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Adaptation for the General Education Classroom: An Introduction to Planning and Making Modifications (US52999) Physical 77:20 minutes Copyrighted 2010 Distributor Discovery Education (3923) Producer Infinitec (5010) Audience Adult (A) Synopsis Provides a practical introduction to making academic modifications in the general education classroom. In her presentation, Dr. Therese Hogan provides wonderful guides for decision making when creating adaptations for students with learning disabilities and other high incidence areas of service. Resources
American Experience: We Shall Remain: Part 05: Wounded Knee (US87256) Physical 73:37 minutes Copyrighted 2009 Distributor Discovery Education (3923) Producer PBS (0084) Audience Junior High, Senior High (JS) Series American Experience (2156) Synopsis In the 1970s Oglala Lakota Indians and American Indian Movement activists seized the small Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in North Dakota, beginning the Wounded Knee Occupation. For seventy-one days the nation watched as Native Americans demanded retributi
Animal Crackers: I'll Be a Monkey's Uncle (US54161) Physical 2:04 minutes Copyrighted 2007 Distributor Discovery Education (3923) Producer Digital Media (4786) Audience Primary, Intermediate, Junior High (PIJ) Series Animal Crackers (4781) Synopsis The program takes a look at the meaning and origin of the phrase "I'll be a monkey's uncle."
Brink: New Life on Mars Special (US56015) Physical 44:15 minutes Copyrighted 2009 Distributor Discovery Education (3923) Producer CBS EYE Too Productions (5016) Audience Intermediate, Junior High, Senior High (IJS) Series Brink (4792) Synopsis With the detection of methane gas in the Martian atmosphere, NASA scientists are working to determine if the emissions are due to biological or geological processes. The program looks back at the history of Mars exploration and examines how the discovery of methane will influence future exploration of the Red Planet. Host Josh Zepps interviews geologists, biologists, and astronauts who consider the type of organisms that may inhabit Mars and the possibilities of a manned mission to the neighboring planet. High-tech instruments aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and the Mars Science Laboratory promise to provide scientists with valuable information about the climate, weather, and surface of Mars.
China from the Inside (US90194) Physical 207:13 minutes Copyrighted 2006 Distributor Discovery Education (3923) Producer PBS (0084) Audience Junior High, Senior High (JS) Synopsis Program takes an in-depth look at China. Learn about Communist Party in China. Explore China's influence in Tibet. Understand the lack of woman's rights. Realize the effects of industrialization and how this contributes to water contamination and air poll
A Day of Trash: Putting it in Perspective (US52581) Physical 2 minutes Copyrighted 2009 Distributor Discovery Education (3923) Audience Primary (P)
Deconstructed: Quartz Watches, MP3 Players, Microphones, and Refrigerators (US58017) Physical 21:25 minutes Copyrighted 2008 Distributor Discovery Education (3923) Producer Maj Productions (5020) Audience Intermediate, Junior High, Senior High (IJS) Series Deconstructed (4812) Synopsis Discover the science behind everyday machines by taking them apart. The program examines how quartz watches use piezoelectricity, observes the complex interactions inside an MP3 player, questions how microphones turn sound waves into electric current, and finds out how refrigerators keep food cold.
e2: Energy: Harvesting the Wind (US91957) Physical 5:40 minutes Copyrighted 2007 Distributor Discovery Education (3923) Producer PBS (0084) Audience Junior High, Senior High (JS) Series e2: Energy (5072) Synopsis Explores the possibility of a country run on wind power. Visits Minnesotan farmers who are all communally invested in wind towers, a hopeful renewable energy resource. Narrated by Morgan Freeman.
Ethical Issues in Nursing: Commitment (451086) Physical Color; Sound; 21 minutes Copyrighted 2006 Distributor Aquarius Health Care Media (4001) Producer Aquarius Health Care Media (4001) Audience Senior High (S) Series Ethical Issues in Nursing (5292)
Frontline: The Two Nations of Black America (US93438) Physical 52:58 minutes Copyrighted 1998 Distributor Discovery Education (3923) Producer PBS (0084) Audience Junior High, Senior High (JS) Series Frontline (0466) Synopsis Frontline correspondent Henry Louis Gates Jr., a Harvard professor, investigates the growing gap between Black America's upper and lower classes. He questions the civil rights movement, affirmative action, and gangster rap in searching for answers to this
Inside Out: Stress and Health (US48541) Physical 28:41 minutes Copyrighted 2006 Distributor Discovery Education (3923) Producer Intelecom (3988) Audience Intermediate, Junior High, Senior High (IJS) Series Inside Out (5118) Synopsis Observes the physical effects of stress on the body and reveals psychological factors that can limit stress's impact on mental and bodily well-being. Beginning with instinctual reactions to stress, including the fight-or-flight response and disengagement,
The Mechanical Universe: Electromagnetic Induction (US48771) Physical 11:26 minutes Copyrighted 1989 Distributor Discovery Education (3923) Producer Intelecom (3988) Audience Intermediate, Junior High, Senior High (IJS) Series Mechanical Universe (1242) Synopsis Reveals how Michael Faraday's theory of electromagnetic induction changed the face of science through a greater understanding of electricity and magnetism. Looking at the history of the discovery, the presentation begins with an experiment directed by Han
MythBusters: Walking on Water (US50346) Physical 48:19 minutes Copyrighted 2007 Distributor Discovery Education (3923) Producer Beyond Entertainment Limited (4811) Audience Intermediate, Junior High, Senior High (IJS) Series Mythbusters (2948) Synopsis The MythBusters use their strength, stealth, and sword skills to investigate ninja myths. Adam builds an authentic pair of Japanese mizugumo to see if ninjas really could walk on water, while Jamie follows the rules of water displacement and buoyancy as he tests out the viscosity of different liquids. Meanwhile, Kari, Grant, and Tory build a pneumatic rig to find out if a ninja could stop a sword with his bare hands. A martial arts expert serves as a hand model to investigate if a person could catch an arrow mid-flight.
