What Is Wind?
In this video, Pexi the Alien asks Alexi what wind is. Alexi explains that wind is just air that is moving around. It is the uneven heating of the Earth's atmosphere and the cold air/warm air movement causes the wind. Content is appropriate for elementary students. This is a good teaching resource for a lesson/unit/story on weather, climate, and or Earth.
Lightning Storms Around the World
This is a video of images of lightning storms from around the world. (04:46)
Learn French - French Numbers 30-40
A frog recites the numbers 30 to 40 in French, while giving the viewer enough time to repeat the numbers. Suitable for all new learners to French. (from imagiers.net)
What is a Meteor? Video answers the question: What is a Meteor? A meteorite is a natural object originating in outer space that survives an impact with the Earth's surface. While in space it is called a meteoroid. When it enters the atmosphere, impact pressure causes the body to heat up and emit light, thus forming a fireball, also known as a meteor or shooting star. Very bright meteorites are called fireballs. On very rare occasions meteorites hit t
Video answers the question: What is a Meteor? A meteorite is a natural object originating in outer space that survives an impact with the Earth's surface. While in space it is called a meteoroid. When it enters the atmosphere, impact pressure causes the body to heat up and emit light, thus forming a fireball, also known as a meteor or shooting star. Very bright meteorites are called fireballs. On very rare occasions meteorites hit t
The Fall of France - Documentary part 4 of 12
This forth part of the documentary refers to Belgium's neutrality and how this affected the course of the war. There is an explanation of the allied plan known as Plan D.
Our Courts: Judicial Branch
This is a simplified version of how the court system works with the emphasis on what an attorney needs to do and judges. Five minutes.
Unlikely Travel Companions
Not all sharks are lonely hunters of the deep. Many sharks interact with smaller fish in symbiotic relationships. In contrast to their bloodthirsty stereotype, it is not unusual to find species of sharks that enjoy the company of other fish. This video segment from Nature explains the different relationships that sharks have with other marine animals. Run time 02:04.
Elements of a Story
Elements of a Story is an interactive video where students can learn about different literary "ingredients" that make up a story. After watching and listening to an interactive version of "Cinderella," students will learn about various elements that are common to all stories: setting, characters, plot, exposition, conflict, climax, and resolution.
Compelling illustration of brain plasticity involving a young girl's recovery from a hemispherectomy. 5:54
Angelina & Sarah Grimke
This two minute students project is about the Grimke Sisters and their efforts to free the slaves. The images are not accurate and there are few facts. At best a video to show students what they could do.
Features information concerning the temple of Abu Simbel, one of the temples occupied by Ramses II. Travelogue by John Sawyer, Gloucester Cine and Video Club UK. For middle school students and older.
Invented Spelling in the Classroom
How invented spelling allows children to experience writing on their own earlier. Invented spelling allows children to work on the content of their writing rather than focusing on correct spelling of words.
The Marshmallow Experiment and Time Paradox
In this cartoon-animated video, Professor Philip Zimbardo describes the affects of present and future orientation in children. The video also includes a "pitch" to buy the author's book. (2:22)
Decimals and Fractions
This video is from Sal Khan about converting decimals using the problem: Write 2.75 as a simplified fraction.
Mr. Khan uses computer software for demonstration. The screen is a little 'busy' so the viewer may want to open the screen to 'full screen' to see all more clearly. (02:42)
In the Land of Jim Crow: Growing Up Segregated
The experiences of living with de jure segregation in the South and de facto segregation in the North are recalled in vivid, first-hand accounts. Historical commentaries are interspersed with remembrances that are sure to stimulate discussions about racial segregation, its impact on society in general, and its influence on African American culture both in years past and today. A Kinocraft production and winner of several film-festival awards.
Home Schooling Study Skills
This two minute video is about study skills for home schooling
includes keeping a regular schedule, keeping the focus on learning
throughout the day and using outside resources, such as libraries and
The Battle of Rorke’s Drift: British Battle with the Zulu
The Battle of Rorke's Drift - 139 British troops defended their garrison against over 4,000 Zulu warriors in one of the major of this time. Good images. Students would benefit by having a map of the area.
Early Portuguese Slave trade
This short video introduces the way in which Portuguese exploration of Africa lead to slave trade.
Slavery and Society: Atlantic Slave Trade
This video explains that in the 1500s, Europeans enslaved Africans to work their farms in the Americas and the Caribbean. After being sold by African kings, slaves were treated as cargo aboard ships. There is a complete description of the Atlantic Slave Trade and the Middle Passage, why they were needed and how they were transported and treated.
The west coast of Africa was formerly called the Gold Coast for its rich mineral resources. But in the 1700s, the slave trade made human life the most profitable commodity. Now more than 25 structures - castles, fortresses, and trading posts - dot the coast as a reminder of the terrible crimes of our past, in the hopes that they will never be repeated. Run time 01:10