Sights and Sounds Department Collection and State Library Resources

Teaching Aids on DVD/Video

The Sights and Sounds Free DVD/Video Collection at the State Library Resource Center

The Sights and Sounds Free DVD/Video Collection at the Enoch Pratt Free Central Library/State Library Resource Center has over 14,000 DVDs and videos that can be reserved in advance and checked out for seven days. Many titles have public performance rights 

The Free  DVD/Video Collection is actually a microcosm of the entire Central Pratt Library, reflecting every department’s subject areas.  The collection includes series like Nova and National Geographic that number in the hundreds of videos and cover an amazing range of topics, as well as more focused series like those you will find listed below. 

If you or your students are interested in any of these video series or would like us to help locate audio-visual materials on a specific topic for the classroom, please call us directly at 410-396-4616, fax us at 410-545-7517, or e-mail us at sas@prattlibrary.org. 

Please book DVD/video reserve materials well in advance, especially those that may be in high seasonal demand, and allow adequate time for shipping.  All due dates on these items are flexible, pending prior approval. 

Quick Jump Contents: 

African-American History & Culture  Geography 
American History & Culture  Globalization 
American Government  Health, Nutrition, Medicine & Drugs 
Anatomy  Literature 
Ancient Civilizations  Mathematics 
Anthropology  Music 
Architecture  Native American History & Culture 
Art & Artists  Nature 
Biology  Physics 
Careers  Psychology 
Chemistry  Religion 
Current Events  Science 
Dance  Space/Astronomy 
Earth Science  Teen Issues
English as a Second Language  World News Events 
Foreign Language Instruction  World History 

 

AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY & CULTURE

African-American Artists. Chappaqua, NY: L&S Video, 2001. 7 videos. 

Africans in America: America’s Journey Through Slavery. Boston, MA: WGBH Educational Foundation, 2000. 1 DVD.

Eyes on the Prize. Boston, MA: Blackside, Inc. 1987, 1997. 7 DVDs. 

Eyes on the Prize I and II. Boston, MA: Blackside, Inc. 1987,1997. 10 videos. 

Black Americans of Achievement. Bala Cynwyd, PA: Schlessinger Video Productions, 1992, 1994. 10 videos. 

A History of Civil Rights in America. New York, NY: Ambrose Video Pub., 2011. 4 DVDs.

I’ll Make Me a World. Alexandria, VA: PBS Video, 1999. 6 videos. 

In Search of the American Dream. Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities, 1991. 6 videos. 

The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow. San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2002. 4 videos.

Roots. Burbank, CA: Warner Home Video, 1977. 7 DVDs.

Roots: The Next Generations. Burbank, CA: Warner Home Video, 1978. 4 DVDs.

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT

The American President. Alexandria, VA: PBS DVD Video, 2000. 5 videos. 5 DVDs. 

American Government for Children.  Wynnewood, PA:  Schlessinger Media, 2001. 6 videos.  Grades K-4. 

A More Perfect Union: A Video Series on the U.S. Constitution. Atlanta, GA: CNN, 1987. 8 videos. 

Standard Deviants School : American Government. Falls Church, VA: Cerebellum Corp., 2001. 10 videos.

The Supreme Court. New York, NY: Ambrose Video Pub., 2007. 4 DVDs.

United States Government.  Wynnewood, PA:  Schlessinger Media. 2002. 11 videos.  Grades 5-12. 

AMERICAN HISTORY & CULTURE

America at a Crossroad. Arlington, VA: PBS Home Video, 2007. 5 DVDs.

American Chronicles. Van Nuys, CA: AIMS media, 1986. 10 videos.
Newsreel footage narrated by Eric Sevareid documents our country's social, political and cultural changes. Junior high school students through adults.

American Cultures for Children.  Bala Cynwyd, PA:  Schlessinger Video Productions, 1997. 12 videos.  Grades K-4. 

American Diary. Glendale, CA: AIMS media, 1983. 11 videos. Junior high school through college and adult.

The American Experience (multi-volume series). Alexandria, VA: PBS Home Video. 64 videos. 70 DVDs.

American History for Children.  Bala Cynwyd, PA:  Schlessinger Video Productions, 1996.  12 videos.  Grades K-4. 

The American Revolution. New York, NY: A&E Home Video, 1994. 6 videos.

The American Revolution for Students. Wynnewood, PA: Schlessinger Media, 2004. 5 DVDs. Grades 5-9.

A Biography of America.  South Burlington, VT: Annenberg/CPB, 2000. 13 videos. 

The Century: Events That Changed the World. Stamford, CT: ABC Video, 1999. 27 videos.

The Civil War (Ken Burns’ documentary series). Alexandria, VA: PBS Home Video, 1989, 2002. 11 videos, 5 DVDs. 

David Halberstam’s the Fifties. New York, NY: A&E Home Video, 1997. 5 videos. 

The Divided Union: The Story of the American Civil War 1861-1865. Chicago, IL: Home Vision, 1989. 5 videos. 

Founding Fathers. New York, NY: History Channel, 2000. 2 DVDs. 

Great American Speeches. Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1997. 6 videos. 

A History of Civil Rights in America. New York, NY: Ambrose Video Pub., 2011. 4 DVDs.

Landmark American Trials. Beverly Hills, CA: World Almanac Video, 1999. 8 videos. (Titles in this series include: Julius & Ethel Rosenberg, 1951; The Scopes Trial, 1925; The Scottsboro Boys, 1931; and Sacco & Vanzetti, 1921.)

Liberty! The American Revolution. Alexandria: VA: PBS Video, 1997. 3 DVDs.

Multicultural Peoples of North America.  Bala Cynwyd, PA:  Schlessinger Video Productions, 1993.  15 videos.  Grades 4-10. 

United States History, Origins to World War II.  Bala Cynwyd, PA:  Schlessinger Video Productions, 1996. 19 videos.   Grades 5-12. 

