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Audio Visual Materials 2009

 

V-2863 Learning Happens   (DVD/60 min.)

V-2864 Been to the Mountaintop   (DVD/2006)

Been to the Mountaintop features highlights of major speeches given by the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Speeches included in this DVD are:  1. Bus Boycott, Montgomery, Alabama - 11/13/1956; 2. Accepting the Nobel Peace Prize - 12/11/64; 3. Bloody Sunday, Selma, Alabama - 3/7/1965; 4. Voting Rights Act - 8/6/1965; 5. Reflections on Peaceful Marches; 6. Civil Rights Meeting - 1966; 7. Viet Nam War, Atlanta Georgia - 4/16/1967; 8. Poor Peoples March - 1/16/1968; 9. National Cathedral, Washington, DC - 3/31/1968; Been to the Mountaintop, Memphis, TN - 4/3/1968

V-2865 Citizen King   (DVD/115 min./2004)

This DVD production traces King's efforts to recast himself by embracing causes beyond the civil rights movement, by becoming a champion of the poor and an outspoken opponent of the war in Vietnam.  Tapping into a rich archive of photographs and film footage and using diaries, letters, and eyewitness accounts of fellow activists, friends, journalists, political leaders and law enforcement officials, this DVD brings fresh insights to King's impossible journey, his charismatic leadership and his truly remarkable impact.

V-2866 King   (DVD/94 min/2008)

This DVD takes you through the extraordinary life and times of America's civil rights visionary.  KING goes beyond the legend to portray the man, the questions, the myths and, most importantly, the relevance of Dr. King's message in today's world.  Tom Brokaw narrates this program that includes interviews with Martin Luther King III, Bill Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, Bono, Forest Whitaker, Chuck D, and others.

V-2867 Minnesota @ 150 Real and Imagined:  Business and Innovations (DVD/57 min./2008)

This presentation talks about what Minnesotans need to know for the next 50 years about business and innovation.  Minnesota, with its long history of entrepreneurship and innovation in many sectors, must act now to ensure a continuing robust economy in coming decades.  Conversation 1:  Sustaining a culture of innovation in Minnesota; Conversation  2:  Young inventors from the Invention crew;  and 3: Taking care of business: the view from main street.

V-2868 Minnesota @ 150 Real and Imagined:  Education   (DVD/57 min./2008)

This presentation talks about what our education system will be like during the State's Bicentennial in 2058.  The first discussion will be on the vanishing grads and Minnesota's Future.  The second conversation will be on the 21st century schools and what's needed.

V-2869 Minnesota @ 150 Real and Imagined:  Arts and Culture (DVD/57 min./2008)

This presentation talks about the Minnesota Sesquicentennial Commission's Plan for the future initiative.  It also discusses the State we're in: Image and Identity, Then and Now.

V-2870 Minnesota @ 150 Real and Imagined:  the Environment and the Great Outdoors   (DVD/57 min./2008)

This presentation discusses understanding and protecting our legacy.  It also talks about Going Green in Morris: Building Sustainable communities.

V-2871 Minnesota @ 150 Real and Imagined:  Health and Wellness  (DVD/57 min./2008)

This presentation talks about the health care knot - prospects for reform?  It also discusses what kids need to thrive.  Minnesota is recognized as one of the nation's healthiest states.  Will we maintain this distinction in coming decades as costs rise and society ages?

V-2872 Standard Deviants Algebra 1:  Algebra Adventure   (DVD/90 min./2004)

This DVD presentation simplifies complex subjects and presents the material with humorous skits, computer graphics, award-winning content and a fun, approachable format,  Everything you need to learn algebra is covered in this program.  This is part 1 of a 2 part series.   Part 1 is entitled the Algebra Adventure.   The Standard Deviants will guide you through algebraic problems and linear equations with a relaxed format and plenty of examples.

V-2873 Standard Deviants Learn Algebra 2   (DVD/90 min./2004)

This DVD presentation simplifies complex subjects and presents the material with humorous skits, computer graphics, award-winning content and a fun and in an approachable format,   Everything you need to learn algebra is covered in this program.  This is part 2 of a 2 part series.   Part 2 is entitled Learn Algebra 2.   The Standard Deviants will guide you through algebraic problems and linear equations with a relaxed format and plenty of examples.

