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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 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 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…
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)…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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,…
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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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…
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)
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…
Design: All About Textiles
The human body is almost constantly in contact with some form of textile, whether it be the clothing that we wear or the interiors that we live and work in. Join interior designer Brandi Hagen as she showcases samples and…
What's On MyPlate?
Do you ever stop and wonder what's on YOUR plate? Discover what's on the new MyPlate food icon developed by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). This video is an overview of good food choices and the MyPlate food guide…
The Power of Color
A video to help students understand the most powerful tool in decorating - color! The right colors can calm, stimulate, create emotion and energy, make objects appear larger or smaller -- and it is believed by some that colors can…
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…
Nutrition Controversies
"Eat this, but don't eat that!" The messages about food and nutrition we hear can be confusing and are not always easy to discern the facts from fiction. Join host Wes Halula and two teens as they take a closer…
Cooking Fundamentals: Success in the Kitchen
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…
Confessions of a Chef and a Restaurateur
Students learn the ropes of being a chef from the chef/ instructors at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. They'll also spend time with Brenda Langton, chef/owner of Cafe Brenda, as she creates vegetarian and fresh seafood dishes. Also…