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The Resource Walk like a historian, (Playaway launchpad)

Walk like a historian, (Playaway launchpad)

Label
Walk like a historian
Title
Walk like a historian
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Cities of the Pharoahs: The Egyptians developed a nation along the thin band of the Nile that lasted longer than any other ancient civilization. Karnak and the Great Temple of Abu Simbel are examples of a culture where dying was made into a glorious rite. Computer-animated reconstructions give viewers first-hand experience of these temples' constructions and of living spaces such as the interior of an Egyptian home in the Empire era
  • The Pyramids & Ancient Egypt: What did the Great Pyramid and the Sphinx look like 5,000 years ago? Computer-animated reconstructions allow viewers to marvel at the colossal structures, which were built with simple tools and massive manpower. The great pyramids evolved out of centuries of building mastabas into monumental burial sites, and what these tombs symbolized for ancient Egyptian civilization is explored
  • Ancient Greece: Discover one of the most influential cultures in Western Civilization by touring the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, the great City of Corinth, the Temple of Zeus (home of the Olympic Games), Delphi's Temple of Apollo, Agamemnon's Mycenae, and the island Santorini, perhaps the site of the Atlantis myth. Each place's significance to the Greeks is discussed. Computer-animated reconstructions make this first-hand experience possible
  • Ancient Athens: The Golden Age of Athenian Greece is re-created, showing daily life and customs. The evolution of the Acropolis and monuments such as the Parthenon and the Erechtheion are described in detail. Computer-animated reconstructions give viewers a first-hand experience of less well-known buildings and spaces and their functions in one of history's most creative civilizations
  • The Byzantine Empire: Innovative animation and a tongue-in-cheek approach to ancient history provide a sound introduction to the Byzantine Empire, the schism between the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Crusades. Episodes featuring the Time Compass review the history of money and the invention of gunpowder. Students learn that Mehmed II was successful in his siege of Constantinople because the Turks had learned about gunpowder from the Chinese. They also learn how Mehmed's success and the closure of trade routes to the East forced explorers, like Christopher Columbus, to seek alternative routes to the riches of the East
  • The Carolingian Empire: Innovative animation and a tongue-in-cheek approach to ancient history tell of the remarkable achievements of Charlemagne and the establishment of the Holy Roman Empire. The episode tells how warring European tribes predominated 5th century Europe until Pippin and his son, Charlemagne, became protector of the Papal States. Students learn about the social structure of peasants, knights, kings, and clergy in a typical feudal system, comparing European fiefdoms with those protected by the Samurai in Japan. Charlemagne's quest for knowledge resulted in the establishment of universities and the protection of the world's knowledge by monks as the European world again descended into chaos after his death
  • Vikings & Celts: Innovative animation and a tongue-in-cheek approach to ancient history provide a sound introduction to the northern conquerors, the Celts and Vikings. The episode explains that both cultures lacked a central government and were eventually conquered because of this. It attests, however, to the strength of their warrior societies and the extent of their influence, even to Rome and the Gallic Wars. A section on the Druids lays the basis for an understanding of magic and wizardry as portrayed in English literature. The exploits of Viking explorers are summarized as are the Viking beliefs in the afterlife and the final great battle between Thor and the powers of darkness. The episode also refers to the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans and the creation of the Holy Roman Empire
Cataloging source
PLAYA
Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
930
Intended audience
  • Ages 10+
  • Grades 5+
LC call number
CB311
LC item number
.W35 2018
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  • TumbleBook Library
  • Findaway World, LLC
Runtime
153
Series statement
History
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  • Civilization, Ancient
  • Egyptians
  • Vikings
  • Celts
  • Egypt
  • Athens (Greece)
  • Greece
  • Byzantine Empire
  • Italy
  • Celts
  • Civilization, Ancient
  • Egyptians
  • Vikings
  • Byzantine Empire
  • Egypt
  • Greece
  • Greece
  • Italy
Target audience
juvenile
Technique
live action
Label
Walk like a historian, (Playaway launchpad)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Videos originally released by TumbleBook Library as Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and Time compass: ancient civilizations
  • Issued on Playaway Launchpad, a pre-loaded learning tablet
  • Content and/or functionality of apps on this tablet may have been modified for use on this device
  • Powered by rechargeable battery ; container includes one power charging cord with both USB and AC adapters
  • Earphones not required for audio playback
  • Device does not have Internet connectivity
Accompanying material
1 power charging cord
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
  • other
  • other
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • nz
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
  • two-dimensional moving image
  • other
Content type code
  • tdi
  • xxx
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • The Byzantine empire
  • (approximately 19 min.)
  • The Carolingian empire
  • (approximately 20 min.)
  • Vikings & Celts
  • (approximately 19 min.)
  • Cities of the pharoahs
  • (approximately 24 min.)
  • The pyramids & ancient Egypt
  • (approximately 23 min.)
  • Ancient Greece
  • (approximately 24 min.)
  • Ancient Athens
  • (approximately 24 min.)
Control code
on1032684816
Dimensions
20 x 13 cm +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 video media player (approximately 2 hr., 33 min.)
File format
unknown
Isbn
9781509479139
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
LP001142
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
other
System control number
(OCoLC)1032684816
Video recording format
other
Label
Walk like a historian, (Playaway launchpad)
Publication
Note
  • Videos originally released by TumbleBook Library as Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and Time compass: ancient civilizations
  • Issued on Playaway Launchpad, a pre-loaded learning tablet
  • Content and/or functionality of apps on this tablet may have been modified for use on this device
  • Powered by rechargeable battery ; container includes one power charging cord with both USB and AC adapters
  • Earphones not required for audio playback
  • Device does not have Internet connectivity
Accompanying material
1 power charging cord
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
  • other
  • other
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • nz
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
  • two-dimensional moving image
  • other
Content type code
  • tdi
  • xxx
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • The Byzantine empire
  • (approximately 19 min.)
  • The Carolingian empire
  • (approximately 20 min.)
  • Vikings & Celts
  • (approximately 19 min.)
  • Cities of the pharoahs
  • (approximately 24 min.)
  • The pyramids & ancient Egypt
  • (approximately 23 min.)
  • Ancient Greece
  • (approximately 24 min.)
  • Ancient Athens
  • (approximately 24 min.)
Control code
on1032684816
Dimensions
20 x 13 cm +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 video media player (approximately 2 hr., 33 min.)
File format
unknown
Isbn
9781509479139
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
LP001142
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
other
System control number
(OCoLC)1032684816
Video recording format
other

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