United States Enters World War One
Using primary film clips, this video stresses the people and events that resulted in the United States entry into World War One. A quick summary of the war is also delivered. A word wall, map, and biographies of important people would help this video make more sense. It also shows how the treaty the Germans signed helps create a situation of unhappiness that results in the end of the Kaiser's reign.
World War II: Breaking the Deadlock in Chinese
A 49 minute video in Chinese about the First World War. This is number six in a series. It is called Breaking the Deadlock. Good for ESL Chinese classes, too.
The History of World War One 1914-1918
The History of World War One 1914-1918. This is a very short video that goes over the major events about the war. Real footage provides insights into the conditions. Good for students about the study this time period.
Causes of World War I
This two minute video shows how the First World War started. By 1914, military tensions and a series of alliances have Europe on the edge of war. In August, the fuse is lit by an assassination in Sarajevo. By war's end, more than 100 countries would be involved in the conflict. This is a good video that provides an overview of this war. Best used with map of Europe.
Award Winning E.O. Wilson's Plea to Save the Earth
As E.O. Wilson accepts his 2007 TED Prize, he makes a plea on behalf of all creatures that we learn more about our biosphere -- and build a networked encyclopedia of all the world's knowledge about life. Biologist E.O. Wilson explores the world of ants and other tiny creatures, and writes movingly about the way all creatures great and small are interdependent. Run time 22:36.
Turning Point: State of the Earth and a Shift in Public Opinion
Green is going mainstream. A shift in public opinion has made climate change a political issue and businesses see that going green means more money for them. This professionally produced movie discusses how public opinion has helped the world take steps to fight global pollution and reduce carbon emissions. (6:09)
Magic School Bus Spins a Web
What do you do when a 50-foot praying mantis menaces your town? Run like the wind...unless youre in Ms. Frizzles class and shes taken you on a field trip inside a science fiction film, circa 1950. The movies main character, the power-mad General Araneus, is determined to destroy the mantis, but Phoebe wants to trap it and save it! Shrinking to the size of real spiders, the kids discover how spiders construct a variety of silky snares, making them world-champion trappers. Can the kids save the ma
Giraffe conservation - BBC wildlife conservation
Joanna Lumley begins her adventures in the exotic world of the wild giraffes. She goes on an African safari in search of this beautiful wildlife to discover how to help conserve it. From the BBC.
The camel spider is the friendliest spider in the world. When kept as a pet they are known to respond when called by name and curl up for a nap on their owners pillow. Run time 0:52.
We the People
On May 25th, 1787, a convention began in Philadelphia that would forever change the world. In the months that followed, the delegates to the convention would produce one of the most important documents in human history: The Constitution of the United States. This framework for democracy has been the basis for freedom in the United States and the world for over two hundred years. (01:59)
Realism - Iman Maleki
Iman Maleki is considered to be one of the best realist painters in the world. This slide show exhibits his work beautifully, and also shares some history of the artist himself. Text on slides may be stopped to take notes about the artist.
It's a Beautiful World
Set to several different songs, this video begins with clean, beautiful images of the world set to the music "Its a Beautiful World". The video then moves on to images of trash (with a new short song), then a recycling message (and another short song), then what the world can be through active involvement, ending with Lennon's "Imagine" and images of the earth and the Native proverb: "We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children."(2:52)
Flip Flops Recycled into Toys, Jewelry, and Sculptures
Using art as a medium for conservation and development, this is the story of a group of Kenyan people who collect the flip flops that wash up on the coast and craft them into jewelry, sculptures and toys. Their goal is to improve lives and the world with recycled products, brighten life with colorful and exciting items made from waste. A beautiful story of how the people of Africa are working to address the global problem of pollution. (6:28)
Auroras Through Dance
Maida Withers, professor of theatre and dance at George Washington University, presents Dance of the Auroras - Fire in the Sky, a poetic voyage through space from the Sun to Earth. Showcasing a performance of artistic modernity, the performance uses dance, music and cyber art to recreate the mystic luminaries of auroras. This international project reclaims the connections between science and art, technology and the natural world, drawing the audience into a ritual both ancient and new. 28:57 min
Student describes how the world could be different in the future. This would make a good essay or discussion prompt. Scrolling text with narration. Grades 10-12. 1:44.
Social Skills from "What Every Kid Should Know About Manners And Etiquette"
This video teaches children how to treat others with respect and promotes the notion that the world is a much nicer place when we follow the simple rules of manners and etiquette. This is a short video, but of good quality. This video is appropriate for children of elementary age. (1:13)
Explore the unique world of Saturn with this short, computer animated video. The video will briefly cover the following key concepts: Saturn in ancient times, Saturn mythology, Saturn through a telescope, Saturn's rings, ring divisions, shepherd moons, Saturn's interior, and Titan. There is a ten question, fill in the blank quiz at the conclusion of the video.
Saturn's Mysterious Moons
Note: English subtitles. Some 900 million miles from the Sun in the outer regions of our Solar System orbiting the planet Saturnlies a mysterious world. Enceladus is enveloped in ice. Because nearly all of the sunlight that manages to hit its surface is reflected back into space, its one of the brightest objects in the solar system. It turns out that this distant outpost may harbor subsurface oceans and pre-conditions for life.
Smoking Gun: A Performance Art Piece
Video showing a live art performance by Leslie Hill. Descended from both Cowboys and Indians, Hill explores a heritage of villainy and heroism with humor and cunning. The piece is essentially about humanness: where we come from, where we're going and why we can't seem to stop killing each other. Hill draws on current genetic research which links us all to a shared ancestry, inviting reflections on notions of 'us' and 'them', victims and perpetrators and migration and survival. Hill questions con