Free Interactive Lesson on The Four Chaplains, Heroes of WWII

In this free interactive lesson, you will learn more about the four chaplains of the USS Dorchester whose sacrifice inspired a nation. On February 3, 1943, German U-Boot U-233 fired a torpedo at the USS Dorchester, sinking her. She was carrying 904 souls, including four brave chaplains who gave their lives to save the men. After the initial explosion, men fought their way through the smoke, wreckage and freezing water to get to the deck where many stood in their underwear, having lost their clothing and life vests below. The chaplains took charge, giving orders and encouraging the men in order to keep them calm and get them off the ship as soon as possible.

Unfortunately, the ship listed severely as it sank, preventing most of the lifeboats from ever being released. Only two made it into the water. The life rafts began capsizing with the weight of so many men clambering aboard. So many life vests had been lost, there were not nearly enough to go around. As the chaplains worked to get the men safely off the ship, they took off their own vests to give to servicemen, choosing to go down with the ship so that others could be saved.

Congress named February 3 Four Chaplains Day in their honor.

In this interactive unit, your student will learn about these four brave men in the context of World War II. Topics covered include:

  • How the US Navy’s refusal to listen to the British lost over 400 American merchant ships
  • How the German U-Boot almost won the war for Germany
  • Why all US ships were brought under the authority of the War Shipping Administration
  • The History of the SS Dorchester
  • How calm weather contributed to the loss of life on the SS Dorchester
  • and, of course, The lives and characters of the four heroic chaplains

Best of all, everything is contained right here in this lesson presentation. It even has a quiz and will give you a score at the end.

If you enjoyed this lesson, you may be interested in the one I put together last month on The Children’s Blizzard. Slowly but surely, I will be building up a library of these kinds of resources to help you in your homeschool. If you would like to be notified as I create them, you can sign up for my newsletter!

Instilling a Love for Art in your Homeschool

When I was deciding how to pull together our art curriculum, I really wanted my children to gain a love for art and an appreciation for the beauty it adds to our world and the ideas it presents in our culture. The problem is, I am not an artist. I can’t discuss balance and tone in any meaningful way on the fly while standing there in an art museum, hoping my four-year-old doesn’t touch anything.

Then I thought, “How do we instill a love of reading in our children?” We don’t do it by visiting libraries and bookstores and talking about books while never touching them. We check out the books. We buy books. We have bookshelves overflowing with books. Most importantly, we snuggle together on the couch and read the best ones, again and again, talking about the pictures, talking about the text and just making that time reading books special.

This video explains what we do with a cameo appearance by two of my boys at the end (about 5:31) “reading” the painting with me. Or if you prefer reading, the same information is written out below.

Why not teach art like reading?

The trouble is, I can’t very well check out Monet’s Japanese Bridge and hang it up in my front room for the children to touch and discuss. I have a limited budget and it isn’t going toward those large books full of art prints you can put on a coffee table. And have a mild heart attack if the children spill a glass of milk on it.

Enter the calendar.

These are perfect. Twelve prints centered on a particular artist, theme or style. They tend to be the most highly recognizable, which is sort of what I’m going for, anyway. And right about now, they are going on sale. The calendar I show in the video cost me $2 in a clearance bin at Walmart and for that, I have 12 beautiful prints I can switch out and hang up. I put them in frames so that they look nicer and are somewhat protected.

How do I teach art with a calendar print?

I don’t just leave it hanging on the wall. I take it down and snuggle with the children on the couch. We look at it and talk about it, much like we do the books we read. The children tell me what is happening, how the picture makes them feel, what they like and what they don’t like. I introduce words like contrast, value, and texture. When we are done, the print goes back on the wall and the children will stop to look at it throughout the day. It may enter some writing assignments (Imagine if you were one of the men in that boat . . .). Over the course of the month, they will research more about the artist using my Any Artist Biography Notebooking Page and I will keep mentioning bits and pieces about the art as they are ready and interested.

But I’m not an art person, so how do I remember it all?

