What Happens When an Oil Spill Occurs?
This interactive activity from McDougal Littell/TERC visualizes the effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, factors that influence oil spill behavior and impact, and techniques used to contain and clean up oil spills at sea.
If The Walls Could Talk
A fast paced rock music video that pokes fun at the politicians of Washington D.C. "If The Walls Could Talk" on Capitol Hill, what would they say about political intrigue and the wheeling and dealing that goes on behind closed doors. Fun m www.cuttingedge-band.com
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Protests amid peace talks in Syria
June 20 - Protests gather pace across Syria as demonstrators reject reform plans by President Bashar al-Assad. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Coping with the ashes in Argentina
June 20 - Residents of ash covered towns in Argentina, learn to cope with volcanic debris as they begin the clean up. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
"Principles of Computer System Design: An Introduction, Spring 2009"
" Principles of Computer System Design: An Introduction is published in two parts. Part I, containing chapters 1-6, is a traditional printed textbook published by Morgan Kaufman, an imprint of Elsevier. Part II, containing chapters 7-11, is available here as an open educational resource. This textbook, an introduction to the principles and abstractions used in the design of computer systems, is an outgrowth of notes written for 6.033 Computer System Engineering over a period of 40-plus years. In
St. Francis of Assisi Feast Day
Catholics around the world will commemorate St. Francis of Assisis feast day October 4th. St. Francis who founded the Franciscan Order, is the patron saint for animals, the environment and Italy. Video gives the history of St. Francis of Assisi, such as where he was born, his early life, the order that was named after him, and his death. Short video, but full of information.
Historia de la Arquitectura I
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Learn about the Russian Empire
Brief History Of Russian Empire - Learn with this short video about the Russian Empire, and its history, including its geographic extent and rulers Peter the Great, and Catherine the Great. This video is coutesy of the History Channel. (01:21)
Read Across America Kickoff Ceremony, 2010, U.S. Library of Congress
School children wearing red and white striped hats listen to First Lady Michelle Obama read The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss.
Librarian of Congress Dr. James H. Billington is joined by First Lady Michelle Obama, President of the National Education Association (NEA), Dennis Van Roekel and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan for the kickoff of NEA's Read Across America program. (48:00)
Guided Reading: Making it Active
A six minute video that shows two different guided reading sessions, which involve primary
pupils revisiting well known texts, in a resource showing ways that guided reading can be used. Part of a series.
The Busy World of Richard Scarry-The Best Counting Video Ever-Part 1 of 3
In part one of this classic Richard Scarry video students will learn to count. Lily the Rabbit spends her day finding objects to count. In part one she finds 1 bunny, 2 hands, 2 feet, 2 long ears, 3 friends on 3 tricycles, 4 cows, 5 frogs, 6 scarecrows and 6 hats, 7 mice in airplanes, and 8 watermelons. Content is appropriate for young learners. This is part 1 of 3. (7:47)
" I Can Count to 100"- A Counting Song
This lively computer-animated video features a chant which will help children practice counting from 1-100. The numbers appear as they are said , and emphasis is placed on each multiple of ten. ( 2:40)
Importance of Science
Science is important to study to better understand the makeup of the world and the role the humans take in the universe. Discover the amazing world of atoms, molecules and matter. (01:30) This is the beginning of a series.
Why Study Earth Science?
A geoscientist stresses the importance of learning earth science. He also explains the changes on our planet through geological time. It is a six-minute video and contains nice photographs and good narration.
Some great paintings and classical music, together
View brief (15-20 second) pairings of great paintings with great classical music: Michelangelo with Mozart, Renoir with Chopin, Gainsborough with Mendelssohn, Raphael with Bach, Da Vinci with Beethoven, Degas with Tchaikovsky, etc. Over 50 such pairings in this video. Good for introducing kids to some of the greatest works of art, both visual and musical. Divided into six parts (which can be watched separately). Suitable for all ages (no nudes or violence in the art, exce
Why Learn a Foreign Language?
Professors from a university's foreign language and literature department explain the benefits of knowing more than one language, including understanding your own language better, being better off in the job market, and just having fun.
Different Religions, Same Fantastic User-Friendly Universe
This short video is of a spokesperson naming the myriad of religions in the world and what they all have in common. A real "eye-opener" and would be an ideal research project for students to compare and contrast these religions.