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Predictions underlie nearly every aspect of our lives, from sports, politics, and medical decisions to the morning commute. With the explosion of digital technology, the internet, and "big data", the science of forecasting is flourishing. But why do some predictions succeed spectacularly while others fail abysmally? And how can we find meaningful patterns amidst chaos and uncertainty? From the glitz of casinos and TV game shows to the life-and-death stakes of storm forecasts and the flaws of opinion polls that can swing an election, PREDICTION BY THE NUMBERS explores stories of statistics in action. Yet advances in machine learning and big data models that increasingly rule our lives are also posing big, disturbing questions. How much should we trust predictions made by algorithms when we don’t understand how they arrive at them? And how far ahead can we really forecast? 
#16237/1725   60 minutes 2018  $89.95 *CC 

NATIVE AMERICA explores the world created by America's First Peoples. The series reaches back 15,000 years to reveal massive cities aligned to the stars, unique systems of science and spirituality, and 100 million people connected by social networks spanning two continents. 
#16236/1725   216 minutes 2018  $129.95 *CC 

"The fight to stop fracking is a story of resistance powered by love -- for the water, for our communities and generations to come, for the better world that we're working so hard to build. In just 22 short, thundering minutes, WATER WARRIORS will leave you immersed in that story, seeing anew all that surrounds you."
Naomi Klein, author of No Is Not Enough and This Changes Everything

WATER WARRIORS is the story of a community’s successful fight to protect their water from the oil and natural gas industry.

In 2013, Texas-based SWN Resources arrived in New Brunswick, Canada to explore for natural gas. The region is known for its forestry, farming and fishing industries, which are both commercial and small-scale subsistence operations that rural communities depend on. In response, a multicultural group of unlikely warriors - including members of the Mi’kmaq Elsipogtog First Nation, French-speaking Acadians and English-speaking families - set up a series of road blockades, sometimes on fire, preventing exploration. After months of resistance, their efforts not only halted drilling; they elected a new government and won an indefinite moratorium on fracking in the province.

WATER WARRIORS is a short film and photo exhibit that can scale to fit a variety of spaces and events styles. 
#16235/1416   22 minutes 2013  $199.95 *Streaming available 

DIGITAL DISCONNECT - based on the acclaimed book by media scholar Robert McChesney, trains its sights on the relationship between the internet and democracy in the age of fake news, filter bubbles, and Facebook security breaches. In a wide-ranging analysis that moves from the development of the internet as a publicly funded project in the late 1960s to its full-scale commercialization today, McChesney traces how the democratizing potential of the web is being radically compromised by the logic of capitalism and the unaccountable power of a handful of telecom and tech monopolies. The result is an indispensable classroom resource - a vital tool for helping students make sense of a technological revolution that’s radically transforming virtually aspect of human communication.

While most debates about the internet continue to focus on issues like the personal impact of internet addiction or the questionable data-mining practices of individual companies like Facebook, Digital Disconnect raises bigger questions about the political impact of the corporate and commercial interests that now dominate the internet. Along the way, it examines the ongoing attack on net neutrality by telecom monopolies like Comcast and Verizon; explores how internet giants like Facebook and Google have amassed huge profits by surreptitiously collecting personal data and selling it to advertisers; and shows how these companies have routinely colluded with the national security state to advance covert mass surveillance programs.

Even more urgently, Digital Disconnect clarifies how the rise of social media as a leading information source has worked to isolate people into ideological filter bubbles and elevate fake news at the expense of real journalism. At a time when debates about the questionable business practices of telecom and tech companies are moving to center stage like never before, Digital Disconnect raises crucial questions about who gets to control the internet and what it means for our democracy.

#16232/0685   60 minutes 2017  $349.95 *CC *Streaming available 

In this highly anticipated sequel to his groundbreaking Advertising & the End of the World, media scholar Sut Jhally explores the devastating personal and environmental fallout from advertising, commercial culture, and rampant American consumerism.

Ranging from the emergence of the modern advertising industry in the early 20th century to the full-scale commercialization of the culture today, Jhally identifies one consistent message running throughout all of advertising: the idea that corporate brands and consumer goods are the keys to human happiness. He then shows how this powerful narrative, backed by billions of dollars a year and propagated by the best creative minds, has blinded us to the catastrophic costs of ever-accelerating rates of consumption.

The result is an ideal teaching tool for courses that look at commercialism, media culture, social well-being, environmental issues, and the tensions between capitalism and democracy.

#16231/0685   60 minutes 2017  $349.95 *CC *Streaming available 

1. RESPECTING THE "MAOL"How Tourism is Changing Rapa Nui (Easter Island)
Host Simon Baker travels to the remote south pacific island of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) to see how the recent growth in tourism is threatening the sanctity of its ancient Polynesian treasures, the indigenous Rapa Nui people and the environment.
Rapa Nui (Easter Island) is one of the most remote inhabited Islands in the world. Lying 3500km’s off the coast of Chile, who annexed the Island in 1888, Rapa Nui is famous for its ‘Moai’, ancient stone statues its ancestors carved and moved throughout this remote south pacific island. Today, Rapa Nui has become a bucket list destination that each year draws more foreign tourists. The roughly 3500 indigenous Rapa Nui living on the island now worry about the impact increasing tourism, immigration, and commercial development is having on their culture and the legacy of their ancestors.

2. CHILE - The Fight for One of the Last Rivers in the Driest Place on Earth
Simon travels to the top of the Andes in northern Chile where a massive new mining project threatens the sacred glaciers of the Colla people, the only source of water in one of the driest paces on earth. Travel to the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, one of the most mineral rich regions in the world. Centered around Copiapo, a town made famous in 2010 for the 33 miners who were rescued after a world record 69 days trapped underground, Simon learns how a more recent extreme weather event exposed the delicate balance between water and mining in the driest place on earth. Now, a massive new mining project at the top of the Andes threatens the prehistoric rock glaciers that give birth to the rivers that provide the only source of water.

3. CANADA / LAKE WINNIPEG - Is it too Late to Save Lake Winnipeg, the World’s 10th Largest Lake? Host Simon Baker travels to Manitoba, in the heart of the Canadian Prairies, to see why the world's tenth largest lake is dying and how indigenous knowledge can provide a means to ensure its survival. In Winnipeg, government, scientists and business leaders have come together to share their concerns about the future of Lake Winnipeg, the world’s tenth largest lake. For decades, the run off of fertilizers from agricultural production, sewage and commercial phosphates have flowed into Lake Winnipeg, creating huge algae blooms that are slowly sucking the life out of the lake, threatening the tourism and fishing industries that rely on it.

4. NAMIBIA: Conserving Culture for the Oldest People on the Planet
Host Simon Baker travels to Namibia to learn why the San people, the oldest culture on the planet, have created a vast conservation area to protect themselves from the outside world. Namibia is one of Africa’s newest countries. When Namibia gained its independence from South Africa in the late 1990’s, the government created vast conservation areas called ‘conservancies’ that allowed its indigenous peoples to return to their homelands. From the capital city of Windhoek, Simon ventures north to visit the San people of Tsumkwe, descendants of some of the first people to have walked our planet. The San people created the Nyae Nyae Conservancy a vast protected area in their traditional territory that allows them to conserve their culture and big game..

5. LOUISIANA - Meet America’s First Climate Change Refugees
Host Simon Baker travels to the Bayous of southern Louisiana to see how three indigenous tribes are adapting to rising sea levels that are slowly sinking their communities. Travel to the gulf coast of Louisiana to visit three Native American tribes struggling to maintain themselves against more frequent hurricanes, rising seas levels and the fallout of oil production. Beginning in Pointe au Chien, Simon sees how the canals dug out by oil companies to ferry oil-drilling platforms to the Gulf of Mexico are dramatically eroding the shoreline and shrinking their land base. Combined with more frequent hurricanes and storm surges, However, for the neighboring tribe of Isle de Jean Charles, the sea level rise has already overtaken most of their territory and a recent federal government grant has given this Choctaw tribe the dubious distinction as ‘America’s first climate change refugees’.

6. MEXICO - For Mexico’s Forgotten People, Violence is Now an Environmental Issue
Host Simon Baker travels deep into the remote Mezquital region of Northern Mexico where once forgotten indigenous communities are now caught in a battle between drug cartels and Mexico’s military police.Deep inside Mexico’s Durango State, meet indigenous communities still practicing their traditional justice systems, largely independent from the Government of Mexico. Long before the Spanish came to colonize the country centuries ago, the Mezquital, a remote part of the Sierra Madres Mountains, was home to the indigenous O'Dam, Mexicaneros and Wirrarika people. For generations, Mexico largely ignored these indigenous people who successfully carved out their own existence, culture, identity and social justice system. However, recent events have impoverished their agrarian communities and made them easy targets for the cartels, which coerce them into growing illegal crops.
#16230/0390  2017  $699.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Potlatch Keepers, it’s the central theme that first time Aboriginal filmmaker Lindsey Willie sets out to answer in this poignant and personal one hour TV documentary and companion website. A twenty eight year old Kwakwaka’wakw woman from Kingcome Inlet in B.C., Lindsey and her generation have been challenged by the few remaining Elders who still speak Kwak’wala language to preserve their culture and organize a potlatch for next year. But who can teach them the ceremony and protocols of the potlatch when history and residential school nearly killed their identity. Where can she gain the knowledge that she and other Kwakwaka’wakw youth leaders need to continue the legacy of her people. Potlatch Keepers is one woman’s journey of self discovery and cultural awakening, that shares an important message for First Nations youth all across Canada. 
#16229/0390   45 minutes 2014  $179.95 *Streaming available 

Located in the southwest region of China, Dai people enjoy mild weather and beautiful landscapes of mountains and lakes. While the water splashing and dragon boating events held in their annual spring festival showcase the close ties between their culture and the land, the water running in the rivers and lakes has often been the inspiration for their dance creations. The dance presentation titled Playing with Water allows the audience to experience vicariously the heat of the sunlight and the crystal clear water streaming though the river. This dance captures the unique body movements of Dai Dance that reflects the cordial and gentle nature of this ethnic group.

Neighboring with the Dai group, Aini group lives primarily in and around mountains and canyons at an altitude of twenty-five to eighty hundred feet. They are famous for their production of Pu Er Tea. Dancing and singing are second nature to the Aini people. In this program, while listening to the folk song titled Magical Village by famous Aini singer MI Xian, the audience will enjoy Ainis cultural traditions of tea brewing and folk dancing by girls clapping to the rhythm and wearing spectacular ceremonial costumes.

Living on the Plateau, at an average elevation of over 12 thousand feet above sea level, the Tibetan people are known to be compassionate, bold, candid and devout. Most Tibetans practice Tibetan Buddhism. Just as the distinctive geographical and weather conditions in the region have influenced their dance movements, Tibetan’s sacred religious beliefs and political climate have also had an impact. This program combines both Tibetan folk dance and stage dance performances of The Song of the Emancipated Serfs choreographed by XU Xiaoping of China Central University for Nationalities and Tibetan Mystery choreographed by YANG Liping (also lead dancer). In addition, Madam Yang provides insight into her artistic and casting choices for Tibetan Mystery.

In this program, the ethereal voice of Buren Bayaer (a legendary Inner Mongolian Singer), along with the images of yurts and running horses, brings the audience to an otherworldly setting of Inner Mongolia. Inner Mongolians, in general, are known to excel at horse riding. The span of the great plain has cultivated the openness and strength in this ethnic group and nurtured their vigorous, bold and energetic dances. Distinguished Inner Mongolian dancers, Dun E Er and Si Qin Hua, demonstrate traditional Mongolian Horse Dance, Chopstick Dance and Bowl Dance. It features Leaping Horses choreographed by MA Yue of China Central University for Nationalities, a contemporary stage dance presentation inspired by Mongolian horse dance tradition. An interview with MA Yue provides an insight into the conceptual and artistic choices made in the creation of this dance piece.

Han is the largest ethnic group in China, whose people inhabit the middle and eastern regions of the country. Han’s folk dance tradition started on the streets in the 5th century as ritual events. Nowadays, this tradition named Yangko flourishes everywhere, on the streets, in classrooms and on stages. This program showcases a myriad of Yangko forms, both on and off stage, including Northeastern Yanko, Shandong Yanko and Shanbei Yanko, each has its distinctive features. The stage presentations of the Northeastern Yanko titled Happy Snow choreographed by WANG Xiaoyan and performed by MING Li of Shanghai Theatre Academy and the Shandong Yanko named Blossoms of Mountain Flowers choreographed by CHI Hong and MIAO Xiaolong and performed/produced by the Dance Department of Shanghai Normal University are stunning examples of this dance form. 
#16225/2003   47 minutes 2016  $349.95 *CC 

U.K. theater company Frantic Assembly has emerged as one of the boldest and brightest stars in the international drama firmament. Building shows from the ground up - called devising, a form of improvisational, collaborative theater - is at the heart of the highly acclaimed troupe. This program provides insight into the devising process, from first thoughts to first night. Part celebration, part explanation of Frantic Assembly’s approach to production, it offers in-depth interviews and practical demonstrations that will inspire students as they begin their own devising journey. A viewable/printable worksheet is available online. 
#16222/0545   24 minutes 2011  $129.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Viewed by many as the preeminent dramatist of our time, Nobel laureate Harold Pinter was also an accomplished actor, steeped in the relationship between text and performance. In this program, produced two years prior to his death, he advises a group of actors as they conduct staged readings of scenes from his plays. In addition, Pinter grants a candid and detailed interview, accompanied by his friend and longtime collaborator, director Henry Woolf. Students will discover Pinter’s thoughts on rewrites, blocking, pregnant pauses, staying true to the text, the role of the audience, the value of "liver and lights" over technical prowess, and more. Excerpts from The Room, The Dumb Waiter, Old Times, No Man’s Land, and other Pinter works are featured. 
#16221/0635   57 minutes 2007  $219.95 *CC 

Viewers learn how to efficiently market themselves as excellent job candidates. In this program, viewers discover how to expand their network, find open positions, stay motivated, and overcome employment obstacles. 11 minutes
Topics Covered
*Expand your network
* Find open positions
* Stay motivated
* Get comfortable with and use social media to its best advantage
* Overcome employment obstacles

The above program is part of a 3-program series. The other two programs in the series are:


*** This series is ...
"HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! " 3.5 stars (out of four) VIDEO LIBRARIAN
Pro-active, informed, and prepared job seekers land better jobs in less time. With the help of this three-part series, viewers learn the best networking strategies; receive resume and cover letter ideas and tips; and discover the best ways to prepare for and ace the interview. Featuring career coaches and former job seekers,

KEYS TO GETTING HIRED SERIES also reveals the most effective ways to uncover job leads, connect with employers, and why employers make the hiring decisions they do. While the DVDs do not need to be shown sequentially, the best impact is for job seekers to view all three. Best uses include use in group workshops or Job Clubs; to supplement a job search or work prep curriculum; for individual study and research; or for use in traditional educational settings of all types.

#16214/1015   11 minutes 2016  $119.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Deepa Kumar, one of the nation’s foremost scholars on Islamophobia, traces how Muslims have become the predominant face of terror in U.S. news and entertainment media -- even though terror attacks by homegrown right-wing extremists have far outnumbered attacks by Muslims since 9/11.

Digging deep into history, Kumar offers a sweeping analysis of the changing views of Islam and Muslims in the West, examining the ways that ruling elites have long used the specter of a "Muslim enemy" to justify their imperial projects. And she shows how this increasingly menacing view of Islam has shaped public opinion and foreign policy in the United States over time.

Moving from the terror attacks at the Munich Olympics and the Iran-Hostage Crisis in the 1970s, to 9/11 and the start of the "war on terror", to the rise of Isis today, Kumar explores how American media discourse has cultivated irrational fears of Muslims over a period of decades. And she presents facts and a wealth data in response, expertly exposing and debunking the most deep-seated myths about Muslims and Islam that have taken root in the American imagination.

Given the current political moment, CONSTRUCTING THE TERRORIST THREAT couldn’t be more timely and important.
#16209/0685   55 minutes 2017  $349.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Tim Wise, one of the nation's foremost authorities on the costs and consequences of white privilege, breaks down the racial politics that were at work during the 2016 presidential election, arguing that Trump's race-baiting success with white voters was not a departure from American political norms but the continuation of a longstanding pattern of fear-based racial scapegoating
#16208/0685  2017  $349.95 *CC *Streaming available 

American public education is at a crossroads. For years now, public schools across the country have been struggling, desperately short on funds while facing extreme political pressure to improve student performance.

For advocates of public education, these struggles have been a major cause for concern. But for advocates of privatization, they’ve been a highly profitable business opportunity.

EDUCATION INC is a film about the accelerating movement to privatize America’s public schools. Filmmaker and parent Brian Malone travels to public school districts across the country to see for himself what the privatization movement is all about, and to determine what it would mean for his own kids if we abandoned our public school system.

Weaving striking footage from school protests and raucous school board meetings with commentary from some of the best-known educators in the country, Malone shows how private investors, large education corporations, and other for-profit interests have been quietly and systematically privatizing America's public education system under the banner of "school choice." Along the way, he clarifies the key issues at stake, and makes a powerful case for why public education matters.

The result is a powerful and deeply personal look at a pivotal moment in the history of American education. 
#16203/0685   60 minutes 2015  $349.95 *CC *Streaming available 

This exhaustive biography covers the tumultuous career of the failed Austrian artist who nearly conquered the world: a series of events and people, a chemistry of history and current happenings, a confluence of economic, psychological, and political forces that turned a thousand minor, innocuous events into a huge and murderous whole. There had been wars before, and slave labor, and genocide, and treaties made to be broken, and propagandists who came to believe their own propaganda; what made this experience different is what is documented in this program: its vast scope, its documentation on film, and its central character, Adolf Hitler.

(2 hours 30 minutes, b&w/color) 
#16202/0635  $149.95 

This program presents closely analyzed examples that show how sexism and antisexism may be contained in language used in song lyrics, everyday conversation, newspaper reports, written conventions, and satire. 
#16192/0405   20 minutes 1982  $99.95 

PRIDE DENIED tells the story of how corporate sponsors coopted the concept of LGBTQ pride, turning it into a feel-good brand and blunting its radical political edge. The film locates the origins of pride in sites of grassroots resistance and revolt, going back to the anti-police Stonewall uprising led by queer and trans people of color in 1969. It then traces how the deeply political roots of pride morphed into the depoliticized big-business PRIDE- spectacles of today -- multimillion-dollar events designed to project an image of tolerance and equality rather than calling attention to the relationship between normative identity, power, and sexual repression.

The film also offers a stunning case study in the politics of "pinkwashing," detailing how the government of Israel has used its purported tolerance of gay rights to deflect attention away from its systematic repression of Palestinian human rights. Drawing on the insights of activists, artists, and educators, PRIDE DENIED makes a compelling case for returning to the progressive political activism and grassroots community support that characterized the early LGBT rights movement.

*English Sub-Titles
#16187/0685   61 minutes 2016  $349.95 *CC *Streaming available 

This program puts the spotlight on the often-neglected language arts by offering new and exciting ways to bolster students’ speaking skills.

Teachers assign oral activities, but they don’t usually spend much time teaching students how to be successful with those activities. What does it take for students to be effective oral communicators?

Veteran teacher and author Erik Palmer answers that important question. Hepresents an approach to teaching speaking skills that is focused on preparing students for 21st century communication both inside and beyond the classroom.

You’ll visit elementary, middle, and high school classrooms where teachers are guiding and assessing students in collaborative discussions, media literacy, questioning and reasoning, speech presentation, effective multimedia use, and adapting speech to different content and tasks. You’ll learn about PVLEGS (Poise, Voice, Life, Eye contact, Gestures, Speed) and how this concept can help students become more effective public speakers.

Throughout the video, Palmer provides his expert advice on how teachers can focus on oral communication in their classroom and how these techniques can be implemented on a school-wide basis. You’ll also see him jump back into the classroom with a lesson on making thoughtful and targeted presentations to different audiences.

LISTEN UP! SPEAKING MATTERS is a key resource for teachers and schools committed to helping students acquire essential oral communication skills that cross content areas and support long-term success.
#16178/0187   45 minutes 2016  $219.95 

"Thanks to Sut Jhally's powerful last interview, Stuart Hall continues to instruct, illuminate, and inspire. His call for a conjunctural analysis of this moment, placing race and crime at the center, is not only prescient, but, given recent developments, absolutely necessary to our political survival."
Angela Y. Davis | Distinguished Professor Emerita,
University of California - Santa Cruz

In this interview conducted shortly before his death in 2014, Stuart Hall, one of the seminal figures in cultural studies, talks about his classic work Policing the Crisis, describes the political, symbolic, and material concerns that animated cultural studies in the 1970s, and offers a critical assessment of the field today. He then turns his attention to the always shifting terrain of race and identity in the United States and Britain, offering fascinating cultural and political insights into the presidency of Barack Obama and the 2012 Olympics in London. While Hall was physically ill for much of his later life, this final interview provides powerful testimony that his formidable intellect, sense of humor, and willingness to engage with the gritty realities of politics and power never deserted him.

An absolutely essential resource for anyone interested in cultural studies.
#16175/0685   56 minutes 2016  $349.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Filmmaker Daphne Valerius's award-winning documentary THE SOULS OF BLACK GIRLS explores how media images of beauty undercut the self-esteem of African-American women. Valerius surveys the dominant white, light-skinned, and thin ideals of beauty that circulate in the culture, from fashion magazines to film and music video, and talks with African-American girls and women about how these images affect the way they see themselves. The film also features powerful commentary from rapper and activist Chuck D, actresses Regina King and Jada Pinkett Smith, PBS news anchor Gwen Ifill, cultural critic Michaela Angela Davis, and others.

THE SOULS OF BLACK GIRLS has screened at hundreds of universities and organizations around the country, and earned Valerius the Rising Female Filmmaker Award at the Harlem Int'l Film Festival. In 2015, it aired on ASPIRE TV in association with the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, earning Valerius a trip to the White House as an invited guest of First Lady Michelle Obama.

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Featuring Interviews With:
Darlise Blount, Producer
Chuck D, Rapper/Political Activist
Michaela Angela Davis, Cultural Critic
Dr. Lez Edmond, African-American Historian
Pamela Edwards, ESSENCE
C’Nay Hines, BET
Gwen Ifill, PBS Washington Week
Juanita Jennings, Actress
Regina King, Actress
Katie Magrane, Youth Advocate
Amelia Marshall, Actress
Kadija Minah, Producer
Kenyetta Smith, Screenwriter
Jada Pinkett Smith, Actress
#16173/0685   52 minutes 2008  $349.95 *CC *Streaming available 

When transitioning out of incarceration, individuals face many barriers to a successful reentry. This video series guides individuals through the essential steps they’ll need to take to overcome challenges and pursue long-term success and fulfillment after their incarceration. Through a positive, encouraging approach, the program motivates individuals to become self-sufficient and make the right decisions to put themselves on track to a successful reentry. Viewers gain valuable tip sand insight from experienced professionals working in reentry programs. The video series also features formerly incarcerated individuals who describe their reentry experiences in candid, honest interviews that will resonate with viewers. Each program is approximately 25 minutes and is sub-titled in English.

This program helps viewers:
*Understand the importance and advantages of reconnecting with family and others who may be positive influences.
*Prepare for the difficulties they may encounter when re-establishing relationships.
*Identify situations where it may be detrimental to reconnect with people from their past.
*Discover community-based organizations or programs that can support their reentry goals.

This program helps viewers:
*Prepare for the barriers they may face transitioning back to society, particularly in the first few weeks or months of their release.
*Identify people, resources, and programs who can help them obtain their fundamental needs.
*Recognize situations where staying with family or others can be detrimental to their reentry success.
*Understand how to work toward short and long-term solutions to their fundamental needs.
*Avoid common pitfalls that formerly incarcerated individuals often experience after release.
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This program helps viewers:
*Understand the importance of managing their physical and mental health.
*Identify resources and programs that help formerly incarcerated individuals monitor and improve their health.
*Discover techniques for dealing effectively with substance abuse and addiction.
*Learn about healthy coping methods for dealing with stress.
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This program helps viewers:
*Learn the most effective techniques for finding job leads and securing job offers.
*Discover best practices for completing job applications and creating resumes and cover letters.
*Understand how to present themselves professionally in interviews.
*Know when and how to appropriately address their incarceration with employers.

This program helps viewers:
*Identify essential skills and personality traits required for retaining employment and career advancement.
*Understand employers’ expectations.
*Learn about behaviors and attitudes that can be detrimental to their job security and reputation.
*Discover ways to work toward achieving better jobs and long-term career success.
*Recognize the advantages of pursuing additional education or training
#16170/1015  2016  $629.95 *CC 

Success or failure in the kitchen depends on three elements interacting with each other: ingredients, time, and temperature. Measuring these three elements accurately helps ensure the end result is delicious food. This program resents measuring basics with humor and fun:
* Units of measurement
* Common abbreviations
* Measuring tools and techniques
* Proper measuring techniques for dry, solid, and liquid ingredients
* Basic recipe conversion and cost comparisons

*Closed Captioned
#16169/1290   21 minutes 2016  $79.95  Grades 6 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 

BIOLOGY: The Science of Seeds
To keep up with the growth in human population, the quantity of food that will have to be produced over the next 50 years will be greater than the past 10,000 years combined. With seven billion people on the planet, traditional farming can only succeed with the assistance of science and a host of hi-tech tools and innovations. This program explores how farmers and scientists continually adapt and innovate in order to produce enough food to feed a hungry planet, while understanding and protecting the environment. *Closed Captioned 
#16159/2003   11 minutes 2016  $89.95  Grades 8 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 

According to Oxford Dictionaries a vaccine is a substance used to stimulate the production of antibodies and provide immunity against one or several diseases, prepared from the causative agent of a disease, its products, or a synthetic substitute, treated to act as an antigen without inducing the disease. This program will look at the science behind the development of vaccines used to eradicate diseases and epidemics. The ability for vaccines to control and eliminate life-threatening infectious diseases will be discussed along with innovations that make vaccinations safer than ever. *Closed Captioned 
#16158/2003   11 minutes 2016  $89.95  Grades 8 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 

This program delves into the dating phenomenon that has taken the world by storm. 21st century living is fast and furious and there is little time for cherished moments of tranquility. So in an age of deadlines and bold headlines, how does anyone have the time to find love? The answer: speedy location-based mobile dating apps that cut to the chase of sexual attraction. In this observational documentary, we explore the world of online dating apps with jaw-dropping stories that capture the funny, heartwarming and often dangerous moments that make up the modern dating world. Prepare to be immersed in an online world of deviancy, devotion, deception, heartbreak and outright sexual brazenness. 
#16148/0635   47 minutes 2015  $169.95 *CC 

On the Internet, it’s incredibly easy, and fast, to research a topic with a few simple keystrokes. But it’s also incredibly easy to end up with unreliable and non-credible information that makes your research efforts fruitless. With an overwhelming abundance of options after doing an Internet search, how can you tell which results are reliable? In this video, viewers will learn strategies for narrowing down results and honing in on credible sources of information online. Experts such as college professors and media librarians offer advice, while students share their own experiences. A special section on one of today’s most popular research sites "Wikipedia" investigates whether it’s trustworthy or not for academic or professional use. 
#16147/0635   29 minutes 2015  $129.95 *CC 

Learn how to present yourself professionally for interview and career success! This program provides a wealth of examples that demonstrate practical do's and don’ts for dressing and grooming. Interviews with real-world hiring experts will put your clients or students into the minds of employers so they are better prepared to meet expectations.

Viewers will:
* Learn how to dress appropriately for the job they have or the job they want.
* Identify the most effective ways to make a great first impression.
* Gain insight into the minds of employers and hiring managers.
* Understand expectations for grooming and behavior during interviews and on the job.
* Acquire budget-friendly tips for finding the right clothes on a tight budget.
#16146/1015   27 minutes 2016  $159.95 *CC 

An Interview with Edmund Metatawabin, Cree leader, author and sustainability expert who has radical lessons for anyone trying to quit an oppressive, wage-based way of life, and for an industrial society that is struggling to become sustainable. Covers an enormous range of subjects, providing alternative views of work, the economy, the nature of community, land ownership, and a community's long-term values and its sense of time. Metatawabin also gives a candid and horrifying account of his time in residential school, where he and so many others experienced cruelty and life-altering abuse. *Closed Captioned

Cree Season Changes (03:42)
Metatawabin describes how his tribe transitions from winter to spring, including geese hunting activities.

Maintaining Tribal Resources (03:25)
Metatawabin explains that each clan governs a specific territory in Northern Ontario; tribal law maintains water quality of the Kistachowan Sipi—renamed the Fort Albany River in English.

First Nations Migrations (02:38)
Metatawabin's clan stories date back to the Ice Age. He explains that they followed fresh water movement along James Bay until settling 200 miles south.

First Nations Economic Policy (03:29)
Metatawabin explains how clans respected territory boundaries, intermingled socially, and exchanged resources. Sharing food was an investment for community health and survival.

Cree Summer Activities (02:10)
Metatawabin describes strategies for sharing the spring geese hunt among North Ontario clans. Socializing is an important part of harvesting fish.

Cree Fall Migration Strategy (01:47)
Metatawabin describes how clans returned to upriver winter dwellings in increments so that those traveling farthest were supported along their journey.

Faith in the Land (04:05)
Metatawabin explains his tribal philosophy of trusting individual resourcefulness, avoiding fear of misfortune, and accepting fate. Harvesting just enough food is a concept lost to Westerners.

Cree Home Design (04:16)
Metatawabin describes his clan shelters; including caribou hide tents and mud houses. The fire was always kept burning in winter and families built a new dwelling each year.

Cree Work Concept (01:48)
Metatawabin explains that labor is an inevitable yet enjoyable social activity in his tribe.

Cree Spirituality (03:56)
Metatawabin explains the importance of laughter, singing and dancing to tribal well-being. Each age group relates to a different legendary figure; prayers and stories are interconnected.

Communicating with Spirits (05:43)
Metatawabin describes messages from entities representing plants and animals during Cree ceremonies, including instructions for maintaining clan health.

First Nation Place Relationships (01:21)
Metatawabin explains how Cree legends confirm tribal connection to geographical locations, such as the Ghost River where a battle occurred.

Cree Origin Myth (07:30)
Metatawabin tells the story of Nest Island, in which the Great Spider lowers a banished couple to the Lower World. The bear teaches them to survive.

Cree Kinship Structure (01:46)
Metatawabin discusses how tribal legends set an example for younger generations who are motivated to make their elders proud.

Tribal Marriage System (03:27)
Metatawabin outlines Cree rules for educating younger generations on survival skills. Men wait until 30 and women until 20 to start a family; love partnerships are known as sacred fires.

Integrated Tribal Education (02:17)
Metatawabin explains how multiple generations participate in raising children in the Cree culture.

Cree Longevity (07:02)
Metatawabin explains how elderly tribal members are cared for in exchange for wisdom. They stay in the family home, rather than being placed in a separate setting as in Western society.

Living on the Land (06:30)
Metatawabin reflects on differences between urban and rural lifestyles in terms of time and stress. In the Cree culture, work revolves around food harvests and basic existence rather than artificial deadlines.

Entering Residential School (03:19)
Metatawabin's father delayed his enrollment as long as possible. He recalls entering the abusive institution at age eight, where he stayed until he was 16.

Residential School Abuse (04:12)
Metatawabin describes physical and psychological punishments that undermined his tribal upbringing. The “education” system cost many First Nations children their self-confidence and put them at a disadvantage in white society.

Residential School Sexual Predators (06:17)
Metatawabin describes abuses suffered by First Nations children at the hands of pedophile priests and nuns. A friend of his was impregnated and forced to abort; she never recovered from losing her baby.

Perpetuating Abuse (02:25)
Four generations of First Nations children suffered in the residential school system. Metatawabin explains why the sexual abuse cycle continues in tribal communities.

Healing from Abuse (05:49)
Tribal spiritual practices and elder wisdom have helped Metatawabin's clan recover from residential school traumas and begin the cultural reestablishment process.

Modern Sustainability Challenges (03:40)
Metatawabin contrasts greed and resource exploitation in the capitalist system from preserving the natural world for future generations in traditional indigenous culture.

Living for Unborn Generations (02:36)
Metatawabin shares his inherently sustainable tribal philosophy of environmental stewardship.
#16134/0635   98 minutes 2013  $169.95 *CC 

Scientists and engineers have made great strides in recent years with prosthetics and orthotics. In this program we discuss how designers simulate the anatomy and physiology of missing limbs. Though some prosthetics are simple and minimally functional, others are complex bionic artificial limbs with improved designs, using advanced hydraulics, lightweight materials such as carbon fiber and computer microprocessors and sensors. This program will highlight how advances in prosthetics have improved life for people with certain injuries and disabilities. *Closed Captioned 
#16127/2003   11 minutes 2016  $79.95  Grades 8 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 

*WINNER! World Film Awards

MOOSE RIVER CROSSING examines the premise and asks the question "Does time heal all wounds?" Six childhood friends and former residential school students meet at the train station to travel to their school reunion. It's been eighteen years. Excited yet apprehensive they greet each other with the warmth of friends past and do the preverbal "catch up."

As the minutes move to hours and a derailed train delays their travel, these six adults flash to the past; the love, the lies, the pain of childhood lost and finally resolution. Their reunion insulated in the stark lobby of the train station, proves to be the door that opens a path to healing. MOOSE RIVER CROSSING is a reunion not simply of old friends but a resolution, a crossing over and a letting go.
#16123/0881   91 minutes 2013  $249.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Over the past few years, Israel's ongoing military occupation of Palestinian territory and repeated invasions of the Gaza strip have triggered a fierce backlash against Israeli policies virtually everywhere in the world -- except the United States. The Occupation of the American Mind takes an eye-opening look at this critical exception, zeroing in on pro-Israel public relations efforts within the U.S.

Narrated by Roger Waters and featuring leading observers of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and U.S. media culture, the film explores how the Israeli government, the U.S. government, and the pro-Israel lobby have joined forces, often with very different motives, to shape American media coverage of the conflict in Israel's favor. From the U.S.-based public relations campaigns that emerged in the 1980s to today, the film provides a sweeping analysis of Israel's decades-long battle for the hearts, minds, and tax dollars of the American people in the face of widening international condemnation of its increasingly right-wing policies.

Featuring Roger Waters, Amira Hass, M.J. Rosenberg, Stephen M. Walt, Noam Chomsky, Rula Jebreal, Henry Siegman, Rashid Khalidi, Rami Khouri, Yousef Munayyer, Norman Finkelstein, Max Blumenthal, Phyllis Bennis, Norman Solomon, Mark Crispin Miller, Peter Hart, and Sut Jhally.

*Also available in an ABRIDGED 55 minute version
*English and Arabic sub-titles
#16119/0685   82 minutes 2016  $349.95 *CC *Streaming available 

If you have a troubled past you may think you'll never get a 'real' job. But, with the right tools, finding a good job is not impossible. To start, you'll need a stellar resume, and attention-getting cover letter, and an up-to-date portfolio. Knowing what to leave out of your resume and cover letter, and how to include experience and training you may have received while in prison are key.

This video will help take some of the guesswork out of your unique job search, explain the must-haves and explore the how-tos of resumes, cover letters, and portfolios. Viewers will learn about the different types of resumes; which one is the best match to their skills, qualifications, and experience; as well as how to write a cover letter that will motivate an employer to invite them for an interview; and, why they should expand their work story with a portfolio and positive online presence.

*Includes Instructor's Guide
#16114/1280   28 minutes 2016  $109.95 *Streaming available 

Searching for a job is a process ... not always easy and oftentimes, well, work. Part of the process includes preparing the following: a stellar resume, an attention-getting cover letter, and an up-to-date portfolio. Whether you're creating your very first resume, have already written dozens of cover letters that left you with radio silence, or don't know where to begin with your portfolio, this video will help take some of the guess work out of and explore the how-tos of resumes, cover letters, and portfolios.

In this program, viewers will learn about the different types of resumes and when to use each; how to best match their skills, qualifications, and experience with the requirements of the position; how to write a cover letter that would motivate an employer to invite them for an interview; and, why they should expand their work story with a portfolio and positive online presence.

*Includes Instructor's Guide
#16113/1280   28 minutes 2016  $109.95  Grades 9 to Adult *Streaming available 

Discover how researchers on the cutting edge of mind-control can implant, change, and even erase memories. On this thought-provoking journey into the mind, an investigation into the mysterious nature of how we remember. *CC 
#16111/1725   60 minutes 2016  $99.95 *CC 

Sex parties, drugs, eating disorders, suicide...It seems everywhere you turn there’s another report of teenage girls gone bad. This program follows one mother’s investigation into the lives of young women and the mixed messages that girls receive about conforming to specific behavioral or beauty ideals.

"Media feeds girls a constant diet of provocative images and then calls them sluts or skanks when they achieve that look" says Dr. Lyn Mikel Brown, one of three specialists on female adolescence featured in the film.

Through candid conversations with teen girls about sex, substance abuse, and the pressure to be popular, viewers glimpse the real-life stories behind the scandalous headlines and find a generation that is at once more accomplished, and yet more anxiety-ridden, than perhaps any other before.
#16110/0635   47 minutes 2010  $169.95 *CC 

What does rigor really looks like in the classroom? As schools are focused more and more on increasing academic rigor, it’s a question every teacher is asking. In this video, Robyn Jackson dispels the confusion by presenting the clear and concise definition of academic rigor she’s developed over time and working with teachers to show them what rigor looks like in practice.

Visit a variety of different schools to see real teachers who are using Jackson’s field-tested methods to successfully boost academic rigor in their classrooms. You’ll witness these teachers helping students to construct meaning for themselves; impose structure on information that allows them to think accurately, consider multiple meanings, and engage in disciplined inquiry and thought; integrate their skills into processes; and apply what they’ve learned in more than one context and to unpredictable situations.

WHAT RIGOR LOOKS LIKE IN THE CLASSROOM takes the mystery out of rigor and provides practical guidance for implementing rigorous instruction that meets the needs of all students.
#16107/0187   45 minutes 2015  $219.95 

Are leaders born, or made? This video shows that while certain personality traits may influence leadership abilities, there are also leadership qualities that can be learned and nurtured.

Business leaders, politicians, coaches and others share their perceptions of what it takes to be a leader, relating to viewers that observing certain principles and adopting admirable behaviors can help develop leadership attributes. Integrity, honesty, dependability and the belief in an organization’s core values are showcased, along with the elements necessary to create a culture of excellence.

A basic definition of leadership as the action of leading a group of people toward a common goal is the preface to the importance of creating a vision of the future—the true mark of a leader. Listening, teamwork, motivation and the ability to engage others in a cause are also presented as leadership qualities. Many modern-day or historical capsules of leadership bring to life the concept of developing the traits to become a leader.

*Closed Captioned 
#16106/0405   35 minutes 2015  $129.95 *CC 

Social Media. Text Messages. Emails. It’s never been easier to communicate. And it’s never been more potentially hazardous. This program will help you understand and navigate these hazards.

The YOUR WORDS MATTER training program will help increase awareness of the importance of written communication. Through dramatic vignettes, we explore some of the things that can go wrong and provide some practical advice for avoiding these pitfalls. Every viewer will learn essential guidelines for avoiding common mistakes and for communicating in a clear and effective manner.

*Your Messages Matter! Think before you hit "reply all". Watch out for autofill. Be careful in your communication.
*Your Tone Matters! People may misinterpret the tone of your communication. Learn how to avoid these pitfalls.
*Your Privacy Matters! Social media is not private. Learn lessons for handing social media.
*Your Reputation Matters! What you say electronically can affect you or your business. Learn how to manage your communications effectively.

*Closed Captioned **20% DISCOUNT to EDUCATION
*Purchase includes Leader's Guide and Quiz

*A full-length preview of this title is available upon request
#16102/0960   11 minutes 2015  $394.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Deep down, we all know we need to talk about it: Climate, earth's resources, cities where the entire surface is consumed by the car. An ever-growing, dirty, noisy chaos created by gas-consuming machines. Cars would seem to provide the lure of freedom, but in many places, traffic is so bad that drivers spend hours every day just going short distances. The bike is a great tool for change, but powerful interests who gain from the private car invest billions each year to lobby and advertise to protect against the encroachment of bicycles. Meet activists and thinkers who are fighting for better cities, who refuse to stop riding despite the increasing number killed in traffic.


*A full-length preview of this title is available upon request
#16099/1065   90 minutes 2015  $149.95 *CC 

*WINNER of the 29th International AGROFILM Festival!

Late blight caused by the oomycete Phytophthora infestans is the most serious disease of potato crops worldwide. As a major culprit of the Irish potato famine in the mid-nineteenth century, late blight has had a tremendous effect on human history. Elucidation of the life cycle of P. infestans by German botanist Anton de Bary is claimed as a founding moment of modern plant pathology.

Using computer animations blended with real-life video and time-lapse photography, this teaching video impressively illustrates the life cycle of P. infestans. Your students and extension audiences will gain a clear understanding of the development and epidemiological spread of this fungus-like pathogen and the nature of the devastating disease it causes.

Now full length videos can be trimmed for use in PowerPoint presentations. Trim this video to highlight specific stages of Potato Late Blight for classroom demonstrations, or use the full video to build an entire lecture.

All stages of the disease cycle are explained in detail:

Infected tubers as a source of inoculum
Transmission of mycelium to seedling
Formation of sporangiophores on leaves
Detachment and spread of sporangia
Direct and indirect germination
Zoospore production and release
Zoospore locomotion and encystment
Leaf infection and mycelial growth
Secondary sporulation and spread of disease
Infection of tubers

A1 and A2 (opposite) mating types
Formation of male and female gametangia
Penetration of antheridium by oogonial initial
Expansion of oogonium
Meiosis and fertilization
Formation of thick-walled oospore
Dormancy period in soil
Germination of activated oospore
Release of zoospores 
#16096/0147   14 minutes 2013  $259.95 

"This video has stunning computer animation, down to a microscope scale for a fungus-eye view of corn diseases. This is a great teaching tool for extension agents, growers, ag consultants, and high school and undergraduate students in biology and pathology courses. It packs lots of basic concepts into just 13 minutes."

Multilingual Soundtrack (9 languages): English, Chinese, French, German, Hungarian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Using stunning computer animations blended with real-life video, this teaching video impressively illustrates the disease cycles of five major fungal pathogens of corn, which can and do cause significant losses of crop yield and quality:

Common rust (Puccinia sorghi)
Northern leaf blight (Exserohilum turcicum)
Eyespot disease (Kabatiella zeae)
Gray leaf spot (Cercospora zeae-maydis)
Fusarium ear rot (Fusarium spp.)
Your students and extension audiences will gain a clear understanding of the development and epidemiological spread of the diseases as well as measures to control them. 
#16094/0147   13 minutes 2014  $249.95 

On April 30, 1970, President Richard Nixon shocked the nation by announcing the U.S. invasion of Cambodia. At college campuses across the country, masses of students took to the streets in protest. Five days later, four Kent State students would be shot dead by National Guardsmen. The mayhem that followed has been called the most divisive moment in American history since the Civil War.

THE DAY THE 60s DIED chronicles the chaotic month of May 1970, when it seemed America was at war with itself. From the students and guardsmen who witnessed the Kent State shootings to a young G.I. in the Cambodian jungle, how did the events of that turbulent spring affect who these people became? How have the shockwaves from these events reverberated into the present? During May 1970, frustration and anger split American society apart and we still live in the aftermath of that rift.

THE DAY THE 60s DIED is an important story to be told now as our nation grapples with the growing divide in how Americans see their nation and each other.

(SDH) Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 
#16093/1725   60 minutes 2015  $89.95 *CC 

The clock is ticking on one of the greatest potential disasters in the history of our species and one man leads a worldwide crusade to avert it. Crop diversity pioneer Cary Fowler travels the world, educating the public about the dire consequences of our inaction. The world's agriculture - and it's fate - are dependent on the ability of plants to adapt to changes in climate, pests and disease - but today's crops around the globe are grown from human-engineered seeds and have lost nearly all their diversity and ability to naturally adapt.

