WEBSITES FOR TEACHERS:
CHILDREN'S BOOKS ABOUT OCEANS AT PPLD:
QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER:
VIDEOS: ART AND THE OCEAN
WEBSITES ABOUT OCEAN ART AND OCEAN CRAFTS
CHILDREN'S BOOKS ABOUT OCEAN ARTS & CRAFTS AT PPLD
Questions to consider:
CHILDREN'S BOOKS ABOUT OCEAN EXPLORATION AT PPLD:
OTHER RESOURCES, INCLUDING MAGAZINE ARTICLES USING PPLD'S EXPLORA FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS (USE YOUR LIBRARY CARD # OR POWERPASS TO ACCESS):
CHILDREN'S BOOKS AT PPLD:
PPLD DATABASES AVAILABLE WITH LIBRARY CARD OR POWER PASS:
OTHER RESOURCE ABOUT THE OCEAN:
Live Aquarium Cams:
BOOKS AVAILABLE AT PPLD:
THE FOLLOWING VIDEO IS APOLLO 11 ASTRONAUT TRAINING ORIGINAL FILM CLIPS: This video is a compilation of various silent films converted to tape by NASA in 1989. A copy was made for AFSMM in 1994. The films document various aspects of Apollo 11 crew training in 1968.
ART INSPIRED BY SPACE:
BOOKS AVAILABLE AT PPLD. SEARCH "SPACE" IN OVERDRIVE AND FREADING ALSO USING YOUR POWERPASS OR OTHER PPLD LIBRARY CARD.
RESEARCH AT PPLD:
WEBSITES TO EXPLORE:
CURATED VIDEOS, PODCASTS, AND WEBSITES
RESOURCES AVAILABLE AT PPLD
TUMBLEBOOKS: Heller, Linda. The Castle on Hester Street, 2007. Digital-TumbleBooks (library card number required, search by title) Grandfather tells the story of how he and his wife came to America, he likes to fib, but Grandmother sets the story straight. (RL 3.6)
QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION:
Yang, Belle. Hannah is My Name, (RL4.2) Digital-Tumble Books (library card number required, search by title) Hannah and her family work hard while they wait for permission to stay in the US and work.
QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION
EXTRA BOOK RESOURCES FOR CHOOSING DIVERSE BOOKS:
OTHER GREAT DIVERSE BOOKS AT PPLD:
EXPLORATION EXERCISE: What is art?
Discuss the questions below.
PUBLIC DOMAIN IMAGES: What is public domain? Usually, any image you obtain on the internet whether photo, clip art, vector has copyright protections, meaning, you need to ask permission to use the image. Public domain means that either the copyright has expired or never existed in the first place. The following collections may be used by anyone for personal and commercial purposes.
PPLD EBOOKS ABOUT ARTISTS AND MUSICIANS:
WHERE DOES INSPIRATION COME FROM?
EXPLORATION EXERCISE: Poetry/Painting
Don’t reveal the title of the painting in the link below. Look at the painting together carefully. Start the discussion in the bottom left of the painting and work your way around clockwise. Have children describe what is happening in the picture. Does anyone mention the two legs sticking out of the water (Icarus drowning) at the bottom right of the painting? If not, guide them to that section, through questions like “Does anyone see anything unusual happening in this painting?” Once they discover it, ask “What do you think happened here?” Listen to plausible answers, there might be a lot of creative stories! Then reveal the title of the painting. You might briefly tell the story of Icarus to the children. Then read the poem together and discuss how the poem and painting connect, how the poem describes the painting, etc. Have children write their own poems about the painting.
PPLD J-EASY AND J-BIOGRAPHY BOOKS:
EXPLORATION EXERCISE: How was this made?
Revered children’s musician, Jim Gill, collaborates with the Chicago Orchestra and others to create and share music with children in the video below.
Questions: (There are no wrong answers)
What kinds of art was used in this video?
How many artists do you think it took to create this?
What do you think everyone had to do to create this together?
PPLD J-BIOGRAPHY BOOKS:
EXPLORATION EXERCISE: Video comparison
Watch at least two of the videos below and list some character traits of artists.
How are the artists alike?
How are they different?
PPLD J-BIOGRAPHY AND J-EASY BOOKS:
VIDEO EXAMPLE: ELLA FITZGERALD PERFORMANCE
Additional PPLD materials about artists for the curious, the voracious readers, and the rebels:
VIDEO: WHY KIDS LOVE ART