DVD & Videocassettes
located in the Curriculum Lab
640 - 899
MICROWAVE COOKERY: Videocraft Classics, c1988.
A comprehensive guide to creative microwave cooking with Thelma Snyder
who shows how to quickly and easily prepare a wide variety of delicious
YOU CAN MICROWAVE: Jeito Concepts, c1984.
Cooking & Microwave Energy --
Microwave Cooking Tips --
VCR 642.122 F527
FIRST YEARS LAST FOREVER: Johnson & Johnson, c1987.
Summary: New research in brain development reveals importance of the relationship between parents and child during the first years of life. Video covers bonding and attachment, communication, health and nutrition, discipline, self-esteem, child care and self-awareness. (29 min.)
SITTERS BASICS: Super Sitters, Inc., 1988.
This program is designed to introduce babysitters to childcare
techniques, including the needs of children at different ages, and
emergency procedures. There
is a brief introduction for parents. The accompanying material provides more detailed information.
NEWBORN BABY: Communications, 1985.
Choosing Your Baby's Doctor --
Decisions Before Your Baby is
Preparing the Nest --
The Magic Moment --
Your Baby Head to Toe --
Feeding Your Baby --
Your Baby's Bottom --
When to Call Your
Baby's Doctor --
Bathing Your Baby --
Baby's Crying --
Your Baby's Sleep.
TO TALK TO YOUR KIDS ABOUT -- SEX, LOVE, AND RESPONSIBILITY: National
Family Health Center, c1993.
This video is designed to aid parents in talking to their children about
puberty, sexuality, abstinence, and birth control.
VCR 650.1 L863
LOOKING GREAT AT WORK: Lake Zurich, IL: Learning Seed, c2002.
The eighteen minute video provides examples of appropriate workplace
clothing and advice on personal grooming. Contents: What Is
Business Casual?--Body Care and Grooming? (18 min.)
TO WORDPERFECT 5.0: Data Link Research Services, 1988.
Set up procedures, cursor movement, codes and file management for this
new version of WORDPERFECT.
(ca. 1 hour)
TO APPLEWORKS WORD PROCESSING: Data Link Research Services, c1988.
Learn to move copy between documents, delete text horizontal and
vertical space, indention, centering and pagination.
WORDPERFECT 6.1 FOR WINDOWS, INTRODUCTION: ViaGrafix Video Training
Beginning program that covers menu bar, shortcut keystrokes, editing
text, saving documents, using cut copy past, margins, and using help.
(1 hour & 16 min.)
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INTRODUCTION TO APPLEWORKS: GETTING STARTED WITH YOUR POWERFUL APPLEWORKS SOFTWARE: Data Link Research Services, 1987.
Summary: Learn the basics of Appleworks' commands and menus. Learn to save and print documents. (52 min.)
SPREADSHEET: Data Link Research Services, 1988.
Covers how to create a spreadsheet, enter labels and values, edit
entries, copy information, and move rows and columns.
(1 hour & 5 min.)
TO APPLEWORKS DATA BASE: Data Link Research Services, 1988.
Explains steps to create a database, enter and edit information, insert,
find and arrange records, create and print reports.
WORDPERFECT 6.1 FOR WINDOWS, ADVANCED: ViaGrafix Video Training
Topics include editing pre-recorded template, triggering macros,
addressing envelopes, creating columns and tables, demonstrating Hypertext, merging information, managing files, using Quick Format and
Quick Finder, and using the grammar checker.
(1 hour & 32 min.)
LEVEL III: Data Link Research Services, 1988.
Learn to do footnotes, endnotes, and formatting using the search
(ca. 1 hour)
5.0 LEVEL II: CUSTOMIZING
YOUR LAYOUT USING MACROS: Data Link Research Services Inc., 1988.
Learn the setup menu, the format menu, search and replace, and editing
(ca. 1 hour)
ALCOHOL: CALLING THE SHOTS: Cambridge Documentary Films, 1991.
Examines the images used by advertisers to sell alcohol.
Presents a detailed visual and conceptual analysis of why this
advertising does much more than simply tell the consumer what he can
buy. Demonstrates how some
advertising deliberately disguises the warning signs of problem drinking
and falsely links alcohol with precisely those qualities-- happiness,
success, sexual fulfillment, prestige, athletic ability, creativity--
that the abuse of alcohol diminishes and destroys.
