Center for Humanities
Most widely held works by Center for Humanities
The Eye of the storm ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1970 and 2003 in English and held by 393 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. The program, shown on NOW, demonstrates the nature and effects of bigotry by showing changes brought about in their behavior and learning patterns.
Critical thinking how to evaluate information and draw conclusions ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in English and held by 328 libraries worldwide
Designed to guide students toward reaching good conclusions, this program introduces the concept of "verbal maps", teaches the importance of considering the source of information, and dramatizes the traps of faulty reasoning.
Interpreting the law the role of the Supreme Court ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
Explains the development of the Supreme Court and discusses court cases that have changed the world today. Shows how justices are selected, how the court is organized and how the court reaches a decision.
The Research paper made easy--from assignment to completion ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
Emphasizes the use of multiple skills in writing a research paper, including writing, reading, organizing, note taking, revising, and reasoning. Divides this task into 10 steps, most of which are reinforced by participation in class exercises.
Learning to see and understand developing visual literacy ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1972 and 2004 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
Shows how visual perception is influenced by personal experience, language, and society. Encourages the development of visual perceptiveness and expression.
Grammar, I found a dollar walking home solving common sentence problems ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and held by 134 libraries worldwide
Identifies and helps remedy run-on sentences, comma splices, sentence fragments, disagreement of subject and verb, and other common sentence problems.
Writing as process a step-by-step guide ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
Presents a four-step method for writing topical papers including getting started, gathering materials, writing a first draft, and revising and polishing.
Classicism and romanticism the sober and the sublime ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1971 and 1987 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
Shows how the movements of Classicism and Romanticism are expressions of man's needs for form, pattern, and security, as well as his desire for change, fantasy, and feeling. Includes illustrations of works of art and excerpts from literature and music.
A picture's worth a thousand words interpreting visual information ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
Contains a series of still images with narration designed to demonstrate how visual images, including seemingly objective images such as photographs, maps, and charts, present only a partial, and usually biased, view of reality.
Mitosis and meiosis how cells divide ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
Analyzes the chain of events that results in cell division. Through photomicrographs, demonstrates each phase of mitosis and meiosis.
The Bible as literature in the beginning was the word ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1975 and 1990 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
Examines the Bible and the way it deals with fundamental, universal questions and truths. Explores how concrete, commonplace details of life are used to express humanity's most profound ideas and feelings. Shows that non-Biblical works of literature and art often echo the themes presented in the Bible.
Myths and legends: mirrors of mankind ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
Uses examples of art, literature, and music to discuss the myths and legends man has created to explain the nature of the universe and his place in it.
Shakespeare is alive and well in the modern world ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1975 and 1990 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
Illustrates how modern directors and actors use new staging approaches to help the audience experience Shakespeare's plays as universal human drama.
Contemporary trends ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1974 and 2000 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
Deals with the development of abstract impressionism in the 1940's and describes the basic groups involved: the action painters and the abstract imagists. Pop art is discussed and the future of contemporary art is examined.
Art with a message protest and propaganda ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1971 and 2000 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
Shows how art has been used as a vehicle for propaganda and protest, as seen in such things as Mussolini paintings and symbol of the clenched fist. Describes the power of art to persuade through distortion. Tells how wars, governments, legislators, and political systems have been dealt with satirically in art. Provides examples from the paintings of Daumier, Hogarth, and Shahn and from the literary works of Dickens, Swift, and Orwell.
Man and woman myths and stereotypes ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1975 and 2005 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Examines the ways that men and women throughout history have regarded themselves and each other. Explores various methods of breaking down these stereotypes and dealing with people as individuals. Commentary includes excerpts of literature and music.
Why man creates man, the measure of all things ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Presents a survey of the creative accomplishments of man from the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia to contemporary America. Includes views of works of art, dramatic narrative, and excerpts from literature and music.
School survival skills how to study effectively ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
Explains how to manage study time in relationship to other obligations, and suggests methods of more effective study. For junior high and high school.
How to survive in school--using library resources and reference materials ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Surveys basic library resources and instructs in the use of the card catalog and reference collection. Provides guidelines for the efficient organization of research.
The Break with tradition ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1974 and 1986 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
Introduces the origins of modern art with the revolt of the impressionists against academic realism in the late 19th century. Details the reaction against pure impressionism in the 1880's and includes commentary on such artists as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, and Mary Cassatt.
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