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My Shadow


MSRP: $29.95
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Order Number: 126.0109
Format : DVD
Theme: Shadows are always formed in the presence of light and may be functional as well as entertaining.

This is an illustrated version of the poem in which a child describes her relationship with her shadow.

The episode examines the interplay of light and shadows — how they work, where they come from, and how they create such beautiful imagery together. LeVar shows how light and shadow can be used to tell the time, meets a shadow artist who creates shadow puppets and visits a photographer who tells about her work.

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: Putman

Field Trip Segments
What is Light?
– Kids on the street tell what they think light is. An animation explains the scientific properties of light. LeVar shows how his hand and objects block the light and create shadow.
Meet Sonny Fontana – LeVar introduces us to Sonny Fontana from Venezuela as he shows how he creates shadow figures. Meet Andrea – LeVar introduces us to Andrea Davis, a photographer who talks about light and shadow and the shows us how a camera works. She develops pictures and talks about why she likes photography.

Review BooksShadows and Reflections by Tana Hoban; I Have a Friend by Keiko Narahashi; Shadowgraphs Anyone Can Make by Phila H. Webb and Jane Corby.

Click here for Language Arts Teacher’s Guide

Use this episode to further enhance your  math and science curriculum.  
Science Concepts:
light, shadow formation, light and shadow interplay, photography. 
Math Concepts: estimation, size, relationships, measurement, time.
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Click here for Math Teacher’s Guide

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Ideal for Grades: K -4
Duration: 30 minutes
Closed Captioned
©GPN / WNED-TV
Series #126

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