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Ephemeral films are non-fiction films usually made for educational, industrial, or promotional purposes. The two classic ephemeral film collections found on the Archive are the Prelinger Archives and AV Geeks.



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Educational Films
by Zmurkevych, Irene
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Part 5 in a series
Topic: Art
Educational Films
by Zinkovich, Micki; Pyramid Film & Video
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Portrays a young girl adjusting to a new school and classmates' attitudes about her deaf parents. Communication between the girl and her parents is entirely in sign language, school scenes are spoken
Topics: Deaf, Sign language
Educational Films
by Zimmerman and Associates; Creative Learning Environments (Firm)
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Wawro, Richard, Artists with mental disabilities
Educational Films
by Zebrina Productions
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Dev Rosenblatt, Anna Mindess, Andy Rothstein, Lisa Kanter, Alan Kanter, Glen Benest
Topics: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), Jews, Psychological aspects
A/V Geeks
by Zdeněk Miler; Saarländischer Rundfunk.; Westdeutscher Rundfunk.; Krátký film.; Phoenix/BFA Films & Video.
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eye 1,594

favorite 11

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The mole is tending his flowers, sharing them with various insects, when to his horror he discovers a set of stakes being used to mark the path of a road to be built right through his domain. At first he tries to reason with the huge bulldozer that proceeds along this track, but when that fails he digs a trench into which the machine falls. While it is helpless, the mole stakes out another route, neatly curving it around his garden and thus saving it from destruction.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: animated, mole
A/V Geeks
by Zdeněk Miler; Phoenix/BFA Films & Video.; Československý filmexport.
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eye 1,543

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Tells a story about a mole's love for music which helps sustain him when he has to make a new record from scratch after breaking his favorite copy. For elementary grades.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: mole, animated
A/V Geeks
by Zdeněk Miler; Československý filmexport.; Phoenix/BFA Films & Video.
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eye 2,559

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Tells a story about a little mole who is carried by a rocket to a deserted island in the middle of the ocean. Shows how the sea animals help repair the ruined rocket and go off in it with the mole. For elementary grades.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: animated, mole
A/V Geeks
by Zdenĕk Miller; McGraw-Hill Films.; Krátký film.
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Animated. A mole and a mouse rescue a hedgehog who has been caught by a hunter.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: animated, mole
A/V Geeks
by Zdenek Miler; Československý filmexport.; Phoenix/BFA Films & Video.
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The mole finds a beautiful, glittering stone which he thinks is a star, and he tries to fix it in the sky.
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Topics: animated, mole
Educational Films
by Zahm/Hurwitz Productions
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Nuclear warfare, Arms race, Youth
Educational Films
by Zagreb-film; Contemporary Films/McGraw-Hill
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Director, Zlatko Sudovic; photographer, Antun Markie
Topics: Social Change., Social Conditions., Guidance, Personal.
Educational Films
by Zagreb-film; Benchmark Films
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Also issued in 8 mm. and in super 8 mm. with magnetic sound
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Costume, Clothing and dress
Educational Films
by Zagreb Film
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favorite 23

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An animated version of Edgar Allan Poe's short story. It tells of Prince Prospero who, determined to keep the plague that is ravaging the countryside away, barricades himself and his court in his castle. Though his subjects are dying, he gives a ball and there he meets a beautiful woman. Following her through the castle, he finally catches up with her and finds her to be the Red Death that he was so anxious to  avoid. Awards: Yugoslav Film Festival, Belgrade; American Film Festival, New York.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: edgar allen poe, masque of the red death, zagreb film
Educational Films
by Zachrisson, Goran; Trans World International
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Narrator: Goran Zachrisson
Topics: Borg, Björn, 1956-, Tennis players
Educational Films
by Young, Jeff; Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956. Jüdische Frau
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eye 1,517

