Instructional Television - Catalog

Subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Science
Grade(s): 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

This multimedia project offers a science-based curriculum that uses the game of baseball to demonstrate basic principles of physics as set forth by the National Science Education Standards and the Ohio Science Academic Content Standards.


Subjects: Health/Physical Education, Safety
Grade(s): Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade

The All About You series was hosted by Louise McNamara and written by Ada  Litchfield. Its target  grade levels are K-2. The subjects covered are health, physical education and safety. The series presents a picture of what a human being is, promotes an understanding of how people grow and develop, both physically and
emotionally, and examines the reasons for good health care.


Subjects: Biology, Mathematics, Science
Grade(s): All Levels, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade

The focus of Ama-Zone! The Rainforest Project is a role-playing activity that allows the students to explore the many issues surrounding the Rainforest. It was designed by teachers to utilize information gathered by Western Reserve Public Media during a trip to the Peruvian Rainforest.


Subjects: American History
Grade(s): 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade

America on the Move takes your students on a fascinating journey through the history of the United States from 1876 to 2000, using the lens of transportation. As an accompaniment to the National Museum of Natural History’s newest permanent exhibition, America on the Move explores historical moments, from the coming of the railroad to a California town in 1876 to the role of the streetcar and the automobile in creating suburban communities, to the transformation of a U.S. port by containerized shipping in the 1970s.


Subjects: American History, Social Studies
Grade(s): 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade

The video and teacher's guide explore several critical dimensions of the question, "What does Veteran's Day mean to you?" These dimensions include: who are veterans, how and why we honor them, what can we learn from the lives of veterans, and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. The purpose of the materials is to increase student's understanding of the role of veterans in society.


Subjects: American History, Professional Development
Grade(s): 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, Teacher Development

American Passages: A Literary Survey is a 16-part American literature course. The video programs, print guides, and Web site place literary movements and authors within the context of history and culture. The course takes an expanded view of American literary movements, bringing in a diversity of voices and tracing the continuity among them. The materials, which are coordinated with the Norton Anthology of American Literature, can be used as the basis of a one or two-semester college-level course or for teacher professional development.


Subjects: American History, Field Trips
Grade(s): Kindergarten, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

American Scrapbook visits numerous sites, which represent the various phases of America’s development. Including in the battles of Lexington and Concord, Plymouth Colony, New Orleans Plantation House, the Cowboy, Small Town of 1840, the Circus and the American Southwest.


Subjects: Geography, Science, Social Studies
Grade(s): 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade

This series goes so far south that it's almost north to discover the little-understood continent of Antarctica. Students will explore its biological diversity, the geology, the geography and the weather. Students also learn more about the debate concerning the necessity of balance between the desire for progress and the need for preservation of this important continent.


Subjects: Ohio History
Grade(s): 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Take a humorously entertaining trip with our host Dan Shellenbarger as he journeys to Ohio’s international cities: places like Berlin - which has one of the largest Amish populations in the country, and Athens - recognized as one of the 13 most haunted places in the world.


Subjects: Art
Grade(s): 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

Through Arts Revolution's exploration of dance, music, theatre and visual arts students learn about art and creativity through observation and participation. The series includes examples of middle and high school students participating in ballet, Indian dance, classical music, steel drum music, musical theatre, video production, graphic arts and sculpture. Interviews with these students examine why they participate in art and what they have learned through their experiences. Introductory arts integrated lessons are included for teachers that connect one art form to an academic area and all lessons are aligned with the Ohio Academic Content Standards. Each of the lessons has an arts component so that every student has the opportunity to explore the arts and his/her own creativity. Assessment strategies are also included.


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