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Educational Films

This collection features vintage educational films from a variety of sources. Films intended for educational purposes are an enormous, often neglected part of the twentieth century media landscape. Archived here are corporate and government sponsored films; classroom academic films instructing students in science and the humanities, and classroom guidance films on sex education, manners, and morality; military training films; medical films aimed at the public or at health practitioners; religiou...



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2002 01 Ṣāliḥ, Fakhrī; 01 صالح، فخري
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Shakespeare's Theater: The Globe Playhouse A dramatized incident is used to show how leadership arises in a group, what is involved in the concept of leadership, and how group membership and leadership are related.
Topic: Arabic literature
Educational Films
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eye 665

favorite 5

comment 1

Title on label: The Great Barrier Reef
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Coral reef ecology, Natural history
Educational Films
1995 Alexander Hamilton-Brown
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eye 369

favorite 1

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The first documentary to feature three distinguished circumpolar Inuit artists carving on a monumental scale – a rarity in arctic art. It features the work of Paulatuk sculptor Abraham Anghik Ruben, Joe Nasagalawik from Tuktoyaktuk and Dolphus Cadeux from Yellowknife. The film shows the sculptors working on a five ton block of Indiana limestone, a three ton block of Carrera marble and a three metre long jawbone of an arctic whale, left behind from the old whaling days. It also reveals how the...
Topic: Inuit artists
Educational Films
1993 Aruego, Jose; Kraus, Robert, 1925-2001. Musical Max; Weston Woods Studios
movies

eye 2,452

favorite 19

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From the book: Musical Max / by Robert Kraus, illustrated by Jose Aruego & Ariane Dewey
Topics: Children's films, Animated films, Music
Educational Films
1993 Pennsylvania State University
texts

eye 92

favorite 2

comment 0

Educational Films
1993 Steig, William, 1907-2003. Sylvester and the magic pebble; Weston Woods Studios
movies

eye 2,936

favorite 16

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Artwork adapted by Kris Holm ; editing by Jan Mack ; narrated by Rex Robbins ; music by Jeremy Steig & Lee Ann Ledgerwood
Topics: Donkeys, Magic, Children's films, Animated films
Educational Films
1992 Stevenson, James, 1929-2017. Monty; Weston Woods Studios
movies

eye 2,015

favorite 10

comment 0

Illustrations by James Stevenson
Topics: Animals, Alligators
Educational Films
1992 Wilkos, Virginia; Gagne, Paul R., 1956-; Donnelly, Donal; Marshall, James, 1942-1992. Red Riding Hood; Weston Woods Studios
movies

eye 2,781

favorite 6

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From the book retold by James Marshall
Topics: Folklore, Fairy tales
Educational Films
1992 Asch, Frank. Here comes the cat; Vagin, Vladimir Vasilʹevich, 1937- Here comes the cat; Weston Woods Studios; PILOT Moscow Animation Studio
movies

eye 2,388

favorite 14

comment 1

Animators, Alexseev Alexsey [and others] ; music composed by Ernest V. Troost
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Friendship, Cats, Mice
Educational Films
1992 Flynn, John; Larison, Jim; National Geographic Society (U.S.)
movies

eye 15

favorite 2

comment 0

Producer, Jim & Elaine Larison ; narrator, John Flynn
Topics: Forest ecology, Forest conservation, Forests and forestry
Educational Films
1992 NASA
movies

eye 41,196

favorite 53

comment 0

A brief introduction to the solar system by children for children.
Topics: NASA, solar system
Educational Films
1991 George Johnson
movies

eye 586

favorite 8

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This classic, wordless film from the "Look Again" series tells a story that appeals to all ages, and is used widely in environmental education courses around the country. A boy makes a decision about how to dispose of a green glob he has concocted. What will happen if he dumps it into a stream? Where does water come from and where does it go? This film illustrates the water cycle and raises many questions about environmental responsibility and the consequences of our decisions. Other...
Topics: Children's films, Look Again series, Water
Educational Films
1991 Bell, Shaun; Frizzell, Evan; Mahy, Margaret. Great white man-eating shark; Weston Woods Studios
movies

eye 5,009

favorite 22

comment 0

Based on the book: The great white man-eating shark /by Margaret Mahy
Topics: Children's films, Animated films
Educational Films
1991 Pennsylvania State University
texts

eye 57

favorite 3

comment 0

Educational Films
1991 Ken Anderson Films
movies

eye 687

favorite 6

comment 1

The Solar Research Center in Son Valley had a big experiment underway - collecting the sun's energy by satellite, then transmitting that energy to earth receptacles around the area. We digitized and uploaded this film from the A/V Geeks Archives. Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: lasers, Christianity
Educational Films
1991 Marshall, James, 1942-1992. Wings; Weston Woods Studios
movies

