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21st Century Turning Points in U.S. History Prog. 4: 2007-2009 (446165) Physical Color; Captioned; 27 minutes Copyrighted 2010 Distributor AMBROSE VIDEO PUBLISHING (2512) Producer AMBROSE VIDEO PUBLISHING (2512) Audience Junior High, Senior High (JS) Series Twenty-first Century Turning Points in U.S. History (4098) Synopsis Shows that the end of the first decade of the 21st century was the best of times and the worst of times. Finally America understood the consequences of global warming; a great political change occurred when an African-American was elected President, but in the end, many people in America faced disaster when the subprime mortgage debacle almost destroyed the financial system. PB Ambrose Video Publishing. PG junior high/high school. Gen Note DVD features teacher's guides, blackline master quizzes, timeline, and documents. Narrated by Alphonse Keasley. Parts Printed teacher's guide included. Lang Note Closed captioned.

All About Angles (L110357)
Physical 17:02 minutes Copyrighted 2004 Distributor Learn360 (4307) Producer Allied Video (0604) Audience Intermediate (I) Synopsis ALL ABOUT ANGLES uses colorful animations and graphics to explain what angles are what degrees are how angles are measured and why angles are useful and important in our daily lives. Resources

American Artist 2010 / Aprilh (446106) Copyrighted 2010 Collection Professional Collection Series American Artist: July / 2009 through June / 2010 (3939) Synopsis Professional Periodical Edition Volume 74 Issue 808 Contents Developing Series of Pastel Paintings; Painting in Oil with Spontaneity and Insight; Maintain a Beginner's Sense of Adventure; Watercolors as Drawings Brought to Life; Approaching Art with the Intensity of an Athlete; Control Means Freedom; The Challenges & Triumphs of Creating a Large-Scale Mural.

A Baby is Born (New Edition) - Spanish DVD (L110706) Physical 10:43 minutes Copyrighted 2008 Distributor Learn360 (4307) Producer Marsh Media (0246) Language Spanish Audience Intermediate (I) Synopsis Explains the human reproduction process including information about conception pregnancy fetal development and genetics. The fertilization process is easy to understand as it is depicted through clear captivating artwork. Spanish version

Buzz in a Bottle: The Dangers of Caffeine-Spiked Energy Drinks (446123) Physical Color; Captioned; 17 minutes Copyrighted 2010 Distributor Human Relations Media (0105) Producer Human Relations Media (0105) Audience Junior High, Senior High (JS) Synopsis Helps viewers to decipher and evaluate the claims made by energy drink manufacturers. Identifies the most common ingredients in energy drinks and the benefits or dangers of these. Warns of the dangers of mixing energy drinks with alcohol. In the first reinactment, a football player collapses after ingesting too much guarana in energy drinks. In the second, a young teacher dies after consuming several energy drinks. The fourth section considers marketing techniques used by manufacturers of caffeine drinks. Rob's story is about a police officer who was killed by an underage driver who had been consuming Red Bull energy drink spiked with vodka. PB Human Relations Media, Inc. PG junior high/high school. ISBN # 978155488048 Contents 1. Introduction -2. What are energy drinks? -3. Blake's story -4. Advertising -5. Rob's story -6. Conclusion. Gen Note Teacher's guide includes introduction, learning objectives, program summary, student activities, and fact sheets. File of Teacher's Resource Guide is available on the DVD with a DVD-ROM drive and Adobe Acrobat Reader. Parts teacher's guide in binder (31 p.) or by DVD-ROM.

(CAS) Solving a quadratic algebraically and graphically (L116741)
Physical 1:21 minute Copyrighted 2009 Distributor Learn360 (4307) Producer am Productions (4893) Audience Junior High, Senior High (JS) Synopsis Learn to use the TI-Nspire with these byte-size segments.

