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Happy / Sad Balloons

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Big Bird explores Social Studies in this video. While he is happy about his beautiful balloon, Telly is sad because his deflated. Big Bird shares his balloon and they both are happy.
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3:15
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I Like To Sing

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Aaron and Nick Carter discuss the importance of getting along. They describe ways they work together. One of the things they love to do is sing. By singing together, they show how it feels to cooperate and get along. This is an important...
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3:33
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As The World Takes Turns

For Teachers Pre-K - K
In this riveting episode of As the World Takes Turns, Telly and Zoe learn to take turns. Often times as teachers, we are required to assist more than one child, and those who are waiting need to learn the importance of being patient and...
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3:32
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Shari Lewis And Lambchop Sing

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Shari Lewis and Lambchop sing a song about being yourself. A pig wants to be a lamb, but learns that everyone has special attributes. This is an important concept for young children to understand. They can discuss the ways they are the...
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3:34
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Oscar's Cell Phone

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Oscar gets a new cell phone and encounters some difficulties. He starts using his phone to call others, but he irritates another character by calling again and again. This is a good way to begin a discussion of the proper use of telephones.
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Global Grover: Clubhouse

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Do children all over the world make club houses like they do here? They sure do! This documentary-style film shows how a group of children from Israel make a club house. What a wonderful way to show little ones that kids all over the...
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2:31
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Grover and Megan Visit the Moon

For Teachers Pre-K - K
A young girl named Megan tells Grover what she has learned about Chinese culture. She shares a story involving the moon, and other things she has learned in her Chinese language class. She also talks about moon cakes, and a myth...
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3:53
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Global Grover: Get To School

For Teachers Pre-K - K
There are so many way to get to school. Grover shows us how children get to school all over the world. This would be a good clip to show as an introduction to a lesson on compare and contrast, transportation, or global awareness.
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1:42
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Happy Thoughts Song

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Elmo shares the secret to feeling happy. He uses his imagination to think happy thoughts, and dispel negative Social Studies. A good lesson for us all.
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3:05
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You Gotta Just Believe

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Kevin James guest stars in this Sesame Street video clip. He is dressed in a Santa Claus costume and sings "You Gotta Just Believe." What a festive video to watch during the holidays!
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2:10
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Carol Of The Bells

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Jennifer Hudson and a forest of feathered friends sing the song "Carol of the Bells."
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4:36
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Knock Me Out at The Ball Game

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Grover demonstrates the danger of not listening in this baseball video. He is unable to get a customer's hotdog order correct and repeatedly prevents him from catching a foul ball, all because of his inability to listen. This would be a...
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5:24
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Bert And Ernie Adventure: Wishes

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Ernie encourages Bert to go on an imaginary adventure to the Middle East. They find a genie who grants them three wishes. Bernie wishes for a rubber ducky finger, where everything he touches turns to a rubber ducky. They make their final...
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1:59
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Song: I Love My Hair

For Teachers Pre-K - K
You have to love yourself the way you are. In this video a Sesame Street character sings about loving her hair. This film could be used to introduce the idea of accepting yourself, and others. Children could name the things they love...
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2:01
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Kids Talk About First Time

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Children talk about the first time they did something and how it felt. They discuss the importance of practicing and perseverance when learning a new skill. It's important that learners know from an early age that people aren't born...
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13:48
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Marco's Adoption Part 1

For Teachers Pre-K - K
While it does not have a clear use in the classroom, this video about an adoption of a baby, could be part of a unit on families. In the presentation, characters discuss the concept of adoption and the explain the Language Arts involved.
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Marco's Adoption Part 2

For Teachers Pre-K - K
The presentation, which is the second part in a series on the adoption of a baby, explores the Language Arts associated with Social Studies. Young learners could explore important Language Arts words relating to families and babies...
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Pay It Forward Project

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th
Create a list of random acts of kindness and have your class perform them during a designated week. Learners will also participate in a project centered around being kind to others. Each grade chooses their kindness project, and then...
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Online —On Stage—and Action

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th
Use your tablets to participate in a culture-sharing project with a class in a foreign country. Your class can communicate and share ideas with a class in another country, swapping information regarding language and culture. Together you...
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5:51
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A Leader and a Hero

For Students Pre-K - 5th
Martin Luther King Jr. is the focus of a video that details his life and accomplishments. Viewers take in moments of history alongside clear narration. A hopeful message concludes the video.
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5:12
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Civil Rights Act of 1964 | Montgomery Bus Boycott for Kids | Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King

For Students Pre-K - 5th
An engaging and informative video sheds light on the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Rosa Parks, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Kid-friendly animated figures visually portray what the narrator says. An end-review...
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Make a “WHAM” “BOOM” “POW” Resolution!

For Students Pre-K - 2nd
Scholars set a New Year's Resolution using a "Wham, Boom, Pow" format. Wham—learners identify who needs their help, boom—where could they improve in school, and pow—what can be done to better the world. With the help of the ideas listed,...
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My Dream of Martin Luther King

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th Standards
Conduct a book study of the story, My Dream of Martin Luther King by Faith Ringgold. Followng a read-aloud, scholars take part in philosophical discussions covering the topics of freedom, equality, race, and heroes. 
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Voyage on the Mayflower

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
After completing an online activity about the Mayflower, scholars draw a picture about what they know of the Thanksgiving holiday, including a one-sentence summary. A reading of If You Were at the First Thanksgiving by Anne Kamma is the...