Modernist Portraits-Unit 11
Jazz filled the air and wailed against the night. Caught in the sway,
American prose writers sought out the forbidden - the slang, the
dialects, and the rhythms of the folk and of everyday life. Writers such as Hemingway, Stein, and Fitzgerald forged a new style: one which silhouetted the geometry of language, crisp in its own cleanness.
Migrant Struggle-Unit 12
Americans have often defined themselves through their relationship to
the land. This program traces the social fiction of three key American
voices: John Steinbeck, Carlos Bulosan, and Helena María Viramontes.
Southern Renaissance Unit 13
"My subject in fiction," Flannery O'Connor tells us, "is the action of
grace in the territory held largely by the devil." One might do well to
ask what, if not the devil, haunts the American South in this era
between the wars. This program uncovers the revisioning of Southern
myths during the modernist era by writers William Faulkner and Zora
Ethnic Writers and the Literary Mainstream, 1945-1969-Unit 14
This episode guides the viewer through the works and contexts of ethnic writers from 1945-1965. Starting with the works of Ralph Waldo Ellison, Philip Roth, and N. Scott Momaday, we explore the way writers from the margins took over the center of American culture.
Poetry of Liberation-Unit 15
For many, the 1960s mark the true end of modern America. Whereas the modernists remained serious about the transcendent nature of art, the artists of the 1960s wanted an art that was relevant. They wanted an art that not only spoke about justice, but also helped create it. This program explores the innovations made in American poetry in the 1960s by
Allen Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka, and Adrienne Rich
How to Teach Kids Numbers
Teach kids numbers and number identification by making charts with numbers so kids arent just memorizing number sequences, theyll recognize a number standing alone; get more with tips on teaching kids numbers, in this education video that is presented by an experienced kinder teacher.
Teaching Kids Numbers with Dot Worksheets
Dot worksheets are a great way to teach kids numbers; make dots on a sheet and have the child point and count the dots, and write down the appropriate number, get more numbering tips in this kindergarten education video which is presented by an experience kinder teacher.
Encouraging Discussion Workshop 2
Introduced by Dr. Langer, this program concentrates on discussion and its importance in helping engaged readers go further in the text. The on–screen teachers talk about ways to encourage whole–class and small–group discussion, the importance of asking the right questions to provoke thoughtful discussion, and making the discussion inclusive, including both talkative and reticent students. Their discussion is punctuated by visits to their classrooms, where discussion flourishes.
In this module, mental health professionals observe a patient named Jerry, a classic schizophrenic. Jerry’s case and medication schedule are described, and his disordered speech and behavior are shown. Prominent psychiatrists describe schizophrenia and the prognosis for those diagnosed with this disease; a locked psychiatric ward provides a graphic illustration.
Multiplying by Nine
This teacher-created video shows a strategy for writing the nines times tables. (:51)
Finger Math and the Pythabacus Multiplication Method
This video shows how to solve for the product of two numbers greater than five and less than ten using finger math. Examples are shown of the method for multiplying to single digit factors on your hands and using pythabacus. Students need to know the 2,3,4,and 5 tables by heart to do this.
Energy Flow in Communities
In Session 1, we saw that one characteristic of life was the need for a constant supply of matter and energy. Why is this? What’s the difference between the two? The next two sessions explore these questions. Session 7 focuses on energy and life, while Session 8 focuses on matter and life
Biology: Why Are Some Ideas So Difficult?
Focuses on the need for conceptual understanding and examines the scope of student ideas by exploring the central idea of photosynthesis, that the substance of plants comes mostly from the air. This innovative workshop for teachers explores the reasons why teaching science is so difficult and offers practical advice to help you teach more effectively.
Chemistry: A House With No Foundation
If abstract fundamental ideas are not taught because students are considered too young to comprehend them, how will older students have the foundation of facts they need to build on? This innovative workshop for teachers explores the reasons why teaching science is so difficult and offers practical advice to help you teach more effectively.
An experiment w/probability
A demonstration of an experiment of probability using dice. He discusses the likelyhood of the sequence he would get by rolling the dice. Not a very good visual quality video.
Experimental Probability with Cube
Students learn that probability can be found by conducting an
experiment. For example, given a number cube that has the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 on its faces, students are asked to toss the number cube 6 times and use the results to determine the probability of rolling a given number, such as 4. Note that the theoretical probability of rolling a 4 is 1/6 (1 favorable outcome) / (6 possible outcomes), but the experimental probability may be different from 1/6. For example, if a student
Plants and Seasons
Join several Journey North classrooms as they become engaged in the study of tulip bulbs, and track their growth from fall to spring. In this large experiment students across the Northern Hemisphere track the growth of the same plant
Sunlight and Seasons
Add and Subtract Multiple Integers
This video is a step-by-step lesson about addition and subtraction of multiple integer numbers. The video explains working left to right. The narrator uses humor and it is an easy video to follow. (08:47)