Fine Arts

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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.

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Primary
Length: 
00:06
The Wheels on the Bus

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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Primary
Length: 
00:10
No Roses for Harry!

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

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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Primary
Length: 
00:09
I Lost My Bear

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.

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Elementary
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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.

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Elementary
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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.

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

Late 19th-Century European Art (2005)

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The final decades of the nineteenth century witnessed the development of new art forms and styles as a reaction to the academic traditions that had prevailed for over a century. This DVD contains four video presentations about 19th-century European painters and related art movements.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
02:15
Late 19th-Century European Art

He's Got the Whole World in His Hands

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Based on one of the most well-known spirituals in America, He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands is a visually rich depiction of the diversity and beauty of the world.

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Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:07
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (Unabridged)

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For 25 years, middle-grade readers have been moved by this telling of Sadako Sasaki's spirited battle with leukemia.

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630L
Length: 
01:32
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (Unabridged)

Iroquois Voices, Iroquois Visions: A Celebration of Contemporary Six Nations Arts

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Collection of poetry, prose, and pictures by contemporary Iroquois people.

Iroquois Voices, Iroquois Visions: A Celebration of Contemporary Six Nations Arts

Teaching the Middle Ages with Magnificent Art Masterpieces

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In this innovative approach to teaching history, students step into the medieval world of a knight, a carpenter, a scribe, and a duchess with the help of four art masterpieces, including a tapestry, a stained glass window, and an illuminated manuscript. Each art poster is accompanied by a reproducible story that introduces one of the figures from the artwork and a reproducible journal that details the life and times of that character.

Teaching the Middle Ages with Magnificent Art Masterpieces

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