The Supreme Court: Today's Supreme Court
Today's Supreme Court is likely to be called on to decide cases that will affect many people, including rights for minorities, the right to bear arms, and the powers of law enforcement versus people's right to privacy. This video needs to have an explanation of judicial review before it is shown. The content is about some decisions that may change society.
The United States Constitution outlines several of the president's roles and powers, while other roles have developed over time. The presidential roles expressly defined, or enumerated, in the Constitution include those of Commander-in-Chief, Chief Executive, Head of State, Chief Diplomat, and Legislator. (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)
Traditional Roles and Special Powers
While in office, the president is the national head of his political party. Grounded in tradition, this role carries special privileges as well as many responsibilities. The privileges include having a heavy influence on the party's platform, choosing party leaders at the national committee level, and becoming the goodwill ambassador for the party by building relationships with state and local party leaders. (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)
Suitable for high school students with text on the side. "Nearly all of the federal government's work was accomplished through Cabinet departments until the 1880s when Congress began establishing agencies that were positioned outside the Cabinet departments. Among these agencies are the independent regulatory commissions that were created to protect public interest by developing and enforcing rules." (Video is of high quality with slides and narration.)
Electing a U.S. President - in Plain English
This video is a simple guide to understanding the U.S. election process, particularly the Electoral College. The video uses illustrations and simple descriptions to help you understand how a U.S. president is elected. (03:43)
The Electoral College Facts of LIfe
With the US Presidential election just days away, a father and son sit down for a heart-to-heart talk about the Electoral College Facts of Life. (Amateur video with a nifty song that tells the story.)
The Qualities and Qualifications of the President
The requirements and qualities to be the President of the United States of America.
Division with decimals is tricky because not only do you have to put the decimal in the right place in your answer, but often you have to move around decimals before you can even solve the division problem.
Charlton Heston speaks about Civil Rights
Newsclip of The Civil Rights Roundtable, from the National Archives,presented specially for The Documentary Channel.
The Civil Rights Era
This unforgettable, even unimaginable footage from both BBC News and CBS News that extensively covered the American Civil Rights movement. It includes a portion of a speech from Martin Luther King
Maccabees, Part 6
This is an animated biography of the Macabees from the Discovery Channel Education series. This series is aimed at older elementary school children.
Art Depicting Children
This video is set to beautiful music and shows Master works of Art depicting children. There is no text or naration to describe the images or to state the artist that created the image. A PowerPoint type presentation. (2:26)
Throwing a Pot on the Wheel
This video demonstrates how to throw a pot on the potters wheel. It begins with a commercial. (2:02)
Korean War ( The war winds down ) 15/15
Korean War - The war winds down Video gives history of the war. See Korea as the soldiers saw it. Pictures are real and may be disturbing.
Sacrament of Marriage
Father James Longe gives a talk on the Sacrament of Marriage
Coordinate Geometry Proof (Part 1)
The instructor uses a chalkboard to model the Cartesian coordinate system. Discussed is the midpoint of two points and how to find it using the formula for midpoint. This video is part of The Language of Mathematics series - Part 32.
How the Body Works: Body Frame
This is a brief video of still images with a voice that discusses the skeletal system.
Using still images, this is a brief overview of the musculoskeletal system (02:40).
Using a Function Machine to Create a Math Rule
The video appears dark because the instructor has a projector on in a darkened room. However, the information is demonstrated fairly well. The teacher shows how to use the function machine to find the unknown rule to a set of number pairs by investigating the pattern. (1:21)
Line Integral - Green's Theorem
This is a short introduction to Green's Theorem which concerns turning a closed loop integral into a double integral given certain conditions.