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Opposing Slavery: The Abolitionist Movement in America (2008)

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This program begins by exploring the development of slavery in America and the conditions under which enslaved people lived and worked.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:13
Opposing Slavery: The Abolitionist Movement in America

Abraham Lincoln: the Great Emancipator (2008)

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In 1861, the Civil War was a conflict that threatened to permanently divide the United States. Without President Abraham Lincoln's leadership, courage and determination to maintain the Union, our country may have ceased to exist.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:12
Abraham Lincoln: the Great Emancipator

Harriet Tubman and Her Escape to Freedom (2008)

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Millions of enslaved African-American men, women and children lived in the United States less that 200 years ago. During that period of American history, many brave men and women attempted an escape to freedom. Harriet Tubman is perhaps the best known of these American heroes.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:14
Harriet Tubman and Her Escape to Freedom

China: A Global Economic Power (2008)

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China is a global economic power.

Chapter 1: Hong Kong, Economic Catalyst 2 min.
Hong Kong is a key international center of commerce and finance. As a former colony of Great Britain until the offshore island was returned to Communist China in 1997, it is a linchpin for the booming economic growth within China and between China and the rest of the world.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:13
China: A Global Economic Power

At the Farm (2006)

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This series features Emily, a dynamic, six year old host, who leads children and adults alike through a new era of discovery utilizing her unique perspective. Using this natural, unscripted format, Emily investigates the world through her own candid comments and questions engaging everyone she meets. The result is an extraordinary show that entertains and teaches.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:30
At the Farm

The Dot / El Punto (English and Spanish Versions)

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Vashti doesn't think she can draw, but her teacher encourages her to "just make a mark and see where it takes you." Vashti at first ventures one small and unremarkable dot, but is soon making big d

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:06
The Dot / El Punto (English and Spanish Versions)

Addicted to Plastic (2007)

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Reveals the history and worldwide scope of plastics pollution, investigates its toxicity and explores solutions. From styrofoam cups to artificial organs, plastics are perhaps the most ubiquitous and versatile material ever invented. No invention in the past 100 years has had more influence and presence than synthetics. But such progress has had a cost.

Grade Level: 
High
Professional
Length: 
01:25
Addicted to Plastic

Split Estate (2009)

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Documents the devastating effect that fracking for natural gas and oil is having on the health of families and the environment in the Rocky Mountain West.

Grade Level: 
High
Professional
Length: 
01:16
Split Estate

Tools in Science (2006)

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This DVD contains four 20-minute segments:

Grade Level: 
Middle
Length: 
01:20
Tools in Science

Finding the Perfect Job: How to Succeed in the Job Hunt

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Landing your perfect job takes organization, persistence, patience, and knowing how to sell your strengths to potential employers. This video follows teenager Bethany, as she experiences the highs and lows of her own real-life job search.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:18
Finding the Perfect Job: How to Succeed in the Job Hunt

Speed Kills: Preventing Teen Driving Fatalities

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To the inexperienced driver, speeding and thoughtlessness are potentially as dangerous as drinking and driving. Every year, thousands of teens die in traffic accidents—often as a result of the teenage driver’s excessive speed, lack of experience or inattention.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
00:16
Speed Kills: Preventing Teen Driving Fatalities

Drama Queens and Tough Guys: Helping Teens Handle Emotions

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Intense emotions are part of every teen’s life. Too often, however, these emotions spill over into “dramas” with groups of kids reacting to and escalating the impact of the drama.

Grade Level: 
Middle
Length: 
00:19
Drama Queens and Tough Guys: Helping Teens Handle Emotions

Developing Self-Confidence

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Do you know students who talk about themselves in negative ways? Avoid putting themselves in situations where others could judge them? Always make excuses? Don’t feel they have anything special to offer? Very often, these students lack self-confidence.

Grade Level: 
Middle
Length: 
00:18
Developing Self-Confidence

Advertising, the Media, and Your Health

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Today's teens are often labeled Generation M because of the extent that media saturates their lives. This program examines how different forms of media encourage young consumers to smoke more, drink more, eat more unhealthy foods, and take greater risks with sexual behavior.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:19
Advertising, the Media, and Your Health

Huffing: The Latest Facts About Inhalant Abuse

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This gripping program shares unforgettable real stories of teens fighting their abuse of inhalants, as well as two families who lost children to inhalant abuse. One interview segment involves an Ohio police officer whose son died after a brief experiment with inhalants.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:20
Huffing: The Latest Facts About Inhalant Abuse

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