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Preschoolers: Physical Development (2008)

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Viewers will learn the physical characteristics of preschoolers, how gross and fine motor skills are developed and the physical milestones that most children reach during this stage. We also take a look at the natural activities children are drawn to which help their physical development and strategies to encourage these activities.

Grade Level: 
Professional
Length: 
00:21
Preschoolers: Physical Development

Preschoolers: Cognitive Development (2008)

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This program shows how the brain grows neural bridges and strengthens a child’s intellect, widely studied developmental theories of cognitive development and how to encourage it and characteristics of preoperational thought.

Grade Level: 
Professional
Length: 
00:24
Preschoolers: Cognitive Development

Preschoolers (2008)

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Meet Asheli, Marie, and Nathan. They're preschoolers - full of endless curiosity and boundless energy. In Preschoolers you'll see how they and their friends develop physically, cognitively, emotionally, and socially. So much growth takes place during the preschool years.

Grade Level: 
Professional
Length: 
00:28
Preschoolers

The History of Canada (2004)

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Examines the history of Canada including the Inuit and First Nations people, Viking settlements, French and British exploration, the Hudson Bay Company, and the structure and function of Canada's government today.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
The History of Canada

The Geography of Canada (2004)

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Discusses how Canada's geography shaped its history and culture. Looks at land formations, rivers, climate, wilderness areas, and natural resources. Examines cities lie Vancouver and Ottowa, and small farming and fishing communities.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
The Geography of Canada

The Culture of Canada (2004)

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Viewers will learn about traditional Canadian symbols, contributions of Canadians, food, holidays, crafts, folktales, and Canada Day.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
The Culture of Canada

The History of Mexico (2004)

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Examines the ancient civilizations of the Olmec, Aztec, and Maya; Spanish conquest of the Aztec; the impact of Catholic missionaries; the wars for independence. Looks at Mexican leaders such as Benito Juarez, Father Hidalgo, and General Santa Anna.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
The History of Mexico

The Geography of Mexico (2004)

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Looks at how the geography of Mexico has shaped its history, society, and culture. Examines a variety of regions including the Sonoran Desert and the rainforests of Chipas. Discusses major industries like silver mining and tourism.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
The Geography of Mexico

The Culture of Mexico (2004)

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Viewers will learn about the rich cultural heritage of Mexico. Looks at the influences of indigenous people and Spanish rule in clothing, folktales, foods and holidays. Includes a sample day in the life of a fisherman's son and a young girl in Mexico City. Also looks at Tejano bands, artwork of Diego Rivera, and Talavera pottery.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
The Culture of Mexico

Writing Resources (2003, 2004)

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Students will learn about resources they can use to improve their writing. They will discover that they can look at the work of other writers, use books like a dictionary or thesaurus, use writing techniques like rhyme, alliteration, and onomatopoeia, organize ideas and facts with outlines or story maps. Proofreading tools are also discussed.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
Writing Resources

Types of Writing (2003, 2004)

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Professor Plot, the zany publisher of Wordswork, has given his editors a unique challenge: Showcase four different types of writing, each with its own purpose and audience, in the upcoming issue of the magazine.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
Types of Writing

Expository Writing (2003, 2004)

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Expository writing emerges as the theme for this issue of Wordswork, and the editors are on a quest to fill the magazine with writing that informs or provides facts. The team quickly realizes that expository writing can be anything from a school science project to a letter to the president!

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
Expository Writing

The Writing Process (2003, 2004)

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Viewers learn the importance of prewriting (thinking and planning), how to transform ideas into a written draft, different types of sentences (lead, topic, etc.) editing, proofreading, and publishing.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
The Writing Process

Story Writing (2003, 2004)

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Viewers will learn about the story-writing process. Discusses character, setting, plot, the ending, and looks at ways to organize ideas through the use of character webs and story maps. Examines character and plot development, diologue, and descriptive details as a tool for making a story interesting.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
Story Writing

DNA: The Secret of Life (2003)

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Fifty years ago, two unknown scientists ran into an English pub shouting that they had found the secret of life. Jim Watson and Francis Crick were not exaggerating. Narrated by Jeff Goldblum, this series looks back on the achievements that launched a new era in biology and human life itself.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
00:57
DNA: The Secret of Life

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