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Max's Words

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When his brothers won't share their collections of stamps and coins, Max starts a collection of his own, made up of words.

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Max's Words

Twelfth Night Act 2 Sc 4

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In this video from Penn State's School of Theatre production of Twelfth Night, back at his palace, Orsino summons Feste to perform a song. In the meantime, the Duke and Viola have a conversation about a certain someone Viola (Cesario) fancies, and Orsino offers his love advice. Orsino declares he will not take “no” for an answer from Olivia, but Viola protests that love doesn’t always go according to plan. The two debate men’s and women’s capacities for love, and at the end of their exchange, Orsino orders Viola (Cesario) to return to Olivia with a love token from him.

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.

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

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.

MN Original | Musician Jayanthi Kyle: "That's How The River Flows"

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Watch singer/songwriter Jayanthi Kyle performs “That’s How the River Flows” on the sunny banks of the Mississippi River with guitarist Wes Burdine.

Kyle is the vocalist in several Twin Cities bands including Black Audience, Jayanthi Kyle and the Crybabies, Romantica, Gospel Machine and Davis Bain Band.

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Magic in Therapy & Education | Move to Include

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Learn from Magician, Kevin Spencer about how magic programs can be used in occupational, physical and speech therapy as well as in special education to increase dexterity, memory, focus, communication and inclusion to build skills for people with disabilities.

Visit the Move to Include collection for more resources.

Meet Comic Book Artist Phil Jimenez

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Meet writer and comic book artist Phil Jimenez, who has worked for DC and Marvel Comics. Jimenez describes his early inspiration, gives tips for good storytelling, and discusses the unique way comics approach sequential narrative. Use the student assignment handout to review Jimenez's advice, and an assignment on making a visual story about an "everyday adventure" and the teacher handout for reflection prompts and discussion questions about visual storytelling that focus on Common Core State Standards for Writing: Text Types and Purposes, for students in grades 6, 7, and 8.

Philosophy in the Desert: Idioms | Wild Nevada

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In this video, Wild Nevada explores a dirt road lined with rocks engraved with grass roots philosophy.

Advice on Writing | Video Production: Behind the Scenes with the Pros

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KET producer, writer, and host Renee Shaw discusses the importance of good writing skills in production.

Preparing for an Interview | Video Production: Behind the Scenes with the Pros

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KET producer, writer, and host Renee Shaw gives advice on preparing questions for an interview.

The Anthology of Rap

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This video explores how rap is treated as poetry in the new book "The Anthology of Rap."

Career Connections | Advertising Director

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The founder and president of an advertising, design, and marketing agency talks about how his work is enriched by his cross-cultural experiences, his knowledge of more than one language, and his passion for what he does.

White House Hosts Poetry Jam

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Poets perform their work at the first-ever White House poetry jam.

Poet Creates Identity in Verse

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Poet, playwright and editor Nathalie Handal creates identity in verse.

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