Design by the Book - Episode 4
Episode 4 (last episode) - The New York Public Library holds a wealth of unexpected sources of inspiration for artists and designers—from vintage valentines and textile patterns, to fabric samples and turn-of-the-century menus from around the world. For this online-only miniseries, Design by the Book, the Library partnered with the leading design blog Design*Sponge to invite five New York City–based artists to sift through our collections in search of inspiration. Watch as the artists, who r
9-11: The Tree that Saved a Chapel
n 2005, artist Steve Tobin created a ten-foot-tall bronze sculpture of a sycamore tree’s root structure fo Trinity Wall Street. The sycamore in question is known as “the tree that saved St. Paul’s Chapel,” because it took the brunt of damage from debris falling from the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, and the chapel remained relatively unscathed. This video shows how art can be used to be spiritual. Deals slightly with 9-11. For older students.
photos of children around the world
This video shows glimpses of children around the world, with a song by Tim Janis, in support of CROP Hunger Walks. The song is sung by school children in Kenya.
Flags of the World
A video showing a picture of each flag in the world. The narrator in the video says the name of the country and a picture is shown of that country's flag.(Computerized voice reads the countries' names)
Traveling South America
This is a video of a two year world trip in South America. On this movie it travels from Brazil, Peru, Bolivia to Argentina. Note: There is no sound on this video.
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.
Adding and Subtracting Negative Numbers
Adding and subtracting negative numbers can be confusing. Using a number line and some "real world" examples, a math teacher makes it easier to work with negatives. The instructor uses a white board to model examples. Sound quality needs improvement.
Causes of World War I
This two minute video uses primary films to show the causes of the First World War. 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. Good use of photos and films. Students need to have timeline and map to get the most use of this video
World War I Vet Interview
Frank Buckles enlisted at age 15 to fight in World War I and at age 107 is one of the last living heroes of that conflict. He was honored in a ceremony in Arlington, Va. Kimberly. What is most interesting is his clear recollection of the incidents in World War One and the fact he survived that war and his capture in World War Two by never letting anyone tell you what to do. This video is best used as an example for students to use when they go out to do interveiws about history as a project.
World War I: Germans Attack U.S. Navy Boats
In this History Rewind video clip, take a step back in time to the beginning of World War 1. The repeated sinking of American ships caused President Wilson to declare war. Watch the historic black and white footage of some of the attacks, but there is no sound so it lacks depth.
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.