United States History, Post WWII – 2000.    Wynnewood, PA:  Schlessinger Media, 2000.  6 videos.  Grades 5-12. 

Vietnam : A Television History. South Burlington, VT: WGBH Boston Video, 1983. 12 videos. 

The West. Alexandria, VA: PBS Video, 1996. 5 DVDs. 

ANATOMY

The Evolution of the Human Heart. New York, NY: Ambrose Video Publishing, 1999. 6 videos. 

The Human Body: Systems At Work. Charleston, WV: Cambridge Educational, 1988. 4 videos. 

Human Body for Children. Wynnewood, PA: Schlessinger Media, 2001. 8 videos. Grades K-4. (Includes teacher’s Guide.) 

Human Body in Action. Wynnewood, PA: Schlessinger Media, 2001. 10 videos. Grades 5-8. (Includes Teacher’s Guide.) 

The Living Body. Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1985. 21 videos.

The Mysterious Human Heart. New York, NY: Ambrose Video, 2007. 3 DVDs.

The New Living Body. Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1995. 10 videos.

Understanding the Human Body. Springfield, VA: Teaching Co., 2003. 4 videos.

ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS

Ancient Civilizations for Children. Wynnwood, PA: Schlessinger Media, 1998. 8 DVDs. 

Ancient Civilizations. Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities, 1999. 11 videos. 

Ancient Tribes. New York, NY: Ambrose Video Publishing, 1998. 21 videos. 

Egypt Beyond the Pyramids. New York, NY: History Channel, 2001. 4 videos. 2 DVDs. 

Empires. (Ancient Rome, Greece, Egypt, Islam, Napoleonic France, Ottoman) 16 videos. 1 DVD (Empires: Egypt’s Golden Empire). 

Great Cities of the Ancient World. Chicago, IL: Questar Video, 1994. 2 videos. (Includes the titles Athens & Ancient Greece and The Pyramids and the Cities of the Pharaohs.) 

History’s Ancient Legacies I and History’s Ancient Legacies II. New York, NY: Ambrose Video Publishing, 1999. 12 videos. (Includes profiles of the Aztecs and the Mayas, The Biblical Lands, Carthage, Hadrian’s Wall, Pompeii, Pyramids of Egypt, Romans in Europe, Romans in Palestine, Roman Empire in North Africa, Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Stonehenge.) 

Legacy. New York: NY: Ambrose Video Publishing, 1991. 6 videos. (Includes profiles of Central America, China, Iraq, India, Europe, and Egypt.) 

Secrets of Lost Empires. (Coliseum, Incas, Obelisk, the Pyramids, Stonehenge) South Burlington, VT: WGBH Video, 1997. 5 videos. 

ANTHROPOLOGY

Ape Man. New York, NY: A&E Home Video, 1994. 4 videos. 

Ascent of Man. New York, NY: Time-Life Media, 1973. 5 DVDs.

Dawn of Man. Burbank, CA: BBC Video, 2000. 3 videos. 

Evolution. South Burlington, VT: WGBH Boston Video, 2001. 9 videos.

Human Geography: People, Places and Change. South Burlington: VT: Annenberg/CPB Collection, 1996. 10 videos. (Profiles the impact that government, corporate, group, and individual decisions have on people and places grappling with major socioeconomic changes.)

Human Planet. Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers Home Video, 2011. 3 DVDs.
In Search of Human Origins
. Boston, MA: WGBH Educational Foundation, 1994. 3 videos.
 

Mankind: The Story of All of Us. A&E Television Networks: New Video, 2012. 3 DVDs.

Miracle Planet. New York, NY: Ambrose Video, 2006. 5 DVDs. (This five-part series traces the Earth’s evolution over 4.5 million years and examines how the human race and other species have survived by adapting to cosmic and climatic changes.)

PaleoWorld - Tracing Human Origins. New York, NY: Ambrose Video Publishing, 1997. 3 videos

ARCHITECTURE

Architecture In Profile. Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 1994. 6 videos. 

Architecture 2000. Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities, 1999. 6 videos. 

Modern Marvels. New York, NY: A&E Television Networks. 21 videos. (Many episodes of this television program examine outstanding achievements in architecture, engineering, and structural design.) 

ART & ARTISTS

African American Artists. Chappaqua, NY: L&S Video, 1996. 12 videos.

American Masters: The Artists. New York, NY: Wellspring Video, 2001. 6 DVDs.

American Visions: The History of American Art and Architecture.Alexandria, VA: PBS Video, 1997. 8 videos.

Art of the Netherlands. New York, NY: Ambrose Video Publishing, 2000. 6 videos.

Art 21. Alexandria, VA: PBS Video, 2001. 4 DVDs (Seasons 1&2, 3, 4 and 5).

Art of the Western World. Silver Spring, MD: Athena, 2011. 3 DVDs.

Artists of the 20th Century. West Long Branch, NJ: Kulture International Films, 2004. 13 DVDs.

Discovery School - Art & Music. Silver Spring, MD: Discovery Communications, 2006. 4 DVDs.

The History of Western Art. New York, NY: Ambrose Video Publishing, 1999. 6 videos.

Masterworks of Western Art. Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities, 2000. 8 videos.

Portrait of an Artist.  Chicago, IL:  Home Vision, 1977-1993.  58 videos. 

The Post-Impressionists. West Long Branch, NJ: Kultur International, 2006. Part of Kultur’s The Great Artists series. Artists include: Cezanne, Gauguin, Munch, Rousseau, Toulouse-Lautrec, Van Gogh. 7 DVDs.

Sister Wendy: The Complete Collection. (DVD version of The Story of Painting series.) Burbank, CA: BBC Video, 2002. 4 DVDs. 

Sister Wendy’s American Collection. Burlington, VT: WGBH Boston Video, 2001. 3 DVDs. 

Sister Wendy’s Story of Painting. Beverly Hills, CA: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 1997. 5 videos.

Shock of the New. New York, NY: Ambrose Video Publishing, 1980. 8 videos. 

