Panama Canal Construction 1934
Video shows the construction of the Panama Canal in 1934.(This video has archival film of the event...no narration or text.)

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The Funeral of Queen Victoria 1901
A more sombre but still interesting though very short silent film. Shows the funeral procession of Queen Victoria, but footage is of poor quality.
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Aesop's Fable- Saving the Wolf
A simple animated cartoon film of Aesop's fable, "Saving the Wolf." In this story a wolf starts to choke on his dinner. A crane comes along and saves the wolf's life and demands a reward. She learns that greed does not work with gratitude. Good sound and production. (3:10)
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Measuring volume
An animated film that teaches about Measuring volume,
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Democracy: An Overview
This 10 minute video is an overview of what democracy is - Shared Respect & Shared Power - and what makes it work. This 60 year old educational film deals with the same issues and responsibilities that exist today. Signs of Democracy is a good lesson to use as a starting point in this film and for additional discussions.
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Parable
Short stop-motion film of "The Little Fisher Boy" created by students in the collaborative stop-motion project, The Longfellow Ten.  (2:59)  Uses Lego figures to tell th story.
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Facts About Owls
This film was made by a fifth grade teacher for science class. It is a cute, short animated video that uses humor along with sketches of owls and owl facts for kids. This video could also be used with a lesson on owl pellet dissection, animal adaptations, or predators. Run time 03:24.
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Baby Barn Owl Ejects Pellet
Although the people filming this video didn't realize what was about to happen (and were arguing over whether or not their camera was even recording) they were surprised at what they caught on film... a baby owl regurgitating his pellet.  Students participating in owl pellet dissections will enjoy seeing where this pellet actually comes from.  Run time 0:45
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Ten Things I Hate About You/Taming of the Shrew
This is a clip from the film remake of the the Shakespeare play starring Heath Ledger.  He is serenading Julia Stiles' character and can be used in a unit on persuasion or changes in plot.

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Amazing Abacus Math Video
This film clip takes you inside a classroom in Tokyo, Japan where beginning students are using abacuses to learn computation.  By the end they are going very quickly and even manipluating imaginary beads in the air to solve their problems. NOTE: The teacher talks about hitting his students (1:57)

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Drakensberg: Barrier of Spears - Eland's Deal With Fire
Film trailer for Nature series.  In the high alpine meadows of the Drakensberg, eland graze on the lush grasses. The air at these altitudes is so dry that rain evaporates before it hits the ground. A lightning strike ignites a fire that quickly engulfs the mountain in thick smoke, destroying the eland's pasture. Professionally produced movie.  Run time 03:01.
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Volanco Eruptions
This video show how a volcano erupts through diagrams. The film clip provides information about volcanos. Run time 01:43.
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Preparedness Now
The film was created by the USGS Multi-Hazards Demonstration Project in cooperation with the Designmatters program at Art Center to depict the physical, social, and economic consequences of the most comprehensive earthquake scenario ever created. The film gives the viewers a sense of what will be happening and inspires them to prepare and mitigate for a faster recovery. Professional video.
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Blue Planet, Ocean World; 2 Of 5
In this film, naturalist David Attenborough discusses the creatures of the deep. This film is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students. Run time 0:57.
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Blue Planet, Ocean World; 3 Of 5
In this film, naturalist David Attenborough discusses the creatures of the deep. This film is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students. Run time 10:00.
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Blue Planet, Ocean World; 4 Of 5
In this film, naturalist David Attenborough discusses the creatures of the deep. This film is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students. Run time 10:03.
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Blue Planet, Ocean World; 5 Of 5
In this film, naturalist David Attenborough discusses the creatures of the deep. This film is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students. Run tim 08:52.
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Great North
This film shows footage of the nature and the vastness of the Northernmost region.   The film depicts the balance of nature and survival with breath taking scenery and shows the Inuit who inhabit the Arctic to this day.
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Pecos Bill By Brian Gleeson- Read By Robin Williams
Animated Classic- Take a rollicking ride through the Wild West with the original cowboy, Pecos Bill. Raised by coyotes to brave the great frontier, Pecos rides his wild mustang Widow Maker and invents the first rough-and-tumble cattle drive. Then he mounts a runaway cyclone like a buckin' bronco to create the Great Salt Lake. Rich in language, imagery, and sheer nonsensical fun, Pecos Bill is a fast and furious fantasy your family is sure to enjoy. Visit www.rabbitears.com for more information a
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Thumbelina - Hans Christian Andersen (1952)
This video features the song of Thumbelina from the Hans Christian Andersen 1952 film featuring Danny Kaye.  Danny Kaye was very popular for his performances of Hans Christian Andersen's best loved stories. (2:44)
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