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American Symbols of Freedom (2016)

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In this program students will come to understand some of the rights and responsibilities we have as American citizens and the importance of participating in our democracy. Entertaining and engaging, this video combines live-action, high-definition footage, fun-animation and colorful graphics to tell the fascinating stories of America’s icons of liberty.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:24

School Violence: You Can Prevent It (2016)

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According to a recent report from the National Center for Educational Statistics violence, including student violence against teachers, is on the rise in America’s schools. Statistics show that nearly 7% of high schoolers stayed home because they felt unsafe at or on their way to school.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Professional
Length: 
00:18

Brain and Nervous System (2016)

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In this program viewers will learn about the three key components of the nervous system — the brain, spinal cord and nerves — all made up of special cells called neurons that transmit electrical impulses throughout the body. They’ll discover the different types of neurons — sensory, motor and associative; each with a specialized function.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:15

Digestive and Excretory System (2016)

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This live-action program teaches students that, for food to be of use to our body’s cells, it needs to be broken down and absorbed into the blood stream. This is the job of the digestive system, a complex series of tools that includes teeth, saliva, bile, acids and enzymes designed to reduce nutrients to a form that can be delivered to cells.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:18

Circulatory and Respiratory System (2016)

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Through video, animation and graphics students will discover how the respiratory and circulatory systems work together to help keep us alive through a process called cellular respiration. A close-up look at the components of our blood: plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets, demonstrates how critical blood is to our survival.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:15

Skeletal and Muscular System (2016)

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This program is designed to help students learn how bones and muscles work together to protect our bodies and enable us to move. Students will come to realize that bones, in addition to providing support for our bodies and protecting vital organs, are where blood is manufactured!

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:15

The Five Keys: New Materials (2016)

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In the last two centuries alone, mankind has witnessed an explosion in the production of new and entirely synthetic materials - most significantly the plastics that now occupy a prominent place in our everyday lives. But with the advent of nanotechnology, everything we have achieved so far may have been just the beginning.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:50

Caffeine: How Much is Too Much? (2016)

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Many teens readily consume caffeinated drinks: coffee, tea, colas, energy boosters, caffeinated sports drinks, and more. Many teens also use powdered caffeine or energy shots to boost energy for all-nighters, performances, competitions, or exams. But most teens do not know that caffeine is a neuro-stimulant that can cause overdose poisoning or even death.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:22

The Mind/Body Connection: How Your Emotions Affect Your Health (2016)

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In this program students learn how their emotional health affects their physical health and vice-versa. The program describes how many physical ailments have a mental component and are precipitated by factors such as stress, anxiety, and depression.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:20

How to End Unhealthy Relationships (2016)

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This program offers teens insight on how to honestly assess the health of relationships, particularly romantic relationships and intense friendships, and then presents concrete steps to help viewers end unhealthy relationships.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:16

How They Did It: Pathways to Amazing Jobs (2016)

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Viewers meet four young, enthusiastic professionals who talk about their careers and the choices they made leading to their current jobs. Students hear from Chrissy Rutherford, a fashion editor for Harper's Bazaar digital magazine; Gene Back, a musician and composer; Ted Shuey, a bod trader; and Dr. Sasha Gaglani, a pediatrician.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:17

Edward Hopper (2011)

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Hopper, one of America's most admired artists, captured the shared realities of American life with poignancy and enigmatic beauty. His iconic images, set in unexceptional places, reveal the poetry of quiet, private moments.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:30

Drawing in Silver and Gold: Leonardo to Jasper Johns (2015)

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Since the Middle Ages, artists have used metalpoint to create some of the most beautiful and technically accomplished drawings ever made. Interest in the medium peaked during the Renaissance when it was embraced by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and Albrecht Dürer. Revived in the nineteenth-century, metalpoint continues to be practiced today.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:10

Making Art (2010)

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This DVD collection of six video presentations filmed in studios, laboratories, and museum galleries provides rare behind-the-scenes experiences. It introduces art elements, such as color and perspective; demonstrates artistic techniques ranging from sculpture to printmaking; and studies conservation issues related to art objects.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
02:27

Forward, 54th! (2013)

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Written and directed by Mary Hall Surface, the play Forward, 54th! was commissioned by the National Gallery of Art in 2013 in honor of the exhibition Tell It with Pride: The 54th Massachusetts Regiment and Augustus Saint-Gaudens' Shaw Memorial. The Gallery staged 24 performances between September 2013 and March 2014.

Grade Level: 
Middle
Length: 
00:32

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