Colors of the Rainbow through Sign Language
Watch a fun short song that illustrates how to say the colors of the rainbow through sign language. If you are going to show it to children I suggest hitting the automatic replay button and showing it a couple of times. But, it is an upbeat song that clearly shows how to sign each color. Run time 0:30.
The Alphabet Song for Sign Language
This is a cute song that teaches the ABC's for Sign Language. Through music you can learn how to sign. Each letter is shown next to a hand modeling how to sign it. It is very clear, slow placed, and well presented. Run time 02:29.
A New Day Song - Signing Time
This song shows babies taking walks in their strollers. The sign for tree is taught and shown by children.
Watch how mother chameleons lay their eggs and then how these eggs have to fend for themselves in this movie. This movie shows the Africa's flapneck chameleons in action. Contrary to popular belief, chameleons do not change skin color as camouflage. Instead, their skin responds to temperature, light, and movement. The video is also an example of animal instinct (as the babies emerge from their eggs and eat their first meal.) Run time 02:33.
African Chameleon Preying on Insects
This very short video (27 seconds) show the African chameleon preying on insects and eating them with its long tongue. There are no sounds except the faint, distant sounds of nature.
Learning from the Gecko's Tail
Biologist Robert Full studies the amazing gecko, with its supersticky feet and tenacious climbing skill. But high-speed footage reveals that the gecko's tail harbors perhaps the most surprising talents of all. Run time 11:51.
National Geographic-Frilled Lizards
In this video, students will watch a frilled lizard running with its frill fully opened. This is used as a defense to scare away predators! This lizard lives in Northern Australia. Students will enjoy watching this odd spectacle as the lizard runs in full frill. This is a great teaching resource for elementary/middle school students and would work in conjunction with a thematic unit and/or science lesson on reptiles, habitats, and/or continents. It also serves well for building background knowle
National Geographic-Monitor Lizards
In this video, students will learn facts about monitor lizards. Male lizards fight over a female. The male lizards begin a wrestling match to see who will win the female. This is a great teaching resource for elementary/middle school students. It would work well in conjunction with a science lesson/unit on reptiles and/or animal behaviors. This video is a useful resource to help build background knowledge (1:07).
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.
Beluga Whales: Sea Ghosts
Jean-Michel Cousteau is accompanied by his son Fabien and daughter Celine on an Arctic expedition to investigate why some groups of beluga whales are thriving while others are not. This is a professionally made video by PBS. (50:52)
Dolphins use teamwork to herd schools of fish together for easy eating. Watch these dolphins cooperate to earn a fishy feast. Run time 02:17.
Learn about Buddhism: A Brief Introduction
This two minute video is an overview of Buddhism and the many steps needed to reach nirvana or a state of unworldy desires. This peace is reached through gaining wisdom spirtually and physically through both the 4 Noble Truths, and the 8-Fold Paths. As many as 3 million people in this world are Buddhist.
¿Cómo Eres? – Describing Your Personality (part 2)
This video is a great way of explaining the masculine and feminine differences in adjectives in Spanish. Students will learn the difference between English and Spanish with regards to gender. The video is in lecture format with an instructor standing in front of a black screen. Examples are written on the screen throughout the lesson. Run time 06:46.
Separate but Not Equal
This is a great video that focuses on the Brown Vs. Board of Education case during the Civil Rights Movement. The video highlights the problem leading to the case, the trial, and the role of Thurgood Marshall during the case and in U.S. history.
Confrontations with Native Americans
An excellent video that shows how the Native Americans were squeezed from their lands and forced to fight, flee, or be placed on reservations. Start of Bureau of Indian Affairs explained and how it resulted in moving Natives. Fort Laramie Treaty explained as well. A map of the area would be good for the students to have so students could track the movements.
Comparing Integers Using a Number Line(sv)
Watch this video to better understand where numbers fall on the number line.This video by Duane Habecker is part of the video collection at NextVista.org (http://nextvista.org), a proud partner of Curriki.
Mrs. D's Multiplication Rap Remix
This music video is a rap song to help you remember your multiplication facts. The lyrics are printed on the screen while the music plays. The song deals with your 0, 1, 2, and 3 fact family. Run time 02:45.
The Multiplying Multiplication Song !!!
This cute, musical video sings about multiplying 1-5. The multiplication problem is shown with counters. It talks about reversing numbers and getting the same product and shows that multiplication is another way to add (Running Time 3:00).
Illustrated Rhyming Song Book - HeidiSongs.com
This catchy tune from HeidiSongs.com uses a rhyming book to highlight pairs of rhyming words. The book is a "lift the flap" book and the rhymes are shown by flipping the pages. The beginning and ending of the song describes how to recognize rhyming words. (1:32)
The Rhyme Time Song - Hooked on Phonics
This catchy song tells all about rhyming words. It explains how to know if two words rhyme ("listen to the ending") and presents photos of many pairs of rhyming words. (1:50)