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Early Life: My First Day At School

24 minutes 39 seconds

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Three children face their first day at school–but are their lives already set on different courses? Scientists suggest that how the brain develops in the first years of life may affect kids' ability to prosper at school. Follows three children as they prepare to enter primary school in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Their dilemmas reflect those of Thailand as a whole: How can a country with its own culture-specific childhood traditions prepare its kids for the new globalized society? Accessibility options on the DVD are: (1) audio description, (2) English subtitles in a black box.

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Young girl talks to a man on the sidewalk of a busy urban street. Behind them, teenagers in the bed of a truck and buildings with Thai writing. Caption. In Chiang Mai, Sita is playing Songkran with the grown-ups.
Early Life
Episode 1
24 minutes 39 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Group of women and babies sit outside on picnic blankets in a park setting. The woman in the foreground dangles a colorful rattle from a ribbon as the baby next to her reaches for it. Caption. So you can see that she wants to grab the rattle.
Early Life
Episode 2
26 minutes 27 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Crowd of African people stand in a corridor between 2 dilapidated buildings. Caption. Narrator. With state primary schools now free.
Early Life
Episode 3
26 minutes 23 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12