DVD & Videocassettes
located in the Curriculum Lab
600 - 639
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CHANGING ROMANCE: Agency for Instructional Television, 1986.
Gives examples of why and how the development of a new technology in one
transportation system, the automobile, affects other transportation
systems. Describes consequences of the use of automobiles on
urbanization, social mores, and the lifestyle of individuals.
600 Y67ch Pt.9
JAPAN, AND THE WEST: Agency for Instructional Television, 1987.
Provides a general description of the comparative technology of China
and the West in the fifteenth and nineteenth century. It also compares
differences in the response of Chinese and Japanese societies to Western
technologies of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
600 Y67co Pt.7
THE EXPANDING WORLD: Agency for Instructional Television, 1983.
Traces communication development from earliest writing through printing,
telegraph, telephone systems, and newest advances in communication
600 Y67de Pt.2
DECISIONS, DECISIONS: Agency for Instructional Television, 1983.
Focuses on the decisions individuals must make regarding the use of
modern technology for the good of society and themselves. Cites the
examples of the refusal of the United States to build a commercial
supersonic plane and the controversial applications of the knowledge
600 Y67en Pt.4
FOR SOCIETIES: Agency for Instructional Television, 1983.
Discusses the movement from fossil fuels as energy sources to the
development of nuclear energy and other energy sources.
600 Y67ex Pt.11
SPACE: Agency for Instructional Television, 1988.
Describes how scientific inquiry and military goals have led to the
exploration of space.
600 Y67fe Pt.6
THE WORLD: Agency for Instructional Television, 1986.
Discusses food supply and inequalities of distribution around the world
and the role of agricultural technologies.
600 Y67he Pt.5
AND TECHNOLOGIES: Agency for Instructional Television, 1983.
Discusses advances in medical and health services, technological
advances in artificial body parts, and controls of body systems through
600 Y671i Pt.1
WITH TECHNOLOGY: Agency for Instructional Television, 1983.
Portrays the everyday, common place uses of technology through the
familiar encounters of a fictitious suburban family with the clothing,
communications, transportation, and food industries. Dramatizations,
archival artwork, stills, etc. depict the development of technology.
Emphasizes the trade-off modern persons accept when they
choose to use technology.
600 Y67po Pt.10
PATTERNS AND TECHNOLOGY: Agency for Instructional Television, 1988.
Discusses the growth of population before and after industrialization
and the relation between the two events. Also describes how technologies
of medicine, nutrition, and hygiene have increased the rate of
600 Y67ri Pt.12
SAFETY, AND TECHNOLOGY: Agency for Instructional Television, 1988.
Summary: While we provide ourselves with the greatest benefits
at the lowest risk, we are learning to design safety into the
construction and operation of our technologies.
600 Y67ts Pt.3
TECHNOLOGY SPIRAL: Agency for Instructional Television, 1983.
Focuses on development of technology, citing ordinary objects we take
for granted, such as wheel and steam engine. Continues to current
technology such as transistors, etc.
MACHINE: Dorling Kindersley Vision, c1997.
Explores the vital organs and examines the senses of the most complex
machine—the human body.
ROUTES: Leadership Development Program for Sex Equity, 1990.
Uses a road sign theme to present career alternatives in medicine.
Emphasizes the varied nature of current opportunities and the many
benefits that occur as a result of getting further training and
HUMAN MACHINE: Vestron Video, c1975.
Using a variety of different photographic techniques, the program takes
the viewer on a tour of the human body.
UNIVERSE WITHIN: WGBH Educational Foundation, c1995.
Using microphotography to explore the hidden world inside the human
body, this program covers three incredible team efforts: the
coordination of muscles, bones, heart and circulatory system that makes
Mike Powell the world's greatest long jumper; the digestive dynamo
that turns a simple sandwich eaten by five-time gold medallist Bonnie
Blair into raw energy for a blistering sprint down the ice;
and the ultimate event -- the development of new life inside
track star Karen Hatchett.
