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Pumpkin Interactive produce high quality educational resources for secondary schools. Our DVD resources are tailor-made to meet the requirements of all the UK’s main awarding bodies. In fact many of our teaching resources are now either endorsed or recommended by all the major exam boards, including OCREdexcelAQA and WJEC

Pumpkin titles are also available to licence by colleges and universities. We produce all our own educational resources, using our teams of subject specialist producers, researchers, consultants and advisers.

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Edexcel endorse Pumpkin geography DVDs

Where can you you find resources that: support students as they prepare for controlled assessments and coursework on rivers, provide examples of how GIS and GPS are used in the real worlds and deliver video case studies designed to aid DME preparation?

River Processes and Landforms” provides excellent references to a wide range of river landforms and processes. The sections on changing profiles and channels, rejuvenation, transportation, erosion and deposition are particularly useful for all GCSE geography students. Not only does the content help students understand what is required for exam questions, it also provides a particularly helpful reference during controlled assessment or course work due to clear references to key terms like hydraulic radius, wetted perimetre and efficiency.

Endorsed by Edexcel for Edexcel GCSE Geography A and B

Flooding in the UK: Tewkesbury“ makes use of video, photography, animation, interview and explanation to explain key fluvial terms and concepts. Of particular interest are references to hydrological cycle flows, storm hydrographs, infiltration and lag time. The sections on physical and human causes contain useful locational and settlement background as well as providing good “personal perspective” from local residents. Material on the variery of hard and soft engineering responses will prove useful for both GCSE and GCE unit 2.

Endorsed by Edexcel for Edexcel GCSE Geography A and B

“Coastal Processes and Landforms”  is filmed on the Jurassic and Holderness coast and covers key aspects including erosion, marine and sub-aerial processes, and the influence of geology. It also providies named and located examples of a range of key erosional and depositional landforms. Good reference is made to key terms throughout, and the section on littoral cells is ideal for A level. Of particular interest are the excellent links made to the role of GIS and GPS and their applicaton in the real world. And if you are looking for material from which to create a DME, our case study on Slapton Ley delivers it all.

Endorsed by Edexcel for Edexcel GCSE Geography A and B and Edexcel GCE Geography

“Managing the Dorset Coast”  covers a range of issues in depth for one location, providing a fantastic GCSE case study, not just for coasts, but also for “Tourism” and even units on rural issues. The material is also relevant for the Edexcel GCE unit 2,“Crowded Coasts”. The DVD explores the economic and environmental opportunities offered by Studland before exploring how the conflicts between the different user groups and stakeholders can be sustainably managed.

Endorsed by Edexcel for Edexcel GCSE Geography A and B and Edexcel GCE Geography

To order any of our titles:

Tel: + 44 (0) 1179 240250

Fax: + 44 (0) 560 209 6668

Email: orders@pumpkin-interactive.co.uk

Web: www.pumpkin-interactive.co.uk

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Geohazards: What turns a natural event into a hazard or a disaster?

Geohazards is an area undergoing rapid change and re-appraisal in the specifications, so there has never been a more important time for students to have access to up to date resources that emphasise contemporary thinking about hazard events, risk and vulnerability.

Filmed in Montserrat, Haiti and Iceland, our titles provide fantastic case study material with which to compare vulnerability between MEDCs and LEDCs.

Made specifcially to meet the needs of the UK and international geography specifications, Pumpkin’s DVDs encourage students to explore the role of physical and social factors and evaluate how they affect the impact of a geo-hazard event.

But of course the best way of dealing with natural disasters is often before they have even occured. Our footage filmed with NGO and government projects illustrates how improvements to infrastructure, such as education, healthcare and sanitation can improve resilience. And our title on Monitoring and Predication, shows how early warning systems, advance planning and public education can reduce risk.

And you can be confident our titles deliver the required knowledge of geographical systems, processes and landforms, because unlike other documentaries, they are researched, filmed and produced by geographers – so they're perfect for specialist and non-specialist teachers alike.

