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  • The Simpsons: Witch Trials

    History → American History → Salem Witch Trials
    The Simpsons illustrates the prosecutions and hearings that occurred during the Salem Witch Trials in the late seventeenth century. As is portrayed in the clip, anyone can be accused and suspected of being a witch, and even the slightest suspicion that someone is a witch is a cause of concern.

  • The Simpsons: Static Generator

    Physics → Electricity → Static Electricity
    The Simpsons lose electricity during a winter storm, and Bart learns about the appliances he cannot use since they're powered by electricity. Bart turns to static electricity for an unsatisfying solution.

  • The Simpsons: A Little Girl is Losing Faith in Democracy

    Government → Types of Government → Democracy
    During an essay contest, Lisa Simpson shares an impassioned speech about corruption in the United States government. The events that follow suggest the opposite: that the government is fighting corruption and serving the people. By contrast, another contestant shares his perspective of America as a land of opportunity for his immigrant family.

  • The Simpsons: Annual Christmas Pageant

    Spanish → Speaking → Introductions
    The Simpsons attend the Springfield Christmas pageant. During the pageant, various students talk about how other cultures celebrate Christmas.

  • The Simpsons: Bart Quits Playing Guitar

    English → Vocabulary → Hobbies
    Bart Simpson tells Homer that he quit playing guitar because he doesn't feel that he can be a master. Homer isn't mad at all.