Could one massive infestation of fungus, blight or insects cause all the world's corn, wheat or lettuce to die? Is modern agriculture setting the stage for economic disaster, food riots, and global starvation? Dr. Fowler is the head of an international consortium to store seeds from every agricultural plant in the world. But is his farsighted program enough to save humanity from annihilation?

*Closed Captioned

*A full-length preview of this title is available upon request 
#16091/1065   77 minutes 2014  $149.95 *CC 

This collection of short programs will help students get to grips with the causes and extensive consequences of an increasingly globalised economy. Our experts address issues of sustainability, opportunity, threat, energy, tourism, manufacturing and transnational corporations in these engaging and accessible programs. Each individual program has an accompanying worksheet.
#16088/0545   32 minutes 2014  $129.95 *Streaming available 

Residential Schools, the term conjures up a history of abuse for Canada's First-Nation peoples - poignant reminders of the cultural and citizenship issues under investigation in the press, courts and Government. Their own language forbidden; constantly told their culture was inferior; subjected to physical and psychological abuse, four seniors (male and female) remember the cruel lessons absorbed during their "school days."
#16087/0545   25 minutes 1997  $89.95 *Streaming available 

From texting to email to video calls, digital technology has transformed how we communicate with each other. But in formal situations like at work or in school, which forms of communications are appropriate, and when? Viewers of this video, especially digital natives, may be surprised to discover that communicating isn’t just about sharing information—it’s creating it—and that the ways in which emails, texts or voice messages are composed and conveyed may make the difference in impressing or disappointing an employer or co-worker. Even for late adopters of digital technology, this video has important points on what you should do—and what you don’t want to do—when it comes to email, texting, video-conferencing and using the phone for business calls or voice mail. *Closed Captioned
#16083/0635   29 minutes 2015  $129.95 *CC 

In THE BRO CODE and GENERATION M, filmmaker Thomas Keith examined how American culture bombards young men with sexist and misogynistic messages. In THE EMPATHY GAP, he looks more closely at the ways these messages short-circuit men's ability to empathize with women, respect them as equals, and take feminism seriously. Keith begins by exploring some of the key messages about manhood that boys absorb from the culture -- that they should acquire material wealth, meet conflict with aggression, harden themselves, suppress all human emotion except anger, and view women primarily as sexual objects -- then argues that these messages not only devalue women but also undercut men's innate capacity for caring and empathy. Along the way, he draws fascinating parallels between sexism and racism, spelling out how each is rooted in cultural norms that discourage empathy, and shows how men who break with these norms live happier and healthier lives.

Features Jennifer Siebel-Newsom, Tony Porter, Michael Messner, Derrick Jensen, Kevin Powell, J.W. Wiley, Charlotte Watson, Eddie Moore Jr., C.J. Pascoe, Julia T. Wood, and others.


*A full-length preview of this title is available upon request
#16075/0685   70 minutes 2015  $349.95 *CC *Streaming available 

A closed door, an exasperated expression, a noisy workstation, a cultural misunderstanding - all of these are examples of "noise", a general term for anything that gets in the way of effective communication. The key to overcoming communication barriers is to be able to identify and understand them. This program explains the various types of noise and details specific examples of physical, organizational, emotional, nonverbal, cultural, language-related or written barriers. Through expert interviews and creative vignettes, the video offers solutions to overcoming these common communication barriers.

*Closed Captioned
#16069/0635   35 minutes 2015  $129.95 *CC 

A comprehensive feature documentary on the history of video games from 'Pong', 'Pac Man' and 'Mario' to 'Call of Duty', 'Grand Theft Auto' and everything in between. Candid and detailed interviews with many of the most important developers of these games are included as are snippets of the games themselves. The violence, the misogyny, the addictive tendencies, the fortunes made and lost; it tells the story of how this industry was created, by whom and where it is headed. The history of the industry is so short and yet has developed at an almost incredible pace while becoming a worldwide phenomenon that in 2013 totaled over $70B!! With a B!
#16067/1725   94 minutes 2015  $89.95 *CC 

Teach teachers how to use these easy-to-use and incredibly effective alternatives to "stand and deliver" teaching strategies in their classrooms. Includes interviews with authors Pérsida and William Himmele who explain how to make every student an active learner. And classroom scenes from elementary and high schools show teachers how to use Total Participation Techniques (TPTs) to get and hold students' attention, activate higher-order thinking, and provide formative assessments of academic progress. Hear teachers and administrators explaining the steps to implementing TPTs so they engage every kind of learner, from ESL students to gifted but disinterested students. See field-tested techniques like pair-share and pause-star-rank in action, take a tour through an actual TPT toolkit to discover effective supplies to use with TPTs, and witness a peer coaching session that observes and breaks down ways to maximize learning.
#16064/0187   40 minutes 2014  $219.95 

DIFFERENTIATED CLASSROOM (THE): Responding to the Needs of all Learners (2 Programs)

Based on the updated second edition of Carol Ann Tomlinson’s THE DIFFERENTIATED CLASSROOM: Responding to the Needs of All Learners, this new DVD series shows you practical, real-world examples from experienced K to 5 and secondary school teachers of how to divide your time, resources, and efforts to effectively instruct students of various backgrounds, readiness and skill levels, and interests. Through interviews with teachers, hear guidance on what to differentiate, how to differentiate, and why. Understand the groundwork for bringing differentiated instruction into your own classroom or refining the work you already do.

The two 45-minute videos (also available separately) include bonus content on how a differentiated classroom makes it easier to implement the Curriculum Standards.

Shows you practical, real-world examples from experienced K to 5 school teachers of how to divide your time, resources, and efforts to effectively instruct students of various backgrounds, readiness and skill levels, and interests.

Shows you practical, real-world examples from experienced secondary school teachers of how to divide your time, resources, and efforts to effectively instruct students of various backgrounds, readiness and skill levels, and interests.
#16063/0187  2015  $289.95 


Hanna has just gotten a raise and the cast of characters representing her monthly expenses are meeting so each one can make a case for their share of the money.

Can they work together to balance Hanna’s budget?
Will Saving finally get a fair share?
Or will dreaded Debt demand that it all be used to pay back what she is owed?

Your students will laugh as they learn about budgeting. But at the end of the program, they have to answer the serious question - How Would You Budget?

*Includes Teacher's Guide
*Closed Captioned

*A full-length preview of this title is available upon request
#16062/0483   23 minutes 2015  $99.95  Grades 7 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 


This series inspires children to think about the world: from a Bolivian Rain Forest Orchestra, a children’s court in India, a monkey orphanage in the Amazon jungle, to land mine clearing rats in Africa. These short programs will entertain and teach kids about the world in which they live.

Joachim Wild Riders (Brazil)
Ten-year-old Luam spent most of his life on the streets and is now moving to Señor Joaquim`s farm. Señor Joaquim and his wife Dona Terezinha take care of street kids and offer them a new life.

Mother of the Bonobos (Republic of the Congo)
Claudine André and her staff raise orphan Bonobos. They spare them from a life as pets - squeezed alone into tiny cages. Most of the animals have suffered great pain and it takes a lot of patience and time to rehabilitate them.

Kung Fu: China’s Female Fighters (China)
Located in a secluded valley of the holy Shongshan Mountains is the only women's Kung Fu school in China: a boarding school for 70 girls. Goa Jia had always dreamed of becoming a Kung Fu fighter and feels privileged to be part of the school.

The Jungle Orchestra (Bolivia)
Simon plays violin in the village's orchestra. He lives with his parents and siblings at the border of the Bolivian Rain Forest in a straw hut without electricity and water.

The Mine Clearing Rat (Tanzania)
Ronaldinho the rat is able to smell TNT. Every day the training gets harder for Ronaldinho and at the end he has to past the biggest test: at an open field, out of thousand different smells he has to find the TNT. Will he make it and be one of Africa's live saving rats?

Monks of The Golden Triangle (Thailand)
His parents aren't able to take care of Pumbui properly, which makes the little boy an easy victim for a career of crime. That is why Abbot Phra Khru Ba Neau Chai wants to take the boy to the monastery, to educate him and provide him a better future. As all the kids there, Pumpui will learn about discipline and responsibility.

The Children’s Parliament Of Rajasthan (India)
During the day 13 year old Neraj Jath takes care of the family's goats in the dry landscape close to the Thar Desert. In the evening, she visits the school in her little village. In her spare time she is the minister for agriculture at the Children's Parliament of Rajasthan.

Land Of Rhythm (Burundi)
Many young men of Burundi turned an old tradition into occupation: they are "Batimbos", drummers. Their huge drums are carried traditionally on the head. Following the rhythm of the drums the young men jump into the air and perform acrobatic tricks according to a set choreography.

Linea 5’s Dashing Angels (Columbia)
Felix’s biggest dream is to be a Balinero like Loco. For more than a year Felix collected spare parts to build his own cart. Now his time has come, with his first ride in his own cart he will be a part of the Linea 5's dashing angels.

Marta And The Puppy Otter (Hungary)
Marta Balogh loves animals from the bottom of her heart. For years now she rescues abandoned and injured animals. At the moment Marta takes care of Viki, a little otter baby.

Ten programs approximately 12 minutes each
#16060/0697  2008  $1,299.95  Grades 2 to 4 *CC *Streaming available 


*It is said that entrepreneurs are ordinary people who achieve extraordinary things. How do entrepreneurs succeed in following their dreams, while making them profitable? Discover the struggles and successes of four different business owners in this program. Featuring interviews of a baker, videographer, children’s clothing designer, and president of a charitable running event company, the entrepreneurs share their experiences running their own businesses.

Topics include:
* Motivation
* Challenges and Risks
* Strengths, Skills, and Training
* Time Management
* Communication and Teamwork
* Support Systems
* Rewards
* Advice for Others

*Closed Captioned
#16059/1290   20 minutes 2015  $49.95  Grades 6 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 


Technical skills may get a job seeker a job, but their soft skills will determine whether they meet employers’ expectations and succeed in the workplace. Soft skills are the personality traits and interpersonal skills that allow us to adapt to changing circumstances, manage time and resources, and work well with others.

This video discusses the importance of soft skills in the workplace through engaging vignettes and interviews with hiring managers. Viewers will discover how to use and improve their soft skills to be more productive on the job and successful in their career.

The video is divided into five sections:
-Making a professional impression
- Acting with integrity
- Communicating effectively
- Working as part of a team- Pushing yourself to succeed

*Closed Captioned
*Includes Instructor's Guide

*A full-length preview of this title is available upon request
#16057/1015   35 minutes 2015  $159.95 *CC *Streaming available 

SOCIAL MEDIA MANNERS: Polite Behavior in the Social Media World

Social media is a whole new universe when it comes to manners and etiquette. Manners used to be something that happened in person, but today we conduct many of our relationships online and the rules and courtesies can be a little unclear. Social Media Manners: Polite Behavior in the Social Media World addresses the general manners guidelines for cell phone use, text messaging, email, and social media websites and apps like Facebook or Twitter.

Segments include:
* Introduction (2:36)
* The 4 Guidelines (1:53)
* Mobile Manners (3:02)
* Texting (3:28)
* Social Media (6:15)
* Final Advice (2:16)

*Closed Captioned
*Streaming Available
#16052/1290   19 minutes 2015  $79.95 *CC *Streaming available 

MANNERS BOOT CAMP: Professional Courtesy

Having good manners will help you stand out from the crowd and knowing how to act with professional courtesy can help you land a job and succeed once you have your foot in the door. Join Sasha and Sean in Manners Boot Camp: Professional Courtesy as they work to get their etiquette in shape for the professional world of work. Topics include:
* Why are manners important? (2:37)
* Job interview etiquette (4:26)
* Business phone etiquette (5:22)
* Email basics (5:44)

*Closed Captioned
*Streaming Available
#16051/1290   18 minutes 2015  $79.95 *CC *Streaming available 


Job seekers over 50 have many obstacles to overcome. Many employers perceive that older job seekers lack energy, motivation, and adaptability. Younger hiring managers may be reluctant to hire an employee many years older than them, and some firms may even discriminate due to perceived health issues that would cause the company’s insurance premiums to increase. In short, older job seekers face hidden discrimination that makes job seeking even more difficult than it already is. Fortunately, this new video series will assist those job seekers in overcoming the additional barriers they have, and get a good job quickly.

While the DVDs do not need to be shown sequentially, the best impact is for job seekers to view all three. Best uses include use in group workshops or Job Clubs; to supplement a job search or work prep curriculum; or for individual study and research.

There are three closed captioned programs in the series:

Viewers learn how to efficiently market themselves as excellent job candidates. In this program, viewers discover how to expand their network, find open positions, stay motivated, and overcome employment obstacles. 13 minutes

Topics Covered
* Overcoming age biases and age-based discriminatory practices
* Expand your network
* Find open positions
* Stay motivated
* Get comfortable with and use social media to its best advantage
* Overcome employment obstacles
*Click here to VIEW CLIP

The resume and cover letter have a job: to quickly convince employers to contact the candidate. In this program, viewers discover how to customize these documents to effectively introduce themselves to employers and get interviews. The video presents information on the different types of resumes and includes tips from professional career coaches for creating, formatting, and submitting resumes and cover letters. 9 minutes

Topics Covered
* Use the resume style that is appropriate for your situation
* Learn which experiences are most relevant to include in the resume
* Tailor your resume and cover letter to different job openings
* Format your resume to pass screening software
* Use keywords from job postings
* Show how your skills and experience match positions’ requirements
*Click here to VIEW CLIP

Research, practice, and preparation are essential for interview success. This program shows how to master these important steps and know what to expect in different types of interviews. Viewers learn how to make a great first impression and convince employers you are the right person to hire. 17 minutes

Topics Covered
* The best ways to research potential employers and open positions
* How to talk about yourself without sounding boastful
* Learn the best way to address any age biases that seem present
* How to connect your skills to employers’ needs
* Learn about the most common interview blunders
* Dressing appropriately for interviews
* Keys to following up with employers to secure job offers

*** The three programs are delivered on one DVD and are Closed Captioned ***
#16050/1015   38 minutes 2015  $269.95 *CC 


A bittersweet story of how a people survived. Seventy-five years ago the nobility of the Kwakwaka’wakw of the Pacific Northwest Coast, chose a young man, secluded him from the authorities when his peers were sent to Residential School. The elders trained him in every aspect of the culture and traditions of his people. Today, caught between two worlds, he is needed more than ever by his people to reclaim their teachings. Few people survived who speak the language he was trained in to transmit his culture. Adam Dick or Kwaxsistala is the Clan Chief of the origin story of his nation and the last orally trained Potlatch Speaker. This is a story of hope, courage and endurance.

*Closed Captioned
*Also available in the Kwakiutl First Nations language
#16037/0508   48 minutes 2007  $199.95 *CC *Streaming available 

ANCIENT SEA GARDENS: Mystery of the Pacific Northwest

When marine geologist Dr. John Harper stumbles upon a coastal phenomenon in the form of mysterious curving rock walls along the low tide line of hundreds of beaches in British Columbia, he launches on a quest that will take years to resolve and will bring him far outside of his scientific community. With the timely intervention of a local beachcomber, Dr. Harper taps into the deep oral traditions of the First Peoples of the area. It may prove to be the most important archaeological discovery of its kind on North America’s West Coast. The answer to this mystery has the power to forever change the way we view our land. *Closed Captioned
#16036/0508   48 minutes 2005  $199.95 *CC *Streaming available 


"HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! " 3.5 stars (out of four) VIDEO LIBRARIAN
Pro-active, informed, and prepared job seekers land better jobs in less time. With the help of this three-part series, viewers learn the best networking strategies; receive resume and cover letter ideas and tips; and discover the best ways to prepare for and ace the interview. Featuring career coaches and former job seekers,

KEYS TO GETTING HIRED SERIES also reveals the most effective ways to uncover job leads, connect with employers, and why employers make the hiring decisions they do. While the DVDs do not need to be shown sequentially, the best impact is for job seekers to view all three. Best uses include use in group workshops or Job Clubs; to supplement a job search or work prep curriculum; for individual study and research; or for use in traditional educational settings of all types.

Viewers learn how to efficiently market themselves as excellent job candidates. In this program, viewers discover how to expand their network, find open positions, stay motivated, and overcome employment obstacles. 11 minutes
Topics Covered
*Expand your network
* Find open positions
* Stay motivated
* Get comfortable with and use social media to its best advantage
* Overcome employment obstacles
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*A full-length preview of this title is available upon request

The resume and cover letter have a job: to quickly convince employers to contact the candidate. In this program, viewers discover how to customize these documents to effectively introduce themselves to employers and get interviews. The video presents information on the different types of resumes and includes tips from professional career coaches for creating, formatting, and submitting resumes and cover letters. 9 minutes
Topics Covered
*Use the resume style that is appropriate for your situation
*Tailor your resume and cover letter to different job openings
* Format your resume to pass screening software
* Use keywords from job postings
* Show how your skills and experience match positions’ requirements
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*A full-length preview of this title is available upon request

Research, practice, and preparation are essential for interview success. This program shows how to master these important steps and know what to expect in different types of interviews. Viewers learn how to make a great first impression and convince employers you are the right person to hire. 18 minutes
Topics Covered
* The best ways to research potential employers and open positions
* How to talk about yourself without sounding boastful
* How to connect your skills to employers’ needs
* Learn about the most common interview blunders
* Dressing appropriately for interviews
*Keys to following up with employers to secure job offers
*A full-length preview of this title is available upon request

*** The three programs are available separately or as a series delivered on one DVD and all are Closed Captioned
#16030/1015   38 minutes 2016  $269.95 *CC *Streaming available 


JUMP! is a feature-length character-driven documentary about competitive jump rope that follows five teams of kids from around the country who push physical and psychological limits in pursuit of winning the World Championship. Part extreme sport, part art form, their moves are masterfully choreographed and bursting with rhythm, sweat and originality. These teens sacrifice everything to get where they are and each has his or her own reason to be so driven. After arduous drilling and mind-boggling performances, rivalry and collaboration have dramatic, unexpected results.

* Audience Favorite Top 5 & 10: Los Angeles Film Festival, Hamptons International Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival, Starz Denver International Film Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival, Sedona International Film Festival and more
* American Film Showcase film diplomacy program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, (US Embassies in TBD countries)

#16029/1947   85 minutes 2008  $249.95 *CC *Streaming available 

HOW RESULTS CAN BE MISLEADING: Problems in Experimental Methodology
Featuring Professors Evelyn Behar and Mariann Weierich, this program explores different ways in which the results of experimental research can be misleading, focusing specifically on problems with sample selection and the assignment of participants to groups. It looks at simple, stratified, and proportional random sampling and emphasizes the need to look closely at the sample and population when evaluating data and drawing conclusions. *Closed Captioned 
#16024/1883   31 minutes 2012  $229.95 *CC *Streaming available 

This DVD examines problems that will decrease a study’s applicability and accuracy of measurement. It presents examples of inter-rater reliability, test-retest reliability, and internal consistency. The DVD also discusses construct validity, external validity, and internal validity. *Closed Captioned 
#16023/1883   36 minutes 2012  $229.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Ever get sick from something you ate? An estimated one in six people contract a foodborne illness each year, so what can you do to stay safe? Discover the steps to keeping food safe from foodborne illness by joining a chef in the kitchen along with a microbiologist to learn what you need to know for clean and safe food storage and preparation.

FOOD SAFETY: It’s in Your Hands features short video segments that breakdown food safety essentials, including:

*Common foodborne illnesses (5:50)
* Proper hand washing technique (5:44)
* Preventing cross-contamination (1:36)
* The time and temperature danger zone (3:45)
* Keeping the kitchen clean (4:10)

Closed Captioned
#16021/1290   21 minutes 2015  $79.95  Grades 7 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 

This DVD examines the steps for planning and carrying out a research study. It explains how to choose a topic; establish a hypothesis; select dependent and independent variables; choose a research design; select participants; and collect data, analyze results, and share findings. *Closed Captioned 
#16015/0880   38 minutes 2011  $229.95 *CC *Streaming available 

This DVD looks at the characteristics of observational and correlational studies and explains when to use these forms of research design. It considers the kinds of conclusions that can be drawn from observational and correlational studies and discusses the benefits and drawbacks of using these methodologies

*Closed Captioned 
#16014/0880   35 minutes 2011  $229.95 *CC *Streaming available 

In today’s world, great tools are available for you to build a business on line. The Biz Kids investigate the advantages and potential pitfalls in Internet businesses. Hear about the success of a young graphic designer, a nine-year-old who sells bath salts, and two teens who built a social networking site - all who built their businesses online.
*Closed Captioned

*This program is part of the BIZ KIDS SERIES
Biz Kid$ is a national financial education initiative based on an Emmy Award-winning public television series about kids, money, and business. The series includes 65 episodes and reaches over million viewers per episode. Using a clever blend of entertainment and education, each Biz Kid$ episode shows kids how to make and manage money by introducing concepts of financial literacy and entrepreneurship. To keep young viewers engaged, the series includes a fast-paced mix of direct education delivered by young actors, sketch comedies, animation, and stories featuring real life young entrepreneurs. The show is complemented by a resource rich website, lesson plans, outreach activities, and a monthly electronic newsletter 
#15990/0697   28 minutes 2013  $99.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Taking risks in life is important, but you want to be smart about those risks. Learn about liability, contracts, and insurance, and how having these in place can protect your business, your assets, and yourself. Meet two young tennis coaches who protect themselves with contracts, and the owner of Small Town Skateshop who keeps his business insured. *Closed Captioned

*This program is part of the BIZ KIDS SERIES
Biz Kid$ is a national financial education initiative based on an Emmy Award-winning public television series about kids, money, and business. The series includes 65 episodes and reaches over million viewers per episode. Using a clever blend of entertainment and education, each Biz Kid$ episode shows kids how to make and manage money by introducing concepts of financial literacy and entrepreneurship. To keep young viewers engaged, the series includes a fast-paced mix of direct education delivered by young actors, sketch comedies, animation, and stories featuring real life young entrepreneurs. The show is complemented by a resource rich website, lesson plans, outreach activities, and a monthly electronic newsletter. 
#15989/0697   28 minutes 2013  $99.95 *CC *Streaming available 

It’s a job getting a job and Biz Kid$ is here to help. Learn tips and tricks for writing a great resume, dressing for success, and nailing the interview. Get the inside scoop on what employers look for from a young entrepreneur who manages over 200 employees. *Closed Captioned

*This program is from the BIZ KIDS SERIES
Biz Kid$ is a national financial education initiative based on an Emmy Award-winning public television series about kids, money, and business. The series includes 65 episodes and reaches over million viewers per episode. Using a clever blend of entertainment and education, each Biz Kid$ episode shows kids how to make and manage money by introducing concepts of financial literacy and entrepreneurship. To keep young viewers engaged, the series includes a fast-paced mix of direct education delivered by young actors, sketch comedies, animation, and stories featuring real life young entrepreneurs. The show is complemented by a resource rich website, lesson plans, outreach activities, and a monthly electronic newsletter. 
#15988/0697   28 minutes 2013  $99.95 *CC *Streaming available 

This program follows four young entrepreneurs as they compete in an international contest to change the world. Sharing their lives, passions, joys and hardships, these semi-finalists from the United States, CANADA, India and Singapore must present their business ideas to some of the world’s most influential technology leaders - in just 180 seconds! *Closed Captioned

*Part of the BIZ KIDS SERIES
Biz Kid$ is a national financial education initiative based on an Emmy Award-winning public television series about kids, money, and business. The series includes 65 episodes and reaches over million viewers per episode. Using a clever blend of entertainment and education, each Biz Kid$ episode shows kids how to make and manage money by introducing concepts of financial literacy and entrepreneurship. To keep young viewers engaged, the series includes a fast-paced mix of direct education delivered by young actors, sketch comedies, animation, and stories featuring real life young entrepreneurs. The show is complemented by a resource rich website, lesson plans, outreach activities, and a monthly electronic newsletter. 
#15987/0697   55 minutes 2013  $99.95 *CC *Streaming available 

It's a complicated world and there are many ways you can be taken advantage of or cheated. Learn how to recognize a scam, and how to protect yourself from identity theft, online fraud, pyramid schemes, and more. Meet two aspiring models, a ballet dancer, and young filmmaker, who were all victims of a scam.

From BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY, this program is from the BIZ KIDS SERIES that teach kids financial literacy. All programs in this series are complemented by a resource rich website, lesson plans, outreach activities, and a monthly electronic newsletter. All programs are also Closed Captioned.

#15985/0697   28 minutes 2013  $99.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Now that you’ve decided to start a business, how will you market it? Let the Biz Kids help you understand the four P’s of marketing: product, price, place and promotion. Learn how "Exclusive Cuts" barber services, "Wow, Take a Bow" dog grooming, and other businesses use unique methods to market their products and services.

From BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY, this program is from the BIZ KIDS SERIES that teach kids financial literacy. All programs in this series are complemented by a resource rich website, lesson plans, outreach activities, and a monthly electronic newsletter. All programs are also Closed Captioned.

#15984/0697   28 minutes 2013  $99.95 *CC *Streaming available 

THESE DAYS explores the aftermath of a youth suicide (Malik) on his friends, family and school community. Targeted firmly at teenagers in language and tone with a very honest look at teenage life today. The narrative focuses on Malik's friend Chloe as she struggles with the grief and depression that follow this tragedy. Provides an opportunity for viewers to reflect on warning signs, positive and negative coping strategies, and ultimately the importance of resilience and a strong support network.

Included in this package is a GUIDE FOR TEACHERS that provides background information on suicide and advice about how to discuss suicide in a classroom setting. Helps viewers understand what leads to suicide/suicidal thoughts among teens, the warning signs you may see in the school setting and what to do if you suspect a student is suicidal. Also looks at how teachers can support themselves, the school community and students who are dealing with the aftermath of a student's suicide or attempted suicide"

- These Days: A Short Film on Youth Suicide
- These Days: A Short Film on Youth Suicide (Censored Version)
- These Days: A Short Film on Youth Suicide (with Extended Commentary)
- Understanding Youth Suicide: A Guide for Teachers
- Discussion guide with questions to consider and student activities to support mental health and wellbeing
- Consent form template in case you wish to obtain parental consent prior to viewing
- Instruction on how to use the videos 
#15976/0545   62 minutes 2013  $129.95  Grades 10 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 

From some of the most remote locations in the world, the compelling cinematography of wide-eyed children just being kids will quickly engage audience attention. These children, like children everywhere, live their everyday life with the sweet innocence of youth combined with hopeful dreams for the future. Unlike children of more developed countries, they live in a world of limited modern day conveniences. Yet they thrive in tight-knitted communities with resilience, resourcefulness and a strong sense of responsibility.

The CHILDREN OF THE WORLD series will help expand student's worldview and understanding of cultural differences while at the same time provide a character building lesson.

The series consists of ten 10 to 15-minute programs:
1. CHINA: Children of Chagan Lake
2. EAST TIMOR: Children of Ermera
3. MONGOLIA: Children of the Darkhad
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4. MYANAMAR: Children of Inle Lake
5. NEPAL: Children of the Himalayan Sherpa
6. PAKISTAN: Children of the Desert
7. PERU: Children of the Andes
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8. PHILIPPINES: Children of the Mangyan
9. TUVALU: Children of the Islands
10. VIETNAM: Children of the Floating Village

*Closed Captioned
#15970/0697  2008  $1,689.95  Grades 2 to 4 *CC *Streaming available 

NATIVE PLANET is a six part documentary series that takes you around the world to experience the passion and connection native peoples have with mother earth - and their will to defend it. In each 45-minute program, guide and narrative host Simon Baker transports you to the front lines of the most compelling Aboriginal conflicts taking place around the planet today. Whether the fight is for land, water or indigenous rights, these programs take you deep into fascinating Aboriginal communities and cultures where charismatic leaders are waging a passionate defense of the planet. When climate change and environmental disasters dominate headlines and influence social change, NATIVE PLANET intimately reveals an indigenous perspective on issues that may soon determine the balance of humanity on earth.

From his home in the Squamish Nation, Canada host Simon Baker traces the path of the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline, from the Oil Sands in Alberta to the tanker terminal planned for Kitimat, BC., to understand why First Nations are opposed.
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Host Simon Baker travels to Hawaii to examine the growing native sovereignty movement and how it helped halt construction of the largest public infrastructure project in Hawaii’s history.
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Host Simon Baker examines the environmental and social impact that abandoned uranium mines and the cold war nuclear testing are having on the Navajo Nation.
*A full-length preview of this title is available upon request
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Host Simon Baker travels to Ecuador and deep into the Amazon jungle to meet one Aboriginal tribe waging an international fight to keep oil companies and their government off their territory.
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Host Simon Baker travels to New Zealand’s North Island to see how science and indigenous knowledge are combining to breathe life back into a sacred lake decimated by years of industrial pollution.
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Host Simon Baker travels to Northwest Australia - where culture is m ore important than profit - to visit one Aboriginal tribe defending their ‘song lines’ and way of life as their government and corporations attempt to develop the world’s largest natural gas fields around them.
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*All programs are Closed Captioned
*Detailed information on each program is available upon request
#15965/0390  2014  $699.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Meat is now central to billions of people's daily meals. The environmental, climate, public health, ethical, and human impacts are enormous and remain largely undocumented. WHAT'S FOR DINNER? explores this terrain in fast-globalizing China through the eyes of a retired pig farmer in rural Jiangxi province; a vegan restaurateur in Beijing; a bullish young livestock entrepreneur; and residents of the province known as the 'world's factory' contending with water polluted by wastes from pig factory farms. They personalize the vast trends around them, in a country on the cusp of becoming a world power. Given that every fifth person in the world is Chinese, what the Chinese eat and how China produces its food, affects not only China, but the world, too.


Official Selection, Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital, Washington, DC
Official Selection, Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, Ithaca, NY
Official Selection, Osian's-Cinefan Festival 2012, New Delhi, India
Official Selectin, Awareness Film Festival 2011, Los Angeles, California
Official Selection, Green Film Festival 2011, Seoul, South Korea
Official Selection, San Diego Asian Film Festival 2011, San Diego, California


Dr. Tian Yongsheng is a government official and vegetarian who worries about the ecological impacts of feeding a growing livestock population.

Wang Ronghua is a young pig and poultry livestock entrepreneur is building a new pig facility in his hometown.

Wen Bo, one of China's leading environmentalists, works for National Geographic's Global Exploration Fund for China.

Wu Xiaohong is an animal welfare activist in Beijing.
Xiao Muxiu is a pig farmer whose small-scale business is threatened by the fluctuating price of pork.

Xie Hongying owns Donald Macky restaurant, a home-grown Chinese fast food outlet in Ji'an City.

Xie Zheng is a pop star, activist, and founder of the vegetarian advocacy group Don't Eat Friends.

Yu Li is the owner of Vegan Hut in Beijing.

Yi Shengming is a pig farmer in Yi village in Jianxi province.

Zhou Shuzhen is a retired pig farmer in Jiangxi province.

"What's For Dinner? documents in gripping detail China's headlong transition to industrial animal agriculture and the tragic impact it has on animals, public health, and the environment. The film triumphs in vividly highlighting the inexorable economic logic driving the consolidation of pigs into nascent CAFOs that are burgeoning across the countryside to meet China's growing demand for meat. Alongside an empathetic but critical portrayal of China's growing consumer preference for meat, "What's for Dinner?" also captures the rise of a vegan/vegetarian undercurrent that's emerging to counter the trend toward factory farming... The film would be an ideal supplement to any course exploring the environmental, economic, and ethical implications of animal agriculture." James McWilliams, PhD, Author

"What's for Dinner? brings into sharp contrast the China of today and the China of twenty years ago. It is an easily absorbable film that can be used as a learning tool for any student interested in the potential impacts of meat consumption on the earth writ large, including chronic diseases and the environment. It also highlights the influence of Western culture and economic affluence on eating patterns across the world, a phenomenon that will be of interest to anyone studying or teaching global public health. A highly recommended film." - Amy Joyce, Associate Director, Public Health Practice, NYU Global Institute of Public Health

"What's For Dinner is an urgent and compelling documentary about the globalization of industrial meat production. It documents the consequences of rising meat consumption in China, detailing its impact on health, labor, animal welfare, and the environment. I can attest to the pedagogical and political power of this film." - Maria Elena Garcia, Director, Comparative History of Ideas Program, University of Washington

"What’s For Dinner? is a powerful teaching tool. The film is engaging for lay audiences and sophisticated enough for experts in related fields — I would highly recommend to both." - Mark Foran, MD, MPH, NYU School of Medicine

"We often read about the environmental and health impacts of food production in the US, but what about in rapidly growing China? What's For Dinner? introduces us to the challenges of large-scale animal agriculture in China. It surveys the "big picture" - food shortages, industrialization, and environmental impact - through a set of clear, engaging interviews and personal stories. This is an excellent film for environmental studies or other students interested in the origins and impacts posed by animal agriculture in a global context." - Christopher P. Schlottmann, Associate Director of Environmental Studies, New York University

"What's For Dinner?" delivers an insightful presentation of the many challenges posed by China's expanding animal agriculture." - Peter J. Li, Associate Professor of East Asian Politics, University of Houston-Downtown

"I used What's For Dinner? for the first time in my Animals in Commodities class in the Canisius College Anthrozoology Masters program last semester... The students found the film very useful in helping us to look at the connections between meat production and consumption, status, and globalization." - Margo DeMello, Professor of Sociology, Cultural Studies and Anthropology, Canisius College and Central New Mexico Community College

"In China nothing is done on a small-scale, so the exploding growth in meat consumption has created staggering levels of water pollution from factory farms. What's For Dinner? doesn't preach, but rather lets the story unfold thorough conversations with farmers, meat processors talking about their booming business, shoppers at the market, and communities angered by their fouled rivers." - Jennifer Turner, Director, China Environment Forum, Woodrow Wilson Center

#15950/0899   29 minutes 2014  $249.95 *CC 

The "forgotten space" is the sea, the oceans through which 90% of the world's cargo now passes. At the heart of this space is the container box, which, since its invention in the 1950s, has become one of the most important mechanisms for the global spread of capitalism.

The film follows the container box along the international supply chain, from ships to barges, trains, and trucks, mapping the byzantine networks that connect producers to consumers (and more and more frequently, producing nations to consuming ones). Visiting the major ports of Rotterdam, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Guangdong province, and many places between, it connects the economic puzzle pieces that corporations and governments would prefer remain scattered.

We meet people who have been reduced to cogs in this increasingly automated machine - the invisible laborers who staff the cargo ships, steer the barges, drive the trucks, and migrate to the factories, and whose low wages form the base of the entire enterprise. The film also introduces us to those who this system's efficiency has marginalized: the longtime unemployed occupants of a California tent city, Dutch farmers whose land is bisected by a new high-speed train line, and the displaced residents of Doel, Belgium, whose city is slated for demolition in order to expand the port of Antwerp.

Employing a wide range of materials and styles, from interviews to classic film clips, essayistic voiceover to observational footage, THE FORGOTTEN SPACE provides a panoramic portrait of the new global economy and a compelling argument about why it must change.


"An engrossing and provocative essay film... Various experts offer informative analysis, but the testimony of seamen, factory workers and residents of a California homeless encampment is at the heart of the film's guiding ethical and aesthetic principles, which have to do with the defense of human dignity in the face of a system that so often appears hostile or indifferent to it." A.O. Scott, The New York Times

"THE FORGOTTEN SPACE begins as an investigative documentary and concludes as a mythopoeic essay on modernity and the sea." Artforum

"To say that the subject of THE FORGOTTEN SPACE is the global transformation of labor caused by container cargo shipping is like saying that WAGON MASTER is a Western. Noel Burch and Allan Sekula's essay film is a journey around the world, to the ports of Rotterdam, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Bilbao-each a trove of stories, encounters, and observations at times angry and at times wry. The whole thing is held together by Sekula's adventure-happy, politically astute, partisan commentary, which itself is a masterpiece of nonfiction." Olaf Möller, Film Comment

"Too political for mainstream taste, obligatory for everyone else."
Jonathan Rosenbaum, Film Comment

"About containerization and all of its social implications, and not about the container itself... the film's power lies in the way it depicts a range of spaces that are 'forgotten' amidst the mobilities of global capitalism ... invaluable"
Philip E. Steinberg, Society and Space

"Remarkable ... A smart assemblage ... a study in social institutions."
Brett Story, Antipode

Premiere, 2010 Venice International Film Festival
2010 Doclisboa (Portugal)
2010 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
2011 Jeonju International Film Festival
2011 HotDocs
2011 Era New Horizons (Poland)
2011 Montreal International Film Festival 
#15946/0899   112 minutes 2010  $389.95 *CC 

"Astonishing... disturbing (but alas, riveting)."

"Even the pyramids," Hitler told his protégé, architect Albert Speer, "will be dwarfed by the stone and concrete masses I plan to erect."

By early in the twentieth century Nuremberg was regarded as the most anti-Semitic city in Europe. By 1929 Hitler had decided to make Nuremberg the "City of the Party Rallies" and a symbol representing the greatness of the German Empire in medieval times.

Up to 1.5 million people converged on Nuremberg in the course of a party rally, which lasted eight days, forming an indispensable platform for the Nazis once a year - with a gigantic propaganda machine, brochures and books, recordings, radio and films - all brilliantly captured by Leni Riefenstahl's "Triumph of the Will."

Even today it is possible to see signs in Nuremberg of the megalomaniac proportions that the system was to assume. In such arenas, the individual was worthless and nothing more than a minute ornament. According to experts, this state and party rally architecture was also a symbol of Hitler's determination to achieve world domination.

Rare footage of the construction work was used for this documentary. A previously unknown amateur film even shows the land in color in 1936. Witnesses report on the atmosphere during the party rallies, of fanatical anti-Semitism and the unprecedented "Führer" cult.

From the director of The Goebbels Experiment and Firestorm.

* English narration + German w/ English subtitles
* Closed Captioned
* School boards and Non-Profit 50% discount

Educational Interests - Architecture, History (World), Jewish Studies, Political Science, World War II
#15943/0645   52 minutes 2011  $299.95 *CC *Streaming available 

"Smart and serious! Offers a survey of the virtual world's creeping infiltration into our lives." The Independent

"This is not just a well-made film, it is the starting point of a vital discussion."
The Camden New Review

"A riveting case for the prosecution of the web as a creature that bears careful watching." The Herald

InRealLife asks what exactly is the internet and what is it doing to our children? Taking us on a journey from the bedrooms of teenagers to Silicon Valley, filmmaker Beeban Kidron suggests that rather than the promise of free and open connectivity, young people are increasingly ensnared in a commercial world. Beguiling and glittering on the outside, it can be alienating and addictive. Quietly building its case, Kidron's film asks if we can afford to stand by while our children, trapped in their 24/7 connectivity, are being outsourced to the net?

While newspapers alternately praise and panic about the glittering world of the Internet, there is a generation of children who have grown up with a smart phone in their hand, connected to the world 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Public discourse seems to revolve around privacy, an issue that embodies the fears and concerns of adults. What is less discussed is what it really means to always be online, never alone and increasingly bombarded by a world that has something to sell you and appears to know you better than yourself. A world that is so ubiquitous that it is the first thing you see as you wake up in the morning and the last thing you see before you go to sleep at night.

For adults there was a 'before' the net. But for the current generation, at the time of their most rapid development they have no other experience and few tools with which to negotiate the overwhelming parade of opportunity and cost that the internet delivers directly into their hands.

From the bedrooms of five disparate teenagers and then into the companies that profit from the internet, InRealLife takes a closer look at some of the behavioral outcomes that come from living in a commercially driven, 'interruption' culture.

Following the physical journey of the internet, from fiber optic cables through sewers and under oceans, from London to NYC and finally to Silicon Valley, the film reveals that what is often thought of as an 'open, democratic and free' world is in fact dominated by a small group of powerful players. Meanwhile our kids - merely pawns in the game - are adapting to this new world - along with their expectation of friendship, their cognition and their sexuality.

*Closed Captioned

* Educational Applications - Adolescence, Business, Communication, Education, Family Relations, Media Studies, Science


Maggie Jackson: Award-winning author of 'Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age' and former Boston Globe columnist.
Danah Boyd: Senior Researcher at Microsoft and one of the world's experts on youth culture surrounding technology and social media.
Nicholas Carr: Pulitzer-prize nominated author of 'The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains.'
Sherry Turkle: Professor of Social science at MIT. Her research focuses on psychoanalysis and the human-technology relationship. In her most recent book, 'Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other' and her 2012 TED talk 'Connected, But Alone?' Turkle explores the authenticity of intimacy and connection through the internet.
Luis Von Ahn: Professor of Computer Sciences at Carnegie Mellon and pioneer of crowdsourcing, inventing CAPTCHA and reCAPTCHA (later sold to Google) which earned him international recognition and numerous honors.
Clay Shirky: NYU professor, internet icon and writer on the social and economic effects of Internet technologies.
Jimmy Wales: Internet entrepreneur, free speech activist and co-founder of Wikipedia and Wikia.
Nick Negroponte: Founder of the Media Lab and the 'One Laptop per Child' non-profit association.
Julian Assange: Founder and editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks.

And more!

#15932/0645   90 minutes 2013  $299.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Consumer capitalism dominates our economy, our politics, and our culture, even though a growing body of research suggests it may be well past its sell-by date. In this illustrated presentation based on his latest critically acclaimed book, media scholar Justin Lewis makes a compelling case that consumer capitalism can no longer deliver on its promise of enhancing quality of life, and argues that changing direction will require changing our media system and our cultural environment. After showing how consumer capitalism has become economically and environmentally unsustainable, Lewis explores how our cultural and information industries make it difficult to envision other forms of human progress by limiting critical thinking and keeping us locked in a cycle of consumption. And he argues that change will only be possible if we take culture seriously and transform the very way we organize our media and communications systems.

*English sub-titles

"Justin Lewis is one of the world's most acute observers of contemporary cultural politics. Consumerism & the Limits to Imagination alerts us, in an incisive but always humane way, to the excesses of consumption. This is a video with abiding lessons for us all." Toby Miller - Professor of Media and Cultural Studies, University of Cardiff

*A full-length preview of this title is available upon request
#15923/0685   41 minutes 2014  $249.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Here's the easiest, most powerful way to demonstrate exactly how to implement the breakthrough ideas and strategies from the best-selling ASCD book Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind by renowned author and learning expert Eric Jensen.

Take audiences to elementary and secondary classrooms to provide a close look at schools that use smart, purposeful engagement strategies to combat the effect poverty has on students and achievement. See teachers in their classrooms embrace the seven engagement factors from Jensen's book and make engagement a routine part of their classroom culture. Hear from administrators and teaching coaches who explain how they make engagement a focus through professional development and school policy. And learn from the students as well who talk about their struggles and successes as they benefit from a fully engaged learning environment.

Throughout the two 45-minute videos - ELEMENTARY and SECONDARY - interviews with Eric Jensen relate his own experiences with living in poverty and his current work with schools that are making positive difference for these learners.

*Closed Captioned
*Also available separately 
#15920/0187  2014  $289.95 *CC 

Learn basic knife cuts while staying safe in the kitchen! Chef Marshall O'Brien demonstrates essential knife skills in short segments, including:
*Knife safety
*Types of knives
*Using a food processor and blender*
Cutting produce: slice, dice, and chop
*Cutting techniques for meat
#15916/1290   20 minutes 2014  $79.95  Grades 6 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 

This new two-volume, interactive DVD series lets your students decide who should be hired and who should be fired.

