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Teaching English in Kindergarten (MP 1543)

Description: This educational film demonstrates educational techniques for teaching English to Spanish-speaking students in Kindergarten with a focus on students of Mrs. Guerra at the Ford Elementary School in Pharr, Texas. These techniques can be found in the teacher's manual, "Teaching English Early," which is part of the set of materials in the Region One Curriculum Kit (ROCK). This film shows the students and Mrs. Guerra participating in language exercises.
Date: 1975
Creator: Region One Education Service Center of Edinburg, Texas

Teaching Reading to Spanish Speakers (MP 1544)

Description: This educational film concerns educational techniques for teaching Spanish-language kindergarten students how to read in English. Techniques include teaching children to read in Spanish before learning to read in English. The film discusses a 3-year pilot program to teach these techniques at the Lamar School in Edinburg, Texas, which began in 1969. Kindergarten and first grade teachers Marcelia Reyes, Ninfa Guerra, Eva Corona, and Christina Chavez discuss their positive experiences with the bilingual education method discussed in the film. The narrator introduces Jacinto Lopez, a child who came from Mexico not knowing any English, went through the program, and now tested at the third grade level on the California Achievement and SPACHE tests. The film concludes with other students involved in the pilot program and their scores on the CAT and SPACHE tests.
Date: 1975
Creator: Region One Education Service Center of Edinburg, Texas

The Devonian Elementary School Library: An Experiment in Quarters and Organization

Description: This silent film documents the activities of librarians, educators, and students using the library at Devonian Elementary School in Andrews, Texas. Title cards are included and are shown here parenthetically. The film begins with children entering the school building ("A School Day Begins" and "Let Us Follow These Three Pupils"). Children enter a library and classroom ("The Library Has Open Sides") and an unidentified person makes marks on a library floor plan. Students demonstrate the process of checking out books ("There is a self-charging system of circulation") with close ups of the library checkout card for "The Book of Indians." Children read and check out books and a teacher checks out a film strip and projector ("Fines and Dates Due are Eliminated"). Back in the classroom, the librarian teaches the Dewey Decimal Classification system ("An Index to the decimal classification is used in lieu of a subject catalogue") and a librarian helps children find books on horses and North American Indians. There are close-ups of a checkout card for "Mickey's Magnet" by Franklyn Branley checked out by Lynda Slover as well as checkout cards for "Maple Sugar for Windy" and "Putt-Putt Skipper" ("Titles are given an emphasis in shelving and cataloguing"). A librarian demonstrates how to search the card catalog and students are given assignments. Children in the library return, check out, and read books "("Books are marked with a color code indicating reading difficulty"). At the end of the day children leave the building ("The Last Bell Rings") and the American flag is lowered in front of the building ("A School Day Ends").
Date: 1959
Creator: The Andrews Public Schools

North Texas State University Center for Studies in Aging (MP1545)

Description: This short film promotes the North Texas State University (NTSU) Center for Studies in Aging, established in 1967 by Hiram J. Friedsam, Cora Martin, and Herbert Shore with an grant from the Administration on Aging. The film discusses the institution's goal to prepare students for service to older persons. Students are seen in classrooms, viewing a slide show, and working in real-life situations. Cora Martin speaks about the success of students who graduated from this program.
Date: 1976
Creator: Flores, Rachel A. & Lumpkin, Michael

It Happens Every Spring

Description: This film briefly explores the history of the New York Wire Company and the making of aluminum wire screening.
Date: unknown
Creator: Knox, Gordon; Holton, L. H. & Capsis, John

Jobs for America

Description: This film explores how relationships between struggling communities and the Area Redevelopment Administration helped struggling local economies by creating new jobs.
Date: 1962
Creator: Huntley, Chet; Knox, Gordon; Pfister, Walter & Ewing, Maxwell

Junior Club

Description: This film contains home video footage and includes images of a car stuck on a beach and of a woman throwing snow balls into a canyon.
Date: unknown

Know Your Enemy - Japan!

Description: This American propaganda film from the 1940s sought to educate Americans on the Japanese people, their land, and their alleged plan to take over the Pacific.
Date: 1942
Creator: Eliot, George Fielding; Hall, Radcliffe & Knox, Gordon

Lenox TV spot

Description: This short video features three B&W commercials for Lenox fine china.
Date: unknown

Materials Handling

Description: This film discusses how the development of bigger and better machinery over the years has improved work efficiency, especially in fields that involve moving materials and building structures.
Date: unknown

Lasers: Coherent Light Sources for Research and Industry

Description: Film presents the story of laser technology from its initial development, through the present state of the art, to its future potential.
Date: 1964
Creator: Huntley, Chet; Lackey, Douglas; Kauer, Gene; Davidovsky, Mario; Knox, Gordon & Mahon, John

Modern Packaging

Description: This film touches on the design and importance of packaging for items like food products and mail shipments.
Date: unknown

New England Idyll

Description: This film includes footage of people on the beach, people on planes, etc. This appears to be excerpt footage from the film "North by Northeast" ( KNOX_26, directed by Wilbur T. Blume and produced by Gordon Knox).
Date: unknown

Mightier Than the Sword

Description: This film considers the power and appeal of magazines both as sources of entertainment and as educational materials.
Date: 1954
Creator: Princeton Film Center, Inc.

North by Northeast

Description: This short film - produced in association with Northeast Airlines and Hertz Rent a Car Systems - shows travel opportunities in New England.
Date: unknown
Creator: Knox, Gordon; Stratton, Chet & Blume, Wilbur T.

Old Man In A Hurry

Description: This film tells the story of Bion Shively, the oldest man to win the Hambletonian Trotting Classic.
Date: 1956
Creator: Wishengrad, Morton; Carmer, Carl; Hammid, Alexander; Farmer, Tom & Knox, Gordon

RCA Violin

Description: This film features two black and white RCA Service Company television ads.
Date: unknown

Men Bet Their Lives On It

Description: Film focusing on Packard engines, the Packard company, Packard engine production, and Packard's contributions to the war effort in the 1940s are the focus of this program.
Date: unknown
Creator: Knox, Gordon; Elwyn, Robert & Winsten, Archer

Princeton Airport Dedication

Description: This film contains an unidentified press event held outside a building labeled Princeton Aviation Elev 160 and Gulf Oil. A Piper N7968W aircraft is displayed to the crowd following the press conference.
Date: unknown

Rural Review

Description: This program on rural living includes segments on the 4H Club; "modern," "step-saving" kitchens; and "modern," time-saving farming equipment.
Date: unknown

Sample TV news clip reel

Description: This film contains footage of black and white news clips from the 1950s. Subjects covered in these news clips includes Allis-Chalmers'cement-making process, pilot plant in Milwaukee and the installation of computing equipment ("Northrop Electronic Brain") in Hawthorne, California.
Date: unknown