Google and I are pretty good friends, most of the time. I do a little research on the painting and what is significant about it. I go to Project This Site and review the terminology I want to introduce and discuss. Then I put the important stuff on sticky notes on the back of the frame so that I can refer to it while we are talking.

Bringing the art to life

Of course, this is art. You don’t just look at it. You have to create it, too. There are so many lessons online for learning about different styles and artists that I usually have more of a problem paring it down than I do coming up for something to do. Since The Big Wave is a Japanese Wood Block, we are going to learn about the process and make our own prints. My older kids will be carving up potatoes for some potato print and my younger two will cut apple cores in half to make apple print starts.

And a printable. .The Any Artist Biography Notebook Page

The Any Artist Biography Notebook Page is good to use with any artist to practice some research skills and keep a record of the artists you have studied. Just click on the link or the image to start your download.

Teaching art this way gives my children access to art, experience with art and, most importantly, quality time with the art to help instill in them a love for art. My younger children are already asking me to buy more frames because they don’t want me to put them away when we are done studying them for a month!

Smart Choosing Cartoon Events for Children

Which child doesn’t like watching cartoons? Here is a guide to choosing the right one for them.

That is the most lucrative offer of a cartoon film for child viewers. The imagination of child viewers seemed dug as deep as possible when watching cartoons. No wonder children also follow martial arts movements, after he watched the animated film containing the scene.

Look at Tom & Jerry’s cat and mouse behavior spit out vengeance. All kinds of ways they do so that the opponent gets a reward. Harsh words, curses and various forms of violence become a spice that ‘smokes’ the course of the story.

Do you want children to imagine the style of these two popular figures? Not only that, sexuality, whether in subtle or coarse form, veiled or overt, becomes part of a cartoon that you should be wary of.

Of course, not all cartoons are full of negative charge like that. There is also a cartoon film prepared by a special team for children’s development, so it’s worth watching for your toddler.

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There are Dora or Diego who shows children who are curious and brave. New kinds of lessons can enrich children if you watch films like this. Not only about content and delivery methods that are done repeatedly, but this kind of educational film also considers the matter of color, tone, and poetry for child viewers.

Television Diet?. Now is the time to look back at whether you still let your child control the TV remote control at home. Even if there is an adult at home, who is watching over the child, does the adult have the same attention as you about the show for children? If not, it’s time to start the television diet.

There are some things that you should worry about if your baby watching television alone, even though the show is suitable for children:

The critical power of children has not grown, while television makes symbols conveyed as absolute. The position of the child is vulnerable because he tends to assume that what is seen is true.

What if a child sees in a cartoon a person who is annoyed can be killed like a mosquito?

Children cannot distinguish between fantasy and the real world.

If we look closely, cartoons often feature gray characters whereas children need clear guidance on what is good and what is not, so as not to confuse it.

During the child watching, how many ads did he see? Can’t the bombardment of advertisements push it consumptive?
Are you sure, advertising products/television shows during movie/show breaks are worth seeing and hearing children?
Are you sure your child can digest what’s on the screen without your help?

Behind the Success of Animation, Animators in Japan are Underpaid and Overworked

The anime industry is arguably one of Japan’s attractions. In addition to TV series or the big screen, this industry also penetrated toys and games. Unfortunately, bad luck must be experienced by animators in Japan. A video from Asian Boss shows polemic animators who work too hard but underpaid.

Asian Boss interviewed a novice animator named Ayame Nakamura. He only has six months of experience working in the anime field, but has handled major titles such as Vinland Saga and Boruto. He acknowledged that the industry lacked animators despite many opportunities, even for foreigners.

Talking about the production process, Nakamura explained deadlines and tight schedules. This is what causes the animator to work too much. But unfortunately, the salary is not too large to make Tokyo a very expensive city to live in. He even admitted that high school students who work part time make more money.

The video also spoke with Jun Sugawara, a worker of a non-profit organization called Animator Support. One of their projects is running a low-rent hostel for low-paid animators. Some animators have good skills, but don’t get proper compensation for the work they do.