REGULATORS OF BODY CHEMISTRY: Human Relations Media, 1985.
Vividly illustrates the structure of enzymes and how the operate to keep
the human body alive.
TRIGGERS: BIOCHEMISTRY AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR: Human Relations Media, 1985.
Presents an overview of the biochemical activity in the brain,
explaining how it affects feelings and behavior. Also explores the
possible influence of chemical imbalance on mental illness, suicide, and
THE FIRE OF LIFE: Human Relations Media, 1985, c1982.
Explores how the body consumes and breaks down nutrients; discusses the
creation and storage of vital food compounds; and examines the role of
the liver, pancreas, thyroid and pituitary glands, hormones, and
CHEMISTRY OF LIFE: HORMONES AND THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM: Human Relations
Discusses the endocrine system, including hormones and what is involved
in a healthy, well-functioning system, and looks at the changes
and problems that can occur when endocrine processes are disrupted.
UP! FOR BOYS: Marshmedia, 199-?
A candid look at the basics of male anatomy and development that
encourages boys to take pride in their individual uniqueness while
realizing that people are all reassuringly alike.
UP! FOR GIRLS: Marshmedia,
Gives clear, authoritative information about the female reproductive
system, the emotional and physical transformations of puberty, and the
importance of good health and hygiene.
MIRACLE OF LIFE: Crown Video, c1986.
A documentary which shows the actual conception and development of a
baby. Looks inside the male and female reproductive organs to show the
formation of sperm and the passage of a fertilized egg through the
fallopian tube. Uses a microscope to observe DNA, chromosomes, and other
minute body details building up to the moment of birth.
IN THE WOMB: THE FIRST STAGES OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: Human Relations
This program chronicles the course of human development from
fertilization through birth. Also looks at various influences on
prenatal inheritance, maternal diet, drugs, and other environmental
BECOMING A WOMAN: Video Tape Associates, 1987.
Produced by the National Black Women's Health Project, this film
depicts women and their teenage daughters talking together about
menstruation, sex, birth control and communication.
(1 hour & 45 min.)
IT--OWL'S HEALTH TIPS: Apollo Educational Video, c1986.
Junk Food Man -- Nutrition: Try it, You'll Like it --
Weapons For Healthy Teeth --
GUIDE PYRAMID AND CONTEMPORARY NUTRITION: Cambridge Research Group,
Highlights the foods from the major food groups and their relationship
to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
HOW COWS AND CARROTS BECOME PEOPLE: Leaning Seed, c2000.
This video attempts to answer the questions: "What is the
truth about protein?", "What is it, how much do you need, and
what happens if you come up short?", Who needs extra
protein?", How does protein relate to muscles and fitness?",
Which foods contain the best and most protein?"
VCR 613.6 C229
CAN'T FOOL ME!: Nest Entertainment/Yello Dyno, c2002.
Summary: Based on book Raising Safe Kids in an Unsafe World by Jan Wagner. Teaches children to respect themselves and how to get away if someone starts to touch them. Video features fun songs from the Can't Fool Me Album such as "The Yello Dyno Yell," "Tricky People," "G.O.M.F (Get Outta My Face,)" and "My Body's Mine." (30 min.)
KNOW IT--OWL'S SAFETY TIPS: Apollo Educational Video, c1986.
Emergencies: What Would You Do? --
Roscoe's Rules --
Hush Puppy's Bright Idea --
Electrical Safety: A to
VERSUS FIT: YOUR LIFETIME FIGHT AGAINST FAT:
Apollo Educational Video, c1986.
Pits the long and short term damaging effects of fad diets
against the benefits of a healthy diet with regular exercise. As a student does research for a weekly column in the school
newspaper, she and her peer students learn effective eating and
exercising habits that last a lifetime, as well as the lesson that lack
of self-esteem can cause eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia.
POWER: A HANDS-ON GUIDE TO HEALTH AND FITNESS: Northern Lights Video,
A hands-on approach to health and fitness.
