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Agriculture

A farmer shows us the system she designed for breeding alpacas and raising them for wool production. Another farmer details the system he has devised for growing and distributing hydroponic lettuces.
Release
2004
Minutes
15
Grade Level
S
Format
DVD and VHS

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Air Transport

This video presents a brief history of the development of flight and air travel with its advantages and convenience. How valid are safety concerns? What disadvantages accrue to traveling by plane? This video presents a comparative traveling competition between an automobile and a plane, indicating the many factors that are involved-distance, procedures, regulations, and proximity to services.
Release
1995
Minutes
12
Grade Level
J-S
Format
DVD and VHS

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Akbar

In Akbar's great palace city at Fatehpur Sikri near Agra we discover exactly how a great moghul lived -- how he organized his vast harem, and controlled his council. Akbar was obsessed with religion and hoped to achieve a compromise between the Hindu majority and the Muslim minority among his people.
Release
1990
Minutes
30
Grade Level
S, C
Format
DVD

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Al Nakba: The Palestinian Catastrophe 1948

A documentary on the birth of the Palestinian refugee problem. AL NAKBA tackles the tragic events surrounding the creation of the Palestinian refugee problem.
Release
1998
Minutes
56
Grade Level
S, C
Format
DVD

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Albert Asks - Twenty-six Part Animated Series

Just imagine if we could see the really big news stories of the past as they happened, on-the-spot reports of the Dawn of Time, the Ascent of Man, and the Rise of Civilization. But wouldn't we need a time-machine for that and maybe some knowledgeable guides? Yes, we would, and the good news is we've got them.
Release
2004
Minutes
12 each
Grade Level
E
Format
DVD and VHS

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Alcohol - The Deceptive Drug

Drinking. It's a widely accepted social activity. If you don't drink people think you're weird. Is it any wonder most of us continue to imbibe even though we know it's bad for us? But how bad? And why do some people develop drinking problems while others don't? Therefore, it's not surprising that most of us continue to drink knowing it can be destructive. Is it genetic or learned? Is there a point of return once the liver haws been damaged? Does moderate drinking really harm us? Or could a little be good for us?
Release
1997
Minutes
27
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Alicia And Flamenco- Madrid, Spain

Alicia practices at her flamenco school, accompanied by guitars and castanets. This traditional dancing requires a sense of rhythm and discipline.
Release
1998
Minutes
13
Grade Level
E,I
Format
DVD

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Alien Quest

Does alien life exist? Where is it to be sought? This is a journey from our own earth through the exotic moons of the solar system, some of which could be home to life. <br><br> But the alien life postulated would be primitive - nothing more complex than a crab. Even further out lies the panorama of space unending and countless galaxies, each vista in itself home to trillions of stars. Surely, with so many possible habitations, amongst all of these there must be other forms of life.
Release
1999
Minutes
24
Grade Level
J-S
Format
DVD

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Aliens!

Far out in space, sharing the view on board an alien spaceship; how would aliens find us here on Earth? While we search for other planetary systems, graphics reveal how alien life may lurk elsewhere.
Release
1999
Minutes
10
Grade Level
I-S
Format
DVD

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All Shapes

Release
1998
Minutes
15
Grade Level
E-I
Format
DVD and VHS

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Alpine Newt, The

Centers on the unexpected discovery in 1949 of the Alpine newt and recent attempts to help them survive, including the 90 year old biology teacher involved in the original discovery.
Release
1999
Minutes
26
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Alternative Energy

Focusing on wind and solar power, this program explains both how these resources can be tapped, and their short-comings. How rubbish can be used to generate heat and power for housing is analyzed. The conclusion focuses on the shortfall between the energy required and that which can be produced from alternative sources and looks at ways of conserving energy to reduce overall demand.
Release
1998
Minutes
14
Grade Level
E-I
Format
DVD and VHS

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America's First Transcontinental Railroad

This exciting and fact-filled video details the exploits of Union Pacific and Central Pacific track crews as they build toward Promontory Point in Utah, driving the Golden Spike that first joins American with twin rails of steel.
Release
1999
Minutes
V
Grade Level
E-1
Format
DVD

