IN THE LIBRARY . . .
Experience Civil Rights with Selma Lord Selma (89 minutes) - 4th & 5th Grade
Sheyann, an eleven-year-old Alabama schoolgirl, becomes caught up in the turmoil of the civil rights movement after being inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Based on the book by Sheyann Webb and Rachel West Nelson. Originally produced for television in 1998. (Summary from the publisher)
Laugh aloud with the animated movie The BFG/Big Friendly Giant - (88 minutes) 1-4th Grade
Roald Dahl's fanciful tale of an orphan girl spirited away by a lone friendly giant.
Check out our animated read alouds including Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa (5-10 minute animations) - K-3rd Grade
Ms. Ranney got the kids excited about Ella Fitzgerald so they will connect with this story. We have a large variety of Scholastic animated shorts including Mo Willems, African American History, fables, stories that rhyme and more!
Documentaries and discovery options abound, including Popular Mechanics for Kids: Slither & Slime (approx. 20 minute episodes) - All grades
Discover what's underground, where the garbage goes, insect worlds, and octupi in this collection. The library also has some Bill Nye, Magic School Bus, and History Channel DVDs
ON THE WEB . . .
Two PBS video resources to explore:
1. NOVA - High interest hour-long documentaries about a variety of topics, all free online with some (kid-appropriate) ads. One that I've seen and recommend is the Ice Age Death Trap
2. PBS Learning Media - They have a wide range of media resources for educators. Kratts Creatures is one animal show archived on PBS Learning Media, which comes in half-hour segments. You can also create an account for free and favorite videos or resources you find.