Cute Lion - Drawing Tutorial
This video is a drawing tutorial for creating a cute cartoon Lion. Â It is narrated well, and the steps of the drawing are very simple to follow. Â Any artist to be can follow the given steps and be successful. (4:04)
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Time, Clocks and Gears
This videoÂ is designed to support the teaching of gears at an introductory level by explaining the role that gears play in mechanical clocks. Tower clocks, like Big Ben, use an elaborate set of gears to display time. The video includes information about Foliot and Pendulum clock mechanisms.
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Gear Basics
This videoÂ is designed to provide a basic introduction to gears suitable for grades 4 to 9. Gear rotation, gear ratio, rates of rotation, mechanical advantage and examples of use are included. A second video, " Time, Clocks and Gears" explains how gears are used in mechanical clocks to control the hands on an analog clock.
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Gear and Wheels and How They Work, Part 1
This video discusses the history behind the wheel and how it was changed to make a gear.  The video also discusses gears, gear speed and direction, circumference, diameter, radius, combining different size gears, driver gear vs driven gear, gear trains, gear ratio, gear friction, gear pairs (compound gears), lever arm, torque, and rim force. (08:50)
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Gears and Wheels, Part 2
This ten-minute video continues with discussion of concepts associated with gears, gear speed and direction, circumference, diameter, radius, combining different size gears, driver gear vs driven gear, gear trains, gear ratio, gear friction, gear pairs (compound gears), lever arm, torque, and rim force.
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How to Draw Manga Hair, Part 2
"Miki Falls" manga creator, Mark Crilley, presents a second video on how to draw manga hair, this time focusing on the details of drawing the hair of a female character.  Crilley gives excellent step-by-step directions in his videos and films it in a way that makes it very easy to follow. (09:56)
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Treaty of VersaillesÂ (1919)
The long process before the tready was signed. Each country wanted parts or control over other countries. President Wilson's League of Nations is also mentioned. This three minute video shows how this treaty helped cause the Second World War.
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The Story of the 13th Amendment
This one minute animated video is an overview of this amendment with some interesting facts. There isn't any audio.
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The Bill of Rights as First Constitutional Amendments
This video is accompanied by text. "Several of the states were hesitant to ratify the Constitution. New York in particular feared that ratification of the Constitution as it was written would transfer many civil liberties away from the people to a large, authoritarian government. Promises made by the Federalists that a Bill of Rights would be the first priority of the new Congress paved the way for ratification. The new Congress, guided by James Madison, was determined to follow through on that
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The Purpose and Intent of the Founders
This video is accompanied by text. "The Bill of Rights guarantees basic human and political rights to Americans. As an addendum to the United States Constitution, the document has evolved in scope through judicial interpretation.
Many states had a Bill of Rights in their own constitution and insisted that the protections be added to the federal document. Two states, North Carolina and Rhode Island, refused to ratify the Constitution until a Bill of Rights was included. Five other states,

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The American Revolution: The Bill of Rights
An explanation of the Bill of Rights to the Constitution after ratification. This 1:02 video is a brief overview of some or the amendments. The video is very limited and is best used with a copy of the Bill of Rights, a wordwall, and other materials
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The Bill of Rights
This is an excellent video that goes through each of the amendments in rapid fashion. This would be an excellent introduction to the Bill of Rights, but lacks the depth needed for most civics classes.

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Our Constitution: The Bill of Rights
A fast paced video that reviews how the Bill of Rights came to be. Not much depth, but hits on some basic rights in the First Amendment.

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The Ninth Amendment
This is slow-starting video that gives a lot of opinion before getting into the 9th Amendment's meaning - this happens around the three-minute mark. This could also be used as a study in propaganda. (05:18)
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History and Meaning of the Bill of Rights
The history and interpretations of the Bill of Rights are illustrated with interviews and video clips. Activities are suggested for the use of this program in classrooms. Slow start, but this is a good video to introduce these Rights. The video uses images that might help students understand the time period better. (12:00)
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In perspective: Dred Scott and the Fourteenth Amendment
This 2:21 video links the Dred Scott decision with the current (2010) Republicans move to change the 14th Amendment to allow birthright for citizenship to those born in the United States. It explains why the 14th amendment was written and would be an excellent video to show for purposes of debate and to show that history isn't always about the past.
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Intensity and Voting
Voter intensity gauges the likelihood that people will vote and otherwise participate in elections. It is measured by how strongly people feel about their role as the electorate, whether they feel a personal stake in the policy agenda, and their degree of political socialization. (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)
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School House Rock: How Bill Becomes a Law
The usual good job done by School House Rock. Students should have a handout about how a bill becomes a law as the song just touches on the method a bill goes through to become a law. Run time 03:01
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US Hispanic Population Soars According to Census
This 2:20 video deals with the many changes that the expansion of the Hispanic population has made in community and in elections. Some negative comments are made by sources, but the video does open the opportunity for students to have a debate on this subject as well as explore how the Electoral College works in presidential elections.
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Schoolhouse Rock - The Electoral College
This engaging cartoon explains how the electoral college works in very simple terms and is appropriate for elementary and older students.Â  (3:15)
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