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Instructional Media Center: Media


Media titles on Common Core are marked with a CC

Music CDs

Children's jazz chants : old and new   IMC M1992.G72 2002x

[CD 1]. Jazz chants -- [CD 2]. Jazz chants for children -- [CD 3]. Children's jazz chants old and new -- [CD 4]. Small talk : more jazz chants (exercises)

Educational DVDs/Videos

Optimizing brain fitness [DVD (approx. 360 min.)] QP376.R47287 2011x

Lecturer, Richard Restak (George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences)

Summary A series of lectures on ways to improve brain performance.

Contents Disc 1. Lecture 1. How your brain works ; Lecture 2. How your brain changes ; Lecture 3. Care and feeding of the brain ; Lecture 4. Creativity and the playful brain ; Lecture 5. Focusing your attention ; Lecture 6. Enhancing your memory -- disc 2. Lecture 7. Exercising your working memory ; Lecture 8. Putting your senses to work ; Lecture 9. Enlisting your emotional memory ; Lecture 10. Practicing for peak performance ; Lecture 11. Taking advantage of technology ; Lecture 12. Building your cognitive reserve.

Feature Films

The Sea Inside [DVD (125 min)] PN1997.2 .M3674 2005

Cast Javier Bardem, Belén Rueda, Lola Dueñas, Mabel Rivera, Celso Bugallo, Clara Segura, Joan Dalmau, Alberto Jiménez, Tamar Novas.

Summary "[Biography of] Spaniard Ramón Sampedro, who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life"--Container.

The Shop on Main Street [DVD (125 min)] PN1997.O1827 2001x

Cast: Josef Kroner, Ida Kaminska, Hana Slivkova.

In 1942, Tono and his wife are struggling because of his antipathy towards the fascist regime. His brother-in-law, the local fuehrer, chooses Tono to oversee a button shop owned by a sweet, harmless Jewish widow, Mrs. Lautman. When the Jews are ordered deported, the well-meaning Tono decides to shield her from the Nazis.

A Tale of Two Cities [2 DVDs (191 min)] PN1992.77 .T35 2011x

Cast James Wilby, Xavier Deluc, Serena Gordon, John Mills, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Anna Massey.

Summary Dickens' tale of love, politics, and the aristocracy during the French Revolution.