eye 2,423

favorite 15

comment 1

Follow the precarious adventures of Winnie, a chicken who "never did have a lick of sense" and her sensible sister Harriet
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Friendship, Chickens, Animals, Children's films, Animated films
Educational Films
1991 Sporn, Michael, direction; Noble, Trinka Hakes, writing; Kellogg, Steven, production design; Weston Woods
movies

eye 2,278

favorite 8

comment 0

Running time: 08:00
Topics: Children's films, Animated films
A/V Geeks
1990 J. Gary Mitchell Film Company
movies

eye 2,017

favorite 13

comment 1

A young boy takes a fantasy trip to the "Land of Lessons" where Professor Sir Hillary Von Carp and two frogs named What and Tadoo teach him how to protect himself from strangers with four basic rules: Say No, Get Away, Tell Someone and Sometimes, Yell. Combing live action and puppets, in a humorous, but straight-forward look at the lures strangers use to entice children and the "un-oh feeling" they could experience  with certain touches even from people they know
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: stranger danger
Educational Films
1990 Pyramid Film & Video
movies

eye 720

favorite 20

comment 0

This film uses colorful close-up and time-lapse photography to teach students about butterflies
Topic: Butterflies
Educational Films
1990 Cleary, Beverly. Ralph S. Mouse; Churchill Films
movies

eye 1,028

favorite 9

comment 0

Robert Oliveri, Britt Leach, Karen Black, Ray Walston
Topic: Mice
Educational Films
1990
movies

eye 195

favorite 4

comment 0

Educational Films
1990 Fatio, Louise. Happy lion; Rembrandt Films, New York; Macmillan Films
movies

eye 2,303

favorite 11

comment 0

Based on the book of the same title by Louise Fatio
Topics: Children's films, Lion
Educational Films
1990 Survival Anglia Ltd; Benchmark Films
movies

eye 690

favorite 12

comment 0

Cataloged from contributor's data
Topics: Ecology, Natural history
Educational Films
1990 Thompson, E. Jane; Laurence, Karen; Suncoast Media, Inc
movies

eye 7,068

favorite 42

comment 2

Follows the beginning of a thirteen-year-old girl's transition from childhood to independence during a family visit to a great-aunt's lakeside cottage in 1964
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Teenage girls, Puberty, Sex instruction for girls
Educational Films
1990 Levenson, George; Coerr, Eleanor. Sadako and the thousand paper cranes
movies

eye 5,453

favorite 23

comment 0

Based on the book by Eleanor Coerr
Topics: Sasaki, Sadako, 1943-1955, Bombardment of Hiroshima-shi (Japan : 1945), Atomic bomb victims,...
Educational Films
1990 Caza, Ginnette; Beyers, Charlotte K; Ranen, Aron; LeBlanc, Michel; Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange Collection - York University; Magic Lantern Communications Ltd
movies

eye 2,113

favorite 35

comment 1

Produced in collaboration with Manitoba Educational Television
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: AIDS (Disease), AIDS (Disease) in children
Educational Films
1990 Hoff, Syd, 1912-2004. Danny and the dinosaur; Weston Woods Studios
movies

eye 1,613

favorite 9

comment 0

Animation camera, Wolf Ferro ; editing, Jan Mack ; voices, Ruis Woertendyke, Peter Prinstein ; music, Carl Schurtz
Topics: Animated films, Dinosaurs
Educational Films
1990 Bibic, Vladimir; Barr Films
movies

eye 238

favorite 6

comment 0

Cataloged from contributor's data
Topics: Economic history, Social conditions
Educational Films
1990 Levchuk, Helen; Bullfrog Films; National Film Board of Canada
movies

eye 417

favorite 2

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Based on: The Dingles / Helen Levchuk ; illustrated by John Bianchi
Topic: Cats
Educational Films
1990 Couelle, Marcia. pro; Dufaux, Guy, 1943- drt; Pathé cinéma (France); Société nationale de programme France-Régions; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
movies

eye 154

favorite 2

comment 0

Editors, Fracoise Hubert, Guy Dufaux
Topic: Rivers
Educational Films
1990 Robert C. Peters
movies

eye 1,378

favorite 3

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This is part one of a two part program.  Part two, War and Hope, can be viewed here (LINK). Based on the novel by Irene Hunt
Topic: American Civil War (1861-1865)
Educational Films
1990 Ruzzin, Mark; Richardson, Anne
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eye 298

