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Birth Order and Its Effects

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Family birth order tends to shape personalities throughout the developing years and into adulthood. This program looks at the only child, first born, middle, and youngest child and gives insight into their behaviors and attitudes.
VHS
1997
Ivy (By Request)
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Healthy Habits = Healthy Children [electronic resource]

Keeping toddlers and young children in tip-top health requires nutritious foods, adequate sleep, and exercise. This video reviews the nutritional requirements for children, appropriate serving sizes, and the importance of variety, balance, and moderation in their diet. Along with healthy eating habits, we look at exercise and wellness patterns to teach to young children who can benefit from them as they grow into adulthood. Everyone who interacts with children will want to help them combat the twofold menace of inactivity and obesity.
Online
2005; 2001
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Behind the Scenes [electronic resource]: Hospitality/Hotels

What happens behind the scenes at a major hotel, from the moment you enter the lobby until checkout time? This video takes an up-close look at the variety of people it takes to make a person's stay away from home comfortable and pleasant in every way. Beginning with the doorman and bellhop, moving on to the check-in desk, peeking into the storage closets where all the linens are stored, and even getting inside the business offices, we will see that there are lots of job possibilities in the fast-growing hospitality business.
Online
2006; 2001
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A+ in the Workplace [electronic resource]: Developing Positive Behavior

A positive attitude is essential on the job. When Florence receives a negative performance review, she is forced to confront her weaknesses. Using humorous vignettes in the present and in her childhood, Flo demonstrates why she's in trouble. With a little help from an unseen narrator, Flo recognizes that attitude, responsibility, and communication are the key to her success on the job and takes steps to improve. Along the way, she learns that "doing the job is just not enough anymore..the employee with a positive attitude is going to get ahead"-a valuable lesson for all students!
Online
2007; 1995
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Options After High School Graduation [electronic resource]

A fast-paced overview of ALL types of education and training available after high school, from apprenticeship programs to four-year university. Join students in different situations to discover that there is a place for everyone to prepare for a career that meets individual needs and preferences.
Online
2005; 1997
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Overview to CAD [electronic resource]

Overview to CAD is a sixteen-minute video which is part of the series, Drafting.Whether your students are just beginning to learn basic drawing skills or are already involved in CAD programs, this video series will ignite an interest in the "drafting world-of-work. The set of 3 videos covers: technical/mechanical drawing, including the tools and equipment needed; computer-aided design and drafting concepts; and drafting specialties, such as architectural drafting. Viewers are encouraged to explore various drafting occupations-requiring different levels of education and experience. What a great way to introduce your students to a wide world of opportunities for a useful career!
Online
2005; 1999
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10 Basics of Business Etiquette [electronic resource]

Discusses the serious issues of professional etiquette in a comical fashion that will both entertain and instruct students and employees in the vital areas of etiquette and protocol. Prepares students for many different situations where a knowledge of professional etiquette will be essential. Includes inter-office etiquette, meeting protocol, introductions, dining etiquette, travel, and handling potentially awkward situations with grace.
Online
2005; 1993
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A First Look at Careers [electronic resource]

o Airline Pilot * Architect * Bank Teller * Brick Layer & Stone Mason * Compositor & Typesetter * Correction Officer * Dental Hygienist * Drywall Applicator & Finisher * EKG Technician * Electrician * Firefighter * Forester & Conservationist * Geologist * Guard * Health Services Administrator * Hotel Clerk * Industrial Engineer * Insurance Agent & Broker * Jeweler * Kindergarten & Elementary Teacher * Librarian * Mechanic, Automotive * Meteorologist * Nuclear Engineer * Nurses' Aide & Orderly * Occupational Therapist * Optician * Photographer * Printing Press Operator * Reporter & Correspondent * Roofer * Speech Pathologist & Hearing Specialist * Store Manager * Tile Setter * Tool Programmer * Travel Agent * Underwriter * Upholsterer * Veterinarian * Water & Waste Water Treatment Pla [...]
Online
2006; 1998
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A Second Look at Careers [electronic resource]

Building on the extremely popular First Look at Careers, this 2-part video set takes an alphabetic Second Look at Careers. We've taken 40 occupations from the Children's Dictionary of Occupations, and brought them to life using real people at work. Students learn about the tools of the trade and the tasks performed on the job. They hear from workers who will tell them how to prepare for each job, including the education and training needed. Best of all, this fast-paced video set encourages your students to begin thinking about the future world of work and is an excellent introduction to career days, job fairs, or classroom units on careers. Use alone or in conjunction with the Children's Dictionary of Occupations. If you've used A First Look at Careers, you'll love A Second Look at C [...]
Online
2006; 2000
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Adolescence [electronic resource]

