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Spirit Of The Arctic DVD


How did these creatures manage to survive the extremes of Alaska’s environment? How were the Alaskan dinosaurs different from their counterparts elsewhere in the world? How have present-day animals and plants adapted to the harsh winters?
Open up to Ron Smith’s world and learn that the answer is not just in what these creatures are – their size or color or type of skin covering – but also in what they do. Smith highlights the most interesting of Alaska’s residents – the towering grizzly as well as the petite pika, the ‘coat-changing’ ptarmigan and the ever-popular salmon – to reveal nature at its amazing best. This insatiably curious scientist asks questions we would never think of to discover the wonder of this wild land. Part of the TPS Alaska series. Look at How Not To Die Hunting, Interior and Northern Alaska coloring book, Undeserved Punishment and Spirit Of The Arctic CD and DVD. Lesson plans, using the Alaska suite of resources, appear in K-12 ELAR and Science programs, and can be found in Texas and National programs. Have students compare the landforms and animals and plants of their State to Alaska.

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The program’s animation of simulated high-altitude flight was created from satellite images of Alaska taken throughout the year. All the photographic images of wildlife, plants, and landscapes are by Michio Hoshino. All natural sounds were recorded by Kathy Turco throughout Alaska over a 25-year period. The music soundtrack consists of 14 short pieces. The Native American flutist R. Carlos Nakai and the Wind Travelin’ Band perform six pieces of music, and the Native Alaskan a cappella group Pamyua sings five songs.
Three traditional songs are sung by Agnes Moore, Sarah James, and Lavern Huntington. The DVD is in 5.1 SURROUND SOUND and designed to play in any home theater system. It is also encoded to play in stereo in any DVD player or computer.




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