LIBBING IT: Altschul Group Inc., 1992.
Irreverent look at how advertisers try to hook young people on
cigarettes and alcohol.
KILLING US SOFTLY 3: Media Education Foundation, c2000.
Summary: Jean Kilbourne reviews how the image of women in advertising has changed over the last 20 years using over 160 ads and commercials. Jean Kilbourne's pioneering work helped develop and popularize the study of gender representation in advertising. This film follows her previous award-winning films, Killing Us Softly (1979) and Still Killing Us Softly (1987.) (34 min.)
KILLING US SOFTLY: ADVERTISING'S IMAGE OF WOMEN
Discusses the manner in which women continue to be portrayed by
advertising and the effects this has on women, men, and children and
their images of themselves.
SIX BILLION $$$ SELL: Films Inc., 198?
Uses clips from television commercials, animation, comic sketches, and
young people talking about their actual experiences to present a candid,
critical look at commercials and the techniques advertisers use.
SEDUCTION: Films Inc., c1989.
This Consumer Reports special investigates the methods advertisers use
to capture our attention and our dollars.
SEEN ON TELEVISION: New Dimension Media, 1991.
Blends narration, clips of broadcast footage (advertising and program
content) and rock music into a fast-paced, critical look at television's
stereotypical view of women.
GREEN ENERGY: Films for the Humanities and Science, 1988.
This program examines some renewable alternatives to petroleum products
and explains how biological and organic products like wood chips, corn,
and garbage can become major sources of energy.
MAPLE SUGAR FARMER: AIMS Media, c198?
Demonstrations of the traditional methods of tapping maple trees for
their sap through boiling it down over an open fire are interspersed
with reminiscences of farm life before World War I.
SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS: CONNECTION ACTIVITIES: Glencoe-McGraw Hill, c1995.
Shows how technological problems can be used as a method of integrating
the subjects of math, science, and technology in the middle school.
PAGEMAKER 5.0 ADVANCED: ViaGrafix, c1993.
Training on the higher level features of the program, including creating
a four-page newsletter, master pages, styles, page layouts, color
capabilities, manipulating text and contents, and using the table editor
and the link command.
(1 hour & 30 min.)
TO PAGEMAKER 5.0: ViaGrafix, c1993.
Describes the installation of PageMaker, screen layout, creating and
editing a flyer, using the story editor, and creating an odd-sized
advertisement. (1 hour & 20 min.)
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Step-by-step video instructions on installing drywall, from hanging to
final taping application. Includes
installation of wonderboard and greenboard.
In this show, learn how ceiling tiles, paneling materials, and minor
structural alterations can turn what's overhead into something that
adds to the look of your room.
PBS Video, 1988.
The story of PYRAMID takes place during the period in Egyptian history
known as the Old Kingdom. It chronicles the building of the pyramid of
King Khufu, called Cheops by the Greeks who ruled during Egypt's Fourth
Dynasty. While parts of the story are fictionalized. much of it is based
on historical events and on what has been learned from studying the
pyramid itself. Based upon the book by David Macaulay.
A HOME: Hometime, 198?
This video program discusses the intricacies of contracting a house.
Divided into two parts, such topics as working with an architect,
choosing a suitable site, hiring and coordinating subcontractors, for
both inside and outside the house are explained.
A BASEMENT: Hometime, 198?
How to transform an unfinished basement into useful living space.
Tips on how standard construction techniques must be adopted for
(1 hour & 40 min.)
Step-by-step video instruction in basic framing techniques for floors,
walls, roofs, windows, and doors. Also
includes planning, design, and construction for an addition.
(1 hour & 20 min.)
Step-by-step video instructions on the removal of old and preparation
for new siding, and techniques for installing new siding.
Also discusses alternative types of siding.
Step-by-step video instruction on roofing from tear off to new shingle
installation; installation of step, valley, and vent flashing; and use
of latest power and pneumatic tools.
Step-by-step video instruction on laying out and installing drain,
waste, vent, and water supply lines.
Includes installation of bathroom and kitchen fixtures.
(1 hour & 15 min.)
THE ODDS: THE ARTISTS OF THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE: PBS Video, c1995.
