• Animation: Earth's Interior

    Find out why the solid-seeming earth is actually a changing body, constantly destroying and rebuilding itself. Tectonic plates? movements are clearly demonstrated as the source of these alterations through exciting live-action and computer graphic images. ...

  • Lautrec's Milieu

    Born an aristocrat, Toulouse-Lautrec celebrated the social swirl of the cabaret, theaters, and race tracks of Paris. Disabled in childhood, he was fascinated with the world of physical action, and his works of art evoke the splendor and miseries of the un ...

  • The Ku Klux Klan

    The Civil War ended slavery and brought new hope to African Americans. The post-war Reconstruction period spawned new constitutional rights and major social change. Major contributions of African Americans and their leaders are covered up to the present, ...

  • Photo: Grain of Pollen

    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 ...

  • Looking at Maps

    Trevor has designed an all-day treasure hunt for the Thrill Seekers. To find the treasure, the Thrill Seekers must use their map-reading skills. Lindsay's and Katie's map takes them to the fountain in the park. Lining up their compass with the compass ...

  • Map: National Treasures

    Zimbabwe is a fascinating but troubled country. At Great Zimbabwe, viewers will witness the architectural remains of its namesake indigenous civilization and some of the modern reenactments of its historical culture. In the capital, Harare, a thriving cit ...

  • Maribou Storks: Hunting Skills

    How much of our behavior is shaped by our genes, and how much is acquired through culture and learning? This program examines the question in relation to the animal kingdom.

  • Underground Railroad Signals

    The Underground Railroad was neither literally underground nor a railroad, but a network of people who helped slaves escape from the South to the North. Thousands of slaves made their dangerous journey to freedom with their help. Harriet Tubman was one of ...

  • Nation Building, Defeat

    Three "doughface" presidents, Northerners with Southern sympathies, preceded the Civil War. They compromised with Southerners, as with the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which satisfied no one. Abolitionist Senator Sumner was nearly killed in the Capitol, the Dred ...

  • Dealing with Pressure

    What are some ways to stop feeling pressured? The children demonstrate, through a series of skits, various strategies to use when a clear "no" message does not end the pressure.

  • Smoking and Fast Food

    Segment points out the relationship of smoking and belly fat (The worst kind) and then describes how fast food is prepared and its negative aspects. Author of CHEW ON THIS is interviewed.

  • Microscopy: Terrapod

    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.

  • Cyclops Mission: Pond Bottom Decomposer Bacteria

    Settling their craft into the bottom, the micro-explorers discover that the bottom ooze is populated by bacteria, the microbes that break down and recycle organic materialsÐan unforgettable visual introduction to the concept of organic decomposition.

  • Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

    What is the price of attaining the "perfect" appearance? Who sets contemporary standards of beauty? This Parents' Choice Award-winning program examines the growing trend of childhood obsession with body image. An estimated 60% of high school girls are dis ...

  • Marmots

    Students will examine the habitat and diet of this member of the rodent family. They will observe its seasonal habits, from raising a family in the summer to hibernating in the winter.

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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.