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41.

Kids Raising Kids [electronic resource]: Teenage Parenthood

Young mothers need to be aware of the benefits and problems associated with the options of marriage or single parenting. This program stresses the importance of developing a positive and responsible attitude in order to make the best of the situation. The video provides information on finding a doctor, prenatal care, and the benefits of a practical diet, exercise, and childbirth classes, as well as advice on adjusting to the baby, assuming responsibility, continuing education, finding help, and managing finances.
Online
2006; 1992
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Cells [electronic resource]: Introduction

In this virtual journey through the cell, viewers become familiar with cells and their properties. The program describes and shows examples of cells of many shapes and sizes, and explores the structure and functions of different types of cells. Eukaryotes and prokaryotes are defined, and plant and animal cells are compared. Emphasizing cells as the basic building blocks of all organisms, another segment describes the organization of cells and the formation of tissues, organs, and systems. The program concludes with an overview of the organelles and their functions.
Online
2006; 1997
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Cell Functions [electronic resource]: Closer Look

This program examines three main activities of the cell: energy storage and release, protein synthesis, and cell reproduction. Students take a closer look at important organelles such as mitochondria and chloroplasts, and the roles they play in cell metabolism. Also examined are proteins, amino acids, ribosomes, DNA, RNA, genes, chromosomes, transcription, and translation. Mitosis is clearly defined and illustrated.
Online
2006; 1997
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Is It Sexual Harassment? [electronic resource]

Scenarios Video and Workbook. This is the perfect complement to Sexual Harassment: Crossing the Line. The workbook reinforces materials covered and provides exercises which help users relate the information to themselves. It includes thought-provoking scenarios and asks viewers to decide if each scene depicts a sexual harassment situation. Can be used as a stand-alone unit for educating groups or individuals about what actions constitute sexual harassment, how it affects people, and specific steps that can be taken to stop a harasser. A great discussion starter and an effective means for creating awareness of inappropriate behavior.
Online
2008; 1994
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Confronting Date Rape [electronic resource]: Girls' Room

Date rape is a crime of anger, power, and control, not sex. This program follows four girls who meet every morning to discuss their lives, their loves, and their feelings. When one of them is raped by a friend, the consequences are devastating. Did she lead him on? Was it okay, since they had been dating for a while? She said "no," but was that enough? The final portion of the program includes interviews with rape crisis counselors and psychologists, who examine the causes of date rape and the long- and short-term psychological consequences.
Online
2005; 1998
46.

Life After Prison [electronic resource]: Success on the Outside

This information-packed program illustrates the specific steps needed to transition from incarceration to a rewarding life, and examines the many pitfalls that must be avoided along the way. Parolees discuss their successes and failures, while parole officers provide insights into why not all ex-offenders succeed. Also examined are where to look for employment and how to make the most of the work experience and skills learned in prison.
Online
2006; 1998
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Everyday Goals [electronic resource]

Living life without a goal is like taking a trip without selecting a destination. This program explains the difference between goals and dreams; distinguishes between short- and long-term goals as well as personal, physical, financial, academic, and career goals; and offers strategies for achieving them. The importance of putting goals in writing, setting a timetable, staying focused, and being flexible is stressed.
Online
2005; 2000
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Everyday Self-Esteem [electronic resource]

This program thoroughly describes the concept of self-esteem: what it is, where it comes from, and how to build it, maintain it, and protect it. The power of positive thinking, the importance of a supportive home environment, and the harmful effects of advertising are considered, along with the negative impact of a poor attitude, destructive comments, and unrealistic thoughts of one's own worth.
Online
2005; 2000
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Everyday Values [electronic resource]

People talk a lot about values, but what exactly are they, and how do they work? This program answers both of those questions in detail, discussing how values are formed by upbringing, culture, socialization, and exposure to the media as well as how they function as standards for behavior. The dynamic interplay between individual and group values and the price of adhering to one's values are also explored.
Online
2005; 2000
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Everyday Decision-Making [electronic resource]

This program simplifies the complexities of decision-making by sorting out the various types of decisions: practical and principled, long-term and short-term, conscious and unconscious, and reversible and irreversible. The steps involved in making good decisions are also considered, as well as the importance of learning from mistakes. The bottom line? To err is human, but thoughtful decision-making will greatly reduce the number of mistakes.
Online
2005; 2000
51.

It's the Law [electronic resource]

The laws of the criminal justice system are primarily framed by the Constitution, which sets the standards of due process. In this program, lawyers, prosecutors, and judges explain the differences between misdemeanors and felonies, the various degrees of crimes, and the elements of a crime. Investigation procedures in the gathering of evidence and statements are discussed. Legal experts and police officers clearly illustrate such concepts as 5th Amendment rights, Miranda warnings, the "stop and frisk" rule, search warrants, and the "knock and announce" rule. Probable cause and arrest procedures are also demonstrated.
Online
2005; 2001
52.

