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Ephemeral Films

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 01 Ṣāliḥ, Fakhrī; 01 صالح، فخري
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Shakespeare's Theater: The Globe Playhouse A dramatized incident is used to show how leadership arises in a group, what is involved in the concept of leadership, and how group membership and leadership are related.
Topic: Arabic literature
Educational Films
by Alexeieff, Alexandre, 1901-1982; Parker, Claire; Starr, Cecile
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Previously released under the title Zhivago
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Topics: Animated films, Cinematography
Educational Films
by American Film Institute; Simon and Goodman Picture Company
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Cataloged from contributor's data
Topics: Street theater, Popular culture
Educational Films
by Armstrong, Neil, 1930-2012; Society to Advance Fusion Energy
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Produced by the Society to Advance Fusion Energy
Topic: Nuclear fusion
Educational Films
by Barlin, Paul; Barlin, Anne Lief; S-L Film Productions
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Photography, Paul Barlin
Topics: Movement education, Physical education for children
Educational Films
by Basehart, Richard, 1914-1984; Kaufman, Jack; Shirer, William L. (William Lawrence), 1904-1993. Rise and fall of the Third Reich; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; Wolper Productions; Films Incorporated
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eye 1,930

favorite 15

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VHS format
Topics: Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945, Politics and government
Educational Films
by Benchmark Films; SHB Films
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eye 458

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Title from data sheet
Topics: Tales, Puppet films, Children's films, Folklore, Puppets
Educational Films
by Blais, Roger. drt; Stone, Noel; National Film Board of Canada; Contemporary Films/McGraw-Hill
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favorite 56

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Commentator, Noel Stone Art director, Pierre L'Amare ; photographers, Don Wilder, Roger Moride, Roy Nolan
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Travel
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Bosustow, Nick; Stephen Bosustow Productions
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eye 256

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With teacher's guide
Topic: Communication in personnel management
Educational Films
by Breitrose, Henry S; Silverman, Marvin; Gibbs, James Lowell; Holt, Reinhart, and Winston, inc; BFA Educational Media
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eye 575

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Cinematography, editing, animation, Marvin Silverman ; music, James L. Gibbs ; editorial consultant, Henry Breitrose
Topics: Kpelle (African people), Ethnology, Customary law, Manners and customs
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Open University; Gass, I. G. (Ian Graham); Styles, Peter
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Presenter: Ian Gass, Peter Styles
Topics: Oceans., Historical geology.
Educational Films
by Brown, David (David E.), 1932-; Schuman, Edward; FMS Productions
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Filmmakers, David Brown and Ed Schuman
Topics: Drug abuse., Alcoholism.
Educational Films
by Bryan, Julien; Schlenker, Herman; International Film Foundation, inc
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Réalisation, Herman Schlenker
Topics: Anthropology., Anthropogeography, Indians of South America.
Educational Films
by Bryant & Stratton Business Institute, Rye, N.Y; Sandler Institutional Films
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eye 293

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With study guide
Topic: Employee orientation
Educational Films
by Carmichael, Robert; Lowe, Greg; Huntley, Timothy; Sports Imagery Inc; Pyramid Films, inc
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Bennett, Beth, Hill, Lynn, 1962-, Rock climbing, Women mountaineers, Mountaineers
Educational Films
by Castro, Fidel, 1926-; Seven League Productions; Filmakers Library, inc
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eye 561

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Title from data sheet
Topics: Diplomatic relations, Politics and government, Social conditions
Educational Films
by Children's Film Foundation (Great Britain); Sterling Educational Films, inc
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Based on a story by Mary Cathcart Borer
Topics: Borer, Mary Irene Cathcart, Borer, Mary Cathcart, 1906-1994
Educational Films
by Children's Film Foundation (Great Britain); Sterling Educational Films, inc
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Also issued in b&w
Educational Films
by Children's Film Foundation (Great Britain); Sterling Educational Films, inc
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Based on a story by Mary Cathcart Borer
Topics: Borer, Mary Irene Cathcart, Borer, Mary Cathcart, 1906-1994
Educational Films
by Chronicle Productions (N.Y.); Sterling Educational Films, inc
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Presents a story about two men who sit to play a friendly game of chess that ends up not so very friendly
Topic: Race relations
Educational Films
by Couelle, Marcia. pro; Dufaux, Guy, 1943- drt; Pathé cinéma (France); Société nationale de programme France-Régions; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
movies

