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)
You may have seen pandas in the zoo. They are one of the most popular animals in captivity, and are often put in zoos to protect them from poachers and habitat destruction . This professional video footage and narration from National Geographic shows these animals in their natural habitat, the remote forests of Central China. These giant pandas really know how to enjoy a meal and can eat for 14 hours a day. The video also shows a mother panda and her cub. Run time 02:31.
Write Diamante Poems
This interactive tool helps students learn about and write diamante poems. These diamond-shaped poems use nouns, adjectives, and gerunds to describe either one central topic or two opposing topics (for example, night/day or winter/spring). Examples of both kinds of diamante poems are available on line or can be printed out.
Diamante poems follow a specific format that uses nouns on the first and last lines, adjectives on the second and fourth lines, and gerunds in the third and fifth l
Introduction to Colonialism in Africa
An introduction to the colonization of Africa by European imperial powers such as France and Great Britain. It talks about how imperialism in Africa started and how it has created a dependence situation and instability.
The Changing World of Charles Dickens - clip only
This brief overview of the age of Dickens provides a good introduction to Dickens' Oliver Twist, in which he attempts to expose the inhumanity and injustices he saw around him. Drawings and paintings with narration, and interspersed reenactment. (1:29 min.)
The Basics-Lighting 101
A very basic introduction to Theater lighting in the simplest terms possible. This video was put together by a high school Drama Class, and gives the viewer the basics. (5:09)
(2/12)Battlefield: The Battle for Russia
This fast paced episode of "Battlefield" chronicles the titanic war in the east, that eventually decided World War II in Europe. Despite numerous warnings from the Communist spy networks: the Lucy Spy-Ring the Red Orchestra Richard Sorge, and pleadings from Churchill and FDR, through ultra decrypts, Stalin discounted all invasion warnings. Stalin felt that all these alarming reports was actually an attempt to divide agreements between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, by the British and America
Base Ten Blocks - Exploring Whole Decimal Numbers - Virtual Manipulative
This program is pretty easy and intuitive to use. As you can see from the panel below, the colored blocks on the left are the manipulatives which can be clicked on to magically make new blocks. These blocks can then be dragged into the working area. There is no limit as to how many blocks you can make and move around. The three blocks used by this program are the standard blocks used in the physical version of the base 10 blocks.
(There are more instructions underneath the manipulative.)
An introduction to ancient theatre. Part of an online history of theatre class at Columbia Gorge Community College. (4:40)
Elizabethan Drama and The Globe
A Brief Introduction to Elizabethan Drama and to Shakespeare's Globe Theatre to be used in my British Literature classes. (4:23)
An introduction to renaissance theatre. Part of an online history of theatre class at Columbia Gorge Community College. English Captions. (4:06)
Goosey Goosey Gander
A song and colorful cartoon animation of the well known nursery rhyme. Before the song begins there is a brief introduction saying "this is a song about an old man who wouldn't say his prayers." NOTE: The gander throws the old man down the stairs. The lyrics can be read on the slides. (:52)
How to Write an Introduction for an Essay
How to Write an Introduction for an Essay. Part of the series: How to Write an Essay. Learn how to write an introduction for an essay in this free video on writing essays.
How to Write an Introduction Paragraph for Your Essay
This is an essay introduction formula for academic writing using the three-part funnel approach: grab attention, bridge to thesis, present thesis. Presented by Michelle Bowman of the Effective Writing Center, University of Maryland University College.
How to Write an Introduction for an Essay
Learn how to write an introduction for an essay in this clip. A writing instructor gives tips on how to write the introduction of an essay.
Writing Good Essays, Part 5
This is the fifth installment of this video lecture series about writing good essays. In this segment, Mr. Page discusses the introduction and the body. At approximately 3:14, the lecturer shows how information is organized in an essay. The lecturer appears on the right side while images and information appears on the left. (05:55) The sound quality could be better.