V-2874 The Dances of the Metis “Li dawns di Michif”   (DVD/24:25 min./2001)

The Dances of the Metris is an effort on behalf of the Metis Resource Centre Inc. to insure the cultural preservation and restoration of the unique oral traditional Metis style fiddle music and dance.  Dancers and musicians are in 1890-1910 traditional Metis dress.

V-2875 The Witness From the Balcony of Room 306   (DVD/32 min./2009)

On April 14, 1968, the Revered Samuel "Billy" Kyles stood beside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee and bore witness to his brutal assassination.  The Rev. Kyles takes you through those fateful moments and the days leading up to them.  This presentation helps us remember why Dr. King made that fateful trip to Memphis, and takes us inside the last hours of his life.  This is a poignant retelling of a crucial turning point in the civil rights movement and a vibrant reminder of Dr. King's impact on the movement and our nation.

V-2876 Baby Signing Time!  It’s Baby Signing Time  (DVD/45 min./2005)

Signing Time DVD's simultaneously reinforce four key learning styles - auditory, visual, kinesthetic, and spatial - making it easier for your child to learn.  This DVD is for baby signing ages 3 to 36 months.

V-2877 Signing Time! My First Signs, Vol. 1   (DVD/30 min./2007)

My first sign teaches signs for your child's very first words.  This program was created for ages 0-5 to help them communicate with signs even before they can talk.  Research shows that children who learn to sign may experience:  Reduced frustration and tantrums, Increased bonding with parents, and enhanced speaking, spelling and reading skills.

V-2878 Signing Time! Playtime Signs, Vol. 2   (DVD/30 min./2007)

Playtime Signs teaches signs for your child's manners and playtime.  This program was created for ages 0-5 to help them communicate with friends and family.  Research shows that children who learn to sign may experience:  Reduced frustration and tantrums, Increased bonding with parents, and enhanced speaking, spelling and reading skills.

V-2879 Signing Time!  Everyday Signs, Vol. 3   (DVD/30 min./2007)

Everyday Signs teaches signs for favorite foods and everyday life.  This program was created for ages 0-5 to help them communicate about everyday things.  Research shows that children who learn to sign may experience:  Reduced frustration and tantrums, increased bonding with parents, and enhanced speaking, spelling and reading skills.

V-2880 Touring England  (1/2” VHS Videocassette/65 min.)

This video will take you on a scenic tour of England so you can see the legendary sights, traditions, and sparkle of this glorious country with historic castles and cathedrals. 

V-2881 Touring Scotland   (1/2” VHS Videocassette/65 min.)

This video will take you on a tour of Scotland land of bagpipes, haggis, tartans and fabled lochs.  You will see the historic, romantic and ruggedly beautiful land, from its craggy ocean shores to its North Sea islands.

V-2882 Touring Ireland   (1/2” VHS Videocassette/65 min.)

This video will take you on a tour of Ireland an island of radiant greens, like the facets of an emerald.  Ireland is known as the friendliest land on earth.

V-2883 Miracle Planet:  The Third Planet   (1/2” VHS Videocassette/55 min./1992)

This video discusses how the earth became the way it is?  Watch the sun itself form from dust and hot gases, the inner planets from colliding meteorites that brought water and amino acids -- the building blocks of life. 

V-2884 Miracle Planet:  The Heat Within   (1/2” VHS Videocassette/55 min./1992)

This video discusses how our planet is hot enough inside to shine like a star.  Discover the many ways in which heat within has shaped -- and continues to change -- the very nature of the miracle planet we share.

V-2885 Miracle Planet:  Riddles of Sand and Ice   (1/2” VHS Videocassette/55 min./1992)

This video discusses the earth's climate -- the delicate balance of water, sunlight, and temperature that defines the limits of life and the fact that it is constantly changing in ways that we are just beginning to understand.

V-2886 Grand Canyon   (1/2” VHS Videocassette/55 min./1988)

This video lets you experience the awesome beauty and magnificent drama of Grand Canon National Park.  You will see the Canyon from both the South and the North Rims and visit the scenic Hopi Point, Bright Angel Point, Hermit's Rest and many other special sights.

