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Link Spotlight: The Prelinger Archives

Link Spotlight: The Prelinger Archives

Looking for vintage film stock for use in a project or even just in examining films and TV from throughout history with your class?  Topics like gender and racial bias are especially palpable in old advertising, for example.  Now you can view thousands of such films from the Prelinger Archives!


“Prelinger Archives was founded in 1983 by Rick Prelinger in New York City. Over the next twenty years, it grew into a collection of over 60,000 “ephemeral” (advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur) films. In 2002, the film collection was acquired by the Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division. Prelinger Archives remains in existence, holding approximately 5,000 digitized and videotape titles (all originally derived from film) and a large collection of home movies, amateur and industrial films acquired since 2002. Its goal remains to collect, preserve, and facilitate access to films of historic significance that haven’t been collected elsewhere. Included are films produced by and for many hundreds of important US corporations, nonprofit organizations, trade associations, community and interest groups, and educational institutions. Getty Images represents the collection for stock footage sale, and over 2,800 key titles (now in the process of increasing to over 5,000) are available here.”


Link Spotlight: Great Lesson Plans in the Performing Arts!

The Los Angeles Music Center recently made a host of materials and lesson plans available for free for teaching artists of performing arts (music, dance, theatre).  The materials are called ArtSource and you can find multimedia materials, lesson plans, and more!  Thanks to Carol Ann for sharing!

Go to http://www.musiccenter.org/education/Teacher-Resources/Artsource-Curriculum/ and click on “VIEW AVAILABLE ARTSOURCE UNITS” for more information.

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Link Spotlight: The Ultimate Critical Thinker/Courageous Ally Resource Link?

Well we’re very excited and grateful to Natalie Goodnow for sharing this amazing website, which is overflowing with resources about social justice, diversity, and the history of hegemony.  It’s called the ZINN EDUCATION PROJECT, and you can search by time period, theme, or even by resource type!  Check it out:


or on facebook (lots of different and great material)