Portrays an imaginative situation in which an individual is confronted by two "salesmen"--representative of democratic government and a representative of totalitarian government. Presents their arguments which are supported by animated sequences and extensive use of newsreel footage.
Correlates the growth of farming in America with the country's progress in becoming a great nation. Illustrates wildlife, land, and cattle in pioneer days. Describes homesteading and the establishment of land-grant colleges. Depicts the increase of farming through improved mechanization and rapid farm to market transportation. Illustrates the need for laws and regulations to control farming. To commemorate 100 years of USDA.
Visits a number of international trade fairs and identifies their purposes and contributions to the United States agricultural program. Illustrates ways United States agricultural products are introduced to actual and potential customers. Studies some of the agricultural export items which have been favorably influenced by the trade fair. Proclaims the importance of foreign markets as an outlet for our agricultural surplus.
Depicts the changes which have come about in the American school system during the life of a senior citizen. Shows changes in buildings and in philosophies. Compares functions, needs, and objectives of earlier schools with those of the present day. Uses Mansfield, ohio, schools and interviews with citizens of Mansfield to point out changes in the school system.
Uses historic documentary motion pictures combined with newer Films sequences to tell the story of Berlin from the fall of the Third Reich to the building of the wall between East and West. Reviews the political events leading to the crisis in Berlin, shows the tragic consequences for the people of Berlin, and explains the reasons for the deep commitment of the Western powers to keep West Berlin free of communist control.
Shows how the Indians in the Mayo village off Ubalama live, how they make and use ollas, and how they trade them for the necessities of life. Explains why primitive industry of making ollas has retained its importance in modern times.
Explores the principal ways in which people go about finding information, by following a boy who discovers a baby bird as he asks advice from a man in a pet shop, learns by observation, consults various materials at the library, conducts an informal experiment when teaching the bird to eat adult food, and explores a community resource to find a home for it.
Describes the industries, the cities, and the people of Finland. Pictues various phases of the lumbering industry, shows farmlands, and explains the poor productivity of Finnish farms. Describes the major modes of transportation and shows many scenes from the countryside.
Uses documentary footage to trace FDR's youth, family life, and political career through the "New Deal" to his third term. Depicts his relationship with politicians and voters, and analyzes his handling of the depression during the pre-war years. Part 1 of 2.
Uses documentary footage to analyze events during FDR's third and fourth terms. Shows preparations for war, U.S. entry into war, and meetings of the war leaders. Depicts presidential campaigns during the war years and closes with the death of Roosevelt. Part 2 of 2.
Portryas life on a farm in south central France in the early 1960's and in relation to the change that confronts its future. Illustrates typical rural farm life and how it may be altered by the European Common Market Organization. Shows trends in France which may be found also in the United States as farmers leave the land for city life.
A French language film for beginning French classes. Recreates the story of the French folksong about Frère Jacques, the monk who had trouble getting up in the morning on time to ring the monastery bells.
Outlines the work of Dr. Howard Kendler of New York University, Dr. Tracy Kendler of Barnard College, Dr. Kenneth Spence of the State University of Iowa, Dr. Harry Harlow of the University of Wisconsin, and Dr. B. F. Skinner of Harvard University in exploring the different strategies employed in developing new theoretical concepts about man's ability to learn. Shows how the work of these men has influenced methods of instruction in schools and colleges.
Indicates that how science is used is man's responsibility alone. Opens in a hospital labor room where a woman is preparing to deliver her first baby. During the delivery, her semi-conscious mind conjures up a vision of scientific advances as they will relate to her child. Dreamlike sequences concerning science express the woman's apprehensions and hopes.
Shows the role of the large drifting air masses of the earth's atmosphere in causing over-all weather changes. Concentrates on the U. S. weather changes resulting from air masses drifting from the polar and tropical regions. Emphasizes the six important areas where these develop. Uses animation and cloud photography to explain warm, cold, and occluded fronts.