V-2887 Yosemite   (1/2” VHS Videocassette/55 min./1988)

This video lets you experience the spectacular beauty and eternal grandeur of Yosemite National Park.  You will visit the Yosemite Falls, Bridalveil Falls, Yosemite Valley, Mariposa Grove, and the back country.

V-2888 Yellowstone: The First National Park   (1/2” VHS Videocassette/guide/55 min./1988)

This video lets you experience the spectacular wild beauty of Yellowstone National Park.  Some of the sites you will see are:  Mammoth hot springs, Old Faithful, Yellowstone Lake, Hayden Valley, Norris Geyser Basin, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and much more.

V-2889 Starkle, Starkle, Little Twink   (2 DVD’s/3 hrs.)            

Starkle, Starkle, Little Twink features Basil Clark, actor, author, and veteran.  It is taken from the book, "Poetic Healing:  A Vietnam Veteran's journey from a communication perspective".  Poetic Healing is about a Vietnam Veteran's pain and the healing power of words.  A panel discussion follows with Basil Clark, David Beard, Mark Huglen, and Ken Mendez.

V-2890 Families in Mexico   (DVD/English/Spanish/30 mins./2007)

This presentation takes you on a fantastic journey to another country where you view the unique lives of two children and their families.  This DVD documents a family from the port city of Veracruz. 

V-2891 Families of Puerto Rico   (DVD/English/English subtitles/30 min./2007)

This presentation takes you on a fantastic journey to another country where you view the unique lives of two children and their families.  This DVD documents a family in Puerto Rico.  

V-2892 A Day Without a Mexican   (DVD/English/Spanish/English subtitles/1 hr. 85 min./2004/Rated R)

The California Dream becomes a hilarious nightmare when the Golden State's entire Latin American population mysteriously vanishes.  The disappearance forces the cracks in their private lives wide open, including TV news reporter Lila Rodriguez, the state's last remaining Hispanic, and Senator Steven Abercrombie III, who becomes governor pro tem despite his anti-immigrant stance.  Confusion, misunderstandings and humorous situations abound, making A Day Without a Mexican a comedic satire and a modern fable with a very current message. 

Rated R

V-2893 My Family   (DVD/English/Spanish/English subtitles/127 min./2004/Rated R)

This movie is about a powerful, three-generation saga of the Sanchez family, as told by the eldest son (Edward James Olmos).  His family struggles to live the American dream.  My Family tells a story with so much love and passion that the characters emerge as distinctly as members of your own family.  Rated R.

V-2894 Sophie Scholl   (DVD/English/Spanish/English subtitles/117 min./2005/Not Rated)

Sophie Scholl - The Final Days is the true story of Germany's most famous anti-Nazi heroine brought to thrilling, dramatic life.  Sophie Scholl stars Julia Jentsch in a luminous performance as the fearless activist of the underground student resistance group, The White Rose.  (Not rated)

V-2895 Families of Sweden   (DVD/30 mins./2009)

Families of Sweden introduces 5-year old Evelina, who lives with her brother and parents in Kalmar, Sweden.  We visit Evelina's day care, watch her mother as she teaches her class, visit her father as he photographs cell phone cases, and go to Evelina's pony riding lessons and a birthday party.  Then we meet 10 year old Alex and his family and follow him to school. 

V-2896 Families of France   (DVD/30 mins./2005)

Families of France takes you on a fantastic journey to another country where you view the unique lives of 2 children and their families.  Each DVD focuses on a different culture, their way of life, family interaction, foods, and even celebrations. 

V-2897 Baby Signing Time:  Here We Go   (DVD/45 mins./2009)

This DVD presentation will allow babies to communicate long before they can speak, reduces tantrums and frustration, and increases bonding between parent and child, exposes baby to a real second language, and increases baby's vocabulary and may even increase IQ.

V-2898 Families of China   (DVD/30 mins./2005)

Families of China takes you on a fantastic journey to another country where you view the unique lives of 2 children and their families.  This program focuses on a different culture, their way of life, family interaction, foods, and even celebrations. 