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American Civil War -Themes and Things, The

Historian and re-enactor Jack Cliotti takes his young friends on a tour of the Civil War era. Using authentic clothing, weapons and historic stills he explains what life was like for people back then, and explores the issues that led to war.
Release
1999
Minutes
V
Grade Level
E-1
Format
DVD

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American History for Kids - A Fifteen Part Series

American History for Kids is a 15 part series which reveals some of the most significant developments in our country's past.
Release
1999
Minutes
V
Grade Level
E-1
Format
DVD

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American Independence, 1776

Utilizes Philadelphia as a microcosm of the 13 colonies in 1776. Portrays the leaders of the revolution, Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine, the Declaration of Independence and Common Sense; the social complexity of Revolutionary America; coalition politics; and different visions of the independent future.
Release
1995
Minutes
30
Grade Level
S,C
Format
DVD

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American Revolution, The - Themes & Things

THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION offers children a tour of the American Revolutionary War era. This exciting adventure is guided by award-winning historian and re-enactor Jack Ciotti, who uses authentic clothing, weapons, and historic stills to explain what life was like for people during that time.
Release
2003
Minutes
V
Grade Level
E-1
Format
DVD

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Americas Before The Europeans 300 - 1500

The Maya, Aztec & Inca civilizations that existed in Central and South America built remarkable cities and places of worship. Their intellectual achievements were equally impressive. But none of these great empires survived the Spanish conquistadors.
Release
1985
Minutes
26
Grade Level
S,C
Format
VHS

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Ameriquest Kids: "Why We Serve"

Through their AQK daily mission, Sam and Charlie learn what it means to serve by delving into the 5 branches of the United States Armed Forces. Then, they along with a whole cast of colorful characters, share their knowledge and enthusiasm with children from another part of our nation. Together with the viewers, they witness first hand what the United States Armed Forces are all about and that everyone, no matter what age, has the ability to serve by utilizing their talents to help others.
Release
2009
Minutes
24
Grade Level
E
Format
DVD

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Ameriquest Kids: 2-part Series

Ameriquest Kids is an educational yet entertaining program created with the goal of preparing our youth to take an active and heartfelt role in the future of America. We need leaders and active citizens to care and carry on this great Country of ours as have those who have gone on before. Ameriquest Kids has come to life through exciting 3-D animation and corresponding classroom curriculum written and approved by a team of educators. While meeting the required Social Studies TAKS/TEKS/NCSS criteria Ameriquest Kids delves further into education by engaging children in Civic responsibilities instilling a pride of country and 'want-to' as encouraged through the adventures of brothers Sam and Charlie atop the all-wise eagle Archibald and support from the sassy Lady Liberty and so much more!
Release
2009
Minutes
24
Grade Level
E
Format
DVD

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Ameriquest Kids: Your Right to Vote

Sam and Charlie, The Ameriquest Kids, learn about the power and privilege of voting in "Your Right to Vote". Then they, along with the all-wise Archibald and spunky Lady Liberty, share their knowledge and enthusiasm with children from another part of our nation. Together with the viewers, they witness first hand that every vote counts - even their vote in an upcoming classroom election!
Release
2009
Minutes
24
Grade Level
E
Format
DVD

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Amphibians: A 6 Part Series

This 6 part nature series examines amphibians and the struggle by biologists to save them. Some species are so rare that the biologists have given each individual its own name. AMPHIBIANS utilize unique footage shot from bird's and frog's eye view, under and above the ground, under and above the water. Fourteen different species, their living conditions, habits and their astonishing eccentricities are studied. <br><br> Frogs and their fellow amphibians are among the most fascinating of all fauna. We know the frog that turns into a handsome prince, and other frogs whose magic powers mean they can be used to adorn buildings and parks. Sadly those are practically the only places you can see them. In the wild they are dying out.
Release
1999
Minutes
6x26
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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An American Icon: Coca-Cola, The Early Years

