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306.7  The Dangers of Sexting  HRM Media  17 min.  2010

An exploration of the sending of sexually explicit cell phone messages by teenagers that discusses pressure they feel to send them, issues of privacy, and consequences of "sexting." Includes a teacher's guide.


306.7  The Realities of Sexting (you can’t unsend!)  Learning Seed  24 min.  2011

Features two programs on sexting: one for students defines sexting and examines the repercussions, and the other program for educators explains how to deal with students who are sexting and how to address policy and legal issues


332.02  Financial Literacy for Students  Discovery Education  19 min. 2010

Offers information about personal finance for teenagers, discussing online banking, interest, credit, loans, savings, and other related topics.


338.5  Inside Job  Sony  109 min.  2011

Provides an analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, which caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes in the worst recession since the Great Depression, and nearly resulted in a global financial collapse. Features interviews with key financial insiders, politicians, journalists, and academics.


362.19  The Weight of the Nation  HBO  3 discs   2012

Disc 1, Consequences ; Choices

Presents the first two parts of a four-part documentary that examines the eating habits of Americans, with a focus on the consequences of being obese and overweight, and discusses weight loss options, dieting, the benefits and risks of bariatric surgery, and other related topics.

Disc 2, Children in crisis ; Challenges

Presents the last two parts of a four-part documentary that examines the eating habits of Americans, with a focus on the the nation's children, with featured individuals who are seeking to help their overweight children, and discusses how life in the twenty-first century allows for unhealthier choices to become the easier choices.

Disc 3, Bonus shorts

Presents twelve short films with interviews that share insight and research into the issues and challenges associated with obesity in the United States.


362.2  Understanding Teen Depression  Landmark Media  37 min.  2010

Examines the lives of four teens who are dealing with depression and presents advice from experts on how to understand the disease and find mechanisms for managing it.


362 Do I Have a Problem? Understanding Drug and Alcohol Addiction  HRM  24 min  2011

An interactive program asks viewers a series of questions to help them focus on whether or not they have a problem with alcohol and other drugs, and offers specific advice about how to get help.


362.2  Drugs: The Straight Facts  Cambridge Educational 5 discs 20 min. each  2010

Narcotics, Cocaine and Crack, Marijuana, Alcohol, Inhalants


363.4  Prohibition: A Film by Ken Burns  PBS  6 hrs.  2011

Documents the history of the Prohibition, from 1920, when, after a century of debate, the United States outlaws the manufacture and sale of alcohol, to the early 1930s when the amendment is repealed.




363.7  The Spill  PBS Frontline  60 min.  2011

An exploration of the Deepwater Horizon Explosion in the Gulf and the part that the BP company played.


378.1  Getting In:  The Truth About College Admissions  23 min.  2011

Follow four real teens as they navigate the college application process. Demystifies financial aid by explaining the process behind obtaining loans, grants, scholarships, and more.




500.2  Brave New World  5 Episodes  45 min. each  2011

Hosted by Professor Stephen Hawking, this five-part series travels the globe to explore the amazing research and awesome inventions that will transform lives in the future. Hawking is joined by a stellar cast of scientists offering expert commentary on today's scientific revolutions.


523.1  Through The Wormhole with Morgan Freeman  Science Channel  2011

Explores the mysteries of existence to reveal the extraordinary truth of our Universe.


551.2  Deadliest Earthquakes Haiti and Chile  PBS Nova  60 min.  2011

Follows a team of geologists as they visit Haiti following the deadly 2010 earthquake and a coastal town in Chile that was devastated by a tsunami.


551.7  How the Earth Was Made  History Channel 4 discs 10 hrs.  2010

Takes viewers on a journey through Earth's evolution, revealing the geological processes that have shaped the planet from the Great Lakes to Iceland, the San Andreas Fault to Krakatoa.  Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Everest Vesuvius, Sahara,  the Rockies, Death Valley, Mt. St. Helens


571.6  Introduction to Cell Structure  Discovery Education  2 discs 24 min. each  2012

Live microcinematography demonstrates the key aspects of cell structure and evolution in this two video set, dramatizing cell division and introducing students to the basic structural elements and functions of a cell.


571-577  Biology Super Pack  Cerebellum  7 discs 23 min. each  2010

Each module is a topic-based video that contains “Full Public Performance Rights”.  The digital workbook includes teacher’s guides, classroom notes, quizzes, games and graphic organizers.  The subject matter correlates directly6 to state standards.  Vol. 1.  Molecules and Cells.  Vol. 2.  Heredity and Inheritance. Vol. 3. Molecular Genetics. Vol. 4. Evolutionary Biology. Vol 5. Organisms and Populations. Vol. 6. Human Physiology and Immune Response. Vol. 7. Ecology.


