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The set explores the mental development of children. "Mind games" (v.1) studies how they develop an adult's ability to discern the feelings of others and lie for both good and bad reasons. "Independent thinker" (v.2) focuses on developing mental independence that examines the abstract thought of toddlers, the memory capacity of preschoolers, and the force of childhood tantrums. "Facts of life" (v.3) looks at children in relation to the existential questions of birth and death.
So how do you tell stories that stick-- in your own mind and in the minds of your family, friends, colleagues, and clients? That's precisely what you'll learn in The Art of Storytelling: From Parents to Professionals, an enthralling course that reveals the tried-and-true methods experienced storytellers use to develop and tell engaging, entertaining, and memorable tales. In 24 lectures, Professor Hannah B. Harvey of East Tennessee State University demonstrates how to master the art form's basic principles with the same witty, dynamic energy that has made her an internationally recognized professional storyteller and award-winning educator. Even if you never plan to set foot on a stage, knowing what a professional storyteller does in the process of crafting and delivering a tale allows you to enhance the stories you tell everyday-- to your children at bedtime, in your conversational anecdotes, and in your presentations at work. Teachers, lawyers, clergy, coaches, parents, and anyone who wants to understand the power of stories to capture hearts and minds will benefit from the lessons presented in this course.
Teaching is more than a job-- it's a responsibility, one of the greatest responsibilities in civilized society. Teachers lay bare the mysteries of the world; train minds to explore, question, investigate, and discover; and ensure that knowledge is not lost or forgotten but passed on to future generations. Teachers shape lives in limitless ways, both inside and outside of the classroom. But teaching is no easy task. It's an art form that requires craft, sensitivity, creativity, and intelligence. Whether the classroom consists of 3 students or 300, it's important to be as effective and successful a teacher as possible, both for the students and for professional and personal growth. This course is designed to help develop and enhance teaching style; provide methods, tools, and advice for handling all manner of teaching scenarios; and help viewers achieve new levels of success as teachers.
Pursued and captured by the Nazis because he is gay, Max is placed in a concentration camp where he pretends to be Jewish to avoid even worse persecution. There he meets another gay prisoner and learns a life-altering lesson about human love.
One night, a frightened Swiss soldier of fortune climbs into the bedroom of a young Bulgarian girl and soon deflates her romantic notions about love and valor. The bonus play is set in 1796 at an inn where Napoleon rests at the start of his conquest of Italy.
In New Hampshire in 1777, Dick Dudgeon's father dies. Called back home to the unhappy family he revolted against years ago, Dick finds he's been named heir, much to the horror of his religious mother. To complicate matters, the British have arrived.
What is the profession that has enabled Mrs. Warren to give her daughter all the benefits of 'good society'? Vivie Warren discovers her mother's secrets and embraces her own power as a 'modern' woman.
In the bonus play, Mrs. Landfrey and her three children return to England after 18 years abroad, where a chance encounter with their traditionalist husband and father quickly entangles them in a series of comic eventsContainer.
Epifania is glamorous, clever-- and also the richest woman in the world. After yet another row with her spendthrift husband, Epifania meets an intriguing Egyptian doctor. But she faces the challenge her money-mad father imposed on her before his death: She can only marry a man who can convert 150 pounds into 50,000 pounds within six months.
In the bonus play, set 40 years in the future, the king must match wits with an unruly mistress and a cabinet seeking to transform the nation into a constitutional monarchy
Twelve 30-minute lectures by Oxford University Professor Daniel N. Robinson on consciousness from the perspective of the philosopher, the psychologist, the scientist, and the doctor.
Lecture 1. Zombies -- lecture 2. Self-consciousness -- lecture 3. The "problem" of consciousness -- lecture 4. The explanatory gap -- lecture 5. Mental causation -- lecture 6. Other minds -- lecture 7. Physicalism refined -- lecture 8. Consciousness and physics -- lecture 9. Qualia and the "Mary" problem -- lecture 10. Do computers play chess? -- lecture 11. Autism, obsession, and compulsion -- lecture 12. Consciousness and the end of mental life.
An example of Cortz̀ar's portrayals of guilt and passion, this story is set in Paris, where the Spanish protagonists live and are dominated by fears and doubts reawakened by letters from the hero's mother.
Featuring live action and animation, this movie examines the history and current state of the living organic matter that we come from and will later return to. Educational edition includes both the 80 minute Deluxe edition DVD with bonus features and the 40 minute classroom version DVD.
The Aral Sea used to be one of the world's largest and most productive inland bodies of water until a Soviet plan to turn Central Asia into the greatest cotton producer on Earth destroyed it. Now mostly a sterile lake amidst a desert poisoned by decades of fertilizer and pesticide runoff, the Aral Sea is ruining the lives of people who still live nearby. This program details the irreversible damage to the ecosystem and the resulting health problems faced by the remaining inhabitants of the region.
