English & Language Arts


New! Henry David Thoreau: An American Eccentric 40 min.

Henry David Thoreau: An American Eccentric recognizes the two hundred year birth of Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) and celebrates this American non-conformist's life The program offers insight and awareness into Thoreau's reading habits and writing stratagems. Several Thoreau authorities and scholars including: Professor Philip McFarland; actor historian Richard Smith; Professor T.C. Boyle; Profe...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Introduction to Information Literacy 41 min.

Information Literacy is a crucial skill in obtaining knowledge. In this episode, learn how to find credible sources on the internet, read and evaluate a topic critically, and notate your sources. Ethical issues are also addressed.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Truth Underground: Three Poets Discover the Power of the Spoken Word 69 min.

The lives of three outspoken poets intersect as they harness the power of the word. CJ Suitt confronts the racial injustice of a Southern black male. Kamaya Truitt-Martin competes in poetry slams across the country to heal a broken home. Jeremy Berggren employs art and poetry to cope with PTSD and to bear witness to the suffering of veterans. The 19th-century poet John Keats said, “Truth is beauty...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

A Midsummer Night's Dream 90 min.

In the tyrannical court of Athens, the pitiless dictator Theseus plans his wedding to Hippolyta, a prisoner of war, and young Hermia is sentenced to death by her own father. Meanwhile, in the rickety township on the hillside, amateur theatre group the Mechanicals rehearse, with all their comic rivalries. And beyond Athens, in the wild wood, dark forces are stirring… Celebrating 400 years of Shakes...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Episode 1 47 min.

In the tyrannical court of Athens, the pitiless dictator Theseus plans his wedding to Hippolyta, a prisoner of war, and young Hermia is sentenced to death by her own father. Beyond Athens, in the wild wood, dark forces are stirring … The battle between the Queen and King of the Fairy Lands is shaking their magical kingdom to its roots. Titania and Oberon rule over warring armies; these are element...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Episode 2 47 min.

In the rickety township on the hillside, amateur theatre group the Mechanicals rehearse, with all their comic rivalries. Among their number is Bottom, the weaver, who’s about to have the most remarkable night of his life. When the potent worlds of Athens and the forest collide, the outcome will resonate everywhere. This is a dream that will never be forgotten.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Anatomy of Crime Fiction 156 min.

Who? When? How? Why? This series immerses us in the chaos at the dark heart of crime fiction, taking us on journey through the labyrinthine workings of the whodunnit, with many a shudder along the way. Nowadays, one published novel in four is a "roman noir", a "thriller" or a "detective story". How did crime fiction come to be so popular that it is now a universal language everyone can understand?...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

The Crime Scene: Part Two—Anatomy Of Crime Fiction 52 min.

Having focused on the victim-criminal-investigator trio, the Anatomy Of Crime Fiction series then blends into the background. The second episode analyses the crucial importance of location in the DNA of any self-respecting thriller. Whether located in grimy backwaters, rain-swept streets or luxury apartments, the setting dictates the content of the narrative, reflecting the authors’ social perspec...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

The Criminal, The Victim And The Investigator: Part One—Anatomy Of Crime Fiction 53 min.

This first episode of the Anatomy Of Crime Fiction series focuses on the notorious trio of victim, criminal and investigator. Contemporary creative artists provide their own personal accounts, shedding light on the emblematic figures present in all strong plots. Authors Caryl Férey and Michael Connelly; filmmakers Michael Mann and Olivier Marchal; showrunners Anne Landois and David Simon; cartooni...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

The Stories: Part Three—Anatomy Of Crime Fiction 53 min.

After the victim-criminal-investigator trio and the crime scene, the third part of Anatomy of Crime Fiction sets out to investigate the genre’s narrative mechanisms. Where do the addictive thriller plots come from? Their stories draw on the most sordid realities, often inspired by news items, which are endless sources of fiction. But many authors are intent on following the evolution of our world,...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016