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REMOTE LEARNING

Week One-Hundred and Nine:

 

Inspirational Quote of the Week:

"It's never too late to become who you want to be. I hope you live a life that you're proud of, and if you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start over." 

-The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

 

Calendar

 

What are You Doing Every Day/Week? Record it on this Calendar. If you can’t print the calendar call Jerry or Ericka and we’ll send you a few copies, or create a similar calendar on a piece of paper.

 

Sheltering-in-Place

Check out this Shelter-in-Place packet, it has GREAT information and interactive exercises!

 

 

 

 

Visit the Shark– How are their communities different? How are they the same? How are they entertaining themselves? Can we learn anything from them?

 

https://www.aquariumofpacific.org/exhibits/webcams/webcam_shark_lagoon

 

https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/webcam/sharks-predators-of-the-deep-webcam/

 

https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams/shark-cam

 

 

 

Money

Week 109 Counting Money: Click Here

 

Budget for the Week: (Interactive and Ongoing Throughout Facility Closure). Let’s say you can go to WalMart every weekend to get things you need. This week we’ll give you $13. What would you buy with it? Record your transactions on this Check Book Register. If you can’t print the register call Jerry or Ericka at the phone numbers below and we’ll send you a few copies, or create a similar register on a piece of paper.  So far you've received:

  • $22
  • $17
  • $14
  • $28
  • $39
  • $15
  • $20
  • $55
  • $24
  • $65
  • $40
  • $35
  • $70
  • $22
  • $35
  • $80
  • $13

 

Sports & Fitness

Exercise of the Week: Reverse Lunge with a Twist

 

What to Do:

  • Start with your feet shoulder-width apart, with your arms either down at your sides or holding a dumbbell out in front of you.
  • Step back into a reverse lunge with your right leg, allowing your torso and arms to twist over your left thigh.
  • Come back to start and repeat with the left leg.

 

Friday Night Dance Party 8pm – 9pm: https://www.facebook.com/events/808640122957828/?active_tab=about

 

 

 

Easy Beginner Yoga:

https://camillestyles.com/wellness/5-yoga-videos-to-try-at-home-even-if-youre-a-total-beginner/

 

https://www.yogajournal.com/practice/beginners/

 

https://jadeyoga.com/blogs/news/yoga-for-beginners-7-tips-for-starting-yoga-for-the-first-time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sport Movie of the Week: The Longest Yard

 

 

 

 

Paul Crewe is a former NFL quarterback who was accused of shaving points, though it was never proven. Nevertheless, he was placed on federal probation for five years. One night, he gets drunk during a party and goes joyriding through San Diego in the Bentley of his girlfriend Lena, causing a police chase and the car to crash. His probation is revoked and he is sentenced to three years in prison as a result.

Using his influence and contacts, Texas warden Rudolph Hazen, an avid football fan, manages to have Crewe transferred into his prison as he wishes to use him as a coach for his personal football team composed of his prison guards to boost his reputation for future elections as State Governor. Using a week in a hot box to coerce him, Crewe recommends that the Guards, lead by head guard Captain Knauer, play a tune-up game, a game between the Guards and a team that they easily slaughter to boost morale. Hazen tasks Crewe with forming a team composed of the prison inmates, believing that he will be unable to unite the unruly prisoners, thus not only achieving his goals, but also exerting his power over the inmates.

Crewe befriends Caretaker, who helps organize tryouts but finds a mostly inept roster due to Crewe's legacy. Seeing the team forming attracts former college football star Nate Scarborough, who decides to help coach the team by gathering several intimidating inmates, most of whom join in order to exact revenge against the abusive guards, bolstering his defense. Caretaker implores Crewe to seek out assistance from the black inmates to gain some much needed offensive strength and speed. Crewe challenges their leader, Deacon Moss, to a one-on-one basketball game but refuses to call any fouls on Deacon, despite them being blatant. Deacon wins and refuses to offer help, but Earl Megget is impressed by Crewe's resilience and joins as his running back.

As the team gains strength, Hazen and the guards hinder Crewe's team in several ways, such as taunting Megget into attacking a guard by verbally harassing him at the library with ethnic slurs; Megget, however, does not retaliate. Deacon and the other black inmates witness this and decide to join Crewe's team to exact revenge. Meanwhile, inmate Unger spies on the activities of the inmates for the guards and is implored to use his "talents" to weaken their team. Unger rigs an incendiary explosive into the radio in Crewe's cell, which Caretaker accidentally sets off and is sealed within Crewe's cell by Unger, preventing anyone from rescuing him.

