Showing posts with label Yosemite. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Yosemite. Show all posts

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Video - A Time Lapse Tour of Yosemite

Larry Ferlazzo's recent post about a Yosemite Park slideshow reminded me of some neat videos that I came across a couple of weeks ago. Henry Juh Wah Lee has produced a nice collection of videos of Yosemite and other national parks he has visited. Embedded below is a time lapse tour of Yosemite.

Time Lapse Tour of Yosemite National Park from Henry Jun Wah Lee on Vimeo.

Last year Ken Burns released a new series all about the US National Parks. While the full episodes aren't online, PBS Video does host a collection of ten clips from the series. The longest of those is an eleven minute segment about Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir camping in Yosemite. If you choose to use this clip or others from the series in your classroom, check out the National Parks Digital Story Telling Modules.

Another good place to find videos of the National Parks is The Travel Film Archive (my review of it here). 
You should also check out Larry Ferlazzo's entire list of resources for learning about the National Parks. 

Monday, March 1, 2010

Ansel Adams's Yosemite

The New York Times has a great article and interactive feature about Ansel Adams's photography of Yosemite National Park. The interactive feature includes nine of Ansel Adams's photographs. When visitors click on a photograph it enlarges and a woman's voice narrates a short story about Adams's photography. In addition to the photographs there is an interactive map that displays the year in which and the place in the park where Adams took each photograph.

Applications for Education
This interactive feature is obviously a nice resource for art teachers. The interactive feature from The New York Times is also a great stimulus for lessons on American History. Teachers can tie in Adams's work and the development of the National Park system envisioned by Theodore Roosevelt.

Teachers looking for more lesson plan ideas about Ansel Adams should visit the PBS web page about Ansel Adams.