The Eatwell Plate--A British version of the Food Groups
Charlie tells us how much of what we need to eat daily and uses a plate-shaped pie-chart to demonstrate it. Very flashy and quick-paced, like children's television. (9:54)
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Wheels of Progress-Rock Island Railroad

This film was produced by the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (Rock Island) Railroad in 1950 to educate customers how their railroad operates and what services are offered as well as new innovations the railroad has incorporated. This film is a great capture of railroading at its finest with both steam and early diesel locomotive power shown.  The Rock Island Railroad... Home of some of th
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Johnny Appleseed, Part 2 of 2
Disney's 1948 marvelous animated film. The story of the life of John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed.With a tin pot for a hat and the Bible at his side, Johnny set out into the wilderness to do his own part in helping the western march: plant apple trees all over the countryside to help feed the pioneering settlers. As evident in this sweet, gentle classic, he proved that one need not have great size or strength to make a difference. Thi
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Paul Bunyan, Part 2 of 2
Disney's 1958 production. At "sixty-three ax-handles high" and with a big blue ox for a sidekick, our next hero, Paul Bunyan was a perfect subject for a Disney animated film. From his early days as a giant baby washed up on the shores of a seaside town, to his fame as the greatest lumberjack that ever lived, everything about him was bigger then life. Legend has it that he formed the Grand Titons, built Pike's Peak, and is responsible for the Aurora Borealis, all retold here in grand Disney tradi
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The Selfish Giant, Part 1 of 3
Animated film adaptation of Wilde's story with illustrations.  A giant returns home after many years to discover that children have been playing in his garden. This upsets the giant, who erects a wall to keep them out. In the farthest corner of the garden, he notices a little boy who is crying because he cannot climb up into a tree. The giant helps the boy up and discovers that his life is much more pleasant this way. The children once again en
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1 of 5 -- The Universe - Secrets of The Sun
A quote from the film: "The sun is the superpower of our solar system, a thermonuclear blast furnace, erupting with massive explosions. At 93 million miles away it would seem that we are safe from the sun's wrath. But are we? With some experts predicting the most violent outbreak of solar activity in modern history it has never been more important to understand the secrets of the sun." This documentary is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students.
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Perseus vs. Medusa: "Clash of the Titans" film
Film clip from the movie, "Clash of the Titans," this video shows how Perseus defeated Medusa.  Very suspenseful, good special effects, color, and sound. Appropriate for older students; may be frightening to young children.  (8:05 min.)
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The Korean War (pt. 1)
This video is a series of slides and film with a music background a lots of informative text. There is no narration. It relates a timeline of events that took place during the Korean War.

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After Mein Kampf - The Story of Adolph Hitler
A black and white film documentary produced in Great Britain in 1940.  The film includes actual scenes of events and reconstructions.  The film begins in 1918 with battlefield scenes. The film focuses on how Hitler obtained power. The film has a decided point of view. (53:18)



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American Civil War-Beginning and End
Soon after Abraham Lincoln became America’s 16th president, the country split apart when the South seceded from the Union and formed the Confederate States of America.

Days after the South surrendered, at Appomattox Court House in Virginia, President Lincoln was assassinated.  He had lived just long enough to see his fondest wish fulfilled.  His country, bruised and battered though it was, would survive as a single nation.

This clip, from The Civil War: A K

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Palestine 1930-1948 1 of 14
This video is the first part of the documentary about Palestine. It begins with images from a silent black and white film and there is reference to the way in which the British thought of Palestine when it was part of their Empire in the early 20th century. There are images of the primitive land and there are people describing what life was like there. The British, the Arabs and the Jews had different views of Palestine. In the 1920s this started to bring problems. There is an account of the
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Hitlers Death - The Final Report - Part 5 of 5
There are images of a film that represented Hitler's death. One of the prisoners who had been in the bunker is shown today retelling the story again at the same place where the bodies had been burnt. There are images of the skull parts that were found in the place. The last remains fo the bodies were destroyed in 1970.
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Invasion of Poland 1 of 3
1943 War Department Film Bulletin No 48 produced by the Signal Corps Photographic Center. Invasion of Poland in Sept of 1939 which was the beginning of WWII. Contains footage shot by German troops and confiscated by the Allied Forces of artillery and infantry attacks which resulted in the capture of Warsaw.
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Invasion of Poland 2 of 3
1943 War Department Film Bulletin No 48 produced by the Signal Corps Photographic Center. Invasion of Poland in Sept of 1939 which was the beginning of WWII. Contains footage shot by German troops and confiscated by the Allied Forces of artillery and infantry attacks which resulted in the capture of Warsaw.
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Invasion of Poland 3 of 3
1943 War Department Film Bulletin No 48 produced by the Signal Corps Photographic Center. Invasion of Poland in Sept of 1939 which was the beginning of WWII. Contains footage shot by German troops and confiscated by the Allied Forces of artillery and infantry attacks which resulted in the capture of Warsaw.
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How Does Your Memory Work? Part 5 (final)
This segment begins with a haunting story of a man who has lost most of his memory.
 
You might think that your memory is there to help you remember facts, such as birthdays or shopping lists. If so, you would be very wrong. The ability to travel back in time in your mind is, perhaps, your most remarkable ability, and develops over your lifespan.

Horizon takes viewers on an extraordinary journey into the human memory. From the woman who is having her most traumatic memo

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How Does Your Memory Work? Part 4
This segment tries to determine what a memory is. Brief microscopic images of the brain are shown. This segment is ten minutes long.

You might think that your memory is there to help you remember facts, such as birthdays or shopping lists. If so, you would be very wrong. The ability to travel back in time in your mind is, perhaps, your most remarkable ability, and develops over your lifespan.

Horizon takes viewers on an extraordinary journey into the human memory. From

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Malaria Disease Transmission
This was clipped from the English version of the 1944 film, What is Disease? It shows the mosquito transmitted the malarial parasites as it feeds off the blood.
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Franklin Roosevelt -Days in the White House
This is a film documentary about Franklin Delano Roosevelt from the 2008 WMHT documentary 'Presidents in Our Backyard' focuses on his days in the White House. Interesting images from the film: the only three known photographs of Roosevelt in a wheelchair.
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FDR Inaugurated! 1st Sound Pics of an Inauguration 1933/3/5
Airplane takes off with film of FDR Inauguration, lands in New York City, views of the inaugural parade. "The First Sound Pictures Ever Shown of a Presidential Inauguration. The Brilliant Ceremonies marking The Induction of Franklin D. Roosevelt as the 32nd President of the United States. Striking close-up views of President-elect Roosevelt's arrival at the White House to take President Hoover to the Capitol for the Inaugural ceremony, and the historic ride of the celebrated pair down Pennsylvan
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