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Following the Clues: A Visit to the Doctor and the Library  

A short film for children and their parents about going to the doctor and then to the library to find health information. It is narrated in English, Spanish, and Sudanese-Nuer.
Last Updated: Dec 6, 2015 URL: Print Guide
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Following the Clues

Follow Alana, as she and her grandmother, Mrs. Williams,

  • make a doctor's appointment,
  • prepare for the doctor's appointment,
  • see the doctor, and
  • find health information at the library.

Watch how Alana, her grandmother, the nurse, the doctor, and the librarian gather and follow clues towards an effective treatment and preventive care for Alana's rash.

Making a doctor's appointment, visiting a doctor, and finding current health information can be confusing activities for young children and for adults unfamiliar with the US healthcare system. These activities are especially difficult for those who cannot speak English and for those new to the English language.

Following the Clues: A Visit to the Doctor and the Library is intended for early- to mid-elementary-school students. The film content is appropriate for unsupervised viewing by children. For most effective learning, we recommend that parents and children watch the film together.





You can also download the QuickTime mp4 files below by right-clicking and saving the file--these files will not stream:



Download a copy of the English version of the script.



In 2004, five librarians came together to create this educational short film.


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