Narrated by Elizabeth Candler Graham, great-great-granddaughter of Asa Candler, this video reveals the fascinating early years and origins of the originator and founder of The Coca-Cola Company, the world's most popular soft drink and established throughout the world as the most American of all consumer products.
Release
2000
Minutes
52
Grade Level
I-A
Format
DVD

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Ancient Chinese Inventions - A Four Part Series

This four part program recounts the dramatic story of the rise and fall of an empire, an empire that at its prime spawned incredible inventions that sparked the dawn of our modern world. The story of the genius of this astonishing civilization is told by traveling back in time to witness China's inventions and how they were used.
Release
2003
Minutes
4x26
Grade Level
I-S
Format
DVD

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Angel And Boxing- Mexico

Angel's desire is to enter the boxing ring and meet different opponents. Training requires going to sleep early and no smoking or drinking.
Release
1998
Minutes
13
Grade Level
E,I
Format
DVD

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Animal I Love, The: 13-Part Series

Stories of friendship between children around the world and their pets. < br >< br> This 13 part series, consisting of 26 episodes, introduces us to children and animals from different cultures, giving us an inside look into their lifestyles and environments. THE ANIMAL I LOVE provides the opportunity to learn about different traditions, customs and rituals.
Release
2001
Minutes
13x13
Grade Level
E
Format
VHS

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Animal I Love, The: Part 1

Sthembiso and His Kid Goat - South Africa: Stembiso is 11 years old. He lives in the South African province of Kwazulu Natal.
Release
2001
Minutes
13EA
Grade Level
E
Format
DVD and VHS

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Animal I Love, The: Part 10

Rebeca and Her Donkey - Spain: Rebeca lives in a small village in the Spanish mountains.
Release
2001
Minutes
13
Grade Level
E
Format
DVD and VHS

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Animal I Love, The: Part 11

Charbel and His Donkey - Lebanon: Charbel lives in Bekaa-Kafra, which is perched at an altitude of 1,850 meters, up in the Lebanese mountains.
Release
2001
Minutes
13
Grade Level
E
Format
DVD

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Animal I Love, The: Part 12

Yilmaz and His Dog - Turkey: Yilmaz is six years old. He cannot wait for his mother to come home because she has gone to fetch him a kankal.
Release
2001
Minutes
13
Grade Level
E
Format
DVD and VHS

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Animal I Love, The: Part 13

Shir and Her Ferret - Israel: Shir is 11. For the past two years her favorite friend has been a little ferret.
Release
2001
Minutes
13
Grade Level
E
Format
DVD and VHS

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Animal I Love, The: Part 2

Sumek and His Elephant - Thailand: Sumek is 14 years old. He lives in Ban Mae Nyui, a small village in northern Thailand in Southeast Asia.
Release
2001
Minutes
13
Grade Level
E
Format
DVD and VHS

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Animal I Love, The: Part 3

Khvitcha and His Dog - Georgia: Khvitcha is a shepherd in the Caucasian mountains. He watches over his flock with Zorba, a Nagazi dog.
Release
2001
Minutes
13
Grade Level
E
Format
DVD and VHS

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Animal I Love, The: Part 4

Siegfried and His Xolo - Mexico: Seven year old Siegfrid lives near Lake Chapala, in Mexico. His parents are vets and he lives on a farm full of animals.
Release
2001
Minutes
13
Grade Level
E
Format
DVD and VHS

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Animal I Love, The: Part 5

Kenza and Her Horse - Morocco: Thirteen year old Kenza lives in Marrakech. She is a very skilled rider.
Release
2001
Minutes
13
Grade Level
E
Format
DVD and VHS

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Animal I Love, The: Part 6

Stephanie and Her Avalanche Dog - Switzerland: Nine year old Stephanie lives in Switzerland. She has a very useful companion that is able to save people's lives.
Release
2001
Minutes
13
Grade Level
E
Format
DVD and VHS