eye 154

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Editors, Fracoise Hubert, Guy Dufaux
Topic: Rivers
Educational Films
by Dahlquist, John; Smith, Steve
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Defines terms used by economists, such as, "supply," "change in quantity supplied," "change in supply," and "techniques of production."
Topic: Supply and demand
Educational Films
by Dahlquist, John; Smith, Steve
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Defines terms used by economists, such as "demand," "change in quantity demanded," and "change in demand."
Topic: Supply and demand
Educational Films
by Davidson Films; Sterling Educational Films, inc
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Shows how play forms an important part in the development of expression and imagination in children
Topics: Play, Child psychology
Educational Films
by Davidson, Eric; Maclear, Andrew; Wallace, Melanie; Sakakeeny, Wendy; Wolfers, Louis; Ackroyd, Barry; Mansfield, John; Kübler-Ross, Elisabeth; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); Time-Life Video
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Biographical documentary
Topics: Kübler-Ross, Elisabeth, Psychiatrists, Death, Terminally ill, Biographical films, Motion...
Educational Films
by Davis, Gerald L; Shanagawa, Ernest; Jesus, Carlos de; Cleveland, E. E., 1897?-; Anthropology Film Center Foundation
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Producer, Gerald L. Davis ; scriptwriters, Gerald L. Davis, Ernest Shanagawa ; directors, Ernest Shanagawa, Carlos de Jesus
Topics: Preaching, African American clergy, African Americans, Body language
Educational Films
by Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930. Lost world; Spectra Pictures; Sterling Educational Films, inc
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With study guide
Topic: Trick cinematography
Educational Films
by Du Maurier, George, 1834-1896. Trilby; Spectra Pictures; Sterling Educational Films, inc
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Svengali Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film A Christmas tale of the regeneration of the miserly Scrooge. Filmed in England against authentic backgrounds.
Topics: Feature films, Marsh, Marion,, Barrymore, John,, Feature films.
Educational Films
by Eyre, Ronald; Montagnon, Peter, 1950-; Stedall, Jonathan
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Container title
Topics: Rumania., Religion, Christianity.
Educational Films
by FDR (Television program); American Broadcasting Company; Sextant, inc., New York; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Telecast on the ABC-TV documentary program FDR
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945, Finance, Rulers...
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Feiffer, Jules; Soll, Ralph. pro; Taub, Ari. drt; Chodorov, Stephen. cmm; Leigh, Eric. pht; Ralph Soll-Ari Taub Productions
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eye 326

favorite 3

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Based on a story by Jules Feiffer
Topics: Competition (Psychology), Short films
Educational Films
by Ferraro, Eugene; Steigman, Anita; Research Press Company
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Discusses the causes and effects of bulimia--self-destructive binge eating and vomiting--which a high percentage of high school and college women view as routine aspects of their everyday lives. Focuses on Dr. Anita Stiegman's informal presentations to students and illustrates the classic chain of events that often lead young women into the serious problem of binge-purge behavior. Interwoven with Dr. Stiegman's presentations are candid interviews with women who have experienced bulimia
Topics: Bulimia, Appetite disorders
Educational Films
by Fichman, Niv. pro; Sweete, Barbara. pro; Fichman-Sweete Productions
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Produced with the assistance of the Ontario Arts Council
Topics: Schafer, R. Murray (Raymond Murray), 1933-, Performance art, Music, Happenings (Art)
Educational Films
by Fields, W. C. (William Claude), 1880-1946; Sennett, Mack, 1880-1960
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Director, Arthur Ripley; original story and screenplay, W.C. Fields
Topic: Comedy films
Educational Films
by Fink, Abel K; State University College at Buffalo
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"Unrehearsed Group Behavior In An Actual Class."
Topics: Drama, Group relations training
Educational Films
by Fischer, Gunnar, 1910-2011. drt; Svensk filmindustri
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Production manager, Ulf Lindroth ; director of music, Erik Nordgren ; editor, Ulla Ryghe
Topics: Drottningholmsteatern, Theater
Educational Films
by Flaum, Marshall; Films Incorporated; Metromedia Producers Corporation; Selznick Properties, Inc
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Camera, Alan Stensvold ; film editor, Graham Lee Mahin ; narrator, Henry Fonda
Topics: Selznick, David O., 1902-1965, Motion picture industry
Educational Films
by Forbes Inc; Seven Seas Cinema; Phoenix/BFA Films & Video
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Fabergé, Peter Carl, 1846-1920, Goldwork, Art objects
Educational Films
by Fouracre, Ronald. drt pro; Shaw, Peter. pro; Chedd, Graham. aus; Vaughan, Paul. nrt; Crick, Francis, 1916-2004. ive; Watson, James D., 1928- ive; Pauling, Linus, 1901-1994. ive; Wilkins, Maurice, 1916-2004. ive; VSM Productions; John Wiley & Sons
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Narrator, Paul Vaughan
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Topics: DNA, Molecular biology, Crystallography
Educational Films
by Frasconi, Pablo, director; Salzer, Nancy, director; Filmakers Library, inc
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eye 2,793