Mexican citizens working in the United States and Canada can face difficult conditions, even when they are employed legally. Filmed over an entire growing season, El Contrato documents the experiences of Teodoro Bello Martinez, a poverty-stricken father of four living in central Mexico, and several of his countrymen who have contracted to work in a sprawling tomato greenhouse in Ontario, Canada. Tensions between workers, growers, and government officials reveal disturbing aspects of the hugely profitable greenhouse industry, including the abuse of employees whom even the local Mexican consul seems to view as expendable. Presenting rarely heard voices, El Contrato is an uncompromising look at the migrant worker's plight.
Discusses the search for patterns and order in the Earth's features, Alfred Wegener's theory of continental drift, Benioff and Wadati's work on the orderly pattern of deep earthquakes, seafloor spreading and plate tectonics.
Surface currents transfer water and heat from tropical to polar regions and influence weather, climate, and biological activity in the upper-water region. Using the El Ni䮯 phenomenon for illustration, the effects of surface currents on climate are studied.
Will environmental changes brought about by humans eventually destroy the potential for males of all species to reproduce? This Emmy Award-winning documentary explores that frightening possibility. Using sophisticated investigative techniques, scientists trace the ripple effect of estrogenic compounds in the environment.
Imagine a workplace where everyone chooses to bring energy, passion, and a positive attitude with them each day. Watch the employees of Pike Place Fish Company do their jobs while you learn more about the Fish! philosophy: Play, Make Their Day, Be There, Choose Your Attitude.
Explores the U.S. commercial food industry, examining corporate control of supply and market. The film seeks to demonstrate how the incentive for corporate profit can overwhelm consumer health needs, as well as the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and the environment. Reveals various details of food ingredients and additives, and how contemporary mass production methods of food affects U.S. culture.
Presents lectures (each 30 minutes in length) by Scott P. Stevens, Professor of Computer Information Systems and Management Science at James Madison University, based on his courses in game theory. 1: Disc 1. Lecture 1. World of game theory ; Lecture 2. Nature of the game ; Lecture 3. Real life chessboard, sequential games ; Lecture 4. Life's little games, the 2x2 classic games ; Lecture 5. Guessing right, simultaneous move games ; Lecture 6. Practical applications of game theory -- Disc 2. Lecture 7. Random walk, dealing with chance events ; Lecture 8. Pure competition, constant-sum games ; Lecture 9. Mixed strategies and nonzero-sum games ; Lecture 10. Threats, promises and commitments ; Lecture 11. Credibility, deterrence and compellence ; Lecture 12. Incomplete and imperfect information.
Part 2: Disc 3. Lecture 13. Whom can you trust? ; Lecture 14. Encouraging productivity, incentive schemes ; Lecture 15. Persistence of memory, repeated games ; Lecture 16. Does this stuff really work? ; Lecture 17. Tragedy of the commons ; Lecture 18. Games in motion, evolutionary game theory -- Disc 4. Lecture 19. Game theory and economics, oligopolies ; Lecture 20. Voting, determining the will of the people ; Lecture 21. Auctions and the winner's curse ; Lecture 22. Bargaining and cooperative games ; Lecture 23. Game theory and business, co-opetition ; Lecture 24. All the world's a game.
This documentary profiles people who are living with the grave consequences of a changing climate, as well as the individuals, communities and scientists inventing new approaches to safeguard our children's future. Filmed across the U.S., Asia and South America, this program brings the reality of climate change to life and offers viewers a variety of ways to make a difference in their own communities.
Although Hernando Cortez hardly considered himself the reincarnation of Quetzalcoatl, the Aztecs did - and his conquest of Mesoamerica utterly destroyed their world, exactly as prophesied. In this program, Spanish historian and Oxford University professor Sir John Elliott and cultural historian Dr. Elizabeth Baquedano survey political, cultural, and religious aspects of Aztec civilization; analyze Cort⥳' military campaign in detail; and discuss Spanish influences on Mexican culture. Artwork, artifacts, 3-D models, and excerpts from the writings of Bernal Diaz add depth to this penetrating study of Spanish opportunism in the New World.
Disc 1. Brand (1959) -- A doll's house (1992) -- Disc 2. Ghosts (1987) -- Disc 3. An enemy of the people (1980) -- The wild duck (1971) -- Disc 4. Hedda Gabler (1962) -- The lady from the sea (1971) -- Disc 5. The master builder (1958) -- The master builder (1988) -- Disc 6. Little Eyolf (1982).
Explores the frightening phenomenon of suicide bombers. Includes rare interviews with failed suicide bombers explaining their motivations and a Palestinian explosives expert demonstrating the lethal art of bomb-making.