Children and Music: Carlito The Child King of Vallenato (L16338) Physical 26:20 minutes Copyrighted 1999 Distributor Learn360 (4307) Producer Phoenix Learning Group (0054) Audience Intermediate (I) Synopsis Carlito is eleven years old. He lives in Valledupar in the Colombian tropics. It's the land of "Vallenato which is a musical style born of three cultures symbolized by the African drum the European accordion and the Indian guacharaca. Born to a family of Vallenato musicians Carlito dreams of becoming more proficient than his father and his brother of being the best and earning the title "the king of Vallenato." Part of the "Children & Music Series": eight programs by Boreales Productions about young musicians from around the world their sometimes unusual instruments and their always-fascinating lives.

Clean Energy: Geothermal Power (446243) Physical Color; Sound; 20 minutes Copyrighted 2009 Distributor Phoenix Learning Group (0054) Producer Phoenix Learning Group (0054) Audience Junior High, Senior High (JS) Series Green Careers: Your Future in the New Green Economy (1645) Synopsis Visits the largest geothermal operation in the world to see how heat from the earth's core is transformed into electricity. A chemist, geologist, plant operator, environmental manager and engineer show viewers how they manage steam production wells and electric generators. The program explains that this growing field relies not just on professionals with advanced degrees but entry-level workers who drill the wells and maintain the power plants. PB Phoenix Learning Group. PG junior high/high school. Gen Note Study guide is available at www.PhoenixLearningGroup.com.

The Dangers of Sexting: What Teens Need to Know (446234) Physical Color; Captioned; 17 minutes Copyrighted 2010 Distributor Human Relations Media (0105) Producer Human Relations Media (0105) Audience Junior High, Senior High (JS) Synopsis Uses dramatic scenarios as well as first person narratives to explore the dangers of sexting, sending sexually suggestive messages, photos or videos, between cell phones or via the Internet. PB Human Relations Media, Inc. PG junior high/high school. ISBN # 9781555488536 Contents 1. Introduction -2. What is sexting? -3. Consequences -4. Sexting and the Law -5. What you can do about sexting -6. Conclusion. Gen Note Teacher's guide includes introduction, learning objectives, program summary and use, pre & post test, student activities, fact sheets and bibliography. Parts Teacher's resource binder (32 p.) + teacher's guide on DVD-R. Lang Note Closed Captioned.

Destination America: How Immigration Shaped Our Nation: GRL - U (446292) Physical 32 pages Copyrighted 2005 Distributor WRIGHT GROUP (2353) Publisher WRIGHT GROUP (2353) Audience Intermediate (I) Series Explore More (Wright Group) (4100) Synopsis Examines the history of immigration in the United States and how immigration has influenced our cultural landscape. Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level U. Author Fraser, Celeste. ISBN # 1-4045-2870-9 Contents 6 paperback books and 1 teacher's guide. Introduction - Coming to America - Living in America - Becoming an American Citizen - Conclusion. Gen Note Glossary. Index.

Differentiating Instruction with Technology in Middle School Classrooms (446096) Physical 168 pages Copyrighted 2009 Distributor ISTE (1045) Publisher ISTE (1045) Audience Adult (A) Synopsis Recognizing a need for change in middle school instruction, the authors wrote Differentiating Instruction with Technology in Middle School Classrooms to show educators the benefits of combining DI with technology, encouraging educators to re-engage students by bringing lessons out of the past and into the student-centered reality of digital-age learning. This book offers an overview of research on the uniqueness of middle school students and illustrates the importance of using technology to create differentiated lessons, especially with this age group. It lists the fundamental components of DI, student traits that guide DI, and Web 2.0 resources that can help make DI a reality in the middle school classroom. It also includes sample activities for incorporating DI in multiple subjects: math, science, social studies, and language arts. The strategies and lessons in this book will ensure that students receive a tailored education that also prepares them with the technology skills they need for a successful future. Author Grace E. Smith and Stephanie Throne ISBN # 978-1-56484-260-2

Digital Storytelling: Guide For Educators (446099) Physical 190 pages Copyrighted 2009 Publisher ISTE (1045) Audience Adult (A) Synopsis This book offers an overview of digital storytelling as well as its variations, including e-portfolios, digital photo essays, and scrapblogs. The many recommendations, overviews, and explanations of digital storytelling tools, along with lists of additional digital storytelling resources, will help educators to apply this exciting technology in their classrooms. Educators will also discover the ways digital storytelling can be used for their own professional development. Digital Storytelling Guide for Educators provides detailed directions to preparation, production, and presentation, and rounds out with a discussion on creating rubrics and evaluating student work. Readers will come away with an understanding of digital stories and the tools needed to create them. Author Midge Frazel ISBN # 978-1-56484-259-6

Finding the median of a data list (L116765) Physical 0:38 minute Copyrighted 2009 Distributor Learn360 (4307) Producer am Productions (4893) Audience Junior High, Senior High (JS) Synopsis Learn to use the TI-Nspire with these byte-size segments.

