Most widely held works by Annenberg Media
Discovering psychology ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 253 libraries worldwide
Updated edition highlights major new developments in the field, offering an overview of classic and current theories of human behavior. Leading researchers, practitioners, and theorists probe the mysteries of the mind and body. Based on extensive investigation and superior scholarship, this introductory course in psychology features demonstrations, classic experiments and simulations, current research, documentary footage, and computer animation.
Art of the Western world ( Visual )
in English and held by 238 libraries worldwide
Magnificent masterpieces of the Western world are presented in their cultural and historical settings. From the restrained classical tradition to energetic and spontaneous modern art, each artistic movement is interpreted through its major paintings, sculptures, and works of architecture. Comments from internationally known art experts and critics assist in understanding and appreciation of the works. The series can be used to introduce students to the Western canon, or as review material for teachers.
The world of abnormal psychology ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 149 libraries worldwide
A video series that covers the spectrum of psychological disorders from simple stress to paranoid schizophrenia. In documentary style, therapists, physicians, and researchers weave their commentary on causal factors, treatments and prognoses around the patients' own stories.
Voices & visions ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
The lives and works of 13 renowned American poets are interpreted through dramatic readings, archival photographs, dance, performances, and interviews in this inspiring series. Illustrative poems in each program are accompanied by insights into their historical and cultural connections.The series covers the terminology of poetry and the larger role of poets in American and world literature studies.
The power of place geography for the 21st century ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
"Geography educators and content experts from around the globe look at physical, human, political, historical, economic, and cultural factors that affect people and natural environments. Maps, animation, and expert commentary focus to 52 case studies from 36 countries. Each case study reflects the issues of our 21st century world, as viewed from a geographical perspective"--Container.
The World of chemistry ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
Journey through the exciting world of chemistry with Nobel laureate Roald Hoffmann as your guide. The foundations of chemical structures and their behavior are explored through computer animation, demonstrations, and on-site footage at working industrial and research labs.
Earth revealed ( Visual )
10 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
"[S]hows the physical and scientific processes that shape our planet. From earthquakes and volcanoes to the creation of sea-floor crusts and shifting river courses, this series offers stunning visuals that explain plate tectonics and other geologic concepts and principles." -- Container.
The Africans a triple heritage : a commentary ( Visual )
in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
"Take a journey to 16 African countries to examine major influences on this complex continent: indigenous heritage, Western culture, and the Islamic religion. This series explores in depth Africa's geography, history, cultures, and religions. Discover the rich diversity of Africa and confront the problems that have resulted from different forms of government"--Container.
Economics U$A ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
Explores the fundamentals of economic history, theory, and practice, including microeconomics and macroeconomics, through interview with Nobel Prize-winning economists. The series features Milton Friedman, Paul Samuelson, John Kenneth Galbraith, Walter Heller, and others. In each program, case studies of major exonomic events show how economic theory relates to the real world. Made for college and high school classrooms and adult learners.
Against all odds inside statistics ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
This series goes on location to help uncover statistical solutions to the puzzles of everyday life. Learn how data collection and manipulation, paired with intelligent judgment and common sense, can lead to more informed decision making.
Exploring the world of music ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
An introduction to music with a global perspective, this program shows how elements such as melody, rhythm, and texture can create an infinite variety of sounds and serve as expressions of culture. Includes rare archival footage and contemporary performances.
The habitable planet a systems approach to environmental science ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
"The multimedia course explores the natural functions of Earth's systems: geophysical, atmospheric, oceanic, and ecosystems; Earth's ability to sustain life, especially human life; and the effects that human actions have had on the different natural systems. Components include 13 half-hour video programs featuring two documentary case studies describing current environmental science research, and an extensive Web site providing content, activities, and resources to help educators deepen and extend their understanding of environmental science"--Container label.
The Western tradition ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
Two semester telecourse on western civilization built around the classroom lectures of Eugen Weber, author, historian, and professor at UCLA. Weber's lectures survey developments in politics, economics, industry, agriculture, art, philosophy, and daily life from ancient Egypt to our own time.
The Africans : study guide ( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
Ethics in America II ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
"New, and yet familiar, hypothetical cases are debated and agonized over by eminent leaders from government, business, science and academia. [The program] follows its predecessor by exploring gripping ethical dilemmas using the time-honored Socratic Dialogue format. The programs can be used with a study guide to help teachers engage their students in the process of ethical reasoning and acquaint them with its traditions through historical essays and other writings. A website with background on the programs and issues is coordinated with the series" -- Container label.
American passages a literary survey ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
A 16-part instructional series that places American literary movements and authors within the context of history and culture, bringing in a diversity of voices and tracing the continuity among them.
A world of art works in progress ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
"Each program in this art appreciation series is devoted to a contemporary artist who takes one or more works of art from start to finish. Listening to the artists and observing their working process provides insight into the artworks themselves. The series emphasizes effective visual communication, problem solving, and critical thinking as large, often collaborative projects are seen through to completion. Produced by Oregon Public Broadcasting in association with Oregon State University. 1997."--Container.
Ethics in America ( Visual )
in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Examines a wide range of ethical positions and allows the viewer to look at his/her own ethical standards.
Destinos an introduction to Spanish : a telecourse ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 46 libraries worldwide
"Teaches speaking, listening, and comprehension skills in Spanish. This telenovela, or Spanish soap opera, immerses students in everyday situations with native speakers and introduces the cultures, accents, and dialects of Mexico, Spain, Argentina, and Puerto Rico"--Container.
Mathematics illuminated ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
"A 13-part multimedia learning resource for adult learners and high school teachers, Mathematics Illuminated explores major themes in the field of mathematics, from humankind's earliest study of prime numbers to the cutting edge mathematics used to reveal the shape of the universe"--Container.
Abstract expressionism Affective disorders Africa American poetry--Study and teaching (Higher) Anxiety Architecture, Gothic Architecture, Romanesque Art Art, Baroque Art, Classical Art, Renaissance Art, Rococo Behavior disorders in children Bishop, Elizabeth,--1911-1979 Civilization Civilization, Western Classification Crane, Hart,--1899-1932 Dickinson, Emily,--1830-1886 Documentary films Documentary television programs Earth Economic history Educational television programs Eliot, T. S.--1888-1965 Enlightenment Europe History Impressionism (Art) Mental illness Mental illness--Physiological aspects Modernism (Art) Nonfiction television programs Painting, Flemish Personality disorders Popular works Pound, Ezra,--1885-1972 Psychology Psychology, Pathological Psychotherapy Romanticism Schizophrenia Self-instruction Sexual disorders Stress (Psychology) Substance abuse United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Whitman, Walt,--1819-1892 Williams, William Carlos,--1883-1963