Examines Wal-Mart's importation of Chinese goods into the United States. Discusses that while some economists credit Wal-Mart's focus on low costs with helping contain U.S. inflation, others charge that the company is the main force driving the massive overseas shift to China in the production of American consumer goods, resulting in hundreds of thousands of lost jobs and a lower standard of living in the U.S.
Documentary film about the life of Joe Chaikin, actor/director who was instrumental in the development of American experimental theater. Chaikin helped to establish the Open Theatre and the Living Theatre, acting troups that performed experimental works off Broadway. Includes commentary by playwrights Edward Albee, Sam Shepherd, Jean-Claude van Itallie, John Bellusco, and writer Susan Sontag. After a 1984 stroke left Chaikin unable to speak, he included seminal works by and about actors with disabilities in his theatrical productions.
How did the human race populate the world? A group of geneticists have worked on the question for a decade, arriving at a startling conclusion: the "global family tree" can be traced to one African man who lived 60,000 years ago. Dr. Spencer Wells hosts this innovative series, featuring commentary by expert scientists, historians, archaeologists, and anthropologists.
This series illustrates the desperate need for a balance between the needs of people and the environment to ensure a healthy, productive society. Three main themes are intertwined, dwindling farmland due to urban development, a shortage of water for the residents of huge cities, and the pollution of and human intervention in waterways. This second series looks at environmental issues in a new way, without regard for national, political or cultural boundaries. The third series investigates a growing national security threat throughout the world, how environmental pressures can lead to terrorism and regional conflict., examines the devastating environmental, political and economic effects of the degradation of the world's grasslands, examines how recent trends in globalization and the altering of ecosystems have led to dramatic increases in the spread of infectious diseases.
[pt. 1] Rivers of destiny -- [pt. 2] Urban explosion -- [pt. 3] Land of plenty, land of want -- [pt. 4] On the brink -- [pt. 5] Seas of grass -- [pt. 6] Hot zones -- [pt. 7] Future conditional -- [pt. 8] State of the planet -- [pt. 9] State of the planet's wildlife -- [pt. 10]State of the ocean's animals
In this new, highly anticipated update of her pioneering Killing us softly series, the first in more than a decade, Jean Kilbourne takes a fresh look at how advertising traffics in distorted and destructive ideals of femininity. The film marshals a range of new print and television advertisements to lay bare a stunning pattern of damaging gender stereotypes--images and messages that too often reinforce unrealistic, and unhealthy, perceptions of beauty, perfection, and sexuality. By bringing Kilbourne's groundbreaking analysis up to date, Killing us softly 4 stands to challenge a new generation of students to take advertising seriously, and to think critically about popular culture and its relationship to sexism, eating disorders, and gender violence.
The great civilizations of Latin America were devastated after the arrival of the conquistadors and later the European colonizers, who created a society that was characterized by extreme differences between rich and poor -- a legacy that continues to plague Latin America to a strong degree today.
Who was the greatest baseball hitter of all time? How likely is it that a poll is correct? Is it smart to buy last year's highest-performing stock? These questions all involve the interpretation of statistics, and this film is an introduction to this vitally important subject in today's data-driven society. Explanations for terms such as mean, median, percentile, quartile, statistically significant, and bell curve, and scores of other statistical concepts are covered. The emphasis is on the role of statistics in daily life, giving a broad overview of how statistical tools are employed in risk assessment, college admissions, drug testing, fraud investigation, and a host of other applications.
Vanderbilt, Rockefeller, Carnegie, Morgan, Ford, the Men Who Built America. Meet the titans who forged the foundation of modern America and created the American Dream. The mini-series shines a spotlight on the influential builders, dreamers and believers whose feats transformed the United States, a nation decaying from the inside after the Civil War, into the greatest economic and technological superpower the world had ever seen.
Recorded Jan. 25-28 and Feb. 23-25, 1994 on the Frobenius organ of Arhus Cathedral, Denmark.
1. Apparition de L'eglise eternelle-La nativite du seigneur, neuf meditations pour orge- Le banquet celeste. v. 2. Meditations sur le mystere de la Sainte-Trinite. v.4. L'ascension-Livre D'orgue. v.5and 6. Livre du saint sacrement, tracks 1-12-Livre du saint sacrement, conclusion tracks 1-6.
