History of Memorial Day
This 3:37 video goes through the wars that America has been involved in as the history of Memorial Day is reviewed. This is a good video to show prior to the holiday and to develop an appreciation for what the day stands for. Best used with a handout on the wars and the numbers involved.
John Denver's Plant a Tree for Tomorrow Song
John Denver's 2 minute public service announcement for the National Arbor Day Foundation, featuring the song "Plant a Tree" Photos capture the beauty and wonder of trees and the togetherness shared around and within them.
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
This video clip highlights the key moments and accomplishments in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, and the popular movement that led to congressional legislation establishing a national King Holiday. Music by Stevie Wonder and other artists singing tribute to MLK
Jewish Holidays - Yom Kippur
This video provides a good description of the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur and it's traditions. It is done in the format of a slide show, and has enjoyable music in the background.
Greek Orthodox Easter
Easter is the most sacred and celebrated of all of the Greek holidays. It is the most important holiday in the greek orthodox church. In this video clip learn about the traditions Greeks observe during this holy week .
The Colors of a River: Pollution and the Upper Mississippi
Friends of the Mississippi River hosted a presentation on Monday, January 29th, 2009 at Augsburg College in Minneapolis: The Colors of a River: Pollution on the Upper Mississippi.
What was the Mississippi River like when only American Indians and early explorers paddled its waters? When did we first begin polluting the Mississippi and how? How bad did it get before anyone did something about it?
Historian and author Dr. John O. Anfinson of the
George Bush Sr.
On the Republican side, George Herbert Walker Bush, Ronald Reagan's vice president, easily became the nominee and selected Dan Quayle, former senator from Indiana, as his running mate. Bush, the son of a former Connecticut senator, attended an elite private school and later graduated from Yale. He served in World War II and then worked in the oil business in Texas. He began his public service as a Texas congressman and eventually served as envoy to China, ambassador to the U.N., and head of the
Richard M. Nixon Funeral
Footage from President Nixon's funeral in Yorba Linda, CA. Rare footage of each of the former US Presidents Ford, Reagan, Bush, and Carter, attended the service with President Carter speaking. Henry Kissinger, Billy Graham, Bob Dole also spoke at the service.
One prominent figure in this effort was William Jefferson Clinton, four-term governor of Arkansas. Clinton, who graduated from Georgetown University, studied at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, and earned his law degree at Yale, entered the primary race for the Democratic nomination for president. Although he encountered accusations of extramarital affairs and avoiding service in the Vietnam War, Clinton won the nomination. To complete the ticket, he chose Tennessee Senator and Vietnam Veteran Al Gor
How to Make Sidewalk Chalk
The video gives step by step directions on how to make sidewalk chalk using plaster of paris, water, and powdered tempera paint. The instructor also explains the science behind the craft. Most kids think of solids turning to liquids and liquids to solids because of a temperature change. In this experiment, a chemical reaction causes the mixture to change from a liquid to a solid. As the chemical reaction occurs it also gives off heat which is called an exothermic reaction. This instructor
Elementary Education : How to Teach Spelling to Children With Dyslexia
When teaching a child with dyslexia to spell, it's important to understand that these children view words differently from others. Learn about breaking down words into components to help teach spelling with help from a state-certified teacher in this video on teaching spelling to dyslexic children. (01:32)
Expert: Ileana Padilla-Boyd
Bio: Ileana Padilla-Boyd is the director of Bright Starts, an education service in south Florida.
FDR Inaugurated! 1st Sound Pics of an Inauguration 1933/3/5
Airplane takes off with film of FDR Inauguration, lands in New York City, views of the inaugural parade. "The First Sound Pictures Ever Shown of a Presidential Inauguration. The Brilliant Ceremonies marking The Induction of Franklin D. Roosevelt as the 32nd President of the United States. Striking close-up views of President-elect Roosevelt's arrival at the White House to take President Hoover to the Capitol for the Inaugural ceremony, and the historic ride of the celebrated pair down Pennsylvan
Rules and Contingencies
The Constitution sets up rules for presidential election, succession, impeachment, compensation, and terms of service. The Constitution allows for two ways that a person can become president—by election or through succession. Being elected is the more common of the two. To be elected, a person must receive a majority of electoral votes in the Electoral College. The House of Representatives selects the president if none of the candidates receives a majority of the electoral votes (Video is narr
Judaism Service: Sabbath Ceremony
This video shows Judaism service. You can see B'Nai Horin: Children of Freedom (Sabbath Ceremony in Los Angeles). You can see a Rabbi and the group of people attending the service, singing, dancing and praying.
History of Labor Day
This videos explains the origins of Labor Day, the American holiday which served to honor its workers. Learn how Americas unions came together to take the day off from work and march to celebrate the accomplishments of the working men and women in the United States and Canada. Should be shown every Labor Day as well as a unit of study on the impact of unions in history.
How to Make Fizzy Bath Bombs
This video gives you step by step directions for making bath bombs using baking soil, oil, and citric acid. The instructor also gives the science explanation behind the craft. You are actually mixing an acid and a base and making a paste ball. They will not actually react with each other until they are dropped in a solution (like water in the bathtub.) This instructor is making a "holiday gift" but the experiement could be used any time of the year. Run time 05:50.
How to Make a Christmas Card Wreath
Christmas card wreath is a great way to display holiday greeting cards, and it is made by gluing overlapping cards into a circle and adorning it with a ribbon bow and trinkets. (2:07)
How to Make a Bagel Christmas Ornament
This video demonstrates how to create an ornament out of a bagel. In the demonstration she show how to dip a bagel in varnish, allow it to dry and then adorn it with holiday ribbon and a sprig of holly.
Naming Animals - Hooked on Phonics
In this cartoon video, a rabbit is dressed as a mail carrier. On his mail route, he encounters a variety animals. He names the animal and the animals makes its sound and displays typical characteristics. (2:45)
Mapping and Initial Encounters-Unit 2
Columbus’s arrival launched an era of initial encounters between
Europeans, Native Americans, and Africans that continued for nearly 300 years. This unit examines how these contacts began the phenomenon now known as the Columbian Exchange, profoundly altering the way of life of peoples around the globe. (This unit includes a facilitator guide, video, and online text chapter.)