Lisa is the Human Resources Director at a popular resort and is searching for a new Events Sales Specialist who will be responsible for marketing the resort’s services and facilities. Lisa has chosen six young people to interview and the students watching the interviews get to decide who is the best candidate for the job. #14931
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Jason is the owner of Airplay Sports & Espresso, a coffee shop. He has two locations, but is planning on closing both to open in East Heights, the new place to be in the city. Unfortunately, one shop doesn’t need two staffs. Some employees have left voluntarily, but Jason still needs to let one person go. He is going to interview six employees and your students get to decide who should be fired! #15912
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*Includes Teacher's Guides for both programs
*The menu allows easy access to each interview
* Also available separately
*Close Captioned for the hearing impaired
#15915/0483  2014  $189.95  Grades 8 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 

Learn the essential knife skills for working in a foodservice environment with Chef Marshall O’Brien. Chef Marshall demonstrates essential knife skills in short segments perfect for training foodservice workers, including:
* Knife safety
* Types of knives
* Preparing foods for use in an industrial food processor
* Using an industrial food processor
* Cutting fruits and vegetables: slice, dice, and chop

Closed Captioned
#15914/1290   20 minutes 2014  $79.95  Grades 6 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 

(UN)VEILED introduces the audience to ten Muslim women from various backgrounds who now live in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Their discussion about hijab, the headscarf, revolves around a lecture on the same topic that was banned last minute but delivered anyway.

In a time when Islam and especially Muslim women are represented as monolithic and beset by backwardness, the women in (un)veiled show the diverse, lively, argumentative debates in Muslim societies about the meanings of modernity, emancipation, and feminism. Dubai, where the filmmaker lived for eight months, becomes a character in itself, showing the complex face of a contemporary Arab city.

* Includes Study Guide

Film Festivals, Screenings, Awards
Second Jury Prize, Black Maria Film Festival, 2008
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, 2008
MESA Film Festival, 2008
Women's International Film Festival, Miami, FL, 2009
Days of Ethnographic Film, Slovenia, 2009
University of British Columbia Ethnographic Film Festival, Canada, 2009
American Psychological Association Convention, Toronto, 2009
American Sociological Association Film & Video Festival, San Francisco, CA 2009
Open Frame 2009, New Delhi, India
Newburyport Documentary Film Festival, MA, 2009
Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival, CO, 2009
International Festival of Ethnological Film, Belgrade, Serbia, 2009
3rd Women's Film Festival, Chennai, India, 2010
Luminato - Toronto Festival of Arts & Creativity, Canada, 2010
#15911/0615   36 minutes 2008  $249.95 *Streaming available 

This video takes you and your colleagues to schools that use smart, fun, and engaging strategies to build students' vocabulary and boost their knowledge of the key words they need to know for the Common Core State Standards. Drawing from the ASCD best-selling book TEACHING THE CRITICAL VOCABULARY OF THE COMMON CORE: 55 Words That Make or Break Student Achievement, video scenes show teachers using fun strategies like jingles, movements, and graphic organizers to teach key words.

Hear author Marilee Sprenger explain how to put brain-research based, time saving strategies for mastering vocabulary into action. And introduce teachers to easy-to-implement, 10-minute or shorter mini-lessons that help students build a robust vocabulary and develop greater confidence in reading, writing, and testing. 
#15887/0187   45 minutes 2014  $219.95 

Lots of people have great ideas and enthusiasm for projects that will make the world a better place, help their community, or advance their own goals, but few know how to take their great idea and turn it into a reality.

This two-part series explores two popular fundraising methods - grant writing and crowdfunding - and breaks down the two most essential parts of the process: crafting a persuasive argument for why your project is worth funding, and putting together a solid budget for how much the project will cost.

Using examples of a garage band looking to record their first album (crowdfunding) and a nurse looking to start a local elder care awareness initiative (grants) this program is a timely, essential series for budding entrepreneurs, artists, and advocates.

There are two programs in the series also available individually:
#15875/0635  2014  $189.95 *CC 

Guaranteed to capture your students' attention and make the subject come alive! Includes twelve topic based videos, classroom notes, graphic handouts, quiz, and answer questions plus a fact filled video segment accompanied by quiz and discussion questions - everything you need to succeed where it matter most: the classroom. Often the biggest obstacle to appreciating the Great Bard is his use of complex language. This series unlocks these great works so your students can understand and appreciate this master for a lifetime.

There are twelve 26-minute programs in this superpack also available individually:

Topics include the life and times of Shakespeare, Shakespeare's use of language, Elizabethan drama, the importance of words, real life vs. stage life.

Topics include Dual plots approach, the Lear plot, the Gloucester plot, figurative art approach, use of metaphor and images.

Topics include Macbeth background, the plot, use of language, Macbeth as a tragedy.

Topics include Defining tragedy, Oedipus Rex, medieval tragedy, Shakespeare & tragedy.

Topics include the element of mystery, the philosophy of Hamlet, the element of revenge.

Topics include the plot of King Lear, King Lear as a tragedy, King Lear, Cordelia, Edmund, Edgar, Goneril & Regan.

Topics include Macbeth background, the plot, use of language, Macbeth as a tragedy.

Topics include The tragic fall of Othello, Othello as a tragedy, jealousy, the handkerchief, Othello as a tragic figure.

Topics include the background of Othello, the plot, Othello, Desdemona, Iago.

Topics include the plot, the poetry, the characters, the role of coincidence, Romeo and Juliet as tragic figures.

Topics include sources & influences, plot, summary, defects & achievements, Titus Andronicus as a tragedy.

Topics include Defining tragedy, Oedipus Rex, medieval tragedy, Shakespeare and tragedy. 
#15873/0433  2008  $589.95  Grades 7 to Adult *Streaming available 

This COACHING SERIES® REFRESHER is designed in a testing format to refresh drivers' safe driving techniques and to assess their attitudes toward specific driver behaviors. The program was produced in response to requests by safety professionals currently using THE COACHING SERIES of driver training who were looking for a shorter, refresher or remedial training program that would review key driving concepts and assess driving attitudes (including distracted driving, roundabouts, move over law and more).

THE COACHING SERIES® REFRESHER fits these requests by targeting specific driving behaviors and attitudes that drivers may be familiar with, but may not be practiced with regularity in their everyday driving. The program can serve equally well as a stand-alone course or as an easily integrated supplement to existing driver safety courses and is ideal for all drivers.

*Includes reproducible answer sheets.
#15872/0670   31 minutes 2014  $199.95 *Streaming available 

In the new world of tweets, blogs, and citizen journalism, what is the outlook for true investigative reporting? This program highlights the ways investigative journalism is changing, particularly in the context of digital and online media. Social media and globalization have changed the ways reporters connect with their readers. What are the advantages and disadvantages of nearly instantaneous access to news as it unfolds?

A panel of heavy hitters from the world of journalism weighs in on these and other issues, such as emerging financial models for (costly) investigative reporting as traditional news budgets shrink. Young reporters entering the field will be particularly encouraged by many of the exciting technologies and resources available for developing stories that are more in-depth, media-rich, and engaging. Investigative journalism is a fast-evolving field, and this program helps entry-level reporters as well as veterans to bear witness more effectively in the Internet era. 
#15871/0635   17 minutes 2014  $129.95 *CC 

In this special classroom edition, six episodes combine history, biography, iconic performances, new analysis and the personal passion of its celebrated hosts - Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, Trevor Nunn, Joely Richardson and David Tennant - to tell the story behind the stories of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. Each episode combines interviews with actors, directors and scholars, along with visits to key locations, clips from some of the most celebrated film and television adaptations, and illustrative excerpts from the plays specially staged for the series at Shakespeare's Globe in London. 
#15870/1725  2013  $99.95 *CC 

Based on the best-selling book The Core Six: Essential Strategies for Achieving Excellence by Harvey Silver, R. Thomas Dewing, and Matthew J. Perini, this video helps teachers meet the challenge of the Common Core Standards with the six research-based strategies proven to transform instruction.

See the strategies come to life within six classrooms across different subjects and grade levels. You’ll witness teachers capturing students’ interests, using discussion and questioning techniques to extend their thinking, and asking them to synthesize and transfer their learning.

The Core Six: Strategies for the Classroom DVD provides practical, common sense methods for tackling the Common Core standards and bringing out the very best in your students.
#15869/0187   45 minutes 2014  $219.95 

English has emerged as the language of global choice for business and the media, prompting millions to educate themselves and their children in its use. For new generations internationally, it may be the main, or even only, language they speak. How did English become so popular, and what are the cultural ramifications of its spread? This three-part series looks at the history, use, and diversity of English around the world, exploring both its necessity for modern communication and its threat to local languages and identities. Produced by the Open University.

Three programs:

*Full descriptions of each program are available upon request 
#15863/0635  2011  $359.95 *CC 

Make "cents" of your finances! How do you money and what do you need to know to get a financial advantage? Make dollars and cents of your money now so you build financial security for your future starting today. MONEY SMART features financial and business professionals sharing their knowledge and insight into all aspects of money to impart to viewers what they need to know about their finances through five segments, including:

EARNING - Understanding your paycheck (3:14)
SAVING AND INVESTING - Planning for rainy days and your future (5:02)
SPENDING - Managing your expenses online (5:14)
OWING - Borrowing and paying your debts (6:19)
TRACKING AND GIVING - Living within your means and sharing with others (5:31)

*Closed Captioned
#15834/1290   25 minutes 2014  $79.95  Grades 6 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 

Everyone expects their workplace to be safe and risk free. But there are hazards that sometimes can’t be controlled. That’s when you need to use Personal Protective Equipment or PPE. The personal part is important because PPE is specifically selected by employers to be worn by workers to protect them from the hazards of the job. Whether it is eyes, head, feet or hands, this program will educate your employees on the importance of PPE and how to select, use and maintain this important equipment.

Employer and Employee Responsibilities
Eye Protection
Head Protection
Foot Protection
Hand and Skin Protection

*This DVD can also be purchased with the following materials:.
Blueprints for Safety® Administrative Guide
5 Employee Handbooks
PowerPoint Presentation

*Also available in Spanish as well as an English/Spanish Combination

*Closed Captioned
#15828/0490   12 minutes 2013  $429.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Tweets, texts, updates, uploads, pins, posts... welcome to the 24/7 digital world. People are logging on and checking in from anywhere and everywhere in the world - to hang out, interact, reconnect, and make new friends. Whether you're new to social media or a seasoned social networker, we've got the lowdown on everything from the top dos and don'ts to successfully managing your online relationships and protecting your own personal brand. Maintaining social networks online can be a fun and positive experience, and bring us - and our worlds - closer together.

* Includes Instructor's Guide
* Full length preview available upon request 
#15822/1280   31 minutes 2015  $109.95  Grades 9 to Adult *Streaming available 

Words are powerful weapons and can do great damage to others if used in an inappropriate manner. A single bad word can change a life dramatically.

This program reviews how words and gestures can change emotions in a positive or negative way. Also explains why the most important thing for people to remember is that they can’t take back something once it has been said.

Yelling is an indication of a lack of control. It’s no way to instruct or coach. If individuals want to change someone’s behavior, they should explain what it is they want, and why they want it. Foul language negatively influences professionals and may have a disappointing impact on their level of success in life. Kind words cost little, but accomplish much.

The DVD details why individuals should praise loudly, criticize privately, and think things through before they respond.

Among the topics covered:
*Common goals
*Embracing our differences
*The power of words
*Swearing, judgment, and bias
*Not finding fault in others
*Listening and expressiveness
*Positive words create positive lives 
#15813/0463   37 minutes 2008  $89.95 

Are violent video games in any way responsible for recent mass killings perpetrated by young men? In this video a retired U.S. army colonel presents evidence to substantiate that connection. His premise is based on the fact that modern soldiers who are being prepared for battle, undergo a planned deconditioning process; a process that allows them to dehumanize their "enemies" in the field, a process that he claims in very similar in effect to that experienced by children, youths and even adults subjected to hour upon hour of violent video games. Very troubling and quite convincing.
#15811/0203   28 minutes 2005  $149.95 *Streaming available 

Accounting is the backbone of business and how a company’s financial success or failure is measured. This series - a blend of essential facts, real-world examples, and insightful commentary by accountancy professionals and business owners and managers - provides an indispensable overview of the fundamentals of accounting. Ideal for business students and budding entrepreneurs alike.

Four 30-minute programs:
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MANAGING INVENTORY: Accounting Fundamentals
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MANAGING ASSETS AND PAYROLL: Accounting Fundamentals
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*Detailed descriptions of each program are available
#15810/0405  2014  $439.95 *CC 

For many families, especially in Canada, minor league hockey has turned from a wholesome pastime to a competitive, cutthroat sport. This program profiles families who have struggled to keep their love for hockey in check. 
#15803/0203   28 minutes 2005  $149.95 *Streaming available 

They are the basic building blocks of life, but in reality there’s nothing "basic" about cells - the complex, versatile units of matter that make up all life on Earth. In this four-part video series, rich animation brings the intricate inner workings of cells to life, while a congenial host guides viewers through the essentials of cell biology: cell structure and function (of both animal and plant cells), cell metabolism and respiration, cell division and growth, and a focus on stem cells, cellular differentiation, genetics, and the potential that stem cells have for medical use. No-nonsense and to the point, each video is an arrangement of short, discrete segments that make this series ideal for breaking up lectures.

This program explores the basic structure of both animal and plant cells and the specific functions that different cell components serve. After an overview of a complete cell, individual segments dive in to detail each of the specific parts. Discrete, pedagogical segments cover: the plasma membrane, extracellular matrix, flagellum and cilia, the nucleus, nucleolus, nuclear envelope, cytosol and cytoplasm, the rough and smooth endoplasmic reticula, the golgi apparatus, ribosomes, lysosomes, vacuoles, peroxisome, and mitochondria. Where plant and animal cells different is made clear, and separate segments on structures unique to plants include the cell wall, plasmodesmata, and chloroplasts.
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All living organisms need energy to perform day-to-day tasks. Using straightforward, vibrant animation to anchor otherwise complex ideas, this program shows how that energy is created through the metabolic processes of catabolism, aerobic cellular respiration, and anabolism. Respiration is covered in depth, with detailed explanations of glycolysis, the Krebs cycle and the electron transport chain. Also covered is fermentation and anaerobic cellular respiration, and how cells help build large, complex molecules through the process of anabolism.
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The cell cycle is a series of developmental and growth events that chart the normal life of a cell. This program uses easy-to-follow animation to illustrate the growth phases of the cell cycle and the processes of mitosis and cytokinesis that follow. The distinct phases of mitosis - including prophase, metaphase, anaphase and telophase - are described in detail. The program also explains meiosis, a variation of mitosis involving the formation of gametes in two stages. Apoptosis, or programmed cell death, is also covered, including the effects of uncontrolled cell division (cancer).
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That a tiny collection of cells can divide, multiply, and transform into the proper combination of lung cells, brain cells, bone, muscle, and more - eventually becoming a fully formed human being - is often referred to as the miracle of life. But at the cellular level, this is the story of stem cells, cellular differentiation, and gene expression. This program explores these topics, detailing the different types of stem cells (embryonic and adult), and when they leave the cell cycle to enter differentiation. Cell mutation, gene expression, and the process of epigenetics are also covered. Stem cell potency is also reviewed, as is the role and promise of stem cells in medical research, including the pros and cons of using embryonic versus adult-derived stem cells.
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#15800/0405  2014  $479.95 

"What’s designed to look like a grassroots wave of excitement [online] is actually a meticulously planned marketing strategy." Douglas Rushkoff

This program examines the evolving, complicated relationship between teens and the companies that target them. Thanks to social media, today’s teens are able to directly interact with their culture - artists, celebrities, movies, brands, and even one another - in ways never before possible. But is that real empowerment? Or do marketers still hold the upper hand?

This documentary explores how the perennial teen quest for identity and connection has migrated to social media - and exposes the game of cat-and-mouse that corporations are playing with these young consumers. Do kids think they’re being used? Do they care? Or does the perceived chance to be the next big star make it all worth it? The film is a powerful examination of the evolving and complicated relationship between teens and the companies that are increasingly working to target them.
#15797/1725   60 minutes 2014  $129.95 *CC 

*Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking at 2012 Newport Beach Film Festival
*Best Feature Documentary at 2013 Garden State Film Festival
*Coalition for Quality Children’s Media

"Charming and riveting. . . about magic certainly, but also on a deeper level about being a teenager. . . Magic isn’t gone. It’s alive and well!" Forbes

"Thank goodness for Magic Camp, Judd Ehrlich's gentle study of a summer camp for proudly nerdy budding magicians. It's heartwarming... All of the campers Ehrlich profiles face obstacles in their normal lives... For some of them, it's their only crack at a safe space where uniqueness is not just encouraged, but actually celebrated."?

At the real-life Hogwarts (a la HARRY POTTER) kids from the world over gather to prove themselves on the stage where superstar magicians got their start. To escape the pressures of growing up, magic-obsessed kids congregate at the one place they can be themselves: Tannen's Magic Camp, the oldest and most prestigious training ground for young magicians. They want to prove their worth on the same stage where superstars like David Blaine and David Copperfield once performed. But to get there, they need to learn more than sleight of hand and tricks of the trade. They have to find the magic inside.
#15794/0605   85 minutes 2013  $189.95 

This series documents and preserves the creative process of America's most esteemed writers for the theater in a series of filmed conversations, each featuring an established stage author (or team of collaborators) being interviewed by an emerging writer. The featured writers include:

THOMAS MEEHAN is best known for his work as the librettist on the Tony Award-winning shows Annie, The Producers, and Hairspray. Interviewed by Douglas Carter Beane (Xanadu). 37 minutes.

TOM JONES and HARVEY SCHMIDTare best known for their musical The Fantasticks. Its original Off-Broadway production ran for a record-setting 42 years and introduced the hit song "Try To Remember". Other works include 110 in the Shade, I Do! I Do!, and Celebration. Interviewed by Carol Hall (The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas). 49 minutes.

LYNN AHRENS and STEPHEN FLAHERTY wrote the music and lyrics for the Tony Award-winning musical Ragtime. Their other works include Once On This Island, Seussical, and A Man of No Importance. Interviewed by Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party). 51 minutes.

MARY RODGERS is the composer of the Tony-nominated musical Once Upon a Mattress, one of the most produced musicals in the world. Daughter of legendary composer Richard Rodgers, her other theatrical works include Hot Spot and Working. She also penned the children’s book and subsequent screenplay Freaky Friday. Interviewed by Marsha Norman (‘night Mother). 36 minutes.

JULES FEIFFER is the author of the Obie-winning play Little Murders; the Tony-nominated Knock, Knock; Elliot Loves; and A Bad Friend. Interviewed by Paul Rudnick (Jeffrey). 44 minutes.

TERRENCE MCNALLY was cited as "one of our most original and audacious dramatists" by The New Yorker. His work spans plays, films, television, operas, and musicals. His librettos include Ragtime and Kiss of the Spiderwoman. Notable plays include Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune; The Lisbon Traviata; Lips Together, Teeth Apart; Love! Valour! Compassion!; Master Class; Corpus Christi; and Deuce. Interviewed by Annie Baker (Circle Mirror Transformation). 46 minutes

TINA HOWE is the mastermind behind the celebrated works The Nest, Birth and After Birth, Museum, The Art of Dining, Painting Churches, Coastal Disturbances, Approaching Zanzibar, One Shoe Off, and Pride’s Crossing. Interviewed by Sarah Ruhl (In the Next Room - or The Vibrator Play). 39 minutes.

CHARLES FULLER is the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his drama A Soldiers Play. He also founded the Afro-American Arts Theatre in Philadelphia. Other plays include the Obie-winning Zooman and the Sign, The Perfect Party , and The Brownsville Raid. Interviewed by Lynn Nottage (Ruined). 45 minutes.

FRANK GILROY is the Pulitzer prize-winning playwright of The Subject Was Roses. Other notable plays include Who'll Save the Plowboy? and Contact With the Enemy. Interviewed by Doug Wright (I Am My Own Wife). 53 minutes.

JOHN GUARE authored the critically-acclaimed play The House of Blue Leaves winning an Obie and a New York Drama Critics Circle Award when it was first produced on Broadway. Its 1986 revival, won four Tony awards. Guare’s landmark work, Six Degrees of Separation, received the New York Drama Critics Circle Award and the Olivier Best Play Award. Interviewed by Theresa Rebeck (Seminar). 42 minutes. 
#15790/0605   440 minutes 2013  $899.95 *Streaming available 

*WINNER! Sundance Documentary Fund Grant, 2012
Audience Award, Independent Film Festival of Boston, 2013
Best of Fest, AFI DOCS, Washington, DC, 2013

"A terrific documentary. BEST KEPT SECRET inspires me to continue to fight for those with autism." Senator Robert Menendez, New Jersey

JFK High School, located in a run-down area in Newark, New Jersey, is a public school for all types of students with special education needs. Janet Mino has taught her class of young men with autism for four years. When they all graduate, they will leave the security of the public school system forever.

BEST KEPT SECRET follows Ms. Mino and her students over the year and a half before graduation. The clock is ticking to find them a place in the adult world - a job or rare placement in a recreational center - so they do not end up where their predecessors have, sitting at home, institutionalized, or on the streets.
#15784/0605   85 minutes 2013  $299.95 

Have you decided that college is not the path for you? Are you wondering what kind of career you'd like to pursue and what opportunities are available? Whether you're starting a career or changing careers this video has the information you need to put you on the right track.

CAREERS WITHOUT COLLEGE is an inside look at today's top jobs that don't require a college degree. Career fields discussed are in fast-growing industries like computers, medicine, trades, and the law. You will hear individuals discuss their jobs, skills, and training in featured careers that include Web Developer, Pharmacy Technician, Plumber, and Court Reporter. You will also be informed of additional careers in these fields that don't require a college degree.

*Includes Instructor's Guide

*A full-length preview of this title is available upon request 
#15779/1280   24 minutes 2014  $109.95 *Streaming available 

"The arrival of Tough Guise 2 is nothing short of an event. It promises to speak to a new generation of young people with even greater urgency than the remarkably influential original" Diane Rosenfeld - Lecturer, Harvard Law School

In this highly anticipated sequel to the influential and widely acclaimed TOUGH GUISE, pioneering anti-violence educator and cultural theorist Jackson Katz argues that the ongoing epidemic of men's violence in America is rooted in our inability as a society to move beyond outmoded ideals of manhood. In a sweeping analysis that cuts across racial, ethnic, and class lines, Katz examines mass shootings, day-to-day gun violence, violence against women, bullying, gay-bashing, and American militarism against the backdrop of a culture that has normalized violent and regressive forms of masculinity in the face of challenges to traditional male power and authority. Along the way, the film provides a stunning look at the violent, sexist, and homophobic messages boys and young men routinely receive from virtually every corner of the culture, from television, movies, video games, and advertising to pornography, the sports culture, and US political culture. TOUGH GUISE 2 stands to empower a new generation of young men - and women - to challenge the myth that being a real man means putting up a false front and engaging in violent and self-destructive behavior.

* Sub-titled
* This DVD includes two ABRIDGED versions - a 52-minute version edited for length, and a 46-minute "clean" version edited for violence, sexual content, and strong language. While both versions are ideally suited for viewing in a single classroom period, the clean version may be more appropriate for junior high and high school-aged audiences. For FULL version see item #15660

Jackson Katz is one of America's leading anti-sexist male activists. An educator, author and filmmaker, he is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work in gender violence prevention education with men and boys. He has lectured on hundreds of college and high school campuses and has conducted hundreds of professional trainings, seminars & workshops. He is the co-founder of the Mentors In Violence Prevention (MVP) program, the leading gender violence prevention initiative in professional and college athletics.
#15778/0685   50 minutes 2013  $349.95 *CC *Streaming available 

"They cannot stop me. I will get my education", declares Malala Yousafzai in this riveting ABC News interview, filmed in the wake of the young activist’s 2013 trip to the United States. Her resoluteness and courage are unmistakable, but as she speaks with reporter Diane Sawyer about her mission and her near-fatal confrontation with the Taliban, Malala’s quite understandable fear and vulnerability also emerge. The conversation - mixed with footage from events in Pakistan’s Swat Valley, Malala’s speech before the United Nations, and interviews with her father and the doctors who saved her life - covers a wide range of topics. From her family and cultural background to her vision of a world in which education is available to all, Malala’s presence on camera is truly compelling and leaves no doubt as to her significance in the global struggle for women’s rights.
#15776/0635   39 minutes 2013  $149.95 *CC 

Residential framing combines the construction of floors, walls, ceilings, and a roof to create the skeleton of a home. Shot on location at an active building site, this four-part series gives detailed, step-by-step instructions for framing a house, built one story at a time. Along the way students learn OSHA-approved jobsite safety guidelines and special "Tool Tips", along with "Green Tips" for extra efficiency, savings, and sustainability.

FLOORS, 11 minutes
Subflooring forms a large platform that covers the entire width and length of a house, providing the necessary base on which to secure the walls. This program explains how to frame the floor of a new home using the platform framing method. Along with safety, tool, and green-building tips, students learn the basics of placing and anchoring sills, butting and splicing, installing beams and joists, spacing, bridging, and laying both tongue-and-groove and square-edge subflooring.

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WALLS, 13 minutes
Wall framing creates spaces for plumbing, electrical, and heating and cooling systems- and with the proper techniques, it can help cut energy consumption by allowing room for extra insulation. This program explains wall framing, with detailed information on chalking; cutting the stock plate; laying out the walls; cutting the lumber to size; preassembling the wall components; assembling, raising, bracing, and plumbing the walls; and nailing the cap plates. Tips on safety, tool use, and green building are provided throughout.

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CEILING, 8 minutes
After checking the building code for specifications, it’s time to add a ceiling to newly framed walls. This program takes students through the process of creating a ceiling frame to tie the walls together and provide the underlying structure for the installation of ducts, pipes, and insulation. Along with safety, tool, and green-building tips, it explains the essentials of laying out the ceiling frame and installing joists, with details on spacing, butting, splicing, the benefits of using engineered I joists, and more.

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ROOF, 10 minutes
Roofs can be constructed in two different ways: the conventional joist and rafter method, or the more common trussed roof method that uses prefabricated units. This program covers both techniques for building a roof frame, while providing safety, tool, and green-building tips as well. Topics covered include common rafter layout (ridge, birdsmouth, and tail cuts), roof overhangs, installing the rafters, and installing the roof sheathing with notes about when to consider possible regional specifications.

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#15765/0635  2013  $379.95 *CC 

Based on the best-selling book by Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins, ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS provides practical advice for teachers on not only how to style questions that stimulate thought, provoke inquiry, and spark more questions, but how to transform instructional inquiry as a whole. This video will bring the process to life with scenes from both a very special seminar taught by Wiggins and classrooms where teachers are successfully using essential questions in their instruction. The video also includes expert commentary from McTighe and Wiggins. They bring their years of experience in schools across the country to finding out, just what makes an "Essential Question" essential!
#15759/0187   45 minutes 2014  $219.95 

Compared to painting, the creation of a photograph seems simple, requiring little more than a lens and a shutter, a subject and a source of light. But what had to be adjusted, waited for, or provoked for all the elements to come together in the frame and produce an image that once seen is never forgotten? Almost since its invention, the camera has been used not just to capture reality but to interpret it.

This series from Arte France traces the adventure of this art form from its beginnings up through the 21st century, revealing the hidden stories and trade secrets concealed in a series of photographs.

This series consists of twelve 26-minute programs:
NEWVISION: Experimental Photography of the 1920s
#15758/0405  2013  $1,649.95 

This program is part three of the series "The Classroom Teacher's Guide to Instructional and Curricular Modifications". The series provides teachers with hands-on, practical ideas for making the curriculum accessible for every student.

Part 3 - "Accommodating Specific Student Needs" - focuses on supporting the academic and behavioral instruction of students with special needs, specifically students with learning disabilities, autism, AD/HD, and behavior disorders.

Sections include:
*Helping Students with ADD/ADHD, Behavior Disorders, and Learning Disabilities
*Supporting Students with Autism and Mental Retardation (Intellectual Disabilities)
*Assisting Students with Behavior Management

#15754/1309  2006  $149.95 

Children with special needs are eager, successful learners in HighScope classrooms. In sequences from several inclusive settings, watch HighScope teachers model the process of incorporating key learning experiences and IEP goals with the daily routine. By observing and documenting what children can do, teachers plan authentic classroom activities that are more effective than narrow drill-and-practice.

*Includes Viewer's Guide 
#15753/0913   30 minutes 2005  $129.95 

Discover practical strategies to maximize learning for all students, including those with special needs. Experience inclusive teaching techniques first hand with video visits to classrooms where teachers are successfully educating both general and special education students. Activities will teach you how to design and implement curriculum modifications and activity adaptations based on the strengths and needs of your students.

You will learn how to:
* Utilize differentiated instruction to benefit both general and special education students.
* Select, implement, and evaluate lesson modifications to accommodate the needs of students with physical, emotional, or intellectual disabilities.
* Offer choices to help students develop self-management skills.
* Implement assessment strategies appropriate to your students individual abilities.
* Create reading and writing lesson plans and units utilizing differentiated instruction.

In addition to providing ways in which you can individualize your instruction, these programs also cover remedial methods, instructional techniques, and assistive technology that can be used to more effectively address the diverse learning levels of both your special and general education students. 
#15750/1783   258 minutes 2006  $259.95 

This video is a good overview as it covers symptoms, common behaviors, misconceptions, needed supports, treatment, IDEA and the responsibilities of educators and parents. It also features interviews with children, their teachers and parents, as well as Dr. Bernard Rimland, founder of the Autism Research Institute, and author/technical director of the movie "Rain Man". 
#15746/1615   16 minutes 2004  $219.95  Grades K to 12 *CC 

How can counselors use contemporary understandings of the brain to boost children’s social skills - such as empathy, kindness, patience, impulse control, self-esteem, and self-confidence - in meaningful and lasting ways? How can counseling be tailored to address the particular capabilities of children’s brains when under duress?

This film answers these questions by proposing two dramatic paradigm shifts from common social and emotional skills interventions. First, it invites counselors to broaden their focus from bullying prevention to developing a wealth of social and emotional skills in all children. Second, it proposes a new way of boosting children’s skills; this approach is inspired by new research in neurobiology, mindfulness, and narrative practices that emphasizes how children’s brains develop, learn, and change through experience.

Packed with interviews with educators, consultants, and children of all ages, this title contains a thought-provoking theoretical backdrop, followed by footage of non-scripted live sessions in one second and one fourth grade classroom. Several life-transforming activities, metaphors, and experiences are illustrated and explained, and examples are provided of cultural practices that foster the development of communities of considerate children. 
#15742/1410   70 minutes 2013  $169.95 *Streaming available 

Two documentaries by Michael Apted on scientific and artistic brilliance:

Known for films including Coal Miner's Daughter, Michael Apted's documentary roots began in the 1960s with the acclaimed Up series, where from 7 Up all the way to 56 Up, he returns every seven years to update the world on the lives and thoughts of the same fourteen British children. In these two films, INSPIRATIONS and ME AND ISAAC NEWTON, Apted turns his interviewer's lens to explore the human advances in the arts and the sciences with a slightly humorous approach. How do artists create? How do scientists hope to affect the world?

INSPIRATIONS - Explore the true origins of creativity in arts through interviews with these seven figures of the artistic media.
Musician David Bowie
Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein
Glass sculptor Dale Chihuly
Choreographer Édouard Lock
Dancer Louise LeCavalier
Potter and poet Nora Naranjo-Morse
Architect Tadao Ando

ME AND ISAAC NEWTON - From Madagascar lemurs to a unified theory of everything, these seven distinguished scientists reveal the creative side of the scientific endeavor, beginning with their earliest scientific questions and including their most personal ponderings.
Pharmaceutical chemist Gertrude Elion
Environmental physicist Ashok Gadgil
Author and theoretical physicist Michio Kaku
Roboticist Maja Mataric
Cognitive scientist and author Steven Pinker
Geneticist Karol Sikora
Primatologist Patricia Wright

*Features subtitles in English (SDH)
*Includes two discs - one in DVD and one in Blu-ray format.
#15741/1725   200 minutes 2013  $99.95 *CC 

Written and presented by Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., director of W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University, this six-hour series explores the evolution of the African-American people, as well as the multiplicity of cultural institutions, political strategies, and religious and social perspectives they developed - forging their own history, culture and society against unimaginable odds. Commencing with the origins of slavery in Africa, the series moves through five centuries of remarkable historic events right up to the present - when America is led by a black president, yet remains a nation deeply divided by race. By highlighting the tragedies, triumphs and contradictions of the black experience, the series reveals to viewers that the African-American community has never been a uniform entity, and that its members have been actively debating their differences from their first days in this country. Throughout the course of the series, viewers will see that the road to freedom for black people in America has not been linear, but more like the course of a river, full of loops and eddies, slowing, and occasionally reversing the current of progress.
Episodes include...
The Black Atlantic (1500-1800)
The Age of Slavery (1800-1860)
Into the Fire (1861-1896)
Making a Way Out of No Way (1897-1940)
Rise! (1940-1968) It's Nation Time (1968-2013)

*This DVD features subtitles in English (SDH) 
#15736/1725   360 minutes 2013  $129.95 *CC 

"An effective resource for professional collections." Booklist
" excellent program..." Harry K. Wong

Designed for general/special education teachers and administrators, staff development coordinators, and university instructors, this innovative program offers a unique model for increasing teaching and learning time.

By using student and teacher dramatizations of actual classroom situations tailored to an elementary school setting, More Time to Teach empowers educators to respond effectively to student behavior.

Teachers who have implemented this program have experienced the following results:
*more than 40% decrease in classroom disruptions
*dramatic improvement in classroom atmosphere
*considerably less fatigue at the end of the school day

*** Also available in a SECONDARY Version #15729

*** A comprehensive Teacher's Guide is also available - see item #15730-G *** 
#15731/0427   44 minutes 2007  $149.95 *CC *Streaming available 

"Recommended for professional development and teacher-training collections." Library Journal 2011

This set of three programs are designed for general/special education teachers, administrators, and university instructors.

When teachers are challenged by parents, their responses can become defensive, dismissive or divisive. This only seems to cause situations to get worse. This program gives teachers the skills to respond to challenging parents in a confident manner that builds relationships and will create a collaborative community between schools and parents to best help the child. 22 minutes

Teachers often become angry or frustrated after making repeated requests for students to stop their disruptive behaviors. OFFERING CHOICES gives teachers the skills to remain calm and avoid the frustration of dealing with repeated misbehaviors.. It will also help teach students responsibility. 22 minutes

When teachers and students are in conflict, the teacher’s response will often determine whether the situation escalates or de-escalates. This program gives teachers the tools to respond to conflict situations in a way that keeps problems small and will reduce classroom disruptions, improve school atmosphere, and bring the joy back to teaching. 20 minutes

*Each program includes Discussion Questions Insert
#15730/0427  2009  $289.95 *Streaming available 

"A welcome resource for making classroom time more effective." Video Librarian
" excellent program..." Harry K. Wong

Designed for general/special education teachers and administrators, staff development coordinators, and university instructors, this innovative program offers a unique model for increasing teaching and learning time.

By using student and teacher dramatizations of actual classroom situations appropriate for a secondary school setting, this program empowers educators to respond effectively to student behavior.

Teachers who have implemented this program have experienced the following results:
*more than 40% decrease in classroom disruptions
*dramatic improvement in classroom atmosphere
*considerably less fatigue at the end of the school day

*** Also available in an ELEMENTARY Version #15731

*** A comprehensive Teacher's Guide is also available - see item #15730-G ***
#15729/0427   44 minutes 2007  $149.95 *CC *Streaming available 

"Recommended? A powerful presentation that could inspire meaningful change." Video Librarian 12/13

After all the emphasis on building classroom community, teachers are still struggling. Research has shown that students have higher achievement scores in classrooms where everyone feels accepted, valued and safe. Developing a unified classroom community, however, is complex. When classrooms experience challenges, teachers need to recognize how their responses affect the community. Teachers can develop skills to create cohesive communities especially during times of conflict.

BUILDING COMMUNITY IN A CHALLENGING CLASSROOM gives teachers the necessary techniques for creating a positive atmosphere even in a difficult classroom. Designed for elementary school teachers, administrators and university instructors. Professional development of this timely topic will be enhanced by the use of the included Discussion Guide.
#15728/0427   20 minutes 2013  $129.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Modern waste-management systems are integrating a variety of recycling processes. Transforming waste into energy and/or new products is at the forefront of new technologies. For example, light is used to separate glass from minerals, while magnets and whirlstreams separate metals from non-metals. Inside the eponymous rotting boxes, organic waste is recycled by organic material-eating micro-organisms into re-usable products.

Understanding the environmental necessity of recycling and how it is changing the world in which we live, is at the core of this program. We average almost 2 kilograms per person of garbage per day, or 13 kilograms per week and 726 kilograms per year. New technologies are finding ways to reduce these numbers and recycle many valuable raw materials that used to end up lost in everyday trash.

This program demonstrates how scientists are utilizing microorganisms to minimize waste and introduce new separation technologies to aid in recycling. Removal of specific valuable metals from appliances, computers and automobiles has become lucrative business. And to help protect our environment, engineers are learning to focus on creating new products with recycling in mind at their inception. 
#15710/2003   14 minutes 2012  $79.95  Grades 6 to Adult *Streaming available 

In this DVD, Baruti Kafele, educator and author of the blockbuster "Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School and in Life", helps teachers and administrators understand how to address critical issues facing many young black male students. He provides practical tools and empowering examples that schools can integrate into their programs and practices right away, including
*How to address the crisis of self-identity that many young black males face today.
*How to encourage reflective practice among teachers of young black male students.
*How to motivate and encourage young black males by establishing and leading a Young Men’s Empowerment Program.

Walk the school hallways with Baruti Kafele and learn what it takes to motivate, educate, and empower young black males to succeed in school and in life.

Bonus Material includes complete student and teacher workshop sessions led by Baruti Kafele! One 40-minute DVD with additional 65 minutes of video features. 
#15709/0187   40 minutes 2011  $179.95 

The mathematical skills children bring with them to elementary school predict both their mathematical and literacy achievement for years to come. In this video, experts from Erikson Institute’s Early Mathematics Education Project discuss approaches to creating rich, developmentally appropriate math experiences for young children. Lively footage from three pre-K classrooms in the Chicago public school system, a Head Start program on Chicago’s South Side, and a private preschool in a Chicago suburb illustrates how foundational math can be joyfully incorporated into both informal and planned activities.

*Viewable/printable educational resources are available online. 
#15708/0635   37 minutes 2012  $169.95 *CC 

Conquer Chemistry with ease! Chemistry seems challenging to most students because there are a great deal of foreign definitions introduced early in the course. Many students feel uncomfortable solving chemistry problems because it takes practice for students to learn the skills needed to read, understand and tackle problems in a logical manner. Chemistry does not have to be a hard subject if students know how to break down the concepts into bite-sized chunks.

THE CHEMISTRY TUTOR provides students with practical, step-by-step instruction valuable practice for a chemistry test, as a study aid for chemistry homework, or as a comprehensive chemistry review of essential concepts at the high school or university level. THE CHEMISTRY TUTOR is a complete 17 lesson series covering all of the core topics in detail. What sets this series apart from other teaching tools is that the concepts are taught entirely through step-by-step example problems of increasing difficulty. It works by introducing each new concept in an easy to understand way and using example problems that are worked out step-by-step and line-by-line to completion. If a student has a problem with coursework or homework, simply find a similar problem fully worked on in the series and review for the steps needed to solve the problem. Students will be able to work problems with ease, improve their problem-solving skills and understand the underlying concepts of Chemistry.

This series is best used in order from Volume 1 through Volume 17:

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Host Jason holds M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Physics from the University of Texas. He has been teaching Math Tutor programs since 2004, with his proven methods of helping students understand basic math and physics principles step-by-step, using practical examples. Teachers User Instruction & Resource Guide Includes Recommended Books & Chemistry Websites. 
#15700/2003  2011  $979.95  Grades 9 to Adult *Streaming available 

What do Oprah Winfrey, Mozart, Abraham Maslow, and Cesar Chavez have in common? Besides their accomplishments, they have all been coached to greatness by their mentors. Mentoring is rarely taught at school, yet it’s an essential piece of professional and personal development. This video will teach you how to be an outstanding mentor through engaging role-plays, interspersed with inspiring stories and concrete tips from actual experience in mentoring. You will be given research-based, practical strategies for how to connect effectively with culturally different mentees. The strategies presented are geared for counselors, educators, supervisors, and mentors in all types of settings. You will be shown exactly what you can do to make a difference and be a better and more inspired teacher, advisor, and mentor! 
#15697/1410   60 minutes 2013  $169.95  Grades 9 to Adult *Streaming available 

Every aspect of the written word is changing - from publishing to writing and selling to reading. If books are the foundation of civilization, how does that change the world of ideas? And how does it change us? With the unique perspective gained as a director at the Library of Congress and the UC Berkeley Library, filmmaker Vivienne Roumani tackles the questions confronting today’s word industry and shows that much more is at stake than how quickly we can access the latest byte.

OUT OF PRINT is narrated by Meryl Streep and features Jeff Bezos, Scott Turow, Ray Bradbury, Jeffrey Toobin, Robert Darnton, Jane Friedman, Alberto Manguel, booksellers, cognitive scientists, architects, educators, parents, and students. 
#15686/0605   55 minutes 2013  $299.95 

"A portrait of an extraordinary individual who inspires hope for the future of our planet."- Michael Greger, M.D., Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture, Humane Society of the United States.

"Kitty Jones embodies the ideal that one person can make a difference." - Dave Bemel, Executive Director, Action For Animals

A documentary about the life and work of Kitty Jones, a high school senior who works on behalf of helping animals by volunteering at shelters, cat clinics, and an animal rescue sanctuary. The film includes interviews with executives and administrators of organizations that work to improve the quality of life for animals.
#15682/0145   81 minutes 2011  $149.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Plot twist in the forest! Drama in the barnyard! Presented with beautiful shadow theater, LITTLE FABLES turns children on to Aesop, La Fontaine and the other classics. In each animated episode, animals face a problem that young children readily relate to such as, "What if I am the smallest kid on the block?" Together, the animals come up with solutions to their problems in ways that convey pro-social messages easily understood by young children.

LITTLE FABLES is an entertaining series of 26 six-minute programs that helps foster a child's character and problem solving skills while assisting emergent literacy.


Programs in the series:

1. The Lion & the Mouse- Everyone, large or small, has their own special and unique ability.
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2. The Fox & the Stork- What is right for one may not be right for another.

3. The Goat & the Hare- Learn from other's mistakes.

4. The Ants & the Crumbs- Quality is more important than quantity.

5. The Mouse, the Hare & the Raven- When two friends fight, they both lose in the end.

6. Two Goats & a Bridge- When you argue and fight, you loose sight of what is right.

7. The Dog & the Crab- Help others; you may need help one day too.

8. The Mole & the Eagle- Listen to the experts who know, only then will you truly learn and grow.

9. The Tortoise & the Hare- Sometimes talent and ability come second to hard work and persistence.

10. The Ant & the Cricket- Hard work pays.

11. The Crow & the Fox- Sometimes a friend doesn't say or act as he really means.

12. The Hedgehog & the Stork- It is better to have something small, than nothing at all.

13. The Tortoise & the Hedgehog- What may at first seem scary, with time can turn familiar and even merry.

14. The Crab & the Stork- In order to succeed you must work together.

15. The Mouse & the Dog- Believe in yourself.

16. The Owl & His Voice- There are two sides to every situation.

17. The Thirsty Crow- A little thought and determination will make everything right.

18. The Rhino & the Sparrow- Don't jump to conclusions.

19. The Love Doves- Before you react on what you see, take a moment to question what else may be.

20. The Sparrow & the Feathers- Be true to yourself.

21. The Pelican & His House- Be happy with what you have.

22. The Caterpillar & the Cocoon- Life is full of surprises.

23. The Flight of the Birds- The joy of helping another is a prize far better then any other.

24. The Fox & the Tortoise- Sometimes saying you're sorry just isn't enough.

25. The Dog & the Hedgehog- Shouting is not the best way to be heard.

26. The Mouse, the Hare & the Goat- We all need help sometimes.
#15680/0697  2011  $1,799.95 *Streaming available 

An Oscar® nominated film that shows the human face of climate change. The film follows the relocation of the Carteret Islanders, a community living on a remote island chain in the South Pacific Ocean, and now, some of the world’s first environmental refugees.

