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Makey Takey: Zoo Animals

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This kit is designed for use as a group project with a Pre-K or Kindergarten Class. This was designed to address the Next Gen. Science standards P-LS1-1: Observe familiar plants and animals (including humans) and describe what they need to survive, and K-ESS3-1: Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants and animals (including humans) and the places they live. The lesson plan can be found later in the record.

The kit includes the following materials:

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Flags of Our Fathers

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In this unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American military history, James Bradley has captured the glory, the triumph, the heartbreak, and the legacy of the six men who raised the flag at Iwo Jima. Here is the true story behind the immortal photograph that has come to symbolize the courage and indomitable will of America.

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Flags of Our Fathers

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In this unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American military history, James Bradley has captured the glory, the triumph, the heartbreak, and the legacy of the six men who raised the flag at Iwo Jima. Here is the true story behind the immortal photograph that has come to symbolize the courage and indomitable will of America.

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Length: 
13:19

War Horse

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THIS IS A KINDLE WHISPERSYNC EBOOK/AUDIOBOOK COMBINATION

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Lexile: 
580L
Length: 
04:00

Lego StoryStarter Kit- Fairy Tales

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LEGO® Education StoryStarter is the helping hand that kick-starts pupils’ creativity and boosts their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Pupils work together to create and build stories with LEGO bricks and figures, then use the unique StoryVisualizer Software to visualize, write and communicate their work. StoryStarter is a hands-on tool that also inspires students to collaborate while creating and communicating their stories. It is an innovative way of teaching a wide range of essential skills, including:

One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance

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Copies: 6

In this emotional and thought-provoking book of poetry, bestselling author Nikki Grimes finds inspiration from poets of the Harlem Renaissance. Moved by the evocative verse of legendary writers from the era, Grimes has composed gorgeous new poetry with timely themes for today. By using the "Golden Shovel" poetic form, she has created wholly original poems based on the works of master poets like Langston Hughes, Georgia Douglas Johnson, Jean Toomer, and others who enriched history during the Harlem Renaissance.

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Not As We Know It

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Copies: 6

Twins Jamie and Ned do everything together, from watching their favorite show, Star Trek, to riding their bikes, to beachcombing after a storm. But Ned is sick with cystic fibrosis, and he may someday leave Jamie behind. One day the boys find a strange animal on the beach: smooth flesh on one end, scales at the other, and short arms and legs with long webbed fingers and toes. Could it be a merman, like in the old stories Granddad tells?

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550L

Beautiful Blue World

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Copies: 6

Sofarende is at war. For twelve-year-old Mathilde, it means food shortages, feuding neighbors, and bombings. Even so, as long as she and her best friend, Megs, are together, they’ll be all right.

But the army is recruiting children, and paying families well for their service. If Megs takes the test, Mathilde knows she will pass. Megs hopes the army is the way to save her family. Mathilde fears it might separate them forever.

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540L

The Hunger Games Complete 4-Film Collection

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Based on the popular book series by Suzanne Collins.

In this fictional dystopian future, teenager Katniss Everdeen finds herself taking the place of her younger sister as a "Tribute" for her district. Each of the 12 districts of Panem are under the authority of the Capitol, and are forced to select a boy and a girl to compete in a nationally televised death match called the Hunger Games. Throughout this series, Katniss must rely on her instinct and wits to survive.

This 4-film DVD set includes:

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Middle
High
Length: 
09:08

Sojourner Tales

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Tracy & Laura Hickman's storytelling board game that turns your e-reading device into a portal of adventure and imagination.

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Middle
High
Content Area: 
ELA
Play Time: 
90 min.

Snake Oil

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In the Old West, the wily snake oil salesman had a special talent, getting the most skeptical customers to buy the most dubious products. Now it's your turn! Invent your own zany two-word products – Rumor Mirror! Burp Balloon! – and sell them to all types of wacky customers.

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Middle
High
Content Area: 
ELA
Family/Consumer Science
Play Time: 
30 min.

Spooky Castle

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In more detail, the player who is Spooky is blindfolded by donning a mask, then they start poking around Geisterburg with a magnetic pole, with their fellow players offering advice on where to move and (possibly) what to avoid given that adult ghosts can also be found within the castle and the ki

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Content Area: 
ELA
Other
Play Time: 
20 min.

Marrying Mr. Darcy

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Marrying Mr. Darcy is a role-playing game where players are one of the female characters from Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice. Players work to improve themselves and become more desirable as potential wives for the available Suitors.

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Middle
High
Content Area: 
ELA
Play Time: 
45 min.

Mood X

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Mood X is a storytelling and lateral thinking game in which your playmates' personality is part of the game.

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Middle
High
Content Area: 
ELA
LOTE
Special Education
ELL
Play Time: 
20 min.

Stowaway 52

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You've sneaked aboard an alien ship that's about to attack Earth and it's up to you to stop it! Set a course for sabotage with this unique "Cardventure" – an interactive story that puts you at the controls. Do you reprogram the flight computer, or do you destroy the engine room?

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Content Area: 
ELA
Library
Play Time: 
15 min.

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