Video is about Harriet Tubman and how she helped many different slaves obtain freedom. To this day Harriet Tubman is still remembered as "The Moses of her people" for good reason. From 1849 to 1860, in 17 dangerous missions to the Confederate South, she helped more than 300 slaves escape to freedom in the North.
Teadching Reading With Children's Rhymes
In this clip learn some examples of children's rhymes such as having kids clap with the rhymes. An award winning teacher talks about teaching kids how to read using rhymes.
Teaching How to Echo Read
Teach children how to echo read with help from an award winning teacher. Learn how echo reading helps teach repetitive phrasing.
Teaching Children Choral Reading
Learn about how to teach kids to choral read from a awarding winning teacher. The teacher talks about the importance of choral readings where kids read/sing in harmony and sing the same thing in this clip.
What is Power Reading?
Power reading is a form of speed reading that emphasizes skimming material in order to get the general idea. Skim chapters for discussion or review, while skipping over less important words. This takes practice and the narrator does not show how it is done, only talks about it. This would be a good introduction to this form of speed reading. (1:18)
How to Write a Biography for Children
How to Write a Biography for Kids. Part of the series: Writing and Education. Write a biography for kids by thinking about what a child would enjoy learning about a person, covering important achievements, creating an outline and getting help from a child reader. (02:12)
Improving Reading Comprehension
This video describes methods for increasing reading comprehension such as removing distractions, setting a purpose, being an active reader, and summarizing and self-quizzing after reading. ( 1:37)
Nina Simone singing "Love me or leave me"
This video shows photographs of the singer through out her life. (b1933-d2003). Nina Simone was not just a fabulous musician but a Civil Rights activist.
Nina Simone sining "Mood Indigo"
This video shows beautiful photographs of the singer while the song plays over them. (4:01)
B.B. King and Buddy Guy singing "I can't quit you baby"
This live video shows two blues ledgends playing together live at B. B. King's Blues Club. (2:59)
Sample the best of Moroccan culture in Djema's al Fna, where fortune tellers, street preachers, and storytellers have shared their talents since the 11th century.
Jane Goodall - What Separates Us From Apes
The topic of this video may be controversial to some. Please view it with an open mind. If anything, the video will provide food for thought and enlightening conversation. Remember, this is the viewpoint of one scientist.
Jane Goodall hasn't found the missing link, but she's come closer than nearly anyone else. The primatologist says the only real difference between humans and chimps is our sophisticated language. She urges us to start using it to change the world.
Christopher Columbus in a Nutshell
A brief animated video that gives an overview of the life of Christopher Columbus and his voyage. Discusses the facts and myths about the Columbus voyage. (01:32)
Renaissance Art- A Brief Overview
Short overview of the Renaissance Art movement. This began in Italy in the 1300s. Artists painted rounded people and linear perspective. This is a narration with still images.
The Po river
This video has footage of the river Po. A speaker talks about the benefits of it's fertile banks and shows how the towns, fields and factories are effected by flooding.
Learn how to Write an Essay - Choosing Genre, Topic and Scope
Write an Essay - Choosing Genre, Topic and Scope is a short video that goes over the basics of how to get started. Nothing complicated and lacks real life examples. The related videos on the site carry the topic further, but all of them are limited. Would best be used to review for students who already know how to write an essay.
Throughout the writing process, peer response can help young adolescents develop as thinkers and writers. In this session, participants explore strategies for structuring peer interactions and for teaching students to respond positively and productively to each other’s work. (58:25)
Teachers Demonstrate Effective Descriptive Feedback to Their Class Using Moon Journals-Part 2
In part 2 of this video, the teachers allow the students to discuss on how the teachers gave feedback on the moon journals. The teacher charted what the students noticed on feedback the teachers gave each other. Then the teachers observe a peer feedback session between the students. Using appropriate and respectful vocabulary, two teachers share their own moon journals and give each other feedback. Students deepen their appreciation of the value of descriptive feedback and gain insight
Preview clip: Dude, Listen to This!-Boys' Writing Club Group
Ralph Fletcher examines what inspires boy writers. Are we creating life long writers? Are we teaching kids to write for pleasure? This short video addresses the need to encourage our students to work together in clubs and write for pleasure. (2:01)
How to Draw a Cartoon Scene
This expert, Matt Moskal, keeps it simple by drawing basic shapes to create a scene. In this video a man throwing a ball to a dog. Step by step examples are given. English captions. (2:22)