When climate change threatens their survival, the islanders face a painful decision. They must leave their ancestral land in search of a new place to call home. SUN COME UP follows a group of young islanders as they search for land in war-torn Bougainville, 50 miles across the open ocean.

SUN COME UP provokes discussion about climate change, displacement, and the rights of vulnerable communities around the globe.

Environmental Studies
Environmental & International law
Human Rights
Anthropology, Sociology & Ethnography
Peace and Conflict Resolution
Multicultural & Religious Studies
Political Science & International Relations
Documentary Filmmaking & Media Studies 
#15674/1416   39 minutes 2012  $299.95 *Streaming available 

Nelson Mandela is a shining example of what one man can do to change the world. One Man navigates Mandella's life from his birth in a small village and an oppressive regime through his struggles to overcome prejudice and hate to unify a nation. Viewers will discover how Nelson Mandela's dedication resulted in his inauguration as the first black President of South Africa; his award of the Nobel Peace Prize and ultimately, his inspirational role in overthrowing the Apartheid regime.
#15673/0697   60 minutes 2009  $179.95 *CC *Streaming available 

These fun and focused 5-minute programs are a perfect introduction to some of the most widely studied "creatures" found on the planet. Created specifically for "kids", each program provides beautiful, up-close imagery and age appropriate narration. Life science concepts addressed throughout the series include habitats, body parts, adaptation, migration, ecosystems, the life cycle, and more.

The "CREATURES" include:

With bulging eyes and bumpy skin I'm a champion of the long and high jump. That's because of my long, strong hind legs. Did you know that before we become frogs we are young tadpoles? It's interesting to see how we change.

It's strange to think that in many interesting ways we are very much like humans. Our societies are well organized and each member has certain duties that supports the colony. Come along to see how much alike we really are.

We first appeared on earth about 400 million years ago, even before dinosaurs. Today we number about 40,000 known species. It's time to learn the truth and folklore about us spiders.

We tend to be rather mysterious creatures, weighing over 600 pounds and able to live for a 100 days or more under the sea. As soon as our babies hatch, they instinctively know to run for the sea away from predators.

Humans seem to like us, because we look cute, almost like miniature dinosaurs. But you know what really makes us salamanders happy? It's when we're resting in the water with our smooth skin all cool and moist

We're one of the most widely found of all sea creatures. At low tide you'll find us all curled up but at high tide, our tentacles bloom like flowers because that's our way of attracting food.

Our life is really quite interesting but humans only get to see a mere 2 to 4 weeks of it. As a nymph, we spend years under ground before we emerge and get wings. A fascinating process. Oh, and just so you know, it's only the males that sing.

There is little chance you won't notice us with all our splendid color, no need for us to worry about camouflage. We have a couple secret weapons we use to discourage predators. Even so, we have earned a much respected reputation from farmers for being helpful.

Where there are blooming flowers, you'll find us as well. We have the largest number of species with the largest populations. You probably heard about all the work we do spreading pollen from flower to flower, right?

For sure we're interesting to look at with our stick like bodies and rotating heads, but watch out, we have voracious appetites. When a female is carrying eggs, she can eat up to 12 crickets a day. Once grown, her nymphs will live their entire life alone without companions.

You might not see us very often but every once in awhile you will. Oh, and we're really quite different from a frog. In some cultures we are considered a symbol of wealth and wisdom, so there.

In millions of years we really haven't changed much and are proud to say we're the only mammals that can fly. It's also cool to hang upside down and navigate by using ultrasound. Is it stretching it to say we're sort of cute?

If you look between the rocks, you might see me. Did you notice my back wings, they look almost like a tail, it's the same for all crickets. Rubbing our front wings allows us to make different sounds for different reasons. I like being a cricket.

Talk about feeling unwanted, we mosquitoes never get invited to anything. To set the record straight, it's just the females that bite and they only do it for a very important reason. And that dreaded buzzing sound, it's because our wings flap 600 times a second.
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There are more things living under the sea than you would ever find on land, including us sea urchins. With our shiny spines we can look much bigger than we really are. For us, it's handy to be built sort of upside down. Our mouth is on the bottom, any guess why?

We usually appear twice per year, with males and females being of different colors. Our larva go through several fascinating changes before becoming adults. Once able to fly, they will take to the sky and soon the cycle of life will begin all over again.
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We dragonflies were the very first to fly through the skies, able to go forward, up and backwards. Our name comes from the mythical dragons and our eyesight is the best among the insects. We can see in all directions without turning our heads. Look for us near water.

As the name implies, I enjoy eating leaves. Once I get attached to a tree, I'll be eating leaves for a long period of time. I guess that makes my presence somewhat undesirable. Even so, us leaf beetles are an important part of the earth's natural ecosystem.

We look like a crab, live in rivers and streams, have a hard shell and 8 quick moving legs. Would you like to see where I live and meet some of my family?

We are one of the more interesting creatures you'll find along the sea shore, especially with our crooked legs and sideways walk. However, should you attempt to pick us up, you better be careful of our pincers. We are considered the king of all crustaceans.
#15670/0697  2011  $1,099.95 *CC *Streaming available 

In 1937, the science fiction writer H. G. Wells imagined a "World Brain" containing all of the world's knowledge, accessible to all people, that would be "so compact in its material form and so gigantic in its scope and possible influence" that it could transcend even nation states and governments. Seventy years later, Google set about realizing Wells' vision, launching a massive project to scan millions of books from university library collections - and triggering a fierce backlash in the process. When it was discovered that over half of the first ten million books Google scanned were still in copyright, authors from around the world joined together to wage a fierce legal battle against the Internet giant, culminating in a dramatic courtroom showdown in 2011. In gripping detail, GOOGLE AND THE WORLD BRAIN tells the fascinating story of this complicated struggle over intellectual property and access to human knowledge, offering crucial insights into broader debates surrounding data-mining and privacy, downloading and copyright, fair use, freedom and surveillance.

*The DVD contains both the Full 93 minute version as well as the abridged 54 minute version

Best Documentary: Rincon International Film Festival 2013
Official Selection: Sundance, World Documentary Competition 2013
Official Selection: 56th San Francisco International Film Festival
Official Selection: RiverRun IFF, Documentary Features Competition 2013
Official Selection: 37th Cleveland FF, Standing Up Competition
Official Selection: Documenta Madrid, International competition 2013
Official Selection: Docs Barcelona 2013
In Competition: Sheffield Doc/Fest 2013
CNEX Documentary Film Festival 2013
Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival (Festival do Rio) 2013
Fresh Film Fest - Prague, Czech Republic 2013
Mediteranean Film Festival, Bosnia 2013
Avvantura Festival 2013, Croacia 2013
Real Film Festival 2013, Australia 2013
Transatlantyk International Film and Music Festival 2013, Poland 2013
Lemesos International Documentary Festival 2013, Cyprus 2013
The Galway Film Fleadh, Ireland 2013
Design Film Festival 2013, Singapore 2013
Reykjavik Shorts and Docs 2013
DOXA Documentary Film Festival 2013

#15669/0685  2013  $349.95 *CC *Streaming available 

*Official Selection: 2013 Sundance Film Festival and New Zealand Film Festival

FIRE IN THE BLOOD tells the true story of how Western pharmaceutical companies and governments blocked access to low-cost AIDS drugs in Africa and the global south in the 1990s - leading to the preventable deaths of at least ten million people -- and how a remarkable coalition of people came together to stop them.

Shot on four continents and featuring contributions from global figures such as Bill Clinton, Desmond Tutu, and Joseph Stiglitz, the film offers devastating insights into the lethal decision-making process that led to this humanitarian catastrophe. And it shows how, if not for the passion and tactical ingenuity of a group of courageous and relentless activists, millions more people would have died. The result is a gripping look at corporate greed, government collusion, the cutthroat economics of medicine and healthcare, and the power of ordinary people to make meaningful change on a global scale.

The DVD includes the feature length documentary (100 minutes), as well as an abridged version (84 minutes) shortened for use in the classroom.


#15668/0685   100 minutes 2013  $349.95 *CC *Streaming available 

The math is simple. To avoid climate catastrophe, we have to limit carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere to 350 parts per million or below. The only problem? We're presently at 400 parts per million - and climbing. In November 2012, bestselling author and environmental activist Bill McKibben and, the organization he founded, hit the road to raise awareness of this terrifying math and build a movement to challenge the fossil fuel industry.

DO THE MATH takes us inside that tour, following McKibben as he delivers an astonishingly clear breakdown of the facts - and the stakes - to more than 25,000 people at sold-out shows in 21 cities across the country. The film serves as a much needed correction to industry spin, and shows how an unprecedented global movement is rising up to keep CO2 emissions down.

Highly recommended for courses that look at climate science, geography, environmental policy, corporate influence, the costs of mass consumerism and consumption, and social change movements.


#15667/0685   100 minutes 2013  $249.95 *CC *Streaming available 

THE WAR AROUND US tells the absorbing true story of the only two international journalists on the ground in Gaza during Israel's bombardment and invasion of the troubled Palestinian territory over a three-work period in 2008-9.

Award-winning filmmaker Abdallah Omeish (Occupation 101) chronicles the experiences of Al Jazeera's Cairo-born, Arab-American Ayman Mohyeldin and Arab-British Sherine Tadros as they report from Gaza City throughout the devastating assault. With never-before-seen footage and gripping personal testimonies, the film bears witness to Israel's ongoing siege of Gaza in the wake of its withdrawal in 2005, and pays tribute to the power of journalism - and friendship - under conditions of enormous conflict and stress. The result is a deeply human glimpse into wartime reporting and life in one of the most besieged places on earth.

Essential viewing for courses in journalism, media, and communication.


#15666/0685   67 minutes 2013  $249.95 *CC *Streaming available 

"One of the best documentaries" - Los Angeles Journal
*Winner of several awards - see list below
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is widely viewed in the U.S. as one of the most complicated geopolitical disputes in the world. But there are also signs that Americans are unfamiliar with one of the core flashpoints of the conflict: the exact nature of Israel's ongoing military occupation of Palestinian land. OCCUPATION 101 lays out the basic facts of the occupation in vivid and heart-wrenching detail, offering a crystal-clear and myth-shattering history of Israel's systematic dispossession of Palestinians from their land. Features Middle East scholars, journalists, religious leaders, and humanitarian workers.


Winner, Golden Palm Award: Beverly Hills Film Festival
Winner, Best Editing: Beverly Hills Film Festival
Winner, Best Film: Artivist Film Festival
Winner, Audience Choice Best Film: East Lansing Film Festival
Winner, Best Feature: River's Edge Film Festival
Winner, Best Documentary: deadCenter Film Festival
Winner: Best Film: New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival
Winner: John Michaels Memorial Award: Big Muddy Film Festival
Vermont International Film Festival
Harlem International Film Festival
The Arab Film Festival, San Francisco
Boston Palestine Film Festival
#15665/0685   90 minutes 2006  $249.95 *CC *Streaming available 

HIV/AIDS has ravaged entire populations in sub-Saharan Africa. Yet educational efforts to prevent the acceleration of the epidemic continue to clash with traditional cultural attitudes that view protected sex as unmanly. PROTECTION provides a fascinating look at the origins of these attitudes, and examines how they are being kept alive by a set of hyper masculine myths that extol risk taking as an emblem of strength, virility, and potency. An eye-opening exploration of what it will take to make real and transformative change and eradicate HIV/AIDS once and for all.


#15664/0685   114 minutes 2009  $249.95 *CC *Streaming available 

WHITE LIKE ME, based on the work of acclaimed anti-racist educator and author Tim Wise, explores race and racism in the U.S. through the lens of whiteness and white privilege. In a stunning reassessment of the American ideal of meritocracy and claims that we've entered a post-racial society, Wise offers a fascinating look back at the race-based white entitlement programs that built the American middle class, and argues that our failure as a society to come to terms with this legacy of white privilege continues to perpetuate racial inequality and race-driven political resentments today.

For years, Tim Wise's bestselling books and spellbinding lectures have challenged some of our most basic assumptions about race in America. WHITE LIKE ME is the first film to bring the full range of his work to the screen - to show how white privilege continues to shape individual attitudes, electoral politics, and government policy in ways too many white people never stop to think about.

Features Tim Wise, Michelle Alexander, Charles Ogletree, Imani Perry, Martin Gilens, John H. Bracey, Jr. and Nilanjana Dasgupta.


#15663/0685   66 minutes 2013  $349.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Over the past three decades, obesity rates have more than doubled for children and tripled for adolescents - and a startling 70% of adults are now obese or overweight. The result has been a widening epidemic of obesity-related health problems, including coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and Type 2 diabetes. Discussions about this spiraling health crisis have tended to focus on the need for more exercise and individual responsibility.

FEEDING FRENZY trains its focus squarely on the responsibility of the processed food industry and the outmoded government policies it benefits from. It lays bare how taxpayer subsidies designed to feed the hungry during the Great Depression have enabled the food industry to flood the market with a rising tide of cheap, addictive, high calorie food products, and offers an engrossing look at the tactics of the multi billion-dollar marketing machine charged with making sure that every one of those surplus calories is consumed.

Features industry analysts, health experts, and advertising scholars, including Marion Nestle, Kelly Brownell, Sut Jhally, Brian Wansink, and Michele Simon.


"Joining Supersize Me and King Corn as one of the decade's very best food documentaries, Feeding Frenzy covers important and, as of yet, unchartered territory as it turns a keen and critical eye on the marketing practices of the food industry. A must-see!"
Justin Lewis | Head of the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media, and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University

"Powerful, important, and damning. Zeroing in on the corporate practices of the multi billion-dollar food industry, this film adds a fresh and essential perspective to current debates about corporate power, food, and health. Watch this film and show it to your students!"
Erica Scharrer | Chair of Communication, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
#15662/0685   57 minutes 2013  $349.95 *CC *Streaming available 

For years, there has been widespread speculation, but very little consensus, about the relationship between violent video games and violence in the real world. JOYSTICK WARRIORS provides the clearest account yet of the latest research on this issue.
Drawing on the insights of media scholars, military analysts, combat veterans, and gamers themselves, the film trains its sights on the wildly popular genre of first-person shooter games, exploring how the immersive experience they offer links up with the larger stories we tell ourselves as a culture about violence, militarism, guns, and manhood.

Along the way, it examines the game industry's longstanding working relationship with the US military and the American gun industry, and offers a riveting examination of the games themselves - showing how they work to sanitize, glamorize, and normalize violence while cultivating dangerously regressive attitudes and ideas about masculinity and militarism.


#15661/0685   57 minutes 2013  $349.95 *CC *Streaming available 

"The arrival of Tough Guise 2 is nothing short of an event. It promises to speak to a new generation of young people with even greater urgency than the remarkably influential original" Diane Rosenfeld - Lecturer, Harvard Law School

In this highly anticipated sequel to the influential and widely acclaimed TOUGH GUISE, pioneering anti-violence educator and cultural theorist Jackson Katz argues that the ongoing epidemic of men's violence in America is rooted in our inability as a society to move beyond outmoded ideals of manhood. In a sweeping analysis that cuts across racial, ethnic, and class lines, Katz examines mass shootings, day-to-day gun violence, violence against women, bullying, gay-bashing, and American militarism against the backdrop of a culture that has normalized violent and regressive forms of masculinity in the face of challenges to traditional male power and authority. Along the way, the film provides a stunning look at the violent, sexist, and homophobic messages boys and young men routinely receive from virtually every corner of the culture, from television, movies, video games, and advertising to pornography, the sports culture, and US political culture. TOUGH GUISE 2 stands to empower a new generation of young men - and women - to challenge the myth that being a real man means putting up a false front and engaging in violent and self-destructive behavior.

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Jackson Katz is one of America's leading anti-sexist male activists. An educator, author and filmmaker, he is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work in gender violence prevention education with men and boys. He has lectured on hundreds of college and high school campuses and has conducted hundreds of professional trainings, seminars & workshops. He is the co-founder of the Mentors In Violence Prevention (MVP) program, the leading gender violence prevention initiative in professional and college athletics.
#15660/0685   78 minutes 2013  $349.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Two 20-minute programs describe the most important environmental impact of the century!

Glaciers are one of the main driving forces affecting Earth’s climate and landscape. From Alpine, or Mountain, glaciers, to Tidewater glaciers and icebergs, these massive sheets of ice are constantly moving and changing, almost like a living being. Warming temperatures are causing most glaciers to recede, leaving a changed landscape in their wake. Located in some of the most inhospitable areas of the planet, scientists are venturing to glaciers to study them, looking for clues to climate changes from the past and in the present.

One of the most influential environmental impacts of this century, the decreasing mass of our glaciers has scientists concerned. This program explores glaciers in the Alaskan and Western Canadian regions that are gradually shrinking. Due to numerous environmental factors, glaciers that were once abundant in the Northern regions are now half of their original size. With the human "carbon footprint" growing day by day, Global Warming has become a very real and dangerous impact that our planet, including our glaciers, has to deal with.

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#15654/1445  2013  $318.95  Grades 5 to 12 *Streaming available 

Technology, communications, and the Global Economy are changing the study of world cultures. INTERDEPENDENCE is a relationship in which each member is mutually dependent on the others. This concept differs from a dependent relationship, where some members are dependent and some not. In an interdependent relationship, participants may be emotionally, economically, ecologically and/or morally reliant on and responsible to each other. An interdependent relationship can arise between two or more cooperative autonomous participants.

Each of the programs in this new series describes one of four universal elements: Geography, Economy, Social Organizations and Beliefs & Values, that define what CULTURE is. Each of these main elements is broken down into sub-elements, showing their great DIVERSITY in world cultures and civilizations. This DIVERSITY is stressed in the first three programs, but the interactions among all the elements and sub-elements are also introduced in each leading to the fourth program’s summary of these interactions as the growing INTERDEPENDENCE of World Cultures, primarily due to the expanding Technological & Communications Revolution. This multi-disciplinary approach leads to a critical understanding of Culture: "... the learned behavior acquired by individuals as members of a social group... as a total way of life." It is as important to knowing our world as Geography and History.

There are four 15-minute programs in this series:

The first element that influences how people act in cultures is Geography, which can be broken down into Topography, Climate and Natural Resources. Topography, the natural surface features of an area, causes people to adapt, often by changing land and water phenomena, or by building structures upon them. Climate, the average temperature and precipitation of an area over time, creates many varied human lifestyles. Natural Resources, animal, plant and mineral, are behind many human activities, from economics to religious beliefs and values, from indigenous to developing to developed cultures. These diverse cultures are beginning today to depend more upon each other to meet their needs and wants.
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The second element of Culture is Economy, which distinguishes subsistence needs necessary for survival from wants resulting from the human urge to do more than just survive. While some cultures stress one or the other more, all show a mixture of the two. The interaction of geographical, topographical, climatic and natural resource realities with economies contributes considerably to most cultures. Since few individuals can meet all their own needs, different economic systems have evolved, from barter to monetary, from free market to command economies, from individual to mass production, but again, contemporary cultures are depending upon and learning more from each other.
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Another key element of Culture is Social Organizations, which include family units, religious groups, educational groups, recreational & work groups, government & political groups, and ethnic groups. Many different kinds of families are found around the world, but they often reveal spiritual values, economic factors such as division of labor, educational expectations, and other activities that influence how their communities work, usually bound together by a common language. These in turn lead to larger organizations of government, recreation, and business, all of which are affected by knowledge about themselves and other cultures through contemporary technology and communications.
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Beliefs and Values underpin any Culture, and all of the other elements in it. History and tradition often influence these beliefs and values and still propel our free enterprise, religious, and democratic institutions. Today, through trade, travel, and technology, cultures learn from each other faster than at any time, resulting in some confusion and even conflict. But, more and more cultures value education as much as traditional and historical preconceptions. The many challenges of living today, both human-created and natural, can be helped by the current technological and communications revolution that may foster more Cultural Interdependence.
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#15652/1445  2013  $639.95  Grades 5 to 12 *Streaming available 

Hosted by Michael Berryman, this program breaks down several techniques that can be used to create a multitude of monsters and FX characters. Top Hollywood makeup artist Christina Rodriguez, demonstrates how to approach monster make-up and special effects including how to create a zombie look (deformation of the skin, color technique for different layers of dead flesh, shadow contouring to create facial structure), techniques to complete monster characters (sickly eyes, rotting teeth and tongue) and a detailed demonstration of gashes with skin structure and color modeling to create blood and scaring.

Techniques include: skin preparation, coloring for different layers of dead flesh, sponge and brush color technique, creating veiny and discolored eyes, creating a rotting mouth and tongue (including secret formula for zombie mouthwash), sculpting skin to create cuts and gashes, molding gashes into existing skin, blood modeling, color technique for blood and scarring skin).
#15648/2003   44 minutes 2013  $99.95 *Streaming available 

Southeast DC, the city's poorest region, has only one sit-down restaurant, but hundreds of churches. This program is a compelling portrait of the inner city, as seen through the prism of the spiritual life of its people. The film profiles five ministries: a street ministry for former convicts, a socially active storefront church, a powerful Afro-centric church, an evangelical camp for youth, and an Islamic school.

With commentary from leading experts on African American faith, the film displays the richness of inner-city religion and its centrality as a defining aspect of black community life. 
#15636/0605   55 minutes 2012  $299.95 

THE BUDDHA, a two-hour documentary by Emmy® Award-winner David Grubin, tells the story of the Indian sage who attained enlightenment as he sat beneath a fig tree two-and-a-half millennia ago. The Buddha never claimed to be God or God’s emissary on earth. He was a human being who, in a world of unavoidable pain and suffering, found a serenity that he taught others to find also. With original animation woven throughout, THE BUDDHA draws upon paintings and sculptures across two millennia as well as scenes in India today that echo the Buddha’s world of long ago. The testimony of contemporary Buddhists, including Pulitzer Prize-winning poet W.S. Merwin and his Holiness the Dalai Lama, provide insight into the ancient narrative. 
#15635/1725   120 minutes 2010  $99.95 *CC 

Thanks to digital media, the Internet and new advances in understanding how students learn, educators are beginning to appreciate the importance of breaking out of the classroom and into the wider world. There’s a growing understanding that learning should not just be preparation for life, but is actually "life itself".

IS SCHOOL ENOUGH? documents vivid examples of where new modes of learning and engagement are taking hold and flourishing. Featuring nationally recognized educators and researchers, Stephen Brown’s powerful stories show that when students have the opportunity to explore real interests and problems, they step up and perform at the highest level. This new approach reaches motivated students as well as kids that educators call "the bright and bored", helping these learners tune in rather than drop out.

Through the voices of these inspired students and America’s foremost education thought leaders, IS SCHOOL ENOUGH? provides insight into an essential new understanding of what education can be in the 21st century 
#15633/1725   60 minutes 2013  $99.95 *CC 

Is hydro-electric energy really CLEAN? Deep in the heart of Patagonia in Chile flow two of the world’s purest rivers, the Baker and Pascua. Fed by vast glacial systems, these free-flowing watersheds drive biodiversity in temperate rainforests, estuaries and marine ecosystems. They are also the life source for Patagonia’s most tenacious residents, the Gauchos, the iconic South American cowboys who endure relentless winds and long winters on remote ranches in these river valleys.

Isolated and largely undeveloped Patagonia and its people are caught in a heated conflict surrounding a proposal to build five large hydroelectric dams on the Baker and Pascua Rivers. Promoted as "clean" energy, the project’s cultural and environmental impacts would forever alter the region. Alternatives exist. Clean energy experts are proving the viability of solar, wind and geothermal resources developed much closer to demand and infrastructure.

Over the past century more than 45,000 large dams have redefined the course and health of the planet’s rivers with disastrous impacts that continue to unfold. Tracing the hydrologic cycle of the Baker from ice to ocean, Patagonia Rising brings voice to the frontier people caught in the crossfire of Chile’s energy demands. Juxtaposing the pro-dam business sector with renewable energy experts, the documentary brings awareness and solutions to this global conflict over water and power.

"Intelligent. Weighs the environmental and cultural impact of five massive hydroelectric dams proposed for Chile's Patagonia region.... Awe-inspiring footage of spectacular lands at South America's southernmost tip introduces the gauchos, loggers and other residents whose ways of life have barely changed over centuries, particularly since no roads or power lines connect many ranches."
Dennis Harvey, Variety 
#15626/0645   88 minutes 2011  $298.95 *Streaming available 

From leading authority Dr. Russell Barkley, this program is designed to help teachers create a learning environment that is responsive to the needs of all students, including those with ADHD. Scenes from an actual classroom illustrate problems that teachers typically encounter and bring effective solutions to life. Viewers see firsthand how to incorporate social skills into the curriculum and how to implement such behavior management methods as color charts and signs, point system, token economy, and turtle-control technique. The video also features helpful graphics, interviews with teachers and other education experts, and informative commentary from Dr. Barkley.

*Includes 42-Page Manual and Leader's Guide
#15619/0787   36 minutes 1994/2006  $119.95 *Streaming available 

This comprehensive series takes you step-by-step through every phase of the job search, plus keeping the job! Teaches how to identify what you want in a job, find the job in less time, interview effectively, negotiate pay and benefits, keep that job, and move up too!

Throughout informative interviews, experts reveal self-directed strategies for finding jobs, balancing work and life, tapping into little-known resources that can speed up your career transition, and more.

The Instructor's Guides are provided free with series purchase. A link from which to download is provided. These guides offer Presentation Suggestions, Quizzes, Activities, Discussion Questions, a Quiz, and a Homework Option.

*Also available is the Getting the Job You Really Want WORKBOOK #15610-W $24.95 that can also reinforce training on virtually any job search topic.

*There are ten 25-minute programs in this series:

INTRODUCTION: Getting the Life You Really Want, Sixth Edition
Most of us will spend a quarter of our lives working, and for most of us, our jobs affect our lifestyles. To prepare for the future, you need to think about more than the job you want; you need to consider the life you want. The career path you choose will affect your life. That's why organizing your job search and knowing what you want in a job are so important. In this video you learn how your career decisions will affect your life.
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Employers are always on the lookout for well-qualified, dependable, energetic employees. In fact, many employers complain that they can't find enough workers with the right skills, training, and attitude. In this video you discover the skills, attitudes, and personality traits that all employers expect of their workers, regardless of industry. You'll learn to understand the job search process from the employer's point of view. You must think like an employer, gain a better understanding of what they are looking for, and then make changes in yourself to fit their requirements.

In planning your career and looking for a job, knowing what you can do well is important. Knowing your best skills can help you decide what kind of work is right for you. People who do work that they are good at tend to be more successful in their careers. But it's not enough to know your best skills. You need to be able to communicate those skills to an employer. To be most successful, you need to take an inventory of all your skills so that you know which ones to emphasize throughout the job search. This video helps you do just that.

What kind of job do you want? Would you like to work directly with people? Are you looking for a job with a lot of responsibility? Where do you want to work? With a large company or a small one? Outdoors or behind a desk? Do you want work with regular hours or better job security? Would you give up some pay for good health insurance? This video discusses the most important points to consider when forming your job objective. This video helps you think about your career preferences and rank them in order of importance. Then you will have a more focused goal in mind and will be ready to start your job search.

If you are looking for work, getting a job is your job. Unfortunately, most job seekers spend only 15 to 20 hours a week looking for work when they should be spending twice that. In this video you learn the importance of getting organized before you begin your job search. In addition, you learn about the importance of job applications, a sometimes frustrating but often necessary first step in the job search process. Gathering everything you need for an application will help you to get organized, too.

There is no one right way to go about a job search. But in today's job market, some methods work better than others. How you go about your job search depends on the kind of job you are looking for. However, just about any job seeker will be more successful by using a variety of methods and emphasizing the strategies that work best. This video introduces you to the most common ways that people find jobs, from responding to online ads to calling employers to simply asking people you know if they can help. There are many different ways to uncover job leads. And there are many people who can help you—provided you know what questions to ask.

Job search documents such as resumes, cover letters, and portfolios are more than just a way for you to introduce your skills and qualifications to an employer. They are a tool employers use to screen out candidates. They aren't a ticket to an interview, just the passport required to be considered. This video covers the purpose and value of resumes, cover letters, portfolios, and other job search materials. It gives you suggestions for making the most of those documents and suggests resources for even more help.

You have a job interview. It sounds like you are in the home stretch. Although the interview itself will probably be less than an hour, you have a lot to prepare for. And when the interview is over, there's still more work to do to get the job you want. In this video you discover the seven phases of the job interview and how to succeed in each one. Remember that, intimidating as they can sometimes be, interviews are fairly predictable, which means that you can prepare for them. *Click here to VIEW CLIP

The job interview can take 10 minutes or a couple of hours. But no matter how long it takes, and no matter how many questions are asked, you can be sure of one thing. You will get a question without an easy answer. This video focuses on the trickiest part of the interview process: answering the questions. You learn a time-tested method for answering any interview question. Then you are walked through the process of answering the 10 questions that most frequently cause job candidates trouble. *Click here to VIEW CLIP

You followed the lead. You polished your resume. You aced the interview. You landed the job. Congratulations. Now it's time to go to work. For some people, getting the job is the hardest part. But keeping it can be just as difficult. In most cases, the person who has the most control over your job success is you. This video gives practical, time-tested advice for doing just that. You even learn the best way to leave a job when the job you want even more comes along. 
#15610/1015  2011  $994.95 

Wind power... it’s sustainable ... it burns no fossil fuels... it produces no air pollution. What’s more, it cuts down dependency on foreign oil. That’s what the people of Meredith, NY first thought when a wind developer looked to supplement the rural farm town’s failing economy with a farm of their own -- that of 40 industrial wind turbines. But when a group of townspeople discover the impacts that a 400-foot high windmill could bring to their community, Meredith’s residents become deeply divided as they fight over the future of their community. With wind development growing annually at more than 39 percent, WINDFALL is an eye-opener for anyone concerned about the environment and the future of renewable energy.
#15602/0645   83 minutes 2011  $299.95 *Streaming available 

Terrified of his food, filmmaker Anand Ramayya embarks on a journey that reveals shocking connections between the Mad Cow crisis, Farm crisis and Global Food crisis. Ramayya realizes that the cow is not only his favourite meal but also the God of his Hindu ancestors and the livelihood of his Canadian in-laws, who are small farmers.

With a sense of humor and curiosity, Ramayya embarks on a journey to learn more about the modern Mad Cow and ancient Sacred Cow in hopes that their stories will reveal a solution to his fear of food. The journey takes him from his in-laws' family farm all the way back to India, land of the Sacred Cow. Ironically, modern India is also home to a burgeoning meat export industry that threatens to destroy an agricultural economy centered around the Sacred Cow and critical to the livelihood of 65% of India's population.

Globalization emerges as a re-occurring character in this journey, revealing a world gone mad, an ecological crisis, religious fundamentalism, a farmer suicide epidemic and record breaking economic growth contrasted by staggering disparity. Is the way we eat connected to all this? Mad Cow Sacred Cow is a universal story that connects the food we eat to the environmental, cultural, economic and health crises we are currently facing on a global level. 
#15601/1043   53 minutes 2010  $249.95 *Streaming available 

"Highly Recommended! This is one of those interesting documentaries that informs you about a topic you should know more about, but don't - chocolate. The filmmakers had to travel half way around the world in order to tell the whole story, and a fascinating one it is. The cinematography is excellent and the information is clear and objective; you get to see both sides of the supply and demand issue and like a great tasting chocolate bar you end up satisfied." National Media Review

Billions of people all over the world love chocolate. Roald Dahl's classic children's tale, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," has been made into a feature film twice; still not many know much more about chocolate, other than they like it. The source of cocoa, chocolate, and cocoa butter is the cacao seed (or bean), which, after oil and coffee, is the third most traded raw material in the world. The seeds grow inside of large pods that sprout from the trunk or branches of an evergreen tree, called the Theobroma Cacao, native to the rainforests of Central and South America, then transplanted to western Africa. This program takes us to Ecuador, where some of the world's most refined cocoa is produced. We follow the tracks of the cacao bean on its journey from harvest to consumer by way of the Cailler-Nestlé Chocolate Factory in Broc, Switzerland. We learn there are over 14 million people involved in the plant's cultivation; also we meet growers, harvesters, brokers and exporters, such as Maquita and Nestlé, the world's leader in chocolate production, who share the complexities of producing and marketing chocolate, and why only 5% of the profits ever reach the producers.
#15599/0450   52 minutes 2008  $219.95 *Streaming available 

"Highly Recommended. This is the real story behind the cosmetic banana; the perfect flawless fruit that appears on tables everywhere. Although the sub-title highlights dangers of pesticide abuse, the program covers broader issues regarding banana plantations in Central America. It uncovers areas such as extreme exploitation of man and earth, of trade wars and corruption, and destruction of society and the environment in poor countries by large international corporations. However, the story ends on a positive note, suggesting the possibility of a better future with global restructuring of agro-food system based on fair trade and environmentally friendly practices. The video quality is good, the narration is clear and English sub-titles are provided wherever necessary; it is highly recommended for those who are interested in world issues and environmental studies." EMRO Review

Few people realize that intensive cultivation is required to secure the world's demand for bananas or that multinational corporations are using massive amounts of pesticides to protect their valuable crops. First we see how overuse of chemicals is not only bad for the environment, but also to the welfare of the crop workers. For example, in Costa Rica we learn the water these people drink is polluted by numerous fungicides and fertilizers, causing some to become sterile, and others to suffer from skin ulcers. Then we see how cooperative plantations can provide a safer way to raise crops and a more humane way for workers to earn a living.
#15598/0450   30 minutes 2010  $169.95 *Streaming available 

Four volumes in this series teach games and activities that foster the essentials of well-adjusted youth.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL FITNESS - Volume One (87 minutes)
Includes 29 fun and active games and activities that provide purposeful movement for the body and problem-solving for the mind. These games are perfect for youth-serving organizations that want to help kids become physically fit, as well as to develop their cognitive skills. The games and activities featured in this DVD are designed provide youth with the opportunity to enhance their level of physical health, particularly with regard to aerobic fitness, muscular endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility. As for mental fitness, the games and activities in this DVD offer youth a viable means to improve various aspects of their mental functioning, including problem-solving, attention, decision-making, and memory. This DVD consists of Physical Fitness Games 1 to 17 as well as Mental Fitness Games 18 to 29.
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SOCIAL AND SPIRITUAL FITNESS - Volume Two (81 minutes)
Features 26 fun and meaningful games and activities that are designed to develop social skills and provide faith-building opportunities. These games are perfect for youth-serving organizations that want to help kids become socially prepared to work in teams by building healthy relationships and by developing faith. With regard to social fitness, the DVD includes games and activities that can enhance the social health of youth in endeavors invloving teamwork and cooperation. As for spiritual fitness, the games and activities presented in this DVD offer a viable means of increasing a child’s level of faith and accountability to God with the love and support of family and friends. This DVD consists of Social Fitness Games 30 to 47 as well as Spiritual Fitness Games 48 to 55.
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Offers 27 fun and rewarding games and activities that can help the emotional stability of youth, as well strengthen their ability to exhibit patience, grace, and strength of character when interacting with others. These games are perfect for youth-serving organizations who want to assist kids become more emotionally balanced by creating meaningful relationships involving both trust and kindness. With regard to emotional fitness, the games and activities featured in this DVD provide youth with the opportunity to enhance their level of trust both in themselves and in others. As for civility and sportsmanship, the games and activities in this DVD are designed to give youth the opportunity to develop their skills in patience, kindness, and respect in order to create positive relationships, improve their ability to work well with others, and help prevent bullying. This DVD consists of EMOTIONAL FITNESS GAMES 56 to 71 and CIVILITY/SPORTSMANSHIP GAMES 72 to 82.
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Features 19 fun and adventuresome games and activities that are designed to enhance a participant’s level of self-reliance through the development of selected outdoor skills. These games are perfect for youth-serving organizations that want to help kids thrive in the outdoors where they can build self-worth, independence, and self-sufficiency. By promoting outdoor skills and self-reliance, the games and activities provide youth with an opportunity to increase their level of confidence and experience in an outdoors setting. This DVD consists of OUTDOOR SKILLS AND SELF-RELIANCE GAMES 83 to 101.
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#15584/0463  2013  $229.95  Grades 6 to 12 

This is the extraordinary story of a man who, in little more than 20 years, changed the world forever. In a journey that is both literal and historical, host Rageh Omaar retraces the footsteps of the Prophet, from his humble beginnings in Mecca to his struggles with accepting his Prophetic role; from his flight to Medina to his subsequent military and political successes and failures - through to his death and his legacy. The series consists of three 60 minute programs:

Examines Muhammad's birth and early life, his first marriage to Khadijah, and how he received the first of the revelations that so profoundly affected both his life and the lives of those closest to him.

Omaar shines a light on key events in Muhammad's life, including the Night Journey to Jerusalem, his life-threatening departure from Mecca, the establishment of the Constitution of Medina that recognizes the rights of all people (Jews, Christians, and pagan tribes) living in that city, and the war with the Meccan tribes, with implications on the world today.

Investigates key events during the later part of the Prophet’s life, including the introduction of a moral code known as sharia and the concept of jihad, explores Muhammad's use of marriage to build alliances, and looks at the key messages included in his final sermon. 
#15583/1725   180 minutes 2013  $119.95 *CC 

Filled with hands-on demonstrations and real world tips for students, this 2nd Edition will have your students running shows like professionals in no time!

A new Overview Section identifies just what a stage manager does, from pre-show conferences to closing night in Limited, Touring, and Extended runs. Detailed sections illustrate rehearsal skills like Taping the Stage, making Prompt Books and Calling Scripts, using Blocking and Cueing Shorthand, Production Meetings, and other tricks of the trade.

Another New Section on Communication addresses when to use Electronic Media, and when to communicate face-to-face. Focuses on Technical Rehearsals and Performances, including pre-show Protocol, how to actually Call a Show, and how to avoid, prepare for, and, when necessary, handle Common Problems.

More New Sections include: Maintaining a Show, Touring and Extended Runs, Stage Managing Musicals, and Careers in Stage Management.


Tom Martin has been a professional Director, Stage and Production Manager, and Associate Producer for the last 35 years. He has worked extensively at the Repertory Theater of St. Louis, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, and is on the theatre faculty at St. Louis University.

J. Jason Daunter is a New York based professional stage manager whose Broadway and National Touring stage management credits include the Broadway Blockbuster Wicked, Cyrano de Bergerac (starring Kevin Kline), Thoroughly Modern Millie, Chicago, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Both Tom and Jason are proud members of Actors Equity Association, the union for professional actors and stage managers.
#15577/0917  2013  $249.95 *CC 

The things that go on in an athlete's mind can greatly affect their physical performance. Two of the key psychological factors affecting performance are the athlete's motivation and their ability to manage their level of anxiety and arousal. These factors are examined in detail under the following headings: Motivation - intrinsic and extrinsic motivation; positive and negative motivation; reinforcement: social, material and internal. Anxiety, arousal and the inverted u hypothesis. Managing anxiety - concentration skills; mental rehearsal; visualisation; relaxation; goal setting. 
#15576/0545   25 minutes 2005  $129.95 *Streaming available 

This comprehensive program will help your students explore the many career opportunities in theatre:
*Performers, actors, director, casting director, stage manager, choreographer, dance captain, stage manager, vocal coach, etc.
*Technical: designers, production manager, TD, carpenters, audio, scenic artists, props carpenters and artisans, electrics, drapers, stitchers, trimmers, crafts, board programmers, and running crews.
*Theatre Administration: producer, artistic director, managers, development & company, front-of-house, marketing.
*Theatre Education

Also, interviews with working professionals show what a typical day at work is like for the different jobs, what are the most satisfying and challenging aspects of their profession, what kind of training their areas require, and which jobs demand irregular hours and travel.

This 6 to 10 day unit will help your students explore...

Day 1
This section examines 4 very different venues, from a 10,700 seat outdoor musical venue, to a large outdoor Shakespeare Festival, an Opera company that runs in true repertory, and finally more traditional Stock company.
Professional Theatre - or who's going to hire me? (through Repertory section) (10 minutes)
This section examines producing organizations, and common types of runs:
d.True Repertory

Day 2
Commercial and Not for Profit Theatres (15 minutes) What are the differences between Commercial and Not-For-Profit Theatres, and how would that affect the student's potential employment in theatre.

Day 3 Unions (15 minutes) An overview of the most common theatrical unions, and some things to consider before possibly joining one of the unions.

Day 4 Jobs in Theatre (18 minutes total, 9 minutes for each section)
Theatre Management: Lots of examples from the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (company manager, house manager, box office manager, director of development, education director, director of marketing, etc.)
Pre-Show / Performance Staff: Lots of footage from STAGES ST. LOUIS (artistic director, director, designers, casting director, theatrical agents, actors, stage manager, choreographer, dance captain, vocal coach, dialect coach, dramaturg, running crews, etc)

Day 5 Jobs in Theatre: Artistic Staff and Production Staff (15 minutes) Production Staff: Lots of backstage footage at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (production manager, technical director, materials coordinator, carpenters, props carpenters, props artisans, electricians, drapers, stitchers, trimmers, dressers, wardrobe supervisor, crafts artisans, stage managers, audio techs, scenic artists, scenic charge, deck crew, wig specialists, etc.)

Day 6 Differences in New York and Regional Theatres (5.5 minutes) This section also includes an interview with the owner of large production company, and footage of job opportunities in that production facility.
Educational Theatre (12.5 minutes) A look at Elementary and Secondary, Community College, and University theatre, what are the goals of each level of educational theatre, job security, what degrees are available, and what degrees are needed for different types of employment. Educational arms of professional companies are also examined.

Day 7-8 Interviews with Professionals
(85 minutes total for all interviews. May be viewed individually,
grouping as you wish, or in total)
Actor (Actors Equity Association))
Costumer (United Scenic Artists 829)
Set Designer (United Scenic Artists 829)
Stagehand (IATSE Local 6)
Director/Choreographer (Society of Stage Directors and
Dresser/Wig Specialist (IATSE)
Production Supervisor (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis)
Artistic Director (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis)
Executive Producer (Fox Theatricals)

Day 9 Written Assessment

All lesson designs in this DVD series align to the National Standards for the Arts in Theatre.

National Content Standard 5 - 8:
6. Content Standard: Comparing and incorporating art forms by analyzing methods of presentation and audience response for theatre, dramatic media (such as film, television, and electronic media), and other art forms

Achievement Standard:
d. Describe and compare the functions and interaction of performing and visual artists and audience members in theatre, dramatic media, musical theatre, dance music, and visual arts.

National Content Standard 5 - 8:
7. Analyzing, evaluating, and constructing meanings from improvised and scripted scenes and from theatre, film, television, and electronic media productions

Achievement Standard:
a. Describe and analyze the effect of publicity, study guides, programs, and physical environments on audience response and appreciation of dramatic performances

National Content Standard 5 - 8:
8. Understanding context by analyzing the role of theatre, film television, and electronic media in community and in other cultures

Achievement Standard:
b. Explain the knowledge, skills and discipline needed to pursue careers and avocational opportunities in theatre, film, television, and electronic media
e. Explain how social concepts such as cooperation, communication, collaboration, consensus,

National Content Standard 9 - 12:
4. Directing by interpreting dramatic texts and organizing and conducting rehearsals for informal or formal productions

Achievement Standard, Advanced:
d. Explain and compare the roles and interrelated responsibilities of the various personnel involved in theatre, film, television, and electronic media productions

National Content Standard 9-12:
8. Understanding context by analyzing the role of theatre, film, television, and electronic media in the past and the present

Achievement Standard, Proficient:
b. Identify and compare the lives, works, and influence of representative theatre artists in various cultures and historical periods

Achievement Standard, Advanced:
g. Analyze the development of dramatic forms, production practices, and theatrical traditions across cultures and historical periods and explain influences on contemporary theatre, film, television, and electronic media productions

*** Includes 2 DVD discs and Support Materials on CD-ROM
#15575/0917  2013  $249.95 *CC *Streaming available 

A set of five 60 minute programs that describe how America's fiscal fallout triggered a global crisis.

