A grandfather nostalgically relates his boyhood memories of Christmas past to his grandson in this new adaptation of Dylan Thomas' classic story. Winner of the American Film and Video Festival 1988: Blue Ribbon, Literary Adaptations for Young Adults.
Describes the ways in which a newspaper brings information and service to a community and traces a news story and advertisement from their beginnings to their publication in the paper. Follows the reporting of the arrival of a baby elephant for the city zoo and shows the step-by-step process including the writing, editing, typesetting, proofing, printing, and delivery of the paper in which the story appears. Shows the variety of news sources, special features, and services the newspaper must use each day. | Shows how the daily newspaper is published and explains the work of each department.
Produced by Jean Brerault for use in French elementary schools. Complete French text with marginal vocabulary notes is available. Glimpses of the economic and cultural life of Paris. After a view from the air of l'Ile de la Cite, we quickly pass into the thickest of modern traffic around the place de l'Opera. Then we see in close succession railroad stations, an auto factory, the big early morning markets, department stores, different "quartiers" and points of interest about the city.
Billy learns to add his savings, consisting of various coins, and the prices of things he wants to buy, in order to compare the totals. Explains the units place, the tens place, and the operation of carrying over.
Explains basic physical principles involved in launching, flying, and controlling an airplane. Uses animation to demonstrate how the shape of the airfoil produces lift during flight. Also features some of the most modern aircraft in the world.
Rain does not always evaporate immediately after falling. Dora tells a story of some raindrops with the help of Mr. Robinson's illustrations of some raindrops who had a series of adventures on their way to a distant lake where they learned how to do the "dance of the happy spray."
Dramatizes the story of Tommy Randall, who has been caught stealing at school, and who is sent to a child guidance clinic rather than being of an emotional problem. Traces the disturbance, through a portrayal of his family lie, to its source. Shows how Tommy's mother learns to understand him and how Tommy himself becomes adjusted through the work of the clinicians.
Shows the experiences of children in a family and a community in the desert land near Jordan. Pictures their roles in the family and shows how they help their parents in house-keeping and farming. Surveys the educational program. Depicts the family's dependence on the camel and on the meager water supply for its continued existence.
Audience learns how to make an ant puppet of varying size. In the Make Do Theatre play, the story of Archibald Ant is told. After playing baseball, he eats too much honey and his stomach gets really big. After it goes down in size, he vows to never tell anyone what happened.
Fignewton Frog (puppet) and Dora (person) conduct an art contest. Puppet children are shown working on their painting, sculpture and collage submissions. Viewers are encouraged to make art of their own. The episode concludes with selection of a contest winner.
Fignewton Frog (puppet) and Dora (person) tell the story of the Caddis Fly using a "Make - Do Theatre" style, which requires the storyteller to construct the puppets before telling the story. Features the following books: "Let's Read About Insects", "The Pond World: Adventures in Seeing", and "The Adventure Book of Insects".
Shows several youngsters finding shelter upon hearing an air raid alert. Then portrays Ted and Sue, at home when the alert sounds, taking the necessary precautions against an atomic bomb. They cover windows, check the kitchen for fires, and go to the basement to wait for instructions over the battery radio. Next pictures what to do in case of a bombing without warning, as demonstrated by Ted and Sue. They are commended by the warden for their good work.
Follows the step-by-step activities of two elementary school children who become interested in fish as they discover the difficulties of keeping tropical fish. They set up an aquarium, select the fish, and learn the importance of feeding the fish properly, cleaning the aquarium, keeping the temperature constant, and maintaining the proper balance between plant and fish life. Live action, animated drawings, and underwater photography.
Fignewton Frog (puppet) and Dora (person) tell a story about a bat named Beatrice who buys a beautiful necklace but gets sick due to trying to sleep right-side-up so as to keep the necklace on. Gives basic information about bats and enforces the idea that sleep is important.
A re-telling of the classic fairy tale. Through her great capacity to love, a kind and beautiful maid releases a handsome prince from the spell which has made him an ugly beast. Based on the book by Marianna Mayer, released by Four Winds Press.
There are different types of pollen. Bees gather pollen. Mr. Robinson provides sketches of Betsy, a honeybee, who gets hay fever from one kind of pollen. She gathers pollen from another source and becomes the best pollen gathering bee in a contest.