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.
The Election of 1896
This video is accompanied by text. "The depression of the 1890s, and President Cleveland’s unwillingness to use federal resources to assist the unemployed, alienated irate farmers and workers from the Democratic Party. During the 1892 and 1894 elections, Democrats suffered large Congressional seat losses while Republicans and Populists each achieved significant gains.
As the presidential election of 1896 drew closer and political leaders worked to define party platforms, currency standa
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)
An Introduction to Pop Art
This video is a very good introduction to the pop art style as well as a number of great pop artists. The video begins with a narration that introduces some of the leading pop artists of the world. The video continues by showing the works of these artists and talking about what their artwork represents.
Introduction to Bonds
The instructor, in an easy-to-understand, conversational tone, offers an introduction to company bonds. He uses computer software for demonstration.
Standard Error of the Mean
Standard error of the mean is the exact same thing as the standard deviation for the sampling distribution.
What Statistics Is All About
This video introduces descriptive statistics and central tendency. Examples are shown on a black board of the average of central tendency: mean, median and mode.
Statistical Calculation in Microsoft Powerpoint
In this video, six basic statistical calculations are presented in a Microsoft Powerpoint with accompanying narration. The video explores how to find the mean, median, mode, standard deviation, z scores, and p-values. examples are presented of data sets for concentration of product.
This video is designed to provide a basic introduction to gears suitable for grades 4 to 9. Gear rotation, gear ratio, rates of rotation, mechanical advantage and examples of use are included. A second video, " Time, Clocks and Gears" explains how gears are used in mechanical clocks to control the hands on an analog clock.
Pollinators and Pollination
This 4 minute slide show is set to soothing music with labels for each picture. Students must be able to read the labels (not narrated). Bright, colorful pictures depict various pollinators (bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, flies, wind etc). Parts of the flower (stamen and stigma) are briefly addressed at the beginning of the show. This would make a nice introduction to pollination even at the lower grade levels. Run time -3:56.
Sociology: What is Ethnocentrism?
This is a short video (01:22) about our propensity to judge others by the standard of one's own culture. The video gives an example using an Southeastern Asian standard.
Demography is the study of the characteristics of the human population, such as age, race, and gender. Political scientists use demography to identify and study specific target groups to determine who shows up at the polls versus who does not. In addition, these demographic groups enable political scientists to study voting trends, or what causes people to vote a particular way. Their studies not only yield statistics that can be used to forecast voter turnout in subsequent elections, but they a
Creating the Constitution
A very general video, check sound quality, that deals with some of the major concerns facing the Founding Fathers. Perhaps best used as a general introduction.