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Guidance Associates

Overview
Works: 1,482 works in 2,255 publications in 2 languages and 14,398 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Documentary films  War films  Historical films  Nonfiction films  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary television programs  Political films  Educational films 
Roles: prn, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Guidance Associates
Modern U.S. history : from cold war to hostage crisis( Visual )

18 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the Kennedy-Johnson years, as the struggle for black civil rights to a climax, led by Martin Luther King, Jr. America faces the Cuban Missile Crisis and Kennedy's assassination, and the country divided bitterly over escalating involvement in Vietnam
The Great Depression : 1929-1939( Visual )

3 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlighted by the commentary of Eric Goldman, noted historian of the period, the narrative begins with Black Thursday and the panic on Wall Street. The program describes the effects of unemployment, traces Roosevelt's 'New Deal' and concludes with the coming of World War II and the return of prosperity
Shakespeare-- a day at the Globe( Visual )

4 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the development of public theater up to the building of Shakespeare's Globe reviewing the social, political, and cultural events that made Shakespeare's accomplishments possible and recreates a performance at the Globe
Supreme Court decisions that changed the nation( Visual )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the period following the Civil War, the United States gave legal justification to racial segregation -- revealing that although the country was ready to abolish slavery, it was not prepared to accept the concept of equal rights for blacks; the Supreme Court's decision in Plessy vs. Ferguson underscored this fact. After Lincoln's death, the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution were passed in order to provide 'equal protection of the law' for all U.S. citizens. These amendments, however, were largely undermined by the passage of state laws discriminating against blacks and other minority groups. The principle of 'separate but equal' -- invoked in the case of Plessy vs. Ferguson -- set a precedent for the ruling of segregation cases over the next sixty years
The Eye of the storm by William Peters( Visual )

6 editions published between 1970 and 2003 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Award winning documentary, records an innovative experiment in which a third-grade teacher divides her all-white class into "blue-eyes" and "brown-eyes" making each group superior or inferior on successive days. Demonstrates the nature and effects of bigotry by showing changes brought about in their behavior and learning patterns
Witness to history( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The exciting, dramatic changes that took place in the first twenty years of the new century. See immigrants at Ellis Island and scenes of Henry Ford inventing the 'horseless carriage'
The Harlem renaissance and beyond( Visual )