Nature's Most Amazing Events: Surviving the Serengeti (US71361) Physical 42:11 minutes Copyrighted 2009 Distributor Discovery Education (3923) Producer BBC/Discovery Channel (4171) Audience Intermediate, Junior High, Senior High (IJS) Series Nature's Most Amazing Events (4903) Synopsis Each year more than one million wildebeest and a quarter of a million zebra and gazelle migrate on Tanzania's Serengeti plains. The program tells the story of the epic trek of herds that follow the rains to fresh pastures and the tale of the predators they leave behind. Distributed under exclusive license from Educational Publishers LLP Resources
ODD Kid Out: Living with Attention Deficit Disorder (451081) Physical Color; Sound; 52 minutes Copyrighted 2005 Distributor Aquarius Health Care Media (4001) Producer Aquarius Health Care Media (4001)
Project 500: Food Safety and Nutrition (US102279) Physical 9:32 minutes Copyrighted 2010 Distributor Discovery Education (3923) Producer WPA Film Library (3836) Audience Junior High, Senior High (JS) Series Project 500 (5194) Synopsis Considers the use of chemical additives and pesticides in food production and highlights research on the organic foods. The program discusses how chemical additives like citric acid and artificial flavoring alter personal taste and even damage tooth ename
Reading Rainbow: My America: A Poetry Atlas of the United States (US73659) Physical 27:28 minutes Copyrighted 2001 Distributor Discovery Education (3923) Producer Smarterville (4993) Audience Primary (P) Series Reading Rainbow (0877) Synopsis Discover the places and faces waiting inside books. Host LaVar Burton shares stories of America's diverse landscapes and cultures, including poems from the book My America: A Poetry Atlas of the United States. The program visits different students from around the country, including New York, Montana, Florida, and Washington.
Super WHY Learning Adventures Tool Kit (451013) Physical Color; Sound; 25 minutes Copyrighted 2010 Distributor IOWA PUBLIC TELEVISION (2591) Producer Out of the Blue Enterprises (BOTB) Audience Primary (P) Synopsis Provides a full five-day curriculum designed to help kids ages 3 to 6 with the critical skills that they need to learn to read (and love to read). uses the story of The Three Little Pigs to advance literacy. Includes step-by-step instructions and activity suggestions to complete interactive reading adventures with young children. All songs, music, and video clips are also included on the DVD. Gen Note Includes limited public performance rights.
Teen Drinking: Why Do They Do It? (US106004) Physical 18:17 minutes Copyrighted 2004 Distributor Discovery Education (3923) Producer Aquarius Health Care Media (4001) Audience Adult (A) Synopsis Drinking alcohol carries many responsibilities and alcohol abuse can have irreversible negative consequences on one's health and well being. The program opens up a dialogue between teens and adults on the use of alcohol in social situations and the influe
Whole Notes: Johann Sebastian Bach (US84787) Physical 25:01 minutes Copyrighted 1999 Distributor Discovery Education (3923) Producer Sound Venture Productions Ottawa Li (4202) Audience Junior High, Senior High (JS) Series Whole Notes (5025) Synopsis It has been written that music owes as much to Bach as religion to its founder. His works are the musical bible for all those composers who followed him, although none have ever equaled his mastery of composition. The program features selections from the Brandenburg Concertos, highlighting the composer's technical genius.
WordGirl: The Birthday Girl/Granny-Sitter (US85085) Physical 22:59 minutes Copyrighted 2007 Distributor Discovery Education (3923) Producer Scholastic (0309) Audience Primary, Intermediate (PI) Series WordGirl (5028) Synopsis Follow the adventures of WordGirl and her trusted sidekick, Captain Huggy Face, as they fight off evil villains with superhuman powers and learn new vocabulary words every day. The Birthday Girl: The new girl in town is celebrating her birthday with greed and it's up to WordGirl to stop her from kidnapping the shiny gold star in town. Granny-Sitter: Granny May tries to sneak out of the house and steal the mazo racer while she is babysitting TJ and Becky (WordGirl) Botsford. Vocabulary words covered in this program include generous, exaggerate, accelerate, and investigate.