V-2899 Families of Japan   (DVD/30 mins./2005)

Families of Japan takes you on a fantastic journey to another country where you view the unique lives of 2 children and their families.  This program focuses on a different culture, their way of life, family interaction, foods, and even celebrations. 

V-2900 Families of Israel   (DVD/30 mins./2009)

Families of Israel takes you on a fantastic journey to another country where you view the unique lives of 2 children and their families.  This program focuses on a different culture, their way of life, family interaction, foods, and even celebrations. 

V-2901 We Shall Remain:  After the Mayflower   (DVD/90 mins./2009)

Episode 1 begins in New England in the 1620s, at the time of the so-called "first Thanksgiving."  In March of 1621, Massasoit, chief of the Wampanoag, negotiated a diplomatic alliance with a scraggly band of English settlers for the benefit of his people.  It was a gamble that paid off for several decades, as Indians and colonists coexisted in relative peace.  A half-century later, as a brutal war flared between the English colonists and a confederation of New England Indians, the wisdom of Massasoit's choice seemed less clear.

V-2902 We Shall Remain:  Tecumseh's Vision and Trail of Tears   (DVD/180 mins./2009)

Tecumseh's Vision Episode 2 tells the story of the Shawnee leader Tecumseh and his brother, Tenskwatawa, known as Prophet.  In the years following the American Revolution, the Prophet led a spiritual revival movement that drew thousands of followers from tribes across the Midwest.  Trail of Tears is Episode three explores the resolve and resilience of the Cherokee people, who resisted removal from their homelands in the Southeast in every way they knew: assimilating, adopting a European-style government and legal system; accepting Christianity, and even taking their case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

V-2903 We Shall Remain:  Geronimo and Wounded Knee   (DVD/180 mins./2009)

Episode four takes place at the end of the Indian Wars, near the close of the 19th century.  Here, desperate times catapulted a controversial character to the leadership of an Apache band.  To angry whites, Geronimo was an archenemy, the perpetrator of unspeakable savage cruelties.  Episode five tells the gripping story of the 1973 siege of Wounded Knee.

V-2904 Frontline:  A Class Divided    (1/2" VHS Videocassette/60 mins./1997)

A Class Divided is an encore presentation of the classic documentary on third-grade teacher Jane Elliott's "blue eyes/brown eyes" exercise, originally conducted in the days following the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968. This video is designed to engage students in reflection and dialogue about the historical role of racism in the United States, as well as the role of prejudice and stereotyping in students' lives today.

V-2905 Housekeeping:  Quality Guestroom Cleaning   (DVD/27 mins./2008)

This narrated video program is designed to train housekeepers in the basic procedures and best techniques to clean guestrooms and bathrooms to meet or exceed those quality expectations.  Topics include: Pre-shift responsibilities, loading cart and supplies, cleaning strategies, room access and security, opening and straightening tasks, dusting and surface cleaning, making the bed, bathroom cleaning, glassware cleaning, re-stocking guest supplies and amenities, floor cleaning and vacuuming, and closing tasks.

V-2906 From Rock to Sand To Muck:  All the Dirt On Soils   (DVD/63 mins./1996)

This program examines the physical and chemical forces that break chunks of basalt, granite, and quartz into soil-sized grains. It describes the varying compositions of sand, silt, and clay and explains the roles of the billions of microorganisms and insects that live in soil. The program also surveys the major soil types in the U. S.

V-2907 Soil Biology   (DVD/Pt. 1 24 mins. Pt. 2 26 mins./1996) 

This program explores the many organisms that make up the soil environment, from easily visible earthworms to microscopic bacteria. It explains how soil biology relates to such physical properties of soil as horizons, porosity, and water holding capacity and discusses soil fertility, soil pests, and beneficial life forms found in soil. The program also examines human attitudes toward soil organisms and emphasizes that opinions and biases are not always based on scientific fact.

V-2908 Amazing Agricultural Machines:  Modern Machines  (DVD/21 mins./2005)

This program shows how advances in precision farming apply such modern technologies as laser-guided steering and GPS integration. It features footage of modern agricultural machines performing such tasks as tilling, planting, weeding, spraying, harvesting, and threshing.

