Reading Rainbow: The Wall
A boy and his father come to Washington, D.C., to visit the Vietnam Memorial to find the name of the boy's grandfather, who was killed in the conflict.
Reading Rainbow's dynamic, fast-paced, magazine-style format amplifies kids' experiences by taking them to new places so they can experience people or activities they've not seen before. Colorful animation and fun music will entertain and reinforce these experiences. Popular personalities narrate the feature books in each episode while captivating illustrations appear on-screen. Capsule book reviews presented by students expand on the themes in the feature book, while "kid-on-the-street" interviews allow real kids to sound off about issues.
The Wall is divided into the following segments:
Meet Maya Lin: Meet Maya Lin, the young architect who designed The Wall. She talks about and shows how and why she designed this monument the way she did.
Let's Visit Mount Rushmore: Visit South Dakota and see film footage of Mount Rushmore being carved by Gutzon Borglund as a giant tribute to our nation.
Let's Paint: Artist Juan Sanchez talks about his giant mural in honor of Louis Armstrong — how he designed and painted it on a large brick wall.
Available in DVD format.
Running time: 30 minutes
Ideal for grades: PreK - 4