Reading Rainbow DVDs like Alistar in Outer Space teach students that books can be fun. Since libraries house these books, there are many stories to discover that open the world to new people and adventures just waiting to be discovered.
In Reading Rainbow episodes, this one in particular, LeVar introduces students to the world through the use of the library and visits the Library of Congress where he checks out a book and then explores some of the more unusual areas including the map room, the film collection, and the rare book conservation section. An animated Conan the Librarian shows how to get a library card.
Field Trip Segments:
Library of Congress - LeVar takes us to Washington D.C. and the Library of Congress.
Maps and Globes - LeVar introduces us to Dick Stephenson, a library employee who shows us maps and globes and tells about the history of maps. Later, we see a 100-year-old film about going to the moon.
Conan the Librarian - Learn how to get a library card from Conan the Librarian.
Alistair in Outer Space -Author: Marilyn Sadler Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Check it Out! The Book About Libraries by Gail Gibbons;
Commander Toad (series) by Jane Yolen;
Map and Globes by Jack Knowlton.
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IIdeal for Grades: K - 4
Duration: 30 minutes
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