The History of Poland (in 10 minutes)
Slide show with some text and background music. It is a very informative slide show that traces Polish history from 966 to 2004 when Poland acceded to the EU.
The Magnificent Medici
Lorenzo de Medici becomes a driving force of the Renaissance; monk Savonarola promotes fundamentalist purification of Florence. and other men and events are examined in this 55 minute video. A great introduction into the times and influence of these Jewish leaders. Run time 55:22
Short biography on Christopher Columbus
This is a video tell the life of Christopher Columbus and how he came to find the Americas.
What is the 14th Amendment
The history of civil rights, and controversial cases in law history and historical events leading to the 14th amendment.
Barney Sings "Apples and Banonos"
This Barney video teaches young learners about the vowels. There is no animation just pictures of apples and bananas. This is a good resource to review vowel sounds in the early childhood classroom. (1:49)
Let's Be Green when We Clean
This three minute musical video shows students how to conserve water, paper towels and recycle scraps while cleaning up the art room. Easy to follow with catchy music
Formative Assessment: Benefits and Strategies for Using
This video features a teacher defining formative assessment, discussing types of formative assessment, and benefits of formative assessment. In contrast to end of unit tests, etc.,formative assessments are on-going. Exit tickets and individual dry erase boards are explained as methods of formative assessment. Student growth as been proven to increase with use of formative assessment. ( 10:00)
Power Strugles of Acorn Woodpeckers
This movie shows how the communal group of woodpeckers live. Each woodpecker in the group has a job. You see first hand how two birds compete to become lead breeders. Run time 02:14.
Spanish Letters B, V, and C and their Pronounciation
For the most part, Spanish consonants have one flat sound. But of course, like in many languages, there are rules and exceptions. Learn 2 rules on this clip from a larger segment. (01:25)
Geography of the Western Cape of South Africa
A one minute video that shows the major geographical features of South Africa. Too short to provide much insight, but it does who some of the significant land forms.
Deforestation refers to the clearing or cutting down of trees. This video shows images of The Amazon rainforest and there is background music. It refers to the way the forest is being cut down and why we need to stop it. Run time 01:37.
All about the Mexican Red Kneed Spider
This video focuses on the Mexican Red Kneed Spider. It tells about specific characteristics of the spider such as what it eats and how it finds mates. The video also tells about the spiders natural predators. It is narrated by Mark Tansley, who is a Keeper at the London Zoo. Run time 04:40.
How To Communicate Your Strengths in a Job Interview
This video provides suggestions for highlighting strengths in job interviews such as relating strengths to job requirements, giving concrete examples of attributes, and turning negatives into positives.
Create a Green Roof, Cool a City
Inspirational video showing the benefits of creating green roofs, gardens on roof tops. In this video we look at two of New York's most impressive green roofs to find out how they can help cities cool off and clean up. At a state of the art research station on the roof of Silvercup Studios in Queens, Riverwired's Pulse talks to green roof specialist Leslie Hoffman about how a few plants can reduce water pollution, cool an "urban heat island" by 100 degrees, and improve air quality.(4:59)
Uncle Sam - Who Was He?
Uncle Sam is a national icon in the United States, but where did he come from? Was he a real person? This video tells the history of this figure and how it spread from Troy, New York. Good video (Running Time 2:00).
Ulysses S. Grant
Histrical portraits are shown of Ulysses S Grant as "Battle Cry of Freedom" is played in the background.
President Coolidge, 1st Presidential Film (1924)
News coverage of President Coolidge as he speaks outside reading from paper notes.
Video is about Harriet Tubman and how she helped many different slaves obtain freedom. To this day Harriet Tubman is still remembered as "The Moses of her people" for good reason. From 1849 to 1860, in 17 dangerous missions to the Confederate South, she helped more than 300 slaves escape to freedom in the North.
Wright Brothers, Part II
This is an animated biography of the Wright Brothers (Orville and Wilbur) and their first 'controlled' flight from the Discovery Channel Education series. This series is aimed at older elementary school children. Run time 4:32
Galileo used his telescope to gather data about the heavens, and his observations and theories sparked much controversy. Contrary to the popular belief of the time, Galileo suggested that Earth was not the center of the universe. In this video segment adapted from NOVA, the importance of unbiased scientific inquiry is demonstrated by Galileo's observations of sunspots. Closed captioning included. Run time 03:42.