Elementary Social Studies

Puppet Partnership | In Their Own Words: Jim Henson

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Explore the early years of Jim Henson and puppeteer Frank Oz’s unique creative partnership in this excerpt from In Their Own Words: Jim Henson. The puppeterring duo first met in 1960 when Oz was just 17-years old. Their pioneering work in early 1960s television, including the network variety series The Jimmy Dean Show, reveals the complexities of their relationship.

The Artistry of Dan Pleska

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Learn how woodworker Dan Pleska creates works of art from raw materials. The program supports the demonstration video Fabulous, FUNctional Furniture like Dan Pleaka's

MN Original | Filmmaker Shelli Ainworth

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Learn about how, inspired by her experience of raising a child with autism, writer and filmmaker Shelli Ainsworth premieres her first feature film, "Stay Then Go."

Sesame Street | In Their Own Words: Jim Henson

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See how the formation of The Children’s Television Workshop in 1966 launched Sesame Street in this video excerpt from In Their Own Words: Jim Henson. Led by Joan Ganz Cooney, The Children's Television Workshop was born amid social upheaval. Henson joined the CTW’s “Sesame Street” though he was reluctant to be lableled a little kid's producer. The show was a huge success.

Indian Pride | Treaties and Sovereignty | Part 3

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Sister Betty Jean of the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut tells the story of a Mohegan elder who made a basket as a gift for a relative. On the way, he needs to quench his thirst and asks a farmer for some cider. When the farmer tries to deny the elder some cider by trying to trick him, the elder uses resources around him to teach the farmer a lesson about respecting elders and avoiding violence in conflict resolution.

The Boo Hag | A World of Stories

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North Carolina-based storyteller Donna Washington tells a scary tale from the Gullah culture about a man and his beautiful wife—who is not what she seems to be. The story explains the Gullah tradition of painting doors and windows blue to keep witches away

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

London: The Price of Traffic

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Learn how London's mayor has instituted policies that respond to the city’s growth while improving its livability and sustainability.

At the Farm (2006)

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This series features Emily, a dynamic, six year old host, who leads children and adults alike through a new era of discovery utilizing her unique perspective. Using this natural, unscripted format, Emily investigates the world through her own candid comments and questions engaging everyone she meets. The result is an extraordinary show that entertains and teaches.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:30
At the Farm

Fall (2011)

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Crisp, colorful video footage illustrates the beautiful and fascinating features of the fall season. This video also takes a brief look into what causes the fall season. Concepts and terminology: autumn, foliage, seed dispersal, migration, hibernation, and harvest.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
0:10
Fall

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