Movie Maker for Windows is a free program that will help you to create movies to add visual elements (photos and video clips) along with music and narration. A short video will perk your students interest in your standards-based lesson. Here are a couple of tutorials you can view to help you to become familiar with the program.
This video lesson will teach you how to import images into Move Maker.
Now you are ready to use some of the program’s editing tools.
Brainy Betty’s website is a wonderful way to download free music to use in your video. This screencast instructional video will show you how to convert a midi file to an mp3, the format recognized by Windows Movie Maker.