V-2909 Amazing Agricultural Machines: Safety, Costs and the Operator  (DVD/20 mins./2005)

This program presents practical safety information for agricultural machine owners and operators and explores the links among machine safety, economic issues, and convenience. The program also discusses innovations that have increased machine safety.

V-2910 Late Blight and the Irish Potato Famine  (DVD/25 minute/1996)

Designed for college and advanced high school students, this 25-minute DVD examines the interactions of biological and social factors during the Irish Potato Famine, which started in 1845 as a result of a potato disease epidemic. Included is a brief instructor's guide that offers an overview of the video material, sample questions to stimulate class discussion, a glossary, illustrations of two key concepts, and a list of literature references.

V-2911 Dutch Elm Disease and the American Elm:  The Risks and Benefits of Monoculture (DVD/35 mins./2000)

This educational DVD is the perfect supplement to classes teaching the history and biology of Dutch elm disease, a major epidemic in the United States from the 1930s through the 1960s that is still killing thousands of American elms today. Through this case study students will:

-- learn to appreciate the aesthetic value of plants and the devastation of an epidemic.

-- understand monoculture and the effects this planting system has on spreading plant diseases.

-- be introduced to the role of an insect vector in the life cycle of a plant pathogenic fungus.

-- examine the roles people play in the spread and management of plant diseases.

V-2912 Communicating Between Cultures   (DVD/teacher’s guide/23 mins./2004)

Some "cultural givens" are so deeply imbedded as to be invisible to those who hold them. These assumptions lead to communication breakdowns that cause embarrassment, frustration, or even discrimination.

Communicating Between Cultures shows how to improve communication in a series of eye-opening cross-cultural situations. • Ms. Yee and Mrs. Franklin discover that "getting right to the point" is as much a cultural value as "saving face." • Ed and Tabore discover that even the simple act of saying "yew" or "no" has cultural implications. • Brianna is shocked that Illya would graduate from college and even consider living in the same house as his parents. • Alex can't understand why Frishta won't even give him a high five. Is she afraid of him? Is it something he said?

V-2913 The Art of Listening   (DVD/teacher’s guide/25 mins./2007)

Teach the seven laws of better listening!  A coffee shop provides the setting for two college students to watch and discuss their video class project on the most basic of skills, listening. We spend more time listening than any activity except breathing, yet we listen at only a fraction of our potential. Art of Listening teaches practical techniques to use immediately. It presents listening as a skill your students can learn, practice, and perfect.

This engaging program uses home and workplace situations to teach seven “Laws of Good Listening.” The program illustrates the surprising value of attentive silence, the need to find something of interest in the person speaking, and the importance of staying out of the speaker’s way. The techniques suggest how and when to take notes, the role of body language in listening, and the need to “listen between the words” for feelings.

V-2914 Food: A Multicultural Feast   (DVD/teacher’s guide/20 mins./1998)

One result of increased global trade and travel is that we all have multi-cultural stomachs. This video examines the multi-cultural origins of many foods and unearths a few surprises. Viewers learn chili isn't Mexican, spaghetti and meatballs is uniquely American, chop suey doesn't exist in China, and sauerkraut was a Chinese invention. They also learn that food serves as a common bond between peoples. If we can enjoy each other's foods, can't we at least live together in peace? Explore the multi-cultural origins of many foods we take for granted.

V-2915 Perception:  The Art of Seeing   (DVD/teacher’s guide/24 mins./1997)

How can two people see the same event and make completely opposite judgments about it? This video contends that we don't simply record what we see, we create it by the act of perception.  Discover how a frame can completely change the meaning of what it contains -- whether that frame be a marriage or a work of art. Learn how we tend to fill-in-the-blanks to create a complete picture when pieces are missing. A Tell Award winning video. Learn:  - Why our need to group objects together creates problems from prejudice to war.  How we make value judgments based on misperception. How putting a "frame" around a thing or event can completely change its meaning.  How our sensory system is also a censoring system.   Why we see what we believe instead of believing what we see.  How the "rule of proximity" influences decisions.

