Teenage Years

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  • 1969
  • 6 Seasons

Growing Pains, Parents just don't understand! Adolescence is a time of personal discovery. Teens need to be able to try out new things and make their own mistakes. By gaining greater experience in the world, they discover wonderful things - but also be exposed to prejudice, heartbreak and danger. All of the films on this set were shot in the 1940s, 50s and 60s.

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Coffee House Rendezvous
10. Coffee House Rendezvous
 
Shows coffeehouses sponsored by churches and community organizations and how they function as gathering places for countercultural youth. Producer: Steeg (Ted) Productions. Sponsor: Coffee Institute. Year: 1969. Length: 00:26:53. Audio: Mono. Color.
Understanding Others
9. Understanding Others
 
Argues that a person should be judged by his/her true worth and ability, rather than by economic background or social skills. Drama filmed in Lawrence, Kansas. Producer: Centron Corporation. Year: 1953. Length: 00:11:43. Audio: Mono. Color: BLACK & WHITE.
Mind Your Manners
8. Mind Your Manners
 
Illustrates specific detail how good manners can be applied in many of the situations in which boys and girls find themselves every day. Emphasizes that teenagers can cultivate good manners by manifesting a real desire to get along with others. Producer: Coronet Instructional Films.
Gossip
7. Gossip
 
Quirky social guidance film on the negative effects of gossip. Points out that gossip reflects the lack of respect for words. Describes the harm which gossip can do. It tells the story of Jean Gage, a "wonderful girl" whose life is nearly destroyed by "malicious gossip." Producer: Coronet Instructional Films.
The Procrastinator
6. The Procrastinator
 
When Jean becomes chairman of the social committee, she habitually fails to plan and use time wisely in carrying out her responsibilities. When she is unable to get everything together in time for the school dance, her schoolmates are justifiably upset with her. Filmed with a cast of nonprofessionals in Lawrence, Kansas. Writer: Margaret Carlile (Trudy) Travis.
Social Courtesy
5. Social Courtesy
 
Dramatic film offering instruction in basic social graces. Presents information on specific social graces and shows how to make them a natural part of daily activities. Illustrates that getting along in social groups merely requires the use of everyday courtesy. Producer: Coronet Instructional Films. Year: 1951. Length: 00:10:17. Audio: Mono. Color: BLACK & WHITE.
How to Keep a Job
4. How to Keep a Job
 
What you need to do to stay employed: choose the right job, get along with colleagues, maintain positive attitude, etc. Producer: Coronet Instructional Films. Year: 1949. Length: 00:11:20. Audio: Mono. Color.
Friendship Begins at Home
3. Friendship Begins at Home
 
How a strong family group helps teenagers learn to form strong friendships. Shows that although the adolescent grows away from his family, he benefits by valuing the importance of their friendship and of doing things as a family group. Producer: Coronet Instructional Films. Year: 1949. Length: 00:15:39. Audio: Mono. Color: BLACK & WHITE.
Law and Social Controls
2. Law and Social Controls
 
Uses the story of teens trying to extend the hours of their "Teen Canteen" as a vehicle for explaining customs, moral codes, and laws. Examines the 3 areas of social control--customs, moral codes & laws. Explains some of the levels of law, such as local & national. Producer Coronet Instructional Films. Year: 1949. Length: 00:09:39. Audio: Mono. Color: BLACK & WHITE.
How Do You Do?
1. How Do You Do?
 
Trains teenagers to act according to the rules of proper social etiquette. Promotes proper behavior as a means of gaining social poise and self-assurance. This film seems clearly to be a document from the postwar "behavior offensive," aimed at retraining adolescents to learn to be kids once again after experiencing premature adulthood during World War II.
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Growing Pains, Parents just don't understand! Adolescence is a time of personal discovery. Teens need to be able to try out new things and make their own mistakes. By gaining greater experience in the world, they discover wonderful things - but also be exposed to prejudice, heartbreak and danger. All of the films on this set were shot in the 1940s, 50s and 60s.