The Impressionists: The Other French Revolution. New York, NY: A&E Home Video, 2001. 6 videos. 2 DVDs. 

Understanding Art: Impressionism. Silver Spring, MD: Acorn Media, 2012. 4 DVDs.

A World of Art: Works In Progress. South Burlington, VT: Annenberg/CPB Collection, 1997. 10 videos. 

BIOGRAPHY

A&E Biography.  New York, NY: A&E Home Video, 1991 to present. 158 videos, 16 DVDs.  Grade 7 to adult. 

Animated Hero Classics. Irving, TX: Nest Entertainment, Inc., 1997. 19 videos. Grades 1-4. (Includes profiles of Alexander Graham Bell, William Bradford, Christopher Columbus, Madame Curie, Leonardo daVinci, Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin, Galileo, Joan of Arc, Helen Keller, Abraham Lincoln, Florence Nightingale, Pocahontas, Marco Polo, Harriet Tubman, George Washington, and the Wright Brothers.) 

Breakthrough: The Changing Face of Science in America. 6 videos. Alexandria, VA: PBS Video, 1996. 6 videos. (Features biographies of American scientists).

Profile of a Writer. Chicago, IL: Home Vision, 1987. 11 videos. (Features biographies of numerous writers.)

Portrait of an Artist.  Chicago, IL:  Home Vision, 1977-1993.  58 videos. (Features biographies of numerous artists.) 

BIOLOGY

Basics of Biology (aka Biology Essentials). Wheeling, IL: Film Ideas, Inc., 1996. 6 DVDs. (Series titles include: Cells, Classification, Genetics & Heredity, The Human Body, The Web of Life, and The World's Biomes)
 
Core Biology. 
New York, NY: Ambrose Video Publishing, 2007. 4 DVDs. (Series titles include: Animal Sciences,  Environmental Sciences, Microbiology Sciences, and Plant Sciences)

Evolution. South Burlington, VT: WGBH Boston Video, 2001. 9 videos.

Survey of Science: Biology Essentials. Colorado Springs, CO: Great Pacific Media, 1996. 6 videos.

CAREERS & JOB SEARCHING

CEO ExchangeAlexandria, VA: PBS Home Video, 2006. 10 DVDs.

Complete Job Search System. Monmouth Jct., NJ: Cambridge Educational, 1997. 5 videos. 

From Pink Slip to Paycheck: The Road to Reemployment. Indianapolis, IN: Jist Works, 2006. 5 DVDs.

Getting the Job You Really Want. Indianapolis, IN: Jist Works, 10 DVDs.

Landing the Job. Jacksonville Beach, FL: Linx Educational Publishing, 2007. 3 DVDs. 

Top Careers in Two Years. Hamilton, NJ: Cambridge Educational, 2008. 6 DVDs.

CHEMISTRY

Chemistry. Springfield, VA: Teaching Company, 1997. 3 2-tape volumes: Chemistry Tapes 1 & 2, Chemistry Tapes 3 & 4, Chemistry Tapes 5 & 6. (This title is part of the SuperStar Teachers High School series.)

Survey of Science: Chemistry Essentials. Colorado Springs, CO: Great Pacific Media, 1996. 6 videos.

The World of Chemistry. South Burlington, VT: Annenberg/CPB Project, 1989. 13 videos.

COLLEGE PREP

Admission Zen. United States: College and Career Pathways, Inc., 2008. 1 DVD

Cracking College. 7 Secrets of Savvy Students: Study Smarter, Not Harder. United States: College Crossroads, 2006. 1 DVD.

Inside College Admissions. United States: Bell Marker LLC, 2005. 4 DVDs.

The New SAT Prep. United States: Goldhil Educational, 2005. 5 DVDs.

Test-Taking Strategies or Students. Wynnewood, PA: Schlessinger Media, 2005. 7 DVDs.

Writing the Perfect College Admission Essay. Hicksville, NY: Video Aided Instruction, 2005. 2 DVDs.

CURRENT EVENTS

Frontline. Alexandria, VA: PBS Home Video. 58 videos. 56 DVDs.

DANCE

America Dances! Kentfield, CA: Dancetime Publications, 2002. 2 videos. 

Cirque du Soleil. Culver City, CA: Sony Picures Home Entertainment, 1984-2013. 19 DVDs.

Dancing. Chicago, IL: Home Vision, 1993. 8 videos. (Examines the history of dance.) 

How To Dance Through Time. Kentfield, CA: Dancetime Publications, 2003. 6 DVDs.

The JVC Video Anthology of World Music and Dance.  Tokyo, Japan: JVC, Victor Company of Japan, 1988. 13 videos. 

The JVC/Smithsonian Anthology of World Music and Dance. Barre, VT: Multicultural Media, 1996. 11 videos. 

EARTH SCIENCE

Biomes of the World In Action. Wynnewood, PA: Schlessinger Media, 2001. 8 DVDs. Grades 5-8. (Includes Teacher’s Guide.) 

Core Meteorology. United States: Ambrose Video, 2008. 3 DVDs. (Titles include: Atmosphere, Climates, Weather.)

Earth at Risk. Bala Cynwyd, PA: Schlessinger Video Productions, 1993. 9 videos. Grades 5-12. 

Ever-Changing Earth for Students.Silver Spring, MD: Discovery Communications. 7 DVDs. Grades 1-6.

The Living Planet. New York, NY: Ambrose Video Publishing, 1984. 12 videos.

Miracle Planet. New York, NY: Ambrose Video, 2006. 5 DVDs. (This five-part series traces the Earth’s evolution over 4.5 million years and examines how the human race and other species have survived by adapting to cosmic and climatic changes.)

Schlessinger Science Library: Earth Science for Children.  Wynnewood, PA: Schlessinger Media, 1999. 9 videos. Grades K-4. (Teacher’s Guides included and also available online at www.libraryvideo.com.) 

Schlessinger Science Library: Plant Life in Action. 16 videos. Grades 5-8. (Teacher’s Guides included and also available online at  www.libraryvideo.com .) 

