Don't Fear the Essay
Reminder of the challenges of writing. Song with video from Saturday Night Live. Would make a good introduction to writing at the beginning of the school year. Grades 5-12. 2:29 min.
An Introduction to Humanism
This video is from a lecture in Canada in 2008. It is a brief introduction to Humanism (a non believer, man centered person) and its varied aspects, including Athiesm, Freethought, Agnosticism, Transhumanism, and Skepticism. Humanists believe that they can be good without God. Recorded in left audio channel only. (7:57)
Introduction to Sikhism
Animated Introduction to Core Sikh beliefs. The music is taken from a track produced by the late Singh Kaur and Amar Singh. Singh Kaur was a talented vocal artist and Caucasian western convert to Sikhism. Her music has been compared to that of the the celtic sounds of enya. Sadly Singh Kaur passed away a few years ago (may waheguru bless her soul in eternal bliss).
July 4, 1776: U.S. Declares Independence
This day in history explains what happened on the Fourth of July in America. Very short video that briefly talks about the more interesting historical events that occured on the Fourth. Best used as an introduction to this day in history type assignments or as a timeline assignments
Me gusta and verb phrases
Learn how to use gustar along with an infinitive verb to talk about likes and dislikes. This video would be a great introduction to memorize how to use gustar as opposed to understanding the nuances between gustar and "to like" in English. Run time 03:25.
Personal (Subject) Pronouns
A great introduction to one of the most basic Spanish grammar lessons. Learn what these pronouns are in Spanish along with their English equivalents. This information is critical before students can learn how to work with verbs in Spanish.
This video clip provides an introduction to verbs. Live action and photos are used to show verb actions. Sentences are presented on the screen with the verbs highlighted. Professional quality. (1:01)
Lesson 3b - Prepositions - English Grammar
This is part 2 of a lesson on prepositions of location and direction. The list of prepositions is long, so this is meant to be a review and not an introduction. Level: high beginner - intermediate. Words and sentences are on the screen. (Upper elementary or ESL student)
Lesson 3c - Prepositions - English Grammar
This is part 3 of a lesson on prepositions of location and direction. The list of prepositions is long, so this is meant to be a review and not an introduction. For upper elementary and ESL students.
Introduction to Order of Operations
This video starts off with a black screen because the narrator uses it as a 'chalkboard'. In an easy, conversational tone, the instructor offers an introduction to the order of operations.
How To Use a Wiki
A simple explanation of how wikis work, using the example of a camping trip. Would be a good introduction before the class begins using a wiki for the first time. Suitable for all grade levels. 3:51 min.
DaVinci Remote Controlled Armored Car
Teacher discusses with students the origin of the DaVinci remote control car, the construction, and the programming involved. Would make a good introduction to a project on remote control cars. 5:09 min.
The Dangers of Plastic Bags
Learn about the dangers of plastic bags and what you can do to reduce this danger. This video is set to fast tempo music with many facts, statistics, and pictures. Run time 06:18.
A short video clip of an anatomy model in the proper anatomical position. Starts as a skeletal view and then overlays with muscle. This video could be a nice introduction to a lesson on the skeletal or muscular system and how the two systems work together for movement and support. No sound. Run time 0:59.
Animaniacs Sing About Presidents and Their Accomplishments.T
A fast paced that goes over the names and major accomplishments of the presidents. Moves too rapidly to be of value for most classes, but could be entertaining (3:19).
What is Psychology Part I of 2
An introduction to psychology by a professor. This part of the video talks about the history of the definition of psychology, how psychology overlaps with other social sciences, how it fits with science, and the types of psychology. (Video shows slides with key words and narration.)
How To Read A Guitar Diagram
Bryan Billhimer, guitar player for Blessid Union of Souls, crudely demonstrates live how to read a guitar diagram by using paper and a pen. He shows and explains what each vertical and horizontal line represents. The information is a simple introduction to reading a guitar diagram. It does not explain what the "dots" on a guitar diagram represent but those represent where you place your fingers on the neck of the guitar.
Quick Overview of Derivatives
This clip provides an introduction to derivative formulas in Calculus. Covers the definition of derivatives, the power rule, product rule, quotient rule, e to the x, and derivative of the natural log of x.
Calculus: Newton's Method
This is a clip from a larger one. In the clip, the instructor gives a brief introduction of Newton's method. The instructor uses a paper and marker while his image appears in the right corner.
Andrew Jackson's First Term
This two minute video is about his President Jackson's first term. It trace the life of Andrew Jackson, from a young boy orphaned at 14, to plantation owner to military hero to president of the United States. You'll discover how Jackson redefined the role of the American president and American politics were redefined through his aggressive use of executive power. Very good introduction.