favorite 2

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Director, Mark Ruzzin; writer, Anne Richardson; director of photography, Jim Fealy
Topic: Automobiles
Educational Films
1990 Pyramid Film & Video
movies

eye 1,182

favorite 34

comment 0

This film uses colorful close-up and time-lapse photography to teach students about butterflies
Topic: Butterflies
Educational Films
1990 Heine, Helme. Na warte, sagte Schwarte. English; Weston Woods Studios; Krʹathʹy Film Praha; Churchill Films
movies

eye 1,633

favorite 4

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Based on: The pigs' wedding / written and illustrated by Helme Heine
Topics: Children's films, Pigs, Weddings
Educational Films
1990 Samson, Will; Shenandoah Film Productions
movies

eye 274

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Narrated by Native American Will Sampson
Topics: Indian philosophy, Indians of North America
Educational Films
1990 Slate, Lane; Stella, Frank; Poons, Larry; Rose, Norman; National Educational Television; Indiana University. Instructional Support Services
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eye 3,586

favorite 8

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Artists: Frank Stella and Larry Poons An introduction to the abstract expressionism of Jack Tworkov. Includes his thoughts about his work, along with a description of the events that led him to be an artist. Illustrates the production of what he calls his organic form or shape by taking a straight line and changing its contour while keeping the line's origin and end points the same. From the USA series.
Topics: Stella, Frank, Poons, Larry, Art, Abstract, Artists
Educational Films
1990 Bunting, Eve, 1928-
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"How many days to America?" a little girl asks repeatedly as the small boat in which her family has fled their village crosses the open ocean. But it is her older brother who recalls the details of the night the soldiers came, the family's secret departure and the difficulties, dangers and disappointments experienced on the voyage. When this family and the others are allowed to land and are made welcome at a generously spread table, "What day is this?" a woman asks." It...
Topic: Thanksgiving Day
Educational Films
1990 O'Brien, Edel; Asch, Frank. Bread and honey; Landmark Films
movies

eye 535

favorite 6

comment 0

Colin Wyse, Catherine Byrne, Sean Madden
Topic: Children's films
Educational Films
1990 Robert C. Peters
movies

eye 999

favorite 3

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This is part two of a two part program.  Part one, A Time To Choose, can be viewed here (LINK). Based on the novel by Irene Hunt Written and directed by Kevin Meyer ; producer, Robert C. Peters
Topic: American Civil War (1861-1865)
Educational Films
1989 Barry, Martin; Nold, Werner; Leduc, Yves; National Film Board of Canada
movies

eye 529

favorite 13

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Director, script, animation, character designer, music, Martin Barry ; editor, Werner Nold ; producer, Yves Leduc
Topics: Comedy films, Children's films
Educational Films
movies

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favorite 11

comment 0

Documentary
Topics: Holden, William, 1918-1981, Motion picture actors and actresses
Educational Films
1989 National Geographic Society (U.S.); WQED (Television station : Pittsburgh, Pa.)
movies

eye 3,702

favorite 48

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From WorldCat: A beautifully photographed documentary about dogs: dogs' herding skills, dogs helping handicapped persons, dogs in combat, dogs in rescue missions, and search dogs in disaster areas.
Topic: Dogs
Educational Films
1989 Starshare Entertainment, Inc; AIMS Media
movies

eye 254

favorite 2

comment 0

Cataloged from contributor's data
Topic: Interviews
Educational Films
1989 Sloan, Alan; AIMS Media
movies

eye 466

favorite 7

comment 0

Cataloged from contributor's data
Topics: Leopard, Wildlife conservation, Children's films, Leopards, Stories in rhyme
Educational Films
1989 Piaget, Jean, 1896-1980; Elkind, David, 1931-; Davidson Films
movies

eye 1,574

favorite 7

comment 0

David Elkind
Topics: Cognition in children, Child development, Child psychology
Educational Films
1989 Mwenye Hadithi. Hot hippo; Weston Woods Studios
movies

eye 2,629

favorite 12

comment 0

Producer, Paul R. Gagne ; director/animator, Chris Palestry ; music, Ernest V. Troost
Topics: Hippopotamus, Children's films, Animated films
Educational Films
1989 Sandler Films, Incorporated
movies

eye 321

favorite 1

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Part of the Sandler Films "Safety Gear" series. Other films in this series available on the Internet Archive: Safety Gear: Eye and Face Protection (LINK) Safety Gear: Hand and Arm Protection (LINK)
Topics: Industrial safety, Safety shoes
Educational Films
1989 Adams, Brandon; Jelks, Vaughn; Coronet/MTI Film and Video; Learning Corporation of America; Advanced American Communications, Inc
movies