Weather for Children. Wynnewood, PA: Schlessinger Media, 2000. 4 videos. Grades K-4. (Teacher’s Guides included and also available online at  www.libraryvideo.com .) 

Wonders of Weather I. New York, N.Y.: Ambrose Video Publishing, 1996. 13 videos. 

Wonders of Weather II. New York, N.Y.: Ambrose Video Publishing, 1997. 5 videos. 

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

Connect With English. South Burlington, VT: Annenberg/CPB Collection, 1997. 14 videos.

Crossroads Café. Buffalo, NY: Intellicom, 1996. 26 videos.

Speak To Me. Ft. Lauderdale, FL: American Video Language Institute, 1987. 2 parts (Survival Vocabulary, Pronunciation – Vowels & Consonants), 4 videos total. Speak To Me for Chinese Speakers. North Miami Beach, FL: American Video Language Institute, 1989. 3 parts, 9 videos total.

Speak To Me for Spanish Speakers. North Miami Beach, FL: American Video Language Institute, 1989. 3 parts, 9 videos.

Speak To Me for Russian Speakers. North Miami Beach, FL: American Video Language Institute, 1989. 3 parts, 9 videos total.

Sesame English: ESL for Children (for Spanish-Speaking Children). Wynnewood, PA: Schlessinger Media, 2003. 13 videos. Grades Pre-K to 4.

Stage One: The Natural Approach to Speaking English. Anaheim, CA: 1986.  1 set, 3 videos.

Standard Deviants School : ESL – English as a Second Language. United States: Cerebellum Corporation, 2003. 8 videos.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION

Destinos.  South Burlington, VT:  Annenberg/CPB Collection, 1992.  26 videos. (Spanish language instructional series.)

French in Action.  Santa Barbara, CA:  Intellimation, 1987.  26 videos. (Includes accompanying Study Guide 1 & 2 and Instructor Guide 1 & 2 books, kept on the Sights & Sounds Department’s Reference Bookshelf.) 

Muzzy. Spanish 1. Fairfield, CN: Early Advantage, 2010. 6 DVD set. (For early to intermediate learners.)

Bilingual Baby. Atlanta, GA: Small Fry Productions, 2008. 5 DVDs. (For ages 1-5.)

GEOGRAPHY

Americas. South Burlington, VT: Annenberg/CPG Collection, 1993. 10 videos.

Disappearing World. Chicago: IL: Films Incorporated Video, 1993. 21 videos.

Great Cities of the World. Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities and Sciences, 1992. 12 videos. (Includes profiles of Berlin, Budapest, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Paris, Rome, San Francisco, St. Petersburg, Vienna, Warsaw.)

I Love My City. Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 1994. 8 videos. (This series, targeted at younger viewers, includes profiles of Amsterdam, Bangkok, Bombay, Jerusalem, Paris, Quebec, Rio de Janeiro, and Saint Petersburg.)

National Geographic. Chicago, IL: Questar. 143 videos. 85 DVDs.

Nature: Africa. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Television, 2001. 5 videos. 4 DVDs.

People and Places of Africa. New York, NY: Ambrose Video Pub., 1998. 13 videos.

Power of Place:  World Regional Geography.  South Burlington, VT: Annenberg/CPB Collection, 1995-1996.  15 videos.

South America Today. Evanston, IL: Journal Films, 1980. 3 videos. (Features profiles of Argentina, Brazil and Chile.)

Super Cities. San Ramon, CA: International Video Network, 1995. 10 videos. (Includes profiles of Amsterdam, Bangkok, Istanbul, Johannesburg, London, Marrakech & Fez, New York, Paris and Prague.)

Wonders of the African World. PBS Home Video, 1998. 3 videos.

World Wise Schools Presents Destination. Washington, D.C.: Peace Corps, 1995. 10 videos. (This series includes profiles of Cameroon, Honduras, Lesotho, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Marshall Islands, Paraguay, Poland, Senegal, and Sri Lanka.) 

GLOBALIZATION

Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy. South Burlington, VT: WGBH Boston Video, 2002. 3 videos.

Life, City Life, and Life Environment Series 3.   Oley, PA:  Bullfrog Films, 2001.   64 videos.  Grade 7 to adult.

World 2000. Chicago, IL: Public Media Education, 2000. 5 videos. Grades 9-12. 

HEALTH, NUTRITION, MEDICINE & DRUGS

Addiction. New York, NY: HBO Films, 2007. 14-part series on 4 DVDs. (Program guide includes summary points, questions for care providers, online resources and other key information.)

Close To Home: Moyers on Addiction. Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities, 2004. 5 DVDs.

Covert Bailey’s Fit Or Fat. Alexandria, VA: PBS Video, 1993. 5 videos.

The Doctor Is In. Boston, MA: Fanlight Productions, 1993. 23 videos.

Drug Education for Teens. 12 DVDs. United States: Schlessinger Media, 2006. Grades 7 & up. 

Drugs: Uses and Abuses. South Charleston, WV: Cambridge Educational, 1993. 8 videos. (Accompanying guide contains questions and answers, discussion starters and additional resources.)

Foundations in Health. Half Moon Bay, CA: Visual Mentor, 1996. 3 videos. (Series titles include: Come See About Medicines, Come See

How We Fight Infections, and Come See About Nutrition & Exercise.)

Healthy Learning. Monterey, CA: Healthy Learning, 2005. 2 DVDs. (Series titles include: Obesity and the Relative Role of Exercise and Genetics and Obesity in Children: Tackling a Growing Problem.)

Hopkins 24/7. Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2001. 10 videos. (This television series, originally broadcast in 2000 on ABC News, covers many rare diseases and medical ethics issues encountered at Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins Hospital, including cystic fibrosis, Rasmussen’s encephalitis, dwarfism, organ transplants, oncology, and eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia.)

The Mysterious Human Heart. New York, NY: Ambrose Video, 2007. 3 DVDs.

