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N787

Rene Bibaud's Complete Fundamentals of Rope Jumping

Long a staple in physical education programs, the jump rope is a proven, effective and inexpensive tool. Many physical education teachers, however, struggle with how to get the most from rope jumping. The video will assist educators in: teaching rope jumping through a structured and progressive p...

N743

Triangles and Quadrilaterals

Series: Mathemania 3
Students will learn how triangles can be classified by side length and by angles. The different types of convex quadrilaterals are named and illustrated.

N742

Similarity, Ratio and Proportion

Series: Mathemania 3
Using examples from the natural world, students learn about similarity, ratio and proportion. Students will learn to survey to find the width of a river and use a mirror to find the height of a tall object.

N741

Naming and Measuring Angles

Series: Mathemania 3
Key concepts of angles are introduced such as defining and writing information about an angle, mathematical notation for rays, line segments and lines. Other topics introduced include obtuse angles, acute angles and congruent angles.

N740

Geometric Transformations

Series: Mathemania 3
The narrator in the video uses everyday situations to explain translations, rotations, reflections and dilations.

N739

Geometric Constructions

Series: Mathemania 3
A teen girl creates a mobile to hang above a baby's crib by using the following: bisecting an angle, perpendicular bisector of a line, construct a triangle, determine the centre of gravity, determine the inscribed circle of a triangle and determine the circumcircle of a triangle.

N781

In Winter Still: A Claude Monet Story

Series: Painted Tales
Monet spent some of his most prolific years painting at his home in Giverny, surrounded by his family and many visiting friends. His home and garden were a sanctuary for Monet and a play area for the many children living at Giverny. In Winter Still takes us into Monet's garden and captures the es...

N780

Almond Blossoms: A Vincent van Gogh Story

Series: Painted Tales
Vincent van Gogh is arguably the most recognized artist in the world. While his lonely, turbulent life is well known, many people are not aware of the sensitivity and compassion that fueled much of his art. Dr. Gachet, van Gogh's physician, and his daughter, Marguerite Gachet, saw this side after...

N779

Our Mother Earth

Mother Earth has been neglected and is in desperate need of care and attention. In this DVD program, young people from around the world bring Earth's plight to the forefront. The Earth is emitting a silent scream and humans are not listening to the language of nature. The young people in the prog...

N775

Ojibwe Stories

This video introduces Ojibwe stories. Each story relates the history and culture of the Ojibwe people. The stories are told by First Nation narrators. The stories are illustrated through re-enactment footage, wildlife, and still drawings. The stories can be used as stand-alones or combined to pro...

N766

North to Freedom: The Underground Railroad to Canada

In this video, students learn about the "passengers" and "conductors" of the underground railroad system. In the U.S., the end to slavery was gradual. Sometimes children would be declared free, while their parents were still slaves. Canada did not have fugitive slaves laws, which made the country...

N764

Nelson Mandela

This video provides an overview of Nelson Mandela's activism and struggles for equality. Nelson pays a heavy price to become the first Black president of South Africa. He is imprisoned for 27 years for fighting against apartheid. After his release from prison, Nelson leads his political party in ...

N738

Coordinate Geography

Series: Mathemania 3
The first quadrant of the Cartesian plane is explored in the context of a city street grid. Other features include using coordinates, graphing relationships and how slope is measured.

N686

Innocent Addiction: The Story of Gruen Von Behrens

The program presents the story of Gruen Von Behrens, a very courageous young man who was diagnosed with oral cancer at the age of 17. Now in his mid-twenties, Gruen talks about this life as a cancer patient and survivor and the tragedies his family has experienced because of his addiction to spit...

N672

Preston Singletary

Seattle artist, Preston Singletary, has been referred to as "bridge artist" between the artistic traditions of the Northwest Coast and glassmakers. He discusses his Tlingit/Filipino heritage, his love of music and shows several of his works in progress.