The South African Child Gauge is produced annually by the Children’s Institu
What it Means to be Canadian
This is a clip of a school geography project. In the video a student gives his perspective on what it means to be Canadian and discusses Canadian population, political geography, Canadian health care, sports, and other useful information and images of maps of Canada and Canadian geography. He talks about the history of Canada as a story with drawn illustrations.
Rise of Black Power
The civil rights movement continued to make progress during the 1960s through the controversial implementation of forced busing and affirmative action measures. Most people viewed Martin Luther King, Jr., as the principle leader of the movement. King maintained a large following who supported his promotion of non-violent protest. King hoped to integrate all neglected and oppressed peoples into American society and to ensure the same equality for everyone. (Video is narrated with slides and speec
Sustainable forestry helps strike a balance between the needs of people and the health of our forests. There is an emphasis on wild life conservation, retention, and replanting. Run time 02:37.
Conserving Energy by Using More Natural Light into Your Home
Learn how to conserve energy by letting more natural light into your
new home. Blending natural light fixtures into house lighting design
helps boost mental, increases positive thought and physical health,
saves on energy costs and is the new eco-friendly way to go.
The sun makes colors seem more intense, less muted, and the light
creeps into corners and makes a room feel larger, airier and more fresh.
With increased energy costs and concerns about the glo
This is a video interview of an expert on Hepatitis C. Good explanation of the disease symptoms, progress, and treatment. It is estimated that one in every 10 Americans have Hepatitis C. Known as "a silent killer," many people are unaware they are infected, leaving them vulnerable to liver damage and other health problems. 28:50 min.
How the Nervous System Works
The nervous system is your information station. Learn more about your nervous system and its major organs as well as their functions with this short video from Kids Health. The video also addresses the size/weight of your brain and the various parts of your brain.
Explore went to China on a fact-finding mission led by Charles Annenberg Weingarten, a trustee of the Annenberg Foundation. During the three-week trip, the team discovered many of China's hidden gems: philosophy, art, education, and rural life. They also discovered how the country's hard-working and innovative leaders were working to solve environmental, human rights, and public health issues.
Renaissance - Birth of a Dynasty, Part 3
To obtain the knowledge Brunelleschi needs - first to accurately create architectural drawings, then to build his cathedral dome - Filippo travels to Rome. Accompanied by Cosimo de Medici, he studies the Parthenon.
This ancient-times survivor is, initially, a mystery to Brunelleschi. What are the secrets of the Parthenon's dome? How does one make concrete to last more than a thousand years? As the architect studies the ancient building, he begins to understand its structu
Creating Health: Childhood Obesity
Kris Clark, professor of nutritional sciences at Pennsylvania State University hosts various Penn State health professionals in an examination of the causes of childhood obesity, including the impact of larger food portions and reduced physical activity. Learn about how today's American lifestyle of fast food, driving instead of walking, as well as video games and computer use, have affected children's health. Professional video gives advice as to how families and schools can help to improve chi
Obesity, Diabetes, and Energy Metabolism - Research Channel
National Institutes of Health program reviews current information on obesity and related complications. This is a video of a lecture presented by Dr. Marc Reitman, chief of the molecular biology and gene regulation section of the National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney disease. A little dry, but detailed information is presented. 45:31 min.
A Healthy School Lunch and the Edible School Year
You can lead students to nutritious food, but can you make them bite? The answer to that increasingly relevant question is yes, if you get creative. At Saint Paul Public Schools, in Saint Paul, Minnesota, the director of nutrition and commercial services for the school district is sharing her personal passion for fresh, healthy food with students. From Portland, Oregon, to Atlanta, school menus are being redone with health in mind, even as budgets shrink and parents tighten their wallets. Man
Alcohol: A Women's Health Issue - Research Channel
This program by the National Institues of Health features narratives of seven women recovering from problems with alcohol. These stories make it clear that it's possible to miss danger signs and that social drinking can become problem drinking, which in turn can evolve into addiction. Abuse and alcoholism are often perceived as problems that only affect men, but alcoholism has been on the rise among women for the last 30 years. Grades 9-12. 13:07 min.
International Terminology of Anatomy
This brief video - intended for AP Health students - gives a brief overview of the new international standards utilized to name human anatomical structures. The video uses computer generation and narration from an instructor. Run time 5:00
Quarantine: An Effective Public Health Tool
This video discusses quarantine as an effective public health tool. Video explains what would happen to you in various quarantine situations and why it is important for the health of the community. 2:43 min.
HIV in India
HIV is a growing problem in India. The disease has spread from affecting particular groups - sex workers and truck drivers, for instance - to all sectors of Indian society. But in a country where poverty, illiteracy, and poor health are rife, doctors are faced with the daunting challenge of raising awareness and getting those that are already infected to seek medical assistance. Run time 0:59.
On Point: Maya Angelou Indepth Interview (5 of 5)
Armstrong Williams concludes his interview with Dr. Maya Angelou. He asks how she learned so many languages. "I have an eye and a soul for the human being. Languages are just devices human beings use to tell other human beings how they feel." Williams asks her about her initiatives in health issues, and about her cookbook. "I want my ideas in people's hands.... in their conversations.... That's the best thing I can do, as a child of God." "I pray to give my spirit back to God as
The Importance of Geography/What is Geography?
This movie is about students of Geography in the Czech Republic. It is about the promotion of Geography, because Geography is amazing! Movie presents Geography as a school subject and as a part of our lives as well. The movie targets every one of us.
Bird Flu: A Virus Of Our Own Hatching
Michael Greger speaks at the Health Sciences Learning Center on his national tour to discuss the theory that modern agricultural practices have played an influential role in the evolution of the H5N1 influenza strain. Video lecture with slides, video, news clippings, and animations. 2:34 min.
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