, when to take a nap, and many more reasons.  Then video goes into the different types of clocks.  (5:42)


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Canadian Goose
Canadian geese take to the skies along their annual migration paths. This movie shows their journey as well as gives information about this strong bird. A flock can travel 1500 miles a day and mates stay together for life! This video could easily be used for a lesson on animal adaptations and/or migration. Run time 02:32.
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Earthquake Country; Reducing Your Losses
A quote from the movie: "Earthquakes don't kill, buildings do." There are other segments of this series on WatchKnow. This is the 'Earthquake Country' series which is suitable for middle school and high school students. Through live-action demonstrations and vivid animations, Dr. Pat Abbott explains how earthquakes have shaped the scenery and the character of the greater Los Angeles area. Dr. Abbott shows how faults capable of large earthquakes lie beneath most of the area, posing great risk to
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"I Hear America Singing" Poem by Walt Whitman
A virtual movie of Walt Whitman (photograph of head with moving lips) "reading" his great homage to the working people and industry of America, "I Hear America Singing."  (1:13) 
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Ku Klux Klan- A Secret History [6/9]
THE 20TH CENTURY(TM) ventures back to the days of the Reconstruction South and through the landmarks in Klan history to tell the complete story of the most famous hate group in America. Discover how the six original Klansmen came together and chose their name. See how the release of America's first blockbuster movie spurred a resurgence in the KKK and how they expanded their target to include Jews, Catholics and immigrants as well as blacks. Examine the tactics of Klan leaders like William Josep
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Ku Klux Klan- A Secret History [9/9]
(Caution: Scenes of violence and insensitive racial language)THE 20TH CENTURY(TM) ventures back to the days of the Reconstruction South and through the landmarks in Klan history to tell the complete story of the most famous hate group in America. Discover how the six original Klansmen came together and chose their name. See how the release of America's first blockbuster movie spurred a resurgence in the KKK and how they expanded their target to include Jews, Catholics and immigrants as well as b
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Ballet Lessons : Perform a Pirouette
When performing a pirouette in ballet, allow the head to move freely, keep the arms in the port de bras position and keep the legs on the balls of the feet. Avoid doing a flat-footed pirouette turn with help from an experienced dance instructor in this free video ballet lesson.

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Arizona Condors
One of the largest birds in North America the endangered condor has a new home in Arizona. This movie talks about the efforts made to help this endangered bird. Run time 02:01.
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3 of 5 -- The Universe - Secrets of The Sun
A quote from the movie: "The sun is the superpower of our solar system, a thermonuclear blast furnace, erupting with massive explosions. At 93 million miles away it would seem that we are safe from the sun's wrath. But are we? With some experts predicting the most violent outbreak of solar activity in modern history it has never been more important to understand the secrets of the sun." This documentary is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students.
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4 of 5 -- The Universe - Secrets of The Sun
A quote from the movie: "The sun is the superpower of our solar system, a thermonuclear blast furnace, erupting with massive explosions. At 93 million miles away it would seem that we are safe from the sun's wrath. But are we? With some experts predicting the most violent outbreak of solar activity in modern history it has never been more important to understand the secrets of the sun." This documentary is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students.
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1 of 4 -- Hyperspace - Star Stuff
Quote from the movie: "Look up at the night sky, what do you see? The Planets, the Stars, a million points of light. Your looking at your universe. This show will take you there." Suitable for older elementary school, middle school, and high school students. Hosted by Sam Neil.
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Perseus vs. Medusa: "Clash of the Titans" film
Film clip from the movie, "Clash of the Titans," this video shows how Perseus defeated Medusa.  Very suspenseful, good special effects, color, and sound. Appropriate for older students; may be frightening to young children.  (8:05 min.)
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4th Piano Concerto in G Major, Op. 58 - First Movement
On the 17th of December, 1808, an announcement appeared in a Vienna newspaper.  It told the public that Ludwig van Beethoven would give a concert, at the Theater an der Wien, in five days.  It said, among other things:  "All the pieces are of his own composition, entirely new, and not yet heard in public."
In this clip, recorded in 1989, we see Krystian Zimerman performing Beethoven's 4th Piano Concerto with Leonard Bernstein conducting the Wiener Philharmoniker. (9:09)


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March on Washington
While campaigning for the White House in 1960, John F. Kennedy made the pledge that civil rights would take center stage during his presidency. Kennedy guaranteed that discriminatory practices in housing would be done away with at the start of his term "with a stroke of a pen." Once in office, the results of his pledge were much less dramatic. In fact, the process took nearly two years to complete; all the while civil rights groups were sending pens to the White House to protest Kennedy's inacti
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