The Civil War: A Explanation by a Historian
A talking head video with some good statistics in the 1:34 video. Good for advanced students. Offers insights into the effects of the war, too, but mainly a weak tool for the study of this war.
How to Conduct an Orchestra
This is the first of four tutorials about conducting an orchestra for the purpose of recording a music soundtrack. The sound quality is a bit hard to understand for some students. Includes how to put music on film as well. A must watch for conducting an orchestra.
Difference Between Frogs and Toads
The difference between frogs and toads is a taxonomic issue not maintained in general naming, though the frogs called 'toads' do tend to have dry and bumpy skin. (01:58)
Counting to Twenty Tennis Match With Big Bird
Big Bird and Tony Danza take part in a Sesame Street tennis match in. They count from 1-20 as the ball is hit back and forth. Big Bird wins the match after hitting the ball the 20th time. (1:48)
Count to Five with the Pig Puppet
This is a very entertaining video and it is sure to keep your child's attention while he/she learns at the same time. Run time 01:32.
Buddhism: The Awakened One
This video shows an interview to Gen Mondrub, a Buddhist leader, who gives the definition of Buddhism. He explains what exactly they mean by "awaken" and the way in which this is represented in the religion.
The American Constitution: Patrick Henry
Patrick Henry became a symbol of American independence when he famously declared "give me liberty, or give me death!" This short video deals with Patrick Henry. A forceful presentation.
Adjectives Used to Describe Things
This lesson shows how describe things. There is reference to shape,color, material, etc and there are examples presented with images. You can read the words on the screen.
Color Robot - Rap Song
This song will help students in identifying each of the colors. Lyrics include, "I'm a color robot. I'm thinking of the color of grass and trees. It's also the color of brocolli and beans. You know that color! It's the color GREEN!...." Lyrics are also provided on the screen. (03:04)
¿Cómo Eres? – Describing Your Personality
Use the verb ser to answer the question, "¿Cómo eres?" or what are you like? In addition to talking about the grammar behind this concept the video also introduces a bunch of vocabulary words that can be used to describe yourself. Run time 05:53.
The original Gettysburg Address: The True Story
A good background before students read this document.
History of Mother's Day on Vimeo
This touching video is all graphics with some image of famous women. Is a good video for Mothers Day or for any study of women in history. Some remarkable information.
In A World Without Wood
This brief video segment is from Bill Nye the Science Guy - Forests episode and discusses all of the things we use wood for in our daily lives. Run time 01:02.
In this video from Vegas PBS, host Brian Wignall and two butterfly experts discuss butterfly species commonly found in the Nevada wilderness. Among the topics they talk about are the best time of year to see butterflies in Nevada, the means by which they protect themselves from predators, how weather conditions and daylight affect their flight, their longevity, and the distances some travel to and from their wintering grounds. Closed captioning included. Run time 04:35.
The Code of Hammurabi: Early Civilizations
This video explains the 280 laws in this code. It does a good job of explaining what the Code was and what made it unique and important. The video opens the way for some excellent discussions including what an eye for an eye means and also do all people have the same punishment based on their social rank. This four minute video goes slowly and has good graphics.
Turning Points in History - Hammurabi's Code of Laws
Hammurabi's code was one of the "first attempts to institutionalize law. Writing the code allowed it to become public knowledge. Hammurabi combined the many different laws of the different city-states, and this is the story of how he did it and the code's impact on law even today. This three minute video also shows a teenage court in Texas thus bringing together the past to the present. Excellent of students studying law or history.
How To Communicate Your Strengths in a Job Interview
This video provides suggestions for highlighting strengths in job interviews such as relating strengths to job requirements, giving concrete examples of attributes, and turning negatives into positives.
URL Performance Art on Vimeo
This short clip uses typing as a performance art form. (o:14)
The Life of Charles Dickens: Charles Dickens Rescues Dr. Samuel Johnson's godchild
Charles Dickens' letter to Richard Greene, November 3, 1855. This video of spoken narrative and carefully-chosen still images tells the story of how Charles Dickens rallied the nation to save the goddaughter of Dr. Samuel Johnson from a life of poverty. Photographs of primary sources (letters), with drawings of the time, photographs, professional narration, choral music and orchestration. (6:30)
Charles Dickens: A Biography
This five minute video is about Charles Dickens and is an animation.
His childhood provoked him to work hard for what he wanted, and he became a journalist. He traveled to Boston in 1842 with his wife, and searched for weird inspirations for his writings. This is an excellent overview of his life and inspirations and his demise.