Order in the Court [electronic resource]

In this program, various legal experts explain pretrial and trial procedures, pointing out along the way differences in juvenile proceedings. Judges and lawyers navigate the pretrial process, beginning with the establishment of probable cause and formal charging by grand jury. Indictment, pretrial release, bail, and arraignment are also discussed. Such concepts as an alibi, burden of proof, and reasonable doubt are clearly explained. Finally, a panel of experts comments on a sentencing hearing and punishment, along with the defendant's constitutional right to appeal.
Online
2005; 2001
53.

Estimating Building Materials for Home Construction [electronic resource]

The construction trades provide a variety of opportunities to put specialized skills to work. Some of those situations require estimating the amount of building materials needed to complete the job. This program presents rule-of-thumb techniques of estimating material needs for a deck system, exterior walls, interior walls, roofing, electrical systems, and plumbing systems. Basing the project on plans for a three-bedroom house, the video uses sophisticated computer animation to help clearly visualize the estimating process. The program shows how to calculate square and linear footage; estimate amounts of sheathing, drywall, and siding; determine numbers of joists, studs, and beams; and assess wiring and plumbing needs. Easy-to-use formulas presented in a concise format make this vide [...]
Online
2005; 2002
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Drugs [electronic resource]

I guess the lowest I ever felt was when I got out of jail and none of my friends were there for me. That's when I opened my eyes, says Logan. In this program, she and her peers Howard and Zeb openly talk about what it was like to become addicted to drugs..and what it took to get straight and stay clean. In addition, Ben Jones, of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, and experienced addiction counselors provide insights into why kids turn to drugs in the first place, how drugs take control of their lives, and the short- and long-term health risks associated with drugs. Onscreen lists that give the lowdown on more than a dozen popular substances are also included, explaining what kids call them, ways that they are taken, how they affect the body, and how they alter b [...]
Online
2005; 2001
55.

Alcohol [electronic resource]

People who begin drinking before age 15 are four times more likely to develop alcoholism than those who begin at age 21. This program focuses on three teenagers-Trisha, ChiQuita, and Matt-as they candidly reflect on their first tastes of alcohol, how they got hooked on getting drunk, and how they finally summoned the strength to stop drinking, once and for all. Interviews with experienced addiction counselors stress easy availability and societal acceptance of drinking as the main reasons alcohol abuse is so popular with middle school and high school students, while onscreen lists spell out the hard facts of alcohol abuse. The need to deal with feelings, not run from them, is emphasized as well. "I'm in recovery now and things are going real good for me, actually," says Matt. "When I [...]
Online
2006; 2001
56.

Newton's Laws of Motion [electronic resource]

Isaac Newton's three Laws of Motion are clearly described, using animation and video to illustrate each law at work. This video introduction to Newton's Laws combines creative animation with concise narration and a touch of humor. The program is designed to help viewers develop a basic understanding of each law and how it works in the real world. A number of key physical science terms are introduced and defined: motion, inertia, friction, force, mass, acceleration, and resistance. There's also a brief introduction to Isaac Newton and his contributions to our understanding of motion.
Online
2005; 2001
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Inclined Plane, Wedge, and Screw [electronic resource]

Ever since there has been work to do, people have looked for easier ways to complete their tasks. These imaginative videos offer fresh perspectives on how machines are used to make work easier. Animation, graphics, video, and narration are combined to vividly explain the basic physical concepts associated with work, energy, and the six simple machines. Special appearances by a hard-working caveman help put the development of machines into historical
Online
2005; 2000
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Energy and Work [electronic resource]

Ever since there has been work to do, people have looked for easier ways to complete their tasks. These imaginative videos offer fresh perspectives on how machines are used to make work easier. Animation, graphics, video, and narration are combined to vividly explain the basic physical concepts associated with work, energy, and the six simple machines. Special appearances by a hard-working caveman help put the development of machines into historical
Online
2005; 2000
59.

Negative Behavior, Positive Discipline [electronic resource]

Parents often discipline their children the only way they know how-the way they were raised. Although many of the methods result in positive behavior, others produce less desirable outcomes. This program shows parents and educators how to positively discipline children in a manner that makes the child more self-confident instead of less self-reliant-it puts the responsibility of positive behavior on the child as well as the parent. Interviews with child psychologists, parents, teachers, and children are interspersed with short vignettes that show how to implement the various steps and principles covered in the video. Specific topics include: What is positive discipline?; Positive discipline vs. the way our parents did it; Behavior goals; Natural and logical sequences; Encouragement v [...]
Online
2006; 1995
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Paper Plates to Silver Spoons [electronic resource]: The Complete Guide to Table Manners

This entertaining video takes both a serious and a humorous look at the importance of learning table manners. Viewers see the benefits of learning proper techniques so that they become natural rather than using correct manners only on special occasions. Starting with a discussion of different kinds of meal settings, utensils, and the order in which they are used, viewers are taken through the steps of a meal. This entertaining production illustrates the importance of a good posture, how to hold and use utensils, and how to be prepared for conversation. The program shows the correct way to eat most common foods (salads, soups, breads, steaks, desserts, etc.) Viewers learn what to do when faced with tricky situations-a drink is spilled or a utensil dropped, food is offered which they d [...]
Online
2006; 1994