Teaching English : How to Write an Essay
When writing an essay, introduce a thesis at the end of the introduction, present an argument using credible information and provide a conclusion that addresses specific points within the thesis. Write a powerful essay that will help open discussion for debate with tips from Michael Walter Mitchell, who has a masters degree in education from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has been teaching English and history at various secondary schools.
Filmmaker: Paul Volniansky
Five Paragraph Essay
This video demonstrates a step by step guide on writing a five paragraph essay. Overall this video is a good introduction to essay writing and would be good to use as a guide for writing essays. The audio throughout this video is not always the highest quality, making it difficult to understand what is being taught at times. At the end, a few tips and tricks for essay writing are presented.
What Does an Architect Use?
So you want to be an architect, Part 4. What does an architect use? This is a great introduction to the tools that an architect uses. Anyone interested in learning about the field of architecture should view this video.
Whole Brain Teaching: Advanced Techniques
Chris Biffle, co-founder of Whole Brain Teaching (WBT), demonstrates several lively WBT techniques with his Introduction to Philosophy students. This is a good example of how to use some the advanced techniques in the classroom.
The Berlin Wall: People's reactions
A video about the history of the Berlin Wall that physically and spiritually separated an entire city and its people for 28 years. There is footage and background music. You can see the workers building the wall and how people reacted. There are statistics showing the amount of people who died trying to cross the wall. The video finishes with images of the demolition of the wall.
How to Paint Roses
Marjorie Harris shares her freehanding method of painting roses. Marjorie uses decorative painting methods and her fine art training to quickly paint roses. After several seconds of silence after her introduction, the artist proceeds to explain her steps. (4;29)
War of The Century - Part 15
This part of the documentary shows the conditions in which the Soviet and German soldiers fought. There is footage, survivors' accounts and former soldiers retelling their most terrible memories. Many German leaders killed himself and some were taken prisoners. Hitler's opinion about the humiliation of being captured is shown. There are statistics of the number of deaths both in battle and in captivity.
Chocolate chip muffins
The video shows how to make chocolate chip muffins step by step. There is an introduction showing the cook shopping for muffins first and then she gets down to work. She lists the ingredients clearly and shows how to prepare them.
The True Story of D-Day - Part 1 of 10
This is the first part of a documentary about the D-Day in WWII when Anglo-American Landings, commences. In this video there is an introduction to the historical event and some reference to statistics. There is footage, reconstructions and accounts of people who were there that day and survived. There is a complete explanation of when and why Operation Overlord was planned. There is reference to the 5 beaches in Normandy and to the German leader Rommel and his role.
This video explains how to calculate the weight of a horse using Archimedes' Principle. Includes a demonstration with digital scales and an overflow apparatus. The forces acting on hot air balloons, cargo and cruise ships is explained by this principle from the ancient Greeks.
Marine architects and engineers use this basic principle to design floating structures - ships, submarines and oil rigs.
Suitable as a learning resource for an introduction to buoyancy and Archimedes in physi
India: Land of the Tiger
This video explores the strange and mysterious world of the tiger. The video is filmed in Central India.
The Judicial Branch
A ten minute video that gives an introduction into the Constitution. They use Pennsylvania as an example and goes through some comments that students have problems understanding such as not having to testify against yourself. This is a good preview of the Judicial Branch for students.
United States of America, Part 1
First part of a very simple (early education) but informative introduction to the United States, a picture and a few words per slide. This part covers the government and some states, regions, and national symbols.
United States of America, Part 2
Second part of a very simple (early education) but informative introduction to the United States, a picture and a few words per slide. This part covers Alaska, Hawaii, extremes, some cities and what they're famous for, and freedom.
Has printable version as well. Good introduction to this subject. Definitions used are easy for students to understand. Shows views of Federalists and Anti-Federalists. Also explains reasons for Federalist Papers and some specifically mentioned.
What is a Differential Equation?
This clip provides an introduction to Differential Equations. Includes an overview of many different types of algebraic equations and how they are alike and different than differential equations. Discusses derivative form, differential, form, and differential operator form, and how to solve differential equations in these forms.
Organic Chemistry: Alkynes Introduction
Here is a brief introduction to alkynes. Video gives a definition of alkynes and what they contain.
Jazz - Excerpts from the Ken Burns Documentary-Introduction
Jazz is a uniquely American form of music. It is a combination of all different types of music and cultures. It is an improvisational art that is forever changing, but deeply rooted in the blues. Ken Burns examined its history, and stars, in a documentary which aired on PBS.
This clip is from the introduction to the program. (8:05)
Also sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss (Part 1)
This tone poem begins with its most familiar part, called "dawn," "sunrise," or just "introduction." It is the theme to Stanley Kubrick's 1968 film "2001: A Space Odyssey." Used ever since to indicate the feeling of something happening on a grand scale, including the television transfer of Mike Teavee in the 2005 film "Charlie And The Chocolate Factory." This performance is by the Staatskapelle Dresden, conducted by Giuseppe Sinopoli Jan., 24, 1998 at the Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Japan.
How Do I Teach 4th Grade Narrative Writing?
When teaching fourth grade narrative writing, use peer conferencing and break down the construction of a story by discussing the introduction, body and conclusion. Teach fourth grade narrative writing with tips from a credentialed teacher. (2:22)