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PBS Teachers Previews - April 28-May 5, 2002

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From: BJ Berquist (berquist_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Apr 26 2002 - 18:04:06 PDT


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ARTS & LITERATURE

Frontier House
TV> PBSOL>
Middle/High School
Monday, April 29, 2002 (9-11:00 pm)
Tuesday, April 30, 2002 (9-11:00 pm) and
Wednesday, May 1, 2002 (9-11:00 pm)
Three contemporary American families face 19th century life in the
Montana wilderness in this three-night "hands-on history" series. Join
the Glenn, Brooks and Clue families as they live for six months as
1880s homesteaders, with only the tools and technology of the period at
their disposal. (CC, Stereo, 1 year)

Get an unforgettable portrait of what life was really like for pioneers
living out in the American West at the companion site. Read historical
essays, get information on the families and access their video diaries
about the experience, view a photo essay and much more.

     http://pbs.org/frontierhouse/

American Family "Mexican Revolution"
TV> PBSOL>
Middle/High School
Wednesday, May 1, 2002 (8-9:00 pm)
Starring Edward James Olmos and Raquel Welch, this critically-acclaimed
drama reveals the enduring strength of family in America today as it
chronicles the lives of the Gonzalez family of East Los Angeles. In
this episode, Jess shares the story of his grandmother, La Coronela, a
female soldier in the Mexican Revolution. (CC, Stereo, 1 year)

Become a part of this American family at the companion site. Learn
about the history of East L.A., meet the characters and the actors,
access teacher resources and more.

     http://pbs.org/americanfamily/

EGG the arts show "Machismo"
TV> PBSOL>
Middle/High School
Friday, May 3, 2002 (10-10:30 pm)
EGG takes viewers off the beaten path to experience the excitement,
diversity, and raw energy of the arts nationwide. This episode asks the
question, "Is being a macho man about more than just muscles?" (CC,
Stereo, 1 year)

At the companion site, embark upon an in-depth exploration of the arts
in America. Learn more about the works featured on the program, view
video clips, and access information on the arts in your area.

     http://pbs.org/egg/

PBS TeacherSource: From the Field -- "Poet-to-Poet"
PBSOL> Profdev>
Elementary/Middle/High School
Looking for a place to share your rhymes? This article describes a
free, online program that lets students collaborate in the making of
poetry and provides a place for them to publish their creations.

     http://pbs.org/teachersource/whats_new/arts/thismonth_arts.shtm

The Gardens
WKAR -- East Lansing, Michigan
WWW> Station>
Middle/High School
Meet Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in
Music, who composed a symphony inspired by the renowned gardens at
Michigan State University. Explore the movements of the work, hear an
interview with the composer in which she shares her feelings on her
art, get to know the players and more.

     http://wkar.org/thegardens/index.htm

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Forwarded by:
BJ Berquist
Associate Educator, TAPPED IN
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