Students will become familiar with the works of Aesop by reading fables and performing a reader’s theater.
Drowsy Maggie (reel)
Emily Brandenburg is the violinist playing this Irish folk tune (a reel) on stage in this brief (1:03) clip. She plays it once through and then the first part again. She is not playing in a traditional style, by the way, but you can get an idea of what the tune sounds like . (1:03)
Jackie Robinson Breaks Barriers
A three minute overview of what Jackie Robinson accomplished on the field in in the field of civil rights. Good photos and movie clips.
SMU Homecoming 2010
Mustang fans celebrate homecoming at SMU despite the rainy weather.
Palestrina - Miserere nostri
'Miserere nostri, Domine', by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c.1528-1594). Animated score to accompany singing by the Auckland Catholic Music Schola ( http://www.schola.org.nz ).
Miserere nostri Domine,
quia multum repleti sumus despectione,
Quia multum repleta est anima nostra,
et despectio superbis. (Psalm 122:3-4)
Pity us, Lord,
for we have had more than our share of scorn,
for our soul has had more
See these colorful, long billed birds in this short video. The movie has no information, but shows Toucans, set to music, in their natural habitat. Run time 01:35.
This short video shows macaws flying in and out of their homes in their natural habitat. This movie has no information other then showing these amazing birds on the move. Run time 01:05.
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.
My Favorite Season Song - Signing Time
This song talks about the 4 seasons. It teaches signs for the seasons and shows scenes relevant to each season.
he highlands of Papua New Guinea, a place so remote that the people that live here, are among the most isolated. One of the native tribes performs a rite of passage for young men. It is to make a boy a man.(Graphic scenes of bloodletting)
Video Documentary- In Papua, New Guinea, a group of initiates is about to enter the final stage of a long and arduous ritual. This is a male ritual that leads to manhood. Men's bodies are cut in the patterns of crocodile teeth. (Caution: Cutting and blood are shown.)
Northern Leopard Frog
See the northern leopard frog in action jumping and diving. This movie show amazing footage set to fun music. Run time 01:09.
Florida is the only place in the world where you will find both alligators AND crocodiles. This movie teaches you how to tell the difference between a "croc" and a "gator." Run time 01:49.
O mio babbino caro from Puccini's Gianni Schicchi sung by Kiri Te Kanawa
In this live performance on stage, Kiri Te Kanawa sings while accompanied by an orchestra. The Italian is translated in subtext. (2:35)
Shapes and Colors - Brainy Baby
A snippet from the Brainy Baby Shapes and Colors DVD. The live action movie shows squares and colors. (:36)
Mitosis In Action
Observation of the cell division of C. elegans cells from a 1 cell embryonic stage over a 50 minute time course at 20 second intervals. Black and white with music. Grades 5-12. 54 sec.
George Washington, “The father of our nation,” is the subject of this sort video that sets the stage for his serving as general of the army in colonial times. Done as an animation. Too short to provide much value except as an introduction to the topic.
John Adams and the Drafting of the Declaration of Independence
Reenactment of John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and others ask each other questions while writing and editing the Declaration of Independence.
Magic School Bus Shows and Tells
It's the international and Very Important Show-and-Tell Competition, and Arnold and D.A. are representing Ms. Frizzle's class. Arnold brings a webbed hoop, left behind by his great-aunt Arizona Joan, a famous archaeologist, but he has no idea what it is! Using clues from the hoop and from Joan's old journal, the kids make educated guesses about its use. To test their hypotheses, Ms. Frizzle turns the bus into a Supposeatron, a magical device designed to evaluate guesses. Can the kids solve the p
An Interview with President James K. Polk
Reenactment of Chapel Hill, NC visit discusses the War with Mexico, slave states, and studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (Amateur video)