• Overview: Shawnee Life

    The Ohio Valley, or Old Northwest, was a good refuge from Iroquois attack for the Shawnee, until European settlers arrived. Tecumseh became a great leader during their resistance, unifying many peoples, until he tragically sided with the British and was k ...

  • Hugh Williamson, North Carolina

    Segment presents various facts about Williamson as one of the most ardent supporters of the Constitution.

  • Art Patrons

    Through the trials and triumphs of Brunelleschi, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Titian, a great cultural change from craftsman to rebellious artist took place in Renaissance Europe. This program dramatizes the continuing search for creative independ ...

  • Teacher At Home

    A second-grade teacher explains that she loves observing how her students change over the course of the year. Her students relate why they love her and how she helps them learn. References to one-room schools, the history of public education in America, a ...

  • Feeling Ugly

    What is the price of attaining the "perfect" appearance? Who sets contemporary standards of beauty? This Parents' Choice Award-winning program examines the growing trend of childhood obsession with body image. An estimated 60% of high school girls are dis ...

  • Spanish Language Review: How old are you?

    Viewers are given a brief visual review of the Spanish question and answer: How old are you? and I am _____ years old.

  • Autumn in the Forest

    It?s autumn. The days are getting shorter. Trees are changing color as waste products are stored in the leaves and as the chlorophyll disappears, exposing other pigments. Birds and animals are well fed from many fruits and nuts. Some birds are migrating a ...

  • Battle of Antietam

    Along with Washington and FDR, Lincoln warrants his own program in this series. While he delayed emancipating the slaves and suspended some legal rights during the Civil War, his overriding dedication to keeping the Union intact is considered one of the g ...

  • Bernie Gets On His Feet

    Gazelles and topi antelopes are both grass-eaters that must learn to escape from predators. The babies of both species play-fight to learn the agility and speed needed to evade their foes. Even though topis are much larger than gazelles, the smaller mamma ...

  • 1750 - The Flatboat and Conestoga Wagon

    American enterprise is seen in the Conestoga wagon and the flatboat.

  • Images of Benelux

    Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg were known as the Low Countries, because they were small, flat, surrounded by seas, and relatively weak until they formed the Benelux customs union in 1948. Yet they have contributed much to the historical, politic ...

  • The Dung Beetle Eating

    If not for the lowly dung beetle, nature might be a lot less clean. Dung beetles speed up the process of decomposition by using manure as food for their developing larvae. In this program, a dung beetle struggles through the grass to the dung heap, works ...

  • Drama: Brunelleschi's Dome

    Through the trials and triumphs of Brunelleschi, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Titian, a great cultural change from craftsman to rebellious artist took place in Renaissance Europe. This program dramatizes the continuing search for creative independ ...

  • Fear on the Homefront

    Racial prejudice against German Americans and anyone who sounded different, became common in the US during the war. Congress passed the Sedition Act and the Espionage Act, and the Supreme Court upheld them, citing a "clear and present danger" to free spee ...

  • Enviro-do and Show, Enviro-seed Planter

    Segment shows how to make a seed planter.

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The Agency for Instructional Technology has been a leader in educational technology since 1962. A nonprofit organization, AIT is one of the largest providers of instructional TV programs in North America. AIT is also a leading developer of other educational media. AIT’s products are based on sound instructional design. Classroom practitioners are closely involved in the development of every resource.


Ambrose Video Publishing is a producer of distinctive television programs that are academically relevant and specifically designed to serve the educational and informational needs of students, ages 12 to 20. These highly acclaimed programs also have wide appeal for general audiences interested in American History, Ancient World Cultures, Minority Achievements, Global Science and American Literature.

Biomedia Associates

BioMedia Associates is a group of biologists, teachers, educational designers and film-makers who collaborate to make learning programs for biology. Topics cover the biology curriculum with particular emphasis on cell biology, evolution, micro-organisms, the early history of life, and the major groups of living things.


ITS has been serving the educational media market since 1979. Exceptional educational programming of approximately 1000 titles, acquired or produced by ITS include series and single programs at the K-12, in- service and college credit levels. Programming ranges from individual supplemental programs to mini-series to complete courses as well as single concept segments designed for streaming.

New Dimension Media

New Dimension Media
Founded in 1978, New Dimension Media, a division of Questar, Inc., is the premier producer and distributor of original core curriculum media content created for K-12 classrooms. NDM programs have won over 100 of the industry's most prestigious honors, including the CINE Golden Eagle and the Golden Apple. NDM content is used in over 100,000 schools around the country.

About The Source for Learning

The Source for Learning is a not-for-profit company with a thirty-year history of providing educational content to teachers, students, and families. Today, SFL offers teachers, students, and parents the web's best collection of learning resources. Our web sites include TeachersFirst.com, PreschoolFirst.com, GrowUpLearning,com, and TeachersAndFamilies.com.

Compiled and reviewed by education professionals, SFL's resources cover countless subjects and support diverse learning styles. Together, they enhance education at every level. The content in the Source for Learning's web sites has become a "must have" asset in early learning settings, K-12 classrooms, and homes in the U.S. and more than 50 countries.