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Recovering - Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa
Eating disorders anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa afflict people of all ages and race, especially young women, and are serious medical conditions that can be deadly if left untreated. Join documentary filmmaker and host Larkin McPhee (Dying to Be Thin)…
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…
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…
Child Development Basics
A fun way to cover the stages of child development! * When can a baby grab a rattle? * When are most kids potty trained? * Can you play catch with a three-year-old? * How do you keep a four-year…
Design: All About Color
Color has the ability to create emotion and influence our moods. Color is a powerful tool in interior design and fashion. Interior designer Brandi Hagen discusses: History of color and the development of color theories, the color system, color sheel,…
History of Parenting Practices: Child Development Theories
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…
Prenatal and Early Childhood Nutrition
When women are pregnant or breastfeeding, they have special nutritional needs. Registered Dietitian Melissa Halas-Liang explains the nutritional considerations for women and their new babies during pregnancy and while breastfeeding, including: Nutrients and extra calories Foods to be avoided and…
The Montessori Method
Italian physician Maria Montessori developed the Montessori method of teaching in the early 1900's while observing that children learn best when engaged in purposeful activity. Dr. Montessori inspired a movement that enabled children to teach themselves through sensory-rich, hands-on materials,…
The Brain: Developing Memory in Developing Brains
The human brain is fascinating-every movement we make, everything conscious or unconscious stems from our brains. The most critical time for brain development is from birth to age five. What can parents and caregivers of children do to help give…
Design II: The Principles
A lively, entertaining, quickly-paced video narrated by an award-winning actress! Take your students on a whirlwind tour of the natural world, the fashion world, ancient times, modern past-times, interiors, exteriors, and everything in between for a thorough grounding in the…
Design: The Elements
The elements of design are the components that are used to create a complete design. Interior designer Brandi Hagen presents a basic overview of the elements of design applied to interiors and fashion including line, shape, texture and color.
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…
Create a Great Plate: MyPlate Dietary Guidelines
When's the last time you ate off a pyramid? The Create a Great Plate MyPlate Dietary Guidelines video is based on the USDA's new MyPlate campaign. The video shows teens what healthy eating looks like, and tells them how to:…
Advertising in the Digital Age
Do you know when and where are you being targeted for marketing? It may be more often and in more places than you think. Advertising in the Digital Age features interviews with cutting-edge advertising and media professionals who give an…
Encouraging Moral Development in Children
Enter into a dynamic discussion on moral development as hosted by a group of teens who give their opinions on moral situations they have faced. Between the group's discussion times, an expert highlights moral development as it progresses in children.…
Design I: The Elements
Explore the ELEMENTS of design -- color, line, shape, form, pattern and texture. This video features usual design disciplines; interior, clothing, landscape, and architecture, as well as more unusual venues, like the family dog, kids and professional models. (Revised 2006)
Fast Food Nutrition
Fast food often gets a bad rap. High amounts of saturated fat, trans fat, sugar, sodium, calories and a lack of fruits and vegetables make most fast food choices not the best in terms of nutrition. Join Rickey and Genevieve…
Fashion Frenzy: 100 Years of Clothing History
As a teen prepares to leave for college, she thinks about the clothing she wants to bring and what sort of a statement it will make. She joins fashion expert Mary Botkin in examining fashion trends throughout history. Many wonderful…
My Digital Life
My Digital Life explores the perils and possibilities of the brave new digital world. This thought-provoking video addresses issues of privacy and the digital footprint; misguided notions about multitasking and learning; as well as the value of being wired vs.…
Think Before You Drink
What we choose to quench our thirst matters more than you might think. Beverages are the single largest source of calories in the average American diet and their contribution often goes largely unnoticed. Soft drinks, sweetened teas, specialty coffee drinks,…
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