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3 x 20-minute programmes In 1588, Phillip II of Spain launched the greatest fleet ever to sail against England; the Armada. This vivid three-part drama reconstructs the events surrounding the defeated Spanish invasion and give an overview of the political and religious tensions of the time. The action is set against a background of daily life amongst seamen, merchants, and families, both rich and poor. Pupils' interest will be engaged by the role and perspective of younger characters in the unfolding events, while the unfolding drama encourages an understanding for the key events and social history of the Elizabethan era. Curriculum Connections Cause and effect of a major historical event Attitudes, beliefs and lifestyles Divided loyalties of English Catholics The lives of rich and poor people in Tudor Times Characteristic features of Tudor society First Encounter Family Against Family Victory Included FREE on this DVD are embedded support materials to help with classroom discussions and activities Features Video footage, helping you to improve results The DVD will support the many different learning styles in your class DVDs offer greater flexibility and control, making them easy to incorporate into your lessons Can be used on computers with DVD-Rom drives and ideal for use on interactive whiteboards Fully searchable, allowing you to go straight to what you need The DVD is eLC eligible Free interactive Essentials website.
2 x 75-minute programmes This double-disc compilation investigates mathematics in a variety of real-world settings and show how the crafts of different cultures, whether traditional or modern, have been inspired by maths. This DVD brings fun and interest to maths through animation, music, rap and poetry. Curriculum Connections Numbers and the number system Calculations Solving problems Shape and space Measures Links to Design and Technology, Art and ICT Number Drawing on animation to support pupils in their visualisation of numerical properties, Number explores mathematics with music, rap and poetry to underline the rhythmic nature of many numerical relationships. The series explores topics including the number systems, place value, estimation scales and the solving of numerical problems. The programmes promote language awareness through footage of children reciting numbers and exploring number patterns in a variety of community and Western European languages. Shape, Space and Measures These 'maths from design' programmes show creative processes that draw on an understanding of shape, space and measures. In each programme, artists and designers reveal their working methods and show how their designs depend on mathematics. Methods are drawn from a wide range of cultures using traditional methods, including weaving, folding and Computer Aided Design. These visual examples, encourage pupils to create their own maths-based designs. Included FREE on this DVD are embedded support materials to help with classroom discussions and activities. Features Video footage, helping you to improve results. The DVD will support the many different learning styles in your class DVDs offer greater flexibility and control, making them easy to incorporate into your lessons Can be used on computers with DVD-Rom drives and ideal for use on interactive whiteboards Fully searchable, allowing you to go straight to what you need The DVD is eLC eligible
1 x 75-minute | 1 x 60-minute | 10 x 15-minute programmes Eureka! - India, China and Africa DVD Double-disc DVD compilation where children from India, Asia and Africa share their lives, traditions and vibrant cultures. Pupils will gain an insight into life in settings that are very different to their own - whether rural or urban, traditional or modern. Curriculum Connections Geography Citizenship Features The embedded support materials are designed to assist teachers in lesson planning for effective use of the programmes in the classroom. They include background information, programme outlines, learning outcomes, suggestions for activities and printable activity sheets. Disc 1 The India File A glimpse of life in modern India, interwoven with insights into its history and culture - from life in Bombay (Mumbai) with its 'Bollywood' movie industry to the life of Mahatma Gandhi. Life in Bombay Life in the Village Arts and Crafts The Struggle for Freedom Celebrations China: Fun and Firecrackers We are introduced to Chinese children: where and how they live, what their schools and families like, what they most enjoy doing and the society around them. Brush Painting Kung Fu Kids