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Center for Humanities

Overview
Works: 754 works in 1,497 publications in 1 language and 7,751 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction films  Rules  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Educational films  Science films  Nature films  Caricatures and cartoons 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: BF575.P9, 303.385
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Most widely held works by Center for Humanities
The Eye of the storm by William Peters( Visual )

9 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in English and held by 272 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. 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 )

12 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member 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
Vietnam : the war that divided America by Robert Clark( Visual )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The program focuses on how the war in Vietnam affected the American people, from pro- and anti-war protesters, to the difficult adjustment of returning veterans and former POWs. Details actual battles, the My Lai massacre, the evacuation of Saigon and the boat people's plight
Myths and legends : mirrors of mankind( Visual )

18 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Students will be facinated with this colorful program that focuses upon the myths and legends that were created to explain the nature of the universe and people's place in it. They'll learn that myths and legends often reflect a connection between the life cycles of man and nature. And, they'll see how modern artists and writers continue to create parallels to the myths and legends of the past
Mythology lives! : ancient stories and modern literature( Visual )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program reacquaints students with stories of the past, points out their recurring themes and characters, and gives them a look at the modern day counterpart. Includes the triumph of good over evil (Superman), tragic love (Orpheus and Eurydice; Romeo and Juliet), innocence in peril (Little Red Riding Hood), and fatal beauty (Helen of Troy, Barbara Allen)
Interpreting the law : role of the Supreme Court( Visual )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member 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
Learning to see and understand: developing visual literacy( Visual )

9 editions published between 1973 and 2004 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how visual perception is influenced by personal experience, language, and society. Encourages the development of visual perceptiveness and expression
Mitosis and meiosis : how cells divide( Visual )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes the chain of events that results in cell division. Through photomicrographs, demonstrates each phase of mitosis and meiosis
Writing as process : a step-by-step guide( Visual )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells how writing is a process which begins long before words are put on paper, and continues long after the completion of the first draft. Gives practical tips on how to master the three major stages of the process: prewriting, writing, and revising
Classicism and romanticism: the sober and the sublime( Visual )

9 editions published between 1971 and 1987 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how the movements of Classicism and Romanticism are expressions of man's needs for form, pattern, and feelings. Includes illustrations of works of art and excerpts from literature and music
The Bible as literature : in the beginning was the word by Title( Visual )

5 editions published between 1975 and 1990 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member 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
What is a painting?/realism( Visual )

5 editions published between 1972 and 1986 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes the paintings of Whistler's Mother and Mona Lisa to show misconceptions in art appreciation concerning intellectual and emotional response. Describes how a particular object looked, and tells how the people of that time felt about it
How to survive in school--using library resources and reference materials( Visual )

6 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member 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
School survival skills : how to study effectively( Visual )

7 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program designed to teach students how to study their textbooks more efficiently and how to manage their time
Exploring the short story for entertainment and comprehension by Title( Visual )

7 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the short story as a literary form. Discusses important elements of the short story, such as characterization, theme, plot, style, setting, and point of view
Art with a message: protest and propaganda( Visual )

12 editions published between 1971 and 2000 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member 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
Science fiction: Jules Verne to Ray Bradbury( Visual )

11 editions published between 1974 and 1981 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells how science fiction continues to frighten and entertain readers but is being taken more seriously. Distinguishes between science fiction and fantasy
Why man creates : man, the measure of all things( Visual )

4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member 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
Sexual encounters of the floral kind( Visual )

2 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes various methods of plant pollination
Grammar--I found a dollar walking home : solving common sentence problems( Visual )

6 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identifies and helps remedy run-on sentences, comma splices, sentence fragments, disagreement of subject and verb, and other common sentence problems
 
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