• Jewish Quarter

    A colorful overview of the diversity of Spain's history emerges by visiting its most important regions and cities. Starting with Madrid, as the geographical and cultural center, viewers will experience Avila and other cities in the north, revealing Spain' ...

  • 1688 - 1796 Newton to Nebular Theory of the Solar System

    Newton wrote the Principia, introduced the laws of motion, including the first law of motion and the second law of motion, which included the concepts of the law of inertia, velocity and force, and used calculus co-invented by Wilhelm Leibnitz to lay the

  • Putting a Face on Evil

    Photojournalists, rescue workers, and eyewitnesses share their personal experiences of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. They recall their deep shock and the numbing sense that there was more to come. Enormous clouds of d ...

  • Sir Francis Drake

    Izzy takes a few minutes to tape-record an entry for her diary. She talks about the Timucua and how they worked with the Spanish. Duncan talks about how the battle ended with the burning of the settlement by Sir Francis Drake's men.

  • 1855 - Francisco Ramirez Founds the First Spanish Language Newspaper in Los Angeles

    Francisco Ramirez started the first Spanish Language Newspaper, El Clamor Publico, in Los Angeles.

  • Valley Forge

    This program introduces viewers to the background and major events of this crucial period in American history. It emphasizes the importance of George Washington's leadership in ensuring the Colonial Army?s victory in the Revolutionary War after the hardsh ...

  • Gift of the 12th Fairy

    When the king and the queen had a little baby girl, they didn?t invite one of the fairies to the christening party. Maybe the invitation got lost in the mail? The fairy was furious. She cursed the princess, saying she would prick herself on a needle and d ...

  • Battle of Antietam

    Beginning with Shiloh and ending with Antietam, this program shows that 1862 was the worst year of the war. Massive numbers of men were killed and wounded, and Lee seemed to be on the verge of victory, when Lincoln changed the war with the Emancipation Pr ...

  • Rap: Weaving

    Basket makers, boat builders, and jewelry crafters all weave in their work, demonstrating how mathematical patterns are found in unlikely places. Weaving codes and the designs they produce are visually illustrated.

  • Roman Slave Trade

    Population growth, the rise of slavery, barriers to further geographic expansion, and economic crises all began to slowly erode the foundation of the Roman Empire by the first century AD. Slave revolts and barbarian invasions into Roman territory marked t ...

  • Practice Spanish: Words for Sports

    Perro Pepe reviews the Spanish words for various sports.

  • Circus Maximus

    See magnificent Rome as it was 2,000 years ago. Experience the Colosseum as it appeared to the Roman Empire. Computer-animated reconstructions make it possible to witness first-hand the people of the ancient civilization spreading their culture from Engla ...

  • Deere Reason

    An engineering firm talks about how they use logical reasoning to help companies find out what is wrong with their products.

  • Jacob van Ruisdael

    This landscape artist's work is introduced with Vincent Price's favorite painting, a somber and moody graveyard, its atmosphere threatening and dark. Some of his other landscapes are also featured.

  • Summer at the Riverbank

    Every environment is affected by seasonal change. Urban gardens undergo seasonal changes which follow a cycle of increasing and decreasing temperature, lengthening and shortening days, and natural activity and apparent dormancy. Rural rivers and their ani ...

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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.