Mekong River/Ethnic Festivals
China has the world's fastest growing economy, yet is also has many ancient traditions. In Beijing, where the blending of ancient and modern originates, China still rules from this political center despite its decentralizing economic changes. Viewers also ...
When Miss Ferris gives the next assignment for Club Write, Cassie gets the perfect opportunity to mend things with her sister, Mia. The students of Club Write make a web to describe emotions. This leads to a discussion of synonyms and the realization that ...
Imported Goods in Rome
Population growth, the rise of slavery, barriers to further geographic expansion, and economic crises all began to slowly erode the foundation of the Roman Empire by the first century AD. Slave revolts and barbarian invasions into Roman territory marked t ...
Glaciers Past and Present
In the 19th century Louis Agassiz studying the Ice Age discovered glaciers, Sea ice e, mountain glaciers, permafrost and continental glaciation, were all changed over time and comprise a great force in nature.
A single droplet can contain a whole nature reserve of minute, weird and beautiful animals. Though a few are visible to the unaided eye, you need special techniques to see, and film, most of them.
Photo: Wild Grasses
Experience the world of plants as the essential foundation of life on earth. Their beauty is shown, as are their functions, such as providing food, clothing, and shelter. Stop-motion and time-lapse cinematography clearly and amazingly reveal how seeds are ...
Poor Location of Jamestown
John Rolfe explains that the actual site of Jamestown actually turned out to be a poor choice. Many settlers became sick and died, and many others died of starvation. The site was located in a swampy area.
Fez: Carpets & Leather
Morocco has long been a bridge across European, North African, and Arabic cultures. Some of these historic traditions can still be seen in old marketplaces, striking mosques, welcoming oases, urban water vendors, and desert camel herders. Viewers will exp ...
How Foreign Trade Policy Affects Citizens
Mei is concerned that her job on an assembly line will be in jeopardy when her company is considering outsourcing parts to China in an effort to increase its share of the electronic components business. Discussions about governmental trade sanctions give ...
This program documents the lives and works of scientists such as Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, Paracelsus, and others who struggled to create a new vision of the world, a vision which is still evolving. The activities of astrologers, artisans, and natural ...
Practice Spanish: Words for Shop, Market, Supermarket, First, Second, and Third
Perro Pepe reviews the words for shop, market, and supermarket.
Day and Night
Day and night are everyday experiences. A moving graphic shows how the Earth rotates as it circles the Sun, giving us day and night. Shadows are places where the Sun doesn?t shine. Light sources have changed through history from candles to laser displays, ...
What are some things that you worry about?
Several children describe their worries. Rebecca says that some fears are more realistic than others. Kezia describes how worrying can sometimes make you smart, like when it causes you to be prepared for trouble before it happens.
Buenos Aires: Port City
Argentina derives its name from the Spanish word for silver, which brought the early Europeans to this land, but it is a country of still-untapped wealth. The stark, spectacular beauty of the Patagonia and the Tierra del Fuego wildernesses is contrasted w ...
Hispanic Culture: Play a Latin American Game
The children play La vibora de la mar (Viper of the Sea), a popular game in Latin American countries similar to London Bridge.
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