The train that keeps Mauritania connected - 19 April 08
The West African country of Mauritania is host to one of the longest trains in the world.The train is mainly used to transport iron ore from the mines to ports on the Atlantic Ocean.
Western Cape Geography, South Africa
Short video clip about the Geography of South Africa. Scenic images and information about South Africa's Western Cape. (1:01)
Namibia Climate and Geography
Located in sub-Saharan Africa, Namibia is a hot, dry, desert-covered country. This video shows some animals and landforms. Fast moving. More of a travel video, but some insights into the geography. (Running Time 1:26)
Wild Africa: The Mega Flyover
This video really starts around 2:20. It is based on a seven-month,
transcontinental journey from the southern-most tip of Africa to the
northern shores of Morocco to show an attempt by Mike Fay, explorer. It is a 44 minute video, but there are commercials in it. The images are excellent. I recommend you start at eight minutes. A good video to use to teach students about wildlife, conservation, the geography of Africa, and the idea of commitment.
Geography of the Western Cape of South Africa
A one minute video that shows the major geographical features of South Africa. Too short to provide much insight, but it does who some of the significant land forms.
Adding Integers with Same Sign (1) (sv)
Part one of two for adding same-sign integers.This video by Duane Habecker is part of the video collection at NextVista.org (http://nextvista.org), a proud partner of Curriki.
Remove Computer Virus
This video in PowerPoint slide format discusses how to delete computer viruses if you have or do not have anitvirus software. (5:42)
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 Rhymies at Sea - Rhyming Words
This skit from "Sesame Street" depicts 3 puppets in a boat on wavy water. The muppets have a quick exchange of words where they discuss their sinking boat. The phrases by each muppet contain many pairs of rhyming words. Classic Sesame Street (1:16)
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.
Colonist Protest British Policies before Revolutionary War
This is a good three minute video that shows some of the causes of the Revolutionary War. Students should have a timeline to go with this video. A word wall also would help. Good for all age groups.
The Making of a Nation - The 13 Colonies
This five minute video has a very slow start. The slide show is set to music and statements are written on the screen for the viewer to read. No narration. Shows each colonies and its shield. This video could also be used as a model for student created videos. (04:30)
The Sun — Earth's main source of energy — appears to shine at a constant rate. However, the Sun's magnetic field is actually constantly changing, and this affects its energy output. These variations cause effects that extend throughout the solar system. In this video segment adapted from NOVA, learn about some of the effects that solar activity may have on Earth. Closed captioning included. Run time 02:20.
Opossum facts: A TWRC video
This video shows that the opossum is a very misunderstood animal. It gives very interesting facts about the mammal. The video has a song playing in the background as the facts are shown slide show fashion in between photographs of the animals. Run time 02:46
The Symbols of Kwanzaa
This video clip shows the symbolic candles and foods used for Kwanzaa.
History Of The Empires
This animated video shows the spread of some of the largest empires known. Students would benefit from a world map of their own as well as a word wall with all of the empires listed. Deals mainly with Europe and Africa. Some segments aren't empires. Odd background music is played. No commentary (3:07).
Fate of the Earth
New theories about the global consequences of a "nuclear winter" and an "ultra-violet spring" are revealed in this final episode that explores the role of life in shaping earth and its future.
Energy Quest: Interactive Game
A highly entertaining and educational site where the students click on various objects to learn about them and their energy sources. Lots of information, but although the site is designed for younger students, the content is mainly for grades 4 and up.
Young Leader - Charlotte Weir - Lets Work for Solutions on Plastic Pollution
Seven year-old Charlotte Weir invites the audience to think about the future and work towards solutions.
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