eye 420

favorite 4

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Brandon Adams, Vaughn Jelks
Topic: Cats
Educational Films
1989 Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, inc; American Geological Institute
movies

eye 1,548

favorite 46

comment 0

Collaborator, John S. Shelton
Topics: Physics., Oceans.
Educational Films
1989 Prieto, Claire; Mackenzie, Shelagh; Hamilton, Sylvia; National Film Board of Canada
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eye 1,072

favorite 16

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Executive producer, Shelagh MacKenzie, Germaine Wong ; script/narrator, Sylvia Hamilton ; cinematography, Dominique Gusset ; sound/sound editing, Jane Porter ; editing, Claire Henry ; music, Delvina Bernard, George Elliot Clarke
Topics: Women, Black, Manners and customs, Race relations
Educational Films
1989 Coronet Instructional Films
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eye 514

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Illustrates that all people need friendship and love, food, and a place to live, and that they want an education, fun, and happiness. Points out that people are more alike than different Collaborator, James L. Hymes This film isn't in the public domain. The copyright is owned by Phoenix Learning Group, Inc. For information on using footage of this film for your project, email us at footage@avgeeks.com
Topic: Human behavior
Educational Films
1989 Leatto, Renne
movies

eye 248

favorite 2

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Part of the Sandler Films "Safety Gear" series. Other films in this series available on the Internet Archive: Safety Gear: Eye and Face Protection (LINK) Safety Gear: Foot Protection (LINK)
Topics: Industrial safety, Gloves, Protective clothing
Educational Films
1989 Sykes, Bob; Intermedia (Firm : Seattle, Wash.); Lakewood Living Corporation
movies

eye 191

favorite 8

comment 0

VHS format
Topics: Women, Abused women, Spouse Abuse
Educational Films
1989 Survival Anglia Ltd; Benchmark Films
movies

eye 357

favorite 4

comment 0

Anthony Valentine
Topic: Helogale
Educational Films
1989 Leatto, Renne
movies

eye 294

favorite 0

comment 0

Part of the Sandler Films "Safety Gear" series. "Examines the various types of head protection (bump hats and hard hats), stressing the importance of using the right headgear for each situation." Other films in this series available on the Internet Archive: Safety Gear: Hand and Arm Protection (LINK) Safety Gear: Foot Protection (LINK) Safety Gear: Foot Eye and Face Protection (LINK) Safety Gear: Head Protection (LINK) NOTE: film record has incorrect name.
Topics: Industrial safety, Hearing, Noise
Educational Films
1989 Brink, Carol Ryrie, 1895-1981. Caddie Woodlawn; Churchill Films
movies

eye 505

favorite 6

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Producer, Richard John David; director, Giles Walker; teleplay by Joe Wiesenfeld and Richard John David
Topics: Frontier and pioneer life, Children's films, Feature films
Educational Films
1989 Root, Alan; Benchmark Films
movies

eye 4,460

favorite 46

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A Season in the Sun Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Visits East Africa which has only two seasons, wet and dry. Reveals that after the rainy season, as the land dries out, animals from elephants to snails must find ways to survive. Observes the different adaptations. Covers the concepts of survival adaptations, population control, courtship and competition, rearing young, aestivation - summer hibernation and niches. Produced by Alan...
Topics: Adaptation (Biology), Adaptation (Physiology), Xeric ecology, Ecology
Educational Films
1989 Bill Maylone
movies

eye 259

favorite 5

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Summer and winter hold different joys for kids. The seasonal opposites of winter and summer create very different worlds to be explored and enjoyed by people of all ages. How can comparisons help us appreciate the endless variety of the changing seasons? This film provides opportunities for students to examine their assumptions about winter and summer and discuss the effects that changing seasons have on our everyday lives.  Other titles in the series are: Between the Walls - One girl finds a...
Topics: documentary, seasons, children
Educational Films
1989 Leatto, Renne
movies

eye 287

favorite 5

comment 0

Part of the Sandler Films "Safety Gear" series. "Different types of safety glasses, safety goggles, and face shields are described. Workers learn what to wear to protect their eyes from flying debris, chemicals, or dangerous light."--Study guide Other films in this series available on the Internet Archive: Safety Gear: Hand and Arm Protection (LINK) Safety Gear: Foot Protection (LINK)
Topics: Industrial safety, Safety goggles, Eyeglasses, Protective, Eye Protective Devices, Accidents,...
Educational Films
1989 Arnold Arboretum
movies

eye 252

favorite 4

comment 0

Warns against the dangers of a variety of poisonous plants found in the northern section of the United States
Topic: Poisonous plants
Educational Films
1989 George Johnson
movies

