Rules to Avoid Sentence Fragments
An English teacher discusses what sentence fragments are. Fragments are word groups that are not complete sentences. They require a subject and a verb to make them complete. Examples are presented from an English text book to help avoid sentence fragments. Dependent word fragments, fixing dependent word fragments, added detail fragments are discussed.
#34 Hanon: How to Play Piano, How to play Hanon
The Hannon Method book takes different patterns and moves them up and down the scale. I talk about the pros and cons of the Hannon and explain the difference between the finger centric belief vs the whole body belief.(26:05)
Beginning Piano Lessons: How to Read Sheet Music
Reading piano sheet music is difficult at first but then becomes easier with practice. Learn some great tips on how to read basic sheet music for the piano in this video. Video shows a book and the location of the notes on a music staff, it shows how to remember the keys, FACE and Every Good Boy Does Fine. (1:18)
Electing a U.S. President - in Plain English
This video is a simple guide to understanding the U.S. election process, particularly the Electoral College. The video uses illustrations and simple descriptions to help you understand how a president is elected. Run time 03:43.
THE COMIC BOOK PROJECT
MEET ME AT THE CORNER, Virtual Field Trips for Kids takes you to New York City. Learn about THE COMIC BOOK PROJECT in an interview with Michel Bitz, founder of the Comic book Project at Columbia University. Children learn about the history of comics and how to create their own comic book hero. Links to Fun Websites and a Learning Corner of questions and Extended Activities.
child demonstrating how to paint on canvas
This video shows a child artist named Maya demonstrating the steps of how to paint on canvas. She begins by showing her sketch book and then shows how to mix the paint for the painting. (9:12)
Coraline - Neil Gaiman Interview
Novelist Neil Gaiman talks about his book, Coraline. He discusses why he wrote the book the inspiration behind his work.
Sideways Stories from Wayside School Book Review
Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar is a
strange little tale of a strange little school. Built 30 stories tall
by mistake, Wayside school started off a little different, but it just
got weirder from there. This is a review of the book.
If You Give A Mouse A Cookie- In ASL
Student-Created Video- Watch as the story of, If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, comes to life with props used. The story is interpret but the book is not used during the storytelling.
The Worry Worm, a picture book by Rebecca Shapiro
Rabbi Lazer Brody reads The Worry Worm, a rhyming picture book written and illustrated by Rebecca Shapiro, to the children of Hamilton. Guitar picking in background throughout. A nice community effort. (9:48)
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.)