Ernie and Bert Play a Rhyming Game - Sesame Street
Ernie wants to play a rhyming game, but Bert doesn't at the beginning of this video. As the game continues, it turns into a song, and Bert begins to enjoy it. The rhyming game ends just as Bert is starting to enjoy it!
The Story of William Penn and Pennsylvania
In 1644, William Penn was born into the family of a British Navy Admiral. When Penn was 37 years old, as a settlement of debt to his deceased father, King Charles II granted him 45,000 square miles of land in the British Colonies of the New World and he moved there. Penn's relationship there with both the colonists and the Lenape Indians was unique, encouraging peace and co-existence. He established a new capital city and called it Philadelphia, meaning the "City of Brotherly Love." This t
The Wright Brothers
The story of the Wright Brothers and what they did after the first flight are touched upon in this two minute video. Basic material, but might be of interest to students how think that these inventors disappeared after their great deed.
This four minute video is about the adult life on Disney. A few tidbits about his life, but nothing in depth. More of a "puff piece."
This video shows you where we commonly waste our water and gives tips for how to conserve water. The video includes several images with writing on the screen along with a narrator giving various facts. Run time 01:05.
Humans depend on water for drinking, as well as for domestic, agricultural, and industrial activities. Although water is a renewable resource, the water supply is limited and needs to be protected. One way for people to preserve water is to be aware of their own consumption. In this video segment adapted from ZOOM, cast members predict and and then compare how much water they each use during a typical shower. This video could also be used while teaching the scientific process. Closed captioning
Learn about your rights to appear and defend yourself in court and make your case to judge and jury. Video discusses what the background of Habeas Corpus is, where it got its name, and why it is called that. (3:27)
Chester A. Arthur
Chester A. Arthur, America's twenty-first president, served from 1881 to 1885. Although Arthur was a Vermont-native, he exuded the presence of a New Yorker. In 1880, Arthur was elected Vice President. Good insights into his personality and his accomplishments.
How Much Sugar in a Can of Soda Experiment
A science experiment that lets us find out how much sugar there is in a typical can of soda and fruit juice. Find out how many teaspoons equals 37 grams of sugar. Run time 04:09.
How To Quilt – A Beginner’s Guide to Quilting
This 2:43 minute video teach how to quilt. It requires some specific equipment and is not designed for those who just use a need and thread and material. Some good tips are presented. For older students.
Online Safety - Identity
What do you need to do to keep your identy safe? You don't know who is looking at your identity. This video describes what you need to do.
The Evolutionary Paradox of Our Sense of Smell
Olfaction may be both the most primitive and the most sophisticated of our five senses. Biologist Stuart Firestein from Columbia University discusses how the olfactory system works. The vide is in lecture format. (04:12)
First Memorial Day
It is generally believed that the end of the Civil War was perhaps the first Memorial Day celebration. The dead were honored on both sides of the war. After World War I, the date has been used to honor all soldiers, not just Civil War soldiers.
History of Memorial Day
This 3:37 video goes through the wars that America has been involved in as the history of Memorial Day is reviewed. This is a good video to show prior to the holiday and to develop an appreciation for what the day stands for. Best used with a handout on the wars and the numbers involved.
This video takes a look at the meaning behind the special day for fathers everywhere, Father's Day. (01:34)
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)
The History of Father's Day
This is a 1:34 minute overview with a few facts that might be of note.
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