La cigarra y la hormiga This is a modern (extended) version of Aesop’s fable about the cicada and the ant. (The reader is from Spain.)
This is a modern (extended) version of Aesop’s fable about the cicada and the ant. (The reader is from Spain.)
Lesson 55 – Coffee Break Spanish
We’ll be continuing our study of the preterite tense in this week’s lesson and it’s time to take a look at some irregular verbs: hacer, ir, ver and dar in the preterite, so that you can talk about what you did, where you went, what you saw and more in the past. Members’ Materials | Purchase [...]
Humanitarian Effort of the LDS Church
This movie describes the humanitarian effort of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints. You can watch examples of what has been done and why this church believes in service to others. Run time 02:52
Systems and Subsystems, Basic Facts
NASA Connect segment explaing basic facts about systems and subsystems. The video also introduces the study of Earth System Science. (05:54) The video is slightly blurry at times.
How Lie Detectors Work
How they work and the pros and cons of its use. This 2:14 minute video shows the problems that occur when used in court. Probably best used with a unit of study on character.
Wings of Love
While in Istanbul, Charles Annenberg Weingarten has the unique opportunity to discuss Christianity with the Patriarch of the Armenian Orthodox Church. The Archbishop shares the story of his path to the priesthood and explains why "faith and hope are like the wings of love." Run time 03:48
This forth part of the interview to George Gallup refers to the different activities religions groups participate in and to some statistics. He refers to other countries as well and to the ways in which religious group study, for example, the Gospels.
History's Turning Points-1902 AD The Battle for Tsushima
History's Turning Points-1902 AD The Battle for Tsushima
This 25 minute video is very well done. It requires a vocabulary list and a world map as well as one of Japan to best understand the lesson here. The Battle of Tsushima os commonly known as the “Sea of Japan Naval Battle” and was naval history's only decisive sea battle fought by modern steel battleship fleets. This was also the first naval battle in which wireless telegraphy played a role. Tsushima Strait between Korea and sou
History of Australia Slideshow
A picture based slideshow with captioning of the information about the history of Australia from aboriginal habitation to prison colony to modern nation. The songs in the background and images presented are nearly all reported to be of Australian origin. (9:56)
Elements of Chemistry: The Periodic Table
The periodic table is the most important organizing tool of modern chemistry. This professionally produced program explains the historical development of the table and explains why elements are given specific positions on the Table. The information contained in the squares of the periodic table is discussed, along with electron configurations. The program concludes with a tour of the table illustrating the similarities of blocks of elements.
Tom Nairn Lecture 2009: Prof. Juergensmeyer - part 4
The topic of the Tom Nairn Lecture 2009 is ‘Global Rebellion: Religious Challenges to the Secular State’ and is presented by Professor Mark Juergensmeyer from the University of California.
Sherlock Holmes Museum
Blurring the line between fact and fiction, this six minute video shows the fictional home of Sherlock Homes as created in the Holmes Museum. It is intended to be part of a middle school unit of study:
Instructional Objective: After viewing this video students will be able to describe some of the items and characters from Sherlock Holmes mysteries, and discuss the question "What are the attributes which combine to make a person a world-famous legend?"
Aristotle Part 4
Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in
Western philosophy. He was the first to create a comprehensive system of Western philosophy, encompassing morality and aesthetics, logic and science, politics and metaphysics. Aristotle's views on the physical sciences profoundly shaped medieval scholarship, and their influence extended well into the Renaissance, although they were ultimately replaced by modern physics. In the biological sciences, some of his observations were only
History of Ground Hog's Day
Ever wonder about the history of Groundhog day. Here it is. It is rather interesting, religiously-rooted description with modern music. (Amateur video)
100 - BELLUM HELVETICUM - LOWE BUTLER WALKER
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The American Revolution
This is an 11-minute video that explains both the geographical and political causes of the Revolution. This would be a good video to start a study of the war and includes primary document quotes. Best used with a map of the colonies so students could follow the evidence better.
The Day of the Dead (El DÌa de los Muertos)
The Day of the Dead (El DÌa de los Muertos in Spanish) is a holiday celebrated mainly in Mexico and by people of Mexican heritage (and others) living in the United States and Canada. The celebration occurs on the 1st and 2nd of November, in connection with the Catholic holy days of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day which take place on those days. Traditions include building private altars honoring the deceased, and using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the depa
Study Tips On How to Study Spelling
In order to study spelling for a spelling test or for general
knowledge, it can be helpful to read books about commonly misspelled words. The tutor in this video gives several tip on how to study for a spelling test and he explains how to use reference books when studying spelling.
Drag and Biomimetics
This is a NASA Sci Files segment describing how NASA scientists study the natural design of living organisms in order to solve problems in engineering aircraft. Produced specifically for students and is suitable for elementary and older students.
(This is an Emmy award-winning series of instructional programs that introduces students in grades 3-5 to NASA and integrates mathematics, science, and technology through the use of Problem-Based Learning (PBL), scientific inquiry, and the sci
"Endemic" - Definition and Usage
Simply defines and illustrates the word "endemic," with the example of kangaroos in Australia. Vocabulary study in context as a learning strategy. Voice-over, words on screen, cartoon illustrations. (:45)