COOPER AND HIS FRIENDS: Films Inc., 1987.
Dr. Cooper and his puppet friends "investigate the negative effects
of marijuana, alcohol, cigarettes, inhalants, and household
Films Inc., 1985.
How to discover, understand and help teenagers who are experiencing
SMOKING: Films, Inc., 1986.
Discusses the growing unpopularity of cigarette smoking among high
school students, as told in their own words.
LUCK: Films Inc., 1980.
Discusses the effects of smoking, the smoker's chances of survival, and
help for the smoker.
NOT TO MAKE A BABY: Human Relations Media, c1987.
Uses dramatizations to explain the need to confront one's sexuality and
make intelligent choices in order to avoid pregnancy. Offers strategies
for saying "no" and presents information on birth control
WOODROW PROJECT: Red Fog Green Flag Resources, 1986.
A sexual abuse prevention program for the developmentally disabled.
1918: THE WORST EPIDEMIC IN AMERICAN HISTORY: PBS Home Video, 1998.
Segment of “The American Experience” with David McCullough.
Describes the influenza epidemic of 1918 through archival
photographs and film footage.
HEALTH, AND GENETIC DISORDERS: Human Relations Media, 1985.
Describes sickle-cell anemia, PKU, Tay-Sachs disease, Down's Syndrome,
and other genetic disorders.
COMPLETE GUIDE TO CPR: Cambridge Educational, c1993.
Discussions and detailed demonstrations teach viewers how to identify
the early signs of a heart attack and how to administer CPR to infants,
children, and adults
ACTION: THE LIFESAVING FIRST AID VIDEO FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY: ActiVideo,
Know what to do before the ambulance arrives. Step‑by‑step
procedures are made easy with demonstrations that show you how to
practice along at home with explanations in plain English that anyone
WITH DEATH AND DYING: Emergency Training, 1990.
Key lectures in EMS.
SCREENING: Films for the Humanities and Sciences, c1984.
Looks at current options of prenatal testing and genetic counseling and
how these tests have affected parents of children with genetic diseases.
TESTING: Films for the Humanities and Sciences, c1990.
Presents the tests made prenatally to determine birth defects and which
will allow parents more choices about the birth and subsequent care of
BODY AGAINST DISEASE: Human Relations Media, c1980.
Disease and Defenses --
The Immune Response -- The
Body Against Itself.
FACTS AND MYTHS: Mulitmedia Entertainment Inc., 1989
This program explains away some of the popular misconceptions
surrounding menopause and profiles two women--one who suffered the “typical”
symptoms, and one whose symptoms were quite mild. It emphasizes the need
for estrogen therapy in both situations. Additional facts about
osteoporosis detection and prevention are presented.
DEPRESSION: Guidance Assoc., 1986.
Provides an overview of depression and its relationship to the stage of
NERVOSA: A GUIDE TO SELF-HEALTH: Altschul Group Corp., c1994.
The historical origins of anorexia nervosa are traced, leading to a
description of the symptoms of this disorder.
Case studies are presented.
Complications and other related health risks are explained.
Multidisciplinary treatment, including psychological therapy, is
A CRAVING: Films for the Humanities and Sciences,1989.
Introduces the viewer to methods of drug abuse and narcotic addition
WHAT EVERY TEACHER MUST KNOW: Instructional Media
Health Consultant Veronica M. Skerker presents factual information about
AIDS and AIDS related topics. She encourages the teaching community to
learn the proper techniques for teaching about the disease, the use of
role‑model demonstrations, and how to answer students' questions.
(1 hour & 16 min.)
AIN'T NO DRESS REHEARSAL: ABSTINENCE AND TEENS: Sunburst
For students in grades 7-12, this video discusses the issue of the
sexual activity of teens in terms of self
image, their future lives, their health etc.
Teacher's guide included.
SEX: CHALLENGE AND DECISION: Lucerne Media, 1995.
