Chanting and enchanting animals - Chap. 2/6
Ecuador as a country has among the largest diversity of frog and toad species in the world. Discover through this film the fascinating world of frogs in Ecuador: their night life, when thousands of love-stricken males get together and sing at mating time; their birth and transformation from beings of water to beings of dry lands; their survival tricks and mysterious ways of life; their importance in the discovery of medicines; and their great variety of beautiful patterns and colors, discover th
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Animal Mothers: Newborn Gators
Watch how this protective alligator mother uses her "Jaws of Love" to protect her newborns from danger in the Florida Everglades. Unlike crocs, the gator babies stay close to mom for their first year because they are a common food source for predators. Run time 02:24.
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Dolphin Bay - Where Dolphins Swim with Humans
Near St. Andrews State Park in Panama City is an area where the dolphins will swim right up to you to check you out and see what's happening. Gabrielle has been swimming with this same pod since she was four years old. They're extremely friendly and curious, and love to pose for a picture. Most of the video is set to music.  Run time 03:49

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Venus
This video discusses the evening or morning star, Venus. Earth's sister planet has a symbol derived from a hand mirror, because Venus was the Roman goddess of love and beauty, it is also the symbol for women. Discusses the size, atmosphere and its temperature. It also discusses the solar landers that went to Venus. It discusses Mariner 10, which went to Venus. In this video various scientists discuss Venus.  Video is of good quality and is approp
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Chasing Tornadoes
From an outsider's perspective, storm chasing might appear to involve hours and hours of boredom, accentuated by a few moments of unimaginable excitement — or terror — depending on one's love or fear of tornadoes. But to tornado researchers, the effort and expense they expend in search of a single tornado-producing storm reflect the importance of these events in terms of their impact on lives and property. This video segment adapted from NOVA follows some of the scientists who study these vi
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Touch and Vision

In this episode of the human senses, they explore the two most highly used senses, touch and vision.  In this video they test the amazing things we do with our eyes, how we can instantly spot attractive people in a crowded room, and how our eyes guide us around the world with astonishing accuracy.  When it comes to touch they reveal why we love the feel of some things and loath others.  Discover what our skin
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A Glacier Investigation
From Dragonfly Tv. Deborah and Brittani live in Juneau, Alaska, which is home to 38 glaciers flowing from the gigantic Juneau Ice Field. The girls love being outside, especially in the short Alaskan summers, so they decided to check out a glacier up close at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. The center has cool exhibits that explain the science behind glaciers-like the fact that a glacier is a river of ice that moves because of its own weight and that the Mendenhall Glacier receives abo
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King Minus
King Minus is a cute video to introduce or review basic subtraction. The animations are great, and fun. Any early elementary child will love this one!
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How to Teach Children to Read : Favorite Children's Authors
Learn about popular authors for children's books from a professional librarian, Debbie Noah, in this children's video.  Parents, this video is a great tool to use to help you choose great books that your children will love.
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How to Teach Children to Read : Favorite Children's Authors: Part 2
Learn about favorite authors of children's books from a professional librarian in this free children's video with expert: Debbie Noah.  This is a great video for helping parents to choose reading material that young children will love.
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Interview with Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (Part 3)
In this section Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, winner of the ASPCA Roger Caras Award, answers the question, "Shiloh is included on the recommended book list for many school districts and is assigned reading for many students each year. What are your thoughts about the wide appeal of Shiloh and the impact you have made with this book for countless children...and animals?" In her answer happy about the impact the books have had. She also commented that one teacher told her how children who have been abu
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Lois Ehlert Interview
Lois Ehlert's unique children's books, such as Color Zoo, reflect her creative and curious mind. In this exclusive video interview, Lois Ehlert discusses her early love for art and how she continually strives to create highly original children's books. style, a vibrant mix of watercolor and collage, she brings stories to life.
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California Flag and Anthem
California’s flag is the historic Bear Flag raised at Sonoma on June 14, 1846, by a group of American settlers in revolt against Mexican rule. The flag was designed by William Todd on a piece of new unbleached cotton. The star imitated the lone star of Texas. A grizzly bear represented the many bears seen in the state. The word, "Cal
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New Mexico State Flag and State Song

The flag is shown against the blue sky.  The yellow field and red symbol colors are the colors of Spain. There is a red sun with rays stretching out from it. There are four groups of rays with four rays in each group. This is an ancient sun symbol of a Native American people called the Zia. They believed  the giver of all good gave gifts in groups of four. The gifts are: the four directions - north, east, south and west
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New York Flag and Anthem

The New York flag is emblazoned on a dark blue field is the state coat of arms. The goddess Liberty holds a pole with a Liberty Cap on top. Liberty stands for freedom. At her feet is a discarded crown, representing freedom from England at the end of the revolutionary war. On the right is the goddess, Justice. She wears a blindfold and carries the scales of justice, meaning that everyone receives equal treatment under the law. The stat
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On Point: Maya Angelou Indepth Interview (1 of 5)
Armstrong Williams interviews Dr. Mana Angelou, poet, author, dancer, scripwriter, at her home in Winston-Salem, NC.  He asks about her challenges.  She says every day is a challenge.  She is challenged to be honest, courageous, kind, and present in this interview.  She talks about her life growing up.  After being raped at age 7 she stopped speaking for 6 years.   During that time she learned to read, and she read many books.  She now has 55 doctorates and teaches all over the world. 
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Henry Cole (Victor Vito)
Henry Cole was once a beloved teacher (Science grades 1-5) , so much so that decades after he left teaching to pursue an illustrating career, Reading Rockets fondly recalled Henry Cole's influence on him.   Talking head talks about the joy of exploring nature and identifying things, respect and love for nature.  Then dicusses and shows example of sketching, which leads to final art.  (4:49)
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Writing Workshop 1: READ EVERYTHING
Lecture from Claire Cook, bestselling author of Summer Blowout, Life's a Beach and Must Love Dogs. She shares tips with aspiring writers. Cook says that you should read everything!
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Oscar Wilde Bio 4

A&E Biography.  In 1891, Wilde fell in love with Lord Alfred Douglas.  He explained to his wife that he needed the time to write.  During the time away he wrote four critically acclaimed plays that mocked Victorian society, poking fun at London’s upper class.  His plays brought him great acclaimed and filled his pockets with money.  He spent money extravagantly and was soon in deep debt.  Bosie’s father finds out about h
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All About Astrology : Understanding Astrology Charts
Understanding astrology charts is crucial to understanding the way astrology works as a whole, get expert tips and advice on love astrological compatibility in this video.
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