Daily Archives: February 28, 2019

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Legacy in Stone

In 1961, an amazing discovery of ancient Clovis points (a projectile point similar to an arrowhead, knapped from flint or a similar mineral) was uncovered on the Bill Simon farm in Fairfield, Idaho. Twin Falls residents Jim Paxton, Al Frost and Jim Woods team up with producer Mark Bork for a documentary about what is known today as the Simon Collection. Estimated to be 12,000 years old, this cache of more than 30 Clovis points is now on display at the Herrett Center for Arts and Science at the College of Southern Idaho. Northwest archeologists come together in the film to demonstrate the art, science and skill of flintknapping, which created these exquisite ancient artifacts.

Airs 3/7 at 3 a.m.


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A Harpist’s Legacy: Ann Hobson Pilot and the Sound of Change

  http://www.annhobsonpilot.com/legacy.aspx  – profiles the inspirational life and distinguished career of the revered harpist. This compelling documentary follows Ann Hobson Pilot’s trailblazing journey as the first black female principal player in a major symphony orchestra and also as an international soloist, teacher, mentor and driving force behind music-education programs for underserved minorities. A HARPIST’S LEGACY uses her professional journey to explore the increasing racial diversity and shift in attitudes toward musicians of color in the classical music world.  Airs 3/22 at10:30 p.m.

Even More SAFARI Montage Content

For those districts participating in the Multimedia Service, SAFARI Montage has frequently been adding new content. The packages listed below are already now available to you in our SAFARI Montage system.

Grade K-5

  • SciShow Kids Web Links Content Package: 18 new web streaming links for Grades K-5. Topics include: earth science, space science, animal science and more. New titles include: How Do Computers Work? and The Power of Circuits. Web links to fun and engaging videos which explain elementary science concepts.

Grades 3+

  • Mathispower4u Web Links: 11 new web streaming links for Grades 3-Adult. Contains web links access to arithmetic, pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry and calculus video mini-lessons. Topics include basic operations, integers, exponents, ratio and proportion, area, volumne, linear equations, quadratic equations, rational equations, radical equations, trigonometric functions, probability, statistics, limits, derivatives and integrals. Hosted on YouTube.

Grades 6+

  • Khan Academy Web Links Content Package: 185 new web streaming links for Grades 6-12. Includes web links to Pixar in a Box computer animation videos and lessons, and computer programming and computer science videos and lessons. Other topics include: physics, biology, elementary math, geometry, trigonometry, American civics, finance, art, architecture and sample SAT reading, writing and math questions. All Khan Academy content is available for free at www.khanacademy.org.
  • The Numberphile Web Links Content Package: 12 new web streaming titles for Grades 7 – 12. Provides access to math videos in which innovative teachers explore math applications in the real world. Topics include: prime numbers, pi, probability, algorithms and more.
  • TED-Ed Web Links Content Package: 85 new web streaming links to fascinating TED Talks and TED-Ed videos spanning all subjects, hosted on YouTube. Grades 7-Adult.
  • The New York Times Video Web Links Content Package: 71 new web streaming titles for Grades 7 – Adult. Includes web links to videos which combine cutting-edge research from the world of science with stunning footage of the natural world in action.
  • Oyez Supreme Court Web Links – 125 web links to information about notable Supreme Court cases. Grades 9-Adult.
  • Crash Course Web Links Content Package: 303 new web streaming titles for Grades 9 – Adult. Topics includes: astronomy, anatomy & physiology, biology, chemistry, ecology, big history, psychology, U.S. government & politics, U.S. history, world history and literature. New series includes: computer science, world mythology, study skills, sociology and philosophy. Links to irreverent, fast-paced and humorous videos presented by John Green, Hank Green and more.

We will keep you updated with any further additions they make!