Race and Identity in Antebellum America-Unit 7
How has slavery shaped the American llterary imagination and American identity? This episode turns to the classic slave narratives of Harriet Jacobs and Frederick Douglass, and the fiction of Harriet Beecher Stowe. What rhetorical strategies do their works use to construct an authentic and authoritative American self?
What Is a Number System?
Understand the nature of the real number system, the elements and
operations that make up the system, and some of the rules that govern the operations. Examine a finite number system that follows some (but not all) of the same rules, and then compare this system to the real number system. Use a number line to classify the numbers we use, and examine how the numbers and operations relate to one another.
Conversations With Student Writers
The program demonstrates how teachers incorporate conferences with students into their writing instruction. Viewers will see how teachers structure conferences, choose a teaching focus for the conference, and keep records of their interactions. The emphasis is on practical strategies and on the fundamental benefit of responding personally to student writing.
Conversations Among Writing Peers
One way to provide an authentic audience for young writers is to have
them share their work with each other. This program shows how teachers help students respond to their peers by modeling appropriate behavior and teaching protocols for student responses.
Making Writing Meaningful
When teachers introduce subjects that matter to middle school students or allow them more freedom to choose and develop topics, the task of writing gains new meaning and purpose. In this session, participants examine how five middle-level teachers help their students connect to writing and understand its capacity to transform their own lives and the world around them. (58:25)
Looking Forward: Our Global Environment
Earth's essential systems are being stressed in many ways. There are many tipping points in the environment, beyond which there could be serious consequences. Will human ingenuity, resiliency, and cooperation save us from the worst outcomes of our global experiment?
One of Journey North's most popular migration--that of the monarch butterflies is featured in this program. Journey North
Workshop 1: The Many Faces of Learning
In this introductory workshop, you will meet the guest educators featured in the series and hear why they think it is important to continually examine the learning process. You will also have an opportunity to reflect on your own personal beliefs about learning and see clips of classrooms that will be presented in more detail in later workshops.
Patent Search How To
This is a simple, three minute video tutorial - training on using the www.uspto.gov site for a simple patent search. Would be interesting for students to see how the process works and also to check on patents given to people such as Edision. Great for added depth to invention and simple machine lessons.
Writing Techniques for Novels
Discover your own personal writing process that gets the job done with tips from a published author and English professor in this video on writing. The professor gives you ideas that help you find what works best for you.
IELTS How to link an essay's paragraphs together
This brief video outlines how to keep the paragraphs of your IELTS argument essay linked. It's important to remember to always connect your supporting paragraphs back to your thesis. (6:40)
The Butterfly Circus (Part One)
This is a short Christian film starring Nick Vujicic about a man who learns how to overcome adversity and to be accepted by his peers. The setting is in the Depression era with a traveling circus. (The 'limbless' man may be difficult for younger children to watch.) (10:01)
The Food We Eat - Basal Reader
This slide show has sound, however, if an educator uses this, it may be better to turn the sound down and read it to students as the narrator's voice is very low and has little energy. The images that accompany the words are great.
Learn About the Egyptian Empire
Learn About Ancient Egyptian Empire - Learn about the Egyptian empire and Ancient Egypt. This short video describes the extent of the empire, its great monuments and Pharaohs. (00:58)
The Vegetable Orchestra
The Vegetable Orchestra performs on instruments made of fresh vegetables. This video shows the musicians buying, making, and playing their very unique, homemade vegetable instruments. This is a video that would be interesting to students of all ages! (5:57)
Brief Overview of Gaius Julius Caesar's Life
This amateur is a short overview of Julius Caesar's life. The film is accompanied by music and words--but there is no voice narration. This would make a good introduction to studying Julius Caesar in a high school setting. Most of this video consists of clips from the movie Julius Caesar (2002). (04:33) NOTE: there are spelling errors and the death scene contains violence.
Reading : What Is Story Resolution?
Story resolution occurs after the climax of a story in order to
tie up the loose ends of what happens in the story. Find out about less
traditional story resolution with information from a writing instructor
in this video.
The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake
The story of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire. Photography was invented only a few decades before this event and motion pictures were in their infancy as well. This story is told with those old movies & photos.
How to Juggle 3 Balls : The Yo-Yo Ball Juggling Trick
This 1:29 long video shows how to juggle 3 balls and the yoyo trick. Easy for students to master and a good way for them to build up confidence.
Coroner's Report Plague
In the 14th century, a plague known as the Black Death claimed 75 million lives. Forensic medical investigator Shiya Ribowsky explores how exactly they died. Run time 02:37.