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Animal I Love, The: Part 7

Melissa and Her Iguana - Louisiana, USA: Eleven year old Melissa lives in Cameron, a small city in Louisiana.
Release
2001
Minutes
13
Grade Level
E
Format
DVD and VHS

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Animal I Love, The: Part 8

Linson and His Cow - India: Linson is 11 years old. He lives in the Kerala state, in southern India. Linson brings his sacred cow, Manikuttan, a little treat.
Release
2001
Minutes
13
Grade Level
E
Format
DVD and VHS

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Animal I Love, The: Part 9

Krystal and Her Bird - Jamaica: Eleven year old Krystal lives in Jamaica.
Release
2001
Minutes
13
Grade Level
E
Format
DVD and VHS

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Animal Science Part 1: Pig, Cow, Chicken

The first section of this program gives viewers an understanding of how the domestic pig is different from the boar. The feeding and growth rate of piglets as well as the feeding and growth rate of adults are shown. The second section shows how domesticated dairy cows have produced more and more milk. Adaptations in the body, selection of the best qualities of these milk-providing adaptations are explained. The last section of this program provides viewers with an understanding of egg-laying hens, in egg producing farms
Release
2009
Minutes
18
Grade Level
J-C
Format
DVD

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Animal Science Part 10: Humming Bird, Bat, Rat

HUMMING BIRD, BAT, RAT The flying technique of hummingbirds is detailed in the first section of this program. The adaptations that allow for their stationary flight include their size, skeleton, heart, wing and muscle structure. The second section explains how bats, the only mammal that can fly, have adaptations allowing it to sleep while hanging. Ultrasound and echolocation help bats navi- gate and hunt for food. The Norway rat (or sewer rat) is highlighted in the third section of this program. This nocturnal animal has poor eyesight and relies on its whiskers for navigation. The program examines the structure of rat's teeth and demonstrates the use of lab rats in scientific research.
Release
2009
Minutes
18
Grade Level
J-C
Format
DVD

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Animal Science Part 11: Beaver, Turtle, Trout

BEAVER, TURTLE, TROUT The first section of this program examines the anatomy, habitat and behavior of the beaver. An explanation of the structure of their teeth gives students an understanding of how the beaver handles building material in constructing a dam. The second section highlights the wood turtle. Students will learn about the turtle's internal anatomy as well as the structure of its shell. Predators, such as the fox, skunk and raccoon, prey on a turtle's softer structures, like the legs. The Brook Trout, highlighted in the third section, is in the same family as the salmon. They spawn in fresh water, and viewers can see how these fish lay eggs. Trout's survival in the cold water is explained. Although the trout is not an endangered species, their habitat has been moved farther and farther into the wild, because of urbanization. Dangers to the trout include pollution, other animals and humans.
Release
2009
Minutes
18
Grade Level
J-C
Format
DVD

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Animal Science Part 12: Sheep, Cat, Jumper Horse

SHEEP, CAT, JUMPER HORSE The artificial breeding of sheep using laparoscopic methods is explained in the first part of this program. The second section highlights the ability of the domestic cat to balance on a variety of surfaces, using their eyes, claws, whiskers, tail and muscular system. In addition, the video explains the inner ear anatomy and how it helps the cat's equilibrium. The last sec- tion of this program shows how horses are trained to be jumpers. A horse is not naturally inclined to jump, so the training of these horses is vital. The physiology of how horses lift off and land in a jump is detailed with an emphasis on the connection between horse and rider.
Release
2009
Minutes
18
Grade Level
J-C
Format
DVD

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Animal Science Part 13: Bacteria, Virus, Flea

BACTERIA, VIRUS, FLEA Parasitism is discussed in the first section of this program with a comparison of predator- prey and parasite-host relationships. Students will get an understanding of the flea's habits, anatomy and behavior. The structure of bacteria, single-celled organisms, is given in the sec- ond section of this program. A comparison of aerobic and anaerobic bacteria is discussed, as well as their harmful and beneficial functions. The last section of this program helps viewers understand what viruses are and how they can infect a host. The influenza virus is highlighted, providing a discussion of vaccination.
Release
2009
Minutes
18
Grade Level
J-C
Format
DVD

