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    AESOP: An Introduction to002598,VH VHS video14 min JI 2004 0430 NoDupWalt Disney hosts a special introduction to Aesop, thefamed storyteller from ancient Greece who rose fromslavery to world reknown. Aesops cherished works, themost widely-known stories ever conceived, have beentranslated into every known language. This video featuresan animated overview of Aesops life with examples of hisfables, including the popular "The Hare and the Tortoise".

    Ancient Civilizations: Beginning Is in the EndK01872,VH VHS video28:50 min PJIHA 0749 NoDupTHE BEGINNING IS IN THE END & BALANCING THEBUDGET: 1st. program examines how civilizationsbegan in China, India, Egypt, & Central America. Part 2:discovery of agriculture & the subsequent domesticationof animals gradually led to economies based on trade.(Minoans, Phoenicians)

    Ancient Civilizations for Children23 min JI 1998 0430 NoDupJoin archaeologist Arizona Smith and his young detective-in-training as they delve into the clues of thepast tounlock mysteries of the worlds ancient civilizations.Through spectacular recreations, beautiful location footageand illustrated maps, discover how ancient peopleslives, ate, dressed and worked. Included are: AncientAegean; Ancient Africa; Ancient China; Ancient Egypt;Ancient Greece; Ancient Inca; Ancient Maya; AncientMesopotamia; and Ancient Rome.

    Ancient Civilizations: Ancient Aegean001558,VH VHS video23 min JI 1998 NoDupExplore the ancient history of the Minoan and theMycenaean civilizations, two remarkable culturesthat took root 3,500 years ago around the AegeanSea, on the islands and mainland that now make upGreece.

    Ancient Civilizations: Ancient Africa001559,VH VHS video23 min JI 1998 NoDupDuring ancient times, Africa was filled with dozensof different civilizations each with its own greatleaders, cities, culture and achievements. Despitea scarcity of ancient ruins and written histories,archaeologists have been able to piece together thecontinents fabled past. This program focuses on twogreat civilizations of ancient Africa the Swahili onthe eastern coast and Great Zimbabwe in the south.

    Ancient Civilizations: Ancient China001560,VH VHS video23 min JI 1998 NoDupIn this fascinating look at ancient China, one of theoldest continuous civilizations, students learn of thegreat Emperor Qin, whose dynasty was responsiblefor the construction of the Great Wall and whoseelaborate tomb contained hundreds of life-sizedclay soldiers to guard him in the afterlife. Trace thehistory and lasting legacy of the Shang and Shoudynasties while marveling at the beautiful bronzevessels found during the excavation of the ancientcity of Anyang. Explore the origins of Chineseinnovations like silk, calligraphy and even the yo-yo.

    Ancient Civilizations: Ancient Egypt001561,VH VHS video23 min JI 1998 NoDupThe wonders of ancient Egypt, a civilization thatbegan along the fertile banks of the Nile River morethan 5,000 years ago, have fascinated the world forcenturies. Explore King Tuts tomb in the Valleyof the Kings and discover the glorious goldentreasures that were to accompany the pharaoh into

    the afterlife. Expert engineers and architects, theancient Egyptians built spectacular pyramids andmonuments at the direction of their kings. Theirintricate writing system of hieroglyphs mystifiedarcheologists until the discovery and translation ofthe Rosetta Stone. Students will learn the mysteriesof this remarkable civilization that exhibited botha joy for life and a preoccupation with the worldbeyond death.

    Ancient Civilizations: Ancient Greece001562,VH VHS video23 min JI 1998 NoDupFrom the beginnings of democracy, theatre andphilosphy to the eternal glory of the games held atOlympia, the ancient Greeks established manyactivities that the world still enjoys today. The linksbetween their ancient civilization and our ownmodern one can be seen in their art, architectureand scientific advancements. This program invitesstudents to explore the history and culture of ancientGreece, a civilization comprised of over 700 city-states, the largest of which was the legendary cityof Athens. Journey to the Acropolis to see thegrandeur of the Parthenon, and examine terra-cotta pottery, decorated with images depicting theadventures of Greek heroes, gods and scenes fromeveryday life.

    Ancient Civilizations: Ancient Inca001563,VH VHS video23 min JI 1998 NoDupJourney high into the Andes Mountains to discoverthe secrets of the ancient empire of the Incas, acivilization that rivaled the Roman Empire, yet roseand fell within 100 years. The Incas were advancedengineers and farmers, building complex terracesand canal systems to help farm the harsh terrain.Students will explore the stone ruins of the lost cityof Machu Picchu, learn the important role the sunplayed in Incan religion and marvel at the manytraditional foods the Incas enjoyed, including cornand over 200 different kinds of potatoes! Discoverthe earlier civilizations that influenced the Incas, andsee how the arrival of Spanish explorers led to thedownfall of Incan society.

