Music

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.

Drum Machine Pattern | Sesame Street

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Teach music and patterns in a fun way with these funny, beat-loving friends!

Jazz: Musical Improvisation

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Listen to a performance of "When the Saints Go Marching In," featuring musician improvisation. This presentation was filmed at the Alabama Department of Archives and History as part of the ArchiTreats lecture series.

London Town | Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

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Sweeney Todd sings about the horrors of London to young sailor Anthony Hope in this excerpt from the musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Sweeney Todd tells his story of a barber and his wife and the corrupt judge who sentenced him to prison. Todd vows to seek his revenge.

Read Good Books!: Visualizing Music | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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KIDS Clubhouse Adventures kids read and discover more about sound. In this feature, kids illustrate what their imaginations see as they listen to a variety of different songs.

New song | Mister Chris and Friends

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Mister Chris has written a new song and wants to sing it to his friends, but everyone is too busy with farm chores to listen. He helps them complete their chores so they will have time to attend the big, big concert and hear his new song.

 

Jazz: The History of Brass Bands in Mobile, Alabama

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Watch a video slide presentation on the history of Brass Bands in Mobile, Alabama. The bands discussed include the Excelsior Brass Band 1883, Pearson's Brass Band, and Griffith's Hypnotic Band. Topics discussed include the Turkish influence, performances at parades, community events, funerals, school openings and closings, and the function of the drum major. This presentation was filmed at the Alabama Department of Archives and History as part of the ArchiTreats lecture series.

History of the World | Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

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The Demon Butcher of Fleet Street and his landlady Mrs. Lovett sing a duet about turning his victims into tasty pies in this excerpt from the musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. As the last song in Act 1 of the musical, this dark comical song introduces the macabre plan to make pies out of Todd's enemies and then sell them to the unsuspecting public.

The Dancing Scientist | Take the Stage

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Learn about the properties of solid, liquid, and gas while dancing with the famous music group, The Gregory Brothers!

To help understand how water changes states of matter, Scientist Sam brings in the musical group The Gregory Brothers to help teach about the states of matter through an interactive dance. The viewer dances like a solid, liquid and gas and learns that water can change states of matter when temperatures are below 0 degrees Celsius or above 100 degrees Celsius.

Learning Objective:
Classify matter by physical properties, including shape, relative mass, relative temperature, texture, flexibility, and whether material is a solid or liquid.

View the Spanish version of The Dancing Scientist by clicking here.

Symphony Orchestra Field Trip

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Penny and the KidVision VPK Kids attend the New World Symphony. They meet conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and learn how instruments in an orchestra play together under the direction of one conductor. Bravo! This field trip gets a standing ovation!

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