This program dispels many myths and offers real-life vignettes about
infected young people to show that decisions about sexual behavior can
affect one's life.
TRANSMITTED DISEASES -- CAUSES, PREVENTION, AND CURE: Communications
Park Video, 1982.
Discusses how and why sexually transmitted diseases have created such a
complex set of social and medical problems and describes the causes,
transmission, detection, prevention, and cures of the most prevalent
ones: gonorrhea, herpes, genitalis, and syphilis.
(1 hour & 5 min.)
& WOMEN: THE GREATEST GAMBLE: Altschul
Group Inc., c1993.
This program focuses on five very different women who are living and
coping with HIV. In candid
interviews, the women discuss how they were infected with the virus,
their reactions to their diagnoses, and how they are dealing with a wide
variety of emotions. Three of these women are mothers, and interviews with their
children provide additional insight into how AIDS affects their health
and relationships with family and friends.
ABOUT AIDS: Altschul Group Inc., c1990.
The facts about AIDS are illustrated in a variety of live and animated
skits. Presents to adolescents with alternating serious and amusing
vignettes the implications of contracting the HIV virus and defines
their role in prevention. Several
individuals reveal their experience with living with AIDS and several
professionals uncover many important issues.
(ACQUIRED IMMUNITY DEFICIENCY SYNDROME): Coronet/MTI Film & Video,
Provides comprehensive answers to the questions students usually ask
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: THE SURGEON GENERAL'S REPORT ON AIDS TO THE
WORLD: Futurevision, c1988.
Summary: Dr. C.
Everett Koop presents key points about AIDS and its spread. All aspects
of the contagious nature, transmission in relation to lifestyle, and
forms of treatment are frankly presented by other professionals.
VCR 616.9792 I88
IT WON'T HAPPEN
TO ME: Concept Media, 1992.
Summary: A young
mother tells her personal story of how she discovered she was HIV
positive. She discusses how it has affected her relationship with her
family and how she has come to cope with carrying the virus.
WOMEN, SEX. AND AIDS: Films Inc., c1987.
A current look at the AIDS situation in the United States. Four major
issues covered are the spread of AIDS to heterosexual women, the
changing sexual habits of Americans, the search for a cure, and
education to help prevent the spread of AIDS.
MICROBIOLOGY OF AIDS: Films for the Humanities and Sciences, 1990.
This program examines the destructive effect of the AIDS virus on a
microscopic level. Illustrates how a person with AIDS becomes infected,
how the AIDS virus systematically attacks and kills healthy cells, and
how the structure of the AIDS virus differ from that of other viruses.
REWIND: TEENAGERS SPEAK OUT ON AIDS AWARENESS: No Excuses Production,
Teenagers who are HIV positive discuss their changing attitudes about
AIDS and the impact AIDS has had on their lives.
Includes AIDS education programs directed at teenagers.
THE SPREAD OF HIV AND AIDS: Intermedia, c1996.
Reviews how AIDS is transmitted, and suggests ways to minimize
exposure to HIV.
OUT: THE TRUTH ABOUT HIV, AIDS, AND YOU: Paramount Pictures, c1992.
An entertaining, music-filled, and honest look at HIV and AIDS,
including an interview with “Magic” Johnson.
THE TIME BOMB WITHIN: Guidance Assoc.,1986.
Part 1 defines stress and identifies its underlying causes and varying
types. Part 2 discusses the ailments that can be brought on by stress
and tells how to avoid then by altering one's response to stress. Part 3
describes the basic early warning signals which indicate the onset of
stress. Part 4 examines various ways to overcome stress.
THE GENETIC CONNECTION: Human Relations Media, 1985.
Explores the nature of cancer and what may lead to its onset. Tells how
cancer cells differ from normal cells and looks at the genetic factors
that influence this disease.
BREAST CANCER VIDEO: Increase Video, 1988.
