Prayers for protesters in Yemen
Aug. 12 - Anti-government protests contine in Yemen as soldiers who have defected from the government side guard the demonstrators. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Between The Lions: Library A-Z
Song using the alphabet
Read Across America Kickoff Ceremony, 2010, U.S. Library of Congress
School children wearing red and white striped hats listen to First Lady Michelle Obama read The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss.
Librarian of Congress Dr. James H. Billington is joined by First Lady Michelle Obama, President of the National Education Association (NEA), Dennis Van Roekel and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan for the kickoff of NEA's Read Across America program. (48:00)
Guided Reading: Making it Active
A six minute video that shows two different guided reading sessions, which involve primary
pupils revisiting well known texts, in a resource showing ways that guided reading can be used. Part of a series.
" I Can Count to 100"- A Counting Song
This lively computer-animated video features a chant which will help children practice counting from 1-100. The numbers appear as they are said , and emphasis is placed on each multiple of ten. ( 2:40)
Barnyard Babies Read-Aloud-Counting Song
This cute counting read-aloud is Barnyard Babies...lyrics by Anne Elizabeth Eaves and illustrated by Rozalind Fulcher. This is a cute counting song read-aloud using sweet baby farm animals. Animals include a baby lamb, pig, colt, duck, calf, chick, dog, etc. They count from 1-10. Students will enjoy the cute animals and their sounds as they practice counting. They can even learn correct names for baby animals.
LIFE ON EARTH 1930
"The earth has not always been as we know it today; for countless ages it spun in space, hot and lifeless." This video is a silent news reel with details of science education in the 1930s. The video covers many areas of science, from microbiology to geology. The information is set to music and includes written explanations after many of the video clips. Run time 12:56.
Importance of Science
Science is important to study to better understand the makeup of the world and the role the humans take in the universe. Discover the amazing world of atoms, molecules and matter. (01:30) This is the beginning of a series.
Why Study Earth Science?
A geoscientist stresses the importance of learning earth science. He also explains the changes on our planet through geological time. It is a six-minute video and contains nice photographs and good narration.
Some great paintings and classical music, together
View brief (15-20 second) pairings of great paintings with great classical music: Michelangelo with Mozart, Renoir with Chopin, Gainsborough with Mendelssohn, Raphael with Bach, Da Vinci with Beethoven, Degas with Tchaikovsky, etc. Over 50 such pairings in this video. Good for introducing kids to some of the greatest works of art, both visual and musical. Divided into six parts (which can be watched separately). Suitable for all ages (no nudes or violence in the art, exce
Why Learn a Foreign Language?
Professors from a university's foreign language and literature department explain the benefits of knowing more than one language, including understanding your own language better, being better off in the job market, and just having fun.
No Child is Born a Terrorist
What happens when Palestinian youth are given an alternative to a life of violence and martyrdom? Deep inside the most radicalized refugee camp in the Palestinian Occupied Territories, The Freedom Theatre is an outlet for feelings of anger and frustration, where expressions of violence can transform into expressions of art. Run time 21:27.
A character education type video showing several famous people and how they overcame failure and learning to challenge themselves. Mainly talking heads, but could be useful when used with students who take notes and compare their experiences to those that most closely relate to their own.
Different Religions, Same Fantastic User-Friendly Universe
This short video is of a spokesperson naming the myriad of religions in the world and what they all have in common. A real "eye-opener" and would be an ideal research project for students to compare and contrast these religions.
Australia's New Captial: Canberra (pt. 2)
After selecting the capital, the competition started for who would design it.
History of Boomerangs
Myths and facts about the boomerang. Very short video. Announcer is a bit gruff for students.
William Jennings Bryan's Cross of Gold Speech
By the early 1890s, the Populist Party and figures within the
Democratic and Republican Parties advocated "free silver" (a
silver-standard currency at a high price for silver that would bring
inflation). The Populists represented an alliance of rural interests
and silver mining interests. Free silver advocate William Jennings
Bryan became the Democratic presidential candidate of 1896, delivering
the famous "Cross of Gold" speech denouncing the gold sta
Reasoning Behind Day Light Savings Time
How the new daylight savings dates affect the economy and energy consumption and safety. A quick overview from this one minute video.
Bomb Dropping Sea Worms/Rice Snorkels/Cell Battles
Shows video of deep sea worms and a defensive mechanism that allows the worm to release bioluminescent tissue. Also discusses adaptation of rice to avoid drowning and host cell infections by bacteria. This video could be used on animal adaptations and defenses as well as plant adaptations.
Solving Trigonometric Equations
Shows steps by steps how to salve Trig Equations. THe video uses an instructor and close up video of paper with the equations. Run time 10:05.