572  Steroids: Big muscles, Bigger Problems  Cambridge Educational 25 min. 2011

Presents the medical and psychological risks of steroid use, both in the short term and over an extended period.


576.8  EVO:  Ten Questions Everyone should Ask About Evolution  NTSC 107 min. 2010

Location footage, commentary, and interviews from the World Summit on Evolution provide answers to ten questions about evolution.


576.8  Finding Life Beyond Earth  Nova  120 min.  2011

Immerses audiences in the sights and sounds of alien worlds, while top astrobiologists explain how these places are changing how we think about the potential for life in our solar system.


577  Life  BBC Earth  4 discs 145 min. each  2010 

Collects footage, narrated by David Attenborough, of a wide variety of plants and animals from around the world, covering their adaptability and survival tactics.

577  Biomes of the Earth  FH&S  2 hrs.  2012

Collects fifty two-to-three-minute segments that explore biological, geological, and environmental concepts related to locations throughout the world.


577.27  Climate Refugees  Video Project 86 min.  2010

Explores the human impact of climate change and its effect on international politics, turning the distant concept of global warming into a concrete human problem with worldwide consequences.


580-599  Life  BBC Discovery Education  11 discs 45 min. each 2010

The exploration of the adaptability and diversity of life on earth, revealing the most spectacular, bizarre, and fascinating behaviors that living things have devised in order to thrive.  The accompanying materials (grades 3-12) are specifically designed to promote critical thinking among students and support educators in taking a cross-curricular instructional approach.


611  Cracking the Code of Life  Nova  120 min.  2004

Chronicles the race to capture one of the biggest prizes in scientific history: the complete letter-by-letter sequence of genetic information that defines human life.


612.7  The Skeletal System Ambrose Video  28 min. 2010

Uses 3-D graphics, medical imaging, and cadaver specimens to explore the anatomy and physiology of the human skeletal system.  




613.2  Test Your Fast Food Knowledge  HRM 28 min.  2010

Discusses how fast food diets can lead to health problems, how fast food restaurants use buzzwords to entice, and how to make healthier choices when ordering fast food.


613.7  Essential Physical Fitness: What Every Teen Needs to Know  HRM  18 min.  2011

Students learn about the benefits of physical fitness, different physical activities for improving different elements, and how to develop their own fitness plans.


641.5  Kitchen Fundamentals: Basic Techniques used in Food Preparation

Learning Zone Express  2010  44 min.

Chef Jonathan Locke presents the basics of cooking using common tools and terminology, and provides tips for basic food preparation.


650.1  Biz Kid$: Building Your Business Online  28 min.  2010

Discusses a variety of topics related to building and growing an online business.


650.14  Your Job Search: Navigating the Roads to Employment

Learning Seed  22 minutes 2011

Employers offer insights to reinforce the importance of networking, proper attire (and attitude) for a job fair, and what to expect when applying for a job. Learn to develop a search plans using multiple methods to find a job.



660.6  Biotechnology in the 21st Century  FH&S 3 discs 24 min.  2009

The Ethics of Biotechnology

Biotechnology and Your Health:  Pharmaceutical Applications

Biotechnology on the Farm and in the Factory:  Agricultural and Industrial Applications


660.6  Medical Ethics: Real World Applications  FH&S  19 min. 2011

Discusses the moral and ethical debates of genetic engineering.




759.05  The Impressionist Masters:  Rebellious Pioneers  Worldwide Media  30 min. 2011

Discusses the history and development of the nineteenth-century impressionism art movement, examines the characteristics of impressionist art, and looks at the works of representative artists.


782.4  Michael Jackson’s This Is It  Columbia 111 min.  2009

A compilation of interviews, rehearsals and backstage footage of Michael Jackson as he prepared, immediately prior to his death in June of 2009, for his planned series of sold-out shows in London.


791.4  A Farewell to Arms  Kino  89 min.  1932

An American ambulance driver serving on the Austro-Italian front becomes entangled with an English nurse and deserts to join her after the retreat of Caparetto.  Gary Cooper, Helen Hayes.




947.08  The Great Famine  PBS  60 min.  2011

Documents the relief campaign launched by the United States in 1921 to aid Soviet Russia during a devastating famine.


951.04  Nanking  HBO  90 min.  2007

Combines archival footage, interviews with survivors, and dramatic readings of journal and diary entries to tell the story of the 1937 invasion of Nanking by the Japanese army.


952  Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire    PBS  160 min.  2003

Examines the history of Japan from the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries, during which the island country completely isolated itself from the world and nurtured its own unique culture of shogun, samurai, and geishas.


973.5  The War of 1812  PBS  120 min.  2011

Chronicles the events of the War of 1812, covering perspectives from the United States, Great Britain, and Canada.