Fine Arts

Learn about Moscow, Russia | Let's Go Luna!

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Explore Moscow, Russia with Luna, Andy, Carmen, and Leo in these stories and activities from the PBS KIDS show Let's Go Luna! 

In these short videos, find out about matryoshka dolls, traditional toys still made by hand in Russia today. 

Check out the support materials tab for fun classroom ideas. Try making your very own matryoshka dolls and learn about how to dress for the cold Russian winters in Moscow.

Stop Motion Animation | Media Arts Toolkit

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At Bowling Green Junior High in Kentucky, technology teacher Dianna Wolf and reading teacher Brent VanMeter use stop motion animation to give students opportunities to experiment with technology, work together, and communicate things they’ve learned in a fun and creative way.

Choreography: Kansas City Ballet's The Wizard of Oz | Me, Dorothy

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Members of the Kansas City Ballet practice choreography for their production of The Wizard of Oz with choreographer Septime Webre.

Alabama Blues: The Real Deal

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Meet Carroline Shines, a blues singer and the daughter of the late Johnny Shines, a famous delta blues singer from Tuscaloosa, Alabama who was filmed at The Sucharnochee Revue in Livingston, Alabama. This video shows Carroline sharing her musical talents as a mentor for the Alabama Blues Project, a music program in Tuscaloosa that introduces youth to the historical and cultural significance of blues music. Alabama's many contributions to blues music are discussed.

SciGirls | Baile Digital 02: Recoger y Crear (Collect and Create)

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The SciGirls work together to create all the assets they need to complete their dance program. The girls collect photographs, create costumes, and program the Spheros robots to accompany the choreography for the final dance presentation. 

MN Original | Al Milgrom: Filmmaker

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University of Minnesota Film Society founder Al Milgrom continues to work at 95. To Al Milgrom, film is more than a movie—the camera itself is a pen—it creates a dynamic story for us all to enjoy and experience. Milgrom has devoted his entire life to creating a film scene in the Twin Cities. He is truly a person who loves cinema. To Al Milgrom, film and film societies supply the need to introduce a global perspective to our own.

A Bird's Eye View | Reimagining a Buffalo Landmark

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Enjoy drone footage of the extensive Richardson Olmsted Campus in Buffalo, New York. The campus was developed by H.H. Richardson, Thomas Story Kirkbride, and Frederick Law Olmsted. Construction began in 1872, as the Buffalo State Asylum, and took decades to complete.

Overview of Julius Caesar | Great Performances: Julius Caesar

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Help students navigate the plot of Julius Caesar with this video from Great Performances: Julius Caesar. Support materials prepare students to engage with the play through discussion questions, teaching tips, and an exploration of the characters.

Check out additional resources by visiting the Great Performances: Julius Caesar collection page and the Great Performances and Donmar Warehouse websites.

The Art of Improv | STEAM: Ideas That Shape Our World

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Busy Burr is chief innovation officer and head of Humana Health Ventures and a long-time improvisation performer. She demonstrates how the basics of improv build many of the skills required in life and work: empathy, listening, and generosity. She spoke at the 2017 IdeaFestival in Louisville, Ky.

Student Stop Motion Animations | Media Arts Toolkit

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This collection includes simple stop motion animations created by Middle School and Elementary students.

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