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Title from data sheet
Topics: Short films, Jews in Germany
Educational Films
by Young, J. B
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Orthographic Projection Summary Explains shape description and shows how different objects look when viewed from different angles. Includes a summary of the main principles of orthographic projection.
Topic: Orthographic projection
Educational Films
by Yorkshire Television
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Title from data sheet Director, Duncan Dallas Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Deals with the personal life of author and painter Beatrix Potter. Examines her fascination with animals and plants and the illustrations and characters she created from them. Includes reminiscences of people who knew the writer.
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Potter, Beatrix, 1866-1943, Authors, English, Artists, Women (Social...
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by York Films/Cal Video Graphics
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eye 487

favorite 8

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Beginning with a general introduction to comets, the film explores the history of Halley's Comet and advises how it may best be observed and photographed
Topics: Comets, Comets
Educational Films
by Yolen, Jane; Weston Woods Studios
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eye 2,907

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Jane Yolen
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Children's films, Owls, Fathers and daughters
Educational Films
by Yarrow, Mary Beth; Thompson, Julie, producer; Grant, Lee, 1927-; Irola, Judy; Pettit, Suzanne, 1948-1998; G.T.Y. Productions
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Narrated by Lee Grant
Topics: Willmar., Minnesota, Sex discrimination against women, Sex discrimination in employment
Educational Films
by Yale University. Media Design Studio; Center for Southern Folklore
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With script and study guide
Topic: Blues (Music)
Educational Films
by Wright, Richard, 1908-1960. Almos' a man; Learning in Focus, inc
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Sound accompaniment compatible for manual and automatic operation
Topics: Wright, Richard, 1908-1960, African Americans, Agricultural laborers
Educational Films
by Wright, John; Smith, Sandra; McGraw-Hill, inc
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Originally shown as part of the programming for the Open University course: Oceanography S334, a third level course
Topics: Water masses, Ocean circulation, Oceanography
Educational Films
by Wright, G. H. von (Georg Henrik), 1916-
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eye 218

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Topic: Logic
Educational Films
by World Research, Inc
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eye 187

favorite 2

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Title from data sheet
Topic: Inflation (Finance)
Educational Films
by World Presentations, Inc; Contemporary Films/McGraw-Hill
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eye 484

favorite 5

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Magnetic sound track
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Pelicans
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Wooldridge, Walter Reginald
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eye 133

favorite 2

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Narration by Senator Joseph Clark and an animated chart explain the steps through which a bill progresses to become a law. Follows the Housing act of 1959 through its genesis, committee hearings, Congressional passage, two vetoes, and final approval by the President.
Topics: Bill drafting -- United States, Housing -- Law and legislation -- United States, Educational Films...
Educational Films
by Wooldridge, Ian; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Films Incorporated
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Confederate Air Force, Airplanes, Military
Educational Films
by Woodward, Stanley
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CREDITS: Director, Stanley Woodward
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Topic: Cooking, American
Educational Films
by Women's Labor History Film Project
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Producers, Anne Bohlen, Lyn Goldfarb, Lorraine Gray
Topics: Women's Emergency Brigade, International Union, United Automobile Workers of America (A.F. of L.),...
Educational Films
by Women's Film Project; Film Images, inc
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eye 1,556

