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A History of the Renaissance (2004)

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Investigates the driving forces behind this brilliant period of artistic and scientific achievement. Discover how humanists like Petrarch pioneered the rediscovery of ancient Greek and Roman culture, sparking an explosion of creativity and innovation. Changes abound in politics and religion as well.

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Elementary
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00:23
A History of the Renaissance

Everyday Life in the Renaissance (2004)

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What was it like to live during the Renaissance? This program explores the typical homes, diets, and clothing of the period. Examines how due to a surging economy, many people had more money to spend on new household items, spices, and clothing. Witness the changing roles of work, education, religion, art, and family life over three centuries across Europe.

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Elementary
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00:23
Everyday Life in the Renaissance

Renaissance Art, Music & Literature (2004)

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Explores the newly discovered uses of realism, mathematics, and perspective in art; the introduction of new musical instruments and changes in musical style; and how literature flourished thanks to the innovation of the printing press. Explores Leonardo, Machiavelli, and Shakespeare, whose works continue to be admired and emulated today. DVD divided into chapters.

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Elementary
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High
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00:23
Renaissance Art, Music & Literature

Renaissance Science & Invention (2004)

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Explores the people, ideas, and inventions behind the major scientific breakthroughs in astronomy, physics, anatomy, and mathematics. Examines scientific greats including Galileo, Kepler, and Brunelleschi, and discusses how the life of a scientist often conflicted with existing religious beliefs. DVD divided into chapters. Includes discussion questions and Spanish soundtrack option.

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Elementary
Middle
High
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00:23
Renaissance Science & Invention

Renaissance Travel, Trade & Exploration (2004)

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During the Renaissance, sailors set off into uncharted waters in search of new trade routes and lucrative luxury goods. Advancements in navigational tools, including lateen sails and the astrolabe, aided explorers such as Columbus and da Gama on their journeys.

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Elementary
Middle
High
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00:23
Renaissance Travel, Trade & Exploration

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.

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High
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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.

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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.

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High
Length: 
00:50
Judaism

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

Genocide (2004)

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"Global Issues for Students" provides an in-depth analysis of current world problems. We have entered a new era of globalization - a level of interconnection unprecedented in world history.

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High
Length: 
00:23
Genocide

Human Rights (2004)

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"Global Issues for Students" provides an in-depth analysis of current world problems. We have entered a new era of globalization - a level of interconnection unprecedented in world history.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
00:23
Human Rights

Global Economic Issues (2004)

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"Global Issues for Students" provides an in-depth analysis of current world problems. We have entered a new era of globalization - a level of interconnection unprecedented in world history.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
00:23
Global Economic Issues

Latin America: Challenges in the 21st Century (2004)

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Although Latin American nations are no longer ruled by military dictatorships and have embraced democracy, social problems associated with the large income gap, such as poverty, landlessness and crime are pervasive. Latin America: Challenges in the 21st Century will increase student awareness of the origins, causes and effects of major global issues in the region.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
00:23
Latin America: Challenges in the 21st Century

Global Science & Technology Issues (2004)

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"Global Issues for Students" provides an in-depth analysis of current world problems. We have entered a new era of globalization - a level of interconnection unprecedented in world history.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
00:23
Global Science & Technology Issues

Africa: Challenges in the 21st Century (2004)

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Students will explore Africa's history and learn to what degree its colonial legacy continues to impact the continent. They will understand the causes, effects and possible solutions to major problems, such as hunger and diseases like HIV/AIDS, and discover how controversial international trade policies continue to contribute to Africa's underdevelopment.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
00:23
Africa: Challenges in the 21st Century

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