Rx For Survival. Boston, MA: WGBH Boston Video – Vulcan Productions, 2005. 4 DVDs. (This series examines the most critical and emerging threats to global health and the people that battle them.)

Schlessinger Teen Health Video Series.  Bala Cynwyd, PA:  Schlessinger Video Productions, 1994.  15 videos.  Grades 7-12.

Video Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Drugs. Bala Cynwyd, PA: Schlessinger Video Productions, 1991. 10 videos. 

LITERATURE, GRAMMAR & WRITING

Analysis and Critique: How To Engage and Write About Anything. The Great Courses, 2011. 24 lectures on 4 DVDs. 

English Composition. South Burlington, VT: Annenberg/CPB, 2000. 14 videos.

English Composition. San Francisco, CA: Cerebellum Corporation, 2009. 6 DVDs.

English Grammar. United States: Cerebellum Corporation, 2008, 2009. 6 DVDs.

Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition. Springfield, VA: The Teaching Co., 1993. 7 videos.

Great Books. Silver Spring, MD: Discovery Communications, Inc. 18 DVDs.

The Language of Life with Bill Moyers. Newbridge Commuications, 1995. 8 videos. (This television series examines the works of various poets.)

Lannan Literary Videos. Sante Fe, NM: Lannan Foundation, 1998. 22 videos. (This series features writers and poets reading selections from their works.)

Light Speed Writing: AP English Language & Comp. Exam Prep. United States: Light Speed Learning Video, 2010. 1 DVD.

Literary Visions. South Burlington, VT: Annenberg/CPB Project, 1992. 13 videos. (Produced by Maryland Public Television in cooperation with the Southern California Consortium, this series brings literature to life through interviews with a broad spectrum of writers and dramatizations/readings of numerous contemporary and established works.)

Literature for Students. Wynnewood, PA : Schlessinger Media, 2007. Titles includes:  Anaylzing & Appreciating Poetry, Analyzing Fiction, Analyzing Nonfiction, Elements of Fiction, Genres of Fiction. Teacher’s guides included and available online. Public Performance Rights. Grades 5-9. 5 DVDs.

SuperStar Teachers: Classics of American Literature. Springfield, VA: The Teaching Co., 1998. 7 videos.
Great Women Writers (Maya Angelou, Jane Austen, Emily Bronte, Emily Dickinson, Rita Dove, S.E. Hinton). Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities, 1999. 2 videos.

Profile of a Writer. Chicago, IL: Home Vision, 1987. 11 videos.

Playing Shakespeare. Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities, 1990. 9 videos.

Shakespeare Plays (Cover says: Plays Written by William Shakespeare.) Paramus, NJ: Time-Life Video, 1983. 31 videos.

Sounds of Poetry with Bill Moyers. Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities, 1999. 9 videos.

Standard Deviants Enormous English Pack. Falls Church, VA: Cerebellum Corporation, 2000. 5 videos (English Composition, English Grammar 1 & 2, English Punctuation 1 & 2).

Teaching Systems English Grammar. San Francisco, CA: Cerebellum Corporation, 2008. 6 DVDs (Nouns, Pronouns, Adjectives; All About the Verb; Adverbs, Prepositions, and Conjunctions; Examining the Sentence; Agreeing with Grammar; Grammar Follies).

Writing for Children. Wynnewood, PA : Schlessinger Media, 2006. Titles include: Expository Writing, Story Writing, Types of Writing, The Writing Process, Writing Resources. Teacher’s guides included and available online. Grades K-4. Public Performance Rights. 5 DVDs.

MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS

Ace-Math for Kids. Metairie, LA: Educational Video Resources, 1992. 8 videos.

Algebra I. Springfield, VA: Teaching Company, 1997. 6 videos. (This title is part of the SuperStar Teachers High School series.)

Algebra I Tudor. Seabrook, TX: Math Tutor DVD, 2011. 2 DVDs.

Algebra II. Springfield, VA: Teaching Co., 1998. 6 videos. (This title is part of the SuperStar Teachers High School series.)

Basic Math. Springfield, VA: Teaching Company, 1997. 6 videos. (This title is part of the SuperStar Teachers High School series.)

Basic Math. Rosyln Heights, NY: Video Aided Instruction, 2006. 4 DVDs.

Beginning Algebra. Metairie, LA: Educational Video Resources, 1992. 20 videos.

Fundamental Mathematics. San Francisco, CA: Cerebellum Corporation, 2009. 7 DVDs.

Geometry. Springfield, VA: Teaching Company, 1994. 4 videos. (This title is part of the SuperStar Teachers High School series.)

Life By the Numbers. Thousand Oaks, CA: Monterey Video, 1998. 7 videos.

Mastering Statistics. Seabrook, TX: Math Tutor DVD, 2013, 3 DVDs.

Mathematics, a Video Tutoring Concept. Metairie, LA: Educational Resources, 1993. 5 videos.

Pumped-Up World of Pre-Algebra. Standard Deviants, 2001. 2 DVDs.

Statistics. Roslyn Heights, NY: Video Aided Instruction, 2007. 3 DVDs.

Trigonometry & Pre-Calculus TutorSeabrook, TX: Math Tutor DVD, 2012. 2 DVDs.

MUSIC

The Beatles Anthology. London, England: Apple Corps. Ltd, 1996. 8 videos, 5 DVDs (5th disc includes bonus special features).

Beatles, a Long and Winding Road. North Hollywood, CA: Passport Video, 2003. 5 DVDs. 

Discovering the Orchestra. Boca Raton, FL: SIRS Music, 1986. 6 videos. 

Exploring the World of Music. South Burlington, VT: Annenberg/CPB Project, 1998. 12 videos. 

Great Composers. Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1997. 12 videos. (Includes profiles of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Dvorak, Grieg, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, and Vivaldi.) 

The History of Rock & Roll. South Burlington, VT: WGBH Educational Foundation, 1995. 5 videos. 

