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Zero Degrees

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"Following worldwide acclaim since its premiere at Sadler's Wells in July 2005, "Zero Degrees" is a multi award-winning collaboration between four of today's most respected artists. The ground-breaking production unites celebrated Moroccan-Flemish dancer-choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Akram Khan - renowned for developing his own 'contemporary kathak' style, composer/producer Nitin Sawhney, and sculptor Antony Gormley who contributed to the staging with two life-size casts of the dancers."--Container.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Anatomy of a Murder

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A small-town Michigan lawyer takes on a difficult case: that of a young Army lieutenant accused of murdering the local tavern owner who he believes raped his wife. A gripping, envelope-pushing courtroom drama, Anatomy of a murder was groundbreaking for the frankness of its discussion of sex. More than anything else, it is a striking depiction of the power of words. With its outstanding supporting cast and influential jazz score by Duke Ellington, it is an American movie landmark.
DVD
2012; 1959
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story

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Peter LaFleur is a charismatic underachiever and the proprietor of a rundown gym called Average Joe's. The facility's ecclectic cleintele is decidedly less-than-your-average Joes. Peter's humble gym catches the eye of White Goodman, the egomaniacal owner of Globo Gym. White places a foreclosing attorney inside the Average Joe's establishment to finalize his takeover of the gym, but attorney Kate is won over by Peter's boyish charm and joins the Average Joe's team. The only way to save the Average Joe's gym is to win a showdown dodgeball competition against Globo Gym, but can his ragtag team win?
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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Harry, Ron, and Hermione, now teenagers, return for their third year at Hogwarts. There they are forced to face escaped prisoner Sirius Black, who poses a great threat to Harry. Harry must overcome the threats of Dementors, outsmart a werewolf, and finally deal with the truth about Sirius and his relationship with his parents. Harry and friends master advanced magic classes, cross time barriers, and change the course of more than one life.
DVD
2004
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Principles of Artful Teaching [electronic resource]

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Program opens with teachers sharing passionate insights about why they teach the arts to young people. Then short classroom segments illustrate how arts teachers employ seven principles of artful teaching to meet the needs and imaginations of their students. Workshop participants explore how these principles can affect their own teaching. Subsequent sessions will examine each principle in depth, with examples from dance, music, theatre, and visual art.
Online
2005
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Developing Students as Artists [electronic resource]

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Participants explore how arts teachers help students develop knowledge and fundamental skills while providing opportunities for creativity and independence. First, a dance teacher gives senior students leadership responsibilities and coaches them in their choreography projects. Then a theatre teacher mentors stagecraft students who are responsible for the technical aspects of a dance concert. In an intermediate visual art course, a teacher builds on students prior learning in a foundation course. Finally, a vocal music teacher works with two classes: students learning to read music and an advanced jazz ensemble.
Online
2005
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Addressing the Diverse Needs of Students [electronic resource]

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Participants meet a visiting theatre artist who takes advantage of the different backgrounds and learning styles of ninth-graders to help them understand and embrace the playwriting process. A visual art teacher brings top honors art students and students with disabilities together, so they can learn from each other. As a music teacher works with different classes, but addresses needs common to all students. Finally, in a movement class for non-dance majors, teachers help students explore human anatomy.
Online
2005
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Choosing Instructional Approaches [electronic resource]

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Demonstrates that Arts teachers take on a variety of roles, and use many different instructional techniques as they engage with their students; that they can be instructors, mentors, directors, coaches, artists, performers, collaborators, facilitators, critics, or audience members. In this session, participants follow a vocal music teacher as she takes on different roles in order to encourage students to find creative solutions to artistic challenges. Next, an acting teacher becomes a facilitator as his students report on research about theatre history. Then a visual art teacher guides her students in a drawing assignment, varying her approach based on the students individual needs. Finally, two dance teachers engage students in critical analysis of a painting, as a way to encourage [...]
Online
2005
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Creating Rich Learning Environments [electronic resource]

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Demonstrates how Arts teachers create a safe environment where students feel free to express their thoughts and feelings and take creative risks. In this session, participants meet an Acting I teacher help students let go of their inhibitions and an Acting II teacher encourage students to take creative risks as they interpret monologues. In a dance class, a teacher asks students to work closely in pairs so they can study subtle aspects of movement technique. In a visual art department, the teachers work together to create a community that gives students multiple outlets for artistic learning. Finally, a music teacher builds his students confidence and skills as they learn the basics of improvisational singing.
Online
2005
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Fostering Genuine Communication [electronic resource]