The longstanding problem of animators in Japan

Reporting from Vox, the welfare problem of animators in Japan has become part of the darkness of the animation industry in the State of Sakura. Singo Adachi, an animator and character designer for Sword Art Online said the Japanese animation industry is very short of animators from data sgp. With nearly 200 anime TV series every year, there aren’t enough animators.

Instead, the studio relied on a large group of freelancers who basically did not get paid enough. At the entry level, there is an in-between animator. These are the people who make the images that appear on the storyboard between scenes made by key animators, the middle level who draw important parts in each scene.

In-between animators earn around 200 yen per picture (around Rp26,031). One image takes one hour to complete. Not to mention the detail and accuracy needed in each picture, such as food, architecture, and landscape, which makes four or five times longer.

Even if you get promoted and become a key animator, you won’t get much [money], “Adachi said. “And even if your career is very successful, like Attack on Titan, you won’t get it. … This is a structural problem in the anime industry. There are no dreams [in work as an animator]. ”

Regarding the reason the animators were paid low, Nakamura said there were many factors. One of them is a low budget for anime, because most of the budget goes to advertising companies. The animation industry depends on cheap labor, and is provided by animators who are willing and willing to enter the industry.

Not infrequently, behind the growing anime industry, animation studios in Japan actually get a bad image. Workers from A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online) reportedly committed suicide due to overwork. In early April, a production assistant sued Madhouse for giving too long working hours.

Not only animators in Japan, the problem of animation was accepted by Mangaka whose work was not paid for when it was adapted into anime. The most famous examples such as Shuuichi Asou with The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. He was finally paid only after he announced the contract he received to the media.

Most Popular Cartoons Ever Made – Top 5!

Many people grew up watching cartoons. Some of these cartoons were so popular that people transferred their affection for them onto their children and even grandchildren. Snow White, Bambi, 101 Dalmatians – these are just some of the popular cartoon classics.

In this post, we are going to mention some of the most popular cartoons that have been made for both children and adult populations. However, we find these to be rather corny for their completely basic and rather non-imaginative ideas. Is it possible to cover a silly story with high-class animation, amazing special effects, and first-class production? Keep on reading to discover what we are talking about.

Finding Nemo (2003)

Finding Nemo is a classic cartoon that outlines the importance of family. Two little fish, father, and son are separated after the son Nemo gets tangled in a fisherman’s web. Marlin, his dad, then starts an extensive search for his son. On his way, he meets different interesting sea creatures such as sharks, jellyfish, turtles and a fish named Dory that has short-term amnesia. The most overrated part of this story is that all living sea creatures join to find Nemo. However, this is indicative of the well-known message that no matter how far away home might be, you can always find your way back.

Toy Story (1995)

Toy Story was the first full-length Pixar cartoon that won an Oscar (and even had three nominations on top of that). The story is based around a boy whose vivid imagination turns toys alive. The plot revolves around his old favorite toy, Woody the cowboy, being replaced with the new toy, Buzz Light year, the astronaut. After they are forced to cooperate to find their way out of a seemingly impossible problem, they form an unbreakable friendship – another common motif. But don’t worry, there are more to come!

WALL-E (2008)

Here is a powerful future story that might not be that unrealistic at all. People have left the Earth because it became cluttered with corporate junk. WALL-E is a robot with the task to collect junk people left behind them700 years ago. He is completely alone on the Earth,
except for his cockroach pet. Actually, he is alone until the female robot EVE arrives on Earth with the mission to find life there. Of course, WALL-E falls in love with her – unhappily. There is a lot in this cartoon, from Matrix to Rob Roy. If you like Al Gore, this one is great for you.

Mulan (1998)

Mulan is an adaptation of a Chinese folk tale that speaks about a young woman who would love to replace her sick father on the battlefield because she knows that he will not survive the war. An otherwise interesting story falls apart when Mulan (who became a warrior meanwhile) falls in love with a war comrade. How convenient.

The Lion King (1994)

The Lion King is an animated cinematography classic that has marked the entire animated production of the 1990s. There is no need to elaborate on this one in too much detail.  Basically, the story speaks about loyalty, meaning everyone doing an honest job will be well compensated.

