Looks at teenage motherhood in the world today by examining the phenomenon in four different socioeconomic cultures: Ghana, the United States, Cuba, and England. Points out that the age of puberty for girls in developed countries is now 12.5, and that it is dropping in developing countries as well. Provides information about the medical, social, and psychological problems associated with early motherhood and asserts that there is a worldwide need to prevent teenage pregnancies. Follows a married teenage mother in Ghana, where fertility is strongly valued and educational and economic opportunities for women are very limited. Follows a 14-year-old pregnant girl living with her mother on the British welfare system, who shows unrealistic, immature attitudes towards having a baby. A young woman expecting her second child lives with her boyfriend and his parents in rural Maryland and depends on a variety of welfare programs. Presents Cuba as an example of success in dealing with this problem, with efforts to remove the social inequalities young women face in educational and employment opportunities, to provide free and accessible health care, and to use the media to provide information about contraception and promote delaying pregnancy until the 20's. Points out that young women need to have realistic ambitions they can value rather than considering motherhood as their only means of fulfillment.
A narrator proclaims how the future of Trinidad’s children are secure thanks to the abundant supply of oil off the coast of the island. The narrator explains how Texaco is helping the island by providing education and jobs for the Trinidadians
Shows cats acquiring the "token-reward" habit, in which they are trained to push balls into a hole in order to secure food and then to depress a string in order to secure a ball. Describes the apparatus and procedures used in testing the animals and shows the initial ball-habit, the initial secondary response, and a series of trials of the latter.
Reviews the development of American agriculture, an explains the services of the U. S. Dept. of Agriculture and the cooperative assistance rendered by land-grant colleges and univeristies, by State agencies, and by American industry.
This film presents the new geography of the Air Age clearly and concisely. Through animated photography a transparent globe with axis and lines of latitude and longitude gives a marked illusion of third dimension. The use of overlays, fades, and other devices in the film makes it suited to the introduction of global geography. The effect of the airplane on the world scene. Transportation is interpreted in great circle air routes which run independently of land and water and mark the shortest distance between points on the surface of the earth.
Shows through narration, animation, and the use of maps the terrain, battlegrounds, and strategy of the major military engagements during the War of Independence. Uses subjective camera work and photographs of paintings, moving shadows, and the lower portions of the bodies of actors as representing important persons to document the influence of particular leaders and the major events from the Boston Tea Party to the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown.
One in a series of twelve, one-reel films designed to present behind-the scenes activities of the motion picture industry. This film illustrates the work of the set creators, providing an interesting view of the research required to provide authentic settings and backgrounds for different types of productions. The film shows these craftsmen at work and presents every step in the creation and construction of the motion picture set, contrasting styles of sets as they differ in portraying such scattered locations as Siam, New England, and Mexico.
Shows the advances achieved by biologists through experiments with atomic radiation on plants and animals. Describes the effects of gamma rays on living cells: their growth, rate of reproduction, and hereditary tendencies after exposure. Shows with animated drawings the effects of these rays on chromosomes of living cells and their probable effects on genes. Illustrates how induced cancer is treated with cyclotron bombardment and tells of the search for isotopes which can be administered internally.
Hand puppets enact the story of a man and wife who were too lazy to plant their own pear trees. Their neighbor tells them they may have all the pears that fall from the tree on their side of the fence.The husband goes to fetch wood and meets a bear who agrees to carry wood to the wife if he can have some bread pudding. The selfish husband and wife eat all of the pudding before the bear arrives. When he sees he has been tricked, the bear upsets everything in the house and leaves. He comes to the pear tree and decides to take the pears. Just then the wife sneezes, the bear thinks they are shooting at him so he drops the pears and runs away. The neighbor comes by and recovers the pears that were dropped, leaving the lazy man and wife with nothing.
Shows field research in the Panama canal zone on army ants. Presents illustrations of bivouacking, raiding, and migrating behavior; shows species differences, and includes views of the rarely observed Ection queen.
The aphorisms of the “Preacher” in the Book of Ecclesiastes have given laymen and scholars of the Bible considerable difficulty. How do they fit into Biblical literature? When and why were they written? What messages have they for us? Dr. Boyd does his usual fine job of informing the viewer of the background and of guiding him in understanding complicated passages. Among other interesting points is Dr. Boyd’s suggestion that the Book of Ecclesiastes may be understood as the first example of the personal essay, one that contains ideas on the best way to live and the goals to pursue.