Documentary telling of the struggle of Black visual artists in the 1920's
and 1930's to show and sell their work.
EIGHTEENTH CENTURY WOMAN: Video Enterprises, 1982.
Looks at an exhibit at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art entitled
"The Eighteenth Century Woman," a vast collection of costumes,
accessories, and objects d'art that reveal the unique ways in which
fashionable eighteenth century women made their presence felt in the
society of their time.
CATS: ABC Video Enterprises, c1983.
From the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art come views of
4,000 years of art dealing with cats.
VCR 707 D457
DESIGNING MINDS: THE ARTS IN EDUCATION. Hartford, CT: CPTV, c1999.
Examines outstanding schools and arts programs throughout Connecticut to
discover the best methods of teaching, the strength of the arts as
motivators, their effect on learning in academic subjects, and the
important roles that community arts organizations play in children's
education. (60 min.)
Summary: Examines outstanding schools and arts programs throughout Connecticut to discover the best methods of teaching, the strength of the arts as motivators, their effect on learning in academic subjects, and the important roles that community arts organizations play in children's education. (60 min.)
WADSWORTH ATHENEUM: A MUSEUM FOR ALL AGES. Martin Office of Museum
Video gives a brief tour and description of the Wadsworth
Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut.
REVISITED: Crystal Production, c1989.
Prehistoric paintings have been preserved in Lascaux caves for
17,000 years. These are the
only images filmed since the caves were closed to the public in 1963.
WORLD OF ANDREW WYETH: London Weekend Television/RM Productions, 1980.
Filmed in Maine and Pennsylvania where Wyeth has spent his working life,
this documentary is a relaxed and friendly interview that includes
(1 hour & 9 min.)
OF THE GODS: Home Vision, c1988.
Explores the evolution of Greek representational art from stylized stick
figures of the Geometric period to the carved and painted images of man
of the early classical era.
I: Films Inc., 1981.
Focuses on the art and other treasures of King Charles I, regarded as
one of the greatest connoisseurs and patrons of the arts among English
VII AND THE HOUSE OF WINDSOR: Films Inc., 1981.
The Queen Mother recalls the wartime bombing of Buckingham Palace, her
Scottish home at Mey and Sandringham House in Norfolk.
TREASURES OF JAPAN: Vestron Video, C1988.
Profiles nine artisans and performing artists who are recognized by law
as "holders of important intangible cultural properties" and
are charged with publicly exhibiting their works and teaching their
artistry to apprentices. A
potter, doll sculptor, puppeteer, papermaker, koto musician, swordmaker,
textile weaver and dyer, kabuki theater actor, and bellmaker are
IMPACT OF AN IDEA: Films Inc., 1983.
Examines the design of Rome, Italy, during the sixteenth century by Pope
Sixtus V and shows how his vision revitalized the city and gave it the
character that it has today.
IV: Films Inc., 1981.
Prince Philip describes the palaces, structures, and treasures of King
QUEEN AND PRINCE PHILIP: Films Inc., 1981.
The history of the royal collections in the reign of Elizabeth II is
reviewed. Prince Philip talks about the modernization of the royal rooms
and the redecoration of the Edward III tower.
AND ALBERT: Films Inc., 1980.
Shows the family homes, Houses of Parliament, and other buildings that
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert had built in their time.
QUEEN AND EMPRESS: Films Inc., 1981.
Focuses on Queen Victoria's homes in Scotland and on the Isle of Wight
and her additions to the royal collections, including paintings of
Dorset Video, c1985.
Follows the planning and construction of a magnificent Gothic cathedral
in the imaginary French town of Beaulieu during the thirteenth century,
in order to understand why and how the great cathedrals of Europe were
built. Alternates between modern footage and animation.
LOUVRE: Monterey Home Video, 1978.
Charles Boyer takes the viewer on a tour of the Louvre. He discusses the
history of the Louvre, describes the characters of the rulers who
acquired through the centuries the great collection of art, points out
the changes which have been made in the structure of the building, and
explains that French civilization can be surveyed through the history of
TO FOLD A PAPER CRANE: Informed Democracy, c1994.
A whimsical pair of hands, guided by a narrator, shows the 26 steps
necessary to fold a paper crane.
HISPANIC FOLK ARTS AND THE ENVIRONMENT: A NEW MEXICAN PERSPECTIVE: Crystal Productions, 1996.
