Instructional Television - Catalog

Subjects: Ohio Proficiency Exam Aids, Social Studies
Grade(s): 7th Grade, 8th Grade

After an amazing accident knocks 8th grader Alexandria and her friend Ravi off their bikes, they find themselves transported to the entrance of the White House, and Alex learns she's been made the first female President, a wish come true. But now what do they do? Neither knows anything about government. Each program contains key concepts in government and is designed to help students pass the Ninth Grade Ohio Proficiency Test in Citizenship.

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

Join with experts to observe chemistry in action and learn the laws and principles of this dynamic field. Computer technology and special effects place students in a front-row seat to observe many processes, even those that are too dangerous or impractical to experience directly. Working industrial and research chemists of all backgrounds serve as role models. The World of Chemistry is appropriate for students taking high school or college chemistry, from introductory to advanced levels, and is easily applicable to different teaching approaches. It includes physics and Earth science components, and is also valuable for teachers seeking to review the subject matter.

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

World War II: Exploring Your Local History is a high school curriculum designed to engage students in learning about World War II. The purpose of this project is to help students learn about the impact of World War II in their own communities and make connections between local history and world events. The videos included in this resource serve to help make this connection by providing a larger overview of America’s role in the war, offering a look at how museum professionals and historians research and interpret the past, as well as illustrate how to go about conducting veteran interviews for the Library of Congress Veterans Oral History Project. Chaptered versions of Think TV's When Dayton Went to War, six WWII veteran history interviews, as well as a primary source PowerPoint are included.

Subjects: Health/Physical Education, Science
Grade(s): Pre-K, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

The Yellow Hat shows how students can lead the way in environmental change. The fast-paced 15-minute program follows a middle-school environmental club through an investigation of local water quality issues. The students gather and organize information, formulate questions, and interview some of the nation’s top environmental scientists. They also meet other professionals dealing with environmental issues: state environmental managers, a town manager, a veterinarian, and an environmental activist. Their investigation culminates in a presentation before their town council and a storm drain-stenciling project to alert people about keeping streams clean.

Subjects: Biology, Mathematics, Science
Grade(s): 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

Are gorillas more likely to be right handed than left handed? Can ants really be farmers? Go on a trip with Thane Maynard, Director of the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, to find out! In You at the Zoo, Thane and the You at the Zoo Team lead students on explorations to find out how fast cheetahs run, what it takes to be a bird, and just what happens when you tickle a sensitive plant.

Subjects: Career Education, Media, Technology
Grade(s): 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

You Be The Producer is a series designed to help educators and their students learn about the process of putting together a classroom video from beginning to end. The concepts illustrated in the four programs include brainstorming an idea, writing a treatment, pitching an idea, creating a script, setting up a shoot, videotaping, editing scenes and producing a DVD.

Subjects: Field Trips, Science
Grade(s): Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

This series of programs was taped on location at the Cincinnati Zoo and is based on their primary education curriculum focusing on animal characteristics. For schools who cannot get to the Zoo, the series furnishes a four hour personally guided tour; for those who can, it is excellent preparation for a field trip.