Magic Lantern Eat Play Boys Girls Africa's Child The programmes focus on the lives of ten children from diverse backgrounds who describe in their own words what it is like to be growing up in Africa at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Ghana- Dance to the Drum Kenya - Living with Lions Zanzibar - Spice Girl Cameroon - My Rainforest Swaziland - Living with Ancestors Niger - Desert Journey Egypt - Big City Girl Mozambique - Streetwise Ethiopia - Festival of Fire South Africa - The Boy Who Wanted to Fly Africa's Child The series looks at the present and future of Africa through children's eyes. The programmes focus on the lives of ten children from diverse backgrounds who describe in their own words what it is like to be growing up in Africa at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Ghana - Dance to the Drum Kenya - Living with Lions Zanzibar - Spice Girl Cameroon - My Rainforest Swaziland - Living with Ancestors Niger - Desert Journey Egypt - Big City Girl Mozambique - Streetwise Ethiopia - Festival of Fire South Africa - The Boy Who Wanted to Fly FREE interactive games and activities - Geography Essentials
5 x 10 min programmes Animated Bible Stories: The Life of Jesus DVD These programmes use delightful animation to tell stories of key moments in the life of Christ, making an ideal introduction to the story of Jesus. Curriculum Connections Christianity The Christian Church Revelation of God Features DVDs offer greater flexibility and control, making them easy to incorporate into your lessons Can be used on computers with DVD-Rom drives and ideal for use on interactive whiteboards Subject Area Covered The First Christmas Jesus the Storyteller Jesus the Miracle-Worker Jesus the Healer The First Easter
19 x 15-minute programmes This engaging and entertaining double-disc compilation skilfully combines documentary, animation and graphics to explain science and technology in everyday life. Children are shown how scientific investigation in the classroom relates to practical applications in the outside world, with examples drawn from manufacturing, crafts and recycling, sport and leisure pursuits, cookery and DIY. Scientific concepts are presented and explained using animation, puppetry and songs, while the technology programmes examine the properties and uses of everyday materials such as paper and plastic. The embedded support materials offer a wealth of ideas for ‘design and make’ activities that can be pursued after viewing. Curriculum Connections Science Scientific enquiry Life processes and living things Materials and their properties Design & Technology Working with tools, equipment, materials and components to make quality products Knowledge and understanding of materials and Physical processes components Features Embedded support material in PDF format DVDs offer greater flexibility and control Can be used via computer or DVD player and ideal for use with an interactive whiteboard PC and Mac compatible Subtitles (with on/off controls) Disc 1 - Life Processes and Living Things Life and Living Processes Basic life processes and conditions for growth in plants, animals and humans are presented and explained in this series. The third programme takes a sensitive look at death as a natural and inevitable part of the life cycle. 1. Starting Life 2. Growing 3. Life and Death 3 x 15-minute programmes Ourselves These programmes introduce young viewers to the external parts of the human body and draw striking analogies between the manufactured and animal worlds. 1. Moving On 2. Skin Deep 3. Seeing is Believing 4. Hear This 5. Open Wide 5 x 15-minute programmes Disc 2 - Materials and Their Properties and Physical Processes Materials The first of these two programmes investigates why some materials decay yet others do not. The second looks at the materials used to create tools, utensils and other household equipment. 1. Rotting Away 2. Materials – Made to Last? 2 x 15-minute programmes Materials We Need Each of these four programmes explores the origin of a material, its manufacture and some amazing uses. The ’design and make’ element encourages children to make something of their own after the programme. 1. Paper 2. Fabric 3. Clay 4. Plastic 4 x 15-minute programmes Opposites Five programmes that relate directly to materials and physical processes and give understandable contexts for science explorations and investigations. 1. Weak and Strong 2. Before and After 3. On and Off 4. Light and Dark 5. Stop and Go 5 x 15-minute programmes Included FREE on this DVD are embedded support materials to help with classroom discussions and activities.
