"Fog" Poem By Carl Sandburg
A female voice recites softly yet clearly as the words are shown on the screen in this simple yet elegant black-and-white slideshow of Carl Sandburg's poem, "Fog." Accessible to a wide age range. The poet's last name is spelled incorrectly on opening screen. (0:53)
"The Cask Of Amontillado," the first part of the short story by Edgar Allan Poe
Screen shots of detailed graphic novel style illustrations of the classic Poe story using jwplayer Narrated by male voice with British accent; music, This is the first part of the story only. (2:34)
The Pit and the Pendulum - Rap Song
A fun rap about Edgar Allen Poe's short story "The Pit and the Pendulum." You can read the original text by Poe or watch/read this remix of the classic poem. "The Pit and the Pendulum" is one of Poe's most famous works: a story full of suspense but not of plot. In fact we know very little about the characters in the story. The story has a claustrophobic feel to it that matches the main character's own predicament as he tries to survive the tortures of the pit and the pendulum.
Weather PowerPoint Quiz
This is a teacher-created formative assessment of the types of weather learned in her second grade class. This slideshow is in question-and-answer format (multiple-choice). Primary grade students and teachers may find this assessment useful. The slideshow has questions regarding the types of clouds and types of precipitation.
Storm Clouds Forming
This is a video which shows how storms develop.
How To Write a Cover Letter
This video provides a step-by-step guide for writing a cover letter to include with your resume. It gives practical advice for helping you stand out among the many applicants to any job. (2:11)
Weather on Jupiter, Part 5 of 7
This video compares Jupiter's lightning to lightning on Earth and is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students.
How an ADHD Child Listens
How an ADHD Child Listens. Part of the series: How to Tell if Your Child Has ADHD. How an ADHD Child Listens in this children's health video.
Survivor- The Middle School Classroom- Part 1
Video Slideshow- Part 1 of 3 part series- Help us move from just surviving a defective classroom to thriving in an effective classroom. Begin with a stress test to see how much stress you are under, not just professionally but personally as well. See how it affects you in your classroom. (08:00)
Survivor- In The Middle School Classroom- Part 2
Video Slideshow- Strategies for moving from surviving a defective classroom to thriving in an effective classroom. What is an effective classroom? They are a role model, lovable, caring, and is flexible. Effective teachers are also organized using timers, task cards, computer log, etc. (8:56)
Survivor- In The Middle School Classroom- Part 3
Video Slideshow- Strategies for moving from surviving a defective classroom to thriving in an effective classroom. What are your discipline issues? A program of discipline must teach self-discipline, students must know the standards, and the adjustment of behavior must fit the occasion and environment. (7:19)
Video Brain Teaser #55
Videos that provide viewers with brain teasers/mental puzzles. These may consist of problems dealing with the arrangement of matchsticks, coins, and other items. May include pencil drawing games, optical illusions, hidden images and "Find the Twin" problems.
The Fir Tree by Hans Christian Anderson
A Christmas story about a fir tree that is recorded by Phil Brock. The text is at the bottom on the page with animations.
Austrian Christmas Traditions
Austrian Christmas traditions involve many unique holiday activities.
How to Make Tortilla Chips From Scratch
Make some homemade tortilla chips with directions from a
professional chef. The chef gives instructions on how to cut either white corn or yellow corn tortillas into large triangles, tossing them in a bit of oil, spreading them out evenly on a cookie sheet and baking them at 400 degrees until golden and crispy.
The Treaty of Versailles Ending World War I
This short video shows footage of the time. You can see the leaders of the peace conference. It shows a map of Europe and what it was like after the decisions taken at Versailles. It states that instead of a solution the treaty would soon bring further problems.
A History of Political Parties in the U.S.
Great teachers from outstanding universities give instruction on federalism in this video from Thinkwell's online American Government series. In this video we discuss: A History of Political Parties in the U.S. The video uses lecture format, pictures, and a whiteboard to aid in the explanations. Run time 11:12.
This video is accompanied by text. "In the late eighteenth century, primitive methods of travel were still in use in America. Waterborne travel was uncertain and often dangerous, covered-wagon and stagecoach travel over rutted trails was uncomfortable, and all types of travel were very slow. Americans were aware that a transportation network would increase land values, stimulate domestic and foreign trade, and strengthen the American economy.
In 1794, a private company completed the Phila
Composition of the House
When the Founding Fathers created the Constitution, they divided the powers among the Congress (legislative branch), the president (executive branch), and the courts (judicial branch). The United States Congress is a bicameral legislature consisting of the House of Representatives and the Senate. It is the chief policy-making and representative branch of the national government. Since the United States is a representative democracy, members of Congress represent the people by translating public
Committees and the Iron Triangle
The committee system dominates the House of Representatives. It is within committees that much of the daily work of the House is completed. Committees meet to discuss specific policies, work to control the congressional agenda, and guide legislation as it progresses through Congress until it is either signed or vetoed by the president. Representatives can be members of several different committees during any given session. (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)