Provides up-to-date information on mammography, breast self-examination,
nutrition, treatment options and breast reconstruction.
HEARING LOSS: Films for the Humanities and Sciences, c1993.
program explains sound, hearing, hearing loss, and the relationship
between listening to speech and different kinds of hearing loss.
It includes realistic simulations of what speech sounds like with
different kinds of hearing loss, and useful hints on improving
JOY OF NATURAL CHILDBIRTH: MCA Home Video, 1985.
Some of Hollywood's most famous couples share their feelings about
childbirth with an emphasis on the popular Lamaze method of delivery. An
exciting sequence shows an actual Lamaze birth, and throughout the
program both Lorenzo & Michele, with trained Lamaze experts,
demonstrate proper techniques of breathing and relaxation.
BREAKING THROUGH: Films for the Humanities and Sciences, c1988, 1991.
The causes, symptoms, and treatment options for autism are discussed.
Features the Japanese program developed by Dr. Kiyo Kitahara,
which relies upon physical exercise and group interaction with normal
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WHAT DO WE KNOW?: Fanlight Productions, c1992.
Describes the characteristics of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity
Disorder (ADHD), which is a biological problem involving an under
activity in those centers of the brain responsible for sustaining
motivation and effort over time. Discusses
the differing degrees and prevalence of this condition, as well as
problems associated with it.
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WHAT CAN WE DO?: Fanlight
Discusses the treatments that can help ADHD-affected individuals lead
more successful, happier and more productive lives.
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IN THE CLASSROOM: STRATEGIES FOR TEACHERS: Fanlight Productions, c1994.
Four-step plan for avoiding school discipline problems with children
having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Demonstrates the incorporation of social skills into the
curriculum. Shows how to implement such behavior management methods as
color charts and signs, point systems, token economy, and turtle-control
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IN ADULTS: Fanlight Productions, c1994.
Summary: Adult victims of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder describe their symptoms and how they cope with the disorder. Russell Barkley details his new theory of ADHD, which explains why these adults have difficulty making adjustments in their lives. (38 min.)
Karl-Lorimar Home Video, 1986.
Gives step-by-step, easy-to-follow instructions
on basic electrical repairs.
Step-by-step instruction of basic wiring techniques, simple and 3-way
switches, wiring for kitchen appliances, and how to tie into existing
(1 hour & 5 min.)
Discusses the basic types of indoor and outdoor lighting and shows how
to add new lighting, change existing fixtures and install an exterior
low voltage lighting system.
MIRACLE, THE COMPUTER CHIP: Vestron Video, 1985.
The power-packed computer chip, coupled with human ingenuity, is
the key to the amazing inventions examined in this film.
AT BROWN'S FERRY: Robert Richter Productions, 198-?
Investigation of the 1975 fire at Brown's Ferry, Alabama, the site of
one of the world's largest nuclear plants. Considers the general
question of reactor safety in America's nuclear energy program.
FUSION": Edison Electric Institute Library Grant Program, 1989.
Discusses how cold fusion experiments are conducted, why the results are
so difficult to reproduce and verify, and implications for the future of
power generation by cold fusion.
Dorset Video, c1983.
Colorful animation and live-action sequences tell the story of a
fictional but historically accurate 13th century Welsh castle and depict
the planning, habitation and siege of this fortress.
TO BUILD THE NUTSHELL PRAM WITH ERIC DOW: WoodenBoat Publications, Inc.,
Summary: The program provides a step-by-step guide to building the pram, and takes the viewer right through launching and sailing. (1 hour & 20 min.)
DID THEY BUILD THAT? PROGRAM 3: Cantilever bridges: Shopware, c1998.
This program explains the cantilever principle in northeastern
England, then marvels at the great Victorian achievement of the Forth
CABLE BRIDGES: Segments of Knowledge Productions, c1994.