2 editions published between 1969 and 1990 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the work of several American Negro writers, including Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, and Claude McKay. Discusses some of the lesser figures whose importance is more historical than literary
La Bataille d'Alger = The Battle of Algiers by Gillo Pontecorvo( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in French and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the harrowing events of 1957, a key year in Algeriaś struggle for independence from France. Recreates the tumultuous Algerian uprising against the occupying French in the 1950s. As violence escalates on both sides, the French torture prisoners for information and the Algerians resort to terrorism in their quest for independence. Children shoot soldiers at point-blank range, women plant bombs in cafés. The French win the battle, but ultimately lose the war as the Algerian people demonstrate that they will no longer be suppressed
Supreme Court decisions that changed the nation( Visual )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The founding fathers created the Bill of Rights, but left succeeding generations of Americans the task of interpreting what these liberties meant. Our rights have most often been determined by court decisions; and the final word rests with the Supreme Court. Privacy, often defined as the right to be left alone, is an abstract concept until a live legal issue is presented. In Roe v. Wade the issue was this: should a woman have the right to terminate her pregnancy, or can the interests of the state government prevent such freedom of choice? The opinions of the justices can serve as the basis for student discussion views on the ethical and legal issues involved. A civics class may wish to use the roe case to discuss the far-reaching role of government. American history classes may find the Roe case useful in analyzing civil rights as they are interpreted now, and as they are interpreted now, and as they might be interpreted in the future
Supreme Court decisions that changed the nation( Visual )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In all police arrests, the accused has the right to remain silent and to be provided with an attorney before and during questioning. He or she must also be informed of these rights, in order to exercise the 'privilege against self-incrimination.' The provision of these rights is a result of fairly recent Supreme Court decisions based on the Fifth and Sixth Amendments to the Constitution. Although the purpose of these rulings is to aid suspects who may be poor, inexperienced or ignorant of the law, some people argue that these rulings provide a kind of protection for the professional criminal as well. In examining these two key Supreme Court decisions, this program explores an issue that remains a subject of controversy today: balancing the fight of the accused with those of society
Supreme court decisions that changed the nation( Visual )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The requirement that judges restrain their personal feelings and prevent outside factors from influencing their judicial decisions can be traced back to English common law. This practice is known as judicial restraint, and the abandonment of this essential principle is at the heart of a controversial case known as The Dred Scott Decision. The Dred Scott Decision involved slavery and states' rights, two subjects that elicited strong opinions from almost all Americans -- subjects that even U.S. justices seemed unable to confront with professional open-mindedness and judicial restraint. Ultimately, the course of this case testified to the breakdown of compromise between North and South, a breakdown that led the country to civil war
Supreme Court decisions that changed the nation( Visual )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unanimous overruling of Plessy v. Ferguson, declaring segregation in public schools unconstitutional
Supreme Court decisions that changed the nation( Visual )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concept of judicial review was established in a Supreme Court decision made early in our country's history -- a decision in the case known as Marbury vs. Madison. Judicial Review means that we intend to live by the principles of the Constitution, and that we believe that judges trained in the law are best qualified to uphold these principles; for judicial review gives the judicial branch of our government -- and the Supreme Court in particular -- the right to determine the constitutionality of all laws. In this landmark case, Chief Justice John Marshall found himself in a political dilemma involving the relationship of authority between the judicial and executive branches of government. The program explains how Marshall's historic decision managed to both satisfy President Jefferson and permanently strengthen the power of the Supreme Court
Supreme Court decisions that changed the nation( Visual )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The powers of the federal government are defined according to our interpretation of the Constitution. The extent of these powers is now always spelled out and it is sometimes necessary to determine if certain powers may or may not be implied. In our history, the question of implied powers has long been the subject of dispute between those who support a strong federal government and those who believe in the sovereignty of the state. One groundbreaking dispute over this issue was the case known as McCulloch vs. Maryland -- a case that began after the War of 1812, when the founding of a National Bank caused this heated national controversy to come to a head
Supreme Court decisions that changed the nation( Visual )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the central concepts of the Constitution is the separation of powers among the legislative, executive and judicial branches of government. But two hundred years of American history have shown that the respective powers of the three branches sometimes overlap and conflict. U.S. v. Nixon is an example of just such a conflict. It provoked an assertion by the President that he must have strict confidentiality of his correspondence and other materials in order to operate the office of the Chief Executive effectively. When these materials were used as evidence necessary in a criminal trial, the question presented to the Supreme Court was: Which branch should prevail? U.S. v. Nixon can be used in an American history or government class to demonstrate that the separation of powers is not a static concept, but one that is continually evolving and developing
Mythology is alive and well( Visual )

2 editions published between 1970 and 1990 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mythology Is Alive And Well is a two-part program which introduces, in a lighthearted way, the major figures of the Greek and Roman pantheon. The program sorts them out and clearly shows their relationships to one another and also what they meant to the men and women who created and worshiped them
Mythology : gods & goddesses( Visual )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For students who are not already familiar with the classical myths, 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 Dionysus. It also recounts the stories of Arachne, Phaethon, Actaeon, Perseus and Medusa, King Midas, the judgment of Paris and the Trojan War, and the founding of Rome by Romulus and Remus
Witness to history( Visual )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a first hand look at the destruction and jubilation of postwar Europe, this program includes the Potsdam Conference, the Berlin airlift, the Hungarian Revolution, and the Berlin crisis
Witness to history. the war in the Pacific( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eyewitness views of the attack at Pearl Harbor, Roosevelt delivering his war message to Congress, troops landing at Iwo Jima, and the bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima
Witness to history( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program traces the history of the USSR from its creation in 1922 to its dissolution in 1991. The program also follows the rise and fall of the Soviet Bloc from the end of World War II to the Revolutions of 1989. It features archival footage that documents the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II, Lenin and the Russian Revolution, Stalin and the rise of the USSR, post-World War II Europe, the events that led to the construction of the Berlin Wall, reforms instituted by Mikhail Gorbachev, and the collapse of the Berlin Wall
 
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