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Director, Helena Solberg-Ladd; script and research, Roberta Haber, Melanie Maholick; narrator, Leslie Cass; editor, Jane Stubbs
Topic: Women
Educational Films
by Women in Communications, inc. Dallas Professional Chapter; KERA Dallas/Ft. Worth (Television station)
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Also issued as videorecording
Topics: Divorced women, Middle-aged women
Educational Films
by Women Alive Production; MS Magazine; University of Indiana
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Producer & writer, Partricia Sides; narrator, Lynn Sherr
Topics: Women, Sex discrimination in employment
Educational Films
by Wombat Productions.
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Combines rare film clips, stills, and interviews in a chronicle of the fifty years of horror film production. Covers the early days of Nosferatu to today's so-called spatter movies. The Horror of it all  Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topic: Horror films
Educational Films
by Wombat Productions; TVS (Firm : Great Britain)
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Shows the adjustment of a handicapped boy who has no legs and how an ordinary skateboard gave him real mobility and access to the real world
Topic: Children with disabilities
Educational Films
by Wombat Productions; Devillier-Donegan Enterprises
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Richard Kiley
Topics: Peck, Gregory, 1916-2003, Motion picture actors and actresses
Educational Films
by Wombat Productions
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Bergman, Ingrid, 1915-1982, Motion picture actors and actresses, Actors and actresses
Educational Films
by Wombat Productions
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Shows the daily activities at home, play and school, of an 11 - year - old English boy who was born without arms or legs as a result of his mother's use of the drug thalidomide. Emphasizes the need for knowledge, hope and dignity in relating to the handicapped. Presents a large number of illustrated questions for which viewer record answers. Covers specific health problems of reproduction and birth.
Topics: Children with disabilities, Extremities (Anatomy), Thalidomide
Educational Films
by Wombat Productions
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Rebetika, Turks, Folk music
Educational Films
by Wombat Productions
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With study guide Producer, director, and writer, Gene Feldman; consultant, Lodema Burrows; photography, N. Kurita, Urs Furrer; editor, Michael Weiner Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Explores factors involved in the development of a positive self - image, the pain of rejection, the poignancy of near - misses in developing relationships and the satisfaction of recognition and re.ponse.
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Identity (Psychology), Child psychology, Psychology, Human relations
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Wolper Productions; Sterling Educational Films, inc; United Artists Television, Inc
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First released for television broadcast by United Artists Television
Topics: Bradbury, Ray, 1920-2012, Science fiction, American
Educational Films
by Wolper Productions; Sterling Educational Films, inc
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Biography of a Rookie: Willie Davis Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Follows the career of Willie Davis of the Los Angeles Dodgers from the day he was discovered. Emphasizes techniques used in his training.
Educational Films
by Wolper Productions; Sterling Educational Films, inc
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Originally telecast in the Biography series
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Topic: Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972
Educational Films
by Wolper Productions; McGraw-Hill Book Company
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Dwight David Eisenhower Basic education concerns itself with those matters which, once learned, enable the student to learn all the other matters, whether trivial or complex, that cannot properly be the subjects of elementary and secondary schooling. A quote from a book by Clifton Fadiman presents the theme of the philosophical discussion of Harvey M. Rice with Arthur Bestor.
Topic: Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969
Educational Films
by Wolper Productions; Films Incorporated
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Film editor, Hyman Kaufman ; narrator, Edmond O'Brien
Topics: Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972, MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964, Korean War (1950-1953), Korean War,...
Educational Films
by Wolper Productions; Films Incorporated
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At Bell's persuasion, Toby becomes Dr. Reynold's driver. Grateful for all she has done for him, Kunta is drawn to Bell and marries her. A meeting with an African drummer rekindles his dreams of escape. The drummer is working out a plan and will beat a message when ready. Bell gives birth to a daughter named Kizzy. During the Mandinka ceremony with the newborn, the drummer signals. But Kunta, obligated now to his family, does not respond. Instead, as the drum beats in the distance, he recounts...
Topic: Feature films
Educational Films
by Wolper Productions
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Hollywood: The Golden Years Traces the growth of the motion picture industry from nickelodeon days to the advent of sound. Features such stars as Charles Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, Rudolph Valentino, and Greta Garbo, and points out the important contributions of directors such as D.W. Griffith. Includes clips from the Mack Sennett comedies and from the films Flesh and the devil, Wings, and The Big parade. Ends with All Jolson in The Jazz singer, a film important in the beginning...
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Topics: Educational Film, Film and video, United States (1900-1950)
Educational Films
by Wolfgang, Ken, production, direction; Yanagisawa, Makoto, 1931-; Horii, Hobuhide; Horii, Tanetsugu; Watanabe, Yasuhide; Takei, George, 1937- narration; Kensharo Productions; Nihon Seikōjo; Independent Film Producers Company
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eye 3,517

