Air pollution in the metropolitan city area of Kansas, United States. View of Kansas City skyline on clear day and on smoggy day. Vehicles move on the streets. View of jet airliner taking off, emiting smoke. View of Kansas center city. An animated map shows seven Counties that differ in terms of land use, industrialization and economic activities in Missouri and Kansas. Kansas City Municipal and Fairfax airports, with aircraft taxiing. Aerial view of the airport areas with smog visible. View of bridges with factories behind barely visible through the smog. Rural road, with open burning of refuse in a large fire, with black smoke rising. Smoke rising from low building and from Large industrial plant. Aerial view of Kansas City from over the river,. with smoke obscuring the scene. Aerial view of smoke and pollution blanketing the whole area. Industrial plants along the river edge billowing smoke. The representatives of Kansas and Missouri present findings of the airport area survey during a conference. Animated illustrations of pollution sources: refuse burning; industrial processes; fuel combustion; and mobile sources.
Mix of period footage circa 1910, retrospective interviews in 1975, and some still images. European immigration in bad travel conditions to America. View from rail on deck of a ship in heavy seas. An elderly European immigrant recalls his experiences of the journey on ship to America. Ship in Atlantic Ocean. Picture of European immigrants on ship deck. Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Early 1900s period footage of immigrants arriving at Ellis Island and disembarking from ship, then walking with luggage for processing at Ellis Island. Some immigrants peer across New York Harbor at the skyline of New York city. Scene change to 1975 and views of interiors of a no longer used building in Ellis Island. Names of persons carved on walls. A man shares his experience as an immigrant passing through Ellis Island, and then as an immigration inspector reviewing new immigrants as they arrived.
Vietnamese refugees soon after arriving in the United States after the Vietnam War fall of Saigon. A Vietnamese girl seated next to a man using a radio to communicate. In the Refugee Center, a man writes names of refugees with their tent assignments. Air Force personnel and volunteers at work in the Center.
Research work on mental retardation in Kansas, United States involves experiments on operant conditioning. James R Lent, Research Assistant, talks about using media personnel to arrange teaching material. A monkey in a cage. A severely retarded person undergoes a discrimination test. A man shows a boy a card with a picture of an eye on it. Four retarded children sit at a table in front of a researcher. Cards of different colors on the table. A researcher works with a child. A boy in front of a researcher. A researcher works with Debra, a mentally retarded girl. Cards with dots printed on them on the table. Several yellow and a black token on the table. Debra collects the tokens. The researcher notes on paper. Toys and games arranged on racks. A boy takes a toy. A girl and a researcher work together. The researcher provides tokens for the correct responses of the girl. Three yellow tokens on a bed. A retarded child makes his bed. A woman peeps from behind a wall.
Researchers work with mentally retarded children in the United States. Bruce Baker, Clinical Psychologist, Walter E Fernald State School, Waltham, Massachusetts talks about Project 67 in which his team used rewards to bring modifications in the behavior of the mentally retarded children. Several mentally retarded children play with puzzles. A retarded child makes his bed. Some tokens in his hand. A researcher nearby. A researcher with Debra and another girl. A retarded girl in a wheelchair. In a kitchen a girl lays table mats on the table. Retarded people sit in a room with specially designed walls. A retarded boy lifted and put into a special chair. Many retarded people seated in a room. A retarded girl works on a puzzle. An instructor arranges rollers in the hair of a girl in front of a mirror. Debra enters a room. Her instructor in the room. The instructor works with Debra. Cards with dots printed on them and tokens on the table. Debra with another researcher. A woman helps a retarded boy to identify pictures which appear on a screen. A woman teaches a retarded girl to iron. Debra arranges tokens on a sheet. Addition sums appear on a screen. A retarded boy selects the correct answer from the four options given. Debra and other retarded children in a class with a researcher. Debra in front of a computer screen which shows the digit 1. A man sits nearby.
Research programs for mentally retarded in the United States. James E McLean, Director of Speech and Hearing Department, Parsons Research Center talks about more efficient research programs for the mentally retarded. Mentally retarded children at a table. Paraprofessionals stand nearby. The children play with games. A volunteer instructor refers to master scheduling board to see Debra's records. She takes out a file from a drawer. She works with Debra and documents the results. Cards with printed dots and tokens on the table. A boy prepares master scheduling board for the next day's work. Scores marked on Debra's chart.