The five programs in the series are:

An investigation of how the economy went so bad, so fast, and what Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson didn't see, couldn't stop, and weren't able to fix.
Tracks the politics behind America's mountain of debt. Is this crisis far bigger than our current financial mess?
Goes inside the saga of Ken Lewis and Bank of America; from the start, the Merrill deal was troubled … then the government took over.
*Click here to VIEW CLIP
In the midst of the 1990s bull market, one lone regulator warned about the dangers of derivatives - and overnight became the enemy of some of the most powerful people in Washington.
As the nation faces yet another round of fiscal crises, this program investigates the inside history of how Washington has failed to solve the country's problems of debt and deficit. 
#15573/1725   300 minutes 2013  $89.95 *CC 

This 6 to 10 day course is written and hosted by EdTA Hall of Fame inductee Terry McGonigle designed to help your students discover...

*The Elements and Concepts of Costume Design: script and character analysis, research, the functions of costume design, the five basic elements of costume design, additional components of costume design, costume charts and plots.
*Developing a Design Concept: items to address, the collaborative process of working with other theatre professionals, and the importance of having a solid production concept.
*Figure Drawing...even for people who are convinced they cannot draw.
*Costume Drawing: lines and silhouettes typical of different historical periods, and drawing fabric.
*Turning Modern Clothing Into Period Clothing
*A Backstage Tour of a Professional Costume Shop.


Day 1
Introduction and the Script (approx. 8 minutes of video content) Section includes a short play to start script analysis, or you may choose to use a play you have available. Included is a short written assessment.
Day 2
Functions of Costume Design: Functions, Knowing the Characters, Research, How to do a Costume Chart (approx. 7 minutes of video content) Section includes several character analysis formats geared specifically towards costume design. Included is a short written assessment.
Day 3-4
Elements of Costume Design, and Developing a Design Concept
(approx. 13.5 minutes of video content) Section includes several resource sheets addressing elements of design, and a short written assessment.
Day 5-6
Drawing the Human Form (7.5 Heads Formula), Drawing the Basic Body (actual process done by students). (approx. 7 minutes of video content) Section includes lots of replaying short sections, and pausing program as students draw on resource sheets.
Day 7
Applying Clothes to the Body (approx. 7 minutes of video content) Section includes lots of replaying short sections, and pausing program as students draw on resource sheets.
Day 8
Turning New into Old, Professional Opportunities in Costuming, Review for Unit Written Assessment (approx. 7 minutes of video content)
Day 9
Unit Written Assessment Review and Administer Written Assessment


GRADES 5 to 8
3. Content Standard: Designing by developing environments for improvised and scripted scenes.

Achievement Standard:
Students -
a. explain the functions and interrelated nature of scenery, properties, lighting, sound costumes, and makeup in creating an environment appropriate for the drama
b. analyze improvised and scripted scenes for technical requirements
c. develop focused ideas for the environment using visual elements (line, texture, color, space), visual principles (repetition, balance, emphasis, contrast, unity), and aural qualities (pitch, rhythm, dynamics, tempo, expression) from traditional and nontraditional sources
d. work collaboratively and safely to select and create elements of scenery, properties, lighting and sound to signify environments, and costumes and makeup to suggest character

5. Content Standard:
Students -
a. apply research from print and nonprint sources to script writing , acting design, and directing choices
8. Content Standard:
Understanding context by analyzing the role of theatre, film, television, and electronic media in community and in other cultures

Achievement Standard:
Students -
b. explain the knowledge, skills, and discipline needed to pursue careers and avocational opportunities in theatre, film television, and electronic media
d. explain how culture affects the content and production values of dramatic performances
e. explain how social concepts such as cooperation, communication, collaboration, consensus, self-esteem, risk taking, sympathy and empathy apply in theatre and daily life

GRADES 9 to 12

8. Content Standard:
Designing and producing by conceptualizing and realizing artistic interpretations for informal or formal productions Achievement Standard, Proficient:

Students -
b. analyze a variety of dramatic texts from cultural and historical perspectives to determine production requirements
c. develop designs that use visual and aural elements to convey environments that clearly support the text
d. apply technical knowledge and skills to collaboratively and safely create functional scenery, properties, lighting, sound, costumes, and makeup

Achievement Standard, Advanced:
Students -
f. explain how scientific and technological advances have impacted set, light, sound, and costume design and implementation for theatre, film, television, and electronic media productions
g. collaborate with directors to develop unified production concepts that convey the metaphorical nature of the drama for informal and formal theatre, film, television or electronic media productions
h. safely construct and efficiently operate technical aspects of theatre, film, television, or electronic media productions

Content Standard:
Researching by evaluating and synthesizing cultural and historical information to support artistic choices

Achievement Standard, Proficient:
Students -
a. identify and research cultural, historical, and symbolic clues in dramatic texts, and evaluate the validity and practicality of the information to assist in making artistic choices for informal and formal productions

Achievement Standard, Advanced:
Students -
b. research and describe appropriate historical production designs, techniques, and performances from various cultures to assist in making artistic choices for informal and formal theatre, film television, or electronic media productions

8. Content Standard:
Understanding context by analyzing the role of theatre, film, television, and electronic media in the past and the present

Achievement Standard, Proficient:
Students -
b. identify and compare the lives, works, and influence of representative theatre artists in various cultures and historical periods

Achievement Standard, Advanced:
Students -
g. analyze the development of dramatic forms, production practices, and theatrical traditions across cultures and historical periods and explain influences on contemporary theatre, film, television, and electronic media productions
#15570/0917   46 minutes 2012  $249.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Dr. Tony Atwood gives teachers great advice on how to effectively manage a classroom that includes students with Asperger's. He offers tips for inclusion success and social/behavioral warning signs to watch for. He also shares helpful strategies for teaching adolescents with Asperger's. Since social skills are so imperative at this age, this tends to be a particularly challenging age for students and, consequently, for teachers. Viewers learn how to deal with angry outbursts and take preventative steps to avoid conflicts. Create a positive learning environment where ALL students thrive! 
#15551/0603   180 minutes 2003  $119.95 *Streaming available 

This fresh, new DVD, separate from the existing set of 6 DVDs (see item #14589), specifically highlights the new topics using engaging and memorable video examples.

New topics include:
*Residential Energy Audits (Unit 39) provides the depth of information needed for successful analysis and work in this growing area.
*Heat Gains and Heat Losses in Buildings (Unit 42) equips students with the background and skills to identify and correct the environmental challenges in today's structures.
*New insights and coverage of customer relations and the technician soft skills that play a critical role in customer satisfaction.
*Placing importance on green awareness, also covers advanced refrigerant leak detection, carbon dioxide refrigeration, newer alternative refrigerants, and as well as LEED accreditation and many of the progressive new technologies in use today in the HVAC/R fields. 
#15529/0430   80 minutes 2013  $429.95 

Mars and Earth are brother and sister - or they were 4 billion years ago. They started life as equals, with similar atmospheres, planetary features and climates. On Earth life has flourished, but what happened to Mars? There are many people seeking the answer to that question, including paleontologist and fossil hunter, Professor Malcolm Walter, who has been enlisted by NASA. His instinct tells him the best way to study Mars is by exploring Earth - specifically, the sites of ancient hot springs. It's now suspected that hydrothermal systems were once a bubbling cauldron of emerging life forms. By studying such places, Professor Walter is able to identify similar spots on Mars, the places we are most likely to find signs of past life. It is in these locations that NASA will land the flotilla of spacecraft that it's sending to the Red Planet over the next two decades.

*Produced by ABC International, Inc.

#15522/0450   30 minutes 2008  $179.95 *CC *Streaming available 

With the app market in boom mode, entrepreneurs around the world have poured their energy and resources into app development. What does it take to stake a claim in this high-tech gold rush? What tools and techniques are most likely to produce a winner? This two-part series answers those questions, going inside the world of app creation - from the eureka moment that inspires a new project through various stages of content and interface development to the final phases of deploying and promoting the app. Weighing platform options, ensuring ease of navigation, and integrating social media are all important topics of discussion, and both episodes feature detailed interviews with experts who specialize in app development.

Two 22-minute programs:

The process of bringing a successful app to market begins long before the actual software is developed. As with any endeavor that fuses commerce and creativity, the app usually starts with a spark of inspiration and gets fleshed out through market research and intensive planning. This program takes viewers through those initial phases with hip, high-energy visuals and commentary from experts who create apps for a living. Topics include identifying the target audience or consumer base; studying apps aimed at a similar market; creating a project plan; designing with a focus on ease of use and the customer’s ability to share with other users; strategizing to compete against more corporate, big-budget apps; considering various development tools to utilize; thinking ahead regarding platform options; looking at monetization models; distinguishing between apps that deliver a lot of content and those that use little or none; using content management systems; and projecting costs and profitability.

Once the purpose, basic architecture, and potential consumer base of a mobile app have been established, it’s time to get busy building it. But app development is typically a complex undertaking and subject to a wide range of variables. This program helps viewers sift through the process of successful app construction with the aid of expert interviews and eye-catching video and graphics. Topics include choosing a platform (mainly Apple vs. Android); designing the user interface with an eye toward simplicity and functionality; using wireframes to "storyboard" the app’s navigation tree; balancing a tab bar approach with screen size concerns; integrating social media; developing visual, audio, and narrative content; designing data structures; using server-side technology; testing algorithm design; load testing and beta testing; conforming the app to platform specifications; promoting it through search engine optimization, social media, and viral marketing; and maintaining the app with ongoing product analysis. 
#15495/0635  2012  $189.95 

Presents pricing formulas, strategies and pricing case studies:

PART 1 (9 mins): Introduction to Price: Basic pricing formulas explained. Price & Income Elasticity Of Demand. Normal goods and Inferior Goods. The Price Plateau.

PART 2 (11 mins): Pricing Strategies:. Cost Plus, Penetration, Predatory, Promotional pricing, plus examples. Also: psychological pricing and differential pricing. What do we mean by "skimming the market"?

PART 3 (15 mins): Pricing Case Studies:. The catering trade: how do rising costs affect pricing strategies? Innocent Drinks command a premium price, but have new products undermined their usp? 99p Stores use price as a strategic weapon. Ryanair a classic case of penetration pricing. Diesel uses its brand image to charge top prices. But "price" can have damaging social effects: we look at cheap alcohol sales in supermarkets and energy sector pricing. Is it effectively a monopoly? 
#15493/2047   35 minutes 2013  $289.95 *Streaming available 

Presents three case studies:

PART 1 (7 mins): Extension Strategies: Skoda: how did Volkswagen reinvent the Skoda brand? Famous Failures! How some brands went "a stretch too far", including Harley Davidson perfume, yoghurt from Cosmopolitan magazine and mountain bikes from gun makers Smith & Wesson.

PART 2 (9 mins): Long Lives, Short Lives, Reincarnations: The Mars bar. What is the secret of its longevity? Cadbury’s Fuse went off like a rocket but fizzled out - but Wispa came back from the dead. Lyle’s Golden Syrup has hardly changed in 100 years!

PART 3 (6 mins): New Product, Same Brand: Call of Duty is the masterbrand for a range of products - critics accuse Activision of "diluting the brand". Activision says: just look at sales! Special Editions is another way of getting new life out of an old product - but for the Queen’s Jubilee 2012 not everyone was amused.
#15492/2047   22 minutes 2013  $289.95 *Streaming available 

An exploration of what most marketers would regard as the most important element of the Marketing Mix: Product.

PART 1 (15 mins): All About The Marketing Mix: Product. An introduction into the essentials of "product".
What is value analysis? How is it done? What is the product life cycle? How can a business extend the life of a product? What is meant by brand extension? Also includes the Boston Matrix as a way of analysing a product portfolio.

PART 2 (8 mins): Case Studies In Value Analysis. Apple iPad compared to the Panasonic Toughpad. Tesco’s Everyday Value range.

PART 3 (8 mins): Cash Cows, Stars and Dogs
Coca Cola is the cash cow that has funded new products, including "dogs"such as New Coke and Dasani in UK. Apple’s come-back cash cow was the iPod, but that has been superseded by iPhone and iPad. McCain Foods’ Oven Chips are the cash cow that has funded many variants. 
#15491/2047   35 minutes 2013  $289.95 *Streaming available 

This is a complete 20 lesson series covering all of the core topics in detail. Geometry is frequently challenging for students because every problem involves a figure that students must use to solve the problem. It is very important early on to master the art of reading the geometric figures properly in order to do well in this subject. The best way to do this is to introduce the definitions early on and solve problems involving diagrams to give students the much needed practice.

THE GEOMETRY TUTOR series is geared towards students who have been exposed to Algebra 1 and are ready to tackle geometry. Subjects covered include points, rays, lines, triangle congruence and similarity, area of polygons, volume, circular figures, proofs and much more. The skills learned in this course will aid students in more advanced areas of math and science and are used in other Math courses, such as the Pythagorean Theorem, triangle similarity and geometric proofs.
What sets this series apart from other teaching tools is that the concepts are taught entirely through step-by-step example problems of increasing difficulty. It works by introducing each new concept in an easy to understand way and using example problems that are worked out step-by-step and line-by-line to completion. If a student has a problem with coursework or homework, simply find a similar problem fully worked on in the series and review for the steps needed to solve the problem. Students will be able to work problems with ease, improve their problem-solving skills and understand the underlying concepts of Geometry.


*Includes Teachers User Instruction and Resource Guide with recommended books & Geometry Websites.

#15490/2003  2010  $799.95  Grades 7 to 12 *Streaming available 

This series of twenty 7-minute programs explores the characteristics of body structure, locomotion, mating, habitat adaptation, and other features that cause scientists to classify animals in biological groups. Worldwide, live-action location footage alternates with clear close-ups and captions that reveal the distinctive features of each group of animals. In addition to learning particulars of certain groups, this series trains young minds how to observe and analyze in a scientific manner.

Item#23591 Bees & Other Hymenopterans
This program introduces the members of the order Hymenoptera, which have a characteristic slim shape and two pairs of jointed, membranous wings.

Item# 23610 Bony & Other Cartilginous Fish
Live-action footage introduces several species of bony flatfish, including turbot, brill, sole, and plaice. These side-swimmers are shown camouflaging themselves on the ocean floor.

Item# 23592 Bugs & Other Hemipterans
Live-action footage highlights the distinguishing characteristic of heteropterans, rigid forewings covering tiny back wings and a piercing tool used for feeding.

Item# 23593 Butterflies & Other Lepidopterans
Live-action footage captures a butterfly chrysalis warding off its enemies and highlights the scaly wings that are characteristic of all Lepidopterans.

Item# 23594 Crabs & Other Custaceans
Live-action film footage introduces the characteristics of crustaceans, with a focus on decapods, ten-legged crustaceans such as crabs and shrimps.

Item# 23595 Crickets & Other Orthopterans
Live-action film footage reveals the characteristics of crickets and other orthopterans.

Item# 23596 Deer & Other Ruminants
Starting with members of the deer family and their characteristics, this program explains that ruminants are two-toed mammals that regurgitate their food from one of their stomach compartments for further chewing.

Item# 23597 Earthworms & Other Annelids
Live-action footage highlights the annelid features of earthworms, such as a soft, segmented body with a defined head and anus, muscles for locomotion, and thick skin full of blood vessels that secrete a viscous liquid.

Item# 23598 Flies & Other Dipterans
Beginning with the common housefly, this program reviews the characteristics of dipterans: two sets of wings, halteres, and proboscises.

Item# 23599 Frogs & Other Amphibians
Amphibians are introduced by comparing the habits and physical characteristics of frogs, tritons (newts), toads, and salamanders.

Item# 23600 Ladybug beetles & Other Coleopterans
Close-up footage shows aphids providing food for ants, who are then eaten by ladybugs. Typical coleopteran features are demonstrated by the ladybug?s two membranous folding wings, protected by two rigid wing covers.

Item# 23601 Mice & Other Rodents
Live-action footage introduces characteristics of rodents such as mice, voles, muskrats, and gerbils, highlighting the single pair of upper and lower incisors, which distinguish them from non-rodents such as hedgehogs, rabbits, and bats.

Item# 23602 Mussels & Other Bivalves
Live-action footage introduces typical bivalve mollusks including mussels, oysters, clams, cockles, fresh water mussels, and pearl oysters. There are over 12,000 species in the world, each distinguished by a shell with two halves (valves) and siphons through which the animal filters its food.

Item# 23603 Owls & Other Raptors
Beginning with the common barn owl, birds of prey, from eagles and kites to vultures and buzzards, are introduced.

Item# 23604 Parmecia & Other Protozoans
Paramecia are examples of the ciliate phylum, unicellular protists that are found in all environments. Live-action photography captures the various ways these organisms move, reproduce, and feed.

Item# 23605 Sea Anemones & Other Cnidarians
Beginning with the common sea anemone, this program expands students? understanding of cnidarians to include a variety of simple organisms such as jellyfish and coral, which possess stinging tentacles and exhibit complex behaviors despite their simple body structures.

Item# 23606 Snails & Other Gastropods
Live-action footage of the brown garden snail highlights the characteristics that make this animal a gastropod mollusk.

Item# 23607 Snakes & Other Reptiles
Close-up videography of the rat snake highlights its excellent vision, its sense of smell, its hunting ability, and its method of swallowing a victim whole.

Item# 23608 Spiders & Other Arachnids
Comparisons between spiders, daddy-long-legs, and acarids stress that spiders are not the only members of the arachnid group.

Item# 23609 Starfish & Other Echinoderms
Live-action footage highlights the characteristics of echinoderms, or "animals with spiny skins," whose 6,000 species include starfish, sea urchins, and sea cucumbers.

*** See item number 15651 for Single Site Pricing *** 
#15485/1445  2006  $1,789.95  Grades 5 to 10 *Streaming available 

Amphibians are introduced by comparing the habits and physical characteristics of frogs, tritons (newts), toads, and salamanders. The mating habits of common toads, green frogs, and alpine newts and the metamorphosis from embryo to tadpole to adult are featured. There are over 5,000 species of frogs and toads that live on earth and new species are constantly being discovered.

*Ask about our SPECIAL PRICE for single site usage (such as an individual school) 
#15484/1445   7 minutes 2009  $159.95  Grades 5 to 10 *Streaming available 

Winner of the PEABODY AWARD, this fascinating program explores one of nature’s most baffling ecological mysteries: why have millions of honeybees recently disappeared? While not as publicized as climate change, the effects of this crisis on human life could be felt sooner and more severely, with billions of dollars of crops at risk and our most healthful and colorful food supply threatened. The usual suspects: habitat loss, pesticides, suppressed immune systems, and viruses, among others, may all work together to create a perfect storm that has overwhelmed the little, but very important and beautifully adapted honeybee. Join researchers as they scramble to discover why honeybees are dying in record numbers- and to stop the epidemic before it spreads further.

* Ask about the SPECIAL PRICE for single site usage (such as an individual school)
#15482/1445   30 minutes 2010  $159.95  Grades 7 to 12 *Streaming available 

After surviving Earth's natural catastrophes for over 250 million years, frog and other Amphibia populations are declining rapidly and showing deforming mutations worldwide. It is happening so quickly that scientists are racing to investigate and solve these problems before all amphibian species become extinct. HD live-action and 3D animations illustrate the sweep and detail of the crisis. These ancient organisms may be bellwethers for environmental problems that affect us, and many medical cures may be lost with this group's demise. Amphibian anatomy, such as its unique ability to absorb moisture, oxygen and nutrients from air and water through its skin, make this Class of animals susceptible to its own diseases. Arks, our artificially-created habitats, may rescue some frogs in the short term, but we need their survival in natural ecosystems for their, and our, health.

* Ask about the SPECIAL PRICE for single site usage (such as an individual school)
#15481/1445   30 minutes 2010  $159.95  Grades 7 to 12 *Streaming available 

Watch children fall in love with history! With its innovative style and animation, this series of sixteen 20-minute programs portraits significant historical events in ways that kids find fun and easy to digest. Add better yet, they will be enjoying themselves!

From the annual flooding of the Nile to the mysteries of the Rosetta stone, students learn key facts about Ancient Egyptian civilization.

At the time the Turks were invading Byzantium, legend has it that Inca civilization was established by the sun god, Inti. Students learn the Inca system of terracing, the growth of crops, and the remarkable transportation routes where messages were sent thousands of miles by Inca runners.

Innovative animation and a tongue-in-cheek approach to ancient history provide a sound introduction to classical Greek society, from soldiers in the field, to beloved artists, Olympians, and philosophers.

Innovative animation and a tongue-in-cheek approach to ancient history provide a sound introduction to the Aztec Empire. The episode compares the history of the Aztec Empire with that of the Ottoman Empire that was expanding rapidly under Suleiman’s leadership.

Beginning with the legend of Romulus and Remus, the episode traces the leadership of Julius Caesar and Augustus Caesar and the foundations of Western civilization in Roman laws and Roman government. Roman entertainment is detailed, as are the Roman aqueducts and the Roman bath.

Beginning at 5,000 years B.C., it traces the Chinese dynasties to the time of Qin Shi Huang and the construction of the Great Wall of China. Next, the scene shifts to the birth of Confucius and the principles of Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism.

Provides a sound introduction to the early civilizations that were established in Mesopotamia. Traces the move from caves, to cities and towns, and eventually to civilized societies with governments, laws, and religious codes.

Students learn of Mayan jaguar worship, Mayan gods who required human and animal sacrifice, and Mayan mathematicians who understood the use of "zero" hundreds of years before Arab mathematicians did. The intricacies of the Mayan calendar and Mayan glyphs are also explained.

The strength of these warrior societies extended their influence to Rome and the Gallic Wars. A section on the Druids lays the basis for an understanding of magic and wizardry as portrayed in English literature.

Innovative animation and a tongue-in-cheek approach to ancient history provide a sound introduction to the Byzantine Empire, the schism between the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Crusades.

Explores Jewish history, from Abraham’s people journeying to the Promised Land up to the Final Diaspora. Jewish civilization is heralded as being the only ancient civilization to have survived to the present day.

Students learn how wandering Arabs began to settle around desert oasis. The episode follows the development of a military that eventually overcome the people who had sent Mohammed away from Mecca, and the establishment of thriving economy centered in bazaars of this great city.

From shepherds to conquerors of most of the known world, the Persians ruled with sensitivity to the cultures of others. The episode introduces the Library of Alexandria, which was a symbol of the knowledge and unity of all civilizations in the known world.

Against a background of mountain islands rising out of the sea, the Chinese influenced the First Great Warrior to develop a religion that stressed harmony and balance. He merged clans into a relatively peaceful empire, and the Shoguns expanded the empire according to Samurai traditions.

Tells of the remarkable achievements of Charlemagne and the establishment of the Roman Empire. Students learn about the social structure of peasants, knights, kings, and clergy in a typical feudal system, comparing European fiefdoms with those protected by the Samurai in Japan.

Innovative animation tells of the settlement of Indus and Ganges River valleys and the development of Hinduism and Buddhism in India. Students gain an understanding of how the concept of Destiny influenced the development of the Caste system and theories of reincarnation.

*All programs also available individually

***PLEASE NOTE - these prices are for multi-site usage. Special lower prices are available for SINGLE Site ***
#15480/1445  2011  $2,189.95  Grades 4 to 10 *CC *Streaming available 

One of Biology's key themes is that form, or body structure, in living things fits each one's function. This helps explain the "beauty", or adaptive success, of so-called "ugly" animals in nature. If we see ugly animals in light of how well they have adapted to their niches or environments, we appreciate how "deformity" gives each a better fitness for survival.

* Ask about the SPECIAL PRICE for single site usage (such as an individual school) 
#15479/1445   30 minutes 2010  $159.95  Grades 7 to 12 *Streaming available 

Sharp, often-startling footage demonstrates the infinite variety of Earth's species, possible because our plant's continually changing habitats and niches require adaptations for survival. This constant, if relatively slow, changing to achieve survival fitness accounts for the amazing adaptive body structures we see in spectacular live-action sequences, perfectly coordinated with 3D animations. Unveil how each moment of impact is realized, such as a lizard that walks on water, or crocodiles with skeletal-muscular structures that allow them to launch their huge bodies into air while ambushing victims.

* Ask about the SPECIAL PRICE for single site usage (such as an individual school) 
#15478/1445   30 minutes 2010  $159.95  Grades 7 to 12 *Streaming available 

What does it mean to be a Native American? Perhaps Native American model Stormy Hollingsworth (Ute) says it best, "to be proud, to know that our past and our whole history is a circle of life." This program introduces us to members of the Ute, Lakota, Northern Cheyenne and Omaha nations, who reveal that Indians' lives are based on a circle which incorporates their beliefs in respecting their heritage, preserving their traditions and educating their young.

Ben Nighthorse Campbell (Northern Cheyenne), a U.S. Senator from Colorado from 1993 until 2005, explains how the Grass or Omaha Dance has evolved over time to be commonly known as the Pow Wow; Nico Strange Owl-Hunt (Northern Cheyenne), Twyla LaFleshe Blackbird (Southern Ute), Cleatus and Clifford Cayou (Omaha) and Walter Fremont (Omaha) reflect on the significance of the Pow Wow, which allows Indian people to come in contact with their roots again; to help preserve their traditions.

Alden Naranjo and Norman Lopez, whose heritage is the Southern Ute tribe, explain the importance of the eagle to Native Americans; then we view the tribe's "Sneak Dance"; we meet artist Frank Howell (Lakota), who tells of his personal evolution as an artist; then at the Eagle Plume and Mudhill Galleries we view a variety of Native American art, pottery and jewelry. Appropriately going full circle, Gene Poor Bear (Lakota) explains that he founded the Chipeta Park Pow Wow to help his son stay rooted in family values; then we learn the importance of the drum, how its shape and its beating have symbolic significance to all Native Americans.

*Closed Captioned
#15476/0450   30 minutes 2000/2010  $149.95 *CC *Streaming available 


"HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. This documentary fills an important gap in American history collections by documenting the life of a person who is not well known today. It is accurate and without bias, and gives detailed attention to Parker's life. It brings to light the impact of cultural differences in our society. It has a well-written narrative and good visuals. The narrator, Wes Studi, is a respected Native American actor who breathes life into the words." EMRO Review

Hosted and narrated by actor Wes Studi (Dances With Wolves), this is the compelling documentary on Ely Parker (Seneca), a 19th-Century Native American who defied racial barriers to succeed in two very different worlds. He was a Seneca Chief, a federal engineer, U.S. Commissioner of Indian Affairs and, as Civil War Secretary to General Ulysses S. Grant, he wrote down the terms of surrender at Appomattox. Yet his successes became tainted with controversy, and his quest for the American dream turned tragic. Soundtrack by Joanne Shenandoah.

*Closed Captioned
#15475/0450   52 minutes 2004  $189.95 *CC *Streaming available 

"RECOMMENDED. Pictures of the Naskapi people and the harsh landscape are strikingly detailed. The faces and expressions are vivid and clear." EMRO Review

"Some of the artifacts Cabot gathered, including a drum, a bow and arrow, caribou-skin mittens and a pouch, and moccasins, are on display at Harvard's Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. His journals and photographs form an invaluable anthropological record of the region's native people before they lost much of their traditional culture." HARVARD Magazine

William Brooks Cabot (1858-1949) was born in Brattleboro, Vermont, of a prosperous banking family, and lived primarily around Boston, where he was an eminent engineer. He is remembered for having designed a number of the most technologically advanced projects of his day, including bridges over the Charles River in Boston. Massachusetts, and others in Connecticut, miles of the Catskill aqueduct in upper New York that brought water to New York City, and subway tunnels under Times Square in Manhattan. Yet Cabot also had another love; for years he would escape city life and the demands of engineering to explore the wild waterways and native lands of northern Canada. He made annual trips from 1903 - 1910 to Labrador, Canada, to meet the Innu, then known as the Naskapi, native people - an almost mythical band of caribou hunters who had minimal contact with the outside world. He mapped their routes, visited their hunting camps, kept a journal, which eventually became his book, IN NORTHERN LABRADOR, which was published in 1912, and photographed what he could of the native people's life that changed dramatically when the caribou disappeared. This fascinating documentary is an account of that stunning record of Innu life at that time. 
#15474/0450   30 minutes 2006  $169.95 *Streaming available 

EARTH FROM SPACE is a groundbreaking two-hour special that reveals a spectacular new space-based vision of our planet. Produced in extensive consultation with NASA scientists, this special takes data from earth-observing satellites and transforms them into dazzling visual sequences, each one exposing the intricate and surprising web of forces that sustain life on earth. 
#15473/1725   120 minutes 2013  $89.95 *CC 

Today a new generation of philosophers, economists, political activists, and sociologists is returning to Karl Marx’s ideas in order to try to make sense of the global economic and financial crisis of 2008 - and to consider whether a world without or beyond capitalism is possible. Could it be that communism might provide the solution to the growing economic and environmental challenges facing the planet? Marx Reloaded explores the possibilities through interviews with leading thinkers at the forefront of a popular revival in Marxist and communist ideas and with skeptics of this revival. Animation sequences - a parody of The Matrix that traces Marx’s adventures through the matrix of his own ideas - add a quirky touch of lightness to the film.
*Portions with English subtitles 
#15466/0635   53 minutes 2011  $169.95 

*Winner, Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature, Oxford Film Festival
*Winner, South by Southwest Film Festival

In 2006, the United States Geological Survey estimated that more than 200 billion barrels of crude oil rested in a previously unreachable formation beneath western North Dakota. Oil companies from far and wide began descending on small rural towns across the state with men and machinery in tow.

CRUDE INDEPENDENCE travels to the town of Stanley (population 1,300) atop the largest oil discovery in the history of North America and captures the change wrought by the unprecedented boom. Townsfolk, "store owners, farmers, and county officials" had lived there for decades when the oil men began to arrive searching for clear information on the rightful owners of the land and the riches that flow beneath it.

Through revealing interviews and breathtaking imagery of the northern plains, this program is a rumination on the future of small town America - a tale of change at the hands of the global energy market. Framed by the July 4th parade down Stanley’s Main Street, the film presents a modern American tale of how one resource so far below ground can dramatically affect life on the surface. 
#15453/0605   71 minutes 2009  $299.95 

Best Documentary and Audience Award, Sundance Film Festival
Earth Friendly Award, AFI Dallas Film Festival
Award Corporate Social Responsibility, IVCA Clarion Awards
Best Screenwriting, Sedona Film Festival
Best Documentary and Audience Award, Gaia Film Festival
Producer's Award, Santa Cruz Film Festival

In this feature-length documentary, filmmaker and biofuel advocate Josh Tickell explores the origins of America's dependence on fossil fuels, detailing the cross-country road trip that he took in his biodiesel-converted van, campaigning for the more sustainable, environmentally friendly fuel.

Tickell interviews people in his film from across the spectrum of fuel use, from oil company executives, to those devastated by water contamination stemming from oil companies, to Midwestern families considering buying Hummers.
#15452/0605   112 minutes 2008  $299.95 

Tells the remarkable story of the most sweeping social revolution in American history, as women have asserted their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy. It’s a revolution that has unfolded in public and private, in courts and Congress, in the boardroom and the bedroom, changing not only what the world expects from women, but what women expect from themselves. MAKERS brings this story to life with priceless archival treasures and poignant, often funny interviews with those who led the fight, those who opposed it, and those first generations to benefit from its success. Trailblazing women like Hillary Rodham Clinton, Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah Winfrey share their memories, as do countless women who challenged the status quo in industries from coal-mining to medicine. MAKERS captures with music, humor, and the voices of the women who lived through these turbulent times the dizzying joy, aching frustration and ultimate triumph of a movement that turned America upside-down. 
#15446/1725   180 minutes 2013  $129.95 *CC 

Proposing to "kill the Indian and save the man", U.S. Army captain Richard H. Pratt envisioned an educational system that would erase Native American culture and "civilize" the continent’s indigenous people. His chosen method? Removing children from Pennsylvania’s tribal communities and confining them in barracks-style schools - initially the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, which Pratt founded in 1879.

In myopic terms it was a remarkably effective strategy, and Carlisle became a cruel model for institutions all over the U.S. and Canada, including Michigan’s Mount Pleasant Indian School. Subjected to emotional, physical, and spiritual abuse, Mount Pleasant students were inevitably alienated from their families, native languages, and tribal religions.

This film combines archival materials with present-day interviews to make clear just how inhumane the system was. Survivors from Tlingit, Chippewa, Choctaw, and Lakota communities describe in raw, unflinching terms the impact on First Nations across North America. Contains occasional profanity.

*Closed Captioned 
#15442/0635   41 minutes 2011  $169.95 *CC 

Looking for expert advice to dress your best with flattering clothing styles for all body types? Join wardrobe stylist and personal shopper Carly Gatzlaff as she takes viewers through the basics of dressing for your body type by creating a flattering, put-together look that is uniquely you.

This program is a compilation of video segments that cover a variety of hints and tips for both women and men to dress and look your best, including:
*Dressing for your body type
*Using color and pattern
*Accessorizing your look
*Clothing quality
*Shopping strategies

*Closed Captioned
#15438/1290   20 minutes 2013  $79.95  Grades 7 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 

Visit a wide range of farmers and entomology farm advisors who are implementing tactics that enhance a farm's biological diversity. See how sustainable agriculture is efficient in the use of natural resources, ecologically sound and economical. Explore the farm-estuary connection- see how farmers are reducing soil loss and improving waterways. Learn about sustainable systems, or loops in the natural world.

Learn how to: improve soil fertility and nutrient cycling, maintain biological diversity, implement effective cover crops and trap crops, integrate farm animals, add compost to the soil, mulch, reduce soil erosion and enhance soil structure by utilizing various conservation tillage techniques, manage pests, develop useful crop rotations, and much more. Visit numerous locations and hear from five farmers who have successfully made the transition. 30 minutes

Visit a wide range of farmers and entomology farm advisors who are implementing tactics that enhance a farm's biological diversity; enrich its soil fertility, drainage and tilth; achieve biological weed and insect pest management and reduce the need for agricultural chemicals. See how cover crops are used to manage weeds and improve the soil’s structure and fertility. Find out how to utilize and time certain cover crops to help attract the specific predators which help control pest insects. See how to implement insectary crops, trap crops, mowing and tillage of cover crops, inter-cropping and habitat strips. You’ll then see how to utilize weeds, roadside and insectary plantings, windrows and hedgerows to bring even more biological diversity to the farm. 27 minutes

This program defines what a watershed is and shows how it's connected with a series of creeks and waterways to an estuary or bay. Visit five farmers who are successfully reducing soil loss on their farms and ranches. Explore how cover crops, intensive grazing, creek buffer strips, and other techniques help lengthen the life on an estuary by reducing silation of the creeks. Students see how this slows the sedimentation process of an estuary in the farmer's watershed. 22 minutes

This program defines sustainability and then explores how sustainable systems, or loops, work in the natural world. Examine the elements of sustainable environments including: diversity, interdependence, the ability to adapt or evolve and how resources are utilized. This is followed by examples of how this understanding can lead to solutions in the design and implementation of the built environment. With interesting interviews and a wide variety of locations, you'll see how sustainability can be applied to agriculture, transportations systems, buildings and landscapes, life-styles and work. This is ideal to introduce students to the understanding and importance of working towards sustainability with an interdisciplinary approach. 33 minutes 
#15430/1884  2004  $398.95 

THE INTERCULTURAL CLASSROOM addresses the increasingly diverse environment of educational institutions. Educators, trainers, and managers have made this unique program an essential tool in meeting the challenges posed by organizational diversity. Corporate trainers have successfully used the video as a metaphor for exploring leadership and management issues in the workplace. Participants have found that the material facilitates provocative discussions, bridges communication gaps, resolves conflict, and expands perspectives.

In part one, a docu-drama, cultures collide in the classroom. Neither the students nor the professor can negotiate the diverse classroom environment; they perceive differences as deficiencies, rather than as wellsprings of cultural variation. Instead of addressing the historical and personal experiences of class members and their accompanying expectations about learning, the class devolves into frustration and conflict. The professor and U.S. students become annoyed and often combative, while many of the international students withdraw in discouragement.

Part two provides an analysis of the incident: the communication patterns, learning styles, and negative perceptions that led to conflict. Teams of experts provide insightful comments on the behaviors and values expressed in the classroom. The two-part video program comes with a comprehensive instructional guide and an extensive bibliography. 
#15425/0937  2002  $259.95 

This program is loaded with information on the many organisms which make up the soils environment. From easily visible earthworms to microscopic bacteria, discover valuable information on the roles and interactions of the soil's flora and fauna. See how soil biology relates to soil horizons, porosity, water holding capacity and other physical properties of soil.

While soil fertility is often measured by a soil's chemical, mineral and organic matter content, new research is presented on how the many species of mesofauna can be extracted from the soil and then used as indicators of soil fertility. Examine soil pests as well as beneficial life forms found in the soil. Also see human attitudes towards soil organisms and learn how opinions can develop which are not always based on science. Clear narration, effective use of graphics and fascinating microphotography bring into focus the many life forms in the soil of our farms and landscapes. 
#15421/1884   24 minutes 2002  $159.95 

"If a healthy soil is full of death, it is also full of life: worms, fungi, microorganisms of all kinds ... Given only the health of the soil, nothing that dies is dead for very long."
- Wendell Berry, The Unsettling of America

A comprehensive instruction to the science and ecology of composting. Start with an overview of the many organisms which make up the soil environment. Explore the wide array of micro and macro-organisms which work to break down organic matter. Learn how to design, implement, and operate effective compost systems.

*The set comes in one DVD case with 2 discs inside - one disc has the 2 composting programs and the other has the Soil Biology program.

Part 1 - THE SCIENCE OF BIOLOGICAL DECOMPOSITION: Effective Composting Methods
Start on the microscopic level to see the wide array of micro and macro-organisms which break down organic matter. See how to create compost and explore its water and nutrient holding capacity. Learn the basics of aerobic hot composting & how to create a good C:C (brown:green) ratio when layering. Also, see how to implement proper watering rates and how to use a thermometer to determine the pile's mesophyllic/thermophilic cycle. This shows when to turn the pile or windrow. Other methods shown include sheet, pit and worm composting. This program is very popular for teaching what compost is and how it can be effectively produced. 33 minutes.
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See how to design, implement and operate effective compost systems. Visit a renowned agricultural compost operator, a worm farm operator, a landscape manager who composts all of the organic matter at a golf and town home retirement community, a yard waste recycling specialist who coordinates a city-wide compost system, a landfill manager who runs a huge windrow operation, and a university compost manager who integrates food waste, yard waste and farm waste. DVD 33 minutes

This program is loaded with information on the many organisms which make up the soils environment. From easily visible earthworms to microscopic bacteria, discover valuable information on the roles and interactions of the soil's flora and fauna. See how soil biology relates to soil horizons, porosity, water holding capacity and other physical properties of soil. While soil fertility is often measured by a soil's chemical, mineral and organic matter content, new research is presented on how the many species of mesofauna can be extracted from the soil and then used as indicators of soil fertility. Examine soil pests as well as beneficial life forms found in the soil. Also see human attitudes towards soil organisms and learn how opinions can develop which are not always based on science. Clear narration, effective use of graphics and fascinating microphotography bring into focus the many life forms in the soil of our farms and landscapes. Part 1 - 24 minutes, Part 2 - 26 minutes
*Click here to VIEW CLIP 
#15420/1884  2004  $349.95 

*Winner! TELLY AWARD (Outstanding Educational Videos)
Understanding the physical properties of soil leads to better informed management decisions by many people including farmers, landscapers, civil engineers, architects, land use planners and resource specialists. By knowing the properties of our soils we can make better decisions about its use and conservation. This video covers the physical properties of soil texture, structure, water, slope, depth and color. Viewers learn how soil is formed as we explore the five soil forming factors of climate, organisms, parent materials, topography and time. Types of rocks and how they are formed are covered. Beautiful videography and relevant examples make this video a pleasure to watch as students learn about the properties of soil. 
#15419/1884   24 minutes 2002  $139.95 

This program is an effective balance of technique and application. This video delivers information in a logical sequence, and forms a functional foundation to approach any pruning job. The topics covered include: why and how plants respond to pruning; proper tool selection and use; why and when you should prune; and pruning for desired results. With beautiful and varied shot locations, see how to apply these pruning principles in ornamental trees, informal and formal hedges, roses, conifers, flowering shrubs and more. 
#15415/1884   27 minutes 2000  $119.95 

Finally, an easy-to-use resource that guides students along the entire process of writing a great research paper! This ten-part series is your step-by-step guide to constructing a paper that’s technically correct, refreshingly original, and truly compelling!

With this user-friendly series, you can: recognize the value of true scholarship; master essential research techniques; dramatically improve your writing; and keep yourself motivated, productive, and relaxed throughout the entire process.

In the 10 volumes of this series, you’ll discover the secrets of:
*Sizing up the assignment and focusing your research
*Making the most of your time and effort at the library
*Using search engines like a computer whiz, so you can find information fast
*Avoiding inadvertent plagiarism and other common scholarship mistakes
*Taking notes that will help you remember key details and put them to effective use
*Presenting your ideas cogently, so your paper sounds well-reasoned and convincing
*Drafting an outline and a promising first draft
*Incorporating quotations into your own writing, naturally and gracefully
*Mastering style guides like Chicago, APA, and MLA
*What it takes to earn a higher grade
and much, much more!

Best of all, the strategies you’ll learn will apply to any research paper assignment - in high school, college, graduate school, and beyond - in English... history... psychology... sociology... education... political science... economics... business... science... the arts... you name it!

Now students can transcend those disorganized jumbles of rehashed quotes and unfocused writing: they can learn to form a thesis, develop logical arguments, analyze and cite sources, and actually write a great research paper!

NOTE: The 10 DVDs in this series make ideal self-study aids (perfect for circulation by school, college, and public libraries and writing centers). They’re also the ultimate resources for educators (teachers, professors, administrators, etc.) who wish to further their own professional development, provide in-service training for their staff members, improve their command of modern research techniques, or supplement and enhance their classroom lessons.

#15410/2110  2006  $599.95 *Streaming available 

FISH OUT OF WATER is APTN's hit documentary series featuring host Don Kelly, as he journeys back to traditional native lands to discover the origins of his heritage. Through a series of misadventures, Don is pushed to his limits and re-connects with his roots and spiritual values. Don is our "Fish Out of Water". As a young, modern, First Nations Ojibway professional during the day, Don works as a successful executive for a national organization. By night he is a stand up comedian. Yet this super suave comedic genius must go back to the land to face his greatest challenges - by learning from his Elders.

There are six 24-minute programs::

Don Kelly and Dawn Dumont meet with members of the Sunchild First Nation in north-western Alberta to learn about this horse riding and duck hunting culture. Learning to be stealthy, however, proves to be a challenge for one of our D’s.
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Don Kelly and Dawn Dumont journey to Wabamun Lake near Calgary, Alberta to learn of the traditional native healing medicines found in the forests. From traditional teas to healing poultices, Don and Dawn are passed down a few of the secrets of traditional medicines.

3. BEARDY FIRST NATION (Saskatchewan)
Don Kelly and Dawn Dumont join our guides with the Saskatchewan Resource Rangers to learn some skills on how to survive out on the prairies. It is the final challenge of being stalked by a couple of native cowboys, however, that has our duo sweating.

Don Kelly and Dawn Dumont head to central Saskatchewan to learn the importance of the Saskatoon berry bush and to learn a traditional gambling game. In addition to learning about an old native prediction, Don and Dawn must see how well they would survive if the native prediction comes true.