Jazz. Alexandria, VA: PBS Home Video, 2000. 10 videos. 10 DVDs. (This is Ken Burns’ documentary television mini-series that originally aired on PBS in 2001.) 

Jazz Collection. Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1998. 10 videos. (Includes profiles of Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Dee Dee Bridgewater, John Coltrane, Gil Evans, B.B. King, Gerry Mulligan, Max Roach, and Fats Waller.) 

The JVC Video Anthology of World Music and Dance.  Tokyo, Japan: JVC, Victor Company of Japan, 1988. 13 videos. 

The JVC/Smithsonian Anthology of World Music and Dance. Barre, VT: Multicultural Media, 1996. 11 videos. 

Leonard Bernstein’s Young People’s Concerts. New York, NY: Sony Classic, 1993. 7 videos. 

Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues.  New York, NY: Sony Music Entertainment, 2003. 7 videos. 7 DVDs.

Orchestra!   Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1991. 9 videos. Junior High – Adult. 

Understanding Music. Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1996. 7 videos. (Includes instructional units on music theory, notation, opera, composing, musical scales, and scores).

NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY & CULTURE

 
500 Nations. Burbank, CA: Warner Home Video, 2004. 4 DVDs.

Indians of North America. Bala Cynwyd, PA: Schlessinger Video, 1994. 20 videos.

We Shall Remain: America Through Native Eyes (American Experience TV series). Boston, MA: WGBH Educational Foundation, 2009. 3 DVDs.

NATURAL HISTORY

Dinosaur! Los Angeles, CA: PBS Home Video, 1991. 4 videos.

The Dinosaurs. New York, NY: A&E HomeVideo, 1993. 4 videos.

PaleoWorld. New York, NY: Ambrose Video Publishing, 1997. 35 videos. (This Learning Channel series is divided into four subseries, including the the 3-volume PaleoWorld – Tracing Human Origins, the 10-volume PaleoWorld - Tracing Animal Origins, the 13-volume PaleoWorld- Dinosaurs, and the 9-volume PaleoWorld – The Paleontologist.)

NATURE

Acorn, the Nature Hut. B.C., Canada and Carson City, NV: Filmwest Associates, 1995. 24 videos.

Amazing Animals. New York, NY: DK Vision, 1997. 23 videos.

Anima. Kelowna, B.C., Canada and Carson City, NV: Filmwest Associates, 1999. 26 videos. (This series takes an innovative, holistic approach to the relationship between science, nature and technology.)

The Blue Planet: Seas of Life. South Burlington, VT: BBC Video, 2001. 4 videos.

Eyewitness. New York, NY: DK Vision, 1997. 22 DVDs, 9 videos.

Forces of the Wild. New York, NY: Ambrose Video, 1998. 5 videos.

Hidden Worlds. Alexandria, VA: PBS Video, 1995. 10 videos.

Jacques Cousteau’s River Explorations. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2006. 3 DVDs.

Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Adventures. Alexandria, VA: PBS Video, 2006. 2 DVDs.

Kratt’s Creatures. Alexandria, VA: PBS Video, 1996. 18 videos.

Land of the Eagle. Alexandria, VA: PBS Video, 1991. 8 videos. (This series examines the relationship between nature and America history.)

Life. BBC Earth, 2010. 4 DVDs.

National Geographic. Chicago, IL: Questar. 143 videos. 85 DVDs.

Nature: Africa. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Video, 2001. 5 videos. 4 DVDs.

Schlessinger Science Library: Animal Life for Children. Wynnewood, PA: Schlessinger Media, 1999. Grades K-4. 13 videos. (Includes Teacher’s Guide.) 

PHYSICS

Survey of Science: Physics Essentials. Northbrook, IL: Film Ideas, Inc., 1996. 6 videos.

The Mechanical Universe. Annenberg/CPB Project, 1987. 26 videos.

Ring of Truth. Alexandria, VA: PBS Video, 1987. 6 videos. (In this series, Philip Morrison of the Massachusetts Insititue of Technology - one of modern physics' most renowened practitioners and teachers - presents science on a human scale, moving from the time of Galileo to the modern age of quantum mechanics and astrophysics.)

The Way Things Work.  Wynnewood, PA:  Schlessinger Media, 2002-2003. 26 videos. 26 DVDs. Grades 3-6. (Teacher’s Guides included and also available online at www.libraryvideo.com.) 

PSYCHOLOGY

Discovering Psychology. Santa Barbara, CA: Intellimation, 1989. 11 videos.

Trouble In Mind. Seattle, WA: Unapix Entertainment, Inc., 1999. 13 videos.

The Wisdom of the Dream: Carl Gustav Jung. Wilmette, IL: Public Media Video, 1989. 3 videos.

World of Abnormal Psychology. South Burlington, VT: Annenberg/CPB Collection, 1992. 13 videos. 

RELIGION

Christianity: The First Two Thousand Years. United States: A&E Television Networks, 2009. 2 DVDs.

Great World Religions. Springfield, VA: Teaching Company, 1994. 3 videos.

Living Islam. New York, NY: Ambrose Video Publishing, 1993. 5 videos.

Mysteries of the Bible. New York, NY: Ambrose Home Video, 1996. 14 videos. 1 DVD.

Religion. Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanties & Sciences, 1998. 10 videos.

Understanding World Religions. Wynnewood, PA: Schlessinger Media, 2002. 6 videos. Grades 4-6. (Includes units on Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism) 

SCIENCE

Anima. Kelowna, B.C., Canada and Carson City, NV: Filmwest Associates, 1999. 26 videos. (This series takes an innovative, holistic approach to the relationship between science, nature and technology.)

Ascent of Man. New York, NY: Time-Life Media, 1973. 5 DVDs.

Breakthrough: The Changing Face of Science in America. 6 videos. Alexandria, VA: PBS Video, 1996. 6 videos. (Scientist biographies).

Connections. New York, NY: Ambrose Video, 1988. 10 videos. (This Learning Channel series examines the connection between science, invention, technology and history.)

