Presents the people of the Sung dynasty in everyday activities in old Cathay through the use of a photographic representation of a famous Chinese art scroll. Uses music and narration to bring the content of the scroll to life.
Reveals the activities, customs, and traditions of the Watussi, an African people characterized by their advanced culture. Shows the ruling prince and royal family and activities in the royal household, including weaving, decorating, cooking, and churning. Portrays the prince as he inspects his cattle and leads a hunt, and depicts his young son presiding over a ceremonial dance.
Roland J. Faust, Robert L. Gobrecht , Hugh N. Davis, Jr. , John Taylor, Harvey Frye, Indiana University Audio-Visual Center , Maxine Dunfee, Glenn A. Black
Presents phases of prehistoric Native American life as revealed by archaeologists who study the features of early village sites and materials obtained from exploring them. Describes the structure of the Native American homes, their weapons, tools, toys, ornaments, and food. Filmed at Angel Mound Site near Evansville, Indiana.
Tells the story of the Mormon Settlement at Nauvoo, Ill. Explains how the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and the Book of Mormon came into being. Outlines the movements of this native religion till it founded Nauvoo, and discusses the events which led to the final movement to Utah. Illustrates with drawings, maps, and photographs.
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.
Uses animation and illustration to show how children learn oral communication and to demonstrate the process involved in learning how to talk. Pictures children who exemplify oral communication problems because of hearing difficulty, cleft palate, cerebral palsy, articulation problems, and stuttering. Factors involved in specific disorders are clarified and procedures used to aid the child and his parents in a rehabilitation or therapy program are illustrated and discussed in non-technical terms.
Discusses in detail the most common types of abortion procedures, aimed particularly at the woman who has already made the decision to have an abortion. Focuses on the need for post-abortion follow-up with the doctor, especially for contraceptive advice.
Examines the controversial issue of abortion with an in-depth look at abortion clinics and women making abortion decisions. Considers the psychological and physical ramifications associated with abortion. Closed Captioned.
Shows the teacher-training school established by the British government at Achimota, on the Gold Coast of Africa. Describes student life, which is organized cooperatively, academic activities, the instructional staff, the emphasis on practical arts, extracurricular activities, and future responsibilities of the students.
Discusses the actor and where he came from. Describes the Greek theater in terms of the actor, his equipment and techniques. Explains the theater of the Middle Ages with its strolling players, liturgical dramas, and the guild system.
Arnold Moss presents the renaissance of acting as the re-birth of humanism. He discusses the actors of the Comedia del Arte and the age of Shakespeare. He believes that the test of a true actor is in the classic theatre. He talks about the actor of the French court theatres, the Comedie Francaise. Scenes from “The Duchess of Malfi” and “Would Be Gentleman” are used as illustrations of the styles of acting of this period.
Arnold Moss discusses the social position of the actor in the romantic theatre and the relationship between the theatre, the actor and the birth of democracy. He explains the origination of the “star” system, the appearance of the director in the theatre, the box set, and the birth of the intimate style of acting. He also discusses the realism of the theatre in terms of the actor and explains the method of Stravinsky. A scene from “Under the Gaslight” is used to illustrate.
Defines mollusks and tells how classes are named, and pictures examples of each class and illustrates how the general form of mollusks is adapted in various species. Relates how mollusks reproduce and tells of their value to man. Shows the following mollusks: chitons, snails, a squid, clam, oysters, tooth shells, the octopus, and the nautilus.
Explains the theory, advantages, limitations, and administration of projective tests including the thematic apperception, word association, sentence completion, free-drawing, and the Szondi tests. Shows a subject taking the tests, while an examiner explains and summarizes the procedures. Concludes by asking questions on the procedures employed.
Shows night classes and activities attended by adults at Bryant School, Woodside, Long Island. Arts and crafts, mathematics classes, shop courses, and other activities are pictured. Students in a public-speaking class describe the benefits of adult education.
Shows such leisure-time pursuits as bowling, swimming, dancing, sketching, sewing, and carpentry available to workers during World War II. Pictures study groups and recreation at a Workers' Educational Association summer school, and points the way to peacetime use of leisure time.
Surveys Alaska, the 49th state, showing its size, location, industries, people, natural resources, climate, cities, typography, and history. Shows the three main geographic regions of the state and what life is like in each. The leading natural resources of timber, fishing, minerals, and scenery are discussed. A variety of animals are shown in their native habitats. Stresses the importance of air travel in Alaska and views the "Dew Line" radar installations.
In this program, criminologist Joseph D. Lohman outlines probation as a special alternative to the criminal-making influences of the prison system, stating that probation can effectively replace detention; although it is considered in the public mind as a form of leniency and improperly administered it becomes “beating the rap.” Two men with criminal experience are interviewed to illustrate this alternative. Meeker and Lohman delve into the necessary requirements to make probation an instrument for controlling criminal behavior and if its potentialities for reclaiming those who have strayed outside the social role are to be used to the fullest extent.
Presents a brief history of the development of the Tigris-Euphrates Valley. Shows through animation the occupation of the land by the Sumerians, Semites, Babylonians, and Assyrians, and illustrates their contributions such as the wheel, a code of laws, the arch, a system of writing, military science, and astronomy.