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Kammen, Glenn D.

Overview
Works: 173 works in 262 publications in 1 language and 3,205 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  Children's films  Juvenile works  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Short films  History  Drama  Longitudinal studies 
Roles: Producer, Author of screenplay, Director, Author, Production personnel
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Most widely held works by Glenn D Kammen
In God We Trust : Religion( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Most religions define themselves by their respective rituals and traditions. What is remarkably consistent, however, is the role that virtually all religions play in the lives of their followers. Religion in the United States, its effect on the tapestry of American society, and its delicate relationship with politics are the focus of this lesson -- which also features a look at Catholicism and Voodoo in New Orleans."
Fitting in : [socialization] by Bonnie Mitchell( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humans are born without culture. For virtually anyone, culture begins with the family and continues through other social agents such as school, peer groups and mass media. This lesson follows the general process by which people develop their personalities and learn about the world around them - a process referred to as socialization
Colors by Elaine M Ward( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For racial and ethnic minorities, the struggle for recognition and equality is nothing new. Perhaps nowhere is this more visible than in the United States. The polarizing effects of stereotyping, racial prejudice and discrimination, and its impact on generations of Black Americans are discussed. Learners will also meet the Bazzy family - an Arab-American family in Michigan who must cope with local misconceptions and generalizations about Arab culture in the wake of 9/11."
Earth revealed by James Sadd( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member 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
Collision Course( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an avowed anti-immigrant extremist plans to speak at a rally, the city must grapple with some difficult freedom-of-speech issues. Theme: Freedom of expression and immigration
Collision Course( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A law firm headed by two immigrants is divided over prospects of representing someone who espouses extreme anti-immigrant sentiments. Theme: Freedom of speech; equal protection under the law
Ups and downs( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the 1950s when opportunity reached its peak, the gap between the "haves and have nots" has grown. This lesson looks at social stratification and the dimensions of social inequality that exist in the United States, as seen in the story of an immigrant from Eastern Europe who, along with her family, comes to the U.S. with virtually nothing, and eventually manages to open and operate a successful child care business."
The examined life : introduction to philosophy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers in-depth analysis of the wisdom of the western world. Studies the "great questions" that have intrigued philosophers from antiquity to the present. Using writings of past philosophers and interviews with more than 50 contemporary thinkers, these episodes underscore how these classic questions still reverberate in society today
Changing Families( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the U.S. family in the 21st century, discussing factors that have affected the family as a social institution, including increasing numbers of women in the labor force, the rise in divorce rates, and development in reproductive technology
Worlds apart( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why can one continent be relatively affluent and another mired in poverty? This lesson looks at stratification on a global scale and introduces the ideas of globalization and neo-liberalism. The lesson features Doctors Without Borders -- an organization whose stated aim is to serve populations in need anywhere in the world irrespective of religious, political or social barriers that may exist"--Container
The Role of Gender( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a contemporary look at marriages and families and the choices, changes, and issues that affect individuals, diverse family types, and interpersonal relationships. This lesson focuses on how all of us learn about gender from an early age, and explores some of the ways in which gender-based roles, expectations, and assumptions are changing
Crossroads Café( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series that blends comedy and drama to teach English to speakers of other languages. Each 30 minute episode includes one segment that demonstrates a specific language function and another that explores the social or cultural issues dramatized in the story
Lugares comunes = Common ground by Adolfo Aristarain( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Values, beliefs, traditions, language and material goods form the subject of this lesson about the components of culture. Opens and closes with a look at the Amish -- a group whose members in Southeastern Pennsylvania maintain language and other cultural traditions unique to early Germanic settlers to the region. The American values of individual rights and consumerism are also discussed
Against the grain( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Conventional wisdom suggests that behavior "outside the norm" can be considered deviant. But can we really define deviant behavior? Programs like Delancey Street Foundation operate "outside the norm" by assisting convicted criminals to become productive members of mainstream society. Differing views on sexuality and violent crime are explored in the lesson, as are some of the moral, religious and psychological factors that play a role in understanding deviant behavior."
The way we live : introduction to sociology( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Combines expert interviews and commentary with historic and contemporary footage to provide a comprehensive introduction to the growing field of sociology"--Container
Waves of change( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is social change and what are its causes?" This final lesson of the series provides a deeper understanding of both the concepts and the consequences at the heart of social change. As a case study this segment documents how the Winnemen Wintu, a Native American tribe in the Shasta-Trinity Area of Northern California, have been negatively impacted by U.S. Government water and land policies
Rise and fall( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This lesson reviews population, urbanization and the environment from a sociological point of view. While each of these is often analyzed separately, it is the dynamic, constantly shifting interplay among all three that is perhaps most significant. Topics covered include fertility, mortality, migration, population growth, global climate change, and sustainability." As a case study looks at positive and negative effects of the building boom in Fresno, California
Law and the legal system( Visual )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the American legal system in terms of rules, order and justice
Learning curves( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The type of education a child can expect to receive may have less to do with the teacher but more to do with socioeconomic status, race and culture. These and other factors make the question of how best to educate American children a complicated one. In this episode you will meet two families who have chosen different approaches to educating their children. The growth in home schooling as an alternative to conventional education is explored."
 
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Kammen, Glen

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English (50)