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Schlessinger Video Productions

Overview
Works: 302 works in 423 publications in 1 language and 30,409 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Children's films  Educational films  Biography  Biographical films  History  Nonfiction films  Short films  Drama  Documentary films 
Roles: Producer, Author
Classifications: E77.4, 973
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Most widely held works by Schlessinger Video Productions
Rosh Hashanah/Yom Kippur( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur, the day of atonement and forgiveness, are the two High Holidays of the Jewish calendar. Children are introduced to these solemn, reflective holidays through a traditional prayer and Tashlikh ceremony. They also learn about the symbolism of foods associated with these holidays, the special clothing that is worn, and the importance of the Torah and performing good deeds throughout the year
Election day( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From campaigning and debates to rallies and voting, this program explains the activities that precede Election Day. Different levels of public office elections are reviewed along with the constitutional amendments that gave the right to vote to all groups. Children also explore the history of voting and examine the attributes of a good leader by watching as a group of middle school students elect their class president
Animals of the rainforest by Schlessinger Video Productions( Visual )

5 editions published between 419 and 2006 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces students to the many insects, reptiles, birds and other animals thriving in the layers of the tropical rainforest. The program presents facts about where animals live, what they eat, how they adapt to changes in their environment and how they protect themselves from predators
Mexican-American heritage( Visual )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children learn about the history, geography, and culture of Mexico; count to ten and say a few words in Spanish; tour the Olvera Street market in Los Angeles; make a yarn painting; see an animated folktale; and sing a Mexican folk song
Cinco de Mayo by Andrew Schlessinger( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of Mexico's military victory over the French in 1862. This video investigates the holiday's history, and observes preparations being made to make the occasion festive, highlighted by the sounds of a Mexican mariachi band
Kwanzaa( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the rhythmic sounds of traditional West-African drums and a look into the colorful significance of the clothes and candles, young viewers are introduced to the African American family celebration of Kwanzaa. The seven principles of the Kwanzaa festival (Unity, Self-determination, Collective work, Cooperation, Purpose, Creativity and Faith in self) are explored, and an African folk tale, Unanana and The Enormous One-Tusked Elephant, vividly illustrates the idea of conflict resolution within the community
Native American heritage( Visual )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exciting adventures appear at every turn as children are introduced to the history and culture of the diverse groups of Native Americans that first lived in North America
Chinese-American heritage( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exciting adventures appear at every turn as children are introduced to the vast land and culture of China as well as the immigration of Chinese Americans and the traditions they observe today
Harriet Tubman : antislavery activist( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historians tell the story of Harriet Tubman's life covering her childhood in slavery, her work with the underground railroad in leading Southern slaves to freedom in Canada, and her life after the Civil War. Emphasizes her contributions to the community
Sojourner Truth : antislavery activist( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black historians and others comment on the life of Sojourner Truth, who was born a slave in New York state, freed by law in 1827, and went on to become a preacher and supporter of women's rights and antislavery, speaking throughout the Northeast
Chinese New Year( Visual )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children will excite in the sights and sounds of the traditional Chinese New Year as the usually peaceful Chinatown erupts with the noise of drums and firecrackers, and the beauty of vibrant, festive colors. During this most important and popular of all Chinese festivals, the ideas of communal awareness and starting anew are taught through the celebration in honor of Tsun Kwan, the god of the hearth, and the traditional festival of the dragon
Martin Luther King, Jr. : civil rights leader( Visual )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moving interviews with civil rights leaders Andrew Young and James Farmer detail the inspirational life of Martin Luther King, Jr
Native American life( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses who are Native Americans, their cultural diversity, and their relationship to the Earth. Features the stories of Pocahontas and Tecumseh
A History of slavery in America( Visual )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the institution of slavery in North America from the 1600s to the early days of Reconstruction
Malcolm X : militant black leader( Visual )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black historians and leaders comment on the life of Malcolm X, who experienced violence from the Ku Klux Klan as a child and grew up to become a leader of the Black Muslims and a spokesperson for Black nationalism
Equality : a history of the women's movement in America( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the lives of women who were prominent in the various women's movements that emerged in response to a variety of injustices perpetrated against women in their personal, public, and professional lives. From Abigale Adams in 1776 to the present day
Puerto Rican heritage( Visual )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exciting adventures appear at every turn as children are introduced to the U.S. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and learn about Puerto Ricans who have come to live on the U.S. mainland, bringing their cultural traditions with them
Iroquois( Visual )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An accurate portrayal of the Iroquois Indians including their history, culture and way of life today. The video challenges many still-prevalent myths and stereotypes. Examines the issue of the role of the U.S. government, debunks myths about Native Americans, explores their spiritual relationship with nature and discusses the role of women in their societies
African American life( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learn about America's history through the use of graphics and animations, live-action portrayals of historic figures and stories told from a child's point of view. Topics featured in this video include The Journey from Africa to Slavery, Resisting Slavery, Segregation, The Civil Rights Movement, The Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr., African Americans Today
Korean-American heritage( Visual )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exciting adventures appear at every turn as children are introduced to the geography, history and traditions of Korea; what life is like there today; and the story of Korean immigration
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identitySchlessinger Media

Library Video Company. Schlessinger Video Productions

Languages
English (42)