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Part of the Series: The Life of Mammals
BBC
The most brilliantly coloured of all mammals are our relatives the monkeys.The scarlet face of a Uakari and bright blue bottom of a Mandrill, are matchless. But colour-vision first gave this group another advantage up in the trees - finding…
Food for Thought
Part of the Series: The Life of Mammals
BBC
Human beings appear to be unique amongst mammals - we live in huge cities, we walk on two legs and we have language. But how far have we really come from our mammal heritage? Are we really as different as…
It's Elementary—Talking About Gay Issues in School
It's Elementary features elementary and middle schools where (mainly heterosexual) teachers are challenging the prevailing political climate and its attempt to censor any dialogue in schools about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Rather than focusing on the debate between…
2 videos
Child Development Theorists: Freud to Erikson to Spock and Beyond
Beginning with Sigmund Freud, modern child development theories have changed the way that parents raise their children and the way that teachers teach those children. This video is an entertaining and enlightening view of the major child development theories, how…
Julius Caesar
A fast-moving thriller about a struggle for democracy, William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar is also a love story between two men united by an explosive act of political violence. Based on the Royal Shakespeare Company's acclaimed stage production, Gregory Doran's film…
Inclusion, IEPs, and Special Needs Laws
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (I.D.E.A.) provides six principles that govern the education of children with special needs. It's one thing to read the law, but how do you ensure you comply with it and provide the best…
Algebra
The 18 videos in this collection focus on all aspects of Algebra, from logarithms to quadratic equations and partial fractions. Clip #1: "Mathematical Language" - Clip #2: "Powers or Indices" - Clip #3: "Logarithms" - Clip #4: "Substitution and Formulae"…
18 videos
From Conception To Baby: Beginnings of Life
Creating a brand new person requires a complex biological process featuring a cast of microscopic characters. Viewers learn about fertilization and how chromosomes determine the gender and physical attributes of a baby. We show how a single cell develops into…
Pregnancy in Progress: Beginnings of Life
For parents-to-be, the road from conception to birth is one filled with endless questions, changes, and decisions. In this program, viewers learn the early signs of pregnancy and the host of changes women will experience during their 9 month adventure.…
Lighting for Film and Television: Exposure, Shadows and Basic Technique
Emmy(r) award-winning producer Barry Green, joined by co-host David Jimerson, take you through what you need to know to start seeing great lighting in your own projects! Through detailed instruction, tongue-in-cheek sketch illustrations, and hands-on examples, we'll show you the…
4 videos
Mythology Lives! Ancient Stories & Modern Literature
This program reacquaints students with stories of the past, points out their recurring themes and characters, and gives them a look at the modern day counterpart. Includes the triumph of good over evil(Superman), tragic love(Orpheus and Eurydice; Romeo and Juliet),…
Surrealism
Dada, the nihilistic precursor of Surrealism, was deliberately anti-art and anti-sense, intended to outrage and scandalize. Characteristic of it were Marcel Duchamp's 'readymades' - everyday objects elevated to the status of art by the mere decision of the artist to…
The History of the United States - US Immigrants a Mulit-Cultural Journey
Take a historical look at immigration into the U.S. over the millennia. This program makes the important point that everyone in America immigrated from another part of the world. What brought people to this continent? What similarities do we all…
Black American Experience - Famous Men Of Medical Science: Dr. Daniel Hale Williams & Charles Drew
FAMOUS MEN OF MEDICAL SCIENCE: DR. DANIEL HALE WILLIAMS & CHARLES DREW DR. DANIEL HALE WILLIAMS: His notable achievements as a Cardiac Surgeon helped to revolutionize the field of medicine and humanize its practices. CHARLES DREW: The first Black surgeon…
Child Development Theorists
The changes that happen to humans in the first two decades of life are astonishing--from being helpless newborns to independent adults. The study of that journey--with its physical, intellectual, social, and emotional changes--is called child development theory. Theories in child…
Portrait of Wally
"Portrait of Wally", Egon Schiele's tender picture of his mistress, Walburga ("Wally") Neuzil, is the pride of the Leopold Museum in Vienna. But for 13 years the painting was locked up in New York, caught in a legal battle between…
Accounting and Finance Clips 1: Accounts, Forecasting and Breakeven
Four film clips explain and illustrate key topics in finance using a variety of case study examples. Key Topics Profit & Loss Account Balance Sheet Accounting Forecasting Breakeven Clip #1: "Clip 1: Introducing Accounts" - Clip #2: "Clip 2: What…
4 videos
Writing About Media with Peter Elbow
Combining focused writing instruction with a media literacy perspective, Writing About Media serves as an invaluable tool for university students and composition teachers. This program includes more than four hours of clips selected from a range of Media Education Foundation…
35 videos
The Gloucester 18 - The Realities of Teen Pregnancy
In 2008, eighteen high school girls from Gloucester, Massachusetts were accused of making a pact to become pregnant. The mainstream media perpetuated and sensationalized the story, with reporters flying in from as far away as Australia, the UK, and Brazil.…
Akhenaton: The Heretic King
Find the real truths of the infamous pharaoh Akhenaten, who changed the face of Ancient Egypt forever with his monotheistic religion of Aten.