Diverse Colonial Communities
How the people in the colonies lived and the differences between them. Education and Class are the main elements in this three minute video. Should be interesting for students and puts a face on this time period for students and help them develop an appreciation for what they have today as well as the struggle in the Colonial Days. (2:35)
How Religious Were the Founding Fathers?
Gordon Brown gives a lecture about this topic. A good insight into the part religion played in the early part of America as the people were religious and how various groups grew. However, some major leaders were not religious. Well worth watching.
Pocahontas and Squanto
The beginning narrative could require an explanation by the teacher. The 11 minute video deals with the origins of Thanksgiving and explore the facts behind two of America's most treasured Native American characters: Pocahontas and Squanto.Lots of interesting facts, but are they true? This video may bring up some interesting questions from what is believed and what is true. Worthwhile.
Salem Witch Trials
This video provides a brief history of the Salem Witch Trials as told by a Puritan character, Dorcus Good, the youngest prisoner of the Salem Witch Trials. Dorcus retells the story of her experiences in this video leading up to and after her imprisonment. (4:28)
American Revolutionary War
This is a classroom lesson with lots of visuals. It asks questions and later answers them. Might be of value as an after test for students.
Salem Witch Trials
A brief chalkboard video telling what might have really caused a group of young women to become feverish and delusional?
How to Build a Catapult
Building a catapult is simple, using a block of wood as a base, a plastic spoon as the arm, two push pins and a rubber band as the torsion energy. Assemble a simple catapult, using mini marshmallows as ammunition, with a demonstration from a science teacher in this video. Run time 01:20.
Building Simple Machines: A Glass of Milk, Please
Imagine the most complicated process you could go through to simply pour a glass of milk. Then multiply that by 10. The image in your mind is probably approaching the level of complexity the ZOOM cast members achieved with their milk-pouring machine. Watch as they demonstrate all 34 steps in this video segment adapted from ZOOM. Run time 05:05.
11.952 Gaoming Studio - China (MIT)
The studio will focus on the district of Gaoming, located in the northwest of the Pearl River Delta (PRD) - the fastest growing and most productive region of China. The District has recently completed a planning effort in which several design institutes and a Hong Kong planning firm prepared ideas for a new central area near the river. The class will complement these efforts by focusing on planning and design options on the waterfront of the proposed new district and ways of integrating water/hy
Palestinian police disperse Hebron Hamas supporters
Hamas supporters in Hebron protesting Israeli air strikes against militants are dispersed by Palestinian security forces, who said their night demonstration was illegal. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including busi
Rainwater Harvesting with Brad Lancaster
Popular speaker, author and educator Brad Lancaster delivers some basic rainwater harvesting concepts with humor and clarity.
William Kamkwamba: How I Harnessed the Wind
At age 14, in poverty and famine, a Malawian boy built a windmill to power his family's home. Now at 22, William Kamkwamba, who speaks at TED, here, for the second time, shares in his own words the moving tale of invention that changed his life.
William Kamkwamba, from Malawi, is a born inventor. When he was 14, he built an electricity-producing windmill from spare parts and scrap, working from rough plans he found in a library book called Using Energy and modifying them to
" Fern Protects the Environment"- An Animated Storybook
Fern the Fox demonstrates many ways to be environmentally friendly is this computer-animated storybook. Examples shown include turning off lights to save energy, shortening showers to conserve water, taking bottles to a recycling center, avoiding use of plastic shopping bags, and making a compost. The words of the story appear on each page and are highlighted as they are read. ( 1:51)
Solar Panels Compared
This three minute video reviews how solar panels work. It includes a visit to the America's largest solar factory to see how they're made. It also explains what to look for in terms of how long they last and the warranty. This is an excellent overview.
How to Reclaim Rain Water
This 6:20 tutorial shows how to reclaim rain water to re-use at home. It is mainly a member of Tree People talking about the importance of saving rain water.
How to Choose Eco-Friendly Green Bathroom Products
This 3:23 video shows how to select more environmentally friendly bathroom products with some simple changes. The video does contain some terms that may require additional study. The dirty dozen is very important for students to understand. This would make a good video to share with parents as well as students.
Air- State of the Earth
On certain days, 25 percent of Los Angeles smog is from Asia, which travels over the Pacific in huge brown clouds at the rate of 6,000 miles in 3 days! This movie discusses how air pollution is a global problem. Run time 05:07.
Breath of Life: Lower Air Pollution Extends Life Expectancy
A 2009 study finds Americans' life expectancy increased by 2.7 years since the late 1970s, with 5 months of that attributable to decreases in air pollution from cars and factories. Run time 02:10
“The Portland Effect” – Take a Bike to Work
Portland, Oregon invests in public bike trails and bike racks to encourage commuting by bicycle -- a model being followed by several major cities to lower air pollution and allow residents to save on gas. Run time 02:11.
Air Pollution's Effect on Health
Air Pollution Risks - Find out how air pollution can impact our bodies, our health and most importantly, our lungs. Run time 01:22.