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The Harlem Renaissance & Beyond
This examination of current black literature deepens appreciation of black literary traditions and relates literary expression to social struggle. The spirit of Harlem and its people is evoked by excerpts from Hughes, Cullen and McKay. Selections from Brooks, Horne and…
Homer's Mythology - Tracing A Tradition
A complete discussion of the Homeric legend as the first significant record of Greek mythology. The program emphasizes Homer's relevance to modern literature, psychology, scholarship and popular culture. It analyzes the characters in the Iliad and The Odyssey and summarizes…
An Introduction To Russian Literature
Excerpts from Russian fiction, theatre and biography augment historical background to create a portrait of Russian social and literary development in the 19th and 20th centuries. This discussion is illuminated by photography, Russian art and sculpture. The program traces early…
The Brontes: Fantasy And Reality
Excerpts from journals, letters, poetry and prose enrich this narrative biography of Anne, Charlotte and Emily Bronte. The program introduces the sisters' major works and illuminates their basic, recurrent themes. Samples of their own art-work, on-location photography of northern England,…
Humanities: An Approach To Living In The Modern World
Exploring physical, social and intellectual aspects of life, this program explains how human society is formed. It travels the range of world culture and discusses the need for values. It presents a dramatic analysis of the vitality and importance of…
Man & His Environment: In Harmony & In Conflict
This program examines philosophic and scientific debate on our human environment. Studies views of nature found in various cultures and suggests we make a conscious choice to live in harmony with the environment. Suggests we create an harmonious living space…
The Victorian Age
This program offers literary and historical insight into key Victorian themes. Charles Dickens is featured as the central Victorian novelist and his social themes are examined in depth. Students survey the range of Victorian thought and tradition in excerpts from…
Introduction To French Literature
Using selections from French prose and poetry, this program develops an overview of French history from the coronation of Charlemagne to the present. Included are dramatized reading from contemporary sources, commentary by modern scholars, on-location photography and fine are from…
Mythology is Alive And Well
Give students the opportunity to appreciate the relationship between Olympian gods and legends and contemporary music, poetry, science and cultural images-from science fiction and space probes to Peter Pan and rock festivals. The program explores the archetypal images of human-kind…
Metropolitan Seminars In Art: Composition
A Chronological exploration of the elements of composition, focusing on the element of pattern, from Gozzoli to Matisse; structure from Pollaiuolo to Cezzane; and expression from Sassetta to Degas.
Mythology: Gods And Goddesses
This program provides an informative and memorable introduction, lavishly illustrated with photographs, reproductions and original art. The program introduces the "senior" gods and goddesses and then focuses on the "second generation" of Olympians: Athena, Aphrodite, Hephaestus, Apollo, Ares, Hermes and…
Art With A Message - Protest And Propaganda, Satire & Social Comment
This program investigates the ways various art forms are used to sway minds and to argue political causes. Examples include Napoleon and Hitler; artist such as Daumier, Hogath and Shann; writers Dickens, Swift and Orwell; and pop artists who mock…
The Romantic Age In English Literature
The period's literary themes and social currents are explored through extensive excerpts from Wordsworth, Byron, Shelley and Keats; biographical notes on each poet; and introductory analysis of their work. On-location photography is included with original illustrations and paintings from the…
Our Heritage From Ancient Greece
This visually beautiful program traces Greek civilization from early Minoan society and describes how Greek literature, art and philiosophy contributed to western civilization. Reviews Greek rivalry with Persia, the growth of democracy in Athens, Solon's laws, and the art and…
Interpreting The Law: The Role Of Supreme Court
The history of the Court and how it evolved to be the final arbiter and interpreter of the nation's laws. Focuses on the Marshall and Warren Courts' decisions and Brown vs. Board of Ed.
Mythology Lives! Ancient Stories & Modern Literature
This program reacquaints students with stories of the past, points out their recurring themes and characters, and gives them a look at the modern day counterpart. Includes the triumph of good over evil(Superman), tragic love(Orpheus and Eurydice; Romeo and Juliet),…
Classroom Classics I
Identify major literary themes and see how characters and plots are developed. Program features dramatic clips from these popular classics: Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank & A Separate Peace by John Knowles.
Roe Vs Wade
Part of the Series: Supreme Court Decisions That Changed The Nation Series
The controversial case that legalized abortion.
Learning to See & Understand: Developing Visual Literacy
Shows how great artists have expressed their feelings through art. Explores works by Leonardo da Vinci, Goya, Lichtenstein, Bierstadt, Picasso, Wyeth, Kelly, Albers and Matisse to show students how great artists have expressed their feelings in their work. Ruth Benedict,…
Communication Is Power - Mass Media and Mass Persuasion
Examines advertising as a prelude to understanding the forms of mass persuasion. Investigates violence in the media and studies the history of persuasion in newspapers and magazines. Also examines the growing influence of electronic media in politics and dramatizes the…