Showing posts with label NBC. Show all posts
Showing posts with label NBC. Show all posts

Friday, March 11, 2016

Change Your Clock, Have a Heart Attack? - Daylight Saving Lessons

In most of North America this weekend we will be moving our clocks forward by one hour for Daylight Saving Time. Last night's edition of NBC Nightly News had an interesting story about the correlation between moving clocks forward by one hour and an increase in cases of heart attacks. The video of the story is embedded below.

After watching the story above your students may be wondering about the reasons for Daylight Saving Time. The following videos offer concise explanations of Daylight Saving Time.

And although it's not about daylight saving time, this TED-Ed lesson about the standardization of timezones is worth watching.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Behind the Scenes of Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

On Thursday, as it has for decades, the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade will be blaring on millions of, largely ignored, televisions in living rooms across the United States. If you or your students are curious about the origins of this tradition, How Stuff Works has some good reference materials on the topic. For a short overview of what goes into creating the parade every year, watch the short behind-the-scenes video from NBC embedded below.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Growing Up in the White House

Over the weekend I saw a few segments on the news shows about children growing up in the White House. One segment I watched was on CBS and the other was on NBC's morning show. You can view the slide shows from CBS here. The video of the segment from NBC is embedded below. (I apologize for the pre-roll ad).

Applications for Education
The video above could be a good way to introduce a creative writing assignment about the White House. If you have students of the same age as the Obama's children you can ask your students to write about what they would feel if their father or mother was elected to the Presidency of the United States. You may also want to have your students view some virtual tours of the White House and ask your students which rooms they would like to live and play in if they lived in the White House.