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Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express

MSRP: $29.95
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Order Number: 126.0079
Format : DVD
Theme: Trains support people and goods from one place to another.
This is a true story of 15-year-old Kate who bravely rushed out into a storm and saved two men as well as preventing hundreds of other lives from being lost.

LeVar explores Amtrak’s Coast Starlight train and sees how trains are maintained at the train yard before boarding the Coast Starlight to travel along the California coastline. Viewers tour the engineer’s cab, find out what an engineer does and watch film clips of early trains.

Author: Margaret K. Wetterer
Publisher: Carolrhoda
Field Trip Segments
More about Rosie – Rosie Ellis tells why she became a train engineer and what she likes about her job.
History of Trains – LeVar tells us about the history of trains while showing us film clips and pictures of locomotives and trains. Explore a Train – LeVar walks through a train, the observation car, the restaurant/dining car, and the coach car before locating his sleeping car.

Review Books– The Train to Lulu’s by Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard; The Little Engine That Could retold by Watty Pipe; The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg.

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Use this episode to further enhance your science curriculum. Science Concepts: momentum, forces, mass, testing.
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Rights granted with purchase include: a) life of media audiovisual use, b) public performance and c) campus or building closed circuit and video streaming.

Ideal for Grades: K -4
Duration: 30 minutes
Closed Captioned
Series #126

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