Includes a discussion of physical and emotional changes adolescents go through and how they cope with family and peers, as well as the major life decisions they must make as they face the uncertain future ahead of them.
Online
2005; 1990
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Advances in Industrial Robotics [electronic resource]

Robotics has become a formidable force in the workplace. Some of your students may already use robots on the job or work with someone who does. This video takes a look at the changes that have occurred since robotics was first introduced. Students are given a refresher of the basics: terminology, concepts, system components, classification of robots. But then, new applications and work tasks are overviewed. They see how far robotics has advanced industry-wide. Students also discover where robots are commonly used and some anticipated future applications in business and industry. Offer your students critical information on robotics as it plays a more important role in commercial and industrial settings around the world.
Online
2005; 1998
12.

An Overview of CAM [electronic resource]

This video defines CAM, shows how a CAM system is integrated with a CAD system, and discusses background necessary for employment with CAM and the future of CAM in industry.
Online
2006; 1992
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An Overview of Drafting [electronic resource]

Overview to Drafting is a thirteen-minute video which is part of the series, Drafting.Whether your students are just beginning to learn basic drawing skills or are already involved in CAD programs, this video series will ignite an interest in the "drafting world-of-work. The set of 3 videos covers: technical/ mechanical drawing, including the tools and equipment needed; computer-aided design and drafting concepts; and drafting specialties, such as architectural drafting. Viewers are encouraged to explore various drafting occupations-requiring different levels of education and experience. What a great way to introduce your students to a wide world of opportunities for a useful career!
Online
2005; 1999
14.

Art and Music for Preschoolers [electronic resource]

Begin early to develop children's interest and abilities in art and music by doing fun and educational activities with them. Watch and learn how fine motor skills can be strengthened as children paint, draw, mold clay, and play instruments. Social skills are practiced as boys and girls share markers and paints, dance and sing side by side..emotions have an outlet as children bang, clap, mold, or scribble..intellectual development is boosted as young children learn concepts of shape, size, loud/soft, high/low, manipulating tools and instruments. Stimulate preschoolers' creativity by offering an outlet in art and music for a lifetime of enjoyment and enrichment.
Online
2005; 1996
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Attitude Alert [electronic resource]

This video explores the belief that a person's attitude, whether at home, school, or in the community, has tremendous influence on one's actions. Not only does our attitude influence our behavior, but how others perceive us. Changing our attitudes can improve relationships in all areas of our lives-it's up to us. In the video we meet some middle school students who decide to start a school-wide advice column. As problems come pouring in, they notice an interesting phenomenon-many of the conflicts erupted because of the student's attitude. In before-and-after scenes, students will see that by changing their attitude, they can change an unhappy circumstance. A good way to help viewers grasp some important truths.
Online
2005; 2000
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Baby Steps [electronic resource]: Adjusting to Parenthood

This unique parenting program gives viewers a close look at four diverse families who have successfully adjusted to parenthood. We hear from all types of parents: traditional moms and dads, single parents, adoptive parents, and parents faced with unexpected complications. They each share their own personal experience with adjustment, including lack of sleep, added expenses, emotional upheaval, frustration, and doing it alone. Experts in the field of parenting complement these stories with tips on juggling all these new responsibilities effectively. The experts also share insights about unusual circumstances like health problems and postpartum depression. By watching this program, viewers learn that becoming a parent takes time, dedication, and lots of love. And it doesn't happen over [...]
Online
2006; 2000
17.

Baby's First Year [electronic resource]

This video provides a roadmap for parents and caregivers to help them understand a baby's first 12 months of life. Included in this presentation is the identification of key developmental issues, with specific regard to the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual growth an infant undergoes during his or her first year. Interviews with experts in the field of child development help to further educate the viewer on how to successfully navigate through this critical time in a child's life.
Online
2005; 2000
18.

Basic Hand Sewing [electronic resource]

Demonstrates basic hand stitches, back stitch, basting, chain, blind stitch, etc. and the appropriate use for each. Needle types and thread considerations for different purposes are explained as well as the proper threading of a needle.
Online
2006; 1991
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Behind the Scenes [electronic resource]: Printing

From the daily newspaper to the ticket that admits you to the movie, the printing industry is responsible for most of the magazines, brochures, flyers, coupons, and posters that you read. This program is a must for students interested in graphic arts and the printing industry. One 16-minute video. A Meridian Production.
Online
2006; 2001
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Birth Defects [electronic resource]: Causes and Prevention

This program explores the most common types of birth defects, covering the major classifications: malformations present at birth, inborn errors of metabolism, blood disorders, and prenatal damage. The video also includes information on the prevention of birth defects, with an emphasis placed on the importance of good prenatal care.
Online
2005; 1990