The American Founding Fathers: Greatest Social Experiment in History
This video was created to encourage people to read the Constitution and read the words of the men that created our founding documents. It is an amateur video that has slides and lots of text with quotes from many famous people. It is a good quality video with many good quotes.
Why Study the Founding Fathers
Why study history, especially early American history? A short video on why the Founding Fathers as well as the whole American Revolution and Constitution era are important to study. Made by a history teacher. The video is of good quality.
The American Constitution: Gouverneur Morris
This is a lecture about Gouverneur Morris, who spoke frequently, bringing a colorful, urbane presence to the debates. He also authored several sections of the Constitution. Brings to life this remarkable Founding Father. The only one with one leg. Watch first as it does have a bit about there are a few sections that might be inappropriate.
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)