Inquiry Based Literacy

Students learn how to formulate relevant, self-generated questions based on interests and/or needs that can be investigated.
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Radio - The War of the Worlds | Artopia
Radio - The War of the Worlds | Artopia

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Orson Welles and H.G. Wells A Closer Look Today it’s hard to believe Orson Welles’ broadcast of The War of the Worlds caused a nationwide panic. We are used to media productions that are not what they...
A Closer Look - Concert in the Park | Artopia
A Closer Look - Concert in the Park | Artopia

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A Closer Look Danielle Howle has been called "a southern storyteller with a gorgeous sense of melody." She tells stories through her songs. Like poetry, songs often leave out more than they put in...
A Closer Look - 1812 Overture | Artopia
A Closer Look - 1812 Overture | Artopia

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A Closer Look In this video clip The South Carolina Philharmonic is playing the last few minutes of Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture. This piece of music was written to celebrate a Russian victory over the...
Television - Newport Commericial  | Artopia
Television - Newport Commericial | Artopia

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LORILLARD TOBACCO CO. A Closer Look This TV commercial for Newport menthol cigarettes aired during the 1960’s. Today these old ads can tell us something about who tobacco companies were selling their...
Television - Magic in the Air  | Artopia
Television - Magic in the Air | Artopia

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JAMISON HANDY A Closer Look The man trying to buy a ticket to a ball game at the beginning of Magic in the Air was an unusual person for his day -- he owned a TV set. This industrial film does a good...
A Midsummer Night's Dream | Artopia
A Midsummer Night's Dream | Artopia

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William Shakespeare A Closer Look In this scene from A Midsummer Night's Dream Oberon, the King of the Fairies, has tricked the queen, Titania, into falling in love with Nick Bottom. Meanwhile, Puck...
The Trojan Women | Artopia
The Trojan Women | Artopia

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Euripides - USC Theater Dept. (2004) A Closer Look This scene from The Trojan Women was shot in the studio at South Carolina ETV using three cameras. The actresses originally performed the play...
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow | Artopia
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow | Artopia

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High Voltage Theater A Closer Look In the scene from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow in our video clip, the main character, the pretentious schoolteacher Ichabod Crane, is engaged in a swordfight with...