Health/Phys. Ed.

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The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything

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In this Kindergarten through 2nd grade video, students listen carefully as their teacher reads the story “The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything” by Linda Williams. Students listen for key verbs such as clomp and wiggle throughout the story and as they hear them, they will perform a specific physical movement such as stomping their feet or wiggling their fingers. This is great for focusing on psychomotor and cognitive skills.

Tim Botsford, Fashionista | WordGirl

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Mr. Botsford unknowingly starts the city's latest fashion trend.

Marvin K. Mooney

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In this interactive Kindergarten through 5th grade activity, the world of fitness and literacy unite! As the teacher reads the book “Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now” by Dr. Seuss, studentslisten carefully and safely jump up out of their chairs with their hands over their heads every time they hear the word “go.” This is a great lesson combining psychomotor, cognitive and affective skills.

This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions. 

Magician's Apprentice | WordGirl

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Becky gets roped into joining a magician's act.

Poetry Brings Happiness to Troubled Teens

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Help students explore the power of poetry with this PBS NewsHour video from June 3, 2014. The Pongo Teen Writing Project has been working with troubled teens in detention centers, mental health facilities and homeless centers for nearly two decades, taking their stories and turning them into poetry.

Cancer - A New Treatment

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This video segment adapted from Curious presents the journey of Mark Davis.  In high school, Mark Davis ran the 400 in track.  His goal was to have the best time for this event in the United States.  In college, his aspirations changed.  He decided to study chemical engineering because it was the most challenging major.  After college, he began research at Cal Tech, where he solved problems thought to be unsolvable.  When his wife contracted breast cancer, she posed a new challenge for him.  She asked him to find an effective cancer treatment that would not make patients terribly sick.  With no background in cancer research, he took on the challenge and was successful.

Introduction to the Smoking Section

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New York Voices looks at the battle over fresh air in bars and restaurants. For reasons concerning public health, states all over the country are beginning to ban smoking in public places. For example, in 2003, New York State became the third state to stamp out cigarette smoking in virtually all businesses. Legislation ended smoking in certain restaurants, bars and other public places. Smokers describe when they began to smoke and why, how they feel about smoking and how they are viewed as smokers by others. Learn more about the controversy regarding banning smoking in The Smoking Section, another video in this series.

Gender Roles in Shakespeare

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This media gallery contains a series of videos from Shakespeare Uncovered that highlight commonly held beliefs regarding gender roles and identity in society. As you view the videos and complete the activities, examine the ways in which women and men are presented in the plays and think about what motivates their actions--is it their individualism or their gender?