Theodore Roosevelt: A Brief History
Brief history of President Theodore Roosevelt.(Amateur video)
Biomes; an Overview
Explore the biomes around the world in this short, computer-animated video. This video will briefly cover the following key concepts: biome similarities and differences, biome boundaries, tundra biome, coniferous forest (Taiga) biome, deciduous forest biome, tropical rainforest biome, grassland biome and desert biome. The video ends will a 10-question, fill-in-the-blank quiz.
Computer Animated Moon Orbiting Earth
This is a very short video of a computer generated moon and Earth. The video demonstrates how the moon orbits Earth in relation to Earth's equator. This would be helpful to show students how the moon orbits Earth. No audio. Run time 10 seconds.
Tombs of Ancient Egypt
The many accomplishments of this land and people and why they built the pyramids as tombs for their pharaohs. How death was what they lived for in some ways.
Helen Keller, Part III
This is from the Discovery Channel/Education series and this video is an animated biography of Helen Keller aimed at elementary school children.
Landforms of the World
Different landforms of the world. Pictures of landforms-Plains, mountains and valleys with factual captions to go with the pictures. No sound in this video, but very informative.(Amateur video of slides and text.)
William Bradford Biography, Part VI
This is an animated biography of William Bradford, a leader of the Separatist settlers of the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts. This Discovery Channel Education series is aimed at older elementary school children.
Carl Sagan: Wanderers.
A ten minute professionally made video on man as a wanderer. A brief history of why man continues to look for new challenges. Also a good introduction into immigration, and space exploration...in the last decade man has had his inventions land on 70 places in space. Run time 10:00.
Renaissance - Birth of a Dynasty, Part 6
Filippo Brunelleschi uses a herringbone design in his dome - something never tried before. Both patrons and workers have strong doubts whether Brunelleschi's plan will work.
How can one lay bricks on an inward-curving vault - without any scaffolding?! To rid his workers of their disbelief, the architect/builder himself ascends the heights to show everyone how to proceed.
The story of the Renaissance thus begins, in a way, with Brunelleschi's dome. "It touches t
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).
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)
Using only six straight lines, divide this shape into four equal parts.
Thank You, Soldiers
Tussing Elementary 3rd Graders sing this sincere 'thank you' to their heroes in the U.S. military. Words on screen as they are sung, while photographs of U.S. soldiers in action are shown.
A History of Veterans Day
In a History of the Holidays video, discover the origins of Veterans Day, which is also known as Remembrance Day. Learn how a holiday set to remember World War I, Armistice Day, has grown into a holiday honoring all veterans and peace. This three minute video provides insights into why this holiday serves as a remembrance for those who have served. There is some live war footage. (3:18)
What Is the Distance From Venus to the Sun?
What Is the Distance From Venus to the Sun? The distance from Venus to the sun is 108.2 million kilometers, but it can vary to about 107.5 million kilometers at times. Discover why Venus is much warmer than many people would think it is. This video is in lecture format. (01:39)
Mstislav Rostropovich Prelude, Bach's Cello Suite No. 1
Using his Duport Stradivarius cello, Rostropovich interprets the Prelude, of Bach's Cello Suite No. 1, considerably faster than Yo-Yo Ma's version. This video was filmed in 1991, at the Basilique Sainte Madeleine in Vézelay, Yvonne, France. (1:50)
Also good to watch for technique.
Blue Hole - Exploring Arkansas (AETN)
Arkansas Educational TV publication. In this video the narrator explores the Blue Hole Special Interest Area north of Jerusalem in the Ozark National Forest and shows you why this area has received that "special" designation. Video is good quality and has information for students studying this area of the United States.
Facts about Hawaii
4th grade students describe the facts and features of the state of Hawaii.
The Origin of Egyptian Civilization PT.3
Learn the history and origin of the ancient black people who are called egyptians. There's informatiion stretching further back, further than the pre-dynastic period.Some questionable facts are given. Fairly old data.
African Rock Art engravings and carvings in the Sahara Africa
This video shows examples of African Rock Art and engravings in the Sahara. There is some narration, but the teacher must provide context and a map of the area would help students understand better.