BFA Educational Media
Most widely held works by BFA Educational Media
Black history lost, stolen or strayed ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1968 and 1991 in English and held by 366 libraries worldwide
Shows how American historians have tended to ignore, downplay or improperly document several significant achievements by black Americans.
Ethnic dance around the world ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in English and held by 80 libraries worldwide
Presents examples of ethnic dances from the Americas, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Australia and stresses their social and cultural motivations. Includes festival dances, celebration dances, courtship dances, and dances for recreation. Helps viewers understand why people dance, why dancing and music in many parts of the world are very different, and the role of religion in ethnic dancing.
Trifles ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Five people make a return visit to a Midwest farmhouse to solve a crime which was committed the day before. Designed to motivate reading.
The Cat in the hat ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1970 and 1990 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Dr. Seuss' cat invites students to use their imaginations to find ways to become self-sufficient in their use of time. A introduction to the sounds of words and the enjoyment of listening and reading. For elementary grades.
The cows of Dolo Ken Paye resolving conflict among the Kpelle ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
Discusses the coexistence of old customs and new economic practices and social structures in the Liberian village of Fokwele. Follows the "hot-knife" trial of a Kpelle farmer who wounded a cow descended from one belonging to former chieftain Dolo Ken Paye.
The Lorax ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
Presents the story from the book The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss. A fanciful tale with a serious theme: clean up the environment before it's too late.
Halloween is Grinch night ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1977 and 1987 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Young Eucariah journey through a creepy land of the Grinch's own creation.
Dr. Seuss on the loose ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1974 and 1991 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Based on the stories entitled The sneetches, The zax, and Green eggs and ham, by Dr. Seuss. Presents three cartoon stories which help children understand how people behave. Illustrates the pressure to conform, the inevitability of change and resistance to something new.
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1971 and 1991 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
Among the thousands of anonymous men and women who helped runaway slaves to safety, Harriet Tubman stands out as a woman of rare courage and abilities. This film follows one of her most dangerous trips leading a group of four slaves out of Maryland. "On-the-spot" reports cover the group's near capture and simulated interviews with people involved provide information about the Underground Railroad.
The Sneetches ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
Points out that differences are only relative. Presents an animated cartoon about various kinds of sneetches, and shows that beneath their different kinds of bellies they are really quite alike. For elementary grades.
The Grinch grinches the cat in the hat ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
A whimsical up-beat tale with the moral: everyone has a heart...a soft place...even a grinch! A Dr. Seuss story.
Discovering color ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1960 and 1978 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
Explains that colors differ in three ways: hue, value, and intensity. Discusses hues, pointing out that they are the names given to parts of the spectrum, that between the basic hues there are many in-between hues, that the value of any hue can be lightened or darkened by adding white or black, and that the intensity of any hue can be lowered, or dulled, by adding its complementary hue. Demonstrates the techniques of color mixing and explores the great variety of color which can be seen in the world around us.
Dragon stew ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
Presents the story from the book Dragon stew, by Tom McGowen. A fantasy about a king who loves food, a royal cook who never cooks, and a small fat dragon who is designated to be the main ingredient of a secret recipe. For elementary grades.
The Black soldier ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1968 and 1996 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Surveys the history of the Black American's participation in the armed forces of the United States, from the Revolutionary War to the war in Vietnam.
Jack London's To build a fire ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
An adaptation of Jack London's short story dramatizing man's confrontation with nature, its beauty and its danger, in the Arctic regions.
Green eggs and ham ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Presents an animated cartoon in rhyme in order to illustrate the principle that things are not always what they might appear to be. For elementary grades.
Dr. Seuss' The cat in the hat ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1971 and 1997 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Dr. Seuss' cat invites students to use their imagination to find ways to become self-sufficient in their use of time. An introduction to the sounds of words and the enjoyment of listening and reading. Songs include Calculatus eliminatus, Anything under the sun, and Cat in the hat. Animated. For elementary grades.
The Theater in Shakespeare's time ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1973 and 1987 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Deals with facets and traditions of Elizabethan theater, and visualizes characteristics of the stage, emphasizing the growth and vitality of the theater in Shakespeare's time.
The Hoober-Bloob Highway ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Presents an animated Dr. Seuss cartoon in which Mr. Hoober-Bloob, a baby dispatcher, tells what it is like for human beings on Earth. The baby decides to travel the Hoober-Bloob Highway to earth despite all the problems that may await him in his new home.
The art of the motion picture ( Visual )
in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Defines and gives examples of the five basic elements in filmmaking that lend themselves to artistic control by the filmmaker and to critical analysis by the film "consumer": composition, lighting, editing, filming of movement, and use of sound.
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