V-2916 World Religions: A Common Journey   (DVD/teacher’s guide/27 mins./2009)

What is religion? How does it reflect the culture in which it exists? And what functions does it serve? There are key questions asked by virtually every human culture. Those questions, and the way different religions go about revealing the answers, shine a light on what all people and cultures have in common. Explore the differences between religion and spirituality and see how they often work hand-in-hand. Discover how religious practices, religious specialists, rituals, and rite of passage serve to answer deeply felt questions.

V-2917 Marketing’s 4 Ps:  The Consumer Angle  (DVD/teacher’s guide/25 mins./2009)

Students learn the traditional four Ps of marketing strategy - product, place, price and promotion - and more importantly, how a consumer is at the core of them all...or should be.  With pertinent examples from popular, everyday brands, students gain an understanding of how pricing strategies really work, how marketers target different consumers with identical products, and where positioning and branding meet profit.

V-2918 History of the Winter Shows  (DVD/60 mins.)

In 1910, the Farm Crop Show was formed to help educate people on research and studies that were being done and an estimated 500 people showed up.  For a number of years it took place on the NW Agriculture campus in the Kiehle Building which is now part of the University of Minnesota, Crookston campus.  In 1914, the Winter Shows was moved downtown to what was called the Armory.  In 1956, the attendance had grown to 10,000 people.  Parking and space were a big problem.  In 1961, they began construction of the new Red River Valley Winter Shows building and it was dedicated in 1962. 

V-2919 Great Midwest Horse Show  (DVD/60 mins.)

The Great Midwest Horse Show began in 1964 and was sponsored by the Agassiz Riders.  Horse show managers in 1983 were Charles Malarky, Gene Miller, Sherman Tollefson, and Bob Janorschke.  The show included horse judging and various competitions such as barrel racing.  The DVD is narrated by Gene Miller.

V-2920 Northwest Experiment Station, Crookston, Pt. 1  (DVD/60 mins.)

This program is a review of the Northwest Experiment Station.  Gene Miller interviews Dr. George Marx about the research being done at the Experiment Station.  Gene Miller then interviews Dr. Bernie Youngquist, Superintendent of the Experiment Station and Dr. James Aon District Conservationist about the trees and plants that have been planted in the Woody Plant Materials Evaluation area.

V-2921 Northwest Experiment Station, Crookston, Pt. 2  (DVD/60 mins.)

This program is includes presentation by Dr. Dan Svedarsky, Natural History; Dr. Harvey Windels, Sheep Housing Project; Dr. George Marx, Dairy Cattle Project; and Gene Miller, Station Interviewer.  Dr. Svedarsky talks about the Red River Valley Natural History Area that was established in 1971 for an educational tool for many different groups.  Dr. Windels talks about the research on housing for sheep when lambing.  Dr. Marx discusses the dairy research taking place at the Northwest Experiment Station.

V-2922 Flying M Horses  (DVD/30 mins.)

This program is about the Flying M horses with Gene Miller and Mark Thiesen starring horses June Bug and Beauty's Rambler.  They will demonstrate saddling, working and riding horses in the ring.  This was the last video on Crookston Cable, a part of the U of M, Northwest Experiment Station series during the 1986 era.

V-2923 Welcome to Holland  (DVD/teacher’s guide/48 mins./2009)       

This program follows the journey of three families with special needs children. Through parents' insight and shared experiences, viewers gain an understanding of how families nurture and care for children with special needs. Discover the importance of structure and predictability in the home and how to incorporate other positive affect resiliency factors - all while ensuring a nurturing and loving environment for the family.

V-2924 Virtual Job Interview:  Practice and Preparation for Getting the Job You Deserve 

(DVD/30 mins./2005)

This DVD presentation will help you improve your interview readiness, know what to expect in an interview, learn to recognize effective and ineffective responses, and become aware of illegal questions and appropriate reactions.      This is a simulation of an interview conversation.  The user is asked a typical job interview question by an interviewer in a video clip and is given a choice of responses.  Once a selection is made, another video clip of the interviewer responds accordingly!

