Most widely held works by Frank Batavick
Respecting diversity in the classroom ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 256 libraries worldwide
A professional development program designed to help educators address the issue of multicultural education, with strategies to help develop multicultural curricula as well as help integrate multicultural education into an existing curriculum.
Zora Neale Hurston a heart with room for every joy ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 233 libraries worldwide
A writer of novels, short stories, folktales, plays, and essays, Zora Neale Hurston combined a hunger for research and a desire to penetrate the deepest of popular beliefs with a exquisite narrative talent. This biography of Hurston--a compelling story of a free spirit who achieved national prominence yet died in obscurity--examines the rich legacy of her writings, which include Mules and Men, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Tell My Horse, and Dust Tracks on a Road. The program demonstrates that Hurston truly had, as it said in her high school yearbook, "A heart with room for every joy."
Sexual stereotypes in the media ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 182 libraries worldwide
"More than ever before, Americans are being bombarded--and acculturated--by the media, and only discerning individuals will recognize the sexual biases that all too often are a part of each day's worth of information and entertainment. This program focuses on identifying and looking beyond categorical stereotypes of women, men, gays, and lesbians"--Container.
Romanticism imagining freedom ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 177 libraries worldwide
The rebellious artist, the attraction to the dark side, love and death, and the primacy of nature--all of these are themes that suffused the artistic and ideological revolution known as Romanticism. This program vividly conveys how new ways of thinking and seeing reshaped writing, painting, and music during the 19th century, and discuss the characteristics of this influential movement and its continuing impact on contemporary culture.
The media's influence on the things we do ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
Communication experts, psychologists and philosophers discuss aspects of mass media's influence on people's behavior and motivation.
Geoffrey Chaucer the Canterbury Tales ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
Expert commentators Dr. Christiania Whitehead and Dr. Peter Mack discuss the tradition of 14th century poetry, the General Prologue, Chaucer's social grouping of pilgrims and the themes they explore, and the poem as a reflection of medieval English society.
The legend of Arthur in literature and popular culture ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
What makes the promise of Camelot still resonate in the 21st century? In this program, Barbara and Alan Lupack, authors of King Arthur in America and Arthurian Literature by Women; Debra Mancoff, author of The Arthurian Revival in Victorian Art; and Kevin J. Harty, author of King Arthur on Film, New Essays on Arthurian Cinema, discuss the enduring fascination with King Arthur in Britain and America since the Victorian era. Tennyson₂s Idylls of the King, Twain₂s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur₂s Court, paintings of the Pre-Raphaelites, and writings of John Steinbeck, T.H. White, Marion Zimmer Bradley, and others are featured. In addition, Hollywood and pop culture₂s continuing infatuation with Arthur is explored.
The transformation age surviving a technology revolution ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
"With observations and comments from real world technology and business pioneers, and the wit and wisdom of host Robert X. Cringely, THE TRANSFORMATION AGE looks at the boundless opportunities and the overwhelming challenges in this new age of discovery and constant change" -- Container.
The English Civil Wars ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
A study of the 17th-century struggle between Parliamentarian and Royalist forces, which led to the execution of King Charles I and a brief period of republican government. With animated maps, brief excerpts of reenactments, and analysis by four military historians.
Oliver Cromwell ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
Parliamentarian, Puritan soldier, treasonous regicide, Lord Protector of England: Oliver Cromwell was all of these things, and this program scrutinizes his eventful life against the turbulent backdrop of 17th-century English political unrest.
The legend of King Arthur in literature & popular culture ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
"What makes the promise of Camelot still resonate in the 21st century? In this program, Barbara and Alan Lupack, authors of King Arthur in America and Arthurian Literature by Women; Debra Mancoff, author of The Arthurian Revival in Victorian Art; and Kevin J. Harty, author of King Arthur on Film, New Essays on Arthurian Cinema, discuss the enduring fascination with King Arthur in Britain and America since the Victorian era"--Container.
