• Map: Rotorua Volcanoes

    One of the most beautiful countries in the world, this two-island nation varies from Alpine landscapes in the South to breathtaking coasts in the North. The British heritage of the settlers is very much in evidence, as is the native Maori culture, intermi ...

  • 1619-1621 Blacks Arrive at Jamestown

    Anthony Johnson, who had arrived at Jamestown, one of the English Colonies in Virginia, became a free Black.

  • Song, Plant A Tree

    Song features names of various trees and why we should plant trees.

  • Better Pots

    After exploring the properties of clay, the program shows a potter working with it, then how multiple pieces can be manufactured with molds. Following that, the many uses of clay are examined, and then we see children making their own clay creations.

  • Back to Work

    Contrasting Roosevelt?s handicap and his famous speeches against the fear that came with the crises of the Great Depression and World War II, this program shows how this great president's character, and that of his wife, Eleanor, affected his era, and how ...

  • Map: Barbarian Migrations

    As Rome began its decline, several attempts were made to preserve it. War, persecution, and dividing the empire were all tried, to no avail. The aging empire had grown too large, and in AD 476, the last Roman emperor stepped down.

  • Lacrosse - Past

    When autumn work was done, the Ojibwe of the past played games like lacrosse, the oldest North American sport, invented by the Ojibwe.

  • Roman Life Reborn

    Relive Mount Vesuvius' volcanic eruption, its devastation on the people and town of Pompeii, and its later excavation. Computer-animated reconstructions make it possible to walk streets lined with re-created shops, pubs, and baths and to experience how pe ...

  • Lesson: Packing

    The bond between grandparents and grandchildren is often strong and cherished. Parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing naturally want to encourage that bond in their own family. This videotape offers many practical suggestions for building s ...

  • Welding Water Pipes

    A sculptor working in ice demonstrates three states of matter: gas, liquid and solid. A class of children also learns by measuring the exact temperature of that change. We also see this change in a steel mill, in plumbing solder, and in a dropped popsicle ...

  • Second Punic War

    This program chronicles the expansion brought about by the awesome military power of the ancient Romans between the fifth century BC and the second century AD. Viewers witness the expansion of Rome as it extended from central Italy to beyond the entire Me ...

  • Famous Teachers

    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 ...

  • A Day in the Life of a Doctor Part 3

    Segment concludes the visit with Dr. Comrie as she sees patients in her office.

  • 2001 - Nine/Eleven

    The 9/11 attack by Osama bin Laden's Islamic extremist terrorists group, al Qaeda, against the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, led to American President George W. Bush calling for and getting tougher tough security standards, including the TSA, the T

  • Pop-Up Books

    Viewers see how manufacturers and engineers use origami and kirigami patterns, illustrating how math is used in creative, artistic, and practical ways. Concepts such as polygons, symmetry, and tessellation are identified and demonstrated visually.

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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.