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Education Shows

Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish

DestinosDestinos teaches speaking, listening, and comprehension skills in Spanish. This telenovela, or Spanish soap opera, immerses students in everyday situations with native speakers and introduces the cultures, accents, and dialects of Mexico, Spain, Argentina, and Puerto Rico. Understanding of Spanish and appreciation of many Hispanic cultures increase as students become absorbed in the mysterious and entertaining story. Closed captioning in Spanish can be used as a teaching and literacy resource. The series is also appropriate for teacher professional development.

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French In Action

French In ActionThis series uses active participation to increase fluency in French, while introducing French culture. Pierre Capretz’s proven language-immersion method is presented within a humorous teleplay with native speakers of all ages and backgrounds. The storyline of an American student and a young Frenchwoman's adventures in Paris and the French countryside is reinforced by Dr. Capretz’s on-camera instruction. The series is also appropriate for teacher professional development.

Produced by Yale University and WGBH Boston with Wellesley College. 1987.

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Earth Revealed

Earth RevealedThis series shows the physical processes and human activities that shape our planet. From earthquakes and volcanoes to the creation of sea-floor crusts and shifting river courses, Earth Revealed offers stunning visuals that explain plate tectonics and other geologic concepts and principles. Follow geologists in the field as they explore the primal forces of the Earth. This series can also be used as a resource for teacher professional development.

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Planet Earth

Planet EarthThis series presents visually spectacular tours of the seven continents as it makes connections between our solar system and Earth’s oceans, climate, and mineral and energy sources. It unifies Earth science, astronomy, and comparative planetology into an integrated discipline that relies on common scientific methods. A flexible instructional resource, Planet Earth provides course material for nonscience students and science majors

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American Cinema

American CinemaUsing clips from more than 300 of the greatest movies ever made, this series explores film history and American culture through the eyes of over 150 Hollywood insiders, including Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg, and Michael Eisner. In-depth treatments present film as a powerful economic force, potent twentieth-century art form, and viable career option.

American Cinema connects subjects such as history, business, and English with other studies. In addition, it is a perfect vehicle for developing visual and media literacy skills and can be used as a springboard for creative-writing endeavors and media production.

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Ethics In America

Ethics in AmericaThis series uses the Socratic method to build analytical skills and examine ethical questions. The programs aim to sharpen moral reasoning without favoring a particular position by exploring ethical dilemmas in legal, political, medical, corporate, and military arenas. Panelists include Antonin Scalia, Faye Wattleton, and Peter Jennings.

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Massachusetts School of Law

This public awareness-based programming has developed into an award-winning television series. Each program is produced and moderated by MSLAW professors, who prepare the outlines. Dean Lawrence R. Velvel, Associate Dean and Professor Michael L. Coyne, Professor Diane Sullivan, and Professor Constance Rudnick have been responsible for hundreds of the programs. Professors, Kurt Olson, Andrej Starkis, Anthony Copani, Peter Malaguti, and Assistant Dean and Professor Joseph Devlin have also been responsible for various programs.

Progams include:
Question of Law
Books of Our Time
Educational Forums

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Community Shows

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs @ COD

DestinosThe Chicago Council on Global Affairs (CCGA) is one of the largest independent, nonprofit international affairs organizations in the United States, serving over 7,000 members and the community through diversified programming.

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Classic Arts Showcase

Launched in 1994, Classic Arts Showcase is a free cable television program designed to bring the classic arts experience to the largest audience possible by providing video clips of the arts in hopes that we may tempt you, the viewer, to go out and feast from the buffet of arts available in your community

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