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The Best Animated shows for both Kids and Adults

Although one might think that TV shows are only meant for children, we would like to point out that there are some amazing animated TV shows for adults as well that are aired all over the world.

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Bob’s Burgers

Bob is a father and husband that owns a hamburger restaurant that has been shut down for various reasons about several thousand times. He is not the best boss, father or citizen because he has employed his kids in the restaurant – because he can’t afford regular employees.

It took some time for this show to stop with (basically only) vulgar jokes, but after a certain period of time, the entire crew harmonized and Bob’s culinary and parental successes turned into about 20 minutes of pure fun. Fox TV keeps on releasing new episodes, so we can hope for further animated entertainment in seasons to come!

Archer

The FX network is one of our favorite networks because they are not afraid to experiment. They let Louie CK do what he wants with his 30 minutes on air, so Louie became one of the most awkward products in the television world.

Their other experiment is in cooperation with another TV network, which happened this TV season, just a few weeks ago. The link for that is the main voice actor H. Jon Benjamin, who also did Fox’s Bob’s Burgers and FX’s Archer, engaged in one episode, which means that Bob will mysteriously “unlock” martial arts skills.

Who is Archer? Archer is a spy, an ISIS employee who loves expensive suits, lacrosse, women, and gambling. His boss is his hyper-sexual mother that gave him a code name after his pet dog – Duchess. His colleagues are his ex-girlfriend, a gay analyst, a fat gossip girl/pot fan and the dude that at the beginning of this show is with Archer’s ex. All (promising) stories have that “dude.” And this animated story is really promising.

Young Justice

If you like comics and superheroes, DC has a treat for you. If you start watching Young Justice with your little brother or nephew, it is very possible that you, a responsible adult, will enjoy Young Justice more than that young watcher because it has a complex story that most youngsters can’t follow. Besides a complex story, there are added goodies: jokes, witty remarks and ALL OF THE DC CHARACTERS ARE HERE in this animated show.  There are Batman and Superman, Robin and Kid Flash, Red Tornado and Plastic Man.

Young Justice is a show about a team of heroes that fall into a category: “I am not a sidekick, but I am not a superhero yet either.” In the first episode, Superman’s teen clone is found in a secret complex. There are also some aliens, Lex Luthor, metal balls that turn into flying bikes, an obsessive fascination of 1990s sitcoms that one character has, and our favorite element – Kid Flash’sfrivolity and awkward childish moments of Captain Marvel, who is actually just a 10year old, although most of his colleagues don’t know it.

This excellent show had just two seasons, but we recommend it with all our heart – find it online and download it for pure viewing pleasure.

5 Best Cartoons Watched by Children

There‘re many moms and dads that constantly deal with your kid with an animation phenomenon. However, not all cartoons include academic material. For moms and dads, the essential point that can make a kid peaceful is the essential point, not regarding the components from the animation the kid is viewing.

Kids ready imitators and moms and dads should understand this. Every kid will mimic what he takes in from the atmosphere, consisting of viewing cartoons. For that reason, selecting an animation to look for kids is likewise difficult.

Peppa Pig

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This just lasts 5 mins, however, Peppa Pig can be utilized as an academic phenomenon for kids. Peppa is portrayed as a number from an adorable pig and lives in the center of a collection of pets. Peppa can instruct kids a range from various other pet seems with an overall from 25 episodes.

Ask The Storybots

The kid should wonder. Ask The Storybots was initially simply an application that later on turned into an animation. This animation will offer understanding regarding points the kid does not understand. For instance, ” Why do you constantly need to comb my teeth? “.

Word Girl

Amongst the kinds of cartoons that are best for young children to delight in is Word Woman. Vocabulary is something that‘s challenging for children to keep in mind, and Word Woman will assist keep in mind this. Along with providing brand-new vocabulary, Word Woman will likewise instruct you ways to mean and read words.

Word World

All composing will online and relocation, that‘s what occurs in an animation called Word Globe. This animation will instruct kids to mean letters that transfer to look like pet personalities. Each letter personality is likewise articulated so the kid can comprehend extremely well regarding the letters.

