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Breakout Edu Kit

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The Breakout EDU kit includes everything you need to play over 350 games created for the classroom environment. The kit includes access to the new BreakoutEdu Platform to be used while using the kit.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Middle
High
Professional
Content Area: 
ELA
Math
Social Studies
Science
Fine Arts
Health/Phys. Ed.
LOTE
Computer Science
Special Education
Family/Consumer Science
Business/Technology
ELL
Library
Other
Play Time: 
30 min.
Breakout Edu Kit

MN Original | MacPhail Center for Music

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Watch how MacPhail Center for Music’s partnership with Ascension Catholic School in North Minneapolis brings classical musical education to children who might not otherwise have the opportunity.

This program, which began in 1989, serves as a model for more than 90 other community partnerships that bring musical education to many diverse communities throughout the state.

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Commercial: Pictures and Words

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This commercial demonstrates how pictures and words work together to tell a story. This resource teaches print literacy, and helps students understand how different types of media may be used in story-telling.

Pop Goes The Easel | The Electric Company

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Learn about the vocabulary words landscape, series, canvas, and continuous with The Electric Company when friends are literally swept away into the art world. When Jessica and Danny get stuck in a magical painting, the Electric Company needs to work with the mysterious artist to get their friends back into the real world.

MONTANA SHAKES! DIY: Creative Design Workshop

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Create puppets and and learn about Shakespeare! Unleash elementary-aged students imagination with a DIY craft project to create fairies as seen in the MONTANA SHAKES! 2016, All the West's a Stage adaptation of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.

Students will:

  • Identify characters, settings, and major events from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
  • Identify personality traits of characters from the play
  • Explore and embody different physical qualities and emotions through movement
  • Introduce and explore the concept of personification with found objects

Elephants Can Paint Too!

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This video segment from Between the Lions is based on an edited version of the published book “Elephants Can Paint Too!” The clip compares the art done by elephants with art done by real kids in Thailand. Each elephant student gets a paint brush, and there are many ways for elephants to hold the brush in its trunk. Some elephants drag the paint on the paper, others dab, some paint for a few minutes, others paint for an hour. Some elephant students like to paint dots, some paint with wiggly lines, some with spots. The elephants paint in bright colors. Most elephants don't paint real things, but some paint trees and flowers even if it takes them a year to learn. Praise helps the elephants. Each elephant art student has their own style. Then they clean up. Elephants love the water. The clip ends with a paint-covered elephant getting its head patted. Featured vocabulary includes: city, jungle, hands, trunks, art class, brush, paint, dots, colors, flowers, and style. This video segment provides a resource for vocabulary, language and vocabulary development

Behind The Scenes: Making of a Music Video Swizz Beatz

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In this segment, Electric Company Executive Producer Karen Fowler and Director Ryan McFaul discuss the making of the music video "It's All Connected." Students will learn about the creative and editing process behind the finished product.

 

The Tailor | A World of Stories

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Megan Hicks uses origami and storytelling to celebrate the ingenuity of a grandmother who reuses a piece of fabric in a number of beautiful ways.

This resource is part of the KET A World of Stories collection.

Documenting Communities | Media Arts Toolkit

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Berea College’s Partners for Education partnered with communities in 10 Kentucky Appalachian counties to develop the Our Creative Promise website to showcase the region’s creative assets. They invited schools in each county to engage students in creating artworks to celebrate the unique attributes of their communities. Students wrote poetry, painted murals, created sculptures, recorded interviews, and wrote songs. Media arts were integrated throughout so that their projects could be added to the regional website. Each county profile has a section entitled “Youth Lens,” where student multimedia creativity is showcased.

Anansi and the Hat Shaking Dance | A World of Stories

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Donna Washington tells a traditional West African story about Anansi the spider. The story explains why spiders don’t have hair.

This resource is part of the KET A World of Stories collection.

Behind The Scenes: How an Animation is Made

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Writer Adam Peltzman, animator Alan Foreman, and voice over actress Leslie Carrara-Rudolph--the principle creative team behind the Haunted House phonological series--describe the creative process behind the creation of a cartoon.

MN Original | Off-Leash Area Theater

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Watch now: Off-Leash Area was co-founded by theater artist Paul Herwig and dancer Jennifer Ilse to bring together elements of theater, dance and music. The contemporary performance company creates original performances set in locations varying from proscenium stages to garages.

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Creative Motivation

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In these segments, artist Mark Ecko discusses what motivates him to create his art, and what "creativity" means to him. This resource teaches students what "motivation" and "creativity" mean, and empowers students to create their own art.

The Monkey's Heart | A World of Stories

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Donna Washington tells the story of a clever monkey who outwits a crocodile.

This resource is part of the KET A World of Stories collection.

MN Original | Librettist & Composer Dominick Argento

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Watch now: In 1962, the Walker Art Center commissioned Dominick Argento to compose an opera for Center Opera, now known as Minnesota Opera. More than 50 years later, Minnesota Opera continues to emphasize new works by contemporary librettists and composers, including a 2014 revision of Argento’s “The Dream of Valentino,” which premiered in 1993 at the Kennedy Center.

Among the many awards to his name, Argento has a Pulitzer Prize and a National Opera Association Lifetime Achievement Award. He is also Composer Laureate for the Minnesota Orchestra.

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