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This Emotional Life: In Search of Ourselves...and Happiness (2010)

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This 3-part series represents what television does best. It opens a window into real lives, exploring ways to improve our social relationships, cope with emotional issues, and become more positive, resilient individuals.

Hosted by Daniel Gilbert, Harvard psychologist and best-selling author of Stumbling on Happiness.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Professional
Length: 
06:00
This Emotional Life: In Search of Ourselves...and Happiness

Drinking Water: Bottle or Tap? (2008)

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A huge bottled-water industry has recently emerged, with the U.S. its largest consumer. But is bottled water actually healthier, safer, or tastier than tap water? A water expert explains that bottled water does not meet the same strict standards in the U.S. as water from the tap, though tap-water quality can vary among communities.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:09
Drinking Water: Bottle or Tap?

Underground Aquifer Water: Precision Farming (2008)

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Despite its wonders, Earth's water cycle does not spread water evenly around the planet. The Ogallala Aquifer’s huge underground reservoir of water gives the relatively dry Central Plains states such as Nebraska a large but limited irrigation source. But the aquifer's water is being used up faster than it is beng replenished.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:09
Underground Aquifer Water: Precision Farming

Surface Water: A Day in the Life of the Rio Grande (2008)

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The Rio Grande is one of our longest rivers, its Texas section forming the border between the U.S and Mexico. Competing human claims for it are viewed through the eyes of two young women: a whitewater rafting guide in upstream New Mexico and a teenager downstream near El Paso.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:09
Surface Water: A Day in the Life of the Rio Grande

Cleaning Polluted Water: Pumped up for Peace (2008)

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Drinking polluted water can cause many deadly diseases, especially in children of poor countries around the world. We see the crystal-clear water in a flowing Peruvian rainforest river but are amazed to learn that it is unsafe, due to runoff entering the great connected network of tributaries that flow into the Amazon, the world’s largest source of fresh water.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:09
Cleaning Polluted Water: Pumped up for Peace

Restoring H2O Ecosystems: Saving Chesapeake Bay (2008)

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Polluted waters can have damaging economic and social effects as well as destroy wildlife habitats. Chesapeake Bay is one of the most polluted bodies of water in America, but local students are working with commercial crab catchers and scientists in the Baltimore area to help restore its health.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:09
Restoring H2O Ecosystems: Saving Chesapeake Bay

The Great Lakes: Who Owns the Water? (2008)

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The fair distribution of water has long been a worldwide problem, and it is one that the United States may increasingly experience in the future. The Great Lakes contain 20% of the world’s fresh surface water, but that water is currently available to only a small portion of the U.S population.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:09
The Great Lakes: Who Owns the Water?

Harry the Dirty Dog (English and Spanish Versions)

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A dog named Harry hates bath time so much that he hides his scrubbing brush in the backyard and runs away from home. As Harry roams the city, he discovers lots of ways to get dirty.

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Primary
Length: 
00:10
Harry the Dirty Dog (English and Spanish Versions)

Deconstructing Supper (2002)

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Documentary film that looks at the way modern food is produced through genetic modification and through organic farming in Canada, Europe, India, and United States. A gourmet chef, John Bishop, leads us on an investigation of various genetically modified food products and the leader in genetic engineering, Monsanto

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
00:48
Deconstructing Supper

Typhoid Mary: The Most Dangerous Woman in America (2004)

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In 1906 in America it was first discovered that humans could transmit typhoid fever. This is a dramatization of the outbreak and a profile of Irish cook Mary Mallon, known as 'Typhoid Mary'. Quarantined against her will, the story reveals the newfound power of health officials to protect the masses, often at the expense of personal liberties

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
01:00
Typhoid Mary: The Most Dangerous Woman in America

Advanced Driving Tactics (2005)

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Going beyond basic training, this video takes driving students into the real world where road conditions are not always favorable. NASCAR celebrity David Reutimann examines a wide range of environments containing potential driving hazards, including tunnels, bridges, mountain roads, rough or uneven terrain, and harsh weather.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
00:21
Advanced Driving Tactics

Basic Driving Tactics (2005)

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Can you operate 3,000 pounds of heavy machinery powered by continuous explosions? You must be able to, if you want to drive a car. NASCAR star David Reutimann explains the basics of automobile control in this video, guiding students from their first time behind the wheel to the essentials of driving and parking on public streets.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
00:20
Basic Driving Tactics

Defensive Driving (2005)

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What is the most important factor to consider when driving? Visibility? Engine performance? Not too close to other drivers? In this video, NASCAR sensation David Reutimann focuses on defensive driving, the cornerstone of safe vehicle operation.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
00:21
Defensive Driving

A Paralyzing Fear: The Story of Polio in America (1998)

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Seldom has society come full circle in the cycle of a disease- from illness, to epidemic, to cure. Polio is the 20th century's most notable exception. First appearing in the United States in 1916, the disease crippled tens of thousands of children every summer until it was finally eradicated by the Salk vaccine beginning in 1954.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
01:30
A Paralyzing Fear: The Story of Polio in America

The Fall of Freddie the Leaf (1985)

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Dramatizes Leo Buscaglia's parable of living and dying, telling the story of Freddie, a leaf that enjoys its life on a strong tree in the park, but becomes fearful when it is time to let go

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:17
The Fall of Freddie the Leaf

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