Curious George

curious-georgeBy viewing the animation Interested George, moms and dads can launch all the tiredness from taking care of the infant. Interested George is the best option for kids because this concentrates on instructing fundamental points. For instance, acknowledge numbers, shades, and forms from jayatogel.

The animation options over can certainly assist moms and dads in instructing kids. However this ought to be kept in mind, the cotton listing over is just as an aspect from support with interactive programs. The primary job from informing kids stays on the shoulders from moms and dads.

Special types of the Most Influential/Classic Cartoons of All Time

A cartoon is a form of illustrated visual art of two dimensions. The specific definition of the cartoon has changed over many years, and modern usage has changed from non-realistic to semi-realistic drawings and paintings which are intended to be humorous, caricatures and satire. The artists who have created the most influential and classic cartoons of all time are called cartoonists. The concept of the cartoon started in the Middle Ages, and it was described as the preparatory of drawing a piece of art on stained glass, tapestry, fresco, and painting. In the 19th century, it was referred to like the humorous illustrations for magazines or newspapers. In the 20th century, it was called animated films or comic strips.

Special types of the Most Influential

The cartoon used to be known as the full-size drawing which is made on sturdy paper, tapestry, stained glass or a painting. Cartoons were typically made in the production of the frescoes and they linked accurately to the components of the composition when it was painted on the damp plaster later. These cartoons had pinpricks creating the outlines of the design and a bag of soot was pounced or patted on the cartoon when it was held on the wall, leaving some black dots on the plaster.

Print media

With modern media, the cartoon is a piece of art that is normally intended to be humorous. Its more modern usage started in the year 1843 with Punch magazine. The magazine applied satirical drawings in its pages, and this was the introduction of the parodied preparatory cartoons on the grand historical frescoes. The modern single panel with the gag cartoons was found in magazines, and it normally consisted of single drawings with typeset captions that are positioned under it or they use the speech balloons.

Political cartoons

Political cartoons are illustrated editorials that serve visual commentaries on political events in king4d. They often have subtle criticism that has been cleverly quoted using humor or satire, and sometimes the criticism is not so subtle. The first political cartoon was from William Hogarth and it is regarded as the precursor of the development of political cartoons.

Scientific cartoons

These cartoons are used in the fields of technology, mathematics, and science. In the US, a well-known science cartoonist is Sidney Harris. There are also cartoons that are related to chemistry.

Books

New gag cartoons have been created for book publications. Cartoons are a popular form of illustration for books.Since there were similarities between the early animated movies with comic strips, the cartoons came to be used for animation and the word cartoon is now being used for gag cartoons and animated cartoons. Even if the animation has been designed for any style of illustrated images that change in rapid succession in order to give the impression of movement, a word cartoon is normally used as a description for television programs or short films that are meant to be watched by children. They feature superheroes and anthropomorphized animals with adventures children enjoy. A cartoon word can be shortened to make a word toon.

The Health Benefits of the Most Influential/Classic Cartoons of All Time

The classic animated films do have a large fan club, which includes the parents who find that they are suitable for their children and can be used for educational purposes.

According to the criteria for cognitive sociology, watching cartoons is classified by the pro-social actions in society or it is fed by the need for the approval and recognition of emotions. This helps people who are suffering or who are in an anxious state. They can also help anyone with a difficult or serious problem. Cartoons can help children behave more altruistically if they emulate the heroes in the shows they watch. As long as the main character is a positive role model, children will benefit from watching their favorite cartoons.

People can feel better while watching cartoons

Children who feel sick that watch cartoons may start to feel better in a few hours or they may be able to start imagining other things that will distract them from their illness. The cartoons are able to make someone feel better, especially children. Cartoons can make the children feel better when they are mad and make them laugh if they are sad.

Children often relate to cartons and build connections with the characters. This is one reason why such shows can have a calming effect on children as well as adults who grew up watching them. Many people agree that cartoons are meant for children. However, the classic cartoons have been used for their health and educational benefits for both children and adults.

