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  • The Biz Kids sit smiling on a green sofa.

    Biz Kid$ Series: Teaching Kids About Money and Business

    Don’t forget that public television’s Emmy Award-winning financial education series is available in described and captioned form from the DCMP. These 65 fantastic videos include compelling stories from real-life kid entrepreneurs that reinforce the importance of budgeting, saving, and giving back to the community. Your preteens and teens will like that they are fun and fast-paced!

    Biz Kid$ offers you other tools for helping you teach kids that their financial future is in their hands. For example, each video has a lesson guide. In addition, the Biz Kid$ website offers ideas for teachers’ organized activities, including a sample business plan for kids. Plus there are kids' activities, including learning games and a special compound interest calculator.

  • Two teenager girls from Real Life 101 interview a female social worker in her office.

    Real Life 101: Social Worker

    Meet a social worker who helps individuals with disabilities find stable jobs. Then, visit a victims services advocate from Safe House, an organization whose mission it is to end domestic violence. Outlines how she helps victims of abuse recover emotionally. Finally, travel to New Orleans' Desire Street neighborhood to speak with the owner of an outreach ministry that provides young men with a second chance at life. Accessibility options on the DVD are: (1) description, (2) English subtitles in a black box.

  • Real Life Teens logo in a circle with three teenage hosts, Grace, Shawn and Jillian.

    Real Life 101 Series: Teaching Kids About Career Choices

    This acclaimed, exciting, and informative series of 26 videos steps into the lives of fascinating people to see what it's like to do what they do for a living. Hosted by engaging, spirited and energetic teenagers, this program profiles 39 dynamic, unique, and challenging careers.

    Get ready for a genuinely fantastic, hip and one of a kind career exploration experience designed for middle school and early high school aged youth. Kids travel where few people have gone before— right into the operating room as a dermatologist performs surgery on one of her patients or right into the cockpit of an airplane.

New Media Releases

  • Image from Spirit of Love: The Mike "Stinger" Glenn Story

    Spirit of Love: The Mike "Stinger" Glenn Story - 2013 - 1 hour 38 minutes

    Retired NBA player, Mike Glenn plays himself in this film inspired by his real life basketball camps for the deaf and hard of hearing. A group of teens arrive at the 33rd Annual Basketball Camp, and this is the first year girls are allowed to attend. Some come with hopes of hoop dreams, and others are just trying to survive tumultuous teen angst. Not only do they learn life lessons through the game of basketball, but they soon learn what it means to “Soar like an Eagle, Win or Lose.”

  • Image from The Ultimate Gift

    The Ultimate Gift - 2006 - 1 hour 58 minutes

    This inspirational film follows the story of Jason Stevens, who inherited a vast fortune and foundation from his grandfather, Red Stevens (James Garner). Jason struggles to accomplish a series of twelve thankless tasks to gain Red's company and fortune, a challenge mandated by the dead billionaire's will. In doing so, he learns what’s really valuable in life. Based on the best-selling novel by Jim Stovall, the first in a trilogy that is perfect for character education. Mr. Stovall has a long list of remarkable achievements, including dealing with the challenge of his own blindness, make him a great role model for kids.

  • Image from The Ultimate Life

    The Ultimate Life - 2013 - 1 hour 45 minutes

    Jason Steven’s world is unraveling. His beloved Alexia is leaving on an extended mission trip to Haiti. His extended family is suing him. And he faces great pressures trying to run his grandfather’s foundation. Then he discovers his late grandfather’s journal from the 1940’s. As he reads the journal, he is able to experience his grandfather’s incredible rags-to-riches story which ultimately leads him toward the discovery of an ultimate life. Based on the novel by Jim Stovall, the second in a trilogy that is perfect for character education. Mr. Stovall has a long list of remarkable achievements, including dealing with the challenge of his own blindness, and these make him a great role model for kids.

  • Image from Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius

    Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius - 2004 - 2 hours 9 minutes

    For some athletes, the ultimate win comes through a stroke of luck, but for Robert Tyre Jones, Jr., "Bobby Jones," it was truly a stroke of genius. His natural skill and uncanny passion for the game of golf earned him the title of "The Best Golfer in the World." But it was his style that set him apart. A dashing smile. Impeccable integrity. Unrivaled intensity. Legendary wit and intelligence. An epic passion for life, born out of adversity. For a brief moment in time, this incredible man became an American hero.

  • Image from The Magic School Bus Gets Ants In Its Pants

    The Magic School Bus Gets Ants In Its Pants - 1994 - 26 minutes

    The Magic School Bus is an award winning animated children’s television series based on the book series of the same title by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen. It is notable for its use of celebrity talent and being both highly entertaining and educational. The class visits the inside of an anthill when Keesha directs a movie about social animals for the school science fair. Watching the ants at close range, the class realizes how social the ants are and how each one performs a vital job for the survival of its colony.

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