Anti-Semitism: A History
An excellent video that goes through the history of the term, the treatment of Jews through the years, and the Jewish culture. Relates to both Christians and Muslims. Needs a word list, map, and could benefit from a timeline. Very well done. Good for most grade levels and is one of the best videos on this topic
How to Write an Interesting Story
An interesting story contains detailed characters, entertaining
plots, diverse settings and creative writing styles. Discover how to
write an interesting story to hook the audience with this free video
from a professional writer.
Teaching Phonics - 44 Sounds of English (Part 2)
There are 44 sounds in the English language and this video
shows them all. Use this phonics video for pre-k, kindergarten,
first grade, and anyone learning English. This phonics movie will teach the 44 different sounds that are found in the English language. This video can be used for learning phonics, reading, spelling, word recognition, and practicing letter sounds. Check out http://www.HaveFunTeaching.com for the full video.
Multiplying Polynomials, Part 6
Part 6 of Multiplying Polynomials covers the special product of squaring a binomial. There are English captions at the bottom of the screen. (10:53)
The California Gold Rush
The California Gold Rush - In this history video, look back at the California Gold Rush and how it started during the mid-1800s when people spotted gold particles in Sutters Mill. The benefits of the Gold Rush was that it created growth in the cities, and zoomed the economy. In the 1850s it caused California to be admitted as a state. Also near San Fransico there is a gold mine where people can experience how to look for gold. Good video for use when studying California history as well as US his
American Experience: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
This video provides an extensive view and insight into the events that occurred on April 14, 1865. Just days after the Civil War ended, President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated at Ford's Theatre. As a fractured nation mourned, a manhunt closed in on his assassin, the twenty-six-year-old actor, John Wilkes Booth. This professionally-made video from PBS is part of a series titled American Experience. (1:24:13)
President Richard Nixon - Address Announcing Resignation
News video of President Nixon as he announces his resignation as US President.
1972 Elect Nixon Television Ads
No incumbent president has used television advertising more effectively than Richard Nixon in 1972. His ad campaign was a two-pronged attack depicting Nixon as a successful world leader and McGovern as a reckless liberal. Nixon’s positive ads used documentary techniques to give voters a glimpse inside the White House, with scenes of Nixon at state dinners, in meetings with world leaders, and at work in the Oval Office. (4:20)
Rounding Whole Numbers, Part 3 of 3
Mr. Khan uses a number line to show how to round to the nearest TEN using a four-digit number. Mr. Khan uses the Paint Program (with different colors) to illustrate his points. Sal Khan was the recipient of the 2009 Microsoft Tech Award in Education. (01:28)
History Of House Music Part 7
History of house still continues to be examined by making international recognizable status that they have earned.
Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel: For History of Rock and Roll
Use this clip with the questions posted on this site to provide insights for students:
A collection of Elvis videos: His Birthday is 1/8
This would be excellent for a music class to compare and contrast his music and presentations through time.
Pete Seeger: Exclusive Clips and Interviews
This 2:28 video shows Seeger in concert singing "This Little Light of Mine." If you let the video run the three parts of the interview are shown reflecting his beliefs. Good insights for a student trying to understand how music can reflect a person's beliefs in making the world better. There are also interviews by Arlo Guthrie and Natalie Maines.
Learn Italian - Indefinite Article
This segment, which is from a larger video clip, is a short explanation of the use of un, uno, una and un' in Italian. (01:19)
Juan Enriquez wants to Grow Energy
Juan Enriquez challenges our definition of bioenergy. Oil, coal, gas and other hydrocarbons are not chemical but biological products, based on plant matter -- and thus, growable. Our whole approach to fuel, he argues, needs to change. Juan Enriquez thinks and writes about the profound changes that genomics and other life sciences will cause in business, technology, politics and society. This video could also be used with a lesson in agriculture. Run time 18:08.
This video segment adapted from NOVA examines ethanol, a cleaner-burning fuel alternative to gasoline, and the efforts to produce it more efficiently. Today, most ethanol in the United States is made from corn kernels. But converting corn into ethanol requires lots of energy as well as corn, which might otherwise be used to feed people and livestock. The video features research efforts to use less valuable plant matter, called cellulosic biomass, and microorganisms that may be able to accomplish
This video segment adapted from KQED's QUEST profiles the work of Jay Keasling, a synthetic biologist experimenting with ways to produce a cleaner-burning fuel from biological matter, using genetically modified microorganisms. Keasling's approach involves engineering microbes to eat simple sugars found in plant matter and then excrete fuel. The video explains the two techniques that may enable Keasling to accomplish this: metabolic engineering and directed evolution. It also suggests that creati
How to Edit WatchKnow
Here's a carefully edited screencast explaining how to edit Watchknow. This excellent screencast describes: (1) installing the bookmarklet; (2) importing videos with the bookmarklet; (3) editing the directory; and (4) recategorizing videos. This screencast was developed by none other than the original designer of WatchKnow, Dr. Larry Sanger. (08:27)
How to Use WatchKnow
While many have said WatchKnow is easy to use, we think it can't hurt to explain it with a nice screencast. So here you go--how to use WatchKnow, in under four minutes. Covers opening categories; opening video pages; watching and rating videos; drilling down into the Directory; using the age filter; using the search engine to find categories and videos, and to locate where categories are in the Directory; getting an account; how educational professionals should sign up for an account; and My
Tips On Categorizing Videos on WatchKnow.org
This WatchKnow video tutorial (a screencast) explains how to fix common problems with categorizing videos and editing the Directory. Topics include: (1) unsorted videos; (2) using too borad of a category; (3) the category you need doesn't exist yet; (4) too many videos in a category; (5) how to deal with multi-part videos; (6) duplicate categories; (7) specialized category not filed "deeply" enough; (8) category names not in Title Case. For additional information on editing