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Kids Love Short Films

Although it looks like this site has not been updated in awhile (since 2016?), “Kids Love Short Films” has an archive of animated shorts that are considered appropriate for a young audience.  I say, “considered appropriate” because I always advise that you preview any videos before showing them to a class, knowing that “appropriate” is a subjective word.

Short videos like the one above often don’t have any dialogue, so they are good for students to summarize.  You can also discuss theme with your students or, depending on your curriculum, the design elements used in the film.  Some may be inspiring, like the ones that I collect on this Pinterest Board, while others may be directly related to the content you are teaching.

Another place that I have mentioned where you can find many videos for school is The Kid Should See This.  Tomorrow I will talk about an additional favorite video resource!

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Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay

Martin Luther King, Jr. Resources

In the United States, many of us will be celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr. next Monday.  Here are a few resources that can help our students to understand the impact this great man has had on our nation:

A simple interactive timeline with quotes for younger kids (grades 2-5)

National Geographic for Kids Video – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Remembered

MLK Animated Video Below (can also be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=k6Au81aHuSg#!)  Choose full screen, so comments are not viewable by students.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

The Orange County Register Interactive (one of the many links from Larry Ferlazzo’s Best Websites for Learning about Martin Luther King, Jr.)

Read Write Think – Lesson resources for MLK Day (scroll to the bottom to find more resources for various grade levels)