Channel 4 Learning announces that the long-established and highly successful DVD resource Living and Growing is being re-introduced to the market in the updated Alternative version. The DVD is re-introduced as the PSHE curriculum review previously announced by the government has not yet taken place, therefore Living & Growing still reflects the government published policy for Sex and Relationship Education. There has been significant customer demand for the return of the resource during the period of its withdrawal from sale. 8 x 15 min programmes Living and Growing was developed as a educational resource to promote sex and relationship education as a developmental process, beginning in the early years at the appropriate level and progressing through childhood and adolescence into adulthood. This edited version of the original Living and Growing series has been adapted to introduce pupils to the core issues of Sex and Relationship education while reflecting the diverse society that children are living in today. The programmes in this series gently introduce sex education to younger children from childhood through adolescence into adulthood. An Inset programme and a programme notes booklet are also included with the DVD to provide guidance for teachers, parents and governors. Unit 1 (Age 5-7) Differences How Did I Get Here? Growing Up Unit 2 (Age 7-11) Changes Girl Talk Boy Talk Unit 3 (Age 7-11) How Babies Are Made How Babies are Born Inset Programme - A guide for teachers, parents and governors Three resource books accompany the Living Growing series with activity sheets, teachers' notes and lesson plan ideas. The Living and Growing - Alternative Pack containing the DVD and all three resource books is also available to purchase at a special price.
5 x 15-min programmes Since time began, people of different cultures have told each other myths, stories and fables about animals. In this series, animation is mixed with live action footage of animals in their natural habitat to tell five stories about animals. The story-telling provides great opportunities for creative language while the factual element of the programmes will stimulate interest in geography, science, history and environmental issues. Curriculum Connections Speaking, listening, reading and writing skills Range of multi-cultural stories Moving images conveying meaning and emotion Shows common themes in folk tales Features DVDs offer greater flexibility and control, making them easy to incorporate into your lessons Can be used on computers with CD-ROM drives and ideal for use on interactive whiteboards Fully searchable, allowing you to go straight to what you need Embedded teacher support material Fully subtitled Great cross-curricular resources supporting geography, history and science Programmes The Wren: The King of Birds (Ireland) Biswas the Bull (India) Anancy the Spider (Tobago) The Cat (Egypt) The Laidly Worm (Northumberland, England)
10 x 20-minute programmes This compilation showcases the best programmes from the Life and Living Processes units of Channel 4's Scientific Eye series. These documentary-style programmes explore a broad range of topics from the natural and human worlds, featuring footage of animals and their habitats, sequences of microscopic life forms and structures, and filmed experiments, as well as time-lapse video, cartoons and graphics. They show scientists at work, and the series' trademark approach of asking questions will encourage students to adopt an enquiring attitude to science. Curriculum Connections Living things in their environment Adaption and competition; classification Green plants as organisms Nutrition and growth Human organisms Respiration, nutrition and health; cells, organs and body systems; the human reproduction system; the effect of drugs on growth, development, health and behaviour Movement Cells Classifications Drugs and Health Reproduction Habitats and Population Green Plants Diet and Nutrition Energy and Life Microbes and Health Online programme notes for this DVD are available
1 x 70-minute programme 1 x 50-minute programme History Through the Media DVD Compilation from Channel 4's acclaimed History in Action series examining major historical events in the Late Modern era using two different types of primary historical sources: newspapers and amateur film footage. History Through the Media draws on unrivalled film archive presenting historical events in a critical context, seeking to challenge the 'one view' interpretation of history. What the Papers Said Students learn history through the press coverage of significant domestic and international events of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, specially news reports, editorial opinions and readers' letters. Curriculum Connections 20th century world history A study of war and society Modern studies The Chartists The Great Exhibition Women in Revolt The Great War Russian Revolution Treaty of Versailles The General Strike The Home Front Through Home Movies Unique and largely unseen amateur film footage, show how ordinary people recorded everyday life in Britain and Germany during the war years 1939-1945. Featuring eyewitness testimonies, a variety of perspectives of the Second World War are presented through recollections of people on both sides. Curriculum Connections 20th century world history A study of war and society Modern studies The Children's War Blitz Resistance Work and Play Victory and Defeat Features Video footage, helping you to improve results The DVD will support the many different learning styles in your class DVDs offer greater flexibility and control, making them easy to incorporate into your lessons Can be used on computers with DVD-Rom drives and ideal for use on interactive whiteboards Fully searchable, allowing you to go straight to what you need The DVD is eLC eligible. WARNING: 'The Great Exhibition', 'Women in Revolt' and 'Russian Revolution' contain strong scenes of death and violence. Programme notes for History Through the Media are available.