Summary: Materials for a curriculum in Hispanic folk arts and traditions of New Mexico and the environment that influenced them. Nine artists featured. (29 min.)
HUDSON RIVER AND ITS PAINTERS: Home Vision, 1987.
Explores the life and work of the major artists of the Hudson River
School. The program presents more than 200 paintings and prints of the
period and juxtaposes them with dramatic location photography of the
Hudson River area.
WYETH: Videodisc Pub., c1987.
Explores the meaning and the mystery of Wyeth's work and the Helga
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OF ANIMATION, VOLUME I: USA, CANADA: Educational Film Centre, 1986.
Segments on animated filmmaking from the U.S. and Canada.
(1 hour & 25 min.)
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OF ANIMATION, VOLUME 4: JAPAN, COMPUTER ANIMATION PARTS I AND II:
Educational Film Centre, 1986.
Segments on animated filmmaking from Japan and computer animation.
(1 hour & 25 min.)
VCR 780.7 A188
ACTION KIT FOR MUSIC EDUCATION. Reston, VA: National Coalition for Music Education, 1990-91.
"Music Makes the Difference" distributed by Music Educators National Conference, this set of 2 videocassettes plus 3 booklets and 4 brochures, provides a campaign to convince school leaders and parents that music program is essential for all students.
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MUSIC WITH CHILDREN AGES 3-7: John Langstaff Video Project, c1995.
Shows easy ways to develop children's musical ability through rhythm
games, singing games, movement activities, music from different
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MUSIC WITH CHILDREN AGES 7-11: John Langstaff Video Project, c1195.
John Lanstaff shows easy ways to have fun with music while developing
children's musical ability.
HUNDRED YEARS OF MOZART: Clearview/eav; 1992, c1991.
A visual presentation of Mozart's life that includes visits to
various landmarks in his life and scenes of students from the Vienna
University of Music preparing and performing the
THE MUSIC OF INDIA: AIMS Media, 
Describes the two main types of Indian music, the Karnatic of the south
and the Hindustaini of the north, dating back more than three thousand
years. Demonstrates use of
wide variety of instruments.
TO MUSICAL NOTATION: Clearvue/eav, c1993.
Introduces basic skills and concepts of musical notation.
In Part 1, (17:14), the students are introduced to the general
layout and appearance of printed music for a variety of media.
The concepts of pitch and duration are presented, along with the
staff, clefs, the names of the notes and simple note values and the time
signature. Part 2 (16:32)
opens with a view of the material already presented, then goes on to
introduce the tie, the dot, sharps and flats, the key signature, rests,
and basic dynamic markings. In
conclusion, a few samples of avant-garde notations are shown.
TOES TAP: MARSALIS ON RHYTHM: Sony Classical Film & Video, c1995.
Using two versions of the Nutcracker (Tchaikovsky's and Duke Ellington's
jazz arrangement,) Wynton demonstrates how composers use rhythm to
express a wide variety of emotions.
SHALL OVERCOME: California Newsreel, c1988.
Traces the transformation of the title song from an old slave spiritual
to the anthem of the civil rights movement.
Uses historical footage and personal recollections. Performed by
Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Taj Mahal, Peter, Paul and Mary, and the Freedom
MUSIC DISTRICT: California Newsreel, c1995.
Various performers and performing groups swing to the beat of four
little known African-American musical traditions flourishing within
blocks of the national power.
WOMEN DON'T HAVE THE BLUES: California Newsreel, 1989.
Through historic performances and recordings, this video captures the
spirit of such pioneering blueswomen as Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Ethel
Waters, Alberta Hunter and Ida Cox.
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1: Century Home Video, c1983.
A sample of popular and well known folk, country and ethnic performers
such as Glenn Yarbrough, Buffy Ste. Marie, New Christy Minstrels, Odetta,
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2: Century Home Video, c1983.
Sample of popular and well-known folk, country and ethnic performers
such as Limeliters, Josh Watson, John McEuen. etc.
FOOLISH FROG: Weston Woods Studios, c1971.
A dramatization of Charles L. Seeger's and Pete Seeger's song of the
same title in which a foolish bullfrog explodes with pride when he hears
someone singing a song about him.