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Demonstrates how Arts teachers communicate with students, and students communicate with each other, in respectful ways that encourage communication of original ideas through the arts. Participants meet a dance teacher whose students draw choreographic inspiration from poetry and sign language. A visual art teacher gives her commercial art class a fanciful assignment that enables them to communicate a concrete idea through several visual media. A theatre teacher encourages student interaction around the dramatization and staging of fables. Finally, a vocal music teacher asks her students to use descriptive praise to critique the performance of a fellow singer.
Online
2005
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Nurturing Independent Thinkers [electronic resource]

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Demonstrates how Arts teachers use formal and informal strategies to assess their students progress and to modify their own teaching practices. Participants meet a vocal music teacher who splits his choir into groups that give each other feedback; he also has students tape-record themselves during rehearsal, so he can judge their individual progress. A dance teacher critiques original choreography by a student and asks her peers to participate in the process; this feedback helps the student deepen the impact of her work. Next, theatre teachers give an in-depth critique to a student, and then ask him for feedback on their teaching. Finally, a visual art teacher helps students develop their observation and analysis skills throughout their high school careers, so they learn to be their [...]
Online
2005
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Making the Most of Community Resources [electronic resource]

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Demonstrates how Arts teachers can develop relationships with community members and organizations by bringing artists into the classroom, taking students beyond school walls, and asking students to draw inspiration from the voices of their community. Participants observe a guest choreographer who challenges the students with her working style and expectations. A visiting theatre artist helps playwriting students develop monologues based on interviews with people in the neighborhood. A visual art teacher and her students work with community members to create a sculpture garden in an empty courtyard at their school, drawing inspiration from a nearby sculpture park. A band teacher invites alumni and local professional musicians to sit in with her classes, giving students strong musical [...]
Online
2005
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Teaching Theatre [electronic resource]

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Two specialists work on basic theatre skills with children of various ages, and use theatre education as a gateway to other kinds of learning. At Lusher Alternative Elementary School in New Orleans, Amanda Newberry's lesson in improvisation with a third grade class stimulates students' imagination, heightens language and listening skills, and encourages critical thinking. At Barney Ford Elementary School in Denver, George Jackson teaches basic movement skills to a first grade class, invites fourth graders to take center stage as they explore a script, and works with fifth graders to create masks that reveal inner feelings.
Online
2003
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Borrowing From the Arts to Enhance Learning [electronic resource]

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To add vitality and context to day-to-day learning experiences, three teachers use techniques drawn from the arts to engage their students' minds, bodies, and emotions. In Denver, a teacher uses rhythm, color, movement, and hands-on projects to engage her class of fourth and fifth grade boys. In White Plains, New York, third grade students create short skits that help them understand the concept of cause and effect. In Lithonia, Georgia, a fifth grade Social Studies unit on family history culminates with students using favorite objects to make visual representations of their lives.
Online
2003
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The Redemptive Imagination [electronic resource]

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Novelists Charles Johnson (Middle Passage), Arthur Golden (Memoirs of a Geisha) and Esmeralda Santiago (America's Dream), join Professor Miller in discussing the intersection of history and story. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. closes the series with a reflection on the power of the human imagination.
Online
2000
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Breathing Life Into Myths [electronic resource]

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A Language Arts teacher draws on puppetry techniques and help from her school s theatre teacher to engage her sixth-graders in exploring Greek myths.
Online
2005
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Folk Tales Transformed [electronic resource]

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A visiting theatre artist works with a Language Arts teacher and a Visual Art teacher to help eighth-graders transform folk tales into original scenes that the students perform.
Online
2005
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First Sight [electronic resource]: An Introduction to Literature

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This overview introduces the course content and approach for the Literary Visions series.
Online
1992
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Ways of Seeing [electronic resource]: Responding to Literature

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A focus on critical approaches to literature is presented by the scholars who will appear throughout this series. Also previews selected dramatic scenes and excerpts from the author interviews in upcoming programs.
Online
1992
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The Story's Blueprint [electronic resource]: Plot and Structure in Short Fiction

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A dramatization of Stephen Crane's "The Blue Hotel" exemplifies the relationship of plot, structure, and conflict.
Online
1992