Test Prep:Math Review (Place Value, Rounding, Fractions, etc.)
This is a good slideshow (61 slides) to use in a classroom. If the slideshow is expanded to 'full screen', the slides should be easily viewed with a projector as the font size is large.
The slides have test questions on place value, estimation, rounding, fractions, mental math, multiplication, numbers in standard form, etc. Pause the slide after each question to allow students to answer as the next slide has the answer. These slides would be suitable
History of Thanksgiving
This video discussed the history of Thanksgiving when the pilgrims celebrated by having food to eat, and giving thanks to the Indians that helped them make it through their first winter in this new land they now call home. This could be a helpful resource to use in conjunction with non-fiction texts on holidays in the middle school classroom. (2:39)
The History of Thanksgiving
A short video of the history of Thanksgiving.
If the parts of speech were people
Reid and Kristen read to us their responses. If nouns, verbs, and adjective were people, what would they be like?
In the Land of Jim Crow: Growing Up Segregated
The experiences of living with de jure segregation in the South and de facto segregation in the North are recalled in vivid, first-hand accounts. Historical commentaries are interspersed with remembrances that are sure to stimulate discussions about racial segregation, its impact on society in general, and its influence on African American culture both in years past and today. A Kinocraft production and winner of several film-festival awards.
Jim Crow: Vietnam-Dream Shot Down
Though courageous in battle from the Revolutionary War on, African-American soldiers have seldom received recognition for their patriotism. In personal testimony, interwoven with compelling images, African-American soldiers speak out about their profound disillusionment, compounded by the neglect and derision many Americans offered them at the close of the Vietnam War.
In the Land of Jim Crow: Using the Vote-Sharing Power
African American civil rights workers and elected officials recall the indignities and brutality of racial discrimination and their personal experiences in winning the right to share political power. Interwoven are images that enhance the drama of these heartbreaking and courageous narratives.
Grammar Lessons For Essays
This is a grammar lessons to use as you write an essay. A writing instructors talks about grammar mistakes in essays such as incomplete sentences.
How to Paint Roses
Marjorie Harris shares her freehanding method of painting roses. Marjorie uses decorative painting methods and her fine art training to quickly paint roses. After several seconds of silence after her introduction, the artist proceeds to explain her steps. (4;29)
War of The Century - Part 6
This part of the documentary states that more civilians died in the east during the war than in any other part. There is footage of the artillery used and you can also see part of Stalin's speech just before the battle started. There is an explanation of the tactics and orders the red army had. Those who were not ready to obey the rules were shot. The weather grew harsh and the German were not ready for that. The German army also had to obey staying there no matter what happened.
You can't keep a pig from his mud
The video maker dug a hole to plant a tree, then filled it with heavy logs. Apparently, the pig "Porky" moved the logs to get to the muddy water in the hole. Home video from Atascosa County, Texas, with some words on screen. 0:58.
Protecting a Pig From Summer Heat
Pigs that are cared for are protected from sunburn and summer heat with baths, mud, and shade. You can raise healthy pigs with these tips for keeping off the summer heat. Tips from a pig sanctuary Ironwood Pig Sanctuary, Arizona (where it gets very hot). The expert is Mary Schanz, who became very involved in environmental and animal rights issues more than 15 years ago. Filmmaker: Sarah Sher.
Cool Facts About Cool Cats - Tigers, Snow Leopards
The Amur or Siberian tiger has no problem living in a very cold part of Russia. Winter months can be a snowy and chilly -10 to -40 degrees Fahrenheit! Learn about some features that help these big cats survive and thrive in such frigid temperatures (Running Time 2:20).
Not a Tiger, Not a Lion. It’s a Liger!
Hybrids like mules have been domesticated by human beings for
centuries. Even many of the breeds of pets that we have (dogs and cats) are hybrids between species.
But what do you get when you mix two of the biggest, most beautiful
big cats? A liger! A liger is the baby born out of the mating of a male
lion and a female tiger. It is the biggest wild cat in the world, bigger
than both its parents!
It also inherits certain specific characteristics from
Food Chains, Webs, and Pyramids
This is a good slide show for student review of food chains webs and pyramids. Students have to construct food webs. There is one slide with 12 food chains and the student is instructed to find them. There is no sound.
After World War II - A Struggle Makes You Strong (Texas)
New opportunities and economic expansion in Texas after World War II drew people from across the country. This video gives a musical explanation of how people made decisions to come to Texas after WWII.
The Allied Victory
On April 12, 1945, President Roosevelt died suddenly. Harry S. Truman, vice president for less than three months and untutored in foreign affairs, entered the White House. Truman told reporters that he felt "as if the sun, moon, and the stars" had fallen upon his shoulders, but he was determined to follow through on FDR's vision of a United Nations. Secretary of State Stettinius met in San Francisco with delegates from nearly 50 nations, and signed the U.N. charter on June 26. Unlike the League
The Aftermath of World War II
The Grand Alliance was a military success—Germany and Japan were defeated by the fall of 1945. However, despite the agreement to organize the United Nations, nothing close to a lasting ideological or political alliance was formed among the Allies during the Second World War. There were simply too many irreconcilable differences between them, exacerbated by a traditional distrust that commenced with the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917.
Actions taken by the Allied powers during the war likew
The Allied Victory
On April 12, 1945, President Roosevelt died suddenly. Harry S. Truman, vice president for less than three months and untutored in foreign affairs, entered the White House. Truman told reporters that he felt "as if the sun, moon, and the stars" had fallen upon his shoulders, but he was determined to follow through on FDR's vision of a United Nations.Also discusses the reasons for the dropping of the A-bombs on Japan are given with differeing opions given.
This video shows footage of WWII and it is accompanied by music. It shows effects of the Atomic Bombs and you can also hear some of the politicians of the time giving part of their speeches.