Seven Selfish Shellfish
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Seven Selfish Shellfish

In this video segment from Between the Lions, children and adults alike struggle to articulate the tongue twister "Seven selfish shellfish." This tongue twister illustrates how wordplay draws attention to ...
Grades PreK-1
How to Be
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How to Be

In this story from Between the Lions, a brother and sister demonstrate how to be a variety of creatures, such as a dog, monkey, snake, and spider. They act out ...
Grades PreK-1
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Magic Dogs of the Volcanoes
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Magic Dogs of the Volcanoes

In this online book from the International Children's Digital Library, the magic dogs that protect Salvadorean villagers are pursued ...
Grades PreK-4
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WGBH
Observatory
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Observatory

This Building Block video features the silhouette of the tent at Chajnantor Observatory in Northern Chile that houses the Cosmic Backgrounder Imager.
Grades All
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WGBH
Dream Carver
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Dream Carver

This video segment from Between the Lions is an animated version of the published book Dream Carver in which a young boy has dreams of carving large animals out of ...
Grades PreK-1
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Between the Lions Series
KET Image Bank: Mammals
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KET Image Bank: Mammals

The KET Image Bank is a collection of royalty-free photographs available for educational use. The pictures are arranged in interactive catalogs. Click on the "view" button to look through the ...
Grades All
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KET
Office of the Attorney General
Video 00:00:14

Office of the Attorney General

This Building Block video features close-up lettering embedded in marble for the Office of the Attorney General. The camera pans ...
Grades All
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WGBH
Guided Oral Reading in Early Primary
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Guided Oral Reading in Early Primary

Teacher engages a small group of kindergarten students in guided oral reading.
Grades PreK-3
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KET
Double o, oo
Video 00:01:13

Double o, oo

In this video segment from Between the Lions, the three female singers of Fonix sing about where double "o" (oo) can be found in the world and things that wouldn ...
Grades PreK-1
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Between the Lions Series
Vietnam Veteran Memorial
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Vietnam Veteran Memorial

In this Building Block video, the camera tilts down to show a black granite panel engraved with the names of fallen soldiers.
Grades All
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WGBH
About the Seasons
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About the Seasons

Weather is something we experience everyday. It’s a great learning tool for young children because it leads to exploration and discovery. For young children, studying the weather is based ...
Grades PreK-1
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KET
Gazelles
Video 00:00:10

Gazelles

This Building Block video shows a baby Grant's gazelle nursing from its mother. The mother then begins to groom the baby.
Grades All
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WGBH
Abiyoyo
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Abiyoyo

In this video segment from Between the Lions, Theo reads aloud Abiyoyo, a story about a father and son who are ostracized from their town, but end up as heroes ...
Grades PreK-1
Piles of Coal Drop
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Piles of Coal Drop

In this Building Block video, a train drives over a bridge and dumps coal to the ground below, causing a haze of dust and blocking out the blue sky beyond.
Grades All
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WGBH
Surfin' the Web
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Surfin' the Web

This video segment from Between the Lions is a mixed media song about using the internet to find out information for things like butterflies, apple picking, pumpkin picking, dogs, Between ...
Grades PreK-1
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Between the Lions Series
Dusky Coal
Video 00:00:15

Dusky Coal

In this Building Block video, a bridge and dark ironwork stand above a dusky pile of coal, starkly contrasting with a train rumbling across a grassy hill in the background.
Grades All
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WGBH
City Country Rap (c)
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City Country Rap (c)

In this video segment from Between the Lions, Rhymo, a hip-hop-singing rhinocerous, can't stop thinking about the letter "c." Rhymo and his hip-hop-singing hippopotamus friend, Hip, rap about the ...
Grades PreK-1
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Between the Lions Series
If You Were: hippopotamus
Video 00:01:15

If You Were: hippopotamus

This video segment from Between the Lions is a live action, non-fiction piece about what life would be like "if you were a hippopotamus." Hippopotamuses are born in Africa, in ...
Grades PreK-1
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Between the Lions Series
Literature Circles in Primary
Video 00:04:19

Literature Circles in Primary

This video looks at how teacher Vick Kotz (Williamstown Elementary, Williamstown, Ky.) organizes literature circles in her second-grade class, beginning ...
Grades PreK-3
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KET
Vowel Boot Camp: not/note
Video 00:01:56

Vowel Boot Camp: not/note

In this video segment from Between the Lions, vowel letterheads answer to Sergeant Mark, who is an exclamation point. They chant the silent "e" rule. Letterhead "o" gives its long ...
Grades PreK-1
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Between the Lions Series
What Season Is It?
Interactive

What Season Is It?

Movement and change. The Earth moves and things change. The days follow one after the other. Seasons come and go. Children can begin to understand these transitions by associating them ...
Grades PreK-2
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KET