• Internet Gossip

    With technology comes great freedom, but also great responsibility. Within seconds of logging on to a computer, children may be exposed to graphic language, hurtful gossip, pornography, and predators. "Smart parents understand that if you live near water, ...

  • Cotswolds & Shakespeare

    The modern and historic features of its world-class city, London, set the tone for an introduction to the small but important island nation of England. The southwest coastal fishing villages of Cornwall and Devon are contrasted with many regions to the no ...

  • A Good Job

    Shirley and Bobby use their new-found understanding of "area = length times width" to measure an even bigger lawn before Buddy Biggs is able to, and are given the job to mow the lawn.

  • 1966 - Truman Capote Writes In Cold Blood

    Truman Capote, who wrote "In Cold Blood", "Other Voices, Other Rooms", and "Breakfast at Tiffany's", was an American novelist.

  • Fairy Godmother

    Cinderella's father is always away on business trips. Her stepmother and stepsisters treat her badly?they don?t even let her watch TV. After the postman delivers an invitation to an elegant ball at the royal palace, Cinderella?s life is changed forever.

  • Letter: Franklin to Son

    Ben Franklin's ideas and actions seem to be the essence of the American character. Using many of the sites and artifacts associated with him in his adopted city of Philadelphia, this summary of his seemingly infinite pursuits will help young viewers under ...

  • Drawing Faces

    This lesson helps students understand how to successfully draw a human face. Brent begins by showing students how to draw a basic egg shape and then sketch in guidelines that divide the shape into sections for the placement of facial features. He provides ...

  • Eubranchiopods

    Phylum Arthropoda is the most luxuriant branch on the tree of life. This program covers phylum characteristic and three major arthropod classes: Crustaceans (copepods, waterfleas, branchiopods, decapods, and barnacles), Chelicerates (scorpions, pseudos ...

  • Energy from Coal

    The source of all Earth?s energy is the Sun. Kids transfer energy to moving toys when they play with them. Many toys store energy in springs, elastic bands, and batteries. Energy is transferred into movement and also into heat, light, and sound. Children ...

  • Early Beliefs about Heredity

    This clip explains that when people started breeding animals, they learned more about heredity. Farmers and shepherds started making observations and learned how to cross-breed animals with the most desirable traits. Many years later Linnaeus classified ...

  • Rat

    This segment uses the Norway Rat to explain how animals use whiskers for navigation, examines the structure of its teeth, and demonstrates the use of lab rats inn research.

  • The Caste System

    India is one of the most diverse nations on earth, in terms of language, ethnic backgrounds, religions, and landscapes. It seems to represent so much of what Asia means to the rest of the world. It birthed Hinduism and Buddhism and there are remnants of I ...

  • Affair with Nancy M'Lehose

    Robert Burns' verses are known in almost every language on earth. His love poems rank as some of the finest ever written and his egalitarian ideals were in advance of his time. His personal life is a story of failure and successive disasters, but out of ...

  • 1863 - Lincoln delivers his Gettysburg Address

    During the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln gave his immortal Gettysburg Address.

  • Cyclops Mission: Planaria (flatworms) and Hydra

    While engrossed in observing the food capturing and feeding methods used by Planaria, a flatworm, the tentacles of Hydra trap the Cyclops crew where they receive a hands-on lesson in the process of digestion.

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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.