Obama Releases His Birth Certificate
People seeking to undermine Barack Obama's legitimacy as president circulated a rumor that he was not born in the United States. On April 27, 2011, Obama releases his long-form birth certificate and asks that the American people and press put an end to the "silliness" and focus on more important matters. (2:46)
Formal/Informal Letters for Younger Learners: ( An Interactive Game)
This selection contains an interactive game on formal/informal letters appropriate for younger learners. Students practice placing components of letters in the correct places in the game. ( This link is for an interactive game and may take a few minutes to load.)
Perimeter of Polygons - Getting Into Shape (Interactive)
Determine perimeter of simple polygons (e.g., squares, rectangles, triangles). Identify side measurements of parallelograms having the same perimeter.
Animated Sheet Music: "So What" by Miles Davis
This video could be used while teaching younger students about musica notes or as an introduction to a unit about jazz music. The animated sheet music travels across the screen as Miles Davis' piece is played. (09:25)
Roosevelt Elected to Third Term
In this audio clip, from WGN Chicago on November 7, 1940, news reporter Fulton Lewis Jr. details the historic third-term election of Franklin D. Roosevelt as president of the United States. (1:30)
Reagan’s 1984 Presidential Nomination
On August 23, 1984, President Ronald Reagan accepts his party's nomination for a second term. In his speech at the Republican National Convention, President Reagan promises “springtime of hope" for America. (0:57)
This is a great way to teach what the primary colors are to younger kids. This is a fun song and that give the primary colors and the secondary colors they make when mixed together. (01:30)
Number Sentences with Spiffy (Interactive)
Understand basic addition and subtraction number sentences and identify number sentences that correspond to given story problems. Extend the learning by writing number sentences for multiplication and division problems.
Nixon's Second Inaugural Address
After a landslide reelection victory, incumbent President Richard Nixon stresses America's role in the pursuit of world peace during his second inaugural address, delivered on January 20, 1973. (1:42)
Nixon’s First Inaugural Address
After losing his first presidential bid to John F. Kennedy in 1960, former Vice President Richard Nixon brought the Republican Party back into power with a win in the 1968 presidential election. In this audio clip, listen to Nixon as he takes the oath of office and promises to heal a divided nation. (1:13)
Pattern Quest (Interactive)
In this "Cyberchase" interactive game, the player attempts to deduce a pattern in the fewest number of guesses by using clues, and eliminating wrong guesses.
Patterns to the Rescue (Interactive)
In this "Cyberchase" interactive game, students utilize knowledge about patterns, sequence and relationships.
Mickey Mouse & Friends - The Band Concert (1935)
The orchestra is performing the William Tell overture, but then Donald Duck (in his third appearance in a Mickey cartoon) appears selling ice-cream. Uninvited, Donald takes out his flute and distracts the band into playing Turkey in the Straw. (08:45)
Expedition 32 Final Soyuz Qualification Exams
Expedition 32 Flight Engineers Suni Williams, Yuri Malenchenko and Aki Hoshide take their final Soyuz systems qualification exams at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia. The trio is scheduled to launch to the International Space Station on July 14.
ISS Update - June 20, 2012
The International Space Station video update for June 20, 2012.
Breakingviews: To save the euro zone the muddling must stop
June 19 - AIt's time to stop muddling through from one summit to the next, euro zone leaders must come up with a credible plan for the future of the euro zone at next week's meeting say Breakingviews.
Anne Frank: The Whole Story Part 7 of 19
This video is part seven of a mini-series based on the life of Anne Frank. ( See part one for a description of the series.) In this segment, a new person joins the group in hiding, and the rules are explained to him. Anne's positive spirit is shown by her comment that she believes they are quite lucky. ( The video deals with Anne entering adulthood from 5:05-6:00, and contains the statement , " Da... you, you beast!" at 9:26). ( 10:11)
Lesson 1 Example B