9 x 20-minute programmes This compilation showcases the best programmes from the three Physical Processes units of Channel 4’s acclaimed Scientific Eye series. It will inspire viewers to explore the real pleasure of science – discovery, investigation and enquiry. Scientific Eye encourages viewers to adopt an enquiring attitude to science, with investigations set in contexts that will appeal to students, but which are also easily accessible for classroom work afterwards. Each programme examines a single topic, with individual stories being used to illustrate scientific ideas, with the help of computer graphics, animation and practical demonstrations. Curriculum Connections Energy transfer and electricity Forces The environment Earth and universe Scientific thinking Enquiry and communication skills Contemporary and historical scientific developments Applications and implications of science Features Embedded support materials included DVDs offer greater flexibility and control Can be used via computer or DVD player and ideal for use with an interactive whiteboard Fully searchable, allowing you to go straight to what you need PC and Mac compatible Subtitles (with on/off controls) 1. Temperature and Heat - imaging techniques using infrared; sensing temperature; how thermometers work; temperature, heat and the movement of particles. 2. Electricity - the principles of electricity, demonstrated using everyday appliances; the invention of the light bulb; converting electrical energy into heat and light energy; the flow of current through simple series and parallel circuits. 3. Electricity for the Future - the generation of electricity; the environmental problems associated with the use of non-renewable fossil fuels; the use of alternative fuels; the advantages and disadvantages of renewable energy resources. 4. Hearing the Sound - sound waves; comparing the speed of light and sound waves, and the speed that sound travels through air and solid matter; the structure of the ear; how the ear transmits messages to the brain; testing hearing ability using volume and sound frequency variables; the short-and-long-term effects of loud noise on human hearing. 5. Colour - how we see different colours; reflection; the refraction of light through a prism; why is the sky blue and sunsets red? Creating secondary colours using primary-coloured light filters. 6. Light and Reflection - how eclipses occur; luminous objects and reflection – how we see things; explaining reflection in a plane mirror; communicating with light. 7. Solar System - the relative position and movement of the planets that surround the Sun; how our ideas of the solar system have changed through history, from the work of Galileo to modern day exploration from home; using the internet to control a robotic telescope. 8. Air Forces - balanced and unbalanced forces; an unbalanced force can speed things up or slow them down; friction and air resistance increase when you go faster; the shape of a wing causes the upward force called lift. 9. Machines and Moments - erecting a circus big top using simple machines; investigating pulleys and ramps; the turning effect of levers; balanced moments.
27 x 15 minute programmes Stage 2 Science DVD Stage 2 Science covers the full range of sciences taught to pupils aged 7 to 11. The series introduces ideas and concepts within everyday contexts. The audiovisual material on this DVD is ideal for presenting challenging concepts such as the configuration of the planets in their solar orbit, states of matter and forces, as well as featuring engaging footage of animals, plants and their habitats. Curriculum Connections • Animal and plant variation and classification • Basic life and living processes common to all animals and plants • Plants’ and animals’ adaptation to a habitat, and their feeding relationships within it • Micro organisms • the Solar System • Forces in action • Properties of materials • Physical processes Features • Embedded supprt material included • DVDs offer greater flexibility and control • Can be used via computer or DVD player and ideal for use with an interactive whiteboard • Fully searchable, allowing you to go straight to what you need • PC and Mac compatible • Subtitles (with on/off controls) Disc 1 - Life Processes & Living Things • Animals and Plants • Habitats • Miniworlds • Key Questions Disc 2 - Materials and Their Properties and Physical Processes • The Earth and Beyond • Energy from Nature • Action Forces • Materials Included FREE on this DVD are embedded support materials (averaging 20 worksheets for almost every programme) to help with classroom discussions and activities. Visit our FREE 'Essentials' website for 7-11 year olds to discover a colourful and entertaining set of free educational websites for primary science, geography and history. CLICK HERE to access the FREE website now.
