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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 The Ultimate Gift

    The Ultimate Gift - 2006 - 1 hour 58 minutes

    When his rich grandfather, Howard "Red" Stevens died, Jason thought he probably wasn't going to inherit a piece of the old man's multi-billion dollar estate. He strongly resents his grandfather because his father had died while working for him. There was an inheritance, in fact; but it came with a condition. Jason must complete 12 separate assignments within a year in order to get it. Each assignment is centered on a "gift". Gifts of work, money, friends and learning are among the dozen that Jason must perform before he is eligible for the mysterious "Ultimate Gift" his grandfather's will has for him. Based on the best-selling novel by Jim Stovall.

  • 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. Sequel to the award winning The Ultimate Gift.

  • 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.

  • Image from The Magic School Bus Inside Ralphie

    The Magic School Bus Inside Ralphie - 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. Ralphie's upset when his mom tells him he's too sick to go to school because he was supposed to host a FNN (Frizzle News Network) TV broadcast on health that day. Not one to leave a student behind, Ms. Frizzle takes the class on a trip inside Ralphie's body to figure out what's ailing him. However, once inside, Ralphie's white blood cells see the bus as a threat and start to attack.

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