The Inca Codes, Rise and Fall of an Empire. Pt 4/4
By 1532 the Incan civiliation was at its height and was the largest power in the Americas. This documentary is suitable for high school students.
Basics of Ratios (sv)
How ratios work.This video by Duane Habecker is part of the video collection at NextVista.org (http://nextvista.org), a proud partner of Curriki.
In this video they are showing ratios, how to write them as a fraction (reduce if possible), comparing ratios using LCD, comparing decimal ratios, and comparing fraction to decimal. A few examples are done to complete this video. Video is good quality and good for all students as a review or initial learning of the topic.
Engineering an Empire - Egypt - Part 10 of 10
Last part of the documentary that profiles the engineering feats of the Egyptians 5000 years ago. This last part gives details of the Pharaoh's private life and also of his power at war.
A History Of Scotland - Episode 5 - Project Britain (3/6)
The last in the series. Mary Queen of Scots and James VI. A well-photographed history of Scotland that is explored through commentary and re-enactments. This BBC documentary is suitable for middle school and high school students.
The Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (1963) of the Cold War lead to the launching of several satellites to detect nuclear energy blasts. Satellites did detect blasts, not from the earth or our moon as expected, but from random places all over the sky. This segment from Swift: Eyes through Time covers the accidental discovery of gamma-ray bursts and the 30-plus years quest to understand them. Closed captioning included.
Cause of short gamma-ray bursts
This three minute video explains some of the interesting facts about gamma-rays and it also has a written script that helps students follow this fast moving video. Good graphics. Video is on bottom of page.
For students who have a good background in this area.
The Electromagnetic Spectrum
Video discusses the electromagnetic spectrum. It starts with the various wave lengths and where visible light is found. Visible light is represented by only 1 inch on an electromagnetic scale of over 2,000 miles.
Electromagnetic Spectrum Song
Song by Emerson and Wong Yann. Song is about the electromagnetic spectrum and the different wave lengths. Shows which waves are the longest and the shortest. Song is okay but the information they give is good. (04:17)
1942 Battle of Midway Part 1 of 6
First part of a BBC documentary on the Battle of Midway in World War II, including original footage from 1942. Modern color footage and recreations.
Joe & the Pumpkin Patch
Books is written by Rich and Sal Cundy. Book is about a little boy, Joe, and his adventures with his two dos on Halloween night. (4:00)
Women in Politics
A three minute video highlighting some of the most important women in American politics. Needs more background to be of more value. Just a selection of sound bites, but good insights.
Adverbs of Frequency
Video discusses adverbs of frequency, what they are, examples of them, when they are used, and gives examples of how and when they are used in sentences. Video also discusses "be" verbs and how adverbs are used with them. Video gives many different examples in an interesting way, by interviewing people and discussing the adverbs they use.
Public Speaking Tips: Know the Audience
The audience for a speech will determine the topic and formality
of the speech. Know and analyze the audience for a speech with tips from a communications specialist in this video. Make sure you have a good sense of your audience-they are important for delivery-what is the situation like? Present yourself as your audience expects. (1:29)
Public Speaking Tips: Great Speech Demonstration
Great speakers learn from other public speakers. Learn about
giving great public speeches with a demonstration from a communications specialist in this video.
Ways to help your school decrease school violence.
Five Most Common Back to School Fears
A CBS mini-special, this news broadcast goes over the fears that many students have when going back to school. A parent magazine editor goes over these fears and how to overcome them. Just for primary and elementary. Some interesting ideas such as taking a picture of child with teacher. A four minute video. Good for parents as well as teachers who might not have thought of things such as students fear of getting hungry.
First Day of School for Middle Schoolers
Lots of talking, but not many insights on how to deal with this situation outside of talking, talking, talking.
How to Qualify for a National Merit Scholarship With a PSAT
A standardized test prep instructor explains how to qualify for a National Merit Scholarship using the PSAT. He explains that juniors in high school will need to submit their scores and then submit
their SAT scores as finalists before writing an essay and submitting
grades and a course list.