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SING: JOHN LANGSTAFF SINGS WITH CHILDREN AGES 3-7: Langstaff Video
Includes singing games, story songs, street chants, call and response,
folk songs and more.
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KEEP SINGING: JOHN LANGSTAFF SINGS WITH CHILDREN AGES 7-10: Langstaff
Video Series, c1997.
Includes singing games, story songs, street chants, call and response,
folk songs and more.
OF THE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: SETS 1 AND 2: Clearvue/eav, 1990.
Discusses the symphony orchestra and the musical instruments that
comprise it. Gives history
of the instruments.
(1 hour & 35 min.)
AND THE WOLF: Clearvue/eav, 1985.
Prokofiev's music accompanies the story of a young boy who saves his
animal friends from a hungry wolf.
Designed to introduce children to the instruments of an
PLANETS: Clearvue/eav, 1987.
Presents selections from the music "The Planets" by Gustav
Holst. Mars, Mercury, and
Jupiter are shown using footage supplied by NASA and astrological and
astronomical pictures, charts and maps.
SORCERER'S APPRENTICE: Clearvue/eav, 1985.
Presents the "Sorcerer's Apprentice" by composer Paul Dukas,
the story of a magician's young apprentice who gets into trouble
during his master's absence.
YOUNG PERSON'S GUIDE TO THE ORCHESTRA: Clearvue/eav, 1985.
Uses visuals to illustrate Benjamin Britten's "The Young Person's
Guide to the Orchestra" which introduces viewers to instruments of
the modern orchestra.
TO SATCHMO: MARSALIS ON THE JAZZ BAND: Sony Classical Film & Video,
Uses music by Sousa, Joplin and Armstrong to explain the development of
Sousa's European-style orchestra into the American jazz band.
HIP HOP. Parade Video PPI, c1990. Jackie and his talented friends will
teach and entertain you with
freshest "Hip hop" dance steps.
the freshest "Hip hop" dance steps.(30 min.)
VCR 796 S764
SPORTS: HIGH PERFORMANCE: Discovery Health, c2001.
Summary: Whether it is T-ball, gymnastics, kick boxing or soccer, kids feel pressure to be in sports. Video explores the benefits of sports (physical activity, confidence, team-building) and the risks in taking sports to the extremes. (26 min.)
GRACE: BLACK WOMEN IN SPORT: Sporting Goods Manufacturers Assoc., 1993.
Highlights accomplishments of many Afro-American female athletes
including Florence Griffith Joyner, Althea Gibson, Wilma Rudolph, Zina
Garrison, Jackie Joyner Kersee, Debi Thomas, Dominique Dawes and others.
IN SAFETY PRESENTS STREET SMARTS: General Learning Communications, 19-?
Jesse Marshall is learning how to drive with his dad.
This video shows them how to become partners in safety by: making
practice driving a possitive experience for teens and their parents;
conducting hassle-free practice-driving sessions; keeping the lines of
communication open between teens and parents; working together to learn
essential driving skills and driving safety information.
LIVES, OUR FORTUNE, OUR SACRED HONOR: Husquvarna, 1992.
Paul Harvey describes what happened to the 56 men who signed the
Declaration of Independence.
LIVES!: The Center for the Humanities, Inc., 1982.
Tells how the immortality and enduring quality of myths and legends
arise from the basic human experiences they embody. Selected examples
demonstrate how particular legends are revived and reinterpreted in
literature and popular culture.
VISION OF STEPHEN CRANE: Guidance Associates, 1971.
Develops Stephen Crane's central theme of absolute honesty through excerpts from his novels, stories, news reports, autobiographical
writings and correspondence.
AMERICAN SPEECHES: Pieri & Spring Productions, c1995.
Traces the history of visually recorded American oratory and discusses
the evolution of how, through technology, politicians appear to the
public. Each segment has narrative perspective and visual clips that
portray that historical era.
A CRITICAL GUIDE TO MACBETH: Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c1998.
Summary: Professor Robert Smallwood from the Shakespeare Center and Professor Stanley Wells of the Shakespeare Institute examine the major themes of this popular Shakespeare tragedy. They discuss the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth changes during the course of the play; how Banquo's character serves as a counterpart to Macbeth's; whether Macbeth's character is at all admirable; and whether the play confirms that all tragedies are uniformly pessimistic. (33 min.)