We are really enjoying the ease of finding short video clips via Encarta for Kids CD-ROM, and online at Youtube.
As a followup to last week’s Aboriginal Dreaming story, How the kangaroos got their tails, Early Stage 1 and Stage 1 students are investigating facts about kangaroos.
Kangaroo joeys playing:
This amazing footage of newborn joeys in their mothers’ pouches:
A trained(?) boxing kangaroo on TV – not so natural? (Disturbing; perhaps more useful for older students writing persuasive texts?)
I am fascinated by the high quality of students’ talking and listening as they experience short, punchy (pun intended) video clips in an environment where such discussion is nutured. Stage 1 students can be very opinionated about the sometimes-stupidity of human beings vs the animal kingdom.