Depicts the events and conditions leading to the writing of the U.S. Constitution, the formulation of the Great Compromise between the small and large states, the struggle for ratification, and the addition of the Bill of Rights. For junior high, high school, and college students. Pictures some of the historical background of the struggle by the colonies for independence and of the signing of the Constitution. Includes Shay's rebellion against the tariff, the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation, and the disagreements among states. Shows how the misunderstanding between large and small states led to the establishment of a House and a Senate.
Describes convention management in relation to the four committees of all political conventions. Explains the seating of these four committees--rules, platform, credentials, and permanent organization. Shows a film on the fight between Taft and Eisenhower delegates in the credential committee of 1952.
Discusses the sequence of events that takes place when the national political convention is underway. Includes consideration of the role of the contemporary chairman, the "keynoter", general speeches presented as time fillers, reports from the four main committees, role call for nominations, nominating and seconding speeches, and demonstrations for the candidates. Presents films of the departure of Alabama and Mississippi delegates in 1948 and the nomination of Franklin Roosevelt in 1940. (Dynamic Films) Film.
Presents members of the New York Herald Tribune World Forum and forum director Helen Hiett Waller. Reveals that the Indian and the Yugoslav forum members oppose any type of international military pact, while Norwegian delegate defend the North Atlantic Treaty organization. The Iranian delegate appraises the pros and cons of the argument.
Discusses the early steps in the nominating process. Explains and illustrates the makeup of the national committee, the role of the national chairman, the importance of selecting a favorable convention site, apportionment of delegates, and state, county, and precinct organizations. Discusses a cartoon of the county chairman. (Dynamic Films) Film.
The panel takes up the importance of the national convention in drafting a party platform and important intra-party conflicts which have developed over the drafting of such platforms at recent conventions. Along these same lines, the panel considers the procedure used to draft the platform and the question of whether the platform is drafted to represent the policy position of the candidate or for the candidate to stand on.
A panel here considers the advantages and disadvantages of the convention systems as it now operates. Speakers also discuss suggestions for improving the convention as a nominating device, alternatives methods for nominating a president and vice president, and the problems and advantages of these alternatives.
Uses simple animation and photomicrography to explore the process that makes a person grow, explaining how food is digested in the mouth, stomach, intestine ; how the digested food is carried by the blood from the intestine to the cells of body ; and how food allows cells to grow and divide, causing growth. Educational consultants, Herman Schneider, Nina Schneider. Correlated with "Heath Elementary Science" by Herman & Nina Schneider.
Discusses expressionism as an attempt of the artist to express himself, his emotions, in the way he chooses. Stresses the importance of line by which an artist may be identified when one looks at a painting. Points out the characteristic line of the artists Miench, Matisse, Duby, and Shahn and of the cartoonists Thurber and Steinberg. (WQED) Kinescope.
Explores some of the motivations which gave rise to primitivism and shows many works done by the primitives or having qualities of the primitive. Reviews the preceding eleven motion pictures of the LOOKING AT MODERN ART series, draws some general conclusions, and suggests avenues for further study of modern art. (WQED) Kinescope.
Discusses rational and irrational fears with illustrations from real-life situations. Distinguishes between these two types of fears, and suggests ways of controlling them through a system of unlearning the original fear by gradually making it pleasant. (KOMO-TV) Kinescope.
Demonstrates through animation, slow motion, and natural photography the positions and movements of "forward up six." Opens with a group of eight dancers performing the introduction to the dance. Shows each pair of dancers, identified by a number, demonstrating the different parts of the dance and how each step flows smoothly into the next. Animation is used to show how the dancers move between couples and around each partner to execute the "forward up six" part of the dance. Concludes with the performance of the dance to a record.
Discusses the benefits one receives from friends, and through interviews presents the values and bases of friendship. Presents reasons why some people are friendless and ways to help them acquire friends. Points out that one can have friends by engaging in activities with others. (KOMU-TV) Kinescope.
Follows the progression from electrons, protons, and neutrons to atoms, molecules, protein molecules, and nucleo-proteins to cells by means of diagrams, models, and drawings. Discusses the question, "Is their a life element?" (KUHT) Film.
Discusses ways of getting along with people and through interviews shows why some people can more easily get along wit h others. Emphasizes interest in others, acceptance, and understanding, as well as cheerfulness, helpfulness, and neatness and basic factors in getting along with people. (KOMU-TV) Kinescope.
Surveys the difficult year from five and one-half to six and one-half. Discusses physical development, points out the desirability of pre-school visit, and considers tests of readiness, hearing, and vision.
Explains and illustrates the causes of strong feelings such as anger, anxiety, and aversion, and shows how people deal with them. Suggests controlling strong feelings through understanding, and presents approved outlets as outdoor, religious, and thrill activities, sports, music, helping others, confidential talks, and scribbling. (KOMU-TV) Kinescope.
Forum delegates attempt to define Europeanism as contrasted to Americanism as they launch this challenging topic of discussion. Talk moves naturally into a consideration of a federated Europe and all five delegates agree on the desirability of a united Europe. In considering sacrifices of individual countries in an effort to achieve this unity, the German delegate points out the cynicism of his teachers about politics—the result of having to admit twice that what they had previously taught was false. Italian and French participants both comment on the lack of instruction in contemporary politics in their school systems.