Fine Arts

Fine Arts (X) - Elementary (X)

The Dot / El Punto (English and Spanish Versions)

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Vashti doesn't think she can draw, but her teacher encourages her to "just make a mark and see where it takes you." Vashti at first ventures one small and unremarkable dot, but is soon making big d

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:06
The Dot / El Punto (English and Spanish Versions)

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

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

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An unusual and memorable part of the history of the World Trade Center is captured in this exhilarating movie about a man who walked on a tightrope between the two towers.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:10
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

Backseat Drawing

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The Hysterical Game of Sketchy Directions! Two teams race to identify drawings done by their own team members. But the artists don’t know what they are drawing—they can only follow the instructions given by another team member.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Math
ELA
Fine Arts
Play Time: 
20 min.
Backseat Drawing

Science of Music (1998)

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Crank it up – it’s the “Music” episode.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:23
Science of Music

Getting to Know Simms Taback (2005)

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In this video Simms talks about the process and inspiration behind his creation of the Caldecott Honor-winning book There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly. Adapted from the lyrics of the famous folk rhyme of the same name, Simms uses die-cuts and his legendary sense of color, design and lyricism to create this masterpiece of childrens literature.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:18
Getting to Know Simms Taback

Ish

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Ramon loved to draw.  He drew everywhere and everything.  He never put down his pencil until...

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:08
Ish

A History of the Renaissance (2004)

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Investigates the driving forces behind this brilliant period of artistic and scientific achievement. Discover how humanists like Petrarch pioneered the rediscovery of ancient Greek and Roman culture, sparking an explosion of creativity and innovation. Changes abound in politics and religion as well.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
A History of the Renaissance

Everyday Life in the Renaissance (2004)

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What was it like to live during the Renaissance? This program explores the typical homes, diets, and clothing of the period. Examines how due to a surging economy, many people had more money to spend on new household items, spices, and clothing. Witness the changing roles of work, education, religion, art, and family life over three centuries across Europe.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
Everyday Life in the Renaissance

Renaissance Art, Music & Literature (2004)

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Explores the newly discovered uses of realism, mathematics, and perspective in art; the introduction of new musical instruments and changes in musical style; and how literature flourished thanks to the innovation of the printing press. Explores Leonardo, Machiavelli, and Shakespeare, whose works continue to be admired and emulated today. DVD divided into chapters.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
Renaissance Art, Music & Literature

Renaissance Science & Invention (2004)

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Explores the people, ideas, and inventions behind the major scientific breakthroughs in astronomy, physics, anatomy, and mathematics. Examines scientific greats including Galileo, Kepler, and Brunelleschi, and discusses how the life of a scientist often conflicted with existing religious beliefs. DVD divided into chapters. Includes discussion questions and Spanish soundtrack option.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
Renaissance Science & Invention

Renaissance Travel, Trade & Exploration (2004)

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During the Renaissance, sailors set off into uncharted waters in search of new trade routes and lucrative luxury goods. Advancements in navigational tools, including lateen sails and the astrolabe, aided explorers such as Columbus and da Gama on their journeys.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
Renaissance Travel, Trade & Exploration

Getting to Know William Steig (1995)

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A visit with the beloved author and illustrator of SYLVESTER & THE MAGIC PEBBLE and DOCTOR DE SOTO. Steig candidly talks about life, art and creating books for children.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:19
Getting to Know William Steig

Yeti's Color Splurge

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A game about colors for small children. The Yeti wants to color up his white surroundings - fortunately, he discovers a color lab.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Middle
Content Area: 
Fine Arts
Play Time: 
10 min.
Yeti's Color Splurge

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