North America. O Hal 'Lwe ; Dancing song of the skunk ; Flying around -- African American. Maple Leaf Rag ; O happy day -- Anglo-American. Mister Fron went a-courtin ; Riddle song ; Gypsy davy -- Latin America/Caribbean. Los jilicatas panpipes and drum ; You can call me Al ; Los gallos = The roosters -- Europe. Branle -- Sub-Saharan Africa. Ewe atsimevu ; Gome drum and songs ; Dagomba drums ; Ansu machine menneh Dembo -- Middle East. Taqsim bayati ; Samai el-aryan ; Taqsim bayati Darabukka solo -- South Asia. Raga khamaj -- East Asia. Winter birds flying over the water ; Old monk sweeping the Buddhist temple ; Hero's defeat ; Excerpt from The Chinese opera -- Japan. Kaen selection -- Southeast Asia. Kaen selection ; Kebyar hudjan mas = Golden rain.
Presents a documentary on the life of an Eskimo family pitting their strength against a vast and inhospitable Arctic. Juxtaposes their struggle for survival against the elements with the warmth of the little family as they go about their daily affairs.
Presents the most important relationships and events in the lives of the Nuer, a Nilotic people in Sudan and on the Ethiopian border. Demonstrates the vital significance of cattle and their central importance in all Nuer thought and behavior.
FRONTLINE examines the battle between major pharmaceutical companies and American consumers fed up with paying the highest drug prices in the world. Through interviews with consumers, legislators, scientists, top industry leaders and analysts, "The Other Drug War" examines the efforts of states like Maine [Maine Rx] and Oregon to control escalating drug costs in the face of strong opposition from the pharmaceutical industry. The program also explores the tension between the high cost of scientific innovation and society's need to keep drugs and health care affordable.
Bill Moyers and Joseph Campbell discuss the themes and roots of human myth which is seen as man's attempt to relate himself to the universe. Starting with various topics Campbell shows both how man creates his universe and is controlled by the myth he has created.
Addresses chemical, physical, radiological, and biological hazards in the molecular biology laboratory through reenactments of actual laboratory accidents and demonstrations of good safety techniques. A significant message is the importance of good work habits and consideration for others.
Chronicles the experiences of Italian-Americans and Italian prisoners of war during World War II, and their assimilation into American culture. Includes historical photographs, archival footage, literature, music, poetry, and personal interviews.
Philosophical examination of the wide range of decisions all of us encounter in pursuing our lives. Professor Grim places the accent on individual choice covering questions about evolution and ethics, about whether punishment is justified by retribution or by deterrence and about the differing lessons drawn from life's worst horrors by both religious and anti-religious traditions.
This program considers the average doses of ionizing radiation to which people are subjected in the ordinary course of modern events, from both natural and man-made sources, the steps being taken to limit exposure, and those that should be taken to insure public safety.
Examines critical health care issues facing America today, including patient safety, medical and medication errors, hospital-acquired infections, family-centered care and the effective management of chronic disease. The program focuses on the advances being made in improving the quality of patient care and features profiles of providers and patients who are working together to change the way health care is provided in the United States.
Examines the most critical health threats facing the world today by portraying conditions in over twenty countries, examining why diseases that are curable still persist, the efforts to treat them, and the dangers of new "superbugs."
Offers guidance on controlling the hazards associated with common activities carried out in the modern biology laboratory. Gives instructions in safe techniques that can help researchers protect themselves from these hazards.
In the United States, more than 2.5 million people lost their jobs last year. Along with losing their livelihood, they lost their health insurance. As the economy continues to spiral downward, the new administration promises to deliver comprehensive health care reform. Investigates the failures and future of the private insurance industry, examing the best and worst of U.S. healthcare by telling the gripping and sometimes tragic stories of ordinary Americans. As the national debate intensifies, the program lays bare the flaws in the system and examines the critical choices Americans face in changing a system that all sides agree needs a fundamental overhaul.
Explores topics in liquid engineering. Reviews properties of water looking at its uses in cooling engines. Examines the properties and functions of lubricants such as oil; discusses the use of detergents and reviews the engineering of cosmetics.
Fought over since prehistoric times, the Iberian peninsula could be viewed as one immense battlefield, were it not for the beauty of its landscape, architecture, and varied culture. This two-part series examines the World Heritage sites of Spain and their historical significance. Focusing on religious structures, royal palaces, military fortifications, and examples of spectacular urban planning, the series tells the story of ancient and medieval Spain through the handiwork of long-vanished builders and artisans.
Episode 1. Roman and Islamic Spain
Episode 2. The Spanish Reconquista
In a story inspired by the events surrounding the assassination of Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Ghandi, a suicide bomber examines her emotions and finds herself in a psychological divide as she contemplates her future.
Dramatist Clive Barker, actress Fiona Shaw, and Cicely Berry, voice director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, demonstrate the value of theater games as a method of improving physical engagement with Shakespeare's works.
The lives and works of 13 renowned American poets are interpreted through dramatic readings, archival photographs, dance, performances, and interviews in this inspiring series. Illustrative poems in each program are accompanied by insights into their historical and cultural connections.The series covers the terminology of poetry and the larger role of poets in American and world literature studies.