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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

Chasing Ice [DVD (75 min)]  QC981.8.I23 C43 2012x

Performer James Balog, Svavar Jónatansson, Adam LeWinter, Tad Pfeffer, Jason Box.

Summary "In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth's changing climate. Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog had been a sceptic about climate change. But that first trip north opened his eyes ... Within months of that first trip to Iceland, the photographer conceived the boldest expedition of his life: The Extreme Ice Survey. With a band of young adventurers in tow, Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers"--Container.

A community concern  [DVD (77 min)] LC215 .Z45 2009

Summary "All over the country, public schools are suffering from overcrowding, poor facilities, and unsafe conditions for the students. Combating these problems and working to strengthen our country's public schools are community organizers, parents, and the students themselves. Made with the participation of three highly respected organizations, Oakland Community Organization (OCO), Northwest Bronx Coalition of Community and Clergy (NWBCCC), and The Boston Parent Organizing Network (BPON), this character-based documentary focuses on the powerful changes made when communities across the country come together to improve the future of today's youth."--Container.

Educational DVDs/Videos

Doctored [DVD (100 min)]  RA395.A3 D63 2012x

Summary Reveals the tactics of people who influence medical doctors' health care advice to patients and parents for such conditions as chronic pain, autism, Lyme disease, multiple sclerosis, frozen shoulder syndrome, cancer, and others. Examines chiropractic and other complementary and alternative health care treatment options, and discusses the case brought against the American Medical Association by a chiropractor.

The long view : one community's struggle to create schools that work for all its children [DVD (89 min)]  LC213.2 .L66 2017

Summary "The Long View provides a look at two public high schools in the same East Oakland neighborhood. One is a high-functioning school where educators, parents, community members, and administrators came together with a vision and have worked to sustain it; and another, where these conditions are not present. The film sets this story within the context of race and class, where residents in the more affluent--and predominantly white--Oakland hills have been able to control the circumstances of their children's education to a far greater degree than those without political and social power. Both communities care deeply about education. The differences are in circumstances and resources--not in desire. The Long View, however, is a story of hope. No one gives up in this film, and through this persistence we see a pathway towards positive change."--From Community Concern Films website.

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.