Fine Arts

ReadyFor Breakout Edu Kit

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The Breakout EDU kit includes everything you need to play over 350 games created for the classroom environment. The kit includes access to the new BreakoutEdu Platform to be used while using the kit.

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ELA
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Play Time: 
30 min.
ReadyFor Breakout Edu Kit

The Bronx in the 1970s | Soundbreaking

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Hip Hop's roots in the Bronx can also be traced to Jamaica and other Caribbean islands. In Jamaica, DJs would play reggae “grooves,” or samples, and rap over them. As musicians immigrated from the Caribbean to the Bronx in the 1970s, so did these musical traditions, thus planting the seeds for the emergence of Hip Hop.

Palestrina | Arts in the Renaissance

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After a brief introduction to Renaissance music and the composer Palestrina, Bruce Heim, music professor at the University of Louisville, discusses key characteristics of Renaissance music. The segment concludes with the Louisville Brass performing an instrumental arrangement of Palestrina's "Sicut cervus."

Is a Tagged Instagram More Than Just a Photo? | PBS Idea Channel

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Instagram may be pretty awesome, but it's even more #interesting than you think! The hashtag, so simple and ubiquitous, raises the image from mere photo to a new complex entity. An extension of the social media aspect of the Instagram app, the hashtag enhances searchability and allows a connection to a variety of communities. Some tags can definitely be redundant or even useless, but the right ones can add context, greater meaning to the picture, and chronicle our changing relationship to photography! 

Charles Kernaghan on "Portrait of a Textile Worker" | Craft in America

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Charles Kernaghan discusses Portrait of a Textile Worker.

Explore Weaving in Asheville, NC | Craft in America

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Explore weaving in Asheville, North Carolina in this video clip.

Boal | Drama Arts Toolkit

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Boal is a play written and performed by high school students from the Central Academy of Technology and Arts in Monroe, North Carolina. Boal brings a variety of social issues to the stage, focusing on racism and Islamophobia.

The play was inspired by Augusto Boal, a Brazilian theater director, writer, and politician. Boal was the founder of the Theatre of the Oppressed, a theatrical group dedicated to creating political change.

The performance was taped as part of the High School Theatre Festival during the Southeastern Theatre Conference.

The Development of the Fuzz Tone | Soundbreaking

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Musicians discuss the importance of the fuzz tone pedal in the sound of the electric guitar, in this clip from Soundbreaking.

Tanya Aguiñiga on Chicano Park in San Diego | Craft in America

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Tanya Aguiñiga speaks about the inspiration and the connection she got through visiting Chicano Park in San Diego.

The Creative Process

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The Cirkus Theatre Project at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA)—a collaboration of the UNCSA School of Design and Production and Cirque du Soleil—offers students the opportunity to develop student-driven creative performances. These students compete to become Cirkus Theatre Resident Artists for the summer to rehearse, stage, and perform their pieces. This video, produced by the 2013 WGBH Boston Kenan Fellows, documents the creative process as the students bring their performances to fruition. 

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