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The Wall


MSRP: $29.95
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Order Number: 126.0082
Format : DVD
Theme: A few very special walls help us remember the past.

A boy and his father come to Washington D.C. to visit the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial to find the name of the boy’s grandfather, who was killed in the conflict.

This moving story takes LeVar to the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial where viewers meet Maya Lin, the young architect who designed it. Then it is on to look at other special monuments that help us remember our past. Mount Rushmore in South Dakota is a giant tribute to our nation. Completed in 1941, it is the sculpture of four of our leading Presidents. Viewers also visit a mural dedicated to Louis Armstrong, a great jazz trumpeter, and meet its creator.

Author: Eve Bunting
Publisher: Clarion Books
 
Field Trip Segments
Meet Maya Lin – Meet Maya Lin, the young architect who designed The Wall. She talks about and shows how and why she designed this monument the way she did.
Let’s Visit Mount Rushmore – Visit South Dakota and see film footage of Mount Rushmore being carved by Gutzon Borglund as a giant tribute to our nation.
Let’s Paint – Artist Juan Sanchez talks about his giant mural in honor of Louis Armstrong – how he designed and painted it on a large brick wall.
 
Review Books: Tillie and the Wall by Leo Lionni; All Those Secrets of the World by Jane Yolen; My Grandson Lew by Charlotte Zolotow

Click here for Language Arts Teacher’s Guide
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Use this episode to further enhance your science curriculum.  Science Concepts: observing and describing properties, weathering, leaching, modeling.
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Click here for  Theme Lesson Plan -- "Families"
Click here for  Theme Lesson Plan -- "Art"

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

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