Nixon's achievements in foreign policy and his moderation of the pace of social reform helped win him re-election in 1972. Regular troop withdrawals, a plan for disengagement, and progressing peace negotiations all signaled that the agony of the Vietnam conflict might soon be over. On the home front, Nixon's attempts to rein in federal spending were applauded as moves to curb inflation, while his moderate social policies and conservative Supreme Court appointments assured voters that limits had
Gerald Ford became the first person to reach the White House without being elected president or vice president. In 1973, President Richard Nixon appointed Ford to replace Spiro Agnew, who resigned his position as vice president before pleading no contest to charges of bribery and tax evasion. The following year, the former House minority leader became the 38th U.S. president, succeeding Nixon who faced impeachment proceedings for his involvement in the Watergate scandal((Video is narrated with s
1996 Clinton Re-Election Commercial
Using the phrase "protecting our values" as one of their slogans, the Clinton campaign was able to seize the political mainstream. Clinton’s support of the death penalty and intention to cut welfare were among the traditionally conservative positions heralded in his commercials. (1:00)
Late Show with David Letterman - Sen. Barack Obama
Senator Barack Obama tackles the "lipstick on a pig" controversy and other campaign issues in an appearance on "The Late Show with David Letterman."
Plausible? Journeying Through Space and Time in a Wormhole
Journeying Through Space and Time in a Wormhole - Professor Ian Morison discusses time, one of the most mysterious concepts in our Universe. It is easy to describe how we define its passage and how we can make exceedingly accurate clocks but questions as to what determines the arrow of time and whether time travel is possible can tax the most brilliant minds! (03:43)
The Synesthetic World
Video describes synesthesia, which is the blending or mixing of senses. A synesthete, for example, might see colors when listening to music or taste flavors when hearing a word. Dr. David Eagleman of Baylor College of Medicine explains this strange condition, and four synesthetes explain how they perceive the world. Grades 7-12. 28:57 min.
Jet's Red Bike - Beginning Reader
This video is like a beginning reading book. Simple sentences contain 2-5 words consisting of short vowel words, sight words, and repetitive words. This video focuses on words with short "e" and words with silent "e" at the end. Excellent for shared reading. (1:28)
Somatic Cell Transfer
Shows how a skin cell nucleus is used to make an embryonic stem cell. 3-D color animation with narration. 54 sec.
How to make origami butterfly
A seven minute video on how to make an origami butterfly with good captions. Moves a bit fast for novices.
How to Set Up a Web Camera
In order to set up a Web camera, a person will need a camera, a USB port and the driver disc that comes with the camera. Find out why some drivers must be installed before plugging in a Web cam.
Imaging: Digital Images
Video: Imaging: Digital Images Episode 9 (of a 25-part series) This Nortel LearniT tutorial familiarizes students with Digital Images. Digital Images has changed the photography industry. There are many ways to change the images.
Create videos with Free Photo Story Software
This video gives you step by step instructions on how to use Microsoft Photo Story (free) to quickly create videos from your photographs. Run time 06:18.
Transferring Video Using Windows Movie Maker
This video provides a demonstration of how to transfer video from a Mini-DV camcorder to a computer using Windows Movie Maker. (5:08)
Numbers in German
Learn to count from one to twenty in german by watching this video. You will hear the number in German and see the German word on the screen and then the word in English will appear on the screen. This is great for beginning language learners.
Learn Latin - Nature
In this video, you will learn the latin words that describe different parts of nature and the natural world. While the words are being pronounced clearly in latin, you see the words in english and latin on the screen along with a picture to represent the word.
The Qing Dynasty, Part 2
This student-created video features information about the Qing Dynasty (which is not to be confused with the Qin Dynasty and is suitable for older middle school or high school students. "The Qing Dynasty (Chinese: 清朝; pinyin: Qīng cháo; Wade-Giles: Ch'ing ch'ao; Manchu: Daicing gurun; Mongolian: Манж Чин Улс), also known as the Manchu Dynasty, followed the Ming Dynasty in Chinese history, and was the last ruling dynasty of China, ruling from 1644 to 1912" (Qing Dynasty, Wikipedi
Tips on Applying for A Job
This video offers tips on how one should apply for jobs.
Listening Skill Tips
Tips for parents on how to effectively listen to your children.
Using aperture to create a blurred or sharp photo background
This video shows how to change a photo by changing the aperture and lens. You may want to blur part of the picture to highlight what is important. (3:56)
Beluga Whales | Fact and Opinion
First, the narrator reads a non-fiction passage about Beluga whales. Then, the narrator pulls sentences from the story and asks if the sentences are fact or opinion. The narrator asks two general comprehension questions. The image is a still image only. Great for improving listening skills. (03:33)