And with the photo annotation exercises, exam style questions, DMEs and many other activities that accompany the video material you'll save precious preparation time. Written by senior examiner and GA president Bob Digby, they cover GCSE, GCE, IB and Pre U requirements and have also been designed to work with a range of abilities – just to make life even easier for you.

All our geography resources are currently available with a 10% discount.


To order any of our titles:

Tel: + 44 (0) 1179 240250

Fax: + 44 (0) 560 209 6668

Email: orders@pumpkin-interactive.co.uk

Web: www.pumpkin-interactive.co.uk

Artaud: How can you bridge the gap between theory and practice

Teaching Artaud’s ideas and finding practical approaches for an examination course can prove challenging. Yet of all the major twentieth century theatre practitioners he is most likely to appeal to young people, both as a catalyst and a liberating force inspiring them to create their own high-scoring devised work.

So how can students learn most effectively the theory and practice of Artaud’s “Theatre of Curelty”?

Providing a high quality, readily accessible solution to this challenge was the starting point for our best-selling double DVD. Clips of original Artaud-inspired theatre productions are shown alongside extracts of his writing, allowing students to experience the link between theory and practice.

The extensive “library” of performance extracts provides a wealth of material for discussion and performance ideas for teachers with AS, A level and undergraduate students. And it is conveniently catalogued into topics like “Gesture” and the “Body and its double”.

Use our unique “Performance Generator” to provide over 100 Artaudian stimuli to challenge students to spontaneiously demonstrate their understanding and skill without lengthy discussion.

And students will be challenged to achieve their own high standards with our examples of top band student work which will exemplify how practitioner theory can be sucessfully applied effectively to their own work.

The 25 minute biography on Artaud graphically explains the evolution of his ideas and includes interviews with Professor Alan Read and Artaud’s biographer, Stephen Barber. Voice recordings of Artaud performing will bring the legend to life and aid understanding of the unique quality of his life and work.

“Artaud: Practical Approaches to a Theatre of Cruelty” contains over two hours of material and can be purchased for £75.00 + £2.50 P&P direct from Pumpkin:

 

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Watch previews of all our drama titles on our website. Or try before you buy! All our resources are available on a 14 day free preview.

Why man-eating tigers get a thumbs up from geography teachers.

Is your budget too tight to invest in geography DVDs for your department?

Well that's what one teacher thought, until she had a chance to actually review one of our resources for the Geographical Association's Spring 2013 edition of Teaching Geography.

Victoria Ellis, who teaches geography at Swanick Hall School and is a member of the GA Secondary Phase Committee had nothing but praise for Pumpkin's DVD: Biodiversity Under Threat: The Sundarbans and the Bengal Tiger:

"Not having a huge departmental budget, I have tended to steer clear of DVDs produced specifically for education.  however, Biodiversity Under Threat is likely to become a well-used resource in my geography department."

"The information presented on the DVD provides excellent case study material that fits well with the AQA, Edexcel and OCR A-level and GCSE geography specifications."

"What I particularly liked, was the superb range of extra resources, written by Bob Digby - student worksheets, teachers notes, links to GCSE and A-level specifications, maps, diagrams and useful weblinks."

"Overall an excellent addition to most geography department resource libraries."

The DVD is organised into chapters which look at the region's ecosystem, potential threats to the ecosystem and attempts to manage and conserve the Sundarbans.  It explores how the people try to find a balance between exploitation of the wealth of resources on their doorstep and conservation of the fragile ecosystem on which they depend.

For more information on this title, to see how it matches your specification and to view a short preview clip, go to:

http://www.pumpkin-interactive.co.uk/collections/geographyproducts/bio-diversity-under-threat

Where can you find high quality images of river landforms or a video case study of flooding in the UK?

Time and time again it is the students who can show specific and detailed case study knowledge in their exams that get the top marks.  But its not easy for students to remember the large number of examples required by the new geography specifications. 

So why not use a case study delivered by video?  Its so much more memorable than one delivered without.

Watching Flooding in the UK and seeing the images of Tewkesbury under water in 2007 and again in 2012, or listening to the first hand accounts of residents and businesses affected by the floods, will provide a more powerful learning experience than anything that can be read in a text book. 

