Teachers and parents can use these new animated adaptations from Scholastic and Weston Woods to improve literacy and strengthen interest in reading for deaf and hard of hearing students. The described versions present visual information that increases enjoyment and comprehension for kids with visual impairments. Grades 2-5.
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Raising A Visually Impaired Child
Individuals with visual impairments and their family members discuss their lives in this series from Family Connect. Highlighted are the activities they participate in including singing, music lessons, theater, and sports. These short videos also promote the message of inclusion and treating everyone with respect.
Worried about fitting-in and being different, Dominic hid the skills he learned as a young boy to be a magician. His specialty is close-up magic involving sleight of hand with cards and coins. He didn’t understand how much magic played a part in who he was until being hired for his first paying show. His immediate success convinced him that his skills were worth having and sharing. Crowned a Junior Champion of Magic, Dominic now lives and breathes magic as a charismatic performer.
Faith is used to moving often. She has lived in various parts of the world due to her father’s work. All the moving has left her shy, and she relies on music to help her adjust to all the new places. She has taught herself to play the guitar and composes songs. Encouraged to enter a local talent competition, her original composition was a selected finalist and played on the radio. The recognition she received convinced her to pursue music more seriously.
Host Jessica Robertson gathers questions from individuals in downtown Denver, Colorado. They want to know how Colorado is affected by climate change. Scientists from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) provide the answers and information on how to learn more about climate change.
Summer ice retreat in the Chukchi Sea between Alaska and Russia is a significant climate change impact affecting Pacific Walruses. Scientists follow walruses in their summer sea ice habitat and show how United States Geological Survey (USGS) biologists use satellite radio tags to track their movements and behavior. The information identifies areas of special importance to walruses during sparse summer sea ice.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) conducts research on the Mojave Desert Tortoise, and part of the research includes ensuring the survival of the species. This short clip depicts the hatching on new Mojave Desert Turtles.