Pioneers - Schoolhouse Rock (Elbow Room)
A fun School House Rock explanation of the pioneers from the first arrivals in the US (immigrants) and their expansion across to the west and the Pacific Ocean. This is a great introduction to the concepts of immigration and the pioneers. (3:01)
California Gold Rush: An Introduction
A two minute video about the causes and effects of the Gold Rush with insights into the American Dream of striking it rich. A good introduction, but clearly too short for anything else
The People's Party - Late 1800s
This video is accompanied by text."The future looked bright for American farmers during the mid-1800s. But increased competition from farmers in other countries, including Canada, Russia, and Australia, sent American crop prices spiraling downward. By the 1890s, wheat sold for 60 cents a bushel, and the price for a pound of cotton fell below 6 cents.
The quickly expanding railroad industry also played a part in breaking the spirit—and bank account—of the American farmer. Fierce
Growing Up in the Great Depression
Quick overview of the difficulties people encountered during the Great Depression. A man tells his family's story of survival by stealing and moving from place to place. Would be a good introduction to the topic of the Great Depression and a possible essay prompt for students.
Killer Whales versus Grey Whale
A short video on Killer Whales attacking a female Grey Whale and her calf and how both sides you their intelligence. Very worthwhile and a nice introduction into whether the killing of whales should be allowed by mankind.
Black American History
This video gives a brief introduction to black history in America. It has still images with narration.
Did you know? Technology Facts that are Amazing
This is a video with statistics that are a great way to get students thinking about the changing world. A must view for teachers, too. (4:51)
Introduction to Colonialism in Africa
An introduction to the colonization of Africa by European imperial powers such as France and Great Britain. It talks about how imperialism in Africa started and how it has created a dependence situation and instability.
The Changing World of Charles Dickens - clip only
This brief overview of the age of Dickens provides a good introduction to Dickens' Oliver Twist, in which he attempts to expose the inhumanity and injustices he saw around him. Drawings and paintings with narration, and interspersed reenactment. (1:29 min.)
The Basics-Lighting 101
A very basic introduction to Theater lighting in the simplest terms possible. This video was put together by a high school Drama Class, and gives the viewer the basics. (5:09)
Base Ten Blocks - Exploring Whole Decimal Numbers - Virtual Manipulative
This program is pretty easy and intuitive to use. As you can see from the panel below, the colored blocks on the left are the manipulatives which can be clicked on to magically make new blocks. These blocks can then be dragged into the working area. There is no limit as to how many blocks you can make and move around. The three blocks used by this program are the standard blocks used in the physical version of the base 10 blocks.
(There are more instructions underneath the manipulative.)
An introduction to ancient theatre. Part of an online history of theatre class at Columbia Gorge Community College. (4:40)
Elizabethan Drama and The Globe
A Brief Introduction to Elizabethan Drama and to Shakespeare's Globe Theatre to be used in my British Literature classes. (4:23)
An introduction to renaissance theatre. Part of an online history of theatre class at Columbia Gorge Community College. English Captions. (4:06)
Goosey Goosey Gander
A song and colorful cartoon animation of the well known nursery rhyme. Before the song begins there is a brief introduction saying "this is a song about an old man who wouldn't say his prayers." NOTE: The gander throws the old man down the stairs. The lyrics can be read on the slides. (:52)
How to Write an Introduction for an Essay
How to Write an Introduction for an Essay. Part of the series: How to Write an Essay. Learn how to write an introduction for an essay in this free video on writing essays.
How to Write an Introduction Paragraph for Your Essay
This is an essay introduction formula for academic writing using the three-part funnel approach: grab attention, bridge to thesis, present thesis. Presented by Michelle Bowman of the Effective Writing Center, University of Maryland University College.
How to Write an Introduction for an Essay
Learn how to write an introduction for an essay in this clip. A writing instructor gives tips on how to write the introduction of an essay.
Writing Good Essays, Part 5
This is the fifth installment of this video lecture series about writing good essays. In this segment, Mr. Page discusses the introduction and the body. At approximately 3:14, the lecturer shows how information is organized in an essay. The lecturer appears on the right side while images and information appears on the left. (05:55) The sound quality could be better.
I Love Charts -Song
In this episode of "Sid the Science Kid" the students sing and learn about charts. The song lyrics teach that charts are great science tools and that charts use pictures to give information. Several examples of charts, like the weather chart, are shown in the video. Find other videos on charts and graphis in the Probability and Statistics subcategory of Mathematics. Run time 02:52.