Memorial Day Tribute
This is a slideshow tribute, set to music, to the Armed Forces of men and women who have served our country and fought for our freedom. (03:40)
A Short History of Father's Day
This is a short video about the founding of Father's Day in 1909. Father's Day celebrated its 100th anniversary on June, 20, 2010. This skit explains the origin of the day. (02:15)
A school that teaches reindeer herding is featured in this ABC news clip. The video interviews teenagers who attend this co-ed school and their thoughts on why reindeer herding is important. There is some nice video footage of real reindeer. The video could also be used with younger students during the Christmas season or as a compare and contrast between reindeer and regular deer. Run time 01:46.
Writing of Emerson and Thoreau
A series on interviews with professionals about these two authors is the subject of this two hour videos. The speakers discuss the history of the Early Republic, the transcendental
movement, and American intellectual history through the writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. Emerson pioneered the transcendental movement with his essay Nature. Insights include the energy crisis created at that time by cutting down all the trees for firewood. Comparing and contrasting th
Footage from the European Theater in World War Two
Pictures and other footage from World War Two. No narration. Little value without it as the time, place, and people may be unknown to most students. Of limited value.
World War Two Nazi Concentration Camp Footage
Nazi Original Concentration Camp Footage. This is nearly an hour long.It is quite graphic and probably best used only in brief views for older students. It does not have a narrative for all the footage. It clearly shows what the Germans did to the Jews and the many concentration camps in Germany, Poland, and other countries.
The Story of Nicola Tesla, Part 5 (Re-enactment)
Our lives today are dependent upon a bewildering amount of technology, much of which we take for granted. Indeed, some of that technology is so pervasive that we forget it even is technology.
Perhaps that's one reason why so many have forgotten the name of Serbian-born inventor Nikola Tesla.
Tesla endured a frightening number of injustices during his life. This is a story about Tesla, one of his inventions, and his extraordinary generosity, in hopes that he will not fa
2-D and 3-D Shapes in the Real World
Learn about shapes using real world examples. This video takes the learner on a tour of real world examples of 2D and 3D shapes.
The Numeral Three
Excellent video for young learners about the numeral 3. The slide show features words and images of 3 objects. The words are big enough to be seen in a pre-school classroom. There is no sound--just text and images. Some of the words and images are advanced. The video may have to be stopped to allow the students time to see the relationships. (3:35)
The Number One
This is a slide show with many different things representing the number ONE. There are many picture representations such as dice, a dot, and a one-year-old baby. There is no sound, only the image and text. The slide show takes around 03:00- 05:00 minutes depending on the speed the teacher spends on each slide.
Third grade students from Deans Mill School explain how to make inferences while reading. This is a very kid friendly video that clearly shows the process of inferencing as a comprehension skill. (05:37)
Hubble Telescope Uses Algebra
NASA Connect Segment explaining the design and upkeep of the Hubble Space telescope. Also explains how algebra is used with the telescope.
Short Vowel and Silent E Explained with Phonics Faces
This is a demonstration showing how Phonic Faces can be used to easily show the principle of short vowels, and how a silent e changes the vowel to a long vowel sound. Great for beginning readers or any person, young or old, who has difficulty understanding phonics.
Part 1 - Books, Writing and Creativity
An Australian author explains how to encourage children to be creative and help them enjoy books and writing. He gives tips and ideas for learning activities for children. This is part 1 of 6 parts in the series. The web site is located at: www.writing-for-children.com
Using Literature to Teach Reading
Literature can be used to teach children how to read by involving them in activities that establish positive attitudes towards reading. Discover how literature can help to free a child's imagination so that they can make their own interpretation with help from an English specialist and president of a theater group in this video on reading.
Read more: Using Literature to Teach Reading: Reading
Anarchy and Economy part 2 -Adam Smith
This part deals with Adam Smith, a hero of market anarchists. Unfortunately, Adam Smith was not by any means a true market anarchist. He said there were cases when government intervention would be useful.
Basic Economics (pt. 2)
This series of lectures attempts to describe the basics of economics. This lecture concerns the marketplace and the exchange of goods and/or money for items available.
Economics Scarcity and Opportunity Cost
This is a two minute video that explains what opportunity cost is and what it means. Very good explanation, but the sound is a bit weak. A good video to show students when explaining this economic concept. I use it to also teach decision making in terms of homework and other obligations as well as needs and wants.
Las grandes rebajas de Daisy (Disney, Minnie y Daisy)
Disney Cartoon- Corto "Las Grandes Rebajas de Daisy" (Disney) con Minnie y Daisy.
Atomic Bomb Test
Footage of United States atomic bomb test in 1953