Chip Taylor Communications

Subject: Arts: Instruction & How-to

Hands On Crafts for Kids Series 7: Crafting in the USA (cc)

Learning to do crafts is not only fun, it's very educational. In this series we travel across every geographic region of the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, to celebrate the customs, folklore and symbols of the 50 United States. Produced by Katherine Stull, Inc. Closed-Captioned. Programs available on 13 Click for more

11. The West: Pacific States (cc)

11. The West: Pacific States (cc)

This program looks at crafts historically linked to America's Pacific states' region Grapevine Pot - Vineyards occupy many acres of land in California, which is a major source of domestic wine for the U.S. Agriculture was the state's main industry until recently when related manufacturing grew. The success of grape growing is related to California's good soil, long growing season, and modern agricultural methods. Igloo - Igloo is the Inuit word for house. The Eskimos traditionally had three types of houses: a summer house, which was basically a tent; a winter house, which was usually partially dug into the ground and covered with earth; and a snow or ice house, which was a dome-shaped dwelling constructed of blocks of snow with a low tunnel entrance. Although an igloo can provide adequate protection for weeks in severe cold, it was used almost exclusively as a temporary shelter while traveling. Painted Can Totem - Native Americans in southern Alaska used an art form called a totem. Totem poles are carved from mature cedar trees and raised to represent a family-clan, its accomplishments, its adventures, and stories. Salmon Jewelry - Alaska has some of the best salmon fishing in the world and leads the nation in commercial fishing and food processing. Five types of salmon are found in Alaska: King, Sockeye, Pink, Chum and Coho. Mt McKinley - The highest mountain peak in the U.S., and all of North America, is Alaska's Mt. McKinley, at 20,320 feet. Here too we see the aurora borealis, a spectrum of color and light that radiates in the northern sky. 06/09DE/CC Closed-Captioned PIA 30 min.

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