V-2925 Families of the USA    (DVD/30 mins./guide/quiz/2009)

Families of USA shows a family in North Dakota with his parents and 3 brothers.  They farm with their grandparents and several uncles and aunts and their families.  The other family is African American and they live in Wilmington, Delaware.  We visit her classes at school and her father at work as a director of a social service agency and watch her mother teach physical education to elementary school children.

V-2926 Wolves: A legend Returns to Yellowstone  (DVD/55 mins./1999)

After being hunted to the brink of extinction, this majestic misunderstood wolf is attempting the comeback of the century in America's beloved Yellowstone Park.  This hour-long National Geographic video invites you to run with the wild pack in Yellowstone National Park. You'll monitor the gray wolf's controversial reintroduction into the park and learn how this important predator helps maintain a balanced wildlife population.

V-2927 Living With Wolves   (2 DVD's/1 hr. 40 mins./2007)

For centuries, wolves have been characterized as bloodthirsty beasts, tormentors of ranchers and the bane of helpless livestock. Determined to overcome this misconception, filmmakers Jaime and Jim Dutcher – creators of the Emmy-winning Wolves at Our Door – spent six years in a tented camp in the wilderness of Idaho, living with a pack of wolves, listening to them and earning their trust.  Join the Dutchers as they share their extraordinary experiences living with the Sawtooth wolf pack. Exclusive footage reveals the innermost details of life in the pack – its unique social structure, how wolf cubs are raised within the group and how these powerful creatures interact with man.

V-2928 Nature Yellowstone   (DVD/104 mins./2008)

As the first wolves reintroduced into Yellowstone, the Druids are the most celebrated wolf pack in North America. New pioneers in the wilderness, they were at the heart of a massive scientific experiment to restore an entire ecosystem which began to break down without its wolves. Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Bob Landis spent over three years with these remarkable wolves in Yellowstone's beautiful Lamar Valley.  This dvd includes "In the Valley of the Wolves" and "Christmas in Yellowstone".

V-2929 Photosynthesis:  Seeing the Light  (DVD/10 mins./2004)

This program offers an introduction to the process of photosynthesis, through the historical discoveries of Joseph Priestley, Jan Ingenhousz, and Jean Senebier. The classic equation is developed step-by-step, with reference to the role played by each of the ingredients, from the raw materials to the finished product. (10 minutes)

V-2930 Photosynthesis:  Absorbing the Light  (DVD/10 mins./2004)

This is the 2nd program in a series of 6 DVD's on Photosynthesis.  With the aid of dynamic computer animation, this program explores the stages of photosynthesis at the cellular level. Two photosystems, P680 and P700, are introduced. (10 minutes)

V-2931 Photosynthesis:  The Light Reaction   (DVD/10 mins./2004)

This is the 3rd program in a series of 6 DVD's on Photosynthesis. The light reaction is explored in depth with computer animation. The program follows the path of the electrons through the P680 and P700 photosystems, and eventually out into the stroma, where they are used in the dark reaction. (10 minutes)

V-2932 Photosynthesis:  The Dark Reaction   (DVD/10 mins./2004)

This is the 4th program in a series of 6 DVD's on Photosynthesis. This program shows the step-by-step developments in the dark reaction, including the processes in the Calvin cycle and the production of glucose and starch. (10 minutes)

V-2933 Photosynthesis:  C 3 and C 4 Plants   (DVD/10 min./2004)

This is the 5th program in a series of 6 DVD's on Photosynthesis. This program explores the ability of plants to utilize atmospheric carbon dioxide. The concept of carbon 3 versus carbon 4 plants is extensively developed at the molecular level with computer animation. (10 minutes)

V-2934 Photosynthesis:  The Fluid Transport System   (DVD/10 mins./2004)

This is the 6th program in a series of 6 DVD's on Photosynthesis.  This program looks at the carbon cycle, and illustrates the role that plants play in ensuring the survival of all animal life. Using the California redwood as a model, the program examines the intricate dual system of fluid transport. (10 minutes)

V-2935 Mushrooms and Fungi   (DVD/28 mins./2004)

Mushrooms: an imprecise term that covers a range of shapes and sizes from truffles to toadstools, some perfumed delicately and others putrescent and attractive only to the vilest of insects, some growing wild and others cultivated, some beneficial and others harmful. This program describes the structure, habitat, strange sexual life and reproductive habits, and status in the world of plants, and examines the range of mushrooms and mushroom-like fungi, parasites, and symbionts. (28 minutes)

V-2936 Behavioral Interviewing   (DVD/22 mins./2005)

This program explores a relatively new method of job interviewing.  Interviews are based on previous experiences of the applicant, combined with scenarios and examples that predict future behavior.  Employers can avoid the potentially nebulous strengths and weaknesses questions in order to focus on actual behaviors exhibited and the way an individual adapts to particular situations.

