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  • Vintage photograph of a young black Union soldier, inside a gold frame.

    Critical Issues Of The American Civil War

    Part Four of this series, What Unanswered Issues And Questions Remain? explores several social issues present during the Civil War that continue to remain unsolved today. Addresses controversy over the Confederate flag, states' rights, and civil rights. While progress has been made, these issues still aren't settled. Historic footage accompanies narration and concludes with review questions. Captioned.

  • National Geographic Wild Chronicles.

    Wild Chronicles

    For more than 30 years, National Geographic's Boyd Matson has traveled the globe, reporting on nature, exploration, science, and adventure from the heights of Mount Everest to the frigid waters of Antarctica. As the host of Wild Chronicles, Matson connects viewers to the pulse of the planet, reporting on those who are exploring the Earth, solving its scientific mysteries, and advocating for its protection.

  • A photo collage shows Abraham Lincoln and several students and teachers.

    The Address - A Film By Ken Burns

    The Address, a 90-minute feature length documentary by Ken Burns, aired on PBS in the spring of 2014. The film tells the story of a tiny school in Putney Vermont, the Greenwood School, where each year the students are encouraged to practice, memorize, and recite the Gettysburg Address. In its exploration of the Greenwood School, the film also unlocks the history, context and importance of President Lincoln’s most powerful address.

  • Two women communicate with sign language.

    Summer Sign Language Learning and Practice

    Some members have reported having a problem when trying to access Signs of Development online workshops. Our technical team has used their technical wizardry to “refurbish” these titles in an effort to make them function properly with modern web browsers. Please email us and let us know if it works for you.

    DCMP has over 200 titles for learning and practicing sign language, including the Bravo Family, who teach ASL in the award winning Beginning ASL Videocourse of 16 videos.

New Media Releases

  • Image from Science and Technology – Digital Entrepreneur (Spanish)

    Science and Technology – Digital Entrepreneur (Spanish) - 2013 - 25 minutes

    Digital Entrepreneur is an initiative from the Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) operated by “Universidad Nacional Abierta y a Distancia” (UNAD), and its purpose is to increase productivity and competitiveness of small businesses. Host Nerdo Cavernas shares the details of this initiative.

  • Image from The Time Compass: Persia

    The Time Compass: Persia - 2009 - 21 minutes

    From shepherds to conquerors of most of the known world, the Persians ruled with sensitivity to the cultures of others and a tolerance rooted in their acceptance of the Zoroastrian principle of duality. The episode tells how Darius and other Persian leaders attempted to build a universal empire and were largely successful until Alexander the Great invaded with his mighty armies. The episode closes with a brief introduction to the Library of Alexandria, which was a symbol of the knowledge and unity of all civilizations in the known world.

  • Image from The Time Compass: The Carolingian Empire

    The Time Compass: The Carolingian Empire - 2009 - 19 minutes

    Describes the remarkable achievements of Charlemagne and the establishment of the Holy Roman Empire. The episode tells how warring European tribes predominated 5th century Europe until Pippin and his son, Charlemagne, became protector of the Papal States. Students learn about the social structure of peasants, knights, kings, and clergy in a typical feudal system. Charlemagne's quest for knowledge resulted in the establishment of universities and the protection of the world's knowledge by monks as the European world again descended into chaos after his death.

  • Image from The Time Compass: India

    The Time Compass: India - 2009 - 20 minutes

    This episode tells the history of the settlement of Indus and Ganges River valleys and the development of Hinduism and Buddhism in India. Students gain an understanding of how the concept of destiny influenced the development of the caste system and theories of reincarnation. They follow the foreign invasions that undermined the social advancements initiated by Ashoka and see how these invasions resulted in separate Indian empires ruled by Maharajahs. The episode closes with the story of Shah Jahan and his love for Mumtaz, followed by a brief sequence on other women who were influential in history.

  • Image from Desert Sands: Dust from Africa

    Desert Sands: Dust from Africa - 2014 - 16 minutes

    Sand particles from the Sahara desert have long been known to travel across the Atlantic Ocean and southward to the Amazon rain forest. These accumulations are known as dust carpets, and they form as water molecules adhere to the sand particles. As water and sand adheres to one another, they form droplets that accumulate into clouds. However, the Mongolian desert dust carpets present problems for ecosystems upon which it falls. This program explores the science behind the storms and their impact on global climate.

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