Don Kelly and Dawn Dumont visit Fort William Historical Park in Thunder Bay, ON to re-live the late 1800’s lifestyle of the Cree trader
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6. FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION (Thunder Bay, Ontario)
Don Kelly and Dawn Dumont are invited by the Fort William First Nation reserve to see why Mt. McKay and Lake Superior had such a big influence on the lives of this First Nations culture.
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#15405/0973  2013  $599.95 *Streaming available 

This completely new course is designed for drivers who have experienced driving in today’s traffic environments with the objective of improving the ability to observe and respond safely to potential collision-producing situations. *Includes Leader Guide

Course content includes:
*Pre-Trip Safety Issues
*Critical Elements
*Coaching Reminder Points
*Special Conditions
*Situational Driving Considerations
*Reporting Procedures
*Sign Recognition

New Content Includes:
*SCC Safe Driving Methodology
*Move Over Law
*Following Distance Recommendations
*Idling Considerations
*Handling Toll Areas

Written test, observation checklist, registration form and video presentation. Fully scripted guide includes wide margins to allow for instructor’s notes and customization.

ALL NEW PARTICIPANT RESPONSE BOOK 32 pages (sold separately) includes:
Pre-Trip Safety Issues
Critical Elements
Coaching Reminder Points
Special Conditions
Situational Driving
Sign Recognition
Collision Reporting Procedures
Course Completion Certificate 
#15402/0670  2009  $399.95 *Streaming available 

This fascinating documentary introduces the previously untold story of the forgotten fliers of the Second World War: women pilots from Britain, the United States, Russia, and Germany. These pilots risked everything for their countries and pioneered the way for others at a time when flying was the sole prerogative of men. Because of widespread skepticism, they had to prove their worth and their ability to do a "man’s" job. With unique archival footage and present-day interviews with the pilots themselves, this inspiring film offers unique insight into the experiences of the thousands of courageous women who have been "written out" of the history books. 
#15387/0635   52 minutes 2012  $169.95 

Kalmar, a small town in the south of Sweden, is in dire need of an economic boost. In the face of unemployment and a dwindling population, local authorities signed an agreement with ambitious Chinese businessman Luo Jingxing to set up a commercial center in Kalmar. This amusing and relevant film shows the problems that emerge when the tigers of the developing world try to expand into Europe, and the realities of idealized globalization projects that may not always unfold as planned.

The inhabitants of Kalmar prepare happily to receive their new neighbors, but cultural differences soon rise to the forefront. The strict Swedish Health and Safety Inspectorate clashes forcefully with the Chinese desire to complete the work quickly. The Chinese workers aim to begin work without permits and balk at being asked to work with proper shoes. The venture, which pits Chinese raw capitalism against Swedish bureaucracy, ultimately leads to a failed project, the loss of money, and negative consequences for both parties. In the end, the harsh reality of the cultural clash defeated this vision of globalization.

"A revealing and significant examination of what happens when two cultures try to execute a contemporary globalized economic plan. . . The film is highly recommended for illustrating the real nature of 21st century globalization and its discontents."
David Eller, Anthropology Review Database 
#15382/0605   52 minutes 2011  $299.95 

Catch a glimpse into a variety of careers that work directly with the growth and development of children. Viewers discover the benefits and challenges of working with children through personal interviews of people working in various child development careers, including:
- Storyteller and Children's Librarian
- Pediatrician
- YWCA Director
-Montessori School Administrator
-Pediatric Occupational Therapist
-Speech Pathologist

*Closed captioned 
#15381/1290   21 minutes 2013  $79.95  Grades 6 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 

Cooking and baking are perfect examples of math used in everyday life. Join Chef Dave Christopherson as he takes a closer look at practical applications of math at the grocery store and in the kitchen. Basic math skills are used to determine recipe costs, converting recipes, determining timing, and more.

Kitchen and math concepts presented in 8 short video segments include:
- Reading a recipe (2:50)
- Measuring techniques (3:43)
- Kitchen equivalents (3:37)
- Timing a meal (2:47)
- Estimation of amounts and recipe costs (4:50)
- Unit price (7:39)
- Recipe conversion (3:35)
- English to metric conversion (2:53)

*Closed Captioned
#15379/1290   32 minutes 2013  $49.95  Grades 6 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 

Traditional foods are at risk of disappearing forever, as a speed-obsessed world turns increasingly to fast foods. To counter this trend, there is an international gastro-economic movement known as Slow Food. Its aim is to protect traditional culture, the environment and biodiversity by encouraging regional food production. The movement is now active in 45 countries.

This film travels around the globe to record this phenomenon. Italy is the home of the Slow Food movement and there is a revival of growing such regional foods as Bronte pistachios, Sorrento lemons and the original Neopolitan tomatoes. Towns, like Orvieto, have declared themselves to be "slow cities," free of fast food outlets, neon and noise.

In Mexico indigenous farming communities have revived ancient ways, cultivating vanilla beans and the nutritious amaranth. In Australia there is an increasing interest in Aboriginal knowledge of native "bush tucker" and a school program reconnects children to the land and its riches. The Botanical Ark in Queensland grows endangered food from all over the world, saving plants from extinction. Beautifully photographed, Slow Food Revolution is a celebration of the sustainability, seasonality and quality of the earth's bounty.

"In a sense the Slow Food Movement is the antithesis of globalization and genetically modified foods - those forces that try to make the world uniform and flat. Highly Recommended" Janis Tyhurst, Reference Librarian, George Fox University, for EMRO

#15357/0605   52 minutes 2006  $295 

Arctic sea ice, which forms a plate of roughly the size of Europe, is disappearing. THE TIPPING POINTtakes viewers on a trip to an ice breaker, through the fabled Northwest Passage in the company of scientists to see how polar bears, seals, and arctic birds are struggling to adapt to rising temperature and shrinking terrain.

But beyond these concerns for the wildlife, the melting ice caps may also have an effect on human life. Expert interviews explain how thawing permafrost will release methane into the atmosphere, forming an unstable bomb-like explosive, and how carbon released from the permafrost will further heat the atmosphere, advancing global warming. Immediate extreme weather caused by melting sea ice is expected to bring violent storms and cyclones to some regions and severe droughts to others.

The film goes on to explore the political and economic implications of the Canadian Coast Guard prediction that the Northwest Passage will soon be entirely thawed. With vast oil and mineral reserves locked beneath the melting ice and several Arctic shipping routes, including one across the North Pole, being seriously considered, will the scramble for strategic advantage lead the major arctic powers - including Norway, Russian, Canada, Denmark, and the United States - to war?

*Closed Captioned upon request

"Does a good job describing how natural systems are interconnected with each other and with financial and political systems." Science Books & Films

#15356/0605   45 minutes 2009  $299.95 

Meet the most dynamic artists of our time - direct, accessible, and unfiltered - in the award-winning documentary series ART IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY. Unparalleled in its access to today’s artists, this unique series invites viewers into artists’ studios, homes and communities to provide an intimate view of their lives, creative processes, and sources of inspiration. These 24 one-hour programs present groundbreaking artists of the new century speaking in their own words about how, why, and what they create. Compelling and thought-provoking, ART IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY takes viewers behind the scenes - and beyond the museum or gallery experience - to reveal how contemporary art can change how we see the world around us.

#15355/1725  2012  $139.95 *CC 

Whether it happens in person, by telephone, or online, good customer service is vital. In fact, it’s just as important as advertising or product quality in building a company’s reputation and it can decide, ultimately, whether or not that company will survive. This three-part series illustrates best practices for delivering effective customer service, focusing on what an individual employee can and should do to improve his or her attitudes and behavior toward the customer. Each episode features dramatizations that help to illustrate real-world lessons, while easy-to-read text summaries follow each segment, enabling viewers to further consider and discuss concepts.

*Viewable/printable educational materials are available.

There are three 20-minute programs in the series:

One shopper wants a price quote, another needs something that’s shelved too high. Two more customers are waiting for items from storage, and there’s a huge line forming at the front counter. It’s another crazy day in customer service - a department that can make or break a brick-and-mortar business. Whether you’re working the sales floor, waiting tables, or running a cash register, you’ve got to emphasize the "service" in customer service, thereby ensuring a loyal and ever-expanding base of patrons. This video shows employees how to achieve that goal, using lively animation, no-nonsense explanations, and clear, entertaining dramatizations. Topics include creating a good first impression, developing a professional and outgoing attitude, following customer service procedures in a logical manner, and handling conflict calmly, confidentially, and respectfully.

We’ve all experienced it - the frustration of dealing with a company or organization over the telephone. Being put on hold or transferred again and again, often without finding an answer or solution, is enough to drive anyone crazy. Now, switch places - imagine you’re being paid to help customers by phone. What can you do to ease their aggravation, address their queries, and solve their problems? If a conflict emerges, how will you untangle it without the benefit of face-to-face interaction? This video provides answers to those questions, guiding trainees with simple dramatizations, concise explanations, and hip animation. Offering an overview of the basic components of a telephone support system, the video emphasizes the importance of active listening, documentation, and multitasking, while helping viewers recognize the communication barriers inherent in telephone technology.
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Helping people via the Internet might sound easy, but in fact, many customers expect more from a digital interface than they do from in-person or telephone venues. And because folks can take their business elsewhere with one swift click or keystroke, competition for online customers is fierce; anyone tasked with keeping them happy is on the front line of a company’s battle to succeed. Using eye-catching animation, down-to-earth explanations, and illustrative chat excerpts, this video presents the best ways to assist customers who sign in rather than stroll in. Topics include the basic parameters, functions, and fine points of live chat, which enables a trainee become the "voice" of his or her company; the ways in which social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter can play a role in effective customer service; the importance of e-mail etiquette; and the methods by which a service representative should deal with online behavior that becomes upsetting or offensive.
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#15350/0635  2012  $279.95 *CC 

Interweaving past and present and combining fabulous archival film and photographs with current documentary footage, The Lacandon Maya tells the story of an isolated community catapulted into civilization within the space of one generation.

In 1960 Collin Hanney, an explorer, discovered an isolated group of Mayan Indians who 400 years earlier had fled into the Mexican jungle to escape the Spanish invasion. His discovery thrust the Indians into the modern world. Now Hanney's widow returns to the group to see how they have fared and to show them the photos and films Hanney shot when he first encountered them.

The film combines the widow's pilgrimage with the story of one of the sons of a Mayan wise man encountered by Hanney, who pays homage to his father. We learn how the tribe has struggled to keep their culture and language alive, and how they are combating the exploitation of their raw materials and the influx of outsiders. Besides these challenges there is also the effect of access to education and technology on the younger generation.

The film provides insight into the history and mythology of the Lacandon, whose stories even foretold the impact of the destruction of the rain forest on the whole world. It eloquently captures the conflicting values of ancient civilizations and the modern world.

"The film affectionately examines the work of Collin Hanney and the contemporary lives of the Lacandon Maya of southern Mexico. Suitable for high school classes and for college courses in cultural anthropology, anthropology of endangered peoples, anthropology of photography/visual anthropology, and Central American studies, as well as general audiences."
Jack David Eller, Anthroplogy Review Database 
#15349/0605   47 minutes 2007  $225 

Renowned energy expert Michael T. Klare provides an invaluable account of the new and increasingly dangerous competition for the world's dwindling natural resources. Arguing that the world is facing an unprecedented crisis of resource depletion - one that goes beyond "peak oil" to encompass shortages of coal and uranium, copper and lithium, water, and arable land - Klare shows how the desperate hunt for raw materials is forcing governments and corporations to stake their claim in ever more dangerous and remote areas that present grave political and environmental risks. Citing mounting tensions between the U.S. and China over control of resources in the Asia-Pacific region, volatile local border disputes that raise the likelihood of military confrontation, and the destructive environmental consequences of tar sands oil extraction and fracking, Klare argues that we need to radically alter our consumption patterns and build alternative energy systems before it's too late.

#15338/0685   40 minutes 2013  $249.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Economist and bestselling author Juliet Schor offers a refreshingly clear analysis of the ecological and social costs of mass consumerism, and a passionate call to arms for radically rethinking our relationship to consumer goods. Citing new developments in economic theory, social analysis, and ecological design, and real-world examples of people and places putting these cutting-edge ideas into practice, Schor makes a compelling case that preserving dwindling natural resources and fostering economic security will require replacing old modes of debt-financed growth with a new paradigm of sustainability that is less about scarcity and sacrifice than about new forms of plentitude. Along the way, she points to the growing number of new lifestyles and social forms emerging across the country and around the world that are replacing the dead-end, work-and-spend cycle with the abundant and infinitely renewable resources of time, creativity, and community.
#15337/0685   46 minutes 2013  $249.95  Grades 9 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 

Cultural historian and Nation magazine writer Dave Zirin, whose influential blog and bestselling books have offered searing insights into the politics of American sports, turns his attention to race in this fascinating conversation with MEF executive director Sut Jhally. Jhally, a Communication scholar whose own work has sought to clarify how popular culture conditions racial attitudes, engages Zirin in a penetrating discussion about how sports have served as a key site of struggle over racial meaning and racial equality. Focusing on how sports culture has both reproduced, and contested, the wider culture's dominant ideas about race and racial difference, Zirin and Jhally give special attention to how the visibility and success of athletes of color have affected traditional notions of whiteness, white male authority, and cultural ideals of masculinity.

A vital companion piece to MEF's bestselling films NOT JUST A GAME and TIM WISE: On White Privilege.

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#15334/0685   67 minutes 2012  $249.95  Grades 9 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 

Distinguished historian John H. Bracey Jr. offers a provocative analysis of the devastating economic, political, and social effects of racism on white Americans. In a departure from analyses of racism that have focused primarily on white power and privilege, Bracey trains his focus on the high price that white people, especially working class whites, have paid for more than two centuries of divisive race-based policies and attitudes. Whether he's discussing the pivotal role slavery played in the war for independence, the two million white Americans who died in a civil war fought over the question of slavery, or how business owners took advantage of the segregation of America's first labor unions and used low-wage, non-unionized black workers to undercut the bargaining power of white workers, Bracey's central point is that failing to acknowledge the centrality of race, and racism, to the American project not only minimizes the suffering of black people, but also blinds us to how white people have been harmed as well.
#15333/0685   52 minutes 2013  $249.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Imagine that a single voice carries as much weight as the CEO of Goldman Sachs.

In this gripping first-hand account of the Occupy Wall Street movement, filmmaker and former high school teacher Dennis Trainor Jr. takes an inside look at how a New York-based protest against corporate greed and economic inequality in the autumn of 2011 sparked a full-scale street revolution that continues to send shock waves through the American political system.

Trainor weaves commentary from organizers, activists, and leading progressive thinkers with riveting street-level dispatches from New York's Zuccotti Park, Washington DC, and beyond. The result is a passionate and clear-eyed look at a movement founded on the core belief that the American political and economic system should "place human need above corporate greed" and do something about growing inequality.

Narrated by Trainor, the documentary features filmmaker Michael Moore, Dr. Cornel West (Princeton University), comic/author/activist Lee Camp, journalists Nathan Schneider (Harper's, The Nation), Naomi Klein (The Nation) and more.

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#15332/0685   58 minutes 2012  $249.95  Grades 9 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 

LEARNING AND MIND is Howard Gardner’s all new three DVD series - for educators and policymakers. Decades of research culminate in his definitive treatise on the current state of MI (Multiple Intelligences) theory, what we know about learning and ‘understanding’, and which intellectual capacities will matter most in a rapidly changing world. Gardner takes your students on an epic journey from the cognitive revolution of the 1950’s to today’s revolutions in biology, technology, lifelong learning and globalization. On this sweeping canvas, he demonstrates what intelligence is (and isn’t), what ‘disciplinary understanding’ is (and how to achieve it), and how rapidly changing economic, technological and ethical contexts will frame the big questions of tomorrow.
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1. Intelligence & Intelligences
2. MI Theory Now
3. Claims & Implications
4. MI: myths & reality
5. The Assessment Question
6. Intelligences & the Future

In this all-new presentation, Gardner brings us current on MI theory. From evolutionary psychology and genetics, to anthropology and the study of ‘special populations’, he reveals the 8 intelligences identified by MI theory - and the empirical criteria used to identify them. Using a ‘computational’ model, Gardner illustrates how we all possess varying combinations of these ‘8 computers’, and what this means for ‘individuation’ and ‘pluralization’. Gardner then demonstrates how intelligence is both heritable and developable - while looking at ways we can nurture multiple intelligences. Here, he illustrates the relationship between ‘intelligence’, sensory systems, and learning styles - and reveals why there can be no singular MI approach. Turning to the ‘assessment question’ Gardner now suggests how to best assess the intelligences and for what purpose. Finally, Gardner wills us to consider the ethical dimension: "Intelligence for what?"

1. Disciplines & Performances
2. Developing ‘Understanding’
3. The Disciplined Mind
4. MI meets Understanding
5. Challenging the Unschooled Mind
6. Understanding in the Digital Age

Gardner argues that a principle goal of developing the human mind must be ‘disciplinary understanding’. Dismissing trivial notions that have to do with memorization’, Gardner reveals why ‘understanding’ must mean the ability to flexibly apply disciplinary knowledge and skills to new situations or problems.
At the same time, he illustrates how intuitive theories of the ‘unschooled mind’ make disciplinary understanding both counter-intuitive and difficult to develop - from the sciences and math, to the arts and humanities. Toward reaching the goal of "key understandings" across the academic, artistic, and even moral domains, Gardner demonstrates the four necessary components of educating for understanding. In turn, he proposes how MI can yield ‘multiple entry points’ to the mastery of skills and concepts. Using vivid images, he illustrates why only ‘deep immersion’, not the accumulation of facts, will get us to "understanding". Looking to the future, Gardner argues that globalization and the digital revolution will demand even more challenging ‘interdisciplinary thinking’ along with new models of ‘synthesis’ to cope with unprecedented amounts of information.

1. Megatrends
2. Five Minds
3. The ‘Triple Helix’ of Good Work
4. The Educator’s Solution
5. Minds in a Digital Age

Four "megatrends" are changing our world and the nature of learning. Globalization interconnects every aspect of our lives. The biological revolution in brain science and genomics is uncovering differences and universals that will affect how we teach and learn. From Wikipedia and social media to online education, the technological revolution poses new questions about how much education should take place in the digital world and on smart devices. Lifelong-learning is both a revolution and an economic necessity which is outmoding idea of circumscribed ‘K-12’ schooling. In the context of these accelerating megatrends, Gardner reveals ‘five minds for the future’ - the intellectual and relational capacities that will be required tomorrow. Then, using his ‘triple helix of good work’, he passionately demonstrates why intelligence and learning can’t be abstracted from big questions about ‘what kind of world we want?’ or ‘what makes a good person?’ As every area of life is subsumed by market forces, Gardner highlights the goals, obstacles, and ethical dilemmas which will confront every profession and domain. Challenging us with the ‘figure ground’ struggle in education, Gardner asks if our focus will be on test scores and rankings, or the kinds of individuals and societies we want to foster.
#15325/0920  2013  $599.95 *Streaming available 

A remote, bleak speck of rock in the middle of the Pacific, Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, has mystified the world ever since the first Europeans arrived in 1722. How and why did the ancient islanders build and move nearly 900 giant statues or moai, weighing up to 86 tons? And how did they transform a presumed paradise into a treeless wasteland, bringing ruin upon their island and themselves? NOVA explores controversial recent claims that challenge decades of previous thinking about the islanders, who have been accused of everything from ecocide to cannibalism. Among the radical new theories is that the islanders used ropes to "walk" the statues upright, like moving a fridge. With the help of an accurate 15-ton replica statue, a NOVA team sets out to test this high-risk, seemingly unlikely theory - serving up plenty of action and surprises in this fresh investigation of one of the ancient world’s most intriguing enigmas 
#15322/1725   60 minutes 2013  $79.95 *CC 

"Highly Recommended. Anyone and everyone involved with information would find this video highly interesting." Educational Media Reviews

An examination of the tremendous influence Google has on the corporate world and culture at large.

The number of businesses - large, small and start-ups - using Google's services continues to skyrocket. Through interviews with advertising executives, explains how Google’s Search Engine Marketing service has enabled countless companies to increase their advertising power and boost sales. They explain why and how they alter their marketing plans in order to raise their rankings, and describe the ramifications of failing to land within a results page’s first five entries.

The film also visits Google's colorful corporate headquarters, where several employees, including CEO Eric Schmidt, discuss the innovative programs they’ve developed, including Google Search, Google News, and Google Books. It also explores those who question Google's extensive reach, and chronicles the growing concern about the amount of revealing information available on the Web. 
#15319/0605   49 minutes 2008  $199.95 *Streaming available 

This two-part documentary (CREATIVITY and THE ART OF CONNECTION) explores the vital role of the arts in human development across a lifetime. Shares stories of how music, dance, painting, poetry, and theater markedly improve well-being at both ends of life, and reveals the cutting-edge science behind this positive impact.

Showcasing some of the nation's most innovative and successful arts programs, plus the work of leading American educators and scientists, ARTS AND THE MIND illuminates:
- How the arts can improve children's school performance as well as keep our brains agile and sharp into old age.
- How teenagers find meaning and hope through poetry at Los Angeles' renowned Get Lit program.
- Why a leading Alzheimer's researcher advises that dance is the single most effective way to ward off dementia.
- How the arts help to heal children in hospitals and veterans with PTSD.

*Sub-titles in English
#15313/1725   120 minutes 2012  $99.95 *CC 

Like it or not, on the job, appearance matters! But what's the right look for YOUR workplace? Or your NEXT one? Learn about the four levels of business dress, tips on accessories and grooming, and how to build an affordable wardrobe. *Sub-titles

#15312/1120   17 minutes 2013  $99.95  Grades 7 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 

Get a practical but in-depth view of color in action! Viewers examine graphic and interior design, paintings, and other media to learn:
*the science behind color
*color systems for different media
*popular color schemes
*color wheel relationships
*to create tints, shades and tones by altering hue value and intensity
*how to create color combinations that evoke different responses 
#15311/1120   26 minutes 2013  $109.95  Grades 7 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 

So, Earth. It’s where we humans live. In fact, it’s the only planet known to support life. But what makes Earth capable of supporting life? How exactly does the planet function? This video series addresses these questions by investigating Earth’s place in the universe, its formation as a planet, and its relationship with the sun. Systems thinking and conservation are touched upon as we explore Earth as an energetic, dynamic, and recycling planet.

Each program in this series is 26 minutes - detailed descriptions of each program are available:
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These Standard Deviants Teaching Systems are simply the most effective method for students to learn and for teachers to teach. This educational programming is optimized for classroom use. Each module is a topic-based video that contains the digital workbook including teacher’s guides, classroom notes, quizzes, games, and graphic organizers.
#15305/0433  2012  $359.95  Grades 6 to 8 *Streaming available 

Are we really in control of our own thoughts? In this documentary, filmmaker Jason Brett Serle travels from the mall to the mountains to expose just how powerful the subliminal messages of advertising, politicians, and mass media really are. Arguing that "we don’t perceive what’s there, we change what we perceive, and we perceive what’s not there", Serle simplifies complex neurological theories with the help of his young son, then explains how neuro-linguistic programming can help provide psychological independence.

*Contains mature themes and explicit imagery. 
#15288/0635   47 minutes 2012  $169.95 

After centuries of Western domination, the waterways of the Middle East are now being contested in unprecedented ways. Pirates are roaming sea lanes. Local powers are threatening chokepoints. And the people are rising up to bring their authoritarian rulers down. With no simple solutions for maintaining control of oil flows, the West is facing a crucial decision. Already weakened by extended military interventions, faltering economies, and strained global partnerships, the US and Europe must decide whether violent intervention or benevolent passivity is the best course of action.

Canadian filmmaker Alexandre Trudeau's fascinating documentary charts these turbulent waters to show how the logic of empire is being tested by a rapidly changing Middle East. With fresh-from-the-ground footage and testimony from experts and actors in the region, the film zeroes in on how disparate events occurring on land in such places as Iran, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Yemen, and at sea in the Gulf of Aden, the Persian Gulf, and the Red Sea, are all part of the same story -- a story about conflict, change, and competing global interests in one of the most strategic and volatile regions of the world. 
#15287/0685   54 minutes 2012  $249.95 *Streaming available 

Have you ever wondered what’s going on inside your pet’s mind? Find out how a beehive resembles a human brain and whether your dog is really feeling guilty when it gives you that famous "guilty look".
#15286/1725   60 minutes 2012  $79.95 *CC 

What are the scientific secrets behind your favorite foods? David Pogue ventures into labs and kitchens to uncover the hidden truths behind the flavors and textures we take for granted every day.

With help from food scientists and the staff of America's Test Kitchen, we will reveal the physics, chemistry, and biology that go into making the perfect Thanksgiving dinner.

Why are humans the only animals who cook? Could cooking have played a major role in human evolution and helped build our brains? David explores this controversial theory and meets scientists studying the biology of digestion with the help of some surprising creatures.

Why are some foods delectable, while others disgusting? Not only is our perception of taste far more complex than we imagine, but once you master the secrets of flavor, our taste buds can be easily fooled. We explore the neuroscience of taste to discover how "flavor makers" perform tricks on our senses.

Nathan Myhrvold, the former chief technology officer of Microsoft, and a team of chefs are using advanced lab equipment to cook up dishes that look and taste like nothing else, revealing in dazzling visual detail the physical and chemical changes that take place in food as it cooks.
#15285/1725   60 minutes 2012  $79.95 *CC 

Scientists have struggled for centuries to pinpoint the qualities that distinguish humans from the millions of other animal species with which we share the vast majority of our DNA. Now, we explore those traits once thought to be uniquely human to discover their evolutionary roots.

#15284/1725   60 minutes 2012  $79.95 *CC 

FRONTLINE travels to Alaska to probe the fault lines of a growing battle between those who depend on the Bristol Bay region of southwest Alaska, home to the last great wild Sockeye salmon fishery in the world for a living, the mining companies who are pushing to extract enormous amounts of mineral deposits, estimated to be worth some $300 billion, and the political framework that will ultimately decide the outcome.
#15283/1725   30 minutes 2012  $79.95 *CC 

A complete set of videos enhanced with interactive graphics, animations, and questions that can easily be used by your students as a homework solution, study guide, or supplemental online classroom instruction to meet the needs of a mandatory hybrid requirement for your class.These interactive videos allow your students to better connect with the subject matter while fulfilling instructor requirements for electronic learning material.

Single-Phase Transformers.
DC Machines.
Single-Phase Motors, Part 1.
Single-Phase Motors, Part 2. 
#15280/0430  2011  $1,019.95 

The intricacies and variations of three-phase electrical circuits are explained in this set of four programs enhanced with interactive graphics, animations, and questions that can easily be used by your students as a homework solution, study guide, or supplemental online classroom instruction to meet the needs of a mandatory hybrid requirement for your class. These interactive videos allow your students to better connect with the subject matter while fulfilling instructor requirements for electronic learning material.
*the blend of theory, formulas, and entertaining historical information captivates viewers, stimulating interest in the study of electric motors, generators, and transformers
*objectives, pre- and post-tests (with answers), applied academic questions, and discussion questions are included in the accompanying Instructor's Manual, reducing prep time
*run-time of approximately 20 minutes per program makes it easy to integrate these videos into any education or professional training program
#15279/0430  2011  $1,019.95 

Where is the best place to spend an advertising budget? Though newspaper circulation is falling, most adults still read the paper, while the popularity of print magazines is increasing, and readership of online media has exploded. This program explains different types of print and digital media formats and the benefits of advertising in each. The relative cost of placing classified and display ads in daily, weekly, and shopper newspapers is compared, along with the marketing difference between buying space in general interest, special interest, regional, and B2B magazines. Online coupons and other advantages of advertising on Web sites is also covered.

#15276/0495   21 minutes 2011  $129.95 *CC 

Chemistry has an impact on every aspect of our daily lives. The most important chemistry reference is the Periodic Table of the Elements. By providing a logical, mathematical method of organization, the table has become a critical tool for students, teachers and scientists around the globe. This program explores the discoveries that led up to the organization of the periodic table and how it is presently organized. It introduces and explores several elements (Hydrogen and Titanium) and their effect on our daily lives and the environments in which they occur. 
#15269/2003   12 minutes 2012  $79.95  Grades 6 to 12 *Streaming available 

The energy demands and rising cost of oil have encouraged scientists and engineers to develop renewable energy alternatives. Biofuels are renewable energy sources from organic materials such as plants or animals that are directly converted into liquid fuels. The two most common biofuels in use today are ethanol and biodiesel. Engineered biofuels, such as ethanol and biodiesel that are made from starches, sugars and cellulose are already in use as blending agents and additives that greatly reduce vehicle emissions. Algae as a bio-fuel has become more common because it is easy to harvest and these single celled photosynthetic organisms are known for their rapid growth and high energy content. 
#15268/2003   13 minutes 2012  $79.95  Grades 6 to 12 *Streaming available 

Aeronautics is the science of flight as well as the theory and practice of aircraft navigation. Any machine that flies through the air falls into the field of aeronautics. This includes helicopters, airplanes, as well as space vehicles such as the SpaceX Dragon and the retired NASA space shuttles. Aerodynamics is a branch of physical science which deals with the motion of air and the way that it interacts with objects in motion. By studying the way air flows, engineers can define the shape of a plane. The wings, tail, and the main body - or fuselage - all affect the way air will move around the plane. Students may find it interesting that engineers consider air to behave as a fluid, like water, but they should not confuse these two states of matter. They must take into account aerodynamics, propulsion, materials, structure, stability and control. 
#15267/2003   12 minutes 2012  $79.95  Grades 6 to 12 *Streaming available 

The Atacama large Millimeter/Sub-millimeter Array, or ALMA, is a vast array of radio telescopes and the most powerful observatory of its kind. ALMA is stationed in the Atacama Desert of Chile which is one of the world's best sites for observational astronomy because of the high altitude, nearly non-existent cloud cover, dry air and lack of light pollution and radio interference due to the small populations. ALMA peers into previously hidden regions of space with unprecedented sharpness and sensitivity. 
#15266/2003   10 minutes 2012  $79.95  Grades 6 to 12 *Streaming available 

Like it or not, studies show that our appearance, body language and other mannerisms are incredibly important to how someone perceives us. In this video, you will receive tips on grooming and basic styles of dress. You will also discover how verbal and non verbal communication, body language, and posture can impair or enhance your overall image. So whether you’re seeking your first job, starting a new job, or just trying to get ahead on the job, don’t get a second chance to make a good first impression.

*Includes Instructor's Guide 
#15264/1280   32 minutes 2013  $109.95  Grades 7 to Adult *Streaming available 

Here’s the ideal tool to bring to your school and community - Eric Jensen’s good news that yes, educators can do something to address the effects of poverty on children. This two-part DVD series brings to life the concepts and strategies that have worked in schools with a history of high performance among students raised in poverty. Use the video and embedded workshop materials to introduce your learning community to how to turn around the effects of poverty on behavior and academic performance.
Scenes from elementary and secondary classrooms show how teachers model emotional responses for their students, reduce the effects of chronic stress, and provide students with life skills training. Explore schoolwide success factors that support the whole child and foster a school culture that refuses to let students fail. And see examples of how your school can do more to help underserved students by fostering intellectual curiosity, strengthening academic performance through arts and athletics, and changing community assumptions about academics.

Two 30-minute DVDs, each with a professional development program. Also available separately.

Program One in the series takes you into elementary classrooms where teachers attend to the social, emotional, and academic needs of their students. See examples of elementary teachers engaging their students in standards-based instruction while providing scaffolds and strategies that ensure success both in and out of the classroom.

Program Two explores school and classroom success factors that support the academic achievement and life readiness of older students. 
#15260/0187  2010  $289.95 

When your school decides to turn around the underachievement and high drop out rates of English language learners, here’s a series that introduces you to a proven approach. Join renowned expert Virginia Rojas as she visits schools and classrooms where the vision of educating English language learners is changing to meet the needs of all students. Find out how schools team-up ESL and mainstream teachers as co-teachers, integrate English language learners into classrooms with their English-proficient peers, and teach English language acquisition and academic content simultaneously. Scenes from elementary, middle, and high school classrooms show how schools make this model work by connecting language, literacy, and culture to required curriculum content. To make it easy for you to create a complete workshop, resources, such as handouts and a PowerPoint presentation, are embedded in each of the DVDs.
The series consists of three 30-minute DVDs, each with a professional development program. Also available separately.. Detailed descriptions of each program are available.
#15255/0187  2010  $389.95 

David Pogue gives the third degree to scientists pushing the limits of technology - not only to solve horrific murders, but to try to prevent crimes. Peer inside the criminal mind and discover cutting-edge forensic techniques that help investigators stop criminals in their tracks.
Can science help catch crooks?

The Criminal Mind: Born or Made - How might genes, brain structure, and environment conspire to make one person a criminal and another a rule-abiding citizen? We meet scientists working to uncover the biology of aggression and explore the brain circuitry that could play a key role in the creation of a violent mind.

Death Detectives - Murder investigations often hinge on one critical detail: when did the victim die? But determining the time of death isn't as easy as it sounds. We explore the biological forces behind a corpse's decomposition, and witness how vultures can throw investigators off-track.

Secrets of Lie Detection - Can science spot a lie? Many polygraph tests are still done every year, although the technique is deeply flawed. David Pogue gets a primer on the biology of lying--what happens to our faces, our bodies, and our brains when we try to deceive?

E-Crime: We all know that hackers can tap into our computers. But did you know that they can also take control of our cars, medical devices, and kids' toys? In the effort to stay one step ahead of the criminals, computer scientist Yoshi Kohno hacks into everyday machines.

This DVD features subtitles in English (SDH) 
#15244/1725   60 minutes 2012  $89.95 *CC 

International law is described as the general principles of law as recognized by civilized nations. This informative program adds much needed depth to this broad definition by explaining: state sovereignty, domestic law and international law; the importance of the United Nations and international courts and tribunes; the role of organizations such as NATO, IMF and Red Cross; and the future of international law. With professional insight from Professor Tim McCormack, Special Advisor for the ICC, Professor Gillian Triggs, Public International Lawyer, and Geoffrey Robertson QC, renowned Human Rights Lawyer and author, this program is an essential introduction to international law.

#15243/0545   22 minutes 2011  $129.95 *CC *Streaming available 

One of the harshest environments on earth exists at the place where the sea meets the rocky shore. This visually stunning program examines the wide variety of animal and plant life that survive these difficult conditions that are caused by pounding waves during the ebb and flow of the tides. Students will come to appreciate how these plants and animals have adapted to develop unique survival mechanisms that help them find food and escape predators.

*Includes online teachers guide which includes subject matter revision and suggestions on how to present material, questions to ask students, career possibilities and class projects to help illustrate the key concepts.

Relevant Curriculum Areas: Biology Marine Biology Oceanography Taxonomy Zoology 
#15239/2003   26 minutes 2012  $69.95  Grades 4 to 9 *Streaming available 

Take a dive into the underwater world of coral reefs and explore their importance in helping us understand much of the recent history of our oceans. The long life span of coral reefs has made them important places for scientific exploration and today much of that study deals with coral reef survival. Students will learn that the largest reef in the world is the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia.

*Includes online teachers guide which includes subject matter revision and suggestions on how to present material, questions to ask students, career possibilities and class projects to help illustrate the key concepts.

Relevant Curriculum Areas: Biology Ecology Environmental Science Geology Marine Biology Oceanography 
#15238/2003   23 minutes 2012  $69.95  Grades 4 to 9 *Streaming available 

Gravity from the moon creates ocean tides on earth that go out two times a day, every day of the year. This effect of the moon's gravity on the oceans can be harnessed and turned into power. In fact, people have been using the power of the tides to do work for centuries.

This program explores how tidal power is generated and how it works. Also illustrates how the tides are created, how watermills once used the tides to grind grain, and how modern power plants use turbines to turn this constant flow of water into electricity and discusses how tidal power plants can work without damming estuaries and rivers.

*Includes online teachers guide which includes subject matter revision and suggestions on how to present material, questions to ask students, career possibilities and class projects to help illustrate the key concepts.

#15237/2003   14 minutes 2012  $69.95  Grades 4 to 9 *Streaming available 

This program explains the geological processes that take place where ocean meets land. Learn how erosional and depositional processes form features such as rugged coastlines, barrier islands, spits, Tombolos, wave cut terraces sea stacks and beaches. Animated sequences take you underwater to show processes underway just off the shoreline. Subjects covered include: Where and how ocean and lake waves originate, The anatomy of a wave including crest, trough, wave length and height, Erosional features associated with coastlines including wave-cut terraces, beaches, sea cliffs, sea stacks and sea arches, Depositional features associated coastlines including beaches, wave-built terraces, spits, hooks, barrier islands and berms, Shoreline profiles including offshore, shore or beach, backshore and foreshore. 
#15229/2003   18 minutes 2000  $69.95  Grades 9 to Adult *Streaming available 

Starting out as an English teacher and small-scale website builder, Jack Ma became China’s first Internet entrepreneur, gradually assembling the Alibaba Group - a digital empire that faced off against eBay and won. This award-winning independent film was created by an American who worked in Ma’s company for several years. It draws on a vast archive of footage shot between 1995 and 2009, presenting a candid portrait of the visionary businessman and documenting Alibaba’s journey from scrappy startup to stratospheric success. The result is an astonishingly relevant chronicle, told from the standpoint of an American fly on a Chinese wall, so to speak - an eyewitness account of the strategies Alibaba put in place during the period in which China’s economy began to rival that of the U.S. 
#15221/0635   76 minutes 2012  $169.95 

Short documentary films about the most important social movement of the 21st century

When thousands of people concerned about growing economic inequality gathered in Zuccotti Park in New York City on September 17, 2011, there was little indication that they would fundamentally transform American political debate and ignite a full-scale national and global protest movement. But within a year, the Occupy Wall Street protestors had done just that.

This powerful collection of short films, made by Occupy protestors on the ground, tells the story of the movement in real time. While the films range in length from just one to ten minutes, their combined force is spellbinding. Together they show how a fledgling movement came out of nowhere to challenge Wall Street's rapacious and predatory practices, force economic inequality and corporate greed onto the mainstream political agenda, and capture the imagination of the world. The result is a fascinating and multifaceted portrait of one of the defining political struggles of our time.

Mic Check is especially suitable for courses in political science, government, economics, history, human rights, sociology, social justice and activism, and for campus event programming dedicated to social issues. The films were curated by Nick Shimkin, a film programmer and writer based in Brooklyn, NY. 
#15207/0685   100 minutes 2012  $249.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Google Baby journeys across three continents to tell the story of the up-and-coming baby production industry in the age of globalization. Doron, an Israeli entrepreneur with a high tech background, is proposing a new service - baby production. The baby producer, as he introduces himself, provides customers with a cost-effective solution using outsourcing of the surrogacy element to India as a way to lower prices. The preferred genetic material is selected by the clients and the rest is left in the hands of the producer: sperm and eggs are purchased online and multiple embryos are produced and frozen. Packed in liquid nitrogen, only the embryos that fit the customers’ preferences are shipped to India where they are implanted into the wombs of local women. These surrogates are kept in a closed clinic under constant supervision by Dr. Nanya Patel. At the end of the nine month pregnancy period, the customers arrive to pick up their babies.

In the ‘60s, the introduction of the contraceptive pill turned sex into an act far less dependent upon the risk of pregnancy. Today, technology has turned "making a baby" into an act independent of sex. Globalization is making baby producing affordable; all one needs is a credit card.

Through a non-judgmental presentation of the practice, the film raises issues of medical ethics, racism, and exploitation that have no simple resolutions. It serves as a valuable addition for women’s studies, bioethics, and globalization courses. 
#15206/0605   60 minutes 2012  $349.95 

The Legacy Project is a ten-video series that documents and preserves the creative process of America’s most esteemed writers for the theater in a series of filmed conversations, each featuring an established stage author or collaborative team interviewed by a younger emerging writer. This notable chronicle of important theater history features writers including:

LEE ADAMS is the Tony-Award-winning lyricist behind the Broadway productions Bye Bye Birdie, Applause and Golden Boy. With his longtime collaborator, composer Charles Strouse, he wrote the theme song for TV’s long-running show, "All in the Family". Interviewed by BRIAN YORKEY (Next to Normal). 45 minutes

EDWARD ALBEE received a Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2005, recognizing him as "America’s greatest living playwright". His works includes Zoo Story, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, A Delicate Balance, Seascape, and Three Tall Women. Interviewed by WILL ENO (Thom Pain, based on nothing.) 42 minutes

JERRY BOCK AND SHELDON HARNICK wrote the music and lyrics for Fiddler on the Roof with a book by Joseph Stein, winning nine Tony Awards and international acclaim. Other collaborations include Fiorello!, She Loves Me, Tenderloin, The Apple Tree, and The Rothschilds. Interviewed by DAVID ZIPPEL (City of Angels). 51 minutes

A.R. GURNEY, recognized as one of America’s most prolific playwrights, is best known for his intimate portrayals of White Anglo-Saxon Protestant American families. His plays include The Dining Room, Love Letters, and Scenes from American Life. Interviewed by ITAMAR MOSES (The Four of Us). 42 minutes.

JOHN KANDER is an award-winning composer best known for his musical collaborations with lyricist Fred Ebb. Their many musicals include Cabaret, Chicago, Woman of the Year, Kiss of the Spider Woman, and Scottsboro Boys. Interviewed by KRISTEN CHILDS (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin). 52 minutes

ARTHUR LAURENTS, playwright, screenwriter, author, and stage director, is best-known as the writer and director of two of Broadway’s landmark musicals -Gypsy and West Side Story - as well as the screenwriter for The Way We Were and The Turning Point. Interviewed by DAVID SAINT (George Street Playhouse). 46 minutes

STEPHEN SONDHEIM was hailed by The New York Times as "the greatest . . . artist working in musical theatre". His many honors include Tony awards for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, and Passion. Interviewed by ADAM GUETTEL (The Light in the Piazza). 65 minutes

JOSEPH STEIN is best known as the book writer for the extraordinary landmark musical Fiddler on the Roof with Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick. He later wrote
Zorba with John Kander and Fred Ebb and Rags with Charles Strouse and Stephen Schwartz. Interviewed by LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA (In the Heights). 38 minutes

CHARLES STROUSE is best known as the composer of the Tony Award-winning hits Bye Bye Birdie and Applause, written with lyricist Lee Adams; and Annie, which he wrote with lyricist Martin Charnin and librettist Thomas Meehan. Interviewed by MICHAEL JOHN LACHIUSA (Marie Christine). 48 minutes

LANFORD WILSON co-founded the Circle Repertory Company in 1969 and is considered to be one of the founders of the Off-Off Broadway theater movement.
His best known works include Talley’s Folly, The Hot L Baltimore, Fifth of July, and Burn This. Interviewed by CRAIG LUCAS (Prelude to a Kiss). 46 minutes 
#15200/0605   475 minutes 2011  $899.95 *Streaming available 

Students will achieve higher grades with this 26-part fun, music-filled way to learn high school biology! Covers the high school curriculum from lab safety, cell structure, DNA and genetics all the way through human biology.

