J. K. Rowling Documentary - Stars - [BroadbandTV]
In the mid 90s Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling was your average
secretary living from paycheck to paycheck. She was a single mother
with a head full of ideas and dreams of becoming a writer.
Her perseverance and unique ability to bring out the child in everyone has now not only made her rich but also made her one of the best-selling authors in the world.
Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, the first book in the Harry Potter series followed a yo
Spain History in Brief
This is a short video about the history of Spain. The video explains that at one time, Spain was the most powerful nation in the world and how developed. There is reference to current affairs.
"War of The Century" 20 of 20
This documentary is a comprehensive exploration of World War II and is told through commentary, narration, and vintage film footage. This segment focuses on the Soviet revenge. (7:08)
SINK THE BISMARCK ~ sung by Johnny Horton
Sink the Bismarck is a song sung by Johnny Horton that tells the story of this epic naval battle. It was a favorite at the time and is still considered a classic by those who lived during World War Two. The song and video are a good start to a lesson on the war and can include comparing the ships involved in terms of size, crew numbers, and tonnage. A nice way to introuce the students to technology as well.
2 Dimensional Basic Geometric Shapes
Section two is good for comparing and contrasting geometric shapes. The first section is about real world shapes. The sound quality of the first section is scratchy. The second section uses animation to highlight the attributes of the different shapes. Excellent. The third section is a primary classroom where students are sorting shapes which is not particularly interesting. (4:29)
Song which helps students remember circle terminology and formulas. Video shows examples of circles in the real world. Good review before testing. Grades 6-10. 1:33 min.
3-D Shapes in the Real World
Learn the names of the 3-d shapes and see real world examples of each. Cubes, triangular prisms, cones and cylinders. Slide show accompanied by music. Names of shapes appear on the screen.
Venus: Death of a Planet
"From the fires of a sun's birth... twin planets emerged. Venus... and Earth. Two roads diverged in our young solar system. Nature draped one world in the greens and blues of life.
While enveloping the other in acid clouds... high heat... and volcanic flows. Why did Venus take such a disastrous turn?"
NOTE: There is very brief (a second), frontal female nudity of the antique sculpture of Venus. Narrated with English captions. Excellent computer animation.(22:09)
Why Isn't Pluto a Planet Any More?
Ask An Astronomer, question asked is: Why isn't Pluto a planet any more? Dr. Robert Hurt explains why Pluto got... well... plutoed. Describes how we define the word planet. Explains when planets were discovered, how asteroids were discovered, and how Pluto was discovered. In early 1990's astronomers found items bigger than Pluto. In August 2006, astronomers from all over the world met and decided on a formal definition of a planet-Pluto didn't make it! It is good to know though that even they ma
Greek Orthodox Easter
Easter is the most sacred and celebrated of all of the Greek holidays. It is the most important holiday in the greek orthodox church. In this video clip learn about the traditions Greeks observe during this holy week .
Empires: The Return of the Barbarians - Episode 3 of 3
In this last episode iIsolated from the West, 18th century Edo flourishes culturally and economically, becoming one of the liveliest cities in the world. But foreign forces are coming.
Fish and Frogs from the Sky
This is a true story about fish and frogs falling from the sky by Animal X. This took place in Queensland, Australia. The story is told by people who were eyewitnesses to the event. They told how they went outside and there were fish laying on the ground, they live no where near water. Other events just like this have taken place elsewhere in the world. An amphibian expert tries to explain what happens during some of these incidents. Run time 05:11.
Twenty years after World War I, Germany was able to rebuild its economic and military might and target its weaker neighbors. Following World War II, America and its Western European allies were determined to prevent Germany from regaining its power. With the blessing of their allies, Britain, France, and America controlled their West German sectors in a way intended to keep Germany impoverished, economically weak, and unable to pose a threat.
History and Functions of the United Nations
The history of the United Nations, as an international organization, has origins which begin in World War II. Since then its aim and activities have expanded to make it the archetypal international body in the early 21st century.
What is Gravity?
This was a Featured Video on YouTube. Although invisible, gravity is a complex force of nature that has an immeasurable impact on our everyday lives. Gravity and its variation in space are fundamental for every dynamic process on Earth's surface and in its interior. Improving our knowledge of how gravity affects these processes has practical benefits in today's changing world.
Weird US - Grotto of the Redemption
In this excerpt from the History Channel they travel to an amazing shrine in the American heartland, West Bend, Iowa, which is built entirely out of minerals. A conglomeration of nine grottos depicting scenes in the life of Jesus, the Grotto contains a large collection of minerals and petrifications and is believed to be the largest grotto in the world. It is also "considered to be the world's most complete man-made collection of minerals, fossils, shells, and petrifications in one place." The t
George Bush Sr.
On the Republican side, George Herbert Walker Bush, Ronald Reagan's vice president, easily became the nominee and selected Dan Quayle, former senator from Indiana, as his running mate. Bush, the son of a former Connecticut senator, attended an elite private school and later graduated from Yale. He served in World War II and then worked in the oil business in Texas. He began his public service as a Texas congressman and eventually served as envoy to China, ambassador to the U.N., and head of the
Obama's Message To Muslims
President spoke in Cairo, Egypt to the Muslim world about peace in the Middle East, women's rights and U.S. commitment to a two-state solution, reports Chip Reid.
James I on Jamestown- Monologue
This video shows a representation of King James I of England describing his interest in colonizing the New World and the settlement at Jamestown, Virginia. He enumerated the benefits of the new settlement in the new world
A Healthy School Lunch and the Edible School Year
You can lead students to nutritious food, but can you make them bite? The answer to that increasingly relevant question is yes, if you get creative. At Saint Paul Public Schools, in Saint Paul, Minnesota, the director of nutrition and commercial services for the school district is sharing her personal passion for fresh, healthy food with students. From Portland, Oregon, to Atlanta, school menus are being redone with health in mind, even as budgets shrink and parents tighten their wallets. Man