• The Star Spangled Banner

    After a child sings "The Star-Spangled Banner" at a baseball game, a boy named Kyle discusses the importance of national anthems. The stories behind "My Country ?Tis of Thee," "America the Beautiful," "God Bless America," and "This Land is Your Land" will ...

  • Review English Painting and Name the Artist

    A poetic review of one painting from each of the featured artists is followed by a short quiz of the English School of Art.

  • Letter to the Duke of Milan

    One of the great figures in human history, Leonardo da Vinci is among that very small group of people whose genius has universal relevance. Leonardo changed the way all who succeeded him viewed the world. This program illuminates all facets of his abiding ...

  • Map: New Route, Yellowstone R.

    The miserable winter at Ft. Clatsop makes the explorers happy to return over the Rockies. Yet their most dangerous encounter with the Blackfoot tribe costs two Indians their lives and proves a close call for other members of the group. Finally arriving ba ...

  • Missouri Compromise

    These two Virginians, the last presidential veterans of the Revolution, had worked with Jefferson and both dealt with foreign threats with the War of 1812 and the Monroe Doctrine. Domestic, economic, and slavery questions loomed as the country continued t ...

  • Sea Anemones

    The seashore is one of the richest habitats on earth. The rock pools left behind when the tide ebbs contain an astounding variety of life. The creatures of this unstable coastal fringe are ideally adapted to it. This documentary covers familiar animals su ...

  • Bending Light

    We can bend light in many different ways. One way is to use a mirror to bend light and see things from different angles.

  • Migration

    Izzy and her father look at huge ships in the port of Seattle. Izzy's father says that Seattle's great industries provide many jobs. Izzy recalls what she has learned about migration.

  • Kool-Aid

    Two children are mixing Kool-Aid in different size glasses. They use the same amount of Kool-Aid - but will the two glasses taste the same?

  • Adult Water Beetle

    Most insects begin life as eggs that hatch into larvae. In this program, two examples of aquatic larvae are shown: the stonefly and the spotted water beetle. These larvae are fierce hunters while in their nymph stage. Both types transform into adults that ...

  • Death of Martin Luther

    Martin Luther was a priest and a university lecturer. The Church refused debate and ordered him to recant. He set out to reform the Church that he loved. He ended up founding a new one and starting a movement which changed the course of world history.

  • Deaf Dancer

    When parents first learn that their child has a hearing loss, they often have a lot of questions about audiological information. This program answers some of parents' most frequently asked questions.

  • Influence of Rome

    This program explores the birth of the Roman Empire, from Romulus and Remus to the Romans? rebellion against their Etruscan rulers, when they created a new republic based on democratic principles. Viewers will see how the American Founding Fathers used Ro ...

  • Class Scaphopoda

    Phylum Mollusca is the second most diverse phylum of animals, with over 100,000 know species. First examined are the basic characteristics of the phylum Ð a soft body, muscular foot, mantle cavity with gill, and hard calcified shell. The four most fam ...

  • The Buffalo in Cheyenne Life

    With the Sioux, the Cheyenne dominated the western plains, hunted buffalo, and stayed free longer than other tribes. Their name means the beautiful people and they were known for their strong religious beliefs and for their strong warrior class, the Dog S ...

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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.