WGBH

Mount Rushmore

Icon: 
Streaming icon

In this Building Block video, the camera tilts down from a brilliant blue sky to show Mount Rushmore, bathed in a red tint.

Storm Over Rome

Icon: 
Streaming icon

In this Building Block video from the Building Big series, an ominous storm cloud hangs over a vast Roman skyline dotted with ancient domes and structures.

Solemn Marine One Flyby

Icon: 
Streaming icon

In this Building Block video, American flags sway in the foreground and around the base of the Washington Monument under dreary skies. The Marine One helicopter flies past the memorial; the camera tracks it as it continues past the Jefferson Memorial and over the DC skyline.

Machine in a Factory

Icon: 
Streaming icon

A close-up shot of a machine punching television circuits into a board can be seen in this Building Block video shot in Huizou, China.

Distribution and Uses of Water

Icon: 
Streaming icon

Learn about the distribution of water on Earth and how available and accessible freshwater is used and replenished by precipitation with this NASA video and graphic. Scale models in the video help students visualize the relative amount of each freshwater source. This resource provides opportunities for students to ask questions as well as plot and analyze data on the distribution and uses of water on Earth. 

Challenges of Teaching Biotechnology

Icon: 
Streaming icon

In this video interview created for Teachers' Domain Professional Development, high school teacher Diane Provenzano talks about the challenges of teaching biotechnology: keeping up with new scientific findings, techniques, and equipment; and fitting the topic into your mandated curriculum.

Tubman and Cold War Politics

Icon: 
Streaming icon

Learn about Liberian president William Tubman and his political relationship with the U.S. in this clip from the WGBH production, Global Connections: Liberia.

Sugihara, Conspiracy of Kindness Trailer

Icon: 
Streaming icon

This video is a trailer for the film, Sugihara: Conspiracy of Kindness which tells the story of Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat during WWII who saved hundreds of Jewish people by giving them visas so they could flee Soviet-occupied Lithuana. Film from Sugihara: Conspiracy of Kindness.

PBCL in the Field: Instructor Insights

Icon: 
Streaming icon

This video from Making Learning Real features instructors from two community colleges discussing Problem-Based Case Learning (PBCL). Teachers describe how the authentic nature of PBCL problems appeals to students and how PBCL classes are spontaneous and unpredictable. Instructors also reflect on the challenges teachers can face with PBCL, and one praises it for bringing new life to her teaching.

Insects

Icon: 
Streaming icon

In this Building Block video, insects carrying larvae are swarming inside an old tree truck.

Pages