V-2937 Modern Economic Issues, Pt. 1   (2 DVD’s/Disc 1 & 2/30 min. each 12 program/guide book/2007)

This DVD contains 12 programs and each is 30 minutes long.  Professor Robert Whaples teaches this course on business and economics.  Included in this Pt. 1 series is:  1. What Economists Know about Economic Policy; 2. Economy Up or Down? How to Tell; 3. Economists' View of the Future; 4. Productivity and Productivity Growth; 

5. Inflation—Why the Measure Matters; 6. Unemployment—A Global Perspective; 7. Economic Inequality; 8. The Fallacy of Trade Barriers; 9. Trade Imbalances and Saving; 10. Budget Deficits—Past, Present, and Future; 11. Taxes and the Income Tax Code; and 12. Rx for Social Security.

V-2938 Modern Economic Issues, Pt. 2   (2 DVD’s/ Disc 3 & 4/30 min. each 12 programs/guide book/2007)

This DVD contains 12 programs and each is 30 minutes long.  Professor Robert Whaples teaches this course on business and economics.  Included in this Pt. 2 series is: 13. Economic Answers for an Aging Population; 14. Financing World-class Health Care; 15. Supply, Demand, and the Future of Oil:  16. Pollution—Tax or Trade?; 17. Global Climate Change—Costs and Benefits; 18. Minimum Wage and the Poverty Rate; 19. It Pays to Be Married; 20. Pay Gaps by Sex and Race; 21. Economic Impact of Immigration; 22. Labor Unions in Contemporary Economics; 23. Productivity Trends in Schools; and 24. Higher Education—Supply and Demand.

V-2939 Modern Economic Issues, Pt. 3   (2 DVD’s/Disc 5 & 6/30 min. each 12 programs/guide book/2007)

This DVD contains 12 programs and each is 30 minutes long.  Professor Robert Whaples teaches this course on business and economics.  Included in this Pt. 3 series is:  25. Wal-Mart and Productivity Growth; 26. Corporate Governance in a Strong Economy; 27. Zero-Sum Game of Conspicuous Consumption; 28. Economic Upside of Postal Reforms; 29. Is Everything a Commodity?; 30. Economics of the Baseball Industry; 31. Examining Economic Response to Terrorism; 32. Helping Poor Countries; 33. Upsides and Downsides of Urban Sprawl; 34. Economic Costs and Benefits of Gambling; 35. Economists’ View of Overeating; and 36. American Economy in the 21st Century.

V-2940 Business Cycle, the   (DVD/30 mins./2000)

This DVD illustrates the business cycle and examines unemployment and inflation. It follows job seekers in a variety of circumstances and explores the causes of various types of unemployment. It also examines the potential causes and effects of inflation.

V-2941 Story of American Public Education:  As American as Public School:  1900-1950 (DVD/55 min./2004)

This is a series on American Public Education.  In 1900, 6% of America's children graduated from high school; b 1945, 51% graduated and 40% went on to college.  This program recalls how massive immigration, child labor laws, and the explosive growth of cities fueled school attendance and transformed public education.  Also explored are the impact of John Dewey's progressive ideas as well as the effects on students of controversial IQ tests, the "life adjustment" curriculum, and Cold War politics.  Interviews with immigrant students, scholars, and administrators provide a portrait of America's changing educational landscape in the first half of the 20th century.

V-2942 Wolves  (DVD/40 min./1999)

This DVD program takes you into the world of wolves with intimate and rarely seen footage of one of North America's greatest predators: Canis Lupus.  This program was filmed in Yellowstone