Reading Across The Curriculum Workshop 13
Gage Reeve’s class is learning new vocabulary in a lesson on global
warming. Students also use an idea tree to record main ideas and
supporting details and write their own questions to be answered after

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Summarizing Nonfiction, Workshop 16
Eleanor Demont’s fifth-grade class completes a mini-lesson using summarization as a comprehension strategy for reading nonfiction texts. Students examine the importance of differentiating what is interesting from what is important in a social studies unit on Ancient Egypt.
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Teaching Responsibility
Teaching Responsibility. Part of the series: Writing and Education. Teaching responsibility to a child requires modeling respectful behavior, taking responsibility for your own actions, and talking about the consequences of behaving irresponsibly.
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Workshop 8: Bend and Stretch
We all expect a spring to stretch or compress when a force is applied, but forces can even deform solid objects like the floor or the top of a table. In this workshop, students in a high school classroom explore ideas about tension and normal force. By applying a force to a spring and measuring the distance the spring is stretched, the students calculate the force consta
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Patent Search How To
This is a simple, three minute video tutorial - training on using the www.uspto.gov site for a simple patent search. Would be interesting for students to see how the process works and also to check on patents given to people such as Edision. Great for added depth to invention and simple machine lessons.
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How to Write Romantic Love Poem
Express love in a poem, expanding on the comparisons to a grand idea, with tips from a published author and English professor in this video on writing presented by that author. For high school students wanting to write to their sweetheart, or are thinking of a future in writing - this one's for you.
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How to Calculate Sales Tax
This two minute video teaches how to find the sales tax. To find the sales tax you multiply the sales tax rate by the price before tax. Also, to find the final price, you add the price before the tax with the sales tax. The video uses animation. Teachers may wish to use the area's sales tax base for practice after students view this video.
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Penicillin
In this video clip from Modern Marvels we learn about how penicillin
became available to the masses. During World War II, the militaries
were in desperate need of a drug that would cure infection. Penicillin
was the answer. Run time 2:56

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Pre-writing-A Visit to the Firestation
Before starting to write a story it is helpful to think about what to
say. One way to organize ideas is to draw pictures about what you want to write about. Watch a story about a fire station, thinking about what pictures you could draw. On their own, students are encouraged to pretend they spent a day at the fire station, draw a picture about their day and write a story to go with it.

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Before You Begin to Write
A short common sense video that goes over the basics of what to know before writing the essay. There are a few other videos in this series that might also be of some value: Three Main Paper Types
Thesis   Outlines   Structure  Summary

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Spanish Civil War (2 of 2)
Anarchism has historically gained the most support and influence in Spain, especially in the seventy or so years before Francisco Franco's victory in the Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939. 'The Spanish Civil War was a major conflict that devastated Spain from 17 July 1936 to 1 April 1939' (Spanish Civil War, Wikipedia, 2009). This documentary is suitable for high school students. The story is told through commentary, narration, and several images from the period.
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Spanish Civil War
Learn About Spanish Civil War in this 46-second video clip with vintage images. This savage civil war was to drag on for two and a half murderous years.
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Coroner's Report Plague
In the 14th century, a plague known as the Black Death claimed 75 million lives. Forensic medical investigator Shiya Ribowsky explores how exactly they died. Run time 02:37.
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Moscow 1941 - 2/6
Millions of Red Army soldiers were slated for death by neglect and starvation. German soldiers were told to look ahead and not worry about what they left behind or the people they hurt.
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Learn About the Explorer Hernan Cortes
Hernan Cortes and his exploration in North, Central, and South America. The quest for gold is explained. A good overview, but nothing about the man. (1:35)

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Peregrine Falcon
This video from Wild Nevada introduces the peregrine falcon, the so-called king of birds and bird of kings. Described by ornithologist Elise Schmitt as one of the fastest animals on Earth and a fierce hunter of other flying birds, the peregrine falcon has been designated an endangered species because of dwindling numbers related to environmental exposure to the pesticide DDT, which drastically reduces the survival rate of its young. The video also describes the peregrine's hunting habits and pre
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The Preposition Song
A student made song about prepositions to the tune of "It's in His Kiss."
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Graph of the Sine Function - Khan Academy
Using the unit circle definition of the sine function to make a graph of it. In an easy conversational tone, the instructor uses the computer screen as his 'blackboard' and different colors to emphasis his points. For high school students. (07:45)
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Shurley English Sentence Rap
This teacher-made video uses the Shurley method to sing a short rap on sentence structure and the 5 keys to making a sentence.  The five keys include: (1) A sentence must have a subject.  (2) A sentence must have a verb.  (3) A sentence must make sense with every single word.  (4) The first word in a sentence must start with a capital letter. (5) THe end of a sentence must have an end mark.  Run time 02:24.
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Mime Makeup Video
Since many people have asked me to make this... here it is! A quick-motion makeup application, helpful, humorous subtitles, and exciting music. (06:49)
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