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New DVD and websiteWho Runs This Place? An investigation

DVD pack £25.00 ex Vat.

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DVD pack
Content: 5 parts: Banking, Big Business, the Media, Politics & How Open Is Britain?
DVD: Who Runs This Place? 90 minutes plus 60 page linked Support Guide on the DVD
Suitability: Y10, 11 & 12, College and University

Who runs this place? is a student led investigation into political power in Britain.

Over the last year, a group of 16-18 year olds gained unprecedented access to boardrooms and corridors of power in Britain. They came face to face with the top people in business, finance, politics and the media and asked them ‘who runs this place?

They visited the boardrooms of

• Royal Bank of Scotland
• the BBC
• Vodafone
• BP
• Better Capital
• the British Bankers Association
• the CBI
• the NHS
• the Daily Mail

Who Runs This Place - An Investigation
Investigators in the city

They questioned senior journalists:
Jon Snow, Alan Yentob, Stephanie Flanders and Greg Dyke, as well as politicians Jon Cruddas MP, Andrew Tyrie MP, campaigners and whistleblowers.

Where does power lie? In this DVD, the hidden anatomy of Britain is revealed. These interviews are hard-hitting and insightful and expose the gap between these young people’s lives and the world of the rich and the powerful.

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Who Runs This Place - An Investigation
With Jon Snow at Channel 4

Join this remarkable journey.
It provides an indispensible insight into twenty first century Britain through the eyes of young people.

Who Runs This Place? website

The DVD is supported by a website and internet forum, for student use.
It contains the investigation in brief and an introduction to the student investigators.
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Critical Thinking

Critical ThinkingDVD £25.00 ex vat + £2.50 p&p

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Content: 60 minutes in 6 units
Suitability: Key Stage 5, Critical Thinking, English, Philosophy

Team Video have produced this DVD specially for the Critical Thinking syllabus.
It contains 6 short self-contained debates, dealing with controversial issues.

  • Is It OK to hit children?
  • An eye for an eye
  • Organic food
  • Death penalty
  • Trade unions at work
  • Nuclear power

Divergent views, ideas and opinions are presented and attractively argued for students to analyse and evaluate. Students can see how arguments work. They can see how they are constructed. They can identify bias and different persuasive devices. The material is drawn from TV documentaries and Team Video’s own productions, and all collected together on one DVD. (Bulk discounts available.)

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The Animal Debate

The Animal DebateDVD £29.99 ex vat + £2.50 p&p

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Content: 3 x 45 minute debates in 23 units indexed for easy access with stop / start discussion points
Activity sheets: 85 printable pages on DVD
Suitability: Key Stage 4-5, Critical Thinking / RE and Moral Studies / PSHE

Three major debates designed to stimulate critical thinking on these key moral arguments. Fox hunting, Intensive farming, Medical experiments on animals. All three debates are specially segmented to allow stop-start after each argument,

  • The case for fox-hunting is made by the Master of the Warwickshire Hunt, the case against is made by the League Against Cruel Sports.
  • The case for intensive farming is made by the National Farmers’ Union, the case against by Compassion in World Farming.
  • The case for the use of animals in medical experiments is made by Professor Colin Blakemore, the case against by Professor Chris Atterwell.

Students ask all the questions.

"This is a really excellent package, at once accurate, fair and thoughtfully produced. It addresses issues which most young people feel are vitally important"
Times Educational Supplement

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The Energy Debate - Controlled Area - radiationThe Energy Debate

DVD 29.99 ex Vat + £2.50 postage

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Content: 60 minutes in 6 units
Activity sheets: 14 viewable/printable pages on DVD
Suitability: Key Stage 4-5

This debate should be part of every school curriculum.
What is our energy future?
What are the options?
Is nuclear power the answer?
Will we have a say?

TThe Energy Debate - The Forss wind farmhe Six DVD units are:

  1. Energy Crisis
  2. Nuclear or Not?
  3. Clean Coal
  4. Renewables
  5. Zero Carbon
  6. Energy Efficiency

In The Energy Debate the basic facts and different viewpoints are presented clearly and concisely by people directly involved in the energy sector. It was shot on location in the UK.

  • Can renewables like wind, wave and thermal power deliver?
  • Can fossil fuels be cleaned up and made more efficient?
  • Surely nuclear with it’s low carbon output is just what we need?
  • Couldn’t we use a lot less energy? Are we ready?

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Your MP

Your MPDVD £29.99 ex vat + £2.50 p&p

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Content: 68 minutes in 9 units indexed for easy access with stop / start discussion points
Activity sheets: 40 printable pages on separate CD
Suitability: Key Stage 4-5, Politics / Citizenship / PSHE / Modern Studies

Your MP is a unique insight into the role and responsibility of a Member of Parliament. This unit based resource is specially designed to introduce students to the importance of the democratic process. John McDonnell MP provided unrestricted access to his election campaign, his work in Parliament and his constituency. It includes issues of representation, accountability and the democratic mandate.

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Why Refugees?

Why Refugees?DVD £29.99 ex vat + £2.50 p&p

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Content: 55 minutes in 11 units indexed for easy access with stop / start discussion points
Activity sheets: 40 page Workbook with briefings and activities
Key Stage 4-5, Citizenship / RE and Moral Studies / Critical Thinking / Modern Studies

Why Refugees? is a DVD resource in 11 units. A group of 6th form students investigate why there are refugees, why they come to the United Kingdom and what happens to them when they arrive. The students investigate the role of the media, the law and the position of the political parties. They talk to politicians, lobby organisations, lawyers, journalists, historians and refugees themselves. The questions they ask include;

  • Why come to Britain?
  • How do they get here?
  • How long have refugees been coming to Britain?
  • What benefits do they receive?
  • Are they asylum-seekers or economic migrants?

It is a comprehensive investigation that unearths the facts, challenges the myths and provides a wide range of views that will stimulate research, writing and debate.

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Why Morality?

Why MoralityDVD £29.99 ex vat +£2.50 p&p

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Content: 60 minutes in 9 units
Workbook: 40 printable pages on DVD
Suitability: Key Stage 4/5, RE, PSHE, Citizenship

A lively DVD pack which stimulates debate on nine major moral and ethical issues, including abortion, corporal punishment, morality and the press, the purpose of religion and "doing the right thing". It includes interviews with a wide range of people from The Bishop of Oxford, Max Clifford and the editor of The Sun, to miners' wives, an atheist, a humanist and environmental protesters.
The pack includes 40 activity sheets.

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Money & Morality

Money and MoralityDVD £29.99 ex vat +£2.50 p&p

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Content: 24 Questions in 6 units indexed for easy access with stop / start discussion points
Activity sheets: 40 Printable pages on DVD
Suitability: Key Stage 4-5, Critical Thinking / RE and Moral Studies / Business Studies

This is a lively and provocative DVD resource for students to consider and reconsider their attitudes towards money. It looks at the moral and ethical implications of what we earn, the taxes we pay, the investments we make, what we lend and borrow.

A diverse range of views are presented, including former Chancellor of the Exchequer Norman Lamont, Bruce Kent and stand-up comedian Mark Thomas, as well as experts from the world of finance and religion; christian, jewish and muslim.

Questions include:

  • Can someone earn too much money?
  • What are ethical investments?
  • When does interest become usury?
  • What is a moral or ethical taxation system?
  • What are the moral implications of inheriting wealth?

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