Sociology


New! AP African American Studies 6 min.

The school year is coming to a close and with it, the first year of Advanced Placement African American studies, an interdisciplinary class by the College Board that has attracted praise from professors and also fierce opposition from some Republican politicians. Laura Barrón-López spoke with educators, students and experts to understand the potential and the politics behind the course.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

New! Guns in America 8 min.

Firearms are involved in more than half of suicides in the U.S. The gun suicide rate has reached an all-time high, and for the first time, the rate is higher among Black kids and teens than white ones, according to a recent analysis by Johns Hopkins University. William Brangham speaks with Dr. Emmy Betz, director of the Firearm Injury Prevention Initiative, to learn more.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

New! Trans in America 10 min.

Texas is the largest state in the country to ban transition-related medical care for minors, joining 19 other states that have restricted access. Laura Barrón-López recently spent time in Texas to learn more about the law and spoke with one family grappling with what’s next. A warning: this story includes discussions about suicide and depression.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

New! Are Men Finished and Should We Help Them?: A Debate 51 min.

By several measures, men are in trouble. As women’s participation in the U.S. labor force climbs, men are dropping out in record numbers. Women are also enrolling in college and graduating in higher numbers. Meanwhile, men face higher levels of substance abuse, more overdoses, greater incarceration rates, lower life expectancies, and suicide levels that are nearly four times above those of women....

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2023

New! Is America Too Obsessed with Race?: A Debate 51 min.

"I have a dream," Martin Luther King Jr. told a crowd of some 250,000 people at the March on Washington on August 28, 1963, "that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." For centuries, slavery and racial segregation pervaded much of America. As a result of the civil rights movement of the...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2023

New! Will Millennials Be Left Behind?: A Debate 50 min.

Millennials, the cohort of people born between 1981 and 1996, have now surpassed Baby Boomers, those born between 1946 and 1964, as the largest generation group in the United States. How are the Millennials doing? Ranging in age from their late 20s to early 40s, many Millennials fear they lack the financial and emotional standing their Boomer parents had to live full and successful lives. Millenni...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2023

New! Chapter 1: Introduction to Information Literacy (Mastering the Art of Information Literacy) 7 min.

What is information literacy and why is it important? This video introduces information literacy and its benefits, discussing the dangers of information illiteracy and the spread of misinformation. It cautions against information generated by AI.A Motion Masters Production.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2023

New! Chapter 2: Seven Habits and Skills (Mastering the Art of Information Literacy) 8 min.

This program presents seven habits and skills for improving one's information literacy. It discusses finding your information needs, developing search strategies, evaluating sources, analyzing information, considering information, using information ethically, and practicing.A Motion Masters Production.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2023

New! Chapter 3: Evaluating Information Sources (Mastering the Art of Information Literacy) 8 min.

This program examines ways to know if a source is credible by looking at authorship and expertise, the publisher or platform, objectivity and bias, citations and references, and timeliness and currency of the information. It also presents tips for evaluating online sources by checking domain and URL, extensions, cross-referencing, and exercising caution with user-generated content.A Motion Masters...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2023

New! Chapter 4: Effective Search Strategies (Mastering the Art of Information Literacy) 6 min.

Discussing how Boolean operators work, this program teaches search techniques for refining online searches. It also considers phrase, date range, file type, language, site-specific, numeric range, related terms, and advanced image searches.A Motion Masters Production.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2023