Archive for September, 2007

What a Wonderful World: Hand Shadow Version

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

I just love this hand shadow version of Louis Armstrong’s “Wonderful World”, and actually got choked up at one point on this. This “puppeteer” is amazing. Enjoy!

Thanks to Lisa Torkelson for the suggestion!


Thursday, September 27th, 2007

Okay, here’s your next art project! Flipbooks! I used to make these when I was in grade school, using the margins of my textbooks. You can use pads of memo paper, or whatever to create these. They can be as simple or as complicated as you want them to be. Check out some of these great little gems and come up with your own! Make a video of yours, and we’ll post it here!

Stop Motion Animation: ExtraStrong (2006)

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

Here’s a great stop motion animation short (1 minute long) about duelling pieces of construction paper, done by Lorenzo Latrofa, Giovanni Braggio and Fabio Santomauro. Enjoy!

Huge Giant Spider Chases Teenager…

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

…or is it? lol

Behind the Scenes: The Flintstones

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

Here’s a neat early 80’s news report on how cartoons are made… specifically, Hanna Barbera’s “The Flintstones”.

It’s always fun to see the faces behind the famous voices in cartoons. Jean Vander Pyl (1919-1999) played the voice of Wilma in the long-running Hanna-Barbera cartoon ‘The Flintstones.’ She was the last surviving original member of the Flintstones cast. She is pictured here in a recording studio, circa 1983, with Henry Corden (1920-2005), the stage and radio actor that replaced Alan Reed, the originator of Fred Flintstone’s voice.

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Monday, September 24th, 2007

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– Jim Erskine

Robert Frost: The Road Less Travelled

Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

Well, It’s Poetry Day here at!

Here are three fine but very different video renditions of this classic Frost poem. This just shows you that there are many interpretations that can be made of the same source material, and each interpretation adds something of its own to the original. Remember that when you are watching or listening to any adaptation of an original work. Something to discuss, hmmm? So which of these is your favorite… and why?


Robert Frost: Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

Three Video versions of Frost’s classic poem.

… and here is Robert Frost himself reading this poem, with illustrations from Susan Jeffers’ book.

Robert Frost: The Sound of the Trees

Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

A video poem of Frost’s classic poem from the American Poetry Series

If these videos inspire you to add a little more poetry to your homeschool…

Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

…then be sure to check out our Great Poets and Poetry resource package. Dozens of great resources, just $7.

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