The Armada, 1588 ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
"Outwitted and outmaneuvered by Lord Howard of Effingham and Sir Francis Drake and thwarted by the weather as well, the Duke of Medina Sidonia's once almighty Armada returned to Spain in defeat, signaling the end of Spanish naval supremacy. This program analyzes the political and military aspects of Philip II's attempted invasion of England through expert commentary, battle maps, and reenactments involving the personalities and the ships that made this conflict a watershed in European history"--Container.
Glorias de la literatura española. Introducción a la literatura española ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Characterized by expressions of individuality, popularismo, criticism, stoicism, humor, piety, and dignity, the literature of Spain spans ten centuries, includes some of history's most significant writers, and contains landmark works of every major genre. This program provides an overview of Iberian history as it relates to Spanish literature. The formation of regional tongues and their importance in the cultural life of Spain are discussed, with an emphasis on the three languages that, apart from Castilian, are most in evidence today: Catalan, Gallego, and Basque, or Euskera.
Shadow and substance ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Lavine briefly outlines Plato's political philosophy. She then discusses how it was developed by exploring his theory of knowledge and his metaphysics. She concludes by summing up his political philosophy as the absolute rule by the well bred few who have the best knowledge.
Open for business ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Series provides training for persons considering entrepreneurship as a career choice.
The three-part man ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1979 and 1990 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Lavine discusses Plato's philosophy of moral behavior. Presentation includes views of morality by Plato's contemporaries, Plato's tripartite theory of the self, and a comparison of this theory with Freud's concept of the id, ego and superego. political system.
Glorias de la literatura española. Siglo XX, Generación del '27 The generation of '27 ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 16 libraries worldwide
At the heart of the Generation of '27 lies experimentation with a host of popular artistic as well as political "isms" including neo-Gongorism, Ultraism, Creationism, Surrealism, socialism, and communism. In this program, renowned experts profile key members of this post-World War I group. Dramatic readings include excerpts from Luis Cernuda's Donde Habite el Olvido, Rafael Alberti's "Cita Triste de Charlot," Ramón Gómez de la Serna's Flor de Greguerìas, Pedro Salinas's La Voz a Ti Debida, and Federico García Lorca's Romancero Gitano, Bodas de Sangre, Poeta en Nueva York, and "Romance Sonámbulo."
Glorias de la literatura española. Siglo XX, La guerra civil española ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 15 libraries worldwide
This title examines the period of the Second Republic in 1936 and the Spanish army's mutiny that marked the beginning of a bitter civil war that lasted three years and cost one million Spanish lives. Dramatic readings are from those poets and prose writers who captured the period in their works: Rafael Alberti's "Romancero general de la guerra," Antonio Machado's "Muerte de un niño Herido", José Maria Pemán's "De ellos es el mundo and Poema de la bestia y el angel", and Miguel Hernández' "Viento del pueblo."
Monoclonal antibodies ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Demonstrates laboratory procedures for the production of monoclonal antibodies.
Virtue is knowledge ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Lavine gives a brief biography on Plato. She then discusses his views outlined in his writings of the Republic.
African American novelists African Americans--Intellectual life African Americans--Social conditions African American women Art Art and philosophy Arthur,--King Arthurian romances Arts, Modern Biographical films Biography Canterbury tales (Chaucer, Geoffrey) Criticism, interpretation, etc. Documentary films Documentary films England--Canterbury Folklorists Gay men Great Britain Harlem Renaissance History Hurston, Zora Neale Idealism Information technology--Economic aspects Information technology--Social aspects Lesbians Literature Literature and anthropology Mass media Mass media and culture Mass media and ethnic relations Mass media and minorities Motion pictures Multicultural education Novelists, American Plato Romances, English Romanticism Romanticism in music Sex Sex role Sex role on television Southern States Spanish literature Stereotypes (Social psychology) Tales, Medieval Technological innovations--Social aspects United States Women and literature Women novelists