    Ancient Civilizations: Ancient Maya001564,VH VHS video23 min JI 1998 NoDupThe ancient Maya were a highly organizedcivilization of hundreds of small city-states thatdeveloped in what is now Mexico and CentralAmerica. One of the earliest civilizations to settle inthe Americas, the Maya built great cities dominatedby huge stone pyramids that were designed toinspire awe among the people. In this program,students will follow archaeologists into the ancienttomb of Lord Pacal, King of Palenque and learnthe critical role of the king as both the leader ofthe city-state and a religious icon believed to bedescended from the gods. The Maya were mastersof astronomy, studying the stars and planets tocreate a calendar and determine the best times forplanting and conducting sacred rituals. Discovertheir beautiful art and architecture, the detailedwritten language of glyphs and the value of corn andcacao in Mayan society.

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    Ancient Civilizations: Ancient Mesopotamia001565,VH VHS video23 min JI 1998 NoDupToday, the land between the Tigris and EuphratesRivers is a barren desert. But centuries ago, thisarea in modern-day Iraq and southern Syria wasknown as Mesopotamia, a fertile plain that served ashome to some of the earliest civilizations. Discoverthe Sumerian civilization, the first to successfullyirrigate the region, form a government and developa written language. The program explores othercivilizations that formed following the demiseof the Sumerians the warlike Assyrians andtheprosperous Babylonians, who invaded Jerusalemunder King Nebuchadnezzar.

    Ancient Civilizations: Ancient Rome001566,VH VHS video23 min JI 1998 NoDupAt its high point, the Roman Empire stretched fromthe vast deserts of the Middle East to the rolling hillsof England. But who were the people we know bestas marble statues with broken noses? From thegladiator bouts in the Colosseum to the extravagantmeals of wealthy Romans, students will explore thediverse history of ancient Rome. Journey to thelong-buried city of Pompeii where everyday life in AD79 is revealed in the ruins and molds preserved bythe ash from Mt. Vesuvius. Learn the mythical taleof Romulus and Remus the twin sons of Mars, theRoman god of war who grew up to found the cityof Rome. Discover the social structure of Romansociety, the system of government they created, andRoman innovations like aqueducts, arches, concreteand the calendar.

    ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS Transparency Sets40 min JIHS 2000 NoDupExplore intriguing worlds of centuries past, and meet thediverse cultures of Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle Eastand the Americas. Use these transparencies to showstudents stunning full-colour images and maps, and makeancient civilizations come to life in classrooms. Titlesin series: Ancient China Ancient Greece Ancient IndiaAncient Rome Ancient Africa Ancient Egypt The FertileCrscent Middle America South America Each set includes40 overhead transparencies, teachers guide and activities.

    ANCIENT AFRICA Transparency Set001854,MM Multi-Media K40 min JIHS 2000 NoDupOff to Africa! Invite students on a trip through timeand space to Earths second largest continent,where ancient civilizations developed and flourishedthousands of years ago. Travel the African continentfrom north to south. Trace the events that shapedthese early cultures, and meet the people whocreated them. These transparencies assist studentsto enter a world where kings and treasures, tradersand caravans are not just legend and lore but partof the rich historical pageant that is ancient Africa.Set includes: 40 overhead transparencies, teachersguide and activities.

    ANCIENT CHINA Transparency Set001850,MM Multi-Media K40 min JIHS 2000 NoDupIn a land isolated by towering mountains, vast seasand formidable deserts, the Chinese developed anamazing civilization. It began along the banks of theHuang River around 4000 B.C. and is still flourishingtoday making it the oldest continuous civilizationin the world. These transparencies can helpstudents visualize and appreciate the foundationsof this remarkable culture. Trace the developmentof Chinese civilization from its simple agriculturalroots through the Han dynasty which ruled anempire as large and as powerful as the Roman one

    in the West. Show students the beautiful BronzeAge vessels of the Shang dynasty. Introducestudents to the Zhou warriors, and show studentsthe engineering feats that unified and consolidatedthe power of the Qin empire. Included in the set:40 overhead transparencies, teachers guide andactivities.

    ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS OF SOUTHAMERICA Transparency Set001858,MM Multi-Media K40 min JIHS 2000 NoDupLong before Europeans came to South America, avariety of cultures flourished on the continent. Thistransparency set introduces students to the Nazca,Mochica and Chimu. Shows how the Incas forgedand administered an empire spanning 2,500 miles.Explores warfare, ritual, agriculture, education,medicine and more. These images can assist inteaching many important concepts. Included in theset: 40 overhead transparencies, teachers guideand activities.

    ANCIENT EGYPT Transparency Set001855,MM Multi-Media K40 min JIHS 2000 NoDupDuring 31 dynasties spanning nearly 3 millennia,the kings of ancient Egypt built towering monumentsand went to their tombs in gilded splendor. Priestsserved myriad gods; painters and sculptors enrichedpalaces, temples, and tombs. Scribes refinedpictographs into elegant hieroglyphs and left a richliterary legacy. And always there was the Nile.Like a thread upon which the pearls of AncientEgypt were strung, the Nile River coursed its waythrough every part of Egyptian life. It was the riveritself that sustained life in a parched land, the riverwhose annual floods deposited rich silt for growingcrops, and the river that provided transportationthrough the land. Included in this set: 40 overheadtransparencies, teachers guide and activities.

    ANCIENT GREECE Transparency Set001851,MM Multi-Media K40 min JIHS 2000 NoDupThe seeds of modern Western culture germinatedin the rocky soil of ancient Greece. Use thesetransparencies to teach students about the seafaringpeople who created such a remarkable civilization.They settled on the islands that dotted the AegeanSea and in the valleys amid the mountains of theGreek mainland. Although they crated hundreds ofdifferent city-states, the Greeks were united by acommon language and a shared set of beliefs.Some city-states, like Sparta, were very rigorouslycontrolled and militaristic; others, like Athens weremuch more open and intellectually inclined. Athenswas the birthplace of democracy and we still marvelat its incredible achievements in art, architecture,literature, and science that continue to influences ustoday.

    ANCIENT INDIA Transparency Set001852,MM Multi-Media K40 min JIHS 2000 NoDupMore than 4000 years ago, a great urban civilizationflourished on the Indian sub-continent. Thesetransparencies introduce students to the rich historyof this region. Explore the ancient cities of MohenjoDaro and Harappa marvels of urban planningand construction. Shows students how the arrivaland spreadof the Aryans shaped Indian culture.Students will understand how the legaciesof ancientpeoples lives on today in many aspects of Indian life religion, ritual, social structure. These images canassist teach many important concepts. Included in

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    the set: 40 overhead transparencies, teachers guideand activities.

    ANCIENT ROME Transparency Set001853,MM Multi-Media K40 min JIHS 2000 NoDupFrom the founding of the Roman Republic in 509B.C. until the empire reached its peak sevencenturies later, Rome grew from a small city by theTiber River to an enormous empire that stretched allaround the Mediterranean Sea. Legions of highlydisciplined soldiers pushed Roman borders east asfar as present-day Turkey, west into Spain, and fromGreat Britain in the north to the Sahara in the south.The Romans extended their law, language, theatre,sports, art and architecture throughout the empire.The soldiers applied their great engineering skills toconstruct an incredible network of roads, bridgesand aqueducts. These transparencies will assiststudents to visualize the daily life of the Romansand appreciate the amazing accomplishments ofan empire that helped shape Western civilization.Include in this set: 40 overhead transparencies,teachers guide and activities.

    FERTILE CRESCENT, The (TransparencySet)001856,MM Multi-Media K40 min JIHS 2000 NoDupCrossing crucial thresholds in history, people inSouthwest Asia began to domesticate animals,developed the first agricultural surplus, thenlaunched urban civilization. In the Fertile Crescent,the Sumerians built the first great cities, invented thefirst system of writing, and waged organized warfare.Repeatedly, new arrivals from desert, mountain, andsteppe enlivened the agrarian region, spreadinginnovations through trade and conquest. Hittites,Assyrians, Phoenicians, Babylonians, and Persiansfollowed each otherinto the pages of history, leavingbehind the foundations for modern cultures. Includedin this set: 40 overhead transparencies, teachersguide and activities.

    MIDDLE AMERICA (ANCIENT MEXICO)Transparency Set001857,MM Multi-Media K40 min JIHS 2000 NoDupLong before Europeans came to Middle America,a variety of cultures flourished in the region.Introduces students to the Olmec and theZapotecs, the May and teh Aztecs. Shows studentsmagnificent cities such as Teotihuacan, Tikal andTenochititlan. Explores various aspects of ancientlife and culture warfare, government, religion,scholarship, and more. These transparencies canassist teach many important concepts. Included inthe set: 40 overhead transparencies, teachers guideand activities.

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