Effects of the Indian Wars
This video is accompanied by text. "The cruelty inflicted on the natives during the Indian Wars was chronicled by Helen Hunt Jackson in her book “A Century of Dishonor,” which was published in 1881 and distributed by Jackson to every member of Congress. Jackson had become incensed at the harsh treatment of Indians during a lecture by Chief Sitting Bear of the Ponca tribe in 1879. Her mission to improve Indian conditions furthered the effort to assimilate Indians onto reservations “for thei
How to REALLY Use The TI-84 Graphing Calculator - Part 1
Tips on how to get the most usage out of your calculator. No previous knowledge assumed.
What Is a Passing Grade on the GED Test?
A passing grade on the GED test is dependent upon the high
school population, as a GED passing grade must be better than 40 percent of the graduating high school seniors. Answer at least 60 percent of the questions correct to ensure a passing grade. Get advice about the GED Test from a GED prep tutor in this video.
This video is accompanied by text. "In 1950, as the Red Scare intensified, Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy told the Ohio County Republican Women's Club of Wheeling, West Virginia, that the State Department was infested with Communists. He claimed to have a list of 205 names that were known to the Secretary of State as being members of the Communist Party. News of the speech spread quickly across the nation and Republican McCarthy became the talk of Congress..." ( Video is well done and profess
Cold War: After Stalin (1953-1956) Part 4 of 5
Cold War is a twenty-four episode television documentary series about the Cold War (1945--1989). Jeremy Isaacs produced the 1998 program in a style similar to his previous series, The World at War (1973). Businessman Ted Turner created the series as a joint production between the Turner Broadcasting System and the BBC, originally broadcast on CNN in the U.S. and the BBC Two in the U.K. Kenneth Branagh. It featured interviews with leading political figures and people who witnessed and lived throu
The Lincoln-Douglas Debates
Find out about the Lincoln-Douglas Debates, one of the most fascinating periods in the life of Abraham Lincoln in this video. The Lincoln-Douglas debates on slavery are recreated with animation in this video. Each side's arguments are capsulized.
American Government Legislative Branch
This video describes the U.S. Congress and the powers given to it by the Constitution of the United States.
A video that contains numerous statistics and other data that opens up some real issues that are sometimes missed in textbooks. The video stops at time, but give it time and another episode starts. Major themes of US History are the overall subject.
The Economy During the Civil War
An excellent video that explains the various methods that were used prior to and during the Civil War. A word wall is useful as well as a timeline as there are many facts and events mentioned. The involvement of women is mentioned. The naval blockade impact is also pointed out.
J.D Salinger - The Catcher In the Rye Part 2 of 3
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger is the short narrative of a 16 year old boy who failed out of prep school. This video reads excerpts from the novel to summarize the plot. A few photos are shown of Salinger and the book cover.
J.R.R. Tolkien reads from 'The Lord of the Rings' #1
This is an audio clip of J.R.R. Tolkien reading from 'The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - Chapter IV: Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit
This video is a skit by two students demonstrating how to use a rounding rhyme to determine whether to round up or down. The students show an example of rounding to the thousands, hundreds, and tens place. The example problems are completed using a SmartBoard. The audio can be difficult to hear at times during the video.
Finding Area of a Triangle
Students learn the formula for the area of a triangle, and are asked to solve problems using this formula. Note that right triangle formulas and trigonometry are used extensively in the problems in this lesson.
Demonstration on How All Angles in a Triangle Add up to 180
This video demonstrate how all angles sum to 180 degrees. A student made skit is presented on a whiteboard with magnet figures of Paris Hilton and Einstein to demonstrate.
Los Angeles 1984: The Games of the XXIII Olympiad The Games of the XXIII Olympiad, from Los Angeles, USA. These Games are known for the fourteen country boycott led by the USSR. The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum became the only stadium to host the Summer Olympic Opening Ceremony twice, the first time in 1932. Romania was the only Warsaw Pact nation to compete. Carl Lewis of the U.S. won four gold medals in track and field, in the same events as Jesse Owens did in 1936. Gymnas
The Games of the XXIII Olympiad, from Los Angeles, USA. These Games are known for the fourteen country boycott led by the USSR. The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum became the only stadium to host the Summer Olympic Opening Ceremony twice, the first time in 1932. Romania was the only Warsaw Pact nation to compete. Carl Lewis of the U.S. won four gold medals in track and field, in the same events as Jesse Owens did in 1936. Gymnas
Affirmative Action and Forced Busing
This video is accompanied by text. "As blacks benefited from new voting rights and school desegregation, the workplace remained a hostile environment for some. Many businesses openly flaunted hiring policies that excluded blacks or confined them to menial jobs.
To make the workplace more equitable, President Lyndon Baines Johnson issued an executive order in 1965 requiring that all federal contractors implement "affirmative action" hiring practices towards women and minorities. This meant
Judaism in America
This is a video accompanied by a slide presentation. There is an interview with Rabbi Levi who talk about traditions and Judaism in America. There is some historical background and there is reference to Sabbath and other traditions.
Duct Tape Crafts: Duct Tape School Folder and Notebook
This 3:40 long video slowly shows students how to use a variety of colored rolls of duct tape into usable school notebooks. This would be an expensive project and the tape does easily stick to practically anything, so this requires patience and good coordination.
How to Determine the Value of a Coin
This clip shows how to determine the value of a coin. An antique store owner explains that it depends on several factors, including what the coin is made from, if the coin has a mint mistake and if the coin is rare. he gives tips for understand the grading system of coins.
Elements Used in Coins
Learn about a variety of elements are used in coins. An antique store owner explains the most common elements being gold, silver, copper, nickel and occasionally aluminum and bronze. He gives resources to find information about coins.