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Homer's Mythology - Tracing A Tradition
A complete discussion of the Homeric legend as the first significant record of Greek mythology. The program emphasizes Homer's relevance to modern literature, psychology, scholarship and popular culture. It analyzes the characters in the Iliad and The Odyssey and summarizes…
Metropolitan Seminars In Art: Techniques
A detailed description of the technical aspects of working in various media: fresco, tempera, oil, watercolor, pastel, woodcut, etching and lithography.
An Introduction To Russian Literature
Excerpts from Russian fiction, theatre and biography augment historical background to create a portrait of Russian social and literary development in the 19th and 20th centuries. This discussion is illuminated by photography, Russian art and sculpture. The program traces early…
Classroom Classics III
Identify major literary themes and see how characters and plots are developed. Program features dramatic clips from these popular classics: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee & The Miracle Worker by William Gibson.
Science Fiction: Jules Verne To Ray Bradbury & Beyond
Using screen adaptions of Frankenstein, 20,000 leagues Under The Sea, The Time Machine, and The Martian Chronicles, this program illustrates some major themes of science fiction. Students see how this literay form has developed in our century, and why is…
The Romantic Age In English Literature
The period's literary themes and social currents are explored through extensive excerpts from Wordsworth, Byron, Shelley and Keats; biographical notes on each poet; and introductory analysis of their work. On-location photography is included with original illustrations and paintings from the…
The Brontes: Fantasy And Reality
Excerpts from journals, letters, poetry and prose enrich this narrative biography of Anne, Charlotte and Emily Bronte. The program introduces the sisters' major works and illuminates their basic, recurrent themes. Samples of their own art-work, on-location photography of northern England,…
Humanities: An Approach To Living In The Modern World
Exploring physical, social and intellectual aspects of life, this program explains how human society is formed. It travels the range of world culture and discusses the need for values. It presents a dramatic analysis of the vitality and importance of…
The Victorian Age
This program offers literary and historical insight into key Victorian themes. Charles Dickens is featured as the central Victorian novelist and his social themes are examined in depth. Students survey the range of Victorian thought and tradition in excerpts from…
Metropolitan Seminars In Art: Expressionism/ Abstraction
Defines Expressionism as the distortion of form and color for emotional interpretation. It defines Abstraction as seeking to reduce solid objects to the flat plane surface. Students contrast Mondrian's highly intellectual approach with Kandinsky's emotionalized abstractions.
Marbury Vs Madison
Part of the Series: Supreme Court Decisions That Changed The Nation Series
The ground breaking decision, written by Chief Justice John Marshall and clarifying the power of the judiciary.
Communication Is Power - Mass Media and Mass Persuasion
Examines advertising as a prelude to understanding the forms of mass persuasion. Investigates violence in the media and studies the history of persuasion in newspapers and magazines. Also examines the growing influence of electronic media in politics and dramatizes the…
Introduction To French Literature
Using selections from French prose and poetry, this program develops an overview of French history from the coronation of Charlemagne to the present. Included are dramatized reading from contemporary sources, commentary by modern scholars, on-location photography and fine are from…
Our Heritage From Ancient Greece
This visually beautiful program traces Greek civilization from early Minoan society and describes how Greek literature, art and philiosophy contributed to western civilization. Reviews Greek rivalry with Persia, the growth of democracy in Athens, Solon's laws, and the art and…
Myths And Legends: Mirrors Of Mankind
Students will be facinated with this colorful program that focuses upon the myths and legends that were created to explain the nature of the universe and people's place in it. They'll learn that myths and legends often reflect a connection…
Interpreting The Law: The Role Of Supreme Court
The history of the Court and how it evolved to be the final arbiter and interpreter of the nation's laws. Focuses on the Marshall and Warren Courts' decisions and Brown vs. Board of Ed.
Brown Vs Board Of Education
Part of the Series: Supreme Court Decisions That Changed The Nation Series
The unanimous overruling of Plessy v. Ferguson, declaring segregation in public schools unconstitutional.
Mythology: Gods And Goddesses
This program provides an informative and memorable introduction, lavishly illustrated with photographs, reproductions and original art. The program introduces the "senior" gods and goddesses and then focuses on the "second generation" of Olympians: Athena, Aphrodite, Hephaestus, Apollo, Ares, Hermes and…
Walt Whitman: An American Original
Extensive readings, critical insights and biographical details are used to develop a texteured portrait of Walt Whitman and to demonstrate his innovative influences on American literature. The program explores his visions of political democracy, social harmony, and sensual joy in…
Classicism And Romanticism - The Sober And The Sublime
This program explores Classicism and Romanticism as expressions of divergent human needs--one a leaning toward form, pattern and security; the other a desire for change, fantasy and feeling. It surveys these antithetical influences in architecture, painting, literature and music. Students…