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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

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

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

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

Raising the Bar | Cyberchase

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In this video segment from Cyberchase, Harry and Bianca have new jobs at a movie theater concession stand. They compete with each other to see who can sell the most snacks, and they report their sales using bar graphs. When their graphs are compared, it appears that Harry has sold more, but Bianca is not so sure, so she takes a closer look at the scale of each graph.

Making a Math Mess

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Making a mess is easy, but making a Math Mess requires a bit more coordination. Each Math Mess video requires teamwork, creativity, and a bit of math skill. Come behind the scenes to find out how the Math Mess video series was created!

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.

For more MN Original resources, click here.

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.

Geometry and Classification of 2D Figures: Bianca Busts a Move

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In this video from Cyberchase, Bianca breaks her friend’s tabletop when she’s practicing dance moves in his living room. She uses measurement and geometry to get a new piece of wood that will fit the table exactly. The accompanying classroom activity helps students advance their understanding of perimeter and area by creating their own tabletop designs. This resource is part of the Math at the Core: Middle School Collection.

Scaling Up Photographs

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In this video segment from Cyberchase, Bianca takes on a new job in a print shop. Her first assignment is to enlarge a photograph of the King of Sloovoonia. The enlargement is supposed to be a life-size image of the six-foot tall king. Working with percentages, Bianca makes a few failed attempts before she finally creates an enlargement that is the proper height and width.

Shoshone Parfleche | Wyoming's Native Americans

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Students will gain an understanding of the Shoshone tribe while learning about the Shoshone Parfleche from the WyomingPBS video.

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