Social Studies

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Environmental Scientist (2006)

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An environmental scientist providing clean water to the city of Philadelphia explains how this water is used to fight fires and to provide water for our homes, parks, and swimming pools. He shows us that river water provided by rain and runoff from farms is dirty and needs to be purified before human beings can use it.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:10
Environmental Scientist

Family Doctor (2006)

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A family doctor explains that all kinds of people visit him in the medical center for check-ups and referrals to specialists. He recalls that he loved science and math at school and always looked forward to the day when he could make a living helping people of all ages stay healthy.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:10
Family Doctor

Firefighter (2006)

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A fire fighter explains that he often assists in medical emergencies, not just in fires. At the station he puts on his fire gear explaining the purpose of each piece of clothing and the fire station routines that have been developed for a quick response that saves lives.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:10
Firefighter

How Geography Affects Communities (2006)

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This program explains that communities can be classified by their geography; that there are forest, river, mountain, and ocean and valley communities. Provides examples of these communities including forestry in Northern California, wineries in the Napa Valley, Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, Mississippi River communitiesand the port of New york.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:10
How Geography Affects Communities

Pharmacist (2006)

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Jerry, a pharmacist, and Dr. Dermarderosian, a professor of pharmacology, show children the difference between helpful medicines and harmful substances.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:10
Pharmacist

Recycling Coordinator (2006)

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An enthusiastic recycling coordinator steps viewers through the recycling process for cans, plastics and newspapers, emphasizing the useful products and hundreds of jobs that are created by recycling industries. Shows the machinery and processes used at Material Recovery Facilities that produce recycled materials for clothing, benches, chairs, cardboard, and paper products.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:10
Recycling Coordinator

Teacher (2006)

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A Grade Two teacher explains why she loves teaching and observing the changes in her students over the course of the year. Her students return the compliment, explaining why they love her and how she helps them learn.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:10
Teacher

Why People Work (2006)

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In answering the question, "Why do people work," introduces key economic concepts such as wants, needs, money, economy, goods, services, importing, exporting, etc. Provides a contrast between manufacturing and agricultural communities and the representative jobs in each. Explains that Detroit is a typical manufacturing community that exports manufactured products all over the world.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:10
Why People Work