Aristotle - quotation about morality and law
This very short video introduces Aristotle and provides a simple inspirational quote (that philosophy has taught him to do what is right not just because the law commands it). Run time 0:43.
Taj Mahal: A Travel
A three minute video of the Taj Mahal. Poor quality audio offsets any content use except for some historical facts.
Florene Nightingale Biography, Part II
This is an animated biography from the Discovery Channel Education series. This series is aimed at older elementary school children. Florence Nightingale was a "pioneering English nurse, writer and noted statistician. Florence Nightingale's most famous contribution came during the Crimean War...when reports began to filter back to Britain about the horrific conditions for the wounded" (Wikipedia, 2009).
Shirley Chisholm, Part 3 of 3
This is a film documentary about Shirley Chisholm. 'On January 25, 1972, she became the first major-party black candidate for President of the United States and the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination' (Wikipedia, 2009).
JK Rowling Intrview about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Releasae (Part 1)
Live interview with author, JK Rowling. She answers questions after the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. She answers question from audience members about the books.
Famous Paintings of Diego Rivera
Famous paintings by Diego Rivera are found on walls all over
Mexico, as he started the Mexican Mural Renaissance in the early 20th
century. Learn about the significance of his artwork from a successful artist and history teacher in this video.
The Paper Clip Project : Whitwell Middle School's Holocaust Study
This video begins by showing photos of the horrors of the Holocaust. Then begins the story of the Holocaust Project, Six Million Paper Clips. The student's story is told with photos and text running across the bottom of the screen. The video is student-created and contains some misspelled words. NOTE: there are disturbing photos that may be difficult for some students to see. (04:00)
School Year Review - Months of the Year Song
This video is a song describing each month during the school year. Each month is accompanied by a relevant picture and the song tells about what happened each month. The chorus of the song mentions the four seasons. This song was used as an end of the year song for a classroom, so the items are somewhat school specific. (1:54)
This photo story video clip introduces figurative language at the elementary level. Simile, metaphor, personification, and symbol are defined and examples are shown.
Eight Little Spiders - Basic Subtraction
This Sesame Street subtraction rhyme starts with 8 spiders. One by one, the spiders are subtracted leaving only one at the end. Shows the strategy of "take away one and count the remaining objects." (1:11)
Maine State Flag and State Song Five Star Flags presents the Maine flag flying against the blue sky. The state coat of arms is placed on a blue field. In the center of the shield a moose rests under a tall pine tree. A farmer and seaman represents the work that people did in early times. The North Star represents the state motto: "Dirigo" ("I Direct"). Flag adopted 1909.
Five Star Flags presents the Maine flag flying against the blue sky. The state coat of arms is placed on a blue field. In the center of the shield a moose rests under a tall pine tree. A farmer and seaman represents the work that people did in early times. The North Star represents the state motto: "Dirigo" ("I Direct"). Flag adopted 1909.
Visit William Faulkner's Museum in Oxford, MS
Travel with Bennett-Watt to Oxford, Mississippi and discover William Faulkner's home and museum. Faulkner, a well-known Southern writer, received the Nobel Prize in 1850, Pulitzer Prize in 1855, and another Pulitzer in 1862. Run time 02:16.
Words With Short E Song - Hooked on Phonics
This animated video includes a blues song focusing on words that contain short "e." Many different short e words are presented in the song. Colors is used to highlight the letters. (2:12)
Human-Made Wonders of Europe and Asia Visit some of the famous human-made landmarks of the Europe and Asia. Shows actual photos of these wonders. (2:17)
Visit some of the famous human-made landmarks of the Europe and Asia. Shows actual photos of these wonders. (2:17)
Al Seckel, a cognitive neuroscientist, explores the perceptual illusions that fool our brains. Loads of eye tricks help him prove that not only are we easily fooled, we kind of like it. Seckel explores how eye tricks can reveal the way the brain processes visual information.
Metals Metals are extremely important to our daily lives. Metals are shown to be found in many places and important to the history of our civilization. Malleability, ductility, and conductivity are examined, along with methods for extracting metals from ores and blending alloys. Experiments demonstrate these various properties.
Metals are extremely important to our daily lives. Metals are shown to be found in many places and important to the history of our civilization. Malleability, ductility, and conductivity are examined, along with methods for extracting metals from ores and blending alloys. Experiments demonstrate these various properties.
Poem: "Four Seasons"
This animated video features lions reciting a poem about the seasons. Each season is described with rhyming words , and all words appear on the screen. ( :27)
How to Simplify Fractions - Basic Math Tutor
In this section, we will learn about fractions, what they are, what they represent and how to use simplified fractions. NOTE: This is a clip from a much larger (seven hours) tutorial. Instructor uses a whiteboard. (29:02)
Equivalent Fractions with Sal Khan
This video about equivalent fractions includes a black screen where the instructor, in his conversational tone, uses it as a 'chalkboard.' Different colors and pictures are used for clarification. (04:50)
Learn Equivalent Fractions
We can test if two fractions are equivalent by cross-multiplying their numerators and denominators. The cartoon animation in this video uses very simple pictures and examples to help explain equivalent fractions. The problems become more difficult towards the end of the video. (03:47)