How a Reactor Shuts Down and What Happens in a Meltdown
This is a seven part video from the New York Times that shows how the operating reactors at Fukushima Daiichi power station automatically shut down during the earthquake.But after subsequent cooling failures, two of them went into partial meltdown. This is an excellent video that carefully explains what happened and why.
Paris Peace Conference - 1919
The video shows footage of the time. You can see who the leaders of the peace conference were and what they wanted. There are images of destroyed cities. The main aims of the winners are listed. Wilson's suggestions are explained. Post war politics in Germany is explained and the role of communism. There is reference to the way in which the leaders drew the map of Europe anew. There is a map shown. There is an account of the main terms of the The Treaty of Versailles.
FDR and Packing the Supreme Court (3)
Roosevelt faces the fact that his New Deal programs may be destroyed by the courts. He looked for new ways to get his ideas OK'd by the courts.
Flight of the Bumble Bee by Rimsky-Korsakov
This light but manic piece brings to mind the buzzing of a bee or swarm of bees. The music for the Nasonex bee in a 2006 TV commercial. Look for a killer version of this piece by Croation pianist Maksim Mrvica on his 2003 CD "The Piano Player." This is the World Premiere Performance of Maksim August 24, 2006 on the piano.
While the American system of politics has generally been defined as a two-party system, occasionally a third party emerges, influencing elections and siphoning important votes from the major parties. Third parties often begin as single-issue parties that oppose or promote a certain social, economic, or political topic. For example, the Republican Party formed in the 1850’s as a third party in opposition to slavery. Similarly, in 2000, Ralph Nader formed the Green Party that focused on environm
March on Washington
While campaigning for the White House in 1960, John F. Kennedy made the pledge that civil rights would take center stage during his presidency. Kennedy guaranteed that discriminatory practices in housing would be done away with at the start of his term "with a stroke of a pen." Once in office, the results of his pledge were much less dramatic. In fact, the process took nearly two years to complete; all the while civil rights groups were sending pens to the White House to protest Kennedy's inacti
Humanitarian Reform in the 1800s
This video is accompanied by text. "The Age of Reform--the decades prior to the Civil War--was a period of tremendous economic and political change. Many Americans believed that traditional values were undercut by the emerging industrial and market economy and they supported humanitarian and social reforms in an effort to create a new moral order. Some reformers, including those who embraced transcendentalism, promoted the divinity of the individual and sought to perfect human society. A number
Acts Leading to American Revolutionary War
This two minute podcast explains the Acts that led to the American Revolutionary War. The images are incorrect as a whole, but the four major factors are explained. A good overview, but lacks depth and an effort to explain why the British took such actions.
Samuel the Boy Prophet
In keeping with her vow, Hannah dedicates her child to God. From his days as a young boy serving Eli, the high priest, to guiding the ancient Israelites, Samuel the prophet stands as an inspiring example of how we, too, can delight in our relationship with God. This story brings to life several episodes from the life of Samuel and invites all to discover the joy of faithful service to God. This is a wonderful teaching resource for a Christian classroom, a church activity, and/or for home to shar
Latin Lesson 11 - Grammar Slam 2 This is the 11th Episode in a series of Latin Tutorials based on the Cambridge Latin Course. Perfect for absolute beginners. salve! In this video series you can see the text from the Cambridge Latin Course on the screen, and it is being read and translated by a person seen in the bottom right of the screen.While the text is being translated, you also see pictures of what the words mean up above.
This is the 11th Episode in a series of Latin Tutorials based on the Cambridge Latin Course. Perfect for absolute beginners. salve! In this video series you can see the text from the Cambridge Latin Course on the screen, and it is being read and translated by a person seen in the bottom right of the screen.While the text is being translated, you also see pictures of what the words mean up above.
Biome in a Bag
The distribution of plants and animals around the world corresponds closely to global patterns of temperature and rainfall. This is why two forests half a world away from each other will often have very similar organisms living in them. In this ZOOMSci video segment, a cast member of ZOOM creates a self-contained biome and explores evaporation, condensation and precipitation. The video also addressed what a plant needs in order to grow. Closed captioning included. Run time 03:24.
This interactive activity adapted from Indiana University features time-lapse videos that reveal the movement and growth of plants in their pursuit of light. Although plants have no choice about where they are rooted, they do respond to environmental cues in ways that enable them to survive. This interactive site includes five videos using time lapsed photography (no audio) with written explanations. The videos include: seed germination and gravity, light and dark responses, twining vines, pl
Subordinating Sally Film About Subordinating Conjunctions.
A lesson in subordinating conjunctions presented as a short Film. This is non-speaking film with music in the background and speaking voices shown as text on the bottom of the screen. Coordinating conjunctions are shown in the dialog in the film.
Personification in Music
This video instructor uses popular songs to demonstrate how personification is used in songs. The personification examples are underlined in the songs to identify them. An educator could challenge the students to look for other examples of personification in the songs that they listen to. This video is suitable for middle school and high school students.
Awesome Alliteration by Amazing American Academians
Here you will find a slide show video put together by early elementary students to give examples of alliteration. The slides give clear and examples of how to use alliteration. Some of children's narration is garbled and the video quality is fair. Worth a look at the children's work. (2:52)
How Adverbs Are Used
In the video Yossarian the Grammarian demonstrates (using a whiteboard) how adverbs modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs. Suitable for elementary and older learners.
Conjunctive Adverbs is used to indicate the relationship between independent clauses. They include words such as accordingly, also, however, therefore, moreover. The narrator gives several example sentences using conjunctive adverbs on a white board. The narrator shows how to punctuate the sentence.
Using Conjunctive Adverb : Therefore
An English teacher explains how to use the conjunctive adverb "therefore" in a few sentences. The teacher shows examples sentences using therefore on a whiteboard.
Conjunctive Adverb and Semicolon Use
Quick silent slide show review on how to combine two sentences with the use of a semicolon and a conjunctive adverb. The clip shows an examples of how to use a semicolon before the conjunctive adverb to separate two independent clauses joined by a conjunctive adverb
How to Use Compound and Complex Sentences
In this video learn when to use a compound and sentences in your writing. Examples and tips are shown in this video clip. More information at www.michaelbuckoff.com