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Scale City: Greetings from Sky-Vue Drive-In

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Greetings from Sky-Vue Drive-In takes students on a tour through the history of drive-in theaters and a visit to one that's still open and thriving in Winchester, Kentucky. Looking at shadows through the drive-in movie projector introduces the relationship of a shadow's size to its distance from the light source.

Using Math in Production | Video Production: Behind the Scenes with the Pros

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KET animators Sara O'Keefe and Allison NeCamp Day talk about how they approach the production of their animations.

Foo Boo Woo Boo John | Early America

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In this clip Mike Seeger, an expert musician and an authority on traditional American music, shows how to play the jaw harp and performs “Foo Boo Woo Boo John,” a traditional folk song that came to America from England.

Hambone | African/African-American Culture

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In this video folk singer John McCutcheon demonstrates the hambone, an African-American rhythm technique that uses the whole body as a “drum set” to produce different sounds.

Mixing Colors | Everyday Learning

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What color do you get when you mix blue and yellow? Children learn about mixing two colors to create a new color in this original animated video from KET.

Gospel Train | The Civil War Era

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In this video, students learn about "Gospel Train". “Gospel Train” is a code-word song used in the Underground Railroad by slaves, often sung just before an escape in an attempt to let all who wished to go know that the time was near. In this segment, folk singers Rhonda and Sparky Rucker perform the piece on harmonica and guitar.

 

Ancestor Masks

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Maude Alexander shows how to make an ancestor mask—from the materials needed to the process involved. She also talks about characteristics of African masks.

Tessellating Stamps

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Artist Thomas Freese shows how to make a tessellating stamp and use it to create an interlocking pattern. The lesson integrates mathematics and art as the process involves using geometry, measurement, repetition, and patterning to create unusual, appealing designs.

Appleseed John: Ragdoll-Come-to-Life

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This segment shows a scene from a play set in the 1820s. The play follows Abby, a young girl growing up in the American frontier. In this scene, Abby and her favorite rag doll meet John Chapman, better known as “Appleseed John,” and his companion, Pakanke. Chapman is grouchy and suspicious at first, but both he and Pakanke respond positively to her “rag-doll-come-to-life.” The fun is soon squelched when Abby talks about clearing the land.

Warming Up to the Clave Rhythm Pattern | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Dancer Katherine Kramer leads a warm-up routine based on the clave rhythm pattern in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series. She also discusses Spanish and African influence on flamenco dance.

Jacques d'Amboise: Dance Presentation | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Young dancers at the Lexington Ballet Company perform a piece that ballet icon Jacque d’Amboise choreographed and taught them in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series. 

Bringing a Theatrical Work to Television

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This segment shows preparation for a KET taping of a Stage One production of The Wind in the Willows. Included are technical preparations such as stringing cable and setting cameras and interviews with the lighting designer, audio supervisors, and director.

Apache Performance 3 | Dance Arts Toolkit

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The Apache Crown Dancers perform a traditional Crown dance dressed in full regalia and directed by the singing of group leader, Joe Tohonnie Jr., in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series.

DanceSense: Dance of Culture | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Learn about the origins of dance and a see a variety of dances from many cultures and time periods in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series. Explore everything from Yoruba dances from West Africa to 20th century American social dances such as the jitterbug. This video also explores the influence of Spanish and African cultures on the dances of the Caribbean.

Understanding the Clave Rhythm Pattern | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Dancer Katherine Kramer teaches the clave rhythm pattern in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series. There is also a brief demonstration of call and response.

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