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Punctuation (2003, 2004)

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The Wordswork staff is on a mission to tackle those tiny symbols that help make our writing more clear: punctuation! The team digs through the writing samples submitted to their literary magazine to uncover the rules of punctuation.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
Punctuation

Helping Your Young Teen Succeed in Middle School

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Parents and middle schoolers face a challenging task together—navigating the new pressures kids face as they tackle the academics and social transitions of middle school.

Grade Level: 
Middle
Length: 
00:25
Helping Your Young Teen Succeed in Middle School

Descriptive Words & Phrases (2003, 2004)

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Choosing stories for the next issue of their magazine, the Wordswork staff decides to focus on words that tell us more about other words.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
Descriptive Words & Phrases

Islam (2003)

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Islam is one of the great monolithic world religions practiced today. Discover the Islamic culture through the daily life and rituals of Muslims around the world.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
00:50
Islam

Hinduism (2003)

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Narrated by Academy Award winner, Ben Kingsley, Religions of the World offers insight into the striking similarities and vast differences among the world's major religions as well as the unique perspective of its many individual cultures.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
00:50
Hinduism

Judaism (2003)

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One of the world's oldest surviving religions, Judaism is both a theology and a way of life for over 12 million followers in the world today. The first religion to be founded upon the principle of monotheism, Judaism has survived despite persecution against its people throughout the ages.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
00:50
Judaism

Chemistry in Action (2005)

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This DVD contains four - 20 minute video segments:

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:20
Chemistry in Action

Buddhism (2003)

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Narrated by Academy Award winner, Ben Kingsley, Religions of the World offers insight into the striking similarities and vast differences among the world's major religions as well as the unique perspective of its many individual cultures.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
00:50
Buddhism

Protestant Christianity (2003)

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See how the political, religious and social events of 16th-century Europe changed the course of history. Examine the context in which these factors sparked the birth of Protestant Christianity. Led by Martin Luther, this spiritual revolution gained momentum and, under the helm of other Protestant leaders, thrived and grew into new factions in Europe and North America.

Grade Level: 
Middle
Length: 
00:50
Protestant Christianity

Orthodox and Roman Catholic Christianity (2003)

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From the public ministry of Jesus to the legendary battles of the Crusades, examine the interwoven histories of these two distinct branches of Christianity. Although its followers were long persecuted by the Roman Empire, Christianity spread throughout the Mediterranean region and eventually became the favored religion of the Empire, following the ascension of Constantine to the Roman throne.

Grade Level: 
Middle
Length: 
00:50
Orthodox and Roman Catholic Christianity

World War I and its Aftermath (2004)

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Explores the causes and consequences of World War I. Featuring four live-action segments, the program explores a history of Czarist Russia and the birth of Communism in Russia, as well as the life on World War I battlefields and the story of the Red Baron. Rise of Nationalism explores the rise of nationalism in the early 20th century, specifically oppression in Czarist Russia.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:52
World War I and its Aftermath

Forced to Flee: Famine and Plague (2004)

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Examines natural disasters throughout history, highlighting how some disasters have led to important developments for future generations. Discusses the Potato Famine and the resulting wave of immigration to the U.S. Also looks at how the Bubonic Plague contributed to the end of feudalism in Europe.

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Middle
High
Length: 
00:52
Forced to Flee: Famine and Plague

Origins & Life on the Move (2002)

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Part 1: Origins: Search for and discover the origin of today's animal life. Part 2: Life On the Move: When we think of animals, we think of movement. Surprisingly, the diverse and graceful ballet of movement may have started with a single group of creatures whose descendents were the first to harness the power of muscles and nerves.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
01:46
Origins & Life on the Move

The First Hunter & Explosion of Life (2002)

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Part 1: The First Hunter - The first animal to develop a head, eyes and a brain also pioneered a new way to survive: it would become Earth's first hunter. Dramatic new evidence points to an unlikely and oddly charismatic subject...the flatworm.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
01:46
The First Hunter & Explosion of Life

The Conquerors & Survival Game (2002)

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Part 1: The Conquerors: For hundreds of millions of years, animal life resided only in the oceans. And then, in one extraordinary event, something happened that enabled one group of animals to emerge from the sea. Follow scientists as they track how the shape of life transformed to create the animals that led the first successful land invasion and were the first to pioneer flight.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
01:46
The Conquerors & Survival Game

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