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Studies the ecological history of the American grasslands, describing the destruction of the grasslands by man and the present-day realization that the land has to be protected.
Topics: Urban renewal, Gentrification, Documentary films
Educational Films
by Freitag, Cynthia; Spier, Peter; Jorden, Owen; Rovics, Howard; Krasilovsky, Phyllis. Cow who fell in the canal; Weston Woods Studios
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"Iconographic" (drawn, camera-scanned, not animated)
Topics: Children's films, Cows
Educational Films
by Glover, Guy. fmp; May, Derek. drt aus; Cohen, Leonard, 1934-2016. cmp; Duckworth, Martin. cng; Gillson, Malca. sds; Alexander, Ron. rcd; Stormy Clovers. mus; National Film Board of Canada
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Tinted stock
Topics: Photography, Cinematography
Educational Films
by Glyn, David; Fox, Dave; Stevens, Sylvia; Wombat Productions; Faction Films; Arts Council of Great Britain
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VHS
Topics: Photojournalism, Social conditions
Educational Films
by Gold, Leon S; Davies, Patricia; Sgarro, Nicholas; Roundtable Productions; Roundtable Films
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favorite 5

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Title from data sheet
Topics: Employee motivation, Personnel management, Supervision of employees, Motivation (Psychology)
Educational Films
by Hamilton, Guy, 1922-2016; Douglas, Kirk, 1916-; Olivier, Laurence, 1907-1989; Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950. Devil's disciple; Indiana University, Bloomington
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Directed by Guy Hamilton
Topic: Feature films
Educational Films
by Heady, Eleanor B. When the stones were soft; Parents' Magazine Enterprises; Learning Corporation of America; Stephen Bosustow Productions
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Based on the book: When the stones were soft, by Eleanor Heady
Topics: Tales, African, Folklore, Children's films
Educational Films
by Hott, Lawrence R; Sherman, Roger M., 1951-; Nature Conservancy (U.S.)
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Produced and directed by Lawrence R. Hott and Roger M. Sherman for the Nature Conservancy
Topics: Wildlife conservation, Habitat (Ecology), Ecology
Educational Films
by Houston, Kathleen; Smith, Sandy McCall; Churchill Films
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Tales, Children's films, Animated films, Folklore
Educational Films
by Hughes, Peter. Emperor's oblong pancake; John Wilson Productions; Sterling Educational Films, inc
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Based on the story of the same title by Peter Hughes
Educational Films
by International Film Bureau; State University of New York. College of Forestry at Syracuse University
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Producer, William M. Harlow
Topic: Wood
Educational Films
by International Film Bureau; Stewart Film Distributors
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Ohm's law, Electricity
Educational Films
by Isaacs, Asher, 1902-1963; Slesinger, Reuben E., joint author
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Bibliography: p. 439-442 Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Uses animation to explain the causes of ocean tides, showing the effect of centrifugal force and the gravitational attraction of the sun and the moon on the waters. Discusses the uses of the ocean tides and points out that the activities of man must be planned to fit the rhythm of the tides.
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Industrial policy, Oceanography, Earth sciences
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Johnston, Ron; Romer, John; Scorer, Mischa; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
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FFH 867
Topics: Bible, Civilization, Ancient, Study skills
Educational Films
by Johnston, Ron; Romer, John; Scorer, Mischa; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
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FFH 866
Topics: Bible, Civilization, Ancient, Study skills
Educational Films
by Judson, Stephen; Raley, Ron; Smith, Irby; Poledouris, Basil; Schmidt, Warren H; CRM/McGraw-Hill Films
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Michael Leboeuf, Edward T. Hall, Malcolm B. Northrup, Ferro Pagliai II, Patricia B. Wyskocil
Topic: Time management
Educational Films
by Julia, Raul; Streep, Meryl; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Taming of the shrew; New York Shakespeare Festival Productions; Films Incorporated
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Streep, Meryl, Julia, Raul
Educational Films
by Kahn, Terry; Smidt, Burr, 1927-2000; Kahn, Ilene; Sorkin, Arla; Mersky, Kres; FilmFair Communications; Salenger Educational Media (Firm)
movies

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Kres Mersky
Topics: Physical Fitness., Health attitudes., Health.
Educational Films
by Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation; Stephen Bosustow Productions
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eye 355

favorite 2

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With leader's guide
Topics: Management by objectives, Performance standards
Educational Films
by Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation; Stephen Bosustow Productions
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eye 180