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Animal Science Part 2: Snow Goose, Heron, Egret

SNOW GOOSE, HERON, EGRET The snow goose's habitat, anatomy and behavior are shown in the first section of this pro- gram. It explains the ability of the snow goose to migrate, using its own ‘navigation system' and details the bird's pulmonary system. The Great Blue Heron's anatomy begins the second section of this program. To fish for its prey the heron has the ability to stand still, while its eyes can move to search for prey. It also moves about or ‘prowls' for fish. The heron's skel- etal structure keeps it stable. The third section of this program details the egret's behavior and gives a comparison of the Cattle Egret's and the Snowy Egret's habitat and anatomy. The Egret's bone structure shows the ability of this bird to fly.
Release
2009
Minutes
18
Grade Level
J-C
Format
DVD

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Animal Science Part 3: Ant, Ladybug, Spider

ANT, LADYBUG, SPIDER The first section of this program provides viewers a detailed look at the chemical identity of ants. Watching ants in their colony, students see how ant pheromones directly affect their behavior. The second section details the defense mechanisms of ladybug larvae and adult ladybugs, including their bright coloration, flying and the bitter taste that they give off to feeding predators. The third section highlights the predatory behavior of spiders using intri- cate webs to trap their food.
Release
2009
Minutes
18
Grade Level
J-C
Format
DVD

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Animal Science Part 4: Salamander, Garger Snake, Frog

SALAMANDER, GARTER SNAKE, FROG The metamorphosis of the salamander is shown in the first section of this program. Differ- ent types of salamanders are highlighted and the adaptations providing them with protec- tion from predators. Regeneration of tails or legs that have been bitten off by predators is detailed. The garter snake's hunting technique and adaptations for feeding are shown in the second section. The last part of this program shows the anatomical adaptations that allow frogs to live in a habitat near or in water.
Release
2009
Minutes
18
Grade Level
J-C
Format
DVD

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Animal Science Part 5: Snail, Leech, Worm

SNAIL, LEECH, WORM The first section of this program shows the body shape and anatomy of snails. Movement, protection against predators and reproduction is highlighted. Leech's anatomy and feed- ing habits provide the content for the second section. Viewers are shown leech movement and reproduction. The last section details anatomical information on the earthworm. Color, movement and parts of its body, including the reproductive organs, are highlighted.
Release
2009
Minutes
18
Grade Level
J-C
Format
DVD

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Animal Science Part 6: Howler Monkey, Iguana, Parrot

HOWLER MONKEY, IGUANA, PARROT The Howler Monkey, the subject of the first section of this program, is the largest primate of the ‘New World' and is shown in the jungles of Costa Rica. The section shows the Howler Monkey's anatomy, highlighting its prehensile tail and hands, and vocal tract. The second section of this program is about the Iguana. An explanation of why ultraviolet rays are im- portant to the growth and health of the iguana gives students an insight into the importance of the iguana's parietal or ‘third eye'. The last section in this program is about the Amazon Parrot. Amazon Parrots live in social groups and communicate in a variety of vocalizations. A comparison of the vocal capabilities of humans and parrots is detailed.
Release
2009
Minutes
18
Grade Level
J-C
Format
DVD

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Animal Science Part 7: Seal, Polar Bear, Sloth

SEAL, POLAR BEAR, SLOTH By viewing the first section of this program, students will learn how the seal, a marine mam- mal, has evolved. Adaptations of seals to water and land, including movement, body tem- perature and body organs, are highlighted. In the second section, traits of the polar bear, such as types of fur, body temperature and shivering give viewers an understanding of how this animal protects itself against the cold of its habitat. The third section gives viewers infor- mation about the sloth and how its body is adapted to its tree-hanging lifestyle and lack of movement. Body temperature, slow metabolism, hook-like claws help the sloth survive the weather, lack of food and predators.
Release
2009
Minutes
18
Grade Level
J-C
Format
DVD

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