40 x 10-minute programmes on a double-disc When the school space bus breaks down, Sam and Amber find refuge on Junketir, a strange planet deep in space. The children soon learn that an understanding of maths is essential to solving the challenges they encounter during their adventures. They enlist help from Lisa, the space ferry pilot, eccentric Uncle Zak and a group of robotic helpers the Wattbots. This animated series is designed to develop mathematical skills and confidence, while demonstrating that maths can be fun. Each programme consists of an animation sequence that highlights one maths problem within a self-contained story. This is complemented by a section that uses animation and graphics to further illustrate the same maths focus and make it more explicit. Curriculum Connections Numbers and the Number System Measures, Shape and Space Calculations Solving Problems Handling Data Features Includes 4 Activity Books and 4 Teachers' Guide embedded on DVDs. DVDs offer greater flexibility and control, making them easy to incorporate into your lessons Can be used on computers with DVD-Rom drives and ideal for use on interactive whiteboards The DVD is fully searchable, allowing you to go straight to what you need without cueing Fully subtitled PC and Mac compatible Disc 1: Ages 7–8 Part 1 Numbers and the Number System 1 1. Reading and writing whole numbers to 1,000 2. Ordering whole numbers to 1,000 3. Knowing what each digit in a 3-digit number represents 4. Counting on and back in tens from 2-digit and 3-digit numbers 5. Counting on and back in hundreds from 2-digit and 3-digit numbers 6. Recognising and using unit fractions 7. Recognising and using equivalent fractions Measures, Shape and Space 1 8. Using units of time (seconds, minutes and hours) and knowing the relationship between them 9. Identifying lines of symmetry in simple shapes 10. Identifying and using right angles Part 2 Calculations 1 11. Knowing by heart the addition facts for 15 12. Knowing by heart the addition facts for 20 13. Understanding division as grouping and sharing 14. Understanding that division is the inverse of multiplication 15. Knowing by heart the facts for the 2-, 5- and 10-times tables Solving Problems 1 16. Choosing and using appropriate operations to solve word problems (measures) 17. Choosing and using appropriate operations to solve word problems (number puzzles) 18. Solving a problem that includes sorting dates Handling Data 1 19. Solving a problem by organising and interpreting numerical data in a table 20. Solving a problem by organising and interpreting numerical data in a bar chart Disc 2: Ages 8–9 Part 3 Numbers and the Number System 2 21. Using symbols correctly, including less than (<) and equals (=) 22. Rounding any 3-digit number to the nearest 10 23. Rounding any 3-digit number to the nearest 100 24. Using decimal notation, knowing what each digit in a decimal fraction represents 25. Recognising the equivalence between simple fractions and decimals Measures, Shape and Space 2 26. Knowing and using the relationships between familiar units of length 27. Knowing and using the relationships between familiar units of mass 28. Solving a simple measures problem involving proportion 29. Knowing and naming 2-D and 3-D shapes 30. Visualising 3-D shapes from 2-D drawings Part 4 Handling Data 2 31. Solving a problem by collecting, organising, representing and interpreting data in a pictogram 32. Solving a problem by collecting, organising, representing and interpreting data in a bar chart Calculations 2 33. Using known number facts and place value to add mentally 34. Using known number facts and place value to subtract mentally 35. Carrying out column addition of two 3-digit numbers 36. Carrying out column subtraction of two 3-digit numbers 37. Finding remainders after division Solving Problems 2 38. Solving a real-life problem using reading the time from clocks 39. Solving mathematical problems and puzzles 40. Solving a real-life problem involving planning a route