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Great Unicorn Challenge | PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC®

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Pinkalicious shares the joy of dramatic play in this video excerpt from the PBS KIDS series PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC®. Pinkalicious is busy playing with her pet unicorn, Goldie. Using everyday materials, Pinkalicious sets up a combination obstacle course and race. Her creativity and imagination transform an ordinary backyard into an enchanted land as Pinkalicious explores new imaginary worlds.

For use in the classroom, see Pretend Play Lesson Plan.

Learn about Beijing, China | Let's Go Luna!

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Explore Beijing, China with Luna, Andy, Carmen, and Leo in these stories and activities from the PBS KIDS show Let's Go Luna!

In these short videos, find out about traditional Chinese drums, still played in China today.

Check out the support materials tab for fun classroom ideas. Try making your very own rattle drum and Chinese lantern.

Learn about Moscow, Russia | Let's Go Luna!

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Explore Moscow, Russia with Luna, Andy, Carmen, and Leo in these stories and activities from the PBS KIDS show Let's Go Luna! 

In these short videos, find out about matryoshka dolls, traditional toys still made by hand in Russia today. 

Check out the support materials tab for fun classroom ideas. Try making your very own matryoshka dolls and learn about how to dress for the cold Russian winters in Moscow.

Student Stop Motion Animations | Media Arts Toolkit

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This collection includes simple stop motion animations created by Middle School and Elementary students.

Learn About Sydney, Australia | Let's Go Luna!

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Explore Sydney, Australia with Luna, Andy, Carmen, and Leo in these stories and activities from the PBS KIDS show Let's Go Luna! 

In these short videos, find out about the didgeridoo, an ancient instrument from Australia. 

Check out the support materials tab for fun classroom ideas. Try using traditional Australian art patterns to decorate a boomerang or make your very own didgeridoo.

Creating Vodcasts | Media Arts Toolkit

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Music educator Michelle Lewis teaches her students how to create vodcast music lessons. Lewis hopes that their vodcast YouTube channel will help students in schools without a music program learn music concepts.

Thomas Dambo: Forest Giants | Muse Moments

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Thomas Dambo of Denmark created Forest Giants in a Giant Forest using “trash”—wood from old whiskey barrels, old pallets, and trees downed in ice storms. “I try to be a trash superstar,” he says.  

Creating Podcasts | Media Arts Toolkit

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As an English/digital media teacher at Henry Clay High School in Lexington, Kentucky, Jason Behler has found that his students become deeply engaged when creating their own podcasts, especially because he allows them great freedom in selecting their own genre and content. His students develop skills in collaboration and time management as well as technical and communication skills. Podcasting does not need to be confined to a class in digital media, and it does not require expensive equipment. Podcasting can be integrated into any content area to add spark to your lessons.

Gabby's Perfect Pizza Pie Palace | Take the Stage

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Compare fractions (halves, quarters, eighths) that make up a whole by drawing toppings on pizzas and cutting the pizzas into slices!

Visit Gabby's pizza shop to help Adi take pizza orders from customers.  Viewers learn fractions that make up a whole by drawing pizza toppings in halves and quarters and cutting the pizzas into one eighth slices.

Learning Objective:
To partition objects into equal parts and name the parts, including halves, fourths, and eighths, using words.

Sofia and Mr. Parrot | Take the Stage

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Learn prepositions (on, under, next to, over and around) by singing a mariachi song with Sofia and Mr. Parrot!

Viewers sing and dance along with Sofia as she learns prepositions demonstrated by Mr. Parrot being on the sombrero, under the sombrero, next to the sombrero, over the sombrero, and around the sombrero.

Learning Objective:
Understand and use the following parts of speech in the context of reading, writing, and speaking (with adult assistance): prepositions and simple prepositional phrases appropriately when speaking or writing (e.g., in, on, under, over).

View the Spanish version of Sofia and Mr. Parrot by clicking here.

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