Uses animation, live-action sequences, and the narration of Orson Welles to show the cause of divisiveness in society: man's refusal to believe that he could be wrong in his opinions and beliefs. Constructs a parable about a land where only a coward admitted he was wrong. Presents the division which occurred between various groups--the young and old, teachers and legislators, blacks and whites. Concludes with one person's admission that perhaps he could be wrong, which initially bridged the division.
Examines the relationship between flooding and land use. Explains that the proximity to transportation, energy, and fertile soil has often outweighed the dangers of flood, and offers dams, levies, and flood-plan zoning as methods of controlling land use on flood plains.
Shows the work of both city and rural mail carriers, including sorting, packing, delivering, and picking up letters and packages. Emphasizes the mailman's friendly relations with the people on his route.
Eleventh in the "Are You Ready for Service?" series. Explains that military drill is training in discipline and pays off in combat teamwork. Respect for superiors, taking orders without argument, pride in appearance, discipline, and teamwork are recommended and illustrated.
Uses animation to tell of a boy who finds a turtle and cares for it, only for it to get sick and die. Intertwines the turtle's death with the birth of kittens to point out the inevitability of death and the continuity of life. Draws a parallel between this story and human life, birth, and death.
Describes a typical sanitary water system for a large city. Scenes and animations show methods used in bringing water from the Catskills, through the mountains, and under the Hudson River to New York City.
Shows Miss Austin as she goes about her duties in the children's ward of a hospital. She checks a boy in an oxygen tent; visits two young girls, one with a cast on her arm and the other recovering from an operation; assists Barbara Allen, who is recovering from an appendectomy; and cares for two boys arriving from the operating room. Finally shows Miss Austin on duty in the maternity ward several weeks later.
Explains the set-up and operation of the Kodak Pageant motion picture projector. Shows proper placement of components for effective use, threading, focusing, and centering the picture on the screen. Shows techniques for rewinding, forward and reverse opertion, cleaning, and lamp replacement.
Describes briefly the operation of the overhead projector and demonstrates its numerous uses, especially in classroom situations. Shows a variety of materials that can be used and the different methods of preparing them, including drawing and writing on transparent materials, and using carbon backed film and cut-outs. Demonstrates the preparation of diazo transparencies (dry ammonia process) and the use of autopositive paper. Stresses that the overhead projector can be used to meet the need or faster and better learning.
Presents a discussion on abortion among service professionals, focusing more on the ethical issue of allowing abortions to be legal rather than on the moral question of whether abortion is "right or wrong." Relates the personal encounters that many professionals, including a doctor, legislator, theologian, priest, rabbi, nun, teacher, counselor, women's organizer, and nurse, have had with the abortion issue. Emphasizes that the heart of the abortion question lies in the many deaths that result from women seeking illegal and unsafe abortions, yet stresses that when abortions are legal each individual faced with the abortion decision should make a moral as well as a practical choice.