Helping to reduce stress

Studies have shown that people who watch cartoons are less likely to develop diseases that are related to stress like heart disease because the cartoons can be humorous and a great remedy to relieve stress. The adults who like to watch cartoons often have good relationships with children, and they are in a good position of understanding children better and are able to solve the problems they have in an effective way. Cartoons are a fun way to pass the idle time, and this can help people avoid more negative activities they may be tempted to take part in during such times.

The cartoons should be watched in moderation

For children, proper discretion and precautions by the guardians and the parents will have to be imposed because there are many things that can spoil a child if there aren’t some limitations. When the children watch the most influential/classic cartoons of all time regularly, they will benefit in many ways. They are going to have a better developed social life. From a young age, the kids can develop an idea of what may be going on in their social world, and they will be able to increase their knowledge of how to interact with others. They are also able to build their vocabulary by watching cartoons. They will be able to learn new words, which will improve their speech as well as their writing abilities. Kids who watch cartoons have a high level of concentration compared to the children who do not watch cartoons since those who watch them will develop a capacity to follow how events unfold.

Time’s best cartoons

Recently we read an interesting article by Time Magazine. One wouldn’t think that they would be interested in cartoons, but they have actually looked at a whole bunch of cartoons and decided which are the best according to their opinion.

Many generations grew up with animated films, and some of them have even become world blockbusters. But what do you think – which of those hits have something special that would put them on the best ever list made byTime Magazine?

Using special measuring methods, Richard Corliss of Time compiled and published a list of the 25 best-animated movies. Here we are going to comment on which of those 25 we agree with times on. Please comment if you disagree with us!

Lady and the Tramp

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There is a story that when this cartoon was first played in the studio, Walt Disney
didn’t approve of one scene: when the spaniel Lady and playful dog Tramp on their romantic dinner bit one piece of spaghetti and eat until their faces come together in a romantic kiss. It turned out that is the moment that was actually “blue-printed” in the memory of millions of viewers all over the world. Even half a century later, it is still the favorite cartoon scene for many people.

Lady and the Tramp was the 15th animated Disney production and are actually one of the more modest ones because it was produced in a decade when Disney invested more infamous story adaptations, such as Peter Pan, Alice in the Wonderland and Sleeping Beauty.  Returning to the values and the humor that made Disney famous, Clyde Geronimo, Hamilton Luske, and Wilfred Jackson gave Lady and the Trampa winning pedigree and enabled many generations of kids to enjoy it.

Kung Fu Panda

This is a cartoon about a panda dreaming of becoming a famous martial artist and winning against five tough Kung Fu masters. However, in reality, he is just a chubby panda working in a noodle shop run by his dad – surprisingly a duck, but this is not important at this moment. However, he manages to become a savior of the region and gets tutoring from the red panda master Chifu, not to win against the tough 5 masters, but to join with them in a fight against the evil tiger Tai Lung after he escapes prison. Watch Kung Fu Panda in this site duniafilm21

Getting ideas from Hong Kong martial arts movies such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and Kung Fu Football, directors John Stevenson and Mark Osbourne came up with a master course of cunning visual arts and viewer satisfaction.

Lion King

This Disney animation had two periods in which they were at their best. The first one was the classics from a decade that started in 1937 with Snow White. Then there was a “renaissance” period that started in 1989 with The Little Mermaid. The blockbuster of the renaissance period is the Lion King, which gave us magnificent epic moments of melodrama. The story in one line is this: prince, still, a young boy, leaves home, escapes responsibility with his kind but irresponsible friends (Hakunamatata, remember?!) but in the end, faces his social duties after all. Africa is the scene for the story with a Hamlet finish.

A bunch of famous Hollywood stars gave voices to cartoon characters, such as Jeremy Irons, Whoopi Goldberg, and Mathew Broderick, and the music was signed by Sir Elton John and Tim Rice. Songs from the movie, such as “Circle of Life,” “I Just Can’t-Wait to Be King,” “Hakuna Matata,” as well as Academy Award winner “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” became cult hits and also contributed toLion King becoming one of the most profitable movies ever, only overrun by Avatar, Titanic and Star Wars.