Instructional Television - Catalog

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

The Domains of Life updates the five kingdoms classification scheme with the latest understanding of  life’s organization based on DNA, fossil, and biochemical evidence. Concise animations and superb microscope footage of primitive cells show events that shaped life as we know it today. This program addresses the National Science Standards regarding early evolution and the classification of life.


Subjects: Earth Science, Physics, Science
Grade(s): 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade

Dragons, Wagons & Wax, introducing life science, physics, earth science, and some shades on health and measurement. This science series for instructional television went through an extensive development in content and research, ensuring the accuracy of the 32 episodes.


Subjects: Mathematics
Grade(s): 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

The programs revolve around four children and their invisible friend, Econ, and apply real-world examples of economic understandings to individuals, families and communities.


Subjects: Social Studies
Grade(s): 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

Economics helps us understand how goods and services are provided and acquired (supply and demand). The focus of this project is to provide an understanding of the basics of economics, and to view economics with a historical perspective.  The goal of Economics Academy 101 is to provide videos, lesson plans and Web activities that help students, through hands-on activities, to understand both the role of economics in our society and the role it plays in the “economic” world. Students need an awareness of how they are affected by the economy and how they, in turn, affect the economy.


Subjects: Music
Grade(s): 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade

This video field trip is an exciting exploration of the timeless intersections of technology and music. Students meet guitar maker Paul Reed Smith and guitar player G. E. Smith, who demonstrate their crafts and share stories about some of the people involved in developing and popularizing the electric guitar.  Moderated by Bob Santelli, director of education at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, this program is a rebroadcast of the 1996 videoconference that linked students at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., with students in Cleveland, Ohio, and Elkhart, Indiana.


Subjects: Career Education, Social Studies
Grade(s): 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

For high school students, discussions about ethics would typically center on issues like cheating on a test or plagiarism, but, in this four-part series (15 minutes each), the discussion focuses on how ethics affect careers and the workplace. Filmed in a high school government class, students discuss ethical behavior in the arenas of business, government, and science as a way to foster deeper thinking about the ethical dimensions of their life and our society. Students voice their opinions, concerns, and questions about ethical issues, the roles that these issues play in our society, and the affect on potential careers.


Subjects: Science, Social Studies
Grade(s): 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Pioneer automotive manufacturer Henry Ford also pioneered car recycling. His “reincarnation department” was so complete that some said Ford saved everything but the rattle. This program also looks at the modern vehicle salvaging industry and facilities content with environmental regulations.


Subjects: Reading/Language Arts
Grade(s): 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade

Each program demonstrates various aspects of the writing process with an intent to highlight one aspect of the process for instructional purposes. The total process is not neglected, but it is simplified to meet the diverse abilities of primary-grade children. In each program a topic is discussed and a written product is obtained.


Subjects: Guidance, Health/Physical Education
Grade(s): 7th Grade, 8th Grade

The Fit Kid Connection Nutrition Education Program was developed due to the overwhelming statistics on childhood obesity, and as a means of disease prevention. It is designed to complement the nutrition subject area of a Competency-Based Program in Health and Physical Education.


Subjects: Biology, Health/Physical Education, Mathematics, Reading/Language Arts, Science
Grade(s): 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

Bring fitness into your classroom! Join Dave and local teen athletes as they share the fun of sports and exercise. Lesson plans based on Ohio Academic Content Standards in grades 5-8 are available online.


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