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.
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.
Shows some of the animals that are found in each of four environments--deciduous forest, evergreen forest, desert, and arctic tundra. Presents the habitats of such animals as sidewinder snake, timber rattlesnake, white-tailed deer, beaver, prairie dog, pronghorn antelope, bison, chipmunk, marten, black bear, and bighorn sheep.
Shows how marine animals living in deeper water offshore are adapted for survival in their particular environment. Uses film sequences to demonstrate the technique of dredging for better living animals. Presents film clips and live specimens from the studio aquarium to point out the physical characteristics and habitats of the basket star, cushion star, sponges, and cup corals. Features the escape mechanism used by scallops when endangered by an enemy. Concludes with a look at animals dredged from mud which includes a rare Rossia, a modified bottom living squid.
In this program, Mr. Fitzpatrick discusses the role of animals in artistic expression. Shows drawings of animals by ancient man to illustrate various designs. Describes the significance of cave drawings of an ice aged man. Explains the use of simple tools and materials. Demonstrates the drawing of an animal using various interpretations from the real to the abstract. Illustrates with examples of painting and sculpture.
Shows how marine animals are adapted for survival on the exposed rocky beach. Stresses the way in which each animal is protected from the force of wave action. Uses the studio aquarium and film sequences to provide close-ups of hermit crabs, sea urchins, acorn and gooseneck barnacles, chitons, limpets, and mussels.
The conversation in this program centers around Larkin’s book as something new –an attempt to trace the history of American ideas through America’s architecture, painting and sculpture. In recent years, our conversationalists point out historians have been increasingly interested in looking over the American past to discover the origin and development of a climate of ideas that makes the United States unique. But this is the first time such an attempt has been made on such a large scale by a man whose training and background are in the arts.
Surveys styles of painting and sculpture from the 13th to the 20th centuries as found in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Opens with Byzantine and early Italian painting and explains the gradual development of realism during the Renaissance. Shows the work of European masters of later centuries and gives representative views of American painting.
Surveys the size, composition, and location of asteroids, comets, and meteorites and the means used to investigate them. The discovery of asteroids in 1801 by Piazzi, their place in the solar system, and their variations in size and shape are recounted. Halley's study of comets, the nature of the composition of comets, and the size of their orbit are highlighted. Meteorites are discussed as remnants of comets; and the use of radar and photography in counting them along with the variations in their sizes is indicated.
Employs animation and live photography to present a series of examples demonstrating axioms as statements accepted as true without proof and applies these axioms to addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Shows how the root of each equation can be used to check solutions and uses an equal arm balance to illustrate that what is done to one side of an equation must be done to the other. Concludes with a problem the solution of which requires the viewer to select correct axioms.
Shows the baboon in his natural environment and studies his societal relations. Illustrates the symbiotic, protective association of the baboon and the impala. Portrays troop life, development of social skills, and sexual mores of the troop. Studies the dominant role of the male in all aspects of the troop.
Shows a mother with her child in the doctor's office where the baby is examined and mother and doctor discuss feeding, use of vitamins, and general progress of the infant. Discuss the concept of child care that emphasizes guidance and prevention of problems rather than treatment of disease only.
Discusses the so called "bad" habits which many children acquire and ways which parents should cope with them. Points out that "bad" habits are a form of play to the child and should not be considered serious except in relationship to the age of the child and the extent to which they are practiced. Answers questions concerning the habits of thumb sucking, sexual play, head banging, and rocking in bed. (WTTW)
Describes the arts and crafts of the Bakuba people of the Congo and briefly describes other aspects of their culture. Indicates the probable origin of the Bakuba in northern Africa. Pictures weaving, embroidery, tattooing, and making of statuary. Shows trinkets used to decorate costumes and presents details of the most ornate costume of the hereditary king.
The grace and beauty of bamboo—familiar subject to all Japanese artists—is captured by T. Mikami as he teaches hos to draw bamboo as it appears on a windy day, starting with the truck, then the slender branches , and finally the leaves. Mr. Mikami also paints bamboo as it appears in the rain and in the snow.
Presents the characteristics, history, and applications of the binary system and emphasizes the basic principles of base and place in our system of numeration. Shows how numbers are represented in the binary system, its relationship to electronic digital computers, and how business applies the binary system through the use of Keysort cards. Mentions specific applications and sketches the historical contribution of Leibniz and Harriot to the binary system. Demonstrates the importance of base and place in our number system. Shows such functions as the role of ten and checking for the transposition of digits through division by nine. Features Phillip S. Jones.
Shows the Navy hospital corpsman the correct procedure for making a neat bed with minimum disturbance to the patient. Demonstrates the proper method of washing the patient with as much comfort as possible.
Dr. Milton Hildebrand explains the methods used in understanding the complexity, forms, and interrelations of animals. Demonstrates with charts and models how animals are classified according to what they do and skeletal characteristics. Shows how the use of scientific methods of analysis aids in making predictions about animals. (KQED)
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.
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.
Lord Russell describes the factors which he considers necessary for happiness: health, sufficient means to keep one from want, happy personal relations, and successful work. He also discusses what he considers to be sources of unhappiness--worry, envy, and boredom.
Outlines the discovery of the first six elements beyond uranium. Describes the discovery of neptunium and demonstrates the significant experiment showing that plutonium undergoes fission with slow neutrons. Discusses the modification of the Periodic Table resulting from the discovery of these new elements. Indicates the importance of some of the new elements by demonstrating a chain reaction and explaining the operation of an atomic power plant.
Shows a young boy, carrying an air rifle, walking through the woods. Uses scenes from old westerns to illustrate his fantasies of shooting and fighting. When he shoots a bird, he begins to understand the finality of death.
Demonstrates how scientists and mathematicians write and use very large and very small numbers. Illustrates the meaning, application, and importance of exponents and powers. Explains "perfect numbers" as an example of man's continual fascination with numbers and introduces Euclid's formula for finding such numbers. Features Phillips S. Jones.
A bored, dejected little bird asserts its spunky individuality in this non-narrated animated tale illustrating some basic principles of animal (and human) behavior. Paralleling the experiences of many people, the bird's adventures will encourage viewers to take a closer look at their own concepts of conformity and experiences in being "one of the crowd." Based on the book by Willi Baum.
Uses animation and the candid conversations of a group of young women to examine various methods of birth control, including the pill, intrauterine device, condom, diaphram, rhythm method, abortion, tubal ligation, and vasectomy. Suggests the importance of a family medical history and physical examination to determine the best individual means of preventing conception. Revised version of To Plan Your Family.
Surveys the development of blood transfusion in international medical history from Landsteiner's discovery of the four blood groups in 1901. Shows the setting up of various blood donor and blood bank systems in England and the United States.
Hand puppets with lively personalities tell this original story by Tom Tichenor of Blossom Possum, who forgets where she puts things. When she receives a phone call from Grandma Rabbit, she can't find the phone. Grandma asks Blossom Possum to hurry over with the hot water bottle, and Blossum Possum has trouble remembering where she put it. When Blossom arrives at Grandma's she forgets who is ill and puts the wrong person in bed. Blossom returns home to put her three children to bed but has forgotten where she put the littlest one. Lots of fun for the youngsters in this story with a comedy of errors.
Discusses the political history of Brazil and her relations with the U.S. Considers Brazilian art, economic problems and potentialities, and the role of U.S. business in Brazil. A photo series presents the land and the people. (WTTW) Kinescope.
Explains the factors involved in earth movement. Shows the mechanics whereby rock may be folded and bent. Points out the relationship of erosion to the breaking and bending of the earth's crust in forming land features.