Writings in prose or verse which express ideas of permanent or universal interest are distinguished, here, from history, science, philosophy, and most essay-writing.  Analyze works of literature to evaluate them as responses to the events of the historical period in which they were written.

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How Fiction Can Change Reality
From YouTube, produced by TED education
Reading and stories can be an escape from real life, a window into another world -- but have you ever considered how new fictional experiences might change your perspective on real, everyday life? From Pride and Prejudice to Harry Potter, learn how p... [more]
October 22, 2012 at 04:01 PM
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Ages: 3 - 6
Sesame Street: Barbara Bush and Peter's Chair
From YouTube, produced by Sesame Street
In this video Barbara Bush reads a story book aloud. It's called 'Peter's Chair' by Ezra Jack Keats. (04:25)
July 16, 2010 at 12:50 PM
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Ages: 3 - 11
It's a Book - By Lane Smith
From YouTube, produced by Lane Smith
Watch as a book-loving ape and a tech-savvy donkey exchange words...from bestselling author Lane Smith. Donkey asks, "What do you have there?" as Ape answers, "It's a book."  Donkey proceeds to ask several questions about the book, "Do you scroll dow... [more]
Found by Anonymous in Literature
August 25, 2010 at 11:07 AM
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Ages: 3 - 9
Elephants Can Paint Too!
From, produced by WGBH Educational Foundation
This video segment from Between the Lions is based on an edited version of the published book “Elephants Can Paint Too!” The clip compares the art done by elephants with art done by real kids in Thailand. Each elephant student gets a paint brush, and... [more]
March 20, 2012 at 11:45 PM
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Ages: 3 - 7
Are You a Snail?
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In this story from 'Between the Lions,' colorful illustrations introduce young children to the world of snails—slimy, slow-moving creatures that live in a shell, prefer damp places, eat leaves, and have one foot but no legs. Based on 'Are You a Snail... [more]
March 10, 2012 at 11:05 AM
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Ages: 7 - 18
Christian The Lion - The Entire Story
From YouTube, produced by BornFree
This video tells the story of Christian the Lion, a lion cub purchased by two men in London in 1969.  The men raised the lion as a pet , released him in Africa, and later reunited with him. The video shows actual film footage along with words on the ... [more]
February 24, 2011 at 10:03 PM
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Ages: 11 - 18
Henry David Thoreau - Excerpts from "Life Without Principle"
Using quotes from Thoreau's work, this video shows insights into this author's beliefs and character. A good video for those starting to read his work and for raising discussions in class about nature, work, and the human condition. (04:12)
Found by freealan in Literature
January 17, 2011 at 10:18 PM
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Ages: 3 - 8
An Egg Is Quiet
From, produced by WGBH Educational Foundation
This video segment from Between the Lions is a story that shows places where eggs sit, different colors of eggs, and different shapes of eggs. The story then explains that eggs bear a little creature inside, with tiny holes in its shell for air. The ... [more]
March 10, 2012 at 10:53 AM
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A Splendid Friend, Indeed
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The fictional children’s book A Splendid Friend, Indeed written and illustrated by Suzanne Bloom is Pennsylvania’s One Book, Every Young Child 2007 selection. A child-like Goose pesters his fuzzy friend the Polar Bear as he tries to read and write. A... [more]
March 10, 2012 at 11:15 AM
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Ages: 4 - 12
Pecos Bill, Part 1 of 3
From YouTube, produced by Walt Disney Productions, 1952
The classic Disney cartoon, from American Heroes, stars Roy Rogers and Trigger.  Soundtrack opens with a song.  Pecos Bill is a legendary American cowboy, immortalized in numerous tall tales of the Old West during American westward expansion into the... [more]
Found by Barb in Literature
August 12, 2009 at 05:49 PM
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