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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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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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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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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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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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00:23
Renaissance Travel, Trade & Exploration

Teenage Depression & Suicide (2004)

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This informative series empowers teenagers to make responsible decisions by providing them with honest and realistic information and an accessible scientific foundation upon which to base them. Students get an in-depth look at the most prominent drugs and teen health issues of the day, as well as an understanding of the history of the drugs that currently populate the nation's landscape.

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00:23
Teenage Depression & Suicide

Steroids (2004)

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Examines the use of illegal anabolic steroids and steroidal supplements, profiling case studies that provide a comprehensive overview of the detrimental effects these drugs can have. Vivid animations and expert testimony shed light on what is happening to the mind and body of a steroid user.

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00:23
Steroids

Hallucinogens (2004)

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This informative series empowers teenagers to make responsible decisions by providing them with honest and realistic information and an accessible scientific foundation upon which to base them. Students get an in-depth look at the most prominent drugs and teen health issues of the day, as well as an understanding of the history of the drugs that currently populate the nation's landscape.

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00:23
Hallucinogens

Alcohol & Alcoholism (2004)

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Viewers learn about the dangers of alcohol abuse and the signs and symptoms of alcohol dependence, while the many factors involved in the disease of alcoholism are highlighted. Whether it is beer, wine or liquor, alcoholic beverages all belong to a class of drugs known as depressants and use can lead to dependence and addiction.

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00:23
Alcohol & Alcoholism

Tranquilizers & Other Depressants (2004)

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Introduces students to the history of drugs like barbiturates, benzodiazepines and other substances known as "date rape drugs." Compelling animations explain the effects they have on the chemistry of the brain and the body.

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Tranquilizers & Other Depressants

Cocaine & Crack (2004)

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This informative series empowers teenagers to make responsible decisions by providing them with honest and realistic information and an accessible scientific foundation upon which to base them. Students get an in-depth look at the most prominent drugs and teen health issues of the day, as well as an understanding of the history of the drugs that currently populate the nation's landscape.

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Middle
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00:23
Cocaine & Crack

Club Drugs (2004)

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This informative series empowers teenagers to make responsible decisions by providing them with honest and realistic information and an accessible scientific foundation upon which to base them. Students get an in-depth look at the most prominent drugs and teen health issues of the day, as well as an understanding of the history of the drugs that currently populate the nation's landscape.

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Middle
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00:23
Club Drugs

Inhalants (2004)

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It's tragic, but true: Sniffing readily-available household products kills. "Inhalants" explains the dangers of breathing in toxic substances with animations and graphics that illustrate what happens to the brain and body when it is exposed to poisons.

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00:23
Inhalants

Marijuana (2004)

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Explores the physical consequences of abuse as well as the controversy surrounding its medicinal uses. Animations give viewers an in-depth look at the short- and long-term impact that marijuana has on the brain. Interviews with users and experts explain the crippling effect that marijuana can have on the motivation, memory and future of even the most casual user.

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00:23
Marijuana

Alcohol: Teenage Drinking (2004)

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Advertising portrays alcohol consumption as fun, relaxing, romantic, exciting and adventurous. Yet, alcohol is the most abused drug in the world, and one that is often abused by teens with tragic consequences. In this program, students will get the facts on how alcohol affects the brain and body, with vivid animations explaining how drinking impairs motor skills and judgment.

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00:23
Alcohol: Teenage Drinking

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