Connections 2. New York, NY: Ambrose Video, 1988. 10 videos.

Connections 3. New York, NY: Ambrose Video, 1988. 10 videos.

The Elegant Solution. Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 1997. 13 videos. (This series examines great engineering achievements throughout history.)

Energy In Motion. Wynnewood, PA: Schlessinger Media, 2000. 7 videos. Grades 5-8. (Includes Teacher’s Guide.)

The Mechanical Universe.  Burlington, VT:  Annenberg/CPB Project, 1987. 26 videos.

Nova. South Burlington, VT: WGBH Boston Video. 146 videos. 41 DVDs.

Ring of Truth. Alexandria, VA: PBS Video, 1987. 6 videos. (In this series, Philip Morrison of the Massachusetts Insititue of Technology - one of modern physics' most renowned practitioners and teachers - presents science on a human scale, moving from the time of Galileo to the modern age of quantum mechanics and astrophysics.)

Schlessinger Science Library: Biomes of the World in Action. Wynnewood, PA: Schlessinger Media, 2003. 6 videos. 6 DVDs.

Schlessinger Science Library: Energy in Action. Wynnewood, PA: Schlessinger Media, 2000. 8 videos. Grades 5-8. (Teacher’s Guides included and also available online at www.libraryvideo.com.)

Schlessinger Science Library: Earth Science for Children. Wynnewood, PA: Schlessinger Media, 2000. 10 videos. Grades K-4. (Teacher’s Guides included and also available online at www.libraryvideo.com.)

Schlessinger Science Library: Space Science in Action.  Wynnewood, PA: Schlessinger Media, 1999. 9 videos. Grades 5-8. (Teacher’s Guides included and also available online at www.libraryvideo.com.)

Schlessinger Science Library: Physical Science in Action. Wynnewood, PA: Schlessinger Media, 1999. 16 videos. Grades 5-8. (Teacher’s Guides included and also available online at www.libraryvideo.com.)

Schlessinger Science Library: Plant Life in Action. Wynnewood, PA: Schlessinger Media, 2000. 16 videos. Grades 5-8. (Teacher’s Guides included and also available online at www.libraryvideo.com.)

Survey of Science: Biology Essentials. Colorado Springs, CO: Great Pacific Media, 1996. 6 videos.

Survey of Science: Chemistry Essentials. Colorado Springs, CO: Great Pacific Media, 1996. 6 videos.

Survey of Science: Physics Essentials. Northbrook, IL: Film Ideas, Inc., 1996. 6 videos.
The Way Things Work.  Wynnewood, PA:  Schlessinger Media, 2002-2003. 26 videos.  Grades 3-6. (Teacher’s Guides included and also available online at www.libraryvideo.com .)

The World of Chemistry. South Burlington, VT: Annenberg/CPB Project, 1989. 13 videos. 

SPACE/ASTRONOMY

The Astronomers. Los Angeles, CA: PBS Video, 1991. 6 videos. 

Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. Studio City, CA: Cosmos Studios, 1980. 7 videos, 7 DVDs. (Carl Sagan series)

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. 20th Century Fox: Cosmos Studios, 2014, 4 DVDs. (Neil deGrasse Tyson series)

An Everyman’s Guide to the Planets. Falls Church, VA: Landmark Films, 1991. 4 videos. 

The Expanding Universe. Beverly Hills, CA: World Almanac Video, 1999. 4 videos. 

From the Earth to the Moon. New York, NY: HBO Home Video, 1998. 9 videos.

Miracle Planet. New York, NY: Ambrose Video, 2006. 5 DVDs.

The Planets. New York, NY: A&E Home Video, 1999. 4 DVDs. 

Space Age. Chicago, IL: Public Media Video, 1992. 6 videos. 

Space Flight. Washington, D.C.: PBS Video, 1985. 4 videos. 

Schlessinger Science Library: Space Science in Action.  Wynnewood, PA: Schlessinger Media, 1999. 9 videos. Grades 5-8. (Teacher’s Guides included and also available online at  www.libraryvideo.com .) 

Stephen Hawkings’ Universe. Alexandria, VA: PBS Video, 1987. 5 videos, 3 DVDs.

The Universe: The Complete Season One. New York, NY: A & E Television Networks, 2007. 4 DVDs. (History Channel series.)

When We Left Earth, the NASA Missions. Silver Spring, MD: Discovery Communications, 2008. 4 DVDs.
 

TEST-TAKING GUIDES


CDL Written Test Reminder. Florence, KY: AIMS multimedia, 2006. 1 DVD.

Light Speed Writing: AP English Language & Comp. Exam Prep. United States: Light Speed Learning Video, 2010. 1 DVD.

MAT Review. Rosyln Heights, NY: Video Aided Instruction, 2008. 1 DVD.

The New SAT Prep. United States: Goldhil Educational, 2005. 5 DVDs.

Pass the New U.S. Citizenship Test & Interview. United States: Immigration Direct, 2008. 1 DVD.

Passing the Written DMV Test. United States: Powell Productions, 2006. 1 DVD.

Rules of the Road: A Comprehensive Interactive Driver's Ed Course. St. Louis, MO: Jumby Bay Studios, 2008. 2 DVDs.

Test-Taking Strategies for Students. Wynnewood, PA:  Schlessinger Media, 2005. 7 DVDs.

Your Road to Passing the U.S. Citizenship Test Reno, NV: US100.org, 2008. 1 DVD.
 

TEEN ISSUES

AIDS: The Teen Guide To Living . Venice, CA: TMW Media Group, 2005. 1 DVD. Grades 7-12.

Big Changes, Big Choices. San Francisco, CA: Live Wire Video, 1994. 12 videos. Grades 5-9. 

Cash, Credit and Your Future: Teens...When You Earn It...Manage It. LearningZoneXpress, 2009. 1 DVD.

Conflict Resolution for Students: Bullying. Wynnewood, PA: Schlessinger Media, 2006. 1 DVD. Grades 5-12.