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Makoto Yanagisawa (samurai), Nobuhide Horii (swordsmith), Tanetsugu Horii (swordsmith), Yasuhide Watanabe (swordsmith), George Takei (narrator)
Topic: Swordsmiths
Educational Films
by Wittman, Mal, production, direction; Schindel, Morton, production; Keats, Ezra Jack, writing. Snowy day; Weston Woods Studios
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Storyteller, Jane Harvey
Topics: Winter, Snow, Children's literature
Educational Films
by Witt, Peter Nikolaus; Salzman, Laurence; Blueflower Films
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favorite 23

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Shows the building of the geometric orb web and prey catching of the spider Araneus diadematus Cl. (Araneae, Araneidae). Shows details and overall patterns of an organism's movements, and how such movements fit into nature's framework, helping a species to survive in its environment Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Spiders, Spider webs
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Wise, Robert, 1914-2005, direction
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eye 2,868

favorite 19

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Creature film; feature
Topic: Science fiction films.
Educational Films
by Winkler (Mary) Anna and Peter
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Evaluation information: These materials have been reviewed by the Specialized Office for the Deaf and judged as appropriate for use with the hearing impaired at the specified level(s)
Topic: Creative activities and seat work
Educational Films
by Winfield, Paul; WTTW (Television station : Chicago, Ill.); Films Incorporated
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eye 405

favorite 1

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Title from data sheet
Topics: Baseball, African American baseball players
Educational Films
by Windrose-Dumont-Time; McGraw-Hill Book Company
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favorite 14

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With teacher's guide
Topic: Animal communication
Educational Films
by Wilson, John, 1919-2013; O'Neill, Mary Le Duc, 1908-1990. Hailstones and halibut bones; Fine Arts Productions, inc., Hollywood, Calif; Sterling Educational Films, inc
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favorite 4

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Producer, John Wilson
Topic: Color
Educational Films
by William and George Allen
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favorite 4

comment 1

favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Southwestern United States, Deserts.
Educational Films
by William Peterson Associates.; BFA Educational Media.
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Metrics For Measure Uses an animated story about an inchworm in order to introduce the background and characteristics of the metric system. Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Introduces the background and characteristics of the metric system. Uses the animated story of an inchworm and a friendly decimal point to lead viewers from the Customary System to the International System. Explains step-by-step how to use the metric system.
Topics: Educational Film, Measurement, Metric system
Educational Films
by William L Finley, Irene Finley
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eye 4,685

favorite 9

comment 3

favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Educational Films
by William Kenda Productions
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favorite 7

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Police training film shows situations in which officers must make split-second decisions about whether to use firearms: a nightclub brawl, an armed robbery, and a family disturbance. Shows less violent crisis-intervention techniques. Filmed at the Colorado Springs Police Department
Topics: Arrest, Police discretion, Police methods
Educational Films
by William Hale ; distributed by Rembrandt Films
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Director-Photographer, William Hale ; Producer, Antonio M. Vellani ; Music, Thomas Cutkomp Simon Rodilla, an Italian-American tile setter, wanted to leave his artistic mark on the world. The Watts Towers, forty-foot high spires of stone and pop bottle bits are the result Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Shows the building of the Watts Towers by an Italian immigrant, Simon Rodia.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, California, Architecture
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
A/V Geeks
by William Boundey; BFA
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eye 353

favorite 5

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Two youngsters meet a magical character who teaches them the names of coins, the value of each coin in relation to its purchasing power, and how to make change. For primary grades.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Money -- Juvenile films, Coins -- Juvenile films, Money.
Educational Films
by Will Vinton Productions
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favorite 12