And because our title on River Processes and Landforms is researched, filmed and produced by geographers, not only will it help exemplify your syllabus, it will also deliver the required geographical knowledge of fluvial systems and processes in an engaging and informative way - perfect for specialist and non-specialists teachers alike. 

And if you need to reinforce key geographical terms and definitions - use the accompanying student activity sheets that are written by examiner and author, Bob Digby.

All our geography resources are currently available with a 10% discount.

To order any of our titles:

Tel: + 44 (0) 1179 240250

Fax: + 44 (0) 560 209 6668

Email: orders@pumpkin-interactive.co.uk

Web: www.pumpkin-interactive.co.uk 


Smart Graphic products DVD endorsed by OCR for the OCR GCE Design and Technology: Product Design specification

Now endorsed by OCR, inspire your students with our DVD resource: Smart Graphic Products.  

Its not always practical or affordable to provide your students with as much experience of smart materials as you would like.  So why not use Pumpkin's DVDs which include carefully selected film clips shot in industrial settings that focus on how industry is using smart materials.   You will guarantee that your students get fantastic, up-to-date, relevant case studies for their written examinations, as well as ideas on how smart materials can be incorporated into their own designs.

Pumpkin's Smart Graphic Products provides the core knowledge required on smart materials by the OCR GCE J303 Graphic Products specification.  It includes examples of labels and packaging that use thermochromic inks, emergency and safety signage that incorporate phosphorescent and fluorescent paints, and inks and photochromic dyes that are used for anti-counterfeiting measures, sun tan cream packaging and reactive glasses.

This DVD forms part of a suite of materials produced by Pumpkin on smart materials for GCSE and GCE D&T students. Each DVD  resource packs include at least 30 minutes of video material, as well as student activities aimed at a range of abilities and a wealth of background information written by our specialist consultants.

Illustrate the applications of QTC, thermochromatic plastics and shape memory alloys with our resource on Smart Resistant Materials. 

And if its smart textiles you are after, Interactive, Smart and Modern Textiles contains film clips that provide explanations, examples and applications of wearable electronics, piezo-electric textiles, textiles that generate power and materials like Kevlar, Nomex and D30.

All our titles are currently available with a 10% discount.

To order any of these titles:

Call:     0117 924 0250

Fax:     0560 209 6688

Email:  orders@pumpkin-interactive.co.uk

Web:  www.pumpkin-interactive.co.uk


Alessi DVD resource endorsed by OCR for the OCR GCSE Design and Technology: Product Design

This is a stunning piece of work that provides a guide through the sometimes diverse ideas, designs and innovations that developed during the postmodern era. Now endorsed by OCR for use with the OCR GCSE Design and Technology, Product Design specification it provides information, visuals, interviews, commentaries and descriptions that are guaranteed to appeal to 14-18 year olds.

Explore the design style and manufacturing process of Alessi products with fascinating footage filmed at the Alessi museum archive and  factory near Milan.  The DVD also includes interviews with Alberto Alessi himself and with some of Alessi's leading designers.  

Founder member of the Memphis Group, George Sowden, shows us around his Milan design house and postmodern designer and architect Mendini talks about his work that spans the entire postmodern era.

The DVD also includes a tour of the V&S's postmodern exhibition with its curator, Glenn Adamson.

A fantastic resource to contextualise the postmodern era and to provide a framework from which students can start researching their own design and make tasks.

This DVD is one of a pair of resources produced by Pumpkin that looks at different design eras.  Our second title: How Pop Art changed the world, explores the ideas, materials, colours and technologies adopted by Pop Art.  It then examines how Pop Art created new images, shapes and forms that continue to influence artists and designers today.  