Food Preparation Techniques: Slice, Dice and Roll! (446144) Physical Color; Captioned; 29 minutes Copyrighted 2010 Distributor Learning Seed (0079) Producer Learning Seed (0079) Audience Junior High, Senior High (JS) Series In the Kitchen (4095) Synopsis Preparation time: 15 Minutes. But what goes on during that time? How do we change whole foods into foods ready to cook or eat? Learn techniques to grate, peel, scoop and shred to help prepare different foods. Realize how different methods of mixing food involve strength while others requre finesse. See how to prepare meat and vegetables for a variety of cooking methods by basting, breading, brushing, dredging and marinating them. PB Learning Seed Company. PG junior high/high school. ISBN # 1557405646 Gen Note Series features demonstrations and guidance from Chef Chris Koetke, Dean of Culinary Arts at Kendall College and star of ABC's "Let's Dish". Parts Teacher's guide included. Lang Note Closed captioned.

How to make a family tree (L110845) Physical 1:46 minute Copyrighted 2000 Distributor Learn360 (4307) Producer ITN Source Education Clip Library (4894) Language French Audience Junior High (J) Synopsis The Catastrophe children make a family tree for their imaginary TV program 'Comment Faire'.

Lights! Camera! Magic! Making Movies: GRL - R (446284)
Physical 28 pages Copyrighted 2005 Distributor WRIGHT GROUP (2353) Publisher WRIGHT GROUP (2353) Audience Intermediate (I) Series Explore More (Wright Group) (4100) Synopsis Explores how both experienced and young filmmakers combine vision, creativity, and hard work to make movies. Fountas and Pinnell Guided Reading Level R. Author Robinson, Fay ISBN # 1-4045-2850-4 Contents 6 paperback books and 1 teacher's guide. Introduction - A Look at Moviemaking - Meet Some Movie-Making Kids - Conclusion. Gen Note Glossary. Index.

Math in Our Lives: Money (L16396) Physical 10:25 minutes Copyrighted 2006 Distributor Learn360 (4307) Producer Phoenix Learning Group (0054) Audience Primary (P) Synopsis Money is an introduction to money and how it is used in complex societies. The program teaches young people about the concept of money and its practical applications. Viewers learn how money is made and how to identify the names and values of different coins and bills. Real-life scenarios are used to illustrate the concept of relative value. Part of "Math in Our Lives " which is an innovative nine-part series using practical examples and realistic models to provide students with a sensible and accessible context for mathematical concepts.

Mechanics of Life: Blood and Circulation (L16484) Physical 12:10 minutes Copyrighted 2007 Distributor Learn360 (4307) Producer Phoenix Learning Group (0054) Audience Intermediate (I) Synopsis 2007 RELEASE! The human body is made from millions of individual cells. Blood flowing through the circulatory system supplies the cells with food and oxygen; it also carries away waste from the cells. "Blood and Circulation" is part of the "Mechanics of Life" series an introduction to human biology and physiology tailored to the middle-school audience. Humans and other vertebrates are the most prominent animals on earth. There is a great variety among them but they share certain characteristics that have made them dominant. The vertebrate organism can be viewed as a machine that is the sum of a number of independent yet interacting systems and sub-systems. The "Mechanics of Life" video series describes and illuminates five of the principal systems.

