NIS Int 037 - Birmania
Marina and Ben look at recent events in Burma, and the crucial role played by bloggers in letting the world know what was going on. See notesinspanish.com for the accompanying worksheets
NIS Int 039 - Heroes
Ben and Marina talk about the TV show Heroes, and extraordinary changes that have taken place in the world in the recent past... See notesinspanish.com to pick up the accompanying worksheets.
Set amidst towering walls of rose-colored stone, the lost city of Petra certainly deserves its title as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Petra represents thousands of years of history, dating all the way back to the Neolithic era. The name of the city means 'cleft in the rock' in both Greek and Arabic; the intricate buildings are literally carved into the steep cliffs that line the Arabah, a valley that runs from
Blacks in the Military: Civil Rights
With an overview of Civil Rights, this three minute video gives insights into the relationship between World War Two and the call for the end of discrimination.
Wings of Love
While in Istanbul, Charles Annenberg Weingarten has the unique opportunity to discuss Christianity with the Patriarch of the Armenian Orthodox Church. The Archbishop shares the story of his path to the priesthood and explains why "faith and hope are like the wings of love." Run time 03:48
History's Turning Points-1902 AD The Battle for Tsushima
History's Turning Points-1902 AD The Battle for Tsushima
This 25 minute video is very well done. It requires a vocabulary list and a world map as well as one of Japan to best understand the lesson here. The Battle of Tsushima os commonly known as the “Sea of Japan Naval Battle” and was naval history's only decisive sea battle fought by modern steel battleship fleets. This was also the first naval battle in which wireless telegraphy played a role. Tsushima Strait between Korea and sou
Rise of Nation-States
Discusses the rise of commerce and mercantilism. The middle class began to pay taxes to help pay for armies to protect them. Using pictures with narration, the video explores the rise of Portugal, Spain, England, and France, and their exploration of the New World. AP History lesson.
James Burke - Balanced Anarchy (The Future)
This video is a scholarly view of what happens when our view of the world changes. It speaks of a philosophy of anarchy as it relates to Utopia in the future.
End of the World in 2012: A Compilation of Theories
Compilation of video clips describing the theories of the end of the world from several persons and cultures including Nostradamus and Edgar Casey. Clips from the movie Armageddon and other pictures attempt to frame out a picture that theorizes 2012 to be the end of the world. A bit campy, but it would make a good talking point video for older students.
Learn about The World of Plants
There are over 400,000 species of plants that cover our Earth. Learn more about the world of plants in this educational video from dizzo95. This is a good, general overview of plants - including photosynthesis, pollination, chlorophyll, seed dispersal etc. Run time 04:15.
Human Body Ecology
Some examples of the numerous life forms living on our body made visible by scanning electron microscopes. Excerpt from the documentary "The Invisible World". The video might also be used with lower grades as an example of magnification and microscopes. Grades 5-12. 3:09.
A 3D digital take on the microscopic world of amoebas, cells, germs and the origins of life itself. Fast paced and set to music. Grades 5-12. 2:20 min.
They're neither plants nor animals, yet they are some of the most important life forms on Earth. This video segment explores the world of microorganisms -- what they eat, how they move, what they have in common, and what distinguishes them from one another. Run time 03:43.
They're neither plants nor animals, yet they are some of the most important life forms on Earth. This video segment explores the world of microorganisms -- what they eat, how they move, what they have in common, and what distinguishes them from one another. Closed captioning included. Run time 03:43.
Gravity and Branes
Ideas that may explain why the force of gravity is so weak are presented in this video. Does the weak force of gravity offer evidence of a ten-dimensional world? Find out more now in this interesting video! Run time 05:26.
Physics is Fun to Imagine
In this archival footage from BBC TV, celebrated physicist Richard Feynman explains what fire, magnets, rubber bands (and more) are like at the scale of the jiggling atoms they're made of. This accessible, enchanting conversation in physics reveals a teeming nano-world that's just plain fun to imagine. Run time 07:06.
The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology
This video shows the technology that helps the physical world interact with the world of data -- including a deep look at his SixthSense device and a new, paradigm-shifting paper "laptop.
What a Wonderful World (song)
A sing-along slide show with nice pictures to go with Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World." The slide show pace doesn't seem to keep up with the music, so you might have to to hit the "forward" button to keep up. Lyrics are written in both english and spanish.
Dancing Dog - WordWorld
In this instrumental, Dog from World World dances along to various instruments, which are built out of individual letters in the Word World way. Horn, guitar, tuba, and drum are spelled, created, and played. Excellent animation and production. (2:30)
Sherlock Holmes Museum
Blurring the line between fact and fiction, this six minute video shows the fictional home of Sherlock Homes as created in the Holmes Museum. It is intended to be part of a middle school unit of study:
Instructional Objective: After viewing this video students will be able to describe some of the items and characters from Sherlock Holmes mysteries, and discuss the question "What are the attributes which combine to make a person a world-famous legend?"