For more information on any of our titles, go to our website or view previews of our programmes on Youtube at ChannelPumpkin

All our DVDs are currently available with a 20% discount. To order any of our DVDs:

fax: 0560 209666

Phone:  01179 240250 

Email orders@pumpkin-interactive.co.uk

Online: www.pumpkin-interactive.co.uk


Edexcel endorse Pumpkin's title on Postmodernism

For a guide through the sometimes diverse ideas, designs and innovations that developed during the postmodern era, try this latest educational resource from Pumpkin Interactive - now endorsed by Edexcel for use with the Edexcel GCE Product Design specification.

Explore the design style and manufacturing process of Alessi products with fascinating footage filmed at the Alessi museum archive and  factory near Milan.  The DVD also includes interviews with Alberto Alessi himself and with some of Alessi's leading designers.  

Founder member of the Memphis Group, George Sowden, shows us around his Milan design house and postmodern designer and architect Mendini talks about his work that spans the entire postmodern era.

The DVD also includes a tour of the V&S's postmodern exhibition with its curator, Glenn Adamson.

A fantastic resource to contextualise the postmodern era and to provide a framework from which students can start researching their own design and make tasks.

This DVD is one of a pair of resources produced by Pumpkin that looks at different design eras.  Our second title: How Pop Art changed the world, explores the ideas, materials, colours and technologies adopted by Pop Art.  It then examines how Pop Art created new images, shapes and forms that continue to influence artists and designers today.  

For more information on any of our titles, go to our website or view previews of our programmes on Youtube at ChannelPumpkin

All our DVDs are currently available with a 20% discount. To order any of our DVDs:

fax: 0560 209666

Phone:  01179 240250 

Email orders@pumpkin-interactive.co.uk

Online: www.pumpkin-interactive.co.uk


Pumpkin's Smart Textiles DVD endorsed by Edexcel

Struggling to find materials to illustrate the latest developments in textile technology?

It can prove hard to resource an area of high growth and change such as Interactive, Smart and Modern Textiles. But Pumpkin's new title which has been endorsed by Edexcel for the Edexcel GCSE Design Technology: Textiles Technology, gives students exciting, innovative and informative examples of new materials and technologies used across a range of textile products.  

Examples include: clothing that senses and reacts to changes in your body and the environment, a bag that charges your phone and materials used by stuntmen and ballerinas. Wearable electronics, textiles that generate power and smart and modern materials like Kevlar, Nomex and D30 are all covered in this DVD that looks at their characteristics, functions and applications.  

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The following Pumpkin titles have already been endorsed by Edexcel for their GCSE Design and Technology: Textiles Technology:

Textiles: Eco-Design read more

Ethical Textiles watch read more

Sustainable and Recycled Textiles  read more 


To order this or any of our other textile titles:

email:     orders@pumpkintv.co.uk

Tel:         01179 240250

Fax:         0560 209 6668

Web:        www.pumpkin-interactive.co.uk

Jurassic Coast teaching resource

Discover how the classic coastal geomorphology at Lulworth Cover and Durdle Door is formed with Pumpkin's new DVD resource pack which examines the processes and geology that create the landforms on the Jurassic Coast. 

Find out what happens when you take away a village's natural sea defences at Hallsands in South Devon.

And visit Slapton Ley to explore the challenges of managing a changing coastline.  

Pumpkin's latest title: "Coastal Processes and Landforms" adopts a systems approach and explores the role of littoral cells and sediment movement.  It has been created to match all the UK's GCSE and GCE specifications. Read more

Pumpkin has also produced two further titles looking at different aspects of coasts:

"Managing the Dorset Coast: Conflicts, Challenges and Opportunities" visits the honey pot site of Studland bay to find out how you can balance the needs of tourists, protect the environment and meet the requirements of Europe's larges onshore oil field. View preview

 "Holderness: Sustainable Coastal Management" provides examples and explanations of erosional and depositional landforms along this stretch of coast.  It then looks at the challenges they create and explores how they can be managed sustainably. View preview

For more information on any of our titles, go to our website or view previews of our programmes on Youtube at ChannelPumpkin

All our DVDs are currently available with a 20% discount. To order any of our DVDs:

fax: 0560 209666

Phone:  01179 240250 

Email orders@pumpkin-interactive.co.uk

Online: www.pumpkin-interactive.co.uk