Principal Leadership: 2010 / March (446285) Copyrighted 2010 Collection Professional Collection Series Principal Leadership : September / 2009 through July / 2010 (4000) Synopsis Professional Periodical Edition Volume 10, Number 7 Contents Promoting Classroom Engagement; Grading Practices: The Third Rail; When Writing Predicts Violence; Finding Time for the Future; Dual Enrollment: The Missing Link to College Readiness; Making Time for What Really Matters; Leading for Engagement.

Silk Road Odyssey: From Beijing to the Black Sea (L110584) Physical 80:14 minutes Copyrighted 2006 Distributor Learn360 (4307) Producer Academic Media Network, Inc (3909) Audience Junior High, Senior High (JS) Synopsis This program follows an early trade route connecting the Roman Empire to ancient China. The history of the Silk Road and the cultures found along it are presented in a journey from China through Central Asia and TransCausasia to the Black Sea.

This Land Is Your Land: America's National Parks: GRL - S (446289)
Physical 28 pages Copyrighted 2005 Distributor WRIGHT GROUP (2353) Publisher WRIGHT GROUP (2353) Audience Intermediate (I) Series Explore More (Wright Group) (4100) Synopsis Over the 100 years, the United States has established a system of 388 national parks across the country. These parks include a vast and scenic array of habitats and landforms. Fountas and Pinnell Guided Reading Level S. Author Ward, Becky ISBN # 1-4045-2856-3 Contents 6 paperback books and 1 teacher's guide. Introduction - Unusual Environments - Spotlight: Habitats in the Everglades - National Treasures - Magnificent Landscapes - Couclusion. Gen Note Glossary. Index.

Touring the Cities of the World: GRL - T (446280) Physical 32 pages Copyrighted 2005 Distributor WRIGHT GROUP (2353) Publisher WRIGHT GROUP (2353) Audience Intermediate (I) Series Explore More (Wright Group) (4100) Synopsis The distinctive features of ten of the world's well-known cities, three in the Western Hemisphere and seven in the Eastern, are highlighted. Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level T. Author Fraser, Celeste ISBN # 1-4045-2859-8 Contents 6 paperback books and 1 teacher's guide. Introduction - The Western Hemisphere - The Eastern Hemisphere - Conclusion.

21st Century Skills: Learning for Life in Our Times (446188) Physical 206 minutes Copyrighted 2009 Distributor ASCD (0047) Producer Jossey-Bass (1208) Audience Adult (A) Credits Trilling, Bernie and Charles Fadel

The Way Things Work: Films Media (S04094) Physical Color; Sound Distributor Films Media Group (3689) Members How A Photograph Is Made (081450,VC)
How A Screw Works (081451,VC)
How Batteries Work (081459,VC)
How Lenses Work (081463,VC)
How Light Changes Color (081473,VC)
How Planes Fly (081452,VC)
How Telephones Work (081469,VC)
How Television Works (081468,VC)
What Happens When Water Freezes? (081467,VC)
What Is Air Pressure? (081466,VC)
What Magnets Do? (081465,VC)
Why Every Action Has A Reaction (081447,VC)
Why It Rains (081457,VC)
Why Light Bulbs Glow (081460,VC)
Why Lightning Is Dangerous (081461,VC,DV)

Welding (446136) Physical Color; Sound; 15 minutes Copyrighted 2001 Distributor Films Media Group (3689) Producer Films Media Group (3689) Audience Senior High (S) Series Vo/Tech Ins and Outs (2962) Synopsis Introduces the career of welding. Includes interviews with students preparing for this career as well as with working professionals on the job. Defines how the pinterviewee began in the field, what the vocation means to them, educational requirements, immediate job opportunities, and how they envision the future of welding. Examines the need for qualitifed workers and looks at the opportunities for welders including those in the shipping, automotive, construction, and pipe lining industries. Provides contact information for students interested in finding out more about welding training programs. Reviews the various working conditions that welders encounter and the personality traits that work well with a welding career. Gen Note Includes public performance rights and the right to broadcast via the ICN.

Why Why Why — Do Tornadoes Spin? (446051)
Copyrighted 2009 Publisher MASON CREST PUBLISHERS (1524) Audience Intermediate (I) Synopsis Answers your questions about weather. ISBN # 978-1-4222-1568-5 Subjects Weather