• Ancient Hedgerow

    A group of children are camping, unaware that the hedge alongside them is teaming up with life. Hedges contain many interlinked food chains, from green plants to insects, birds to small mammals.

  • Delftware

    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 ...

  • What Is Weather?

    Weather is air that moves as wind. The sun makes winds by heating the ground, which heats the air. As currents of warm air rise through the sky, cold currents take their place. When warm and cold currents meet, they may cause storms. Weather usually m ...

  • A Few Weeks Old

    Kangaroos and Tasmanian devils are both marsupials and the babies live in the mothers' pouches a long time. The devil is a voracious omnivore, eating everything in sight, while baby kangaroos nurse mother's milk and learn hopping skills slowly and awkward ...

  • The Drinking Fountain

    A teacher tells his class that their classroom will be used next year by kindergarten students - but the drinking fountain is too tall for them. He asks his class to design steps that will allow kindergarten children to use the drinking fountain.

  • Bridging Social Capital

    Will the surge of volunteerism that occurred after September 11, 2001 be followed by the usual decline in civic-mindedness? This program examines the political and social causes of citizen disengagement in the decades since the 60's, but also the reinvent ...

  • Loneliness Song

    I've got a bad case of the "loneliness blues."

  • Inca City: Machu Picchu

    This program features two of the New Seven Wonders of the World. The Incas, who built Machu Picchu high in the Andes Mountains, were amazing engineers. Miles of stone roads, used for trade and communication, connected their huge empire along the west coas ...

  • Education & Work

    The relationships of children and parents and of husbands and wives in colonial America are depicted in this engaging program, which clearly shows the role each person played. The close bonds between family members made colonists' hard lives endurable.

  • 1961 - Joseph Heller Writes Catch-22

    Joseph Heller wrote "Catch 22", while fellow American Novelist, Philip Roth, wrote "Portnoy's Complaint."

  • Symbols for Access

    When children who are deaf or hard of hearing feel isolated at home, the results are often predictable: loneliness, resentment, delayed language, a poor self-concept. Yet, with proper intervention, feelings of isolation need not occur. This program take ...

  • Practice Spanish: Words for Colors in Nature

    Perro Pepe reviews the Spanish words for several colors found in his painting of a zebra and fruit trees.

  • Diagram: Parts of the Fire Bug

    This program reveals some interesting facts about these common insects. Many kinds of ladybird beetles (ladybugs) and fire bugs are shown for the ways they differ in size, shape, and color. Leaf-hoppers live as larvae in "coo-coo spit," which is often fou ...

  • How Neon Lights Are Made

    Segment traces the evolution of the neon light from its invention in 1910 and illustrates how they are made and their composition.

  • Social Behavior in Sheep

    Group behavior goes back to the time when sheep were wild, making it easier for a sheep dog to herd them since they tend to stay together. Sheep provide humans with wool, which we see being made into cloth, as well as meat and cheese.

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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.