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With leader's guide
Topics: Management by objectives, Performance standards
Educational Films
by Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation; Stephen Bosustow Productions
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With leader's guide
Topic: Management by objectives
Educational Films
by Keaton, Buster, 1895-1966; Schenck, Joseph M., 1877-1961
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The General Follows the lives of workers, many of them women, in the garment and electronics industries in special export processing zones in Mexico and the Philippines. Explains how, in order to cut manufacturing costs, American corporations have hired workers outside the United States. Notes that working conditions in offshore plants are in general considerably more hazardousin comparable factories in the United States.
Topics: Silent films, Comedy films
Educational Films
by Kent County Community Mental Health Service; Stanfield House (Firm)
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Presents a community-oriented view of mental retardation through the personal account of a retarded adult and three families with retarded children
Topics: People with mental disabilities, Children with mental disabilities
Educational Films
by Killiam, Paul; Turell, Saul J; Griffith, D. W. (David Wark), 1875-1948. Intolerance; Sterling Educational Films, inc
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Title is from container
Educational Films
by Laguionie, Jean-François, 1939- direction; Alrand, Pierre, music; Films Paul Grimault; Sterling Educational Films, inc
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Musique, Pierre Alrand
Educational Films
by Landsburg, Alan. executive producer; Cartwright, William T, producer; Potter, Anthony, writer; Sevareid, Eric, 1912-1992, host, narrator; Alan Landsburg Productions, related name; WNEW-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.), related name
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Host and narrator, Eric Sevareid The careers and styles of Franklin D. Roosevelt, aristocrat and democrat, and Adolph Hitler, bourgeois and demagogue, are contrasted to show how individual charisma and leadership can influence, even alter, history Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945, Hitler, Adolf,...
Educational Films
by Last, Brenda; Johnson, Nicholas, 1934-; Francis, Janet; Barbieri, Margaret; Symons, Oliver; Blair, David; Delibes, Léo, 1836-1891. Coppélia. Selections; Thames Television, ltd; Royal Ballet; Media Guild
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Introducer and narrator, David Blair
Topics: Delibes, Léo, 1836-1891, Coppélia (Delibes, Léo), Ballet
Educational Films
by Lazar, Patricia; Suydam, Marilyn N; Pennsylvania State University. University Division of Instructional Services
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Project director, Marilyn N. Suydam ; project consultant, J. Fred Weaver Points out that mathematics instruction can be improved by effectively diagnosing pupil needs. Explores ways of grouping pupils on the basis of such evaluation and of providing instruction to meet specific needs Summary Points out that mathematics instruction can be improved by effectively diagnosing pupil needs. Shows the use of interview inventories and a ./ia metic instrument.
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Mathematics, Mathematical ability, Job interviews, Teaching methods...
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Lazin, Lauren; Stanford University. Department of Communication; Film Arts Foundation (San Francisco, Calif.); Cinema Guild
movies

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Cataloged from contributor's data
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Topics: Women, Social conditions
Educational Films
by Learning Corporation of America; Simon and Schuster, Inc
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favorite 4

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Marion Ross, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Carol Lawrence, James Karen, Don Billett, Julie Piekarski, Kari Michaelson
Topic: Parent and child
Educational Films
by Li, Sue Yung; Sun, Shirley; University of California, Berkeley
movies

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Produced by Sue Yung Li and Shirley Sun
Topic: Travel
Educational Films
by Li, Sue Yung; Sun, Shirley; University of California, Berkeley
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Produced by Sue Yung Li and Shirley Sun
Topic: Travel
Educational Films
by MacRae, Henry; Stafani, Frederick; National Film and Video
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Flash, Zarkov and Dale travel through space to the planet Mongo to prevent Ming the Merciless from destroying the Earth. Flash enlists the aid of King Thun and his Lion Men, and fights the dragon-like "Gocko." Prince Barin of the Forest People and King Vultan of the Hawk Men join Flash fighting Ming.
Educational Films
by Meredith, Burgess, 1907-1997, narrator; Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968. Forgotten village
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Filmed in Mexico with cast composed entirely of native Mexican peasants, doctors, teachers, etc
Topics: Social evolution, Social conditions
Educational Films
by Moats, Lillian; Somersaulter, J. P; Pajon Arts; Perspective Films (Firm)
movies

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Title from data sheet
Topics: Fairy tales, Halloween
Educational Films
by Morrison, Bruce; Hunter, Keith; Sprocket Films; Journal Films, inc
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Shows the problems created when the red deer was imported to New Zealand. Discusses the deer's unchecked population growth, the hunting of the deer as a pest, and its recent cultivation as a farm animal by venison exporters. Demonstrates the technology involved in capturing deer for breeding and sale. For high school, college and adult audiences
Topics: Red deer, Ecology