eye 318

favorite 4

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A girl discovers a mouse living between the walls of her home, and builds a better trap when the mouse is threatened. Students can predict what she might do and observe how she removes the mouse in a sensible, sensitive way. Other titles in the  Look Again  series are: Connections (LINK)  - Making connections between living creatures & machines. Journey of the Blob  (LINK)  - An illustration of the water cycle. Topsy-Turvy (LINK)  - Explores magic in fantasy and the everyday world....
Topics: Children's films, Look Again series
Educational Films
1989 Sloan, Alan; AIMS Media
movies

eye 261

favorite 6

comment 0

Cataloged from contributor's data
Topics: Reading, Word recognition, Mustang, Horses, Stories in rhyme
Educational Films
1989 George Johnson
movies

eye 222

favorite 2

comment 0

The discovery of an animal skeleton in a riverbed stimulates a girl to imagine the many connections among the structures and functions of living creatures and machines. The film provides a springboard for exploring patterns and relationships among many elements of the environment. Other titles in the  Look Again  series are: Between the Walls (LINK)   - One girl finds a clever way to remove a mouse. Journey of the Blob  (LINK)  - An illustration of the water cycle. Topsy-Turvy (LINK)  -...
Topic: look again series
Educational Films
1989 Paley, Peter N; Visual Education, inc
movies

eye 272

favorite 5

comment 0

Originally released as slide and filmstrip presentations in 1976
Topics: Architecture, Travel
Educational Films
1989 Yolen, Jane; Weston Woods Studios
movies

eye 2,886

favorite 35

comment 1

Jane Yolen
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Children's films, Owls, Fathers and daughters
Educational Films
1989 George Johnson
movies

eye 447

favorite 7

comment 0

What is it about the night that stirs the imagination towards enchantment and mystery? A girl views the city at night from her balcony, wondering about the sights and sounds of her familiar world after dark. Several viewings will allow students to look again and experience the magic of night from different perspectives. Film without words. Other titles in the Look Again series are: Between the Walls (LINK)   - One girl finds a clever way to remove a mouse. Connections (LINK) - Making...
Topic: look again series
Educational Films
1989 Deitch, Gene; Westcott, Nadine Bernard. Emperor's new clothes; Andersen, H. C. (Hans Christian), 1805-1875. Kejserens nye klæder; Krátký film; Weston Woods Studios
movies

eye 1,852

favorite 16

comment 0

Executive producer, Morton Schindel ; music performed by the Prague Steamboat Stompers
Topics: Fairy tales, Animated films, Children's films
Educational Films
1989 Steers, Stacey, animation, writing, production design; Brakhage, Stan, narration; Civrieux, Jean-Marc de. Watunna. English; Rocky Mountain Film Center; University of California (System). Extension Center for Media and Independent Learning
movies

eye 444

favorite 12

comment 0

"Based on the book 'Watunna, an Orinoco creation cycle' by Marc de Civrieux, translated to English by David Guss."
Topics: Yecuana Indians, Yecuana mythology, Indians of South America, Creation, Legends
Educational Films
1989 Galbraith, Clare K. Victor
movies

eye 549

favorite 0

comment 0

Based on the book of same title by Clare Galbraith
Topics: Children's films, Mexican Americans
Educational Films
1989 Stevenson, James, 1929-2017. What's under my bed; Weston Woods Studios
movies

eye 1,536

favorite 11

comment 0

Producer, Paul Gagne ; director, Michael Sporn
Topics: Children's films, Animated films, Bedtime
Educational Films
1989 George Johnson
movies

eye 335

favorite 3

comment 0

In a young boy's dream-world anything can happen--even magic. What magic is there in the child's world of fantasy? What magic is there in everyday things such as electricity and magnetism? Intermediate students will want to discuss their own "magic tricks," while younger children can make hypotheses about why some events cannot really happen. Other titles in the  Look Again  series are: Between the Walls (LINK)  - One girl finds a clever way to remove a mouse. Connections (LINK)...
Topics: Children's films, Look Again series
Educational Films
1989
movies

eye 336

favorite 5

comment 0

VHS-Standard play
Topic: Television advertising and children
Educational Films
movies

eye 515

favorite 8

comment 0

Topic: herpes
Educational Films
1989 Davenport, Tom; Davenport Films
movies

eye 646

favorite 6

comment 0

Title on container: Ashpet: an American Cinderella
Topic: Fairy tales
Educational Films
1988 Floethe, Ronald; Floethe, Louise Lee; Charles Cahill and Associates; Gordon-Kerckhoff Productions; AIMS Instructional Media, Inc
movies

eye 149

favorite 0

comment 0

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Topics: Older people, Crime prevention