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Gothic Undercurrents (2003)

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Gothic Undercurrents

What was haunting the American nation in the 1850s? The three writers treated in this program <Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, and Emily Dickinson> use poetry and prose to explore the dark side of nineteenth-century America.

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High
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00:28
Gothic Undercurrents

Slavery and Freedom (2003)

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Race and Identity in Antebellum America

How has slavery shaped the American literary imagination and American identity? This episode turns to the classic slave narratives of Harriet Jacobs and Frederick Douglass, and the fiction of Harriet Beecher Stowe. What rhetorical strategies do their works use to construct and authentic and authoritative American self?

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High
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00:28
Slavery and Freedom

Regional Realism (2003)

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Depicting the Local in American Literature, 1865-1900

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High
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00:28
Regional Realism

Modernist Portraits (2003)

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Modernist Portraits

Jazz filled the air and wailed against the night. Caught in the sway, American prose writers sought out the forbidden - the slang, the dialects, and the rhythms of the folk and of everyday life. Writers such as Hemingway, Stein, and Fitzgerald forged a new style: one which silhouetted the geometry of language, crisp in its own cleanness.

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High
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Length: 
00:28
Modernist Portraits

Rhythms in Poetry (2003)

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Ethnic Writers and the Literary Mainstream

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High
Professional
Length: 
00:28
Rhythms in Poetry

Giggle, Giggle, Quack

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In this hilarious sequel to Click, Clack, Moo, Cows That Type, Farmer Brown’s animals pull their old tricks on Farmer Brown’s brother, Bob.

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Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:09
Giggle, Giggle, Quack

The Wheels on the Bus

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With unique and colorful animation, this video brings to life one of the most well-known and classic children’s songs.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:06
The Wheels on the Bus

This is the House that Jack Built

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This colorful and lively video brings to life the favorite children’s rhyme. Jack’s house is like no other and its inhabitants are full of fun and surprises.

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Primary
Length: 
00:07
This is the House that Jack Built

The Pot that Juan Built

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In the style of the children’s rhyme “The House That Jack Built,” The Pot That Juan Built poetically tells the story of Mexico’s most famous potter, Juan Quezada.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
00:17
The Pot that Juan Built

Snowflake Bentley

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This Caldecott Medal winning book poetically reveals the life of the photographer and farmer, Wilson Bentley.  From the time he was a small boy, Willie was fascinated by snowflakes.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:20
Snowflake Bentley

No Roses for Harry!

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Harry (Harry the Dirty Dog) is back and more fashion-conscious than ever. After receiving a comfy, but rose-covered, sweater from Grandma, Harry determines to lose it.

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Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:10
No Roses for Harry!

Dot the Fire Dog

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Dot is a Dalmatian who lives in a fire station. Sometimes she plays catch with one of her firefighter friends, while others play games, read a book, or cook spaghetti.

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Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:10
Dot the Fire Dog

I Lost My Bear

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Losing toys is never fun, especially when it’s your favorite and no one will help you find it.

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Grade Level: 
Primary
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00:09
I Lost My Bear

Players in Pigtails

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People thought Katie Casey was an unusual girl.  She didn’t keep her clothes pressed or her room clean.

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Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:12
Players in Pigtails

Everyday Simple Machines (2007)

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A day does not go by without using simple machines. This program explores the six major types of simple machines with practical, colorful examples of each.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
00:15
Everyday Simple Machines

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