Dear Zoo- The Musical Story
Book about a girl who writes the zoo and asks for an animal. They send her a variety of different animals, each animal that arrives fails to suit its prospective owner, until just the right one is found.
Boiling Stones Demonstration
A demonstration of how water can be made to boil when hot stones are put in it. The Native Americans put the water in holes lined with fresh hides, or containers mae from bison stomachs and would use the boiling water to cook meat, make soups, or extract grease from bone fragments. However, Native Americans were not the only culture to use this technique. Run time 03:40.
Very detailed description of bone anatomy. Good pronunciation of unfamiliar terms. Computer generated voice is used to explain the images in the video. Very limited animation, but detailed diagrams. Grades 9-12. 1:16 min.
Sorting Common and Proper Nouns - Herman's Chow-Down Nouns, Part 3 of 6
Herman, the baby book worm is a picky eater. The doctor has prescribed a diet of nouns for Herman. The pharmacist describes the difference between common and proper nouns. Viewers can sort nouns into the correct categories. Lesson plans, quizzes, black line masters and full transcripts of the cartoon are available at http://www.schoolvideos.com/tgs/E4037TG.pdf (2:28)
Forming Irregular Plural Nouns in Herman's Chow-Down Nouns, Part 6 of 6
As baby book worm Herman grows up, he learns more about nouns. In this final segment, Herman learns about irregular plural nouns like "men." He reflects with his grandchildren about all he has learned about nouns. Lesson plans, quizzes, black line masters and full transcripts of the cartoon are available at http://www.schoolvideos.com/tgs/E4037TG.pdf (1:32)
Forming Plural Nouns with "S" Herman's Chow-Down Nouns, Part 4 of 6
Herman the baby book worm loves eating nouns. He is eating every noun in the house. The doctor prescribes that instead of eating singular nouns, Herman begins to eat plural nouns. Lesson plans, quizzes, black line masters and full transcripts of the cartoon are available at http://www.schoolvideos.com/tgs/E4037TG.pdf (1:42)
What are Nouns? Herman's Chow-Down Nouns, Part 1 of 5
Herman is a baby book worm and he is a picky eater. He does not like the books that his mother serves him. Mother takes Herman to the doctor who prescribes a diet of nouns for Herman. Mother worm wants to learn more about nouns, so she goes to the pharmacist who tells her all about nouns. Lesson plans, quizzes, black line masters and full transcripts of the cartoon are available at http://www.schoolvideos.com/tgs/E4037TG.pdf (2:31)
Forming Plural Nouns with -es Herman's Chow-Down Nouns, Part 5 of 6
Herman, the baby book worm loves eating plural nouns. He eats so many that he gets a stomach ache. When the doctor checks, she discovers that Herman has been eating incorrectly formed plural nouns. Some nouns cannot be made plural by only adding s; -es must be added. Examples of how to do this and opportunities for review are given. Lesson plans, quizzes, black line masters and full transcripts of the cartoon are available at http://www.schoolvideos.com/tgs/E4037TG.pdf ( 2:12)
The Happy Prince, Part 1 of 3
An animation of an illustrated picture book. A golden statue comes to life and, with the help of a reluctant swallow, gives away everything he has. In this abridgment, characters learn that kindness and giving are the greatest powers of all. Narrated by Christopher Plummer and Glynis Johns. Part 1 of 3 (9:57)
Oscar Wilde's The Happy Prince pt3
An illustrated version of a picture book, animated. A golden statue comes to life and, with the help of a reluctant swallow, gives away everything he has. In this shortened version of the fable, characters learn that kindness and giving are the greatest powers of all. Part 3 of 3. (4:54)
The Happy Prince, Part 2 of 3
An illustrated version of a picture book, animated. A golden statue comes to life and, with the help of a reluctant swallow, gives away everything he has. In this shortened version of the fable, characters learn that kindness and giving are the greatest powers of all. Part 2 of 3. (10:00)
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? picture book read by the illustrator, Eric Carle
Listen and read along as Eric Carle reads the well-loved picture book, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr. Carle reads the simple text as he shows the pages of the book, which he illustrated with drawings of different, brightly colored animals. There are structures repeated: "What do you see? I see a .... looking at me." (1:48)
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
A well-done video animation of the famous Eric Carle book about a caterpillar who eats and eats and then turns into a butterfly. Carle's artwork fill the screen, and a male narrator with a British accent reads the story. Includes music, sound effects. (6:12)
The Very Quiet Cricket, picture book by Eric Carle
A cricket is born who cannot talk! A bigger cricket welcomes him to the world, then a locust, a cicada, and many other insects, but each time the tiny cricket rubs his wings together in vain: no sound emerges. In the end, however, he meets another quiet cricket, and manages to find his "voice." Children will love the repetitive text as they meet a steady parade of new creatures and of course they'll delight in the happy ending. A charming animation of the simply beautiful picture book brought
The Mixed Up Chameleon
Except for catching flies and changing colors occasionally, this chameleon doesn't find life very exciting. When a surprise visit to the zoo makes this wistful lizard realize it can change its shape and size as easily as its color, it ends up wanting to be like all the animals in the zoo at once--with hilarious results. Book is by Eric Carle.
Papa, Please Get The Moon For Me, picture book by Eric Carle
A simple story, briefly told, which revolves around the waxing and waning of the moon. Monica asks Papa to bring her the moon, that she might play with it. By dint of "a very long ladder" and a mountain, Papa reaches the moon, waits until it becomes smaller, and obligingly retrieves it. Of course the moon continues to shrink and soon disappears, but a few nights later Monica sees it once again in the sky, where it begins to grow anew. Illustrated picture book brought to life with animation, na
"The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" Poem by T.S. Eliot
A skilled reading of the dramatic monologue, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufock," by British actor Gottfried Geist. This is a great example of good poetry reading. The video primarily shows the head talking. Occassionally there are shots of his profile holding the book and gesturing with his hands. His facial expressions add to the interpretation. (5:02)
Donald Hall (U.S. Poet Laureate) - UVA Newsmakers 2007: A Poetry Reading
Video beings with introduction to series. In this University of Virginia video, Donald Hall, U.S. Poet Laureate, reads several poems - talking head at microphone. With numerous awards such as two Guggenheim Fellowships, the Marshal/Nation Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the Lily Prize for Poetry, Hall is one of the greatest poets of our time. He has published 15 books of poetry and now shares his creative wisdom in this thoughtful exploratio
Gingerbread Man- The Book
This video is the story about the Gingerbread cookie that runs away from the lady that is baking him. Along his journey he encounters many different obstacles. The video is the actual book with someone reading the pages, just as you would at a listening center.
Plato - The Cave
The Allegory of the Cave is an allegory used by the Greek philosopher Plato in his work The Republic. The allegory of the cave is told as a fictional dialog between Plato's teacher Socrates, and his own brother, Glaucon, at the beginning of Book 7 (514a520a). It is related to Plato's metaphor of the sun (507b509c) and the analogy of the divided line (509d513e) which immediately precede it at the end of Book 6. Allegories are summarized in the viewpoint of dialectic at the end of book VII and VII