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A poor cobbler has a dream in which he hears the Lord promise to visit him. Instead poor people in need of food, clothing, warmth, and understanding come to him. In the end he understands that this is how the Lord visits men today
Topic: Short films
Educational Films
by Will Vinton Productions
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eye 2,349

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An animated fantasy depicting the age of dinosaurs as imagined by a fifth grader and his classmates. The film was reissued in modified form in 1986 as Dinosaurs! utilizing a framing story. This is the original film.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Dinosaurs, Will Vinton, claymation, Animated films
Educational Films
by Wilkosz, Tadeusz; Janus Films
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eye 465

favorite 13

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A sardonic allegory about tyranny and revolution. A greedy, swaggering bag devours every object in its path until all survivors are forced to pay homage. A revolt starts -- the bag is defeated -- and victory seems accomplished, until a new leader emerges: the rebels' flag, stuffed with the guts of the old tyrant. Object animation by Tadeusz Wilkosz
Topics: Despotism, Animated films, Short films, Revolutions
Educational Films
by Wilkosz, Tadeusz; Janus Films
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favorite 9

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A sardonic allegory about tyranny and revolution. A greedy, swaggering bag devours every object in its path until all survivors are forced to pay homage. A revolt starts -- the bag is defeated -- and victory seems accomplished, until a new leader emerges: the rebels' flag, stuffed with the guts of the old tyrant. Object animation by Tadeusz Wilkosz
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Despotism, Animated films, Short films, Revolutions
Educational Films
by Wilkos, Virginia; Gagne, Paul R., 1956-; Donnelly, Donal; Marshall, James, 1942-1992. Red Riding Hood; Weston Woods Studios
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favorite 6

comment 0

From the book retold by James Marshall
Topics: Folklore, Fairy tales
Educational Films
by Wilkie, James W
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favorite 4

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A reflection on the hazardous life of a trout before it is caught. Shows some of its predators, including insects, birds, otters, and ducks
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Trout
Educational Films
by Wilets, Bernard; Haak, Dianne; Irwin, Hadley. Lilith summer; AIMS Media
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eye 790

favorite 3

comment 0

Title from data sheet
Topics: Children's films, Old age
Educational Films
by Wilets, Bernard; BFA Educational Media
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eye 2,673

favorite 94

comment 1

Portrays the physical basis of music and shows how music can be created and altered by electronic means. Includes music from a sound synthesizer and computer-controlled music
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Electronic music
Educational Films
by Wildwood Enterprises; Consumer Action Now (Organization)
movies

eye 766

favorite 18

comment 0

Title from data sheet
Topics: Solar energy, Solar houses
Educational Films
by Wildman, Sam Goodnow, 1912-; University of California (System). Extension Media Center
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eye 480

favorite 14

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A microphotographic record of the intense movement, remarkable behavior, and continual interaction of the organelles contained in protoplasm of living leaf cells, seen with the phase microscope and dark field microscopy
Topic: Plant cells and tissues
Educational Films
by Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975. Long Christmas dinner; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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eye 514

favorite 2

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An adaptation of Thornton Wilder's play about 90 years in the lives of an American family, 1885 to 1975
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Short films, Plays
Educational Films
by Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900. Happy prince; Reader's Digest Association; Pyramid Films, inc
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eye 1,714

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Based on the story of the same title by Oscar Wilde
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Fairy tales, Children's films
Educational Films
by Wild Resource Conservation Fund (Pa.)
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Documents an eight-year project begun in 1979 under the direction of Larry M. Rymon to reintroduce the osprey into Pennsylvania. Due to loss of habitat and wide use of agricultural chemicals, the bird has disappeared from the state for nearly forty years
Topics: Osprey, Rare birds
Educational Films
by Wilber, Edwin L
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favorite 12

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The events and personalities of 200 years of Black American history
Topics: African Americans, Slavery, Racism, Race relations