*Helps students score up to 5 times higher at test time
*Teaches core subjects in H.S. Biology with key science objectives
*Music based learning increases retention and improves memory.
*Each program features a science demonstration that can be reproduced by teachers in the classroom
*Features student pre/post test question and answer guide
*Teaches using *Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences Theory
*Provides lab experiment and homework exercises for each lesson
*Beneficial for ESL, IEPs, re-testers/credit recovery, home and summer school
*Helps students with learning challenges, improving scores for all learning levels

*Detailed descriptions of the subjects included in each program can be emailed upon request

1. LABORATORY SAFETY & VOLUME MEASUREMENT - Students learn safe practices during field and laboratory investigations. 35 minutes

2. RECYCLE, REDUCE, REUSE - Students learn how to make wise choices in the use and conservation of resources and the disposal or recycling of materials. 25 minutes

3. ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP & SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS - Students plan and implement investigative procedures asking questions, formulating testable hypothesis and selecting equipment and technology. Learn how to collect data and make measurements with precision. Organize, analyze, evaluate, make inferences and predict trends from data. 32 minutes

4. THE PERIODIC TABLE & CHEMICAL ELEMENTS - As a result of learning about the different structures of Bimolecular compounds, students learn what elements are, the periodic table, pH Scale, ionic bonds, covalent bonds and polar bonds. 27 minutes

5. ORGANIC COMPOUNDS - Students compare the structures and functions of different types of biomolecules such as carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids. 24 minutes

6. CELL STRUCTURE: Parts of the Cell - Students investigate and identify cellular processes including permeability, transport of molecules and functions of the cell membranes. 20 minutes

7. OSMOSIS & CELL PERMEABILITY - Students investigate and identify cellular processes including permeability, transport of molecules and functions of the cell membranes. 27 minutes
*Click here to VIEW CLIP

8. ANIMAL AND PLANT CELLS - Students compare cells from different parts of plants and animals including roots, stems, leaves, epithelia, muscles and bones to show specialization of structure and function. 27 minutes
*Click here to VIEW CLIP

9. LEVELS OF ORGANIZATION & STRUCTURE - Students sequence the levels of organization in multi-cellular organisms to relate the parts to each other and to the whole. 21 minutes

10. MITOSIS: Cell Division - Students learn five processes of mitosis - Interphase, Prophase, Metaphase, Anaphase, Telophase. 24 minutes

11. MEIOSIS - Students compare the processes of mitosis and meiosis and their significance to sexual and asexual behavior. 25 minutes

.12. STRUCTURE OF DNA & RNA - Students learn the structures and functions of nucleic acids. 30 minutes

13. PROTEIN SYNTHESIS - Students understand replication, translation and transcription using models of DNA and RNA. 39 minutes

14. MENDELIAN GENETICS - Students compare genetic variations observed in plants (pea pods) and learn to understand Mendelian Genetics. 37 minutes
*Click here to VIEW CLIP

15. THE ENERGY RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PLANTS & ANIMALS Program One - Students compare the energy flow in photo-synthesis to the energy flow in cellular respiration. 24 minutes

16. THE ENERGY RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PLANTS & ANIMALS Program Two - Students compare the energy flow in photosynthesis to the energy flow in cellular respiration (part 2). 30 minutes

17. CLASSIFYING LIVING ORGANISMS - Students analyze relationships among organisms and develop a model of hierarchical classification system based on similarities and differences using taxonomic nomenclature. 27 minutes

18. MONERANS, PROTISTS, PLANTS & ANIMALS - Students identify characteristics of kingdoms including Monerans (Eubacteria & Archaebacteria), Protists, Fungi, Plants and Animals. 24 minutes

19. THE RELATIONSHIP OF VIRUSES & BACTERIA TO DISEASE - Students compare the structures and functions of viruses to cells and describe the role of viruses in causing diseases and conditions such as acquired immune deficiency syndrome, common colds, smallpox, influenza and warts. They also identify and describe the mold of bacteria in maintaining health in digestion and in causing disease such as streptococcus infections and diphtheria. 32 minutes

20. PROTISTS: Protozoa - Students identify characteristics of the Kingdom Protista. 25 minutes

21. FLOWERING PLANTS - Students analyze and identify characteristics of plant systems and subsystems. 29 minutes

22. THE NERVOUS & SKELETAL SYSTEMS - Students interpret the function of systems in organisms (humans) including the nervous and skeletal systems. They also compare the interrelationships of nervous and skeletal systems to each other and to the body as a whole. 45 minutes

23. THE CIRCULATORY & RESPIRATORY SYSTEMS - Students interpret the function of systems in organisms (humans) including the circulatory and respiratory systems. They will also compare the interrelationships of circulatory and respiratory systems to each other and to the body as a whole. 30 minutes

24. THE DIGESTIVE & EXCRETORY SYSTEMS - Students interpret the function of systems in organisms (humans) including the digestive and excretory systems. They will also compare the interrelationships of digestive and excretory systems to each other and to the body as a whole. 36 minutes

25. THE REPRODUCTIVE & ENDOCRINE SYSTEMS - Students interpret the function of systems in organisms (humans) including the reproductive and endocrine systems. They will also compare the interrelationships of reproductive and endocrine systems to each other and to the body as a whole. 37 minutes

26. THE MUSCULAR & INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEMS - Students interpret the function of systems in organisms (humans) including the muscular and integumentary systems. They will also compare the interrelationships of muscular and integumentary systems to each other and to the body as a whole. 49 minutes

#15180/2003  2011  $1,599.95  Grades 6 to 12 *Streaming available 

This program covers the important topic of the kinetic theory of gases in Physics. We begin by discussing the theory, which involves how energy is transferred to a gas and what results from the motion of gas molecules. The entire lesson is taught by working example problems beginning with the easier ones and gradually progressing to the harder problems. Emphasis is placed on giving students confidence in their skills by gradual repetition so that the skills learned in this section are committed to long term memory.

*Part of the PHYSICS 2 TUTOR Series 
#15177/2003   66 minutes 2011  $99.95  Grades 9 to 12 *Streaming available 

This program covers the very important topic of ionic compounds. We discuss how ionic compounds form and how to predict ahead of time what the chemical formula will be when given the atoms that form the ionic compound. We spend a great deal of time discussing how to name ionic compounds. The entire lesson is taught by working example problems beginning with the easier ones and gradually progressing to the harder problems. Emphasis is placed on giving students confidence in their skills by gradual repetition so that the skills learned in this section are committed to long term memory.

*Part of the CHEMISTRY TUTOR Series 
#15176/2003   43 minutes 2011  $99.95  Grades 9 to Adult *Streaming available 

Embark on a journey which takes students from planet Earth to the outer fringes of our solar system. With the aid of cameras from various spacecraft, students get a close-up look at the planets in our solar system, from Mercury’s cratered surface to Jupiter’s huge red spot and Saturn’s spectacular rings. Discover the mysteries and surprises of our solar system, our celestial home. 
#15172/2003   14 minutes 2011  $99.95  Grades 4 to 9 *Streaming available 

Contemporary art reflects the ideas of our time, and artists are the creative role models grappling with today's most timely questions. What is the nature of reality? How do we respond to a world in flux? Why do some historical events shape the way we think today, and why have some been forgotten? Explore these ideas and many more in Season Six of Art in the Twenty-First Century.

240 minutes on 1 DVD 
#15171/1725   240 minutes 2012  $89.95 *CC 

This series teaches students the core topics of Algebra 2 and bridges the gap between Algebra 1 and Trigonometry. It contains essential material to help students do well in advanced mathematics. Many of the topics in this series are used in other Math courses, such as writing equations of lines, graphing equations and solving systems of equations. These skills are used time and time again in more advanced courses such as Physics and Calculus. The Algebra 2 Tutor is a complete 15 lesson series covering all of the core topics in detail. What sets this series apart from other teaching tools is that the concepts are taught entirely through step-by-step example problems of increasing difficulty. It works by introducing each new concept in an easy to understand way and using example problems that are worked out step-by-step and line-by-line to completion.

If a student has a problem with coursework or homework, simply find a similar problem fully worked on in the series and review for the steps needed to solve the problem. Students will be able to work problems with ease, improve their problem-solving skills and understand the underlying concepts of Algebra 2. This series is best used in order from Volume 1 through Volume 15. About Jason Gibson: Host Jason holds M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Physics from the University of Texas. He has been teaching Math Tutor programs since 2004, with his proven methods of helping students understand basic math and physics principles step-by-step, using practical examples.

SLOPE OF A LINE, 25 minutes

*Teachers User Instruction and Resource Guide available
#15170/2003  2011  $599.95  Grades 8 to 12 *Streaming available 

This program is designed to stimulate young children to take an interest in Math at an early age.

Featuring engaging photography, video and animation set to classical music selections from the great composers - J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Vivaldi and others! Teaches: How to recognize the numbers 1 to 10, how to associate the number with physical objects, how to count from 1 to 10, animal names and sounds, fruits and vegetables, names of colors, names of machines such as cars and airplanes. Bonus features include: Repeat Play, Picture Puzzles, Connect the Dots, Name the Animal.

"Combining film clips and photos, appropriate sound effects, and guidance from a young narrator, Young Minds: Numbers & Counting is designed to help youngsters learn numbers and basic math skills. Drawing on a wide range of examples - including a frog, helicopters, fruits, flowers, an elk family, eggs and footprints - the program teaches viewers about the first 10 numbers, while also serving up helpful descriptions that offer information about topics ranging from animal noises to vehicle colors ("Those firetrucks are red ......."). Backed by classical soundtrack featuring Bach, Beethoven, Mozart and others. Bonus features include puzzles and games." 
#15169/2003   54 minutes 2010  $79.95  Grades K to 3 *Streaming available 

The powder keg that is porn culture has exploded in the lives of North American children. From thongs and padded bras for 9-year-old girls to "sexting," 24-7 internet porn, and unfiltered social media, kids today are bombarded with commercial sexual appeals like never before. In this astonishing new documentary, award-winning documentary filmmaker Maureen Palmer (Leaving Bountiful, How to Divorce and Not Wreck the Kids) explores what this radical transformation of the culture means for young people, parents, and our very notions of childhood. Palmer interviews researchers who have been tracking how the accelerating pressure to be sexy -- and sexual -- is changing kids' behavior and undermining their health. She sits down with parents and educators struggling to help kids navigate puberty in a hypermediated cultural environment that no longer seems to recognize or respect the developmental needs of children. And she talks to teens and pre-teens who share eerily casual insights into the routine role sex plays in their lives. The result is a stunning exploration of the sexualization of childhood and a startling wake-up call for parents who still think their own children are immune to the excesses and influences of today's sexed-up youth culture.

*Viewer Discretion Advised: Contains Sexual Imagery & Language
#15168/0685   43 minutes 2012  $349.95  Grades 9 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 

This DVD discusses units and unit conversion in chemistry. It looks at the primary units used and presents a proven technique for converting from one unit to another that can be applied to virtually every chemistry problem. The program presents examples.
#15165/2003   20 minutes 2011  $99.95  Grades 8 to 12 *Streaming available 

* WINNER! Telly Award (Outstanding Education Category)

The framework of action steps comes to life in this series of DVDs, so educators can see exactly how to implement this comprehensive approach and promote high levels of student achievement. Robert J. Marzano explains the scientific basis for effective teaching, ten questions to guide effective curriculum unit planning, and the relationship between teaching as an art and as a science.

An embedded professional development plan with a PowerPoint presentation and teacher handouts is included with these two 45-minute DVDs. 
#15162/0187  2008  $349.95 

The ultimate guide to teaching strategies, this program has been called "a touchstone text" by education research experts. But getting these breakthrough ideas into the thinking of every teacher can be a difficult and expensive challenge. Use this DVD in your next professional development activity or teacher meeting and convince teachers in every grade and subject of the need to acquire a repertoire of research-based strategies and to match those strategies to teaching objectives and student needs.

Starts off with a basic overview including the four styles of instructional approaches. Then, classroom scenes demonstrate how these proven strategies work and how teachers can use them for lesson design and differentiated instruction. In dialogue among teachers and school leaders, hear how to improve instructional practice school wide by using these techniques. Plus, scenes with groups of teachers working together in Professional Learning Clubs illustrate how to use the Strategic Teacher Guides to: Plan an effective lesson that uses a research-based teaching strategy; Identify what to look for in student work to Measure effectiveness; and, Evaluate the lesson results and use the experiences to deepen understanding of the strategy. 
#15161/0187   45 minutes 2011  $219.95 

Why are achievement gaps so persistent and equity still a contentious issue? Here’s a tool to help you reflect on that question and consider your school community’s current situation in light of some widely identified best practices for promoting equity.
Share the DVD with your colleagues next school climate committee or professional learning community meeting to ...
*See and hear the mindset of equitable practices in classrooms, schools, and districts at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.
*Understand how viewing curriculum and instruction through the lens of equity encourages a willingness to put aside previously held beliefs and misconceptions about students and helps change teaching behaviors.
*Show examples of behaviors that engage and support student learning while promoting rigor in the classroom. 
#15160/0187   45 minutes 2011  $169.95 

Problem-based learning is a great way to make learning more active, hands on, and engaging for all students - while you still aim toward the objectives of a standards-based curriculum with 21st century learning goals. Here’s the ultimate tool for giving teachers the professional development experience they need to understand the benefits of problem-based learning and to see and hear how to incorporate these strategies into their classroom practice.

Both DVDs in this set take you to classrooms to show how using complex, intriguing problems in standards-based lessons and units will motivate students to learn new skills and help close achievement gaps. Scenes show teachers planning problems, tying them to learning goals, and getting students engaged. And teacher interviews explain the essentials of implementing a problem-based learning lesson or unit, including ...
*Key Questions that relate to the standard you want to meet and identify the cross-curricular opportunities to address that standard.
*Checklists that identify what students need to deliver in order to meet your criteria or your standards.
*Rubrics to define what would be the acceptable, proficient, and distinguished levels of completion.

Handouts and a PowerPoint presentation are embedded in each of the DVDs so you can create a workshop or presentation for your professional learning community.

*Two 45-minute DVDs, each with a professional development program:

Takes you to two elementary schools where teachers use problem-based learning throughout the curriculum. Teachers explain how they work backwards from state and district standards to create problem-based units that have measurable assessment targets.

Takes you to middle and high schools where teachers use problem-based learning to develop real-world, authentic tasks that motivate students and encourage them to take more ownership of learning. See examples of how teachers use problem-based learning to collaborate across the curriculum and integrate technology into their instruction.
#15159/0187  2010  $359.95 

Administrative leaders have performed observations of teaching practice for years, but those observations have often been seen as superficial at best and subjectively biased at worst. And yet, observation, when done well, can play a vital role in increasing teacher effectiveness, and has become an important part of teacher evaluation systems. What can teachers really gain from being observed in the classroom? And what should the observers be looking for?

In this program, researcher and author Robert J. Marzano presents a framework for observing classroom instruction and presents a detailed observation protocol including demonstrations of how to use it - not only as a tool for analyzing classroom instruction, but also as a starting point to encourage professional dialogue among teachers. As you observe teachers in a variety of classrooms, Marzano and a panel of teachers identify critical aspects of instruction that can help all teachers move their practice from good to great. The interplay between the lessons and the discussions will yield "aha" moments for teachers of all ages and subject areas.

This is an essential tool for supervisors, administrators, coaches, and teacher leaders, and can also assist professional learning communities in their ongoing work.
#15158/0187   55 minutes 2012  $219.95 

The "Classroom Instruction That Works" framework for research-based instruction has helped countless schools and districts on their roads to academic success. Now you can see firsthand exactly how one district is using the nine instructional strategies that have shown to raise student achievement. Here's your opportunity to show teachers in your school or district how to immediately take classroom practice to a higher level of effectiveness. Three 50-minute DVDs
Elementary School *Click here to VIEW CLIP
Middle School *Click here to VIEW CLIP
High School *Click here to VIEW CLIP

*NOTE - The ELEMENTARY program can be purchased separately. 
#15157/0187  2012  $349.95 

To prepare yourself for varying public speaking engagements, you need to know the basic fundamentals. This DVD discusses different types of speeches and the concepts and elements involved with each, along with research and organization techniques. Strategies for tailoring a speech for a specific audience, as well as rehearsing techniques, microphone tips and body language are also discussed. This production is perfect for all public speaking beginners and for those wishing to brush up on their skills. 
#15154/0310   32 minutes 2011  $179.95  Grades 9 to Adult 

Does public speaking make you break out in sweat, particularly when it is spur of the moment and without preparation? This presentation will help you better prepare to be an extemporaneous speaker. Key elements, such as audience identification, writing tips and researching techniques, are identified, along with how each is necessary to better prepare, practice and perform as an extemporaneous speaker. Preparation and time management are also discussed. 
#15153/0310   23 minutes 2011  $169.95  Grades 9 to Adult 

This program begins by discussing different types of computers and then guides students to explore computer hardware, such as input and output devices, internal components and storage devices. The presentation includes the processes of creating, installing, and updating software, as well as providing solutions to software installation problems. Furthermore, students gain knowledge of how to select, set up and maintain a computer. 
#15152/0310   43 minutes 2012  $169.95  Grades 9 to Adult 

This series of eleven programs examines different types of flowers, mechanics and wiring methods, as well as how to create an arrangement. Visual design strategies, geometric forms in floral designs, and corsage and boutonniere creation are also addressed in this floral design curriculum. Additional topics include wedding and bereavement arrangements, floral holidays and occasions, and the critique and appraisal of floral designs. Includes an Interactive Teacher's Resource Guide containing lesson plans and a variety of worksheets, activities, notes and projects.

FLORAL DESIGN BASICS: Principles and Elements
Comprehending the elements and principles of floral design is vital in creating a quality arrangement. This presentation takes a closer look at the elements and principles of floral design. Jim Johnson, Endowed Chair and Distinguished Lecturer of the Benz School of Floral Design at Texas A&M University, breaks down each element and principle of design as well as the color schemes used in floral design. Detailed graphics aid in comprehension of each element and principle. This presentation analyzes the following elements and principles of design: line, form, space, texture, pattern, color, size, proportion, balance, focal point, rhythm, depth, transition, harmony and unity. 41 minutes

Demonstrating the proper techniques used in floral design is very important when creating an arrangement. This presentation takes a closer look at the proper floral design techniques. Jim Johnson, Endowed Chair and Distinguished Lecturer of the Benz School of Floral Design at Texas A&M University, examines the different types of flowers, mechanics and wiring methods, as well as how to create an arrangement. On screen, step-by-step instructions provide students a detailed look at various wiring methods and the process of creating an arrangement. The wiring methods included in the presentation are: straight wire method, piercing method, cross-piercing method, bracing method, wrap-around extension method, stitching method, hairpin method and the feathering method. 56 minutes

All floral arrangements are based on a particular shape. This production discusses how to make a symmetrical equilateral triangular arrangement, a circular mound arrangement and a crescent arrangement. Along with how to create these arrangements, the main characteristics of many more arrangements are explained. 26 minutes, 2011

Florists create designs for holidays and special events throughout the year. This presentation explains the types of flowers, major floral holidays and specialty arrangements most commonly created throughout the year. This great tool prepares students for the creative possibilities in floral design throughout the year. 55 minutes

Bereavement arrangements can be a large part of the daily orders in a floral shop. This presentation covers the most common funeral arrangements along with a discussion of popular flowers and flower colors for funerals. Follow a design from the beginning to the finished product. A discussion with a funeral director is included to further explain the importance and significance of flowers in bereavement settings.22 minutes

A wedding consists of numerous floral arrangements. Join us as we take a look at the preparation of floral arrangements for a wedding ceremony and reception. This presentation covers everything from the floral consultation to the final arrangements at the ceremony and reception. Options for numerous floral arrangements and decorations are discussed, along with creation of the most common wedding arrangements.35 minutes

This presentation is a beginner’s guide to creating corsages and boutonnieres. From the materials needed to create these designs to intricate multi-bloom corsages, this presentation covers it all. Simple single bloom corsages and boutonnieres are discussed step-by-step along with in-depth discussions of the materials and mechanics of each design. 44 minutes

The capability to properly critique floral arrangements plays an important role in a floral designer’s ability to create and discuss arrangements. In this presentation, students will join Jim Johnson, Endowed Chair and Distinguished Lecturer of the Benz School of Floral Design at Texas A&M University, as he discusses the factors involved in critiquing floral designs. The importance of balance, proportion, foliage, mechanics and focal point are thoroughly discussed and applied as he critiques symmetrical triangle, asymmetrical triangle, round and vegetative designs. 22 minutes

How are flowers processed and cared for before they get to the customer? Go behind the scenes at a wholesale floral company and a retail flower shop for an in-depth look at the care of flowers after they have been harvested. This presentation examines the process from the time the flowers are processed at the wholesale florist until they are placed in the cooler at the retail florist. The use of preservatives and disease prevention are also discussed. 22 minutes

Opening a floral business requires not only knowledge about flowers, foliage and design, but business understanding as well. This presentation takes a look inside the floral industry starting with the grower and finishing with the retail florist. Topics include selecting a location for a business, store layouts, pricing goods, organization of the cooler, supplies and tools necessary for floral businesses, customer service, sales, and growth. 31 minutes

There are numerous careers paths and opportunities in the floral industry. This presentation journeys through multiple levels of the industry from the grower to a retail floral shop and discusses other careers which depend on or support the floral industry. Detailed information on career opportunities, educational requirements, job duties and career potentials is included. 60 minutes 
#15150/0310  2011  $799.95 

This set looks at three-dimensional, interactive scanning systems integrated with advanced CAD/CAM systems, networked CNC machines, and multiple robots working in collaboration.
#15148/0353   120 minutes 2011  $298.95Adult 

Featuring industrial and research case studies and offering demonstrations by experts, this program introduces computer networking and discusses the Internet. It covers basic methods of computer networking, looks at tools and technologies, and outlines international standards. 
#15147/0353   132 minutes 2012  $219.95Adult 

Featuring technical interviews and practical demonstrations, this set introduces jidoka and shows how the manufacturing approach is used to produce smart machines and robots that work without human assistance. Discusses the role of human operators, considers the use of sensory-linked computer or cell controllers to stop production in problem situations, and encourages the gradual development of an automated system in which machines and robots are slowly introduced and provide assistance to people.

#15145/0353   120 minutes 2012  $319.95Adult 

This series of 16 videos is an excellent way to introduce essential electrical topics from basic concepts of electricity through motor controls. A powerful blend of live action, precise graphics and top-quality animations enable viewers to quickly grasp the new knowledge and skills being introduced with clear step-by-step demonstrations.

Safety - Basic Electricity and Circuits - Electric Meters/Basic Components and Symbols - Wiring Diagrams and Schematics

Alternating Current/Power Distribution and Voltage Systems - Installation of Heating, Cooling and Refrigeration Systems - Basic Electrical Motors - Components of Electric Motors

Electrical Control Devices - Heating Control Devices - Air Conditioning Control Systems - Control Systems: Circuitry - Solid State Devices/Touch Screen Thermostats/Environmental Concerns

*New! DVD FOUR covers residential air conditioning control systems and solid state controls.

Russell E. Smith is an Air Conditioning Technology Instructor emeritus at Athens Technical College in Athens, Georgia. Mr. Smith also ran his own contracting and consulting firm for many years. He is a Certificate Member of the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society and holder of Conditioned Air Non-Restricted in the State of Georgia. He holds an AE in Air conditioning Engineering Technology.

#15140/0430  2011  $1,819.95 *CC 

"Puts a human face on the student debt crisis. Explains words like 'default' and 'forbearance' through compelling stories. Both a cautionary tale and a call to action."
- Anne Lakas Miller | The Nation Magazine

"A timely film that should be watched by all students, parents, university administrators/faculty, and all voting citizens."
- Anastasia Wilson | Blogger, Memoirs of an Economics Student

Just a few years after the subprime mortgage crisis, there are ominous signs that the student loan market is on the verge of collapsing, yet another casualty of predatory lending practices. DEFAULT brings this perilous situation into sharp relief, chronicling the stories of borrowers who find themselves in the paralyzing predicament of having to repay far more than what they borrowed -- with no bankruptcy protection, and no recourse under the law. The result is at once an accessible analysis of a mounting economic crisis, and a cautionary tale for students.
#15139/0685   27 minutes 2012  $249.95 *CC *Streaming available 

"A wake-up call. Documents with great clarity the destruction of farming soils, forests, common lands and livelihoods by first and second-generation agrofuels in the name of energy security." Phillip McMichael - Professor of Sociology, Cornell University

"A good introduction to some of the devastating consequences to local communities and the environment caused by large-scale soy and sugar cane production in Brazil. Helps us ask important questions about so-called 'green' energy."
Ronit Ridberg - Food Systems Consultant

An eye-opening account of the downside of alternative, food-based fuel sources. Delving deep into the world of agrofuels and monocrops, they explore how the increasingly common practice of diverting food crops to the industrial production of cellulose-based fuels is devastating indigenous communities, undermining small farmers, and endangering the environment across Latin America. Turning to the promise of the future, they also show how grassroots communities are developing better, cleaner alternatives. A good resource for courses dealing with the global economy, development issues, and the environment.
#15138/0685   28 minutes 2012  $249.95 *CC *Streaming available 

"If you are skeptical about human-caused climate change, watch this movie. It provides a clear and compelling case for the reality of the problem and the threat to our future that it poses."
- Michael E. Mann | Author of The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars

"Engaging and informative. Gets to the heart of the politics of climate change, examining the relationship between the science, the vested interests, the media, and the public. Essential viewing."
- Justin Lewis | Head of School, Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University

This fascinating and clarifying look at the debate surrounding global warming explores the striking disconnect between the relatively clear-cut concerns of the world's most prominent scientists and the maze of speculation, rhetorical posturing, and outright misinformation that attaches to this issue whenever it's taken up by politicians, PR specialists, and political pundits. Mixing a localized focus on Ireland with insights from scientists and leaders from around the world, the film serves as both a primer on climate science and a penetrating analysis of media framing and the science of perception management. An excellent resource for courses in science, environmental studies, global politics, and media.

Features commentary from former Irish president Mary Robinson, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, paleoclimatologist Jennifer McElwain, and a host of other prominent scientists and commentators. 
#15137/0685   53 minutes 2012  $249.95  Grades 9 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 

Fieldwork is a critical part of geography, and it involves a range of techniques. In this program, two teenage geography "commandos" are on a mission to research and report on the human impact in two geographical regions - one urban, and one within a national park. Along the way they learn about preparation, collecting primary and secondary data on both human and physical geography, equipment, note-taking, photographic recording, surveying and interviewing, and presenting findings. The geographers also talk with park rangers who work in urban as well as natural areas and ultimately come to understand the importance of accurate, well-prepared fieldwork.

*Viewable/printable educational resources are available online. 
#15132/0545   33 minutes 2009  $129.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Between the early 19th century and the early 21st century, the global population grew from one billion to more than six billion people. This program describes population geography and explains how experts use it to define groups and forecast changes within those groups. First, population distribution and demographics are described. Then, the effects of birth and death rates on the populations of developed and underdeveloped countries are detailed. Finally, demographic transition models and their importance to the study of population geography are illustrated. Provides clearly defined terminology and relevant examples. 
#15131/0545   33 minutes 2009  $129.95 *CC *Streaming available 

"A timely documentary that takes an in-depth look at the reasons behind the Occupy movement, and the current state of social activism in the U.S." Indiewire

"A well-rounded documentary. Deconstruct[s] the way that people, and especially teens, absorb information from the media." Common Sense Media

Ryan Gosling narrates this engrossing film about social activism, the forces that galvanized the Occupy movement, and a new generation of young people coming to terms with a rapidly changing world. Mixing personal testimony with expert analysis, the film combines observations from suburban high school students, progressive activists, and young conservatives with insights from leading political and cultural commentators to provide a nuanced look at the myriad challenges facing young Americans. The result is as personal as it is political, as much a portrait of power and resistance as of a generation finding its way in uncertain times.

Features Noam Chomsky, the late Howard Zinn, Adbusters' Kalle Lasn, Andrew Bacevich, Amy Goodman, Talib Kweli, Sut Jhally, and music from STS9.
#15130/0685   80 minutes 2012  $249.95  Grades 9 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 

Response To Intervention (RTI) - an effective method for helping struggling learners achieve academic success - can be a powerful management approach to challenging behaviors. In this program educational consultant Jim Wright explains how RTI can be used in the classroom to address defiant, noncompliant, hyperactive, impulsive, and inattentive behaviors. He also explains how tier 1 techniques can be implemented for positive behavioral expectations, for data collection to measure and monitor behavior, and to manage rules, routines, and schedules. In addition, Wright demonstrates targeted use of rewards and feedback. 
#15127/1435   49 minutes 2009  $139.95 *CC 

Response to intervention (RTI) and differentiated instruction (DI) are teaching methods aimed at helping all reach their full potential, especially when a classroom contains students of various backgrounds, cultures, and learning styles. This program presents educators with an overview of how to use RTI and DI together to practice high-quality instruction that is complemented by targeted interventions and ongoing student assessments. The video explains that RTI and DI both emphasize student engagement, collaboration, and assessment, and then focuses on the RTI team, classroom implementation, and addressing special populations such as learners with disabilities, gifted learners, or English-language learners. 
#15126/1435   37 minutes 2009  $139.95 *CC 

A first and a third grade teacher use a positive, respectful time-out to help children get back on track when they’re just beginning to lose self-control.
#15124/1467   35 minutes 2007  $99.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Use these presentation CDs as a self-study tool or in workshops or online classes. Viewing them requires Microsoft PowerPoint.

Viewers are invited to journey with a group of pre-school children as they explore the life of a leaf. The story traces their yearlong investigation into the life cycle of leaves, launched when a child asks why they change color. See the intellectually engaging work of theory-making, perspective-taking, and collaboration that sustains their journey. A companion to the book The Language of Art by Ann Pelo, and the DVD To See Takes Time, Growing Curriculum From Children's Theories.

See examples of environments where children see themselves as artists, learn about materials, and explore light and color. In these examples, children work with recycled materials, use art as a thinking tool, and build bridges to conventional literacy. Teachers document and display work, and help children study other artists.

Explore the elements of cozy, homelike environments, flexible space, and open-ended materials. Learn to include natural elements, provoke wonder and curiosity. See how to provide for symbolic representation, literacy, and the visual arts.

LEAVE NO CHILD INSIDE: Outdoor ECE Program Environments
Learn to plan outdoor environments as carefully as the indoor ones. See elements that connect children to nature and help them feel powerful. Examples include props to enhance play, places to gather, landscape features, and storage and cleanup options.

Discover program elements that help children feel cozy and at home, and connect with others and the outside world. See how to engage children in sensory exploration and physical activity, make literacy meaningful, and enjoy diapering experiences.
#15120/0877  $289.95 

Follow two child care programs as they design a mentoring program to guide their teachers in becoming better observers and curriculum developers, drawing on the children's interests. Watch the teachers gain skills and confidence in using documentation to guide their planning. See the children, as well as a mentor teacher and art specialist, guide their teachers into in-depth investigations and meaningful curriculum. 
#15119/0877   16 minutes 2004  $129.95 *CC 

Curriculum becomes meaningful for children and adults when we take up their interests and guide them through in-depth project work. Learn with full day child care teachers, inspired by the Reggio approach, as they probe to find the children's questions and theories and offer a range of art media and experiences to explore their ideas and involve their families.

*** Also see the companion Study Guide, TAKE TIME TO SEE THROUGH THE CHILDREN'S EYES, and the related book, THE LANGUAGE OF ART.

#15118/0877   28 minutes 2004  $129.95 *CC 

RIGHT FROM THE START is an interactive multi-media DVD designed to support
administrators in the challenging work of hiring, orienting and supporting teachers
to become reflective and intentional in their work.

Building Your Vision and Living Your Vision with ideas and examples for clarifying your values and developing a program culture with systems that guide everyday policies and practices in a full day early learning program. Included are documents for recruiting, hiring and evaluation processes and a budget matrix for an elective orientation and ongoing mentoring system for teachers.

Creating a system of pedagogical orientation, offering details of an elective orientation to the values and pedagogical practices of a center with relationships, play and inquiry at the heart of its program. Included are descriptions of the pedagogical design for pre-service and in-service training that parallels the teaching approach desired with children, and sample video clips of side by side mentoring and pedagogical orientation with a new teacher.

Syllabi and Agendas for Orientation Classes, with a step by step description of each two hour class including reading assignments and video clips to practice classroom observations. A template is included for designing your own orientation sessions.

Slideshows for each orientation class.

*** Also available...
SEASON BY SEASON THE YEAR UNFOLDS a companion GUIDEBOOK with sample documents for developing an intentional culture in early childhood programs. This resource guides teachers in understanding how a program’s values shape everyday practices with children. Seven sections, each developed with the same format, offer examples of key practices at Hilltop Children’s Center Each section includes worksheets and charts for teachers that detail center-wide protocols. There are sample letters to families, sample observation and documentation stories, examples of conflict negotiation and anti-bias practices with children, and a self-assessment in each section.
#15117/0877  2010  $149.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Giving students good feedback on all their schoolwork is one of the toughest challenges every teacher faces. But here at last is a DVD that helps teachers always know the right kind of feedback to give, and how to give it, for all kinds of assignments, in every grade level and subject area.

This DVD series is the ideal tool to use in workshops and PLC meetings to convey to teachers the fundamental principles of good feedback, including ...
*The power of effective feedback to improve student achievement.
*Key factors to ensure effective feedback.
*Ways to adjust feedback for different kinds of learners, including English language learners.
*How to tell when your feedback is working.

Throughout the series, teachers demonstrate lots of written and oral feedback strategies that put students at the center of the learning and help them improve their own performance. Show real teachers using feedback in the formative assessment process to improve the focus of classroom lessons and instructional strategies. Demonstrate how to ensure feedback has the right timing and tone with the optimum amount of content and clarity.

*An embedded professional development program on each DVD, with accompanying PowerPoint presentation and handouts, ensures teachers get engaged in discovering and applying good feedback with all their students.

The three programs in the series are:
#15115/0187  2009  $439.95 

Any school that wants to prepare students for success in the 21st century and teach them skills that are relevant to a more globalized, interconnected, and digital world has to consider how to assess for those skills. Here’s a DVD series that helps you explain to everyone in your school exactly how to do that.

Use all three DVDs in workshops, team meetings, and professional learning communities to take you and your colleagues to 21st century initiatives in rural and urban school areas, in the United States and abroad. Featured expert Jay McTighe helps you discover which skills and competencies students must master to succeed in this change-dominated and technology-driven world. Explore what effective assessment looks like when it promotes true 21st century learning for all students. Learn how schools and districts can assess what is valuable, not just things that are easiest to test and grade. To help you and your colleagues engage in active learning and discussion of the concepts in the video, an embedded professional development program on each DVD gives you PowerPoint presentations and handouts.

Three 30-minute DVDs each with a professional development program.
*Click here to VIEW CLIP
*Click here to VIEW CLIP
*Click here to VIEW CLIP 
#15110/0187   90 minutes 2010  $349.95 

Demonstrate how teachers can link grading to standards to promote student achievement!

Designed around the third edition of Ken O’Connor’s best-selling "How to Grade for Learning", this comprehensive multimedia presentation offers staff developers the necessary materials to help K - 12 teachers apply effective grading strategies that support learning and encourage student success. Participants will be able to examine and reflect on their own methods and ensure that grading practices.

*Honor the learning process and include students in both learning and assessment
*Reflect definitive information about a student’s academic strengths and weaknesses
*Accurately measure achievement only, separate from behavior
*Are consistent and aligned with performance standards that are clearly communicated to students

This Multimedia Kit for Professional Development includes:
*THE COMPANION BOOK - "How to Grade for Learning K-12", Third Edition, which defines the relationship between content standards, performance standards, assignments, assessments, and grades
* A CONTENT-RICH 53-minute DVD featuring Ken O’Connor presents essential elements of effective grading models and offers a navigation menu for easy stop-and-search control of video content
*A STEP-BY-STEP FACILITATOR'S GUIDE connecting the book’s content to the DVD and including segment prompts, workshop activities, and discussion questions
*A CD-ROM providing a digital copy of the entire facilitator guide and overheads for easy use during presentations

This all-in-one package will be indispensable for staff developers, principals, and district administrators leading professional development to help teachers develop grading methods that accurately reflect each learner’s academic achievements.
#15109/1883   53 minutes 2009  $349.95 

The Globally Harmonized System (GHS) is an international approach to hazard communication, providing a new system for classification of chemical hazards, and a standardized approach to labels and safety data sheets. OSHA is requiring that employees are trained on the new labels (e.g., pictograms and signal words) and Safety Data Sheet format.

You may begin to receive products that have the new GHS label and SDS format soon, so it’s important to ensure that employees are familiar with these new communication tools.

This exciting new "GHS Labels and Safety Data Sheets" training program - delivered on two DVDs 14 and 10 minutes - will help your employees: Understand the new GHS label elements; and, Identify the new GHS pictograms; Read and interpret the new GHS Safety Data Sheets.
#15108/0490   24 minutes 2012  $499.95 *CC *Streaming available 

With the emergence of social media technology and the Internet now dominating global communication, this expert-led program shows why online marketing is a vital part of every business model. Director of 2 Sticks Digital, Tim Martin, and the University of Melbourne's Dr. Brent Coker, explain concepts such as search engine optimization, pay per click, viral and email marketing, as well as how to implement and measure an online marketing campaign. While online success is difficult to predict, viewers will discover that innovative and flexible marketing strategies are crucial to surviving in the digital world. 
#15101/0545   18 minutes 2012  $129.95  Grades 8 to Adult 

This thought-provoking program explores the perils and possibilities of the brave new digital world and addresses issues of privacy and the digital footprint; misguided notions about multitasking and learning; as well as the value of being wired vs. unplugged. Are we really more connected or are we losing intrapersonal skills? Is this technology robbing us of our sleep, our free time? Is it controlling our lives? And, what should we be telling our children, ourselves? Experts and adolescents offer powerful strategies to effectively navigate a rapidly growing and ever-changing digital world.
#15097/1290   28 minutes 2012  $79.95  Grades 6 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 

With a knowledge of baking basics, cookies, bars, and cakes are easy to prepare. Learn the essential skills necessary to make delicious baked goods. Step by step instructions take viewers through each recipe from start to finish.

Recipes include: Rolled sugar cookies; Oatmeal, walnut and dried cranberry drop cookies; Rice Krispies; Brownies; Sponge cake; White cake; Boxed cake mix; and, Clafouti. The recipes are included in the teaching materials.

The DVD is divided into two segments:
Segment 1 - Cookies and Bars 22 minutes
Segment 2 - Cakes 16 minutes
#15096/1290   38 minutes 2012  $49.95  Grades 6 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 

This DVD contains a complete set of videos that are enhanced with interactive graphics, animations, and questions that can easily be used by your students as a homework solution, study guide, or supplemental online classroom instruction to meet the needs of a mandatory hybrid requirement for your class.These interactive videos allow your students to better connect with the subject matter while fulfilling instructor requirements for electronic learning material.

Basic Alternating Current.
Inductance in AC Circuits.
Capacitors in AC Circuits.
RLC Circuits. 
#15095/0430  2011  $1,019.95 

Bill Moyers talks with scientist and philosopher Vandana Shiva, who’s become a rock star in the global battle over genetically modified seeds. These seeds - considered "intellectual property" by the big companies who own the patents - are globally marketed to monopolize food production and profits. Opponents challenge the safety of genetically modified seeds, claiming they also harm the environment, are more costly, and leave local farmers deep in debt as well as dependent on suppliers. Shiva, who founded a movement in India to promote native seeds, sees this as the latest battleground in the war on Planet Earth. 
#15094/0405   26 minutes 2012  $129.95 *CC 

This DVD contains a complete set of videos that are enhanced with interactive graphics, animations, and questions that can easily be used by your students as a homework solution, study guide, or supplemental online classroom instruction to meet the needs of a mandatory hybrid requirement for your class. These interactive videos allow your students to better connect with the subject matter while fulfilling instructor requirements for electronic learning material.

Basic Electricity.
Series and Parallel Circuits.
Combination Circuits.
Small Sources of Electricity 
#15090/0430  2011  $1,019.95 

To explore America’s past in a meaningful way, a growing number of educators strive for spirited debate and passionate discussion in their classrooms. The key is get students talking about historical events with the same energy and immediacy that today’s topics provoke. But accomplishing that is virtually impossible without the right catalyst.

This collection of 25 concise video clips is designed to spark thoughtful, productive dialogue on major turning points in U.S. history. Each clip lays out two opposing viewpoints, framing a complex historical episode as if it were a debatable "issue" - just as citizens of the time might have thought and argued about it.

In some cases, such as the segments on Jamestown or the Salem witch trials, the debate echoes scholarly disagreements that exist today. Other clips relate directly to hot-button issues our society still wrestles with, such as the role of unions or the teaching of evolution - while a handful of equally powerful segments resurrect arguments that were decided long ago, so that students can freely explore their causes and contexts.

Each clip has a run time of approximately 2 minutes 30 seconds.

Topics include:

* Columbus’s Voyages to the New World: How should his legacy be assessed? Was Columbus a ruthless invader or a bold, innovative explorer?

* Transatlantic Slave Trade: How was the world’s most inhumane practice viewed in earlier centuries? Why did it begin and why was it tolerated for so long?

* Jamestown Settlement: Why did the first permanent English settlement in America flounder? Was collectivism to blame?

* Salem Witch Trial: Did the witch hunts spring from a genuine belief in witchcraft or were other sociological factors at work?

* Slavery and the American Revolution: Did the American Revolution significantly change the condition and status of black Americans?

* Constitutional Convention: Did the compromises that took place in 1787 get it right? Did we effectively balance a strong national government with states’ rights?

* Indian Removal: Was the Indian Removal Act of 1830 the best way to end violent conflicts between Native Americans and white settlers?

* Amistad Revolt: What should the U.S. have done with the Africans who revolted aboard the schooner Amistad? Was morality involved, or was it a purely legal decision?

* Mexican-American War: Was the conflict a justified response to Mexican aggression or an unscrupulous land grab?

* Secession of the Southern States: Preserve the Union or allow a self-determining Confederate nation to form - what was the right course to take?

* Reconstruction: In the aftermath of the Civil War, America faced the difficult task of bringing rebellious states back into the fold. Was it accomplished in the right way?

* Rise of Organized Labor: Unions and collective bargaining - were they noble crusades for workers’ rights or a threat to U.S. industry?

* Chinese Exclusion Act: Was the legislation enacted to protect American workers or can it only be described as an overtly racist policy?

* Spanish-American War: Was the war an imperialist adventure or a humanitarian conflict?

* Anthracite Coal Strike of 1902: Should President Roosevelt have taken control of Pennsylvania’s anthracite mines? Can the federal government nationalize an industry in a time of crisis?

* League of Nations: What were the pros and cons of U.S. membership? Should America have joined the League?

* Scopes Trial: Teaching evolution in Tennessee - should intellectual freedom trump a state-mandated curriculum?

* New Deal: Did the Social Security Act lift people out of poverty or undermine American capitalism?

* Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Were the attacks a horrifying example of mass destruction, or were they morally justifiable given that they represented a quick end to the war?

* Brown v. Board of Education: Did the Supreme Court have the authority to force states to end segregation in public schools?

* Cuban Missile Crisis: To what extent should the U.S. have used force to remove Soviet missiles from Cuba?

* Space Race: Did the U.S. have its priorities right when it aimed for a manned lunar mission? Could American resources have been better spent?

* Feminist Movement: Can the decades-old debate over the Equal Rights Amendment be reduced to simple pros and cons? If the ERA had been ratified, would American society be any different today?

* DDT Ban: Do the economic and industrial benefits of a new technology outweigh the potential threats it poses to the environment?

* Afghanistan War: Following the 9/11 attacks, what was the appropriate level of response? Was regime change necessary in Afghanistan?

#15075/0635   65 minutes 2012  $169.95 *CC 

This program provides an overview of what constitutes a sports drink and the impact of each principle component in a sports drink on physiological function. Also details the purpose of having sodium in a sports drink. In addition, the DVD points out what individuals should do if they work in a hot environment, particularly with regard to replacing sweat losses. Also discusses the fact that beverages with more than 10-12% carbohydrate are not optimal during exercise in the heat.

Among the topics covered:
• What is a sports drink?
• Variables which differ among sports drinks
• Primary goals of sports drinks
• Limits to performance in a warm environment
• Carbohydrate ingestion during exercise
• Efficacy of carbohydrate sports drinks in heat
• Are small differences in carbohydrates among sports drinks important?
• Impact of sport drinks on other types of exercise
• What is the purpose of sodium in sport drinks?
• What additional ingredients can enhance performance? 
#15065/0463   43 minutes 2012  $99.95 

It's just so cool to be cool ... to be stoned at school ... everybody knows how cool you are. But where does it actually get you? Teen peers explain what happens in REAL LIFE! Provides students with a realistic overview of the consequences of drug and alcohol use and how staying straight is vital to a student’s success in school. 
#15054/2003   20 minutes 2007  $69.95  Grades 8 to 12 *Streaming available 

Do you have what it takes to be a fashion designer? Join eight up-and-coming fashion designers as they discuss the characteristics, traits, and skills needed to make it in the fashion industry.

