Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. Song - Fred Penner
Fred Penner puts melody to the text of the picture book Chicka Chicka Boom! Boom! by Bill Martin, Jr. Penner sings as the words are shown on the screen, with one of the book's illustrations as background. Light-hearted presentation of the English alphabet and rhyming words.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? picture book by Bill Martin, Jr.
Author Bill Martin, Jr., narrates his children's picture book, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? His sing-song, melodic, rhythmic rendition is an example of how he wrote his books: first the rhythm, then the words. (1:43)
Tips for Scrapbooking Flowers
Learn how to use dried flowers to decorate scrapbooks with
tips from a sustainable gardener. The gardener demonstrates how to to place colorful blooms between two pieces of newspaper and put a heavy book on top of the flower, making sure the spread the flower out.
Craft Projects for Kids : Cool Scrapbooking Ideas
This video explains how to put together a scrapbook in a unique way.
The narrator explains that scrapbooking ideas can stem from family vacations, special events or a collection of postcards, and each theme can be created into a separate book using drawings, cut-out images and paint.
How Does Math Apply in Cooking?
In cooking, math is applied frequently to convert different units
of measurement and adjust the ratio of a recipe. Avoid messing up a
recipe and cooking bad food by getting measurements right. A math professor explains how to make adjustments in recipes using ratios and why math is important to cooking.
Making Fresh Pasta Step by Step
In this clip learn how to make Fresh Pasta from a non professional cook. The narrator demonstrates step by step how to make the pasta from stratch. He uses a manual pasta machine to form the pasta after he makes the dough. Nice Italian music playing in the background!
Robert Rauschenberg - Erased De Kooning
Rauschenberg discusses one of his most controversial works with actual footage. For more on this the significance of this painting, be sure to check out Geoff Sirc's book -English Composition as a Happening-.
Mapping and Initial Encounters-Unit 2
Columbus’s arrival launched an era of initial encounters between
Europeans, Native Americans, and Africans that continued for nearly 300 years. This unit examines how these contacts began the phenomenon now known as the Columbian Exchange, profoundly altering the way of life of peoples around the globe. (This unit includes a facilitator guide, video, and online text chapter.)
The New Nation Unit 6
Following the War of Independence, Americans disagreed — often
passionately — about the form and function of the federal government. This unit explores how those conflicts played out as the new republic defined its identity in relation to other nations. (This unit includes a facilitator guide, video, and online text chapter.)
Contested Territories Unit 7
The United States acquired vast territories between the time of the
Revolution and the Civil War, paying a price economically, socially, and politically. This unit examines the forces that drove such rapid
expansion, the settlers moving into these regions, and the impact on the Native Americans already there. (This unit includes a facilitator
guide, video, and online text chapter.)
Antebellum Reform Unit 8
As a response to increasing social ills, the nineteenth century
generated reform movements: temperance, abolition, school and prison reform, as well as others. This unit traces the emergence of reform movements instigated by the Second Great Awakening and the impact these movements had on American culture. (This unit includes a facilitator guide, video, and online text chapter.)
A Nation Divided Unit 9
Although the Civil War is viewed today through the lens of the Union’s
ultimate victory, for much of the war, that victory was far from
certain. By examining the lives of the common soldier, as well as
civilians, this unit examines the uncertainty and horrible destruction
in the war between the states. (This unit includes a facilitator guide,
video, and online text chapter.)
Reconstruction a Nation Unit 10
Emancipation was only the beginning of a long road to freedom for those released from slavery. Following the Civil War, an immense economic and political effort was undertaken, focused on reunifying the divided nation. This unit examines the successes and failures of Reconstruction.
(This unit includes a facilitator guide, video, and online text
Captain James Cook - Mini Series
Approaching Tahiti & End Credits from the mini series of James Cook. This video gives you a good idea about the highs and lows of sea exploration. It is well acted and portrays the events very well.
Assessment in Math and Science - Will This Be on the Test?
Workshop 1. Will This Be on the Test?'; Knowing vs. Understanding
'Understanding is more than simply knowing. This workshop sets the stage for the entire series by examining what it means to understand, and explores how teachers can design a set of performance tasks to fairly and accurately assess the levels of understanding that their students have or have not achieved. Content Guide: K. Michael Hibbard.'
Assessment in Math and Science - What'd I Get?: Scoring Tools
Workshop 2. What'd I Get?: Scoring Tools (90 min.)
'Well-designed performance tasks give teachers the information necessary to evaluate the depth of students' understanding — but how can teachers determine quality work? This workshop demonstrates how teachers can construct assessment tools for benchmarks of student understanding. The role of students in the construction of scoring tools and the process of assessment will be a primary focus. Content Guide: K. Michael Hibbard.'
Assessment in Math and Science - Is This Going to Count?
Workshop 3. Is This Going To Count?; Embedded Assessment (90 min.)
'Assessment does not compete for valuable teaching time; it is teaching time. This workshop shows how embedding assessment into everyday curriculum turns performance tasks into learning activities. Well-designed assessment allows teachers to shape subsequent instruction according to what their students have and have not understood. Content Guide: Monica Neagoy.'
Assessment in Math and Science-I Didn't Know This Was an English Class!
Workshop 4. I Didn't Know This Was an English Class!; Connections Across the Disciplines (90 min.)
'One measure of students' depth of understanding is the connections they can make across disciplines. This workshop explores how teachers can encourage these connections by designing performance tasks that build on other disciplines. Content Guide: Monica Neagoy.'
Assessment in Science and Math-You WILL be Tested on This!
Workshop 5. You WILL Be Tested on This!: Standardized Testing (90 min.)
'Teachers are under pressure to get their students to perform well on state and national tests. Sometimes, however, it seems that too much attention is paid to these tests. This workshop considers how teachers can use standardized tests to focus their teaching on improved student performance in the classroom as well as on these external measures of success. Content Guide: K. Michael Hibbard.'
Assessment in Math and Science-When I Was in School...
Workshop 8. When I Was in School...: Implementing Assessment Reform (90 min.)
'Changing old ways is not easy. Communication is the first step toward encouraging support for new assessment strategies. This workshop will focus on the importance of collaboration among teachers, administrators, and especially parents, when implementing assessment reform in a school or district. Content Guide: K. Michael Hibbard.'