Nikki and John Lee introduce viewers to the design and construction
processes for major cable bridges from the engineering company to the
completed structure. Bridges shown under construction are the Sunshine Skyway
Bridge, Tampa Bay, Florida; Chesapeake & Delaware Canal Bridge; and
the Varina-Enon Bridge, James River, Virginia.
YORK UNDERGROUND: PBS Home Video, c1997.
Explains how the longest, most sophisticated electric subway in the
world was built.
BOMB AT 50 FATHOMS: Warner Home Video, c1986.
Using the pioneer work of Cousteau's Comshelf experiments -- which
demonstrated that divers could live and work efficiently for a
significant period while submerged -- hundreds of dedicated scientists
risk their lives in a race against a deadly toxic time bomb.
Dorling Kindersley Vision, c1997.
Combines the story of manned flight with a celebration of nature's
great fliers, from birds to insects.
Shows how human designers borrowed ideas from nature to build the
planes and jets of today.
A GREYSTONE PRODUCTION:
New VideoGroup, c1996.
The story of Zeppelin's airship with an account of the fire which
destroyed it and which was the first disaster at which the media were
interviews with survivors, historians, and eyewitnesses and the complete
radio broadcast that informed the world of the calamity.
VCR 629.2 A678
ARE WE THERE YET?: TRAVELING SAFELY WITH CHILDREN: National Safe Kids Campaign, c1997.
Summary: Video explains the importance of properly using car seats and safety belts for children every time they ride in a car. (11 min.)
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BILL NYE, THE SCIENCE GUY: THE BACK IS WHERE IT'S AT: Chrysler Corp., c1997.
Summary: Hosted by Bill Nye, video stresses the importance of air bags and safety belts through a program that shows physics behind the impact of a car crash. (18 min.)
ROCKET MEN: ROBERT GODDARD AND THE ADVENTURE OF SPACE EXPLORATION:
Goldhil Home Media International, c1994.
The story of Robert Goddard and the other scientific visionaries who
developed the powerful rockets that play an important role in space
TO THE PLANETS: HIGHLIGHTS OF AMERICA'S INTERPLANETARY EXPLORATIONS:
American Sound & Video Corporation, 1989.
Presents best highlights of the planets Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter,
Saturn, and Uranus from photographs sent back from Mariner 10, Viking,
Voyager 1 and 2, and other space probes.
(1 hour & 30 min.)
OF GIANTS: Pacific Arts Video, c1986.
Chronicles 25 years in space, from Alan Shepherd's flight in 1961 to the
shuttle Challenger's explosion in 1986.
OF FLIGHT: SunWest Media Group, c1994.
Summary: Chronicles the history of aviation, from the first hot air balloon through the race into space. V.1 To the Moon. V.2 Beyond the Moon. (2 videos--ca. 55 min. each)
TO CARE FOR YOUR LAWN: Kartes Video Communications, c1986.
With simple step-by-step instructions, Jeff Ball teaches the latest
advances in modern lawn-care, and how to use them to grow a new
lawn or renovate an existing one.
TO GROW ROSES: Kartes Video Communications, c1986.
Uses simple, step-by-step instructions to help you produce
beautiful blooms season after season.
ON THE FARM: The Enterprises, 1995.
This program is intended to help, inform, and teach those who have
little exposure and opportunity to learn about farm animals and farm
ANIMALS ON THE FARM: Dorling Kindersley Vision, c1998.
Search to discover the sweetest baby animal of all presents piglets,
ducklings, foals, calves, kids and more.
FRIENDS. AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB:.
American Kennel Club, 1997.
Includes teacher's discussion guides (K-6), student activity copy-masters,
student award certificate, wall poster, recommended reading list.
CURIOUS CAT: Films Incorporated, c1989, c1980.
Presents a scientific investigation into the habits of a family of house
cats that are turned loose on a farm to fend for themselves.
IN PERIL: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1988.
Explains the need to preserve plants that might become a source of food
and medicine, as well as wild plants whose genes must be preserved to
insure the development of genetically diverse crop strains. Also
describes efforts to save vanishing species.