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.
Diagramming Sentences With Adverbs
This video explains diagramming sentences with adverbs step-by-step. Diagrams and a sample sentence appear on a white screen. Each part of the sample sentence is explained in detail by a narrator. ( 3:02)
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.
Russian Christmas Traditions
Russian Christmas traditions involve many unique holiday activities.
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
The Life of Cesar Chavez
This video details the life of Cesar Chavez. Discusses Chavez as a respected Civil Rights Leader who formed Uniter Farm Workers (UFW) and fought for Worker's Rights.
Learn about Cesar Chavez and his fight for workers' rights in this free BrainPOP movie. This is an animated video with lots of information about Chavez' life, his inspirations, and tactics that were used to get rights for migrant workers.
Whole Brain Teaching: Advanced Techniques
Chris Biffle, co-founder of Whole Brain Teaching (WBT), demonstrates several lively WBT techniques with his Introduction to Philosophy students. This is a good example of how to use some the advanced techniques in the classroom.
Whole Brain Teaching: 3rd Grade: Classroom Management
Watch first year teacher, Andrea Schindler, demonstrate features of Whole Brain Teaching's classroom management system with her inner city, third graders! This video is a great example of the whole brain teaching system works easily - even for beginning teachers.
Whole Brain Teaching: 6th Grade, Classroom Management
A lesson in the order of operations for a 6th grade class,
demonstrating Whole Brain Teaching classroom management system. More information about Whole Brain Teaching is available at www.powerteachers.org.
The Glory of National Socialist Germany
Rare full color video from fascist Germany. (no narration)
The Berlin Wall: People's reactions
A video about the history of the Berlin Wall that physically and spiritually separated an entire city and its people for 28 years. There is footage and background music. You can see the workers building the wall and how people reacted. There are statistics showing the amount of people who died trying to cross the wall. The video finishes with images of the demolition of the wall.
War of The Century - Part 8
This part of the documentary refers to the fear the Ukrainian population lived in. There was an area of Ukraine where the population was only given food if they worked for the German. Thousands starved and got no help. There is footage showing people on the streets looking for food. There are accounts of people who survived and retell what they had to do to be able to get something to eat. There is reference to the guerrilla war that took place in the forests.