Drug Education for Teens. 12 DVDs. United States: Schlessinger Media, 2006. Grades 7 & up.

Gangs: The Tough Decision To Stay Out. Venice, CA: TMW Media Group, 2005. 1 DVD. Grades 7-12.   

Law & the Teenager. SVE & Churchill Media, 2007. 1 DVD.

PeaceTalks. Plainview, NY: Bureau for At-Risk Youth, 1997. 10 videos. Grades 6-12. 

Real Life Teens. Venice, CA: TMW Media Group, 2004, 2007. 4 DVDs covering gangs, broken homes, college prep & money.

Research Skills for Students. Wynnewood, PA: Schlessinger Media, 2004. 2 DVDs. Grades 7-12.

Schlessinger Teen Health Video Series. Bala Cynwyd, PA: Schlessinger Teen Video Productions, 1994. 8 videos. 

Teens at Risk. Venice, CA: TMW Media Group, 2013. 3 DVDs covering drugs; suicide signs; guns, gangs & violence.

Test-Taking Strategies for Students. Wynnewood, PA:  Schlessinger Media, 2005. 7 DVDs.

WORLD NEWS EVENTS (BY TIME PERIOD)

The Century: Events That Changed the World. Stamford, CT: ABC Video, 1999. 27 videos. (Highlights newsworthy events of the 20th century.)

The Fabulous Sixties. New York, NY: Cinema Guild, 1970. 10 videos.

History in the Making. New York: New Press. 2006. 10 videos. (Highlights the newsworthy world events of the 1980s.)

People's Century, 1900-1999. Alexandria, VA: PBS Video. 1989. 11 videos. (Highlights significant individual years of the 20th century.)

Sensational Seventies. New York, NY: Cinema Guild, 1979. 10 videos. 

Universal Video Yearbook: Reference Library. Morris Plains, NJ: Lucerne Media, 1988.  42 videos. (Newsreel stories from archival footage bring to life the sights, sounds, and emotions of each year.) 

WORLD HISTORY

Between the Wars. Alexandria, VA: PBS Video, 1989. 8 videos.
16-part series hosted by Eric Sevareid about the history of diplomacy from 1919 to 1941 and how failing to learn the lessons of World War I led to World War I.

Brother Against Brother. West Long Branch, NJ: Kultur, 2001. 3 DVDs, 50 minutes each. (Titles include: The American Civil War, The English Civil War, and The Spanish Civil War.)

Buried Mirror: Reflections on Spain and the New World. Santa Fe, NM: Public Media Video, 1991. 5 videos.
This series is about the world that speaks Spanish – its history and culture, its shared memories, its diversity of peoples and cultures that make up the Hispanic world. Internationally renowed writer Carlos Fuentes sees the 500th anniversary of Columbus’ landfall in 1492 as a time to reflect on his world and its heritage. (Titles include: The Virgin and the Bull, The Age of Gold, The Conflict of the Gods, The Price of Freedom, Unfinished Business.)

Civilisation. Burbank, CA: BBC2/Entertain, 2010. 4 DVDs.

Columbus and the Age of Discovery. Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities, 1991. 7 videos.

Empires. Alexandria, VA: PBS Home Video, 2002.  (Rome, Greece, Egypt, Islam, Kingdom of David, Martin Luther, The Medici, Napoleonic France, Ottoman.) 16 videos. 6 DVDs.

Europe: The Mighty Continent. New York, NY: Ambrose Video Publishing, 1988. 13 videos. 

Europe in the Middle Ages. Wynnewood, PA: Schlessinger Media, 2001. 7 videos. 

Explorers of the World. Wynnewood, PA: Schlessinger Media, 2000. 13 videos. (Series titles include: The American Frontier, Christopher Columbus, Cortez and Pizarro, English Explorers, French Explorers. The History of Exploration, Henry Hudson, Lewis and Clark, Ferdinand Magellan, Portuguese Explorers, Spanish Explorers, and The Vikings.)

Great Cultures, Great Nations. St. Laurent, Quebec, Canada: Madacy Entertainment, Group, 1996. 5 videos. (Includes historical profiles of the Aborigine people, China, Egypt, Japan, and the Soviet Union.)

The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century. Alexandria, VA: PBS Video, 1996. 8 videos.
This award-winning series was the first TV production ever to go beyond the military and political history of World War I to reveal its ongoing, social, cultural and personal impact.

A History of Britain. New York, NY: A & E Television Networks, 2002. 4 DVDs.

History’s Turning Points. New York, NY: Ambrose Video Publishing, 1995. 13 videos. 

History’s Turning Points II. New York, NY: Ambrose Video Publishing, 1997. 13 videos. 

Landmark War Crimes Trials. Beverly Hills, CA: World Almanac Video, 1999. 4 videos. (Titles in this series include: The Bosnia War Crimes Trial; The Court-Martial of Lt. Calley; The Nuremberg Trial; and The Trial of Adolf Eichmann.) 

Life in the Middle Ages. Wynnewood, PA: Schlessinger Media, 2001. 8 videos. Grades 4-8. 

Mankind.United States: A & E Television Networks, 2012. 3 DVDs.

The Nuclear Age. Santa Barbara, CA: Annenberg/CPG, 1989. 13 videos. (This documentary series chronicles the history and politics of world nuclear armament.)

People's Century, 1900-1999. Alexandria, VA: PBS Video. 1989. 11 videos. (Highlights significant individual years of the 20th century.)

A Walk Through the 20th Century with Bill Moyers. Alexandria, VA: PBS Home Video, 1988. 13 videos.

The War. United States: PBS Home Video, 2007. 7 DVDs. (Ken Burns’ series on WWII.)

The Western Tradition. Santa Barbara, CA: Intellimation, 1999. 26 videos. 

The World At War. New York, NY: A & E Television Networks, 1973, 2004. 26 videos, 11 DVDs. (This British documentary series is considered the definitive history of World War II.)