The Five Senses
This student-made, informational video aids children in learning the five senses and locating the body parts associated with the senses. Run time 02:51.
The Power of Touch
Why is touch so important to our physical and emotional well-being? And what happens when it is withheld? This video segment explores the role of touch in the development of young animals, including humans, and looks at the therapies parents are using to enrich the lives and minds of their infants and toddlers. Footage from NOVA: "Mystery of the Senses: Touch." Closed captioning included. Run time 02:57.
The Angle Game - Khan Academy Video uses an electronic black board with different-colored pens. Using what we know about angles students need to figure out the measurement of the other angles in the figure that is drawn. Video should be paused then restarted for solution. Narrator mentions that this is good practice for SAT’s. This could also be a challenge for high level middle school students. Good quality video. Good for middle elementary and middle
Video uses an electronic black board with different-colored pens. Using what we know about angles students need to figure out the measurement of the other angles in the figure that is drawn. Video should be paused then restarted for solution. Narrator mentions that this is good practice for SAT’s. This could also be a challenge for high level middle school students. Good quality video. Good for middle elementary and middle
Video Documentary- In Papua, New Guinea, a group of initiates is about to enter the final stage of a long and arduous ritual. This is a male ritual that leads to manhood. Men's bodies are cut in the patterns of crocodile teeth. (Caution: Cutting and blood are shown.)
Introduction to Renaissance Art, Part I
This is a video slideshow of music and images of Renaissance paintings. Famous artists are listed as well as some information about Renaissance paintings and philosophies. (2:42)
The Po river
This video has footage of the river Po. A speaker talks about the benefits of it's fertile banks and shows how the towns, fields and factories are effected by flooding.
Travel Scenes of Germany
This is short video clip of trip to Germany. Shown are some castles, and the southern area along with some facts about Germany. (Amateur video of slides, text, and music)
History of Presidents Day
A fascinating history of Presidents Day and why it is important.
Iconoclastic Individualism - Henry David Thoreau, Part 2 of 3
Part 2 of 3 of this lecture on Thoreau's philosophy. The same male narrator speaks while a still image of Walden Pond is shown. Very well written explanation for readers of Thoreau, with substantiation by reading selections of Thoreau's words. "I am free because of what is in me." (9:10)
The Journal of Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau is justly famous for his book "Walden," which tells the story of the two years he spent living by the pond, in the Concord woods. But he also wrote a journal, which he started at age 20 in 1837, and kept up until 1861, shortly before he died. This diary of Thoreau's daily thoughts and this five minute video highlights his life.
Simon Schama's Power of Art - Rothko, part 3 of 7
This video is an extensive, well-done BBC documentary about the American painter, Mark Rothko, who is considered an abstract expressionist. Re-enactments of the artist's life as well as close-up still images of his work. This video starts with his subway series. (9:15)
Snowball Fight in the Solar System
The Chandra X-Ray telescope is described along with the way it works. It offers ideas for how we can use the brightness of comets to make new discoveries.
Children Paint the Number 18
The children look at an image of the number 18, then proceed to paint the number 18 on their hands, feet, and inside a mural in this Sesame Street classic.
Sesame Street - Growing Numbers #18
18 numbers that magically grow anywhere in this Sesame Street video.
Veterans Day Tribute
This video pays tribute to the memory of those who served in the Armed Forces.
Neil deGrasse Tyson on the Attack of the Killer Asteroid
Neil deGrasse Tyson on the Killer Asteroid Attack - Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about the chances of a killer asteroid falling on earth. He also relates what will happen if the asteroid lands in one of our oceans. (06:41)
Minus 1 Subtraction Facts Presented by Sesame Street
A cartoon peacock demonstrates subtraction when he loses tail feathers. He begins with 5 feathers and loses them one by one. The number sentence presented each time a disaster takes away one of the tail feathers.
Simple Subtraction From 4 Song "Elmo Has 4 Ducks" - Sesame Street
In this video snippet from "Sesame Street", Elmo sings about his 4 ducks. During each verse of the song, one duck at a time leaves, allowing the viewer to tell how many ducks are left. This would be a great song for introducing subtraction to very young children. (2:04)
A Cultural Overview of Greece
This is a slidecast of the culture of Greece. 'Greece is located in Southern Europe and shares borders with Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Turkey as well as the Aegean, Mediterranean, and Ionion Seas. Much of the topography is mountainous with ranges that extend into the seas as peninsulas or chains of islands .'
Empires: The Return of the Barbarians - Episode 3 of 3
In this last episode iIsolated from the West, 18th century Edo flourishes culturally and economically, becoming one of the liveliest cities in the world. But foreign forces are coming.