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Those Shoes. Sharing My Story. A Conversation with Maribeth Boelts
This short video is an interview with author, Maribeth Boelts, who talks about her book, "Those Shoes."
Jeremy yearns for a pair of the black high-top sneakers all the kids are wearing, but his grandmother can't afford them so he makes do with a pair from the box of cast-offs in the school guidance office. To his amazement and delight, Jeremy finds a too-small pair of the prized shoes on a visit to...
Splat the Cat
In this animated video, Splat is worried about his first day at cat school. He invents excuses as to why he should not go to school and that school can wait for another day. To help him overcome his anxiety, Splat puts his pet mouse, Seymour, in his lunch box. Splat meets his teacher, Mrs. Wimpyd...
In four days, Shi-shi-etko leaves for residential school. Before she leaves, Shi-shi-etko's mother, father and Yayah share teachings they want her to remember. Shi-shi-etko learns to treasure the world that surrounds her. Yaya gives Shi-shi-etko a small bag made from deer hide and sinew. She tell...
The Seven Chinese Sisters
Seven Chinese sisters, each with her own special talent, live happily in a small village. When a comical dragon snatches the youngest sister, the others use their special gifts to rescue her. This video is an adaptation of the picture book written by Kathy Tucker and illustrated by Grace Lin.
Rene Bibaud's Complete Fundamentals of Rope Jumping
Long a staple in physical education programs, the jump rope is a proven, effective and inexpensive tool. Many physical education teachers, however, struggle with how to get the most from rope jumping. The video will assist educators in: teaching rope jumping through a structured and progressive p...
In Winter Still: A Claude Monet Story
Series: Painted Tales
Monet spent some of his most prolific years painting at his home in Giverny, surrounded by his family and many visiting friends. His home and garden were a sanctuary for Monet and a play area for the many children living at Giverny. In Winter Still takes us into Monet's garden and captures the es...
Almond Blossoms: A Vincent van Gogh Story
Series: Painted Tales
Vincent van Gogh is arguably the most recognized artist in the world. While his lonely, turbulent life is well known, many people are not aware of the sensitivity and compassion that fueled much of his art. Dr. Gachet, van Gogh's physician, and his daughter, Marguerite Gachet, saw this side after...
One Tiny Turtle. Did You Know?
This short video is a collection of quick facts about sea turtles and is animated with photographs from the book, "One Tiny Turtle."
One Tiny Turtle
This video introduces the life cycle of the loggerhead turtle. When the baby turtle is born, it is no bigger than a bottle top. As the turtle reaches adulthood, it will be as big as a barrel. The feeding habits, behaviour, life cycle and habitat of the loggerhead turtle are described. Students ca...
Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed. Behind the Music with Scotty Huff and Robert Reynolds
Music composers, Scotty Huff and Robert Reynolds, discuss what's involved in producing the music that accompanies the animated video, "Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed."
Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed
In this animated video, there are three things you need to know about mole rats: they are part rat, part mole and all naked, except Wilbur. Wilbur likes to wear clothes and he feels different depending on what clothes he is wearing. All the other mole rats in the colony are horrified by Wilbur. T...
Monarch and Milkweed. Sharing My Story. A Conversation with the Author Helen Frost
This short video is an interview with author, Helen Frost, who speaks about her book, "Monarch and Milkweed."
Monarch and Milkweed. Author's Note
The short video is narrated by Helen Frost, the author of "Monarch and Milkweed." She gives more facts about monarch butterflies, describes their migration patterns using maps and presents viewers with a couple of web resources, useful for further learning about the butterflies.
Monarch and Milkweed
This video introduces the life cycle of the monarch butterfly and its relationship with the host plant, the milkweed. As spring arrives, the milkweed sprouts through the earth and starts to grow. The monarch butterfly arrives and feeds from the milkweed. After mating, the monarch butterfly uses t...