Candid interviews with young designers tackle questions about careers in fashion design, including:
* What It Takes: What traits do you need to have?
* Inspiration: Where do designers get ideas?
*The Tough Stuff: What are the realities of being a fashion designer?
* Success and Joy: What success have the designers received? Why do they love doing what they do?
#15052/1290   22 minutes 2012  $79.95  Grades 6 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 

Many teachers hold the misconception that gymnastics is risky and difficult to teach in primary school settings. But author Lindsay Broomfield, an international gymnastics competitor, senior club coach and gymnastics tutor, lays to rest those misconceptions in this package.

Noting that gymnastics is accessible to all and straightforward to teach, Lindsay provides clear instruction for primary teachers and club coaches - even those with little or no experience - to teach gymnastics skills. In fact, this book (144 pages) and DVD package covers everything a teacher or coach needs to know and deliver. Its progressive approach that builds on the basics also allows for a smooth transition for pupils entering year seven.

Both novice and experienced teachers will find this an invaluable resource offering *step-by-step instruction for teaching gymnastics skills;
*a systematic approach that focuses first on the five basic gymnastics shapes (stretch, tuck, star, straddle and pike) and then applies actions to them;
*a comprehensive source of creative ideas and themes;
*a progressive scheme that builds from year to year; and
*a DVD that shows video clips of all the gymnastics shapes and techniques covered in the book.

With the video clips, teachers don’t have to worry about being able to perform the shapes and techniques perfectly themselves. They also have access to a complete bank of lesson progressions on the DVD, which covers the entire primary curriculum. Teachers can count on needing less planning time while knowing that the plans are geared to a logical progression scheme and that pupils enjoy the lessons. The DVD also contains an image bank with eye-catching pictures, health and safety guidelines, and set-up diagrams of the apparatus to be used.

This comprehensive resource explains how physical development patterns influence learning, provides warm-up and cool-down activities and themed games, details how to teach the shapes and techniques and explains how to incorporate large apparatus and hand apparatus into lessons. All of the games and techniques are accompanied by photos or illustrations. Pupils learn the correct use of gymnastics vocabulary, and they expand their social, leadership and communication skills as they work in small groups. They not only develop foundational skills that will benefit them in any sport they choose, but they also learn about their bodies, develop cognitive skills, and increase their self-confidence and self-esteem as they learn new skills.

COMPLETE GUIDE TO PRIMARY GYMNASTICS will help teachers meet the early learning goals and primary curriculum guidelines for gymnastics. More than that, it makes gymnastics accessible, fun and rewarding for all pupils and teachers. This handy resource is perfect for primary school teachers, coaches and the children they instruct.

#15047/0860   26 minutes 2011  $149.95  Grades 2 to 6 

This new resource is loaded with everything that future and current teachers need to plan and implement sport skill-related lessons in an inclusive physical education program. Offers instruction on the various aspects of disability sport, how to teach it, and how to improve programming for students, regardless of ability or disability. The DVD contains video clips of activities as well as assessment forms and other reproducible forms. Also included are templates for and guidance in creating individualized education programs (IEPs), lesson plans, assessments, and unit plans.

This book (280 pages) and DVD package is the ideal resource for physical education teachers who want to incorporate inclusive sport skill instruction through sports traditionally identified with disability sport programs. The sports featured in this book are wheelchair basketball, wheelchair indoor soccer, sitting volleyball, wheelchair tennis, goalball, slalom, and boccia. The games are organized by skill, so teachers can select games based on the skills they want to teach. The skills for each sport are task analyzed to help teachers address the needs of students with disabilities. Teachers will learn how to make psychomotor modifications to games to include students with and without disabilities; teachers will also learn how to involve all students in making decisions about the modifications.

The book’s ABC model guides readers through the stages of program planning, implementation planning, teaching, assessment, and evaluating. Readers are also shown how to use IEPs and develop goals and objectives for lesson plans.

In addition, Teaching Disability Sport provides instruction on wheelchair selection and fitting, equipment concerns, and Web addresses for adapted sports and activities. And an inclusion index makes selecting the right sports and games easy.

The 200+ games and activities are cross-referenced to functional profiles (low, medium, high) of students with disabilities. Teachers have the choice of which disability sports to implement and to what level. With Teaching Disability Sport, kids both with and without disabilities win!
#15046/0860   26 minutes 2011  $149.95 

This series of ten 20-minute programs presents an impressive array of real-world applications of algebra, including an analysis of the 2008 mortgage crisis, calculation of a car’s speed determined by evidence left at an accident scene, and a mathematical examination of New Guinea’s 1998 earthquake and tsunami. Each video includes graphing calculator applications that use the Texas Instruments TI-Nspire calculator, with all keystrokes clearly shown. The series covers the complete scope and sequence of an algebra curriculum.

*Detailed descriptions of each program are available.
*All program are sub-titled

#15040/0635  2011  $949.95 *CC 

Probability and Statistics can be difficult for students to master because the word problems require students to read and truly comprehend what is being asked before any solution can be attempted. Each probability lesson is taught by fully worked example problems that help students not only do well in class but truly understand the material taught.

This series will provide the tools students need to succeed. What sets this series apart from other teaching tools is that the concepts are taught entirely through step-by-step example problems of increasing difficulty. It works by introducing each new concept in an easy to understand way and by using example problems that are worked out step-by-step and line-by-line to completion. If a student has a problem with coursework or homework, simply find a similar problem fully worked on in the series and review the steps needed to solve the problem. Covers all of the core topics . *Detailed descriptions of each program are available.

The series is best used in order from Volume 1 through Volume 14. A teacher's User Instruction and Resource Guide are available.

PERMUTATIONS (79 minutes)
COMBINATIONS (48 minutes)
BAYES' THEOREM (66 minutes)
MEAN, MEDIAN AND MODE (30 minutes)

Host Jason holds M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Physics from the University of Texas. He has been teaching Math Tutor programs since 2004, with his proven methods of helping students understand basic math and physics principles step-by-step, using practical examples.

#15038/2003  2012  $559.95  Grades 8 to 12 *Streaming available 

Traveling from wild coastlines to urban habitats, this fascinating BBC natural history series follows host and wildlife expert Iolo Williams as he explores the behavior of birds. Join Williams as he investigates how and why birds communicate, the breeding and nesting behavior of birds, the survival challenges that birds encounter, as well as an in-depth study revealing birds' ability to fly, the intricate design of their beaks and how their color and camouflage enables them to live in many different habitats. This ground breaking series reveals every aspect of their lives from surviving harsh winters to avoiding deadly predators.

Two hours 32 minutes on one DVD 
#15037/1317   120 minutes 2012  $129.95 

An Historical Overview of America's Indigenous People

Take a captivating journey through Native North-American culture, past and present with this compelling collection of 32 documentaries. Fascinating features focus on dozens of tribes including: Navajo, Pueblo, Nez Perce, Hopi, Apache ... and many more!

Examines Native North-American culture, past and present, and its attempts to halt assimilation and retain native cultural traditions. Through historical and contemporary photographs, paintings, artwork, archive footage, reenactments and interviews, the rich culture and history of America's aboriginal people is showcased. Witness the struggles and hardships, the practices and traditions, the art and beauty of this country's natives past, present and future.


1. After the White Man Came
2. Corn Dancers
3. The Desert People
4. Do We Want Us To?
5. Earthshapers
6. Eskimos: Winter in Western Alaska
7. The Excavation of Mound 7
8. I Will Fight No More Forever
9. An Indian for a Change
10. Indian Pottery of San Ildefonso
11. Indian to Indian
12. Lesson in Archaeology
13. Lewis and Clark
14. Maxidiwia
15. Miracle on the Mesa
16. Native American Art
17. Navajo Canyon Country
18. Nez Perce: Portrait of a People
19. Pablita Velarde - An Artist and Her People
20. Pecos
21. People of the Macon Plateau
22. Pueblo Heritage
23. Santa Fe
24. Seminoles of the Everglades
25. Spanish Empire in the New World
26. Spirit of the Earth
27. Tahtonka - Plains Indian Culture
28. Voyage of Discovery
29. We Belong to the Land
30. White Fawn's Devotion
31. Canyon Voices
32. Cataloochie: The Center of the World

On two discs - total 9 hours and 48 minutes 
#15036/1317  2010  $169.95 

Algebra is one of the most powerful forms of mathematics we have devised. It helps us to study numerical patterns, and requires us to write them down in a special system of symbols. To understand how algebra works in this way, in this exciting program we travel to Hong Kong to search for patterns. This program explains the basic concepts of algebra including number patterns, pronumerals, algebraic expressions, order of operations and expanding and simplifying. The natural and city landscapes of Asia are used to bring to life these abstract concepts for students who are new to algebra or refining their skills. 
#15034/0545   20 minutes 2011  $129.95  Grades 8 to 12 *CC *Streaming available 

This program is an odds-on favorite to make understanding probability a lot of fun! Set in the wonderful world of cards, coins and dice, this engaging program introduces the basic concepts of probability, including complementary events, two-way tables, Venn diagrams, tree diagrams, and independent and dependent events. By joining Sunny (the sometimes sneaky magician) and trying to see when he's using his tricks to improve the odds, this is a charming way to introduce probability concepts. With a style and tone just right for young learners, there's a good chance that mathematics will come alive in this program. 
#15033/0545   23 minutes 2011  $129.95  Grades 8 to 12 *CC *Streaming available 

Celebrate black history with 39 captivating programs! This comprehensive compilation features an in-depth collection of documentaries and programs chronicling the contributions and accomplishments of the most prominent and influential African-Americans throughout the history of the United States. From the oppression and hardship during the time of the Civil War to civil rights movements that paved the way to this country's first African-American president, this set is the definitive retrospective of Black History in America.

A rare collection of documentary features which celebrate the life, culture and accomplishments of history's most influential and prominent African Americans including: Frederick Douglass. Booker T. Washington. Maggie Lena Walker, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Paul Robeson, Joe Louis, Scott Joplin, W.C. Handy, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Carl Lewis, and, Barack Obama.

*Fourteen hours 48 minutes on 3 Discs

African Americans in World War II
African Burial Ground Vol. 1
African Burial Ground Vol. 2
African Burial Ground Vol. 3
African Burial Ground Vol. 4
Black Wings - The American Black in Aviation
Booker T. Washington - The life and legacy
Barack Obama - The Power of Hope
Carl Lewis on his Career
Frederick Douglass - An American Life
Henry Browne - Farmer
Highlights of The 1936 Olympics Berlin
Integration Report
Jan Matzeliger
Larry Lebby and Stone Lithography
Lou Stovall
March in Washington
Malcolm X Nationalist or Humanist
Martin Luther King - Civil Rights Roundtable
Negro Colleges in War Time
Newsreel The Black Panthers
Paul Laurence Dunbar
Paul Robeson - The Tallest Tree in Our Forest
Poverty in America
Scott Joplin
The Brown Bomber
The Civil War
The Life of Maggie Lena Walker
The Longines Chronoscope Adam Clayton Powell Jr.
The Negro in Entertainment
The Negro in Industry
The Negro in Sports
The Negro Sailor
The Negro Soldier
The Open Mind - New Negro With Martin Luther King
The Plantation System in Southern Life
To Do Battle in The Land
W.C. Handy
We Work Again
What about Prejudice? 
#15030/1317  2010  $169.95 

The benefits of regular physical activity from a young age are highlighted in this energetic and informative program for lower secondary health and P.E. learners. Viewers will hear from Olympic rower Kim Crow and a number of amateur orienteers, as they discuss the physical, mental and social outcomes of physical activity. The positive and negative aspects of group and individual activities are explored, including barriers to participation and how people from different backgrounds can overcome these challenges. This program provides valuable practical knowledge and the perfect motivation for getting started with any type of physical activity. 
#15028/0545   15 minutes 2012  $129.95  Grades 8 to 12 *CC *Streaming available 

The award-winning Standard Deviants tackle the massive world of Chemistry. In these eight programs, the positively charged cast of young actors will explain a massive amount about the materials that make up our universe and what happens when they react. No matter is left untouched as animated characters and on-screen graphics help visualize the bonding at an atomic and massive level.

It’s not just for fashion; models are used to show even how the tiniest pieces of matters are outfitted! This program will outfit you with all you need to know about atomic mass, and will introduce the road map of elements known as the Periodic Table. Topics include: Intro to the Atom, Atomic Mass, Atomic Number, Isotopes, The Periodic Table of the Elements, and Electron Energy Levels.

Bonding happens more than just amongst your friends; it is an essential part of keeping matter together. Learn how the idea of sharing charges and building strength in numbers are essential parts of chemistry. The VSEPR theory will describe the shapes and geometric make-up of the friendly molecule. Topics include: Sharing Electrons, Bonding and Molecules, Bonding Tendencies, Isomers, VSEPR Theory, and Molecular Geometry.

Follow the matter road and you’ll find solids, liquids and gases, oh MY! The structure and phase changes will be presented using cheesy examples, (yes cheese) and we’ll find out why unruly gases have their own laws.
Topics include: What Is Matter?, Solids and Liquids, Phase Changes and Diagrams, Intro to Gases, and Gas Laws.

This program stirs things up by showing how combining chemical substances turns substances into mixtures! You’ll have all the answers, or solutions, on how combinations can be dry, wet, chunky, hearty, smooth, creamy, strong and even invisible. So don’t lose your concentrations when these solutions are being presented.
Topics include: Solutions and Solubility, Expressing Concentration, Raoult’s Law and Colligative, Properties, and Non-Ideal Behavior.

You don’t have to go far to find acids and base; they can be found in your kitchen, your garden and even in your lunch. This program goes a bit deeper to define what makes acids and bases do their thing, and what happens when they combine and react to each other. Topics include: Chemical Reaction Basics, Definitions of Acids and Bases, Properties of Acids and Bases, Acid-Base Reactions, and Other Mixtures.

Chemical Reactions happen all over, from the far away sun to the cup of water sitting next to you. These reactions are a rearrangement of same old atoms we know and love with some chemical magic. This program reveals the magic and terms involved in writing and understanding chemical equations. Topics include: Chemical Reactions, Precipitation Reactions, Oxidation-Reduction Reactions, Kinetics, Equilibrium, and Nuclear Reactions.

The Standard Deviants are so stoked to present this branch of chemistry, it has a leading role. Stoichiometry will awe you with mathematical performances and move you with a balancing act of equations. You will be applauding Stiochiometry’s overwhelming performance. Topics include: What is Stoichiometry?, the Metric System, Balancing Equations, Molar Conversions, Mass Percent and Empirical Formulas, and Limiting Reactants. *Click here to VIEW CLIP

It’s time to get energized and make things light up, heat up, power up and break-up. This program will melt away the complexity of thermodynamics and the functions and laws behind it. Heat up your class and make things happen, just like the energy found in this video. Topics include: Energy Basics, State Functions and Hess’s Law, The First Law of Thermodynamics, The Second Law of Thermodynamics, and Gibbs Free Energy.

* Also includes CD Guides
#15027/0433  2012  $359.95  Grades 9 to 12 

This is the ideal software for helping students and professionals thoroughly review components of structural anatomy. Featuring computer graphic models of human anatomy derived from MRI scan data, it allows users to view the high-resolution 3-D models from all angles as well as fully interactive 3-D animations that detail muscle and joint function.

The models used can be rotated and allow for 11 layers of anatomy to be visually removed (from skin to bone) with a strip-away technique. Specific muscles within the 3-D models can be highlighted to show accompanying text about the selected muscle, such as name, agonists, antagonists, proximal and distal attachments, nerve innervation, blood supply, and primary and secondary actions. Informational text also accompanies specific ligaments in the model, providing information on function, injury mechanism, and pathology of injury.

The DVD also includes the following:
*A total of 34 animations - each of which can be viewed from four different angles - show clinical muscle function and provide students with a strong sense of the movement around joints.
*Four animations of gross human motions - walking,standing from a sitting position, sit-ups, and push-ups - demonstrate complete body movements and are coupled with live-action video clips showing the electrical stimuli of active muscles.
*Views of any specific structure on the screen can be rotated up to 360 degrees and stopped at any point for detailed viewing.
*Related text on each structure further defines the structure being viewed.
The animations on the DVD cover all major regions, including the shoulder, elbow and forearm, wrist and hand, trunk, hip, knee, and ankle and foot. Muscles that shorten and lengthen around each joint in these animations are color-coded to show their functions. The additional anatomy text then discusses bones, ligaments, muscles, tendons, retinacula, capsules, cartilage, discs, and membranes.

Also offers an interactive quiz. Students can select the level of difficulty and number of quiz questions. Then, using a multiple-choice format, they are asked to identify or locate various structures on the model. Students can take the quiz repeatedly and it’s never the same twice, so it serves as an excellent tool for self-testing and knowledge retention.

DVD-ROM drive

Operating systems:
Microsoft XP, Vista, Windows 7
Mac (Intel) OSX 10.4, 10.5, and 10.6

Processor speed: 1.5 GHz with 512 MB of RAM

Disk space: 200 MB for all platforms

Screen display: 1024 x 768 screen

A resource for students learning or reviewing structural and functional anatomy; also a resource for professionals who require knowledge of human anatomy, such as athletic trainers, physical therapists, fitness professionals, biomechanists, and motor behaviorists. 
#15020/0860  2012  $109.95 

A third grade teacher helps children develop self-control by involving them in a classroom rule-making process tied to their goals for learning.

#15009/1467   35 minutes 2007  $99.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Take a journey into the world of the Internet where kids will discover Five Keys to staying safe online.

Through other kids’ real Internet experiences (including one who was stalked by an Internet predator) children will learn:
*To appreciate the great value of the Internet and gain a respect for its dangers
*To make healthy choices regarding the Internet
*How to avoid being targeted by Internet predators
*The importance of sharing their online experiences with a parent or trusted adult

The DVD includes PDF Teacher's Guide (English only)
*Also available in Spanish
#15007/2165   13 minutes 2011  $79.95  Grades 3 to 6 *CC *Streaming available 

A fresh look at today’s youth using the latest understandings of human sexuality.

Today’s adolescents live in a hypersexualized culture. Most have received a school- based sex education where safe sex typically refers to physical intimacy that is free of sexually transmitted diseases or unwanted pregnancy. Despite their greater exposure and education, current evidence suggests that many youth are in trouble sexually and that their sexual development is not unfolding as it should.

How is sexuality meant to develop? What is happening today that is different than in previous generations? How does sex affect the brain and bonding? In this course, Dr. Gordon Neufeld examines sexuality through the lenses of attachment, maturation and vulnerability. He sheds light on why adolescents are losing their timidity, why sexual interaction is on the rise, and why sexual bullying is becoming a problem. He explores the meaning of safe sex from an attachment-based developmental perspective and provides suggestions for contributing to the healthy unfolding of sexuality in our youth.

This program has been developed for all those involved with today’s teens including parents, teachers and helping professionals. It is also useful preparation for parents of pre-teens. This course is highly recommended for ALL who are involved in the sexual education of our youth, whether formally in school or more significantly at home.

*Four one-hour sessions
*Also available with French Audio and French Slides
Session 1 of 4 *Click here to VIEW CLIP
Session 2 of 4 *Click here to VIEW CLIP
Session 3 of 4 *Click here to VIEW CLIP
Session 4 of 4 *Click here to VIEW CLIP 
#15004/1400   240 minutes 2013  $129.95 *Streaming available 

In order to achieve professional quality product/ process and service system design engineering skills, besides a strong analytical, digital design and digital manufacturing / assembly engineering foundation, one needs to learn basic and often very simple design rules. One of the best ways to learn these rules is to disassemble and analyze various products, try to understand the design / manufacturing / assembly processes followed, and also learn from mistakes.

In this program Professor Ranky introduces, and to some extent illustrates several basic product design, process design, design for quality, assembly /disassembly, and other design rules with simple and practical examples whilst disassembling an inkjet printer on screen.

In particular, the rules and principles discussed with examples include: design for quality, maintenance, assembly, disassembly, green / eco-friendly design issues, cost, risk, the concept of designing components, modules, and systems that can be assembled, as well as disassembled, material selection issues, design for the environment, the principle of 'z' stacking for assembly / disassembly, modular design principles, some part handling, and feeding issues, automated assembly and disassembly challenges, and others. 
#15000/0353   38 minutes 2011  $169.95Adult 

Strengthen every teacher-mentor’s capacity to provide constructive, meaningful support to entry-level teachers! Offers staff developers the materials they need to help experienced and novice mentor-teachers acquire the six essential behaviors of high-performance mentors: committing, accepting, communicating, coaching, learning, and inspiring.

Workshop facilitators will be able to introduce the author's high-performance mentoring framework and engage participants in discussions about:
*The four stages of the mentoring relationship
*Understanding beginning teachers and related learning levels
*Methods to increase mentor/mentee commitment
*The influence of beliefs on the mentoring process
*Mentoring as a path to professional growth

The package includes:
*The DVD that features James B. Rowley discussing the essentials of high-performance mentoring and shows mentors demonstrating practical mentoring strategies
*A companion DVD with navigation menu for easy stop-and-search control of the video content
*A step-by-step Facilitator's Guide with segment prompts, workshop outlines, extended workshop activities, key points, and discussion questions.
#14997/1883   47 minutes 2009  $369.95 

Discover just how easy and fun baking can be! With a knowledge of baking basics, biscuits, scones, pancakes, and other quick breads are simple to prepare. Join Chef Dave Christopherson in the kitchen as he demonstrates and explains how to make a variety of different quick breads. Step by step instructions take viewers through each recipe from start to finish, including: Cream Biscuits, Scones, Pancakes, Banana Bread, Cranberry Granola Muffins, and Cornbread. Recipes included in the Teaching Materials.

#14993/1290   30 minutes 2012  $49.95  Grades 6 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 

You’d think after such a calamitous economic fall, there’d be a strong consensus on reinforcing the protections that keep us out of harm’s way. But in some powerful corners, the opposite is happening. Business and political forces, including hordes of lobbyists, are working to diminish these protections. One of the biggest targets is the Volcker Rule, which aims to keep banks from using customers’ deposits to gamble on their own, sometimes risky, investments. In this edition of Moyers & Company, Bill Moyers talks with Paul Volcker, the namesake of the Volcker Rule. Moyers’ second guest is activist and former British diplomat Carne Ross, who shares nine principles for effective citizen action and describes his work to devise a banking system aligned with the public good. The broadcast ends with a Moyers essay on what several American cities are doing to restructure Wall Street, from the bottom up. 
#14976/0405   57 minutes 2012  $169.95  Grades 9 to Adult *CC 

In this new two-part series, eight young adults tell the stories of how they are trying to make it on their own. No scripts, no actors, just real life. The DVDs have a menu so the instructor can pick and choose which interviews to use at any one time.
In Part 1 meet Anna, Javier, Roger and Amanda (67 minutes)
*Click here to VIEW CLIP
In Part 2 meet Kiran, Greg, Marlenne and Ryan (85 minutes)
*Click here to VIEW CLIP
The lessons to be learned from these stories are too numerous to list. In some cases, they illustrate the perils and heartache of foolish decisions and just plain bad luck. In others, they illustrate what good judgment, hard work and determination can accomplish. But in each case they offer lessons that every student should learn offered by young adults they can relate to.

*Boxed set of two DVDs and Teacher’s Guide on CD

Aligned to Common Core Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects.
#14959/0483   152 minutes 2013  $169.95  Grades 7 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 

This program provides a resource for developing the physical characteristics that comprise athletic performance, such as speed, agility, strength, power, and coordination. Features a breakdown of strength training, plyometrics, change of direction, and linear speed into exercise technique and coaching descriptions.

Among the topics covered:
* Movement preparation
* Dynamic warm-up
* Agility training
* Speed drills
* 2-person acceleration drill
* Cone hops with sprint drill
* Knee high tucks
* Split squat jumps
* Repeated broad jumps
* Box jumps
* Power and strength training
* Abdominal training series 
#14958/0463   98 minutes 2011  $129.95 

Explosiveness is critical for most sports, but what about for daily life? In this practical video, you will learn how to improve power production for sport and life. Appropriate training progressions and modifications based on age, ability and facility design will also be discussed.

Among the Topics Covered:
* The benefits of power training for diverse populations
* Teaching and coaching tips/cues
* Assessments
* Program design recommendations
#14957/0463   90 minutes 2011  $129.95 

Designed as a resource for both new trainers and fitness professionals who simply need a refresher course on assigning the appropriate exercises to participants. Discusses injury prevention through orthopedic assessment by looking at what bones are made of and how they are formed. Also explains what gets in the way of motion and how individuals tend to compensate for their limitations in motion. More importantly, you’ll examine why the maintenance of muscular availability around a joint is imperative for optimal joint function. After watching this DVD, you’ll have a better understanding of the concept of force, its effect on joints, and how to best manage it.

Among Topics Covered:
* Exploring structure
* Joint structure
* Joint motion
* Joint control
* More perspectives on muscular orchestration 
#14956/0463   112 minutes 2010  $129.95 *Streaming available 

This program provides an overview of the reasons for testing athletes and how the information obtained from such testing could be effectively used. Details the kinds of tests that should be utilized with a specific athlete and the application of test results to training that athlete to enhance that individual’s level of performance. Also discusses some of the inherent limitations of athletic performance testing.

Among the topics covered:
* Why test the athlete?
* Optimizing testing
* What tests should comprise the test battery?
* Application of test results 
#14955/0463   56 minutes 2011  $129.95 

This series is packed with information about banking in the new millennium. Not only are the basics of opening accounts covered, but your students will also learn how to manage their money successfully. Special focus is given to online banking.

The series consists of five 20-minute programs:

#14946/0483  2005  $349.95  Grades 7 to Adult *Streaming available 

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions... In this personal finance video series, your students will meet Andrew, Jocelyn, Kevin and Samantha - four young adults with some important financial decisions to make concerning their budgets, credit and transportation. As they each explain their financial situations, you’ll have the opportunity to stop the program and let your students decide what they think each of these young adults should do. Then they’ll find out what decision was actually made. Will your students agree with them or find a different solution?

*Three 20 to 25-minute interactive DVDS and 3 Print Activity CDs:

Andrew needs to start a saving plan. Jocelyn has been laid off and is struggling to make ends meet. Kevin needs more spending money to keep up with friends. And Samantha has to decide if she wants roommates help meet expenses living in the city.
Will your students agree with their decisions or find a different solution?

Andrew is buried in credit card debt and has to dig himself out. Jocelyn needs to borrow money to meet her bills. Kevin wants a credit card like his high school friends. And Samantha wants to furnish her city apartment on credit. Will your students agree with their decisions or find a different solution?

Andrew needs a reliable vehicle to commute to work. Jocelyn must decide whether to keep fixing her old car or trade it in. Kevin is tired of sharing the two family cars. And Samantha has to decide if she can afford her car in the city. Will your students agree with their decisions or find a different solution?

*Closed Captioned
#14945/0483  2009  $199.95  Grades 7 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 

In these two 30-minute programs, students will see examples of common work conflicts as they watch the interaction between the employees of a video production company, their boss and a new client who has entrusted them with an important project.
#14943/0483  2004  $169.95  Grades 7 to Adult *Streaming available 

This series focuses on those fundamental purchases like buying a car, renting an apartment and buying food and clothing. Some of your students may even be facing these decisions now and this series gives them the information they need to shop smart.

Three 25-minute programs:
#14942/0483  2009  $219.95  Grades 7 to Adult *Streaming available 

When Alex graduated from high school, he had two goals. He wanted to get a good paying job as quickly as possible so he could be on his own and he wanted to work in a green industry. This is the story of how Alex reached his goals.

In this two-part, interactive video program, your students will accompany Alex as he searches for his first full-time job and faces the challenges of the first six months at Zephyr Industries, a wind technology company.

Throughout the program, you'll have the opportunity to pause the video and discuss with your students critical decisions Alex has to make before they see what actually happens. As they share in his successes and failures, they’ll learn valuable real-life lessons that will teach them job search skills and help them reach their own career goals.

Part I focuses on Alex’s job search and the start of his first full-time job at Zephyr Industries. 25 minutes
*Click here to VIEW CLIP
Part II of the program focuses on Alex’s first six months on the job and the work-related problems he and his coworkers must resolve at Zephyr. 20 minutes
*Click here to VIEW CLIP

*Closed Captioned
#14941/0483  2010  $169.95  Grades 8 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 

The audience for this set is anybody who is interested in organic food, sustainable organic farming, living, mobility and building. Will be enjoyed by high school students, technicians, undergraduate and graduate engineers, architects, agricultural engineers, managers and policy makers, farmers and scientists.

Part 1 defines what is organic vs. conventional farming through the application process of how to become an organic farmer in six steps. Then the differences between organic and non-organic produce with several practical examples. The benefits of organic food considering nutrition, pesticide levels, taste, environmental impacts, humane considerations and price are also examined.

Part 1 and Part 2 carries on with an exciting visit to the First Hungarian Cooperative for Organic Farming in Europe - including the animal farm, some of the fields, as well as the eco-village. Some traditional sustainable green fabrication methods are demonstrated in detail in buildings under construction, as well finished family homes are visited. 
#14940/0353   60 minutes 2010  $219.95Adult 

This series is filled with stories of real young people in exciting careers. Your students will learn how each got into their profession and what they do from day-to-day.

In Volume I your students will meet a police officer, paramedic, massage therapist, radio announcer, pilot and a minor league baseball umpire.
*Click here to VIEW CLIP
In Volume II your students will meet a registered nurse, graphic designer, fire fighter, editor, chef and an emergency medical technician.
*Click here to VIEW CLIP

*Each volume 30 minutes and Closed Captioned
#14939/0483   60 minutes 2011  $169.95  Grades 7 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 

Students will learn the importance of making a strong first impression as the manager of a video store interviews eight young individuals for a part-time position. Students will evaluate the applicants, make a decision and then see what happens!
#14938/0483   25 minutes 2008  $99.95  Grades 7 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 

Having understood the material presented in this program, the collaborative design team will have a clear concept, sound methods, and some tools for industrial design with ergonomics.

Parts 1 to 3 include material from Europe, the USA, Hong Kong, China and Japan, illustrating the importance of industrial design with ergonomics with several examples. Key subjects introduced include the following: What is industrial design? What is ergonomics, or in other words human factors engineering? What is aesthetics and how does it fit into the subject area? What is usability, and why is this important for industrial design and ergonomics? Why is fashion, and also the cultural setting within which the particular fashion style is implemented and practiced important in industrial design with ergonomics? How does art fit into all this?, and others.

Includes is a simulated 3D eBook on DVD, approximately 400 screens, is an interactive browser readable multimedia electronic book, containing several important text, diagrams, images, calculations, interactive 3D & 360 degree panorama objects, video clips, spreadsheets etc., the design team needs to calculate with using their own data.

Designed for Industrial Design Engineers, Ergonomics (Human Factors Engineers), collaborative product and process design engineers and managers, industrial engineers, sustainable green engineers and managers, PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) engineers, manufacturing systems engineers, IT and software developers, quality & operations managers, and others, interested in designing products, processes and service systems with an industrial design and ergonomics focus. Also ideal for undergraduate / graduate education and research.
#14935/0353   320 minutes 2010  $299.95Adult 

This program with functional oral skill building allows ESL/EFL students to "break the code" on global communicative styles. Viewers report that it also improves cross-cultural understanding in multinational classes and teaches students to "style switch" based upon the context in which they find themselves.

Designed for intermediate to advanced college/adult language learners, Intensive English Programs, ESL/EFL educators, linguistics departments, corporate training settings, international agencies, multicultural trainers, etc. Can be used as a core text in an advanced speaking skills class, as a reference tool in language laboratories, for self-study, and for workplace training.

The Conversational style inventory is an assessment tool that calculates individual communicative style preference and measures capacity for comfort and compatibility with other global styles. A 20-question format, it comes with a scoring rubric and bar graph charts for easy classroom or workshop posting. Suggested for use prior to viewing videos. Evokes animated discussions.

"Conversational Styles around the Globe" (Part one) uses the metaphor of three popular sports to highlight differences in pacing, topic changes, interruptions, body language, level of participation, turn taking, overlapping, and rapport among speakers around the world. Contrasting communicative styles are analyzed on film using the classic values clarification activity of Alligator River.

Conversational Style in the U.S.A." (Part Two) takes advanced ESL/EFL students through 12 functional steps to learning the conversational style of American English (represented by the sport of basketball). Steps include: interrupting politely, asking the right questions, using a hesitation techniques, using backchanneling, understanding body language, being direct, etc.


Bowling represents "high considerate" characteristics (term coined by Deborah Tannen) as found in Japan, Korea and other Asian cultures. As in the game of bowling, turn taking, polite watching and waiting, single player on the floor, are major features of "high considerate" style.

Rugby represents "high involvement" characteristics (Deborah Tannen) as found in Latin American, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, African, Eastern European and other cultures. Features such as interruption, overlapping, constant change of topic, variety in pitch and volume, and exaggerated use of body language appear in these cultures, corresponding to the intensity of the sport of rugby.

Basketball represents a hybrid of the above two styles, partly "considerate" and partly "involvement". Modern American English reflects such a hybrid, where interruption is tolerated (stealing the ball) and dribbling (hesitating), shooting for the hoop (making your point) and passing the ball to another player (including others in a conversation) are regular features.

The sports analogies help language learners to concretely grasp deep underlying patterns of communication across cultures. The use of sports provides a visual anchor to train viewers in 'code-switching' (adopting a new communication pattern) based upon the cultural setting they find themselves in.

Video is the perfect medium for visual insight; hence, this film makes use of three sports as analogies of cultural tendencies in communication patterns.

*Includes downloadable transcript with Teaching Guidelines 
#14934/1907   108 minutes 2010  $189.95 *Streaming available 

This video is designed for ESL speakers who need practice in pitch, intonation, voice projection, syllable stress, pronouncing numbers and percentages correctly. Building confidence in a second language is emphasized throughout the video, which ends with an informative speech modeling the skills taught.

Tips are given for connecting with a Western audience, such as:
*using appropriate facial expressions, eye contact and body language
*using a microphone and a podium to the best advantage
*using notes or presentation software such as PowerPoint
*creating ‘catchy’ titles to attract the attention of your audience
*dealing with stagefright

This program is appropriate for:
Workplace/Business English communications
International Medical and Legal Professionals
International Teaching and Research Assistants
Academic presenters, University professors
NGO directors and diplomatic envoys
International conference or symposium presenters

*Closed Captioned 
#14933/1907   38 minutes 2005  $189.95 *CC *Streaming available 

This program reviews cutting-edge research on exercising and aging as they relate to women who are 40 years of age and older. Details how strength training can affect body composition, balance, muscle hypertrophy, depression, sleep, nerve reactivation, osteoporosis, arthritis, and hormone imbalances. Also discusses the fact that approximately 80 percent of all household decisions are made from the female perspective, and explains why women purchase a "cause" as opposed to a "catch-phrase".

Among the topics covered:
* Miriam Nelson study
* Women as buyers
* Dense bones through activity
* Group fitness to target populations
* Body image
* Women seek stability and systems
* Nalin Singh study
* What makes a female member stay?
* Motivation 
#14916/0463   92 minutes 2011  $129.95 

What do you need to know in order to prepare a delicious homemade meal? Whether you’re a seasoned cook or just starting out, learn cooking fundamentals with Chef Dave Christopherson.

Chef Dave demonstrates and explains a variety of basic cooking techniques necessary for success in the kitchen, including baking, blanching, boiling, grilling, roasting, sautéing, simmering, stir-frying and more as he prepares three simple, "from scratch" meals: Chicken Asparagus Fettuccine Alfredo; Beef and Vegetable Stir-Fry with Rice; and, Roast Pork with Pan Gravy, Baked Potatoes, and Grilled Corn and Black Bean Salsa.

*Includes Teaching Materials 
#14912/1290   27 minutes 2012  $49.95  Grades 6 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 

From preschool to colleges, this comprehensive program features students, educators, and experts. Learn about effective school violence management, including bullying.

The set consists of four DVD programs and one TRAINING MANUAL

Volume One: Physical Safety Issues. Schools and colleges were never designed to be fortresses against violence. Recent violence either from the outside (intruder) or from within (angry student or staff) however causes concern about physical safety in educational establishments. Topics Include: Metal detectors, Communications Devices, Video Technology, and Crisis Planning. 17 minutes

Volume Two: Mental Health Issues. Whether it be gang related or the isolated or often teased student, many school violence incidents begin with psychological imbalances. From bullying, teasing, segregation and harassment, how institutions manage mental health issues goes a long way in averting crisis. Caregivers and educators have the opportunity to influence crisis effects even in its aftermath. Topics Include: Recognizing Warning Signs, identifying and Managing Student Groupings, Bullying, teasing and harassment, and Crisis Planning. 36 minutes

Volume Three: School Safety in Pre-K & Elementary. This video focuses on safety issues unique with children in daycare centers, head start programs, preschools and elementary schools. These facilities experience violence too, either man-made or nature induced. Caregivers and educators also have to keep bullying, teasing and harassment in check. Topics Include: Conducting drills with young children, Communications (law enforcement, parents, staff, etc), Bullying, teasing and harassment, and Crisis Planning. 18 minutes

Volume Four: Students Talk. This video begins with student-created and directed satire about their takes on school violence. Each section then features victims of the Columbine School Shooting. As part of their healing process, they share their experience of surviving a school shooting. They also mentor students about the dangers of hating, teasing, gun violence, segregating, bullying and more.
#14910/1027  2006  $279.95  Grades 12 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 

Six case studies show how young students and professionals are helping to solve the growing problems of widespread overuse and abuse of our planet's most precious and limited resource: water. Both the positive and negative scientific and social implications of water's utilization are explored in this cross-curriculuar resource.

SURFACE WATER: A Day in the Life of the Rio Grande
The Rio Grande is one of the U.S.' longest rivers, its Texas section forming a natural border between the U.S. and Mexico. Competing human claims for it are viewed through the eyes of two young women: a whitewater rafting guide in upstream New Mexico and a teenager downstream near El Paso.

Despite its wonders, Earth's water cycle does not spread water evenly around the planet. The Ogallala Aquifer?s huge underground reservoir of water gives states such as Nebraska a large but limited irrigation source. Experience how one progressive farm family uses technology to conserve water while producing higher food yields and profits.

DRINKING WATER: Bottle or Tap?
A huge bottled-water industry has recently emerged, with the U.S. its largest consumer. A blind taste test by young students suggests that most people cannot tell the difference between tap and bottled water. This program poses questions to the theory that bottled water is better for us and the environment.

Drinking water pollution can cause many deadly diseases, especially in children of poor countries around the world. Learn how student fundraisers and field scientists from the U.S. have helped indigenous peoples develop water treatment systems using their own technologies.

In the U.S., polluted waters can have damaging economic and social effects, as well as destroy environmental habitats. The Chesapeake Bay is one of the most polluted watersheds in America, but Baltimore-area students are working with commercial crab catchers and scientists in the Baltimore area to help restore its health.

THE GREAT LAKES: Who Owns the Water?
Fair distribution of water has long been a worldwide problem. The Great Lakes contain 20% of the world?s fresh surface water, but that water is currently available to only a small portion of our population. Should other water-scarce regions have access to this water? What effect would the piping of Great Lakes water to other areas have on the lakes and on Midwestern environments?
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#14900/1445  2008  $549.95  Grades 5 to 8 *CC *Streaming available 

"Interesting AND informative. Recommended." Video Librarian
Students retain geography and history information better when they experience living images of world cultures. These 40 programs about some of the world's major countries help students understand other peoples' environments, values, and significant historical contributions. *Detailed descriptions of each program are available

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16. IRAN
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26. PERU
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* Delivered on forty 25-minute DVDs
* Curriculum standards-correlated for all geography courses that survey the world's countries and regions
*Current, on-location footage conveys a rich mix of geography and culture
*Maps and other geographical data convey clear information for student retention
*Experiential cultural settings help both Social Studies and Foreign Language students retain information about counties around the world
*Onscreen captions define vocabulary words and social studies concepts

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#14898/1445  2010  $5,299.95  Grades 6 to 10 *CC *Streaming available 

When it comes to automotive professionalism and a concern for customer safety, nothing is more important than high-quality brake repair work. Use this three-part series to give auto-shop students and service trainees their best shot at acing the ASE A5 test, along with real-world capabilities in diagnosing and solving a variety of braking system problems.

Episodes are divided into self-contained chapters, each of which pin-points certain areas of ASE-related competence, and led by two authoritative, ASE-certified instructors who make it easy to identify parts and internalize maintenance lessons. Demonstrations are carried out in a fully equipped shop on a range of vehicles, while concise quizzes, helpful graphics, and friendly coaxing on the need for professional integrity add extra shine to this vital teaching toolkit. Correlates to ASE and NATEF standards.

*Includes a viewable/printable instructor’s guide including ASE/NATEF task correlation checklists is available online

There are three programs in the series:
#14896/0635  2012  $299.95 

What does it mean for developing-world workers when prices for clothing and fabric keep dropping? What happens when Westerners buy more and more, driving up demand? How does ecological impact fit into the equation? Global in scope, this three-part series explores the ethical and environmental fallout of large-scale textile production. It follows the work of manufacturers in the U.K. and Bangladesh as it investigates the consequences of ultra-cheap labor and supply systems. In addition, it examines fair trade initiatives developed in response to industry abuses, inequities, and hazards. A crucial resource for economics, sociology, and environmental studies!
Three 25-minute programs:

THE COST OF CLOTH: Ethical Textiles
Filmed in Bangladesh, one of the world’s most active textile-producing countries, this program explores the social cost of the textile industry, which benefits mostly Western consumers and capitalists while creating oppressive environments in the developing world. Using eye-opening footage shot inside a number of Bangladeshi textile factories, the film explores issues of sweatshop labor - including poor working conditions, unfair wages, and the right to unionize - and asks viewers to consider where the responsibility for improving industry practices should lie. The program then compares the social impact of mass-scale textile production with the benefits brought to a small rural community in Bangladesh by a fair trade textile initiative.

ECO-DESIGN: Ethical Textiles
The Western world still struggles for long-term solutions regarding carbon emissions, energy consumption, and waste disposal. A number of industries, including textile manufacturing, are at the heart of this dilemma. But Finisterre, an outdoor clothing maker, has fearlessly taken on the issue by creating an eco-friendly surf-wear brand. This program follows the workflow of the company from its headquarters in Cornwall, Great Britain, to fabric suppliers in Japan and manufacturers in Portugal. Viewers are shown how Finisterre reduces its ethical and environmental impact as it rigorously evaluates the use of energy and materials - not only in isolated locations, but throughout the design, manufacture, transportation, and use of its products.

What would happen if we changed the way our clothes are made and sold? If we used different fibers or different agricultural techniques? If we insisted that facilities which produce textile products dispose of chemicals and materials properly? This program assesses the environmental impact of the textile industry both in the U.K. and abroad. It explores the ecological footprint of textile production in Bangladesh, and shows how the true cost of cheap textiles is being felt by the very poorest living downstream from polluting textile factories. It also looks at how companies are working to reduce the harmful results of their presence in the ecosystem by using state-of-the-art water recycling plants and by making better use of their waste streams.
#14895/0635  2012  $369.95 

With tips and advice from career counselors, human resources reps, new employees, and seasoned business professionals, this three-part series takes a common sense approach to the details of job success. Each program provides essential information on the big issues (dress codes, asking for a raise) as well as on matters seldom covered (dealing with office politics, surprise visits from higher-ups). Engaging graphics make pertinent points easy to remember, and anecdotes from a focus group of young professionals give real-life cont