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Animal Ark

Animal Ark”

In this collaborative project between photographer Joel Sartore and Newberry-winning author Kwame Alexander, Animal Ark blends their talents to give focus on some of the endangered species in our magnificent animal kingdom. Alexander’s haiku poetry accompanies Sartore’s visual haikus (photos). Their message, We are family, drives home that we must all take care of our planet.

Background matter includes notes from the photographer and the writer.

This book promotes creativity, helping others, nature and discovery.

TITLE: Animal Ark

AUTHOR: Kwame Alexander

PHOTOGRAPHER: Joel Sartore

PUBLISHER: National Geographic Partners, 2017

AGE GROUP: 5-7

CREATIVE COMPONENTS: creativity, helping others, nature, discovery

LEARNING EXTENSIONS:

1) What can you do to help save endangered species?

2) Choose a photo of an endangered animal. Research your animal. Use a few of those facts to help you write a haiku poem about your animal.

 EXTENDING CONNECTIONS:

To learn more about photographer Joel Sartore, visit:

https://www.joelsartore.com/about-joel/

Joel is the founder of the Photo Ark, a groundbreaking effort to document species before they disappear—and to get people to care while there’s still time.

https://www.joelsartore.com/photo-ark/about-the-photo-ark/

To learn more about author Kwame Alexander, visit:

http://kwamealexander.com

Creative Thinking Prompt: Scientific Artist Paul Friedlander

Creative Thinking Prompt: Scientific Artist Paul Friedlander

Pairing his two university degrees, one in physics and one in fine arts, Paul Friedlander, a kinetic light artist, creates sculptures from bands of light waves. He explores visible waves that have expressive power, a music of light as he calls it.

Listen to Paul speak about his process in this short Youtube video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LW_GOIu1wm0

 Creative Thinking Prompt: How might you create a light sculpture using flashlights or other materials of your choice?

EXTENDED CONNECTIONS:

To learn more about Paul Friedlander and view his gallery, visit:

http://www.paulfriedlander.com

To view more of his light sculptures, visit:

https://mymodernmet.com/paul-friedlander-kinetic-light-sculptures/

Creative Thinking Prompt: Preschool Hiphop

Creative Thinking Prompt: Preschool Hiphop

Hiphop music is for everyone! Producer Charles Fulp and country singer/songwriter Madonna Nash collaborated to produce this album of hiphop songs for preschoolers titled Preschool Popstars!

Listen to these animated rap songs. I’ll bet your toes will tap and you’ll be singing along. Let your little ones create a dance to accompany these raps.

We Want A Juice Box

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mdQgvGrhwU&list=PLd7VafAk17VfpNIc6qZEKpb3o8iUlxQIS

I Didn’t Mean To Burp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvVWW4skL0M&list=PLd7VafAk17VfpNIc6qZEKpb3o8iUlxQIS&index=2

 Seesaw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxwhZFZA-NE&list=PLd7VafAk17VfpNIc6qZEKpb3o8iUlxQIS&index=3

Bounce

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqTDlzn0J78&list=PLd7VafAk17VfpNIc6qZEKpb3o8iUlxQIS&index=4

EXTENDED CONNECTIONS:

To learn more about Madonna Nash, visit:

http://www.wireandwoodalpharetta.com/includes/festival_artists_details.php?ArtistID=66

To learn more about Preschool Popstars, visit:

http://www.preschoolpopstars.com/about/

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