Charley Junior's School Days
'Charley Junior's School Days' is a public information film from the National Archives website about the Butler reforms in education as a result of the 1944 education act. These films were made available to the public to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Central Office of Information (COI) which was established in 1946.
This is an animated documentary about the life of alexander fleming and how he discovered penicillin. The short video only BRIEFLY covers Fleming's life, spending only a moment on the discovery of penicillin, but would be a nice introduction. The narrator speaks rather quickly but I found the animated cartoons to be oddly entertaining. (1:32)
Introduction to Twitter for Educators
This slide show presentation is an introduction to Twitter for educators.
How to Write A Five Paragraph Essay
This slide show on how to write the common 5 paragraph essay has no voice narration. Text instructions are shown for the essay blueprint and explanations on introduction, thesis statement, body paragraphs, supporting details, and conclusion.
IELTS discussion essay writing (part 2 of 5)
Part 2 of 5 in the tutorial of how to write a discussion essay.This video makes an outline and the introduction paragraph. (4:55)
These two MIT Museum speakers hope you’ll walk away from their talk with a good case of augmentation envy – or at least a healthy respect for what technology can do for the human body and soul.
John Hockenberry has used a wheelchair for 30 years, since a car accident left him a paraplegic. He tells us the pub
MUSC Weight Management Center- Focus Program
Focus is a 15-week weight loss program that combines both dietary supplements and a calorie controlled diet. Dietitian Laura Nance of the MUSC Weight Management Center explains more about the program.
Countable and Uncountable Nouns - part 4
Thisfourth and last part of the introduction to Nouns covers the topic of countable and uncountable nouns. Groups are shown of countable and uncountable nouns.
Word Parts-Alpha Wheel -Part 1
Introduction to English words, word parts (prefix, root, suffix) and words beginning with UN and ending with ABLE. The alpha wheel is a circle with letters around it that all words in the English language are built on. Words
Cracking the Maya Code
The ancient Maya civilization of Central America left behind a riddle: an intricate and mysterious hieroglyphic script carved on stone monuments and painted on pottery and bark books. Because the invading Spanish suppressed nearly all knowledge of how the script worked, unlocking its meaning posed one of archaeology's fiercest challenges. Until now. (52:48)
The Pythagorean Theorem, Part 1 of 3
This is an introduction to the Pythagorean Theorem. Mr. Khan, the insgtructor, uses computer software for his demonstration. Although he uses different colors for emphasis, the screen is a little 'busy' so the viewer may want to open the screen to 'full screen' to see all the information more clearly. (10:46)
Pioneers - Schoolhouse Rock (Elbow Room)
A fun School House Rock explanation of the pioneers from the first arrivals in the US (immigrants) and their expansion across to the west and the Pacific Ocean. This is a great introduction to the concepts of immigration and the pioneers. (3:01)
California Gold Rush: An Introduction
A two minute video about the causes and effects of the Gold Rush with insights into the American Dream of striking it rich. A good introduction, but clearly too short for anything else
The People's Party - Late 1800s
This video is accompanied by text."The future looked bright for American farmers during the mid-1800s. But increased competition from farmers in other countries, including Canada, Russia, and Australia, sent American crop prices spiraling downward. By the 1890s, wheat sold for 60 cents a bushel, and the price for a pound of cotton fell below 6 cents.
The quickly expanding railroad industry also played a part in breaking the spirit—and bank account—of the American farmer. Fierce
Growing Up in the Great Depression
Quick overview of the difficulties people encountered during the Great Depression. A man tells his family's story of survival by stealing and moving from place to place. Would be a good introduction to the topic of the Great Depression and a possible essay prompt for students.
Killer Whales versus Grey Whale
A short video on Killer Whales attacking a female Grey Whale and her calf and how both sides you their intelligence. Very worthwhile and a nice introduction into whether the killing of whales should be allowed by mankind.
Black American History
This video gives a brief introduction to black history in America. It has still images with narration.
World War I
The central powers of Germany and Austria-Hungary engage France, Russia and Britan as allies. The results of this alliance is a war that last more that four years. This video is presented in a slide show format - with media from the historic period. Fighting scenes may be too graphic for younger students. (no narration)(vintage film)
Destination: West and Central Africa
This video is a travelogue for West and Central Africa. The video shows many of the sights in those areas.
Did you know? Technology Facts that are Amazing
This is a video with statistics that are a great way to get students thinking about the changing world. A must view for teachers, too. (4:51)