Boclips’ educational video library has grown this month. For a sampling of some of the new, curriculum-aligned educational videos we added in March, have a look at the clips below.
1. How to Count Numbers in Japanese
Japanese Language School - Coto Academy
New content partner
Coto Japanese Academy is a Japanese language school in Tokyo, Japan. Coto Japanese Academy’s language-learning explainer and animated videos can be mapped to world languages curriculum for K–12 and other Japanese beginners.
This video and others from Coto Japanese Academy may be especially useful for
+ Introducing K–12 and beginner Japanese students to new words and concepts
+ Reinforcing material at the end of Japanese language lessons
+ Complementing audio language lessons with visually engaging educational videos
2. The Great Migration: Crash Course Black American History #24
In this video, Clint Smith, author of How the World Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America, explains the Great Migration, the period between 1910 and 1970 during which 38% of Black Americans moved from the South.
According to Crash Course: "People moved away for many reasons, including increased opportunity in the more industrial North and West. They sought a relatively safer life away from the lynchings and violence that were concentrated in the South. This Great Migration shaped 20th century America in countless ways, but [we] try to count some of them in this video."
This video and others from Crash Course Black American History may be especially useful for
+ Providing historical context for K–12 and higher ed students
+ Condensing detailed US history concepts in a digestible format
+ Launching classroom discussions about race relations or Black history
3. Actinobolina: A Tiny Predatory Porcupine
Journey to the Microcosmos
As the channel name implies, Journey to the Microcosmos invites viewers to a world otherwise visible to the human eye only through a microscope. As one commenter writes:
“The quality of this entire channel is astounding. Every time you guys post a new video, I can't help but watch it immediately. The footage is remarkable, the music couldn't be better suited for the tone and pairs perfectly with Hank Green's narration, and the script itself is so beautifully written it brings tears to my eyes at least once per video. This project is absolutely saturated with passion and talent, and it shows. Thank you guys so much for all the time and work each of you puts into these videos. You've turned science into art and in the process demonstrated that's exactly what science deserves.”
As of the time of publication, 483 other users have expressed support with their like button.
This video and others from Journey to the Microcosmos may be especially useful for
+ Introducing new biology concepts to K–12 and higher ed students
+ Supplementing lab courses with video
+ Sparking students’ curiosity about the world’s smallest organisms
4. Advice to Young Economists
Institute for New Economic Thinking
New content partner
Institute for New Economic Thinking is a US-based nonprofit devoted to sharing ideas and analysis to help repair the economy. It was founded in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The institute has a large collection of academic and business interviews with people trying to change economic thinking and revitalize the way we think about economic curriculums.
In this video, experts offer high-level advice to young economists and students with an interest in economics. These experts explain the importance of economics as a discipline and their theories of why it will play such a vital role in national conversations through the years ahead.
This video and others from the Institute for New Economic Thinking may be especially useful for
+ Starting conversations about economics with K–12 students
+ Providing introductions for higher ed economics lessons
+ Offering real-world context for economics concepts explained in a textbook or lecture setting
5. Science Kids — Owls
Wonderscape Education is a leading provider of PreK–12 educational video programs that engage, entertain, and challenge students on key core curriculum subjects. Many Wonderscape Education videos align to Common Core.
Below, you’ll see a five-minute excerpt of “Science Kids — Owls.” The video combines animations, stock footage, and recorded footage, keeping students’ attention as it explains different owl species and the problems that threaten the 28% of owls considered endangered or near-endangered.
This video and others from Wonderscape Education may be especially useful for
+ Detailed science and humanities lessons to K–12 students
+ Lesson plans that meet Common Core standards
+ Evergreen and seasonal video content
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