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Works: 5,792 works in 9,374 publications in 1 language and 186,396 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  History  Nonfiction television programs  Historical television programs  Personal narratives  Documentary films  Educational films  Television programs  Television adaptations  Educational television programs 
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Classifications: LC4704, 323.4
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Eyes on the prize ( visu )
40 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 1,892 libraries worldwide
Vols. 1-3 tell the story of America's civil rights years from 1954 to 1965; vols. 4-7 examine the new America from 1966 to 1985, from community power to the human alienation of urban poverty
Is Wal-Mart good for America? ( visu )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,591 libraries worldwide
Examines Wal-Mart's importation of Chinese goods into the United States. Discusses that while some economists credit Wal-Mart's focus on low costs with helping contain U.S. inflation, others charge that the company is the main force driving the massive overseas shift to China in the production of American consumer goods, resulting in hundreds of thousands of lost jobs and a lower standard of living in the U.S
How difficult can this be? understanding learning disabilities : frustration, anxiety, tension, the F.A.T. city workshop by Richard D Lavoie( visu )
13 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,253 libraries worldwide
A group experiences life the way a learning disabled student does and learns methods of teaching and helping such students
Pyramid by David Macaulay( visu )
12 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 1,020 libraries worldwide
Uses the Grand Pyramid of Giza to chronicle the step-by-step process of building a pyramid. Combines location footage with animation to tell the entire story
Castle by David Macaulay( visu )
15 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in English and held by 999 libraries worldwide
Presents an animated tale about a fictional thirteenth-century fortress and town built by King Edward I to subdue the rebellious Welsh. Dramatizes the building of the structure and portrays the lifestyle of the castle's inhabitants. Includes some liveaction sequences
A class divided by William Peters( visu )
22 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 980 libraries worldwide
Documents a reunion of Iowa teacher Jane Elliott and her third-grade class of 1970, subjects that year of an ABC News television documentary entitled the Eye of the storm. Shows how her experimental curriculum on the evils of discrimination had a lasting effect on the lives of the students
FRONTLINE ( visu )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 895 libraries worldwide
Within a single generation, digital media and the World Wide Web have transformed virtually every aspect of modern culture, from the way we learn and work to the ways in which we socialize and even conduct war. But is the technology moving faster than we can adapt to it? And is our 24/7 wired world causing us to lose as much as we've gained? This in-depth exploration of what it means to be human in a 21st-century digital world continues a line of investigation that began in 2008, with the FRONTLINE report "Growing Up Online." The journalists attempt to understand the implications of living in a world consumed by technology and the impact that this constant connectivity may have on future generations
Ghosts of Rwanda ( visu )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 867 libraries worldwide
Through interviews with key government officials, diplomats, soldiers, and survivors, this documentary examines the state-sponsored genocide in Rwanda in 1994. Explores the reasons why the international community and the United States did not intervene as Hutu extremists killed some 800,000 Tutsis
Roots of resistance a story of the underground railroad ( visu )
9 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 790 libraries worldwide
Recounts the story of the underground railroad through narratives of escaped slaves. Includes interviews with descendants of slaves and slave holders of Somerset Place, a plantation in North Carolina, who describe the personal danger and terrible risk involved in each slave's departure
One woman, one vote by Ruth Pollak( visu )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 785 libraries worldwide
Documents the 70-year struggle for women's suffrage which culminated in the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. It illuminates the alliances, infighting, betrayals and defeats that paved the way for victory in the battle for women's right to vote. Historical footage is enhanced with vocal performances, and interviews with historians provide the viewer with both current and historical perspectives
Beyond F.A.T. city a look back, a look ahead ( visu )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 776 libraries worldwide
Offers practical strategies and inspirational advice for teachers and parents of children with learning disabilities who constantly struggle with Frustration, Anxiety, and Tension (F.A.T.)
Roman city by David Macaulay( visu )
6 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and held by 745 libraries worldwide
Through a combination of documentary footage and animated story sequences, Roman City examines how cities helped maintain the Roman Empire. This program explores the role of the built environment in meeting and shaping people's needs. In this live-action segments, Macaulay visits many sites throughout the former Roman Empire including the Colosseum in Rome, the Pont du Gard in France, and the ruins of Pompeii and explains how various structures were built and how they were used. The animated segments tell the story of the construction of a fictional Roman city in the newly conquered territory of Gaul, visualizing both the ingenuity of Roman technology and the resistance of the local inhabitants
Africans in America America's journey through slavery by Steve Fayer( visu )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 745 libraries worldwide
Considers the contradictions that lie at the heart of the founding of the American nation. The infant democracy pronounced all men to be created equal while enslaving one race to benefit another. Portrays the struggles of the African people in America, from their arrival in the 1600s to the last days before the Civil War
Geronimo and the Apache resistance ( visu )
8 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 717 libraries worldwide
Using archival photos and interviews with descendants of the Chiricahua Apaches, the program highlights the clash between Indian and white cultures and portrays the effects on an Indian society faced with the loss of its land and traditions
Frontier house ( visu )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 701 libraries worldwide
Three modern families were chosen to learn to survive as if the year is 1883. Using the tools and technology of that time they must make difficult choices and cope with the consequences in the Montana wilderness
Can you afford to retire? ( visu )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 691 libraries worldwide
"The baby boomer generation is headed for a shock as it hits retirement: boomers will be long on life expectancy but short on income. In addition to Social Security, the pillars of retirement income for Americans have been either lifetime corporate pensions or employee-contribution plans such as 401Ks. But both retirement strategies are in trouble. Buffeted by pension cuts, corporate bankruptcies, and the 2001-2002 stock market crash, most boomers now expect to be working into their retirement years."--Container
Last one picked-- first one picked on by Richard D Lavoie( visu )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 691 libraries worldwide
"Children with learning disabilities often find themselves isolated from this valued world of friendship. Their impulsive, immature and unpredictable behavior often results in social isolation and rejection. Their behavior is often misunderstood and misinterpreted by peers and adults. Although they often receive assistance and empathy for their 'academic' problems, their lack of 'social competence' is viewed as willful and negative."--Teacher's guide
Cathedral by David Macaulay( visu )
19 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 678 libraries worldwide
Combines location sequences and animation to show the building of a Gothic cathedral. Begins with a tour of Chartres, Reims, Amiens, Bourges, Beauvais, Notre Dame de Paris, Laon, and the Royal Abbey Church of St. Denis. Discusses life in the medieval era and how churches were a center of life
Frederick Douglass when the lion wrote history ( visu )
6 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 672 libraries worldwide
Based upon his writings and speeches, this is the story of Frederick Douglass, an elegant orator and provocative abolitionist
The incredible journey of the butterflies ( visu )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 668 libraries worldwide
Every year monarch butterflies migrate across North America to a remote area of Mexico. This presentation discusses how the butterflies navigate and endure the long journey and takes the viewer to the locations they call home
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