On game day, the inmates are revitalized in the wake of Caretaker's murder when they find he used his connections to his cousin at Reebok to supply the inmates with quality uniforms and gear as well as giving them the team name Mean Machine. Crewe deals with some difficulty getting the inmates to focus on winning the game during opening play, stating that a loss to them would be a far bigger mark of shame to the guards than any physical brutality they could inflict on them. Though the guards take an early lead, even having the referees call bogus fouls on them (which Crewe quickly amends by firing the football into the referee's crotch), by the end of the first half, the Mean Machines tie the game.

Read more about The Longest Yard here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Longest_Yard_(2005_film)

Watch The Longest Yard on Hulu, Amazon or on DVD…

 

 

 

Health

Recipe of the Week: Mediterranean Pork & Orzo

 

Fruit/Vegetable Smoothie of the Week: Strawberry-Green Tea Smoothie

  • 1 green tea bag
  • 3/4 cup of very hot water
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, halved, plus 1 sliced strawberry for garnish
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 6 fresh mint leaves

 

 

Blend until smooth

 

 

 

Self-Care BINGO: A new BINGO card will come out each week - how fast can you get a BINGO?  Three days? Two maybe?

 

 

 

 

Independent Living

 

 

 

Employment Skills

 

 

Travel / Around the World

Great Smoky Mountains National Park:

 

 

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an American national park in the southeastern United States, with parts in North Carolina and Tennessee. The park straddles the ridgeline of the Great Smoky Mountains, part of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which are a division of the larger Appalachian Mountain chain. The park contains some of the highest mountains in eastern North America, including Clingmans Dome, Mount Guyot, and Mount Le Conte. The border between the two states runs northeast to southwest through the center of the park. The Appalachian Trail passes through the center of the park on its route from Georgia to Maine. With 14.1 million visitors in 2021, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in the United States.

The park encompasses 522,419 acres (816.28 sq mi; 211,415.47 ha; 2,114.15 km2), making it one of the largest protected areas in the eastern United States. The main park entrances are located along U.S. Highway 441 (Newfound Gap Road) in the towns of Gatlinburg, Tennessee and Cherokee, North Carolina, and also in Townsend, Tennessee. The park is internationally recognized for its mountains, waterfalls, biodiversity, and forests.In addition, the park also preserves multiple historical structures that were part of communities occupied by early European-American settlers of the area.

The park was chartered by the United States Congress in 1934, and officially dedicated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1940. The Great Smoky Mountains was the first national park having land and other costs paid in part with federal funds; previous parks were funded wholly with state money or private funds. The park was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983, and an International Biosphere Reserve in 1988.

As the most visited national park in the United States, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park anchors a large tourism industry based in Sevier County, Tennessee adjacent to the park. Major attractions include Dollywood, the second-most visited tourist attraction in Tennessee, Ober Gatlinburg, and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. Tourism to the park contributes an estimated $2.5 billion annually into the local economy.

To learn more about Great Smoky Mountains National Park visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Smoky_Mountains_National_Park

 

Reading/Writing Skills

Week 109 Word Search: Click Here

 

Let’s Write a Poem 

Rules for Writing Good Poetry - More Practice

Last week we shared come rules about writing good poetry, some of you really liked that so we'll repeat the rules and write another poem! Here are the guidelines for those looking to take their poetry writing to the next level:

  1. Read a lot of poetry. If you want to write poetry, start by reading poetry. You can do this in a casual way by letting the words of your favorite poems wash over you without necessarily digging for deeper meaning.
  2. Listen to live poetry recitations. By listening to the sounds of good poetry, you discover the beauty of its construction—the mix of stressed syllables and unstressed syllables, alliteration and assonance, a well placed internal rhyme, clever line breaks, and more.
  3. Start small. A short poem like a haiku or a simple rhyming poem might be more attainable than diving into a narrative epic. A simple rhyming poem can be a non-intimidating entryway to poetry writing.
  4. Don’t obsess over your first line. If you don’t feel you have exactly the right words to open your poem, don’t give up there. Keep writing and come back to the first line when you’re ready.
  5. Embrace tools. Use a thesaurus or a rhyming dictionary to help you complete a poem, You’d be surprised how many professional writers also make use of these tools. Just be sure you understand the true meaning of the words you insert into your poem.
  6. Enhance the poetic form with literary devices. Develop your poetry writing skills by inserting metaphor, allegory, synecdoche, metonymy, imagery, and other literary devices into your poems.
  7. Try telling a story with your poem. Many of the ideas you might express in a novel, a short story, or an essay can come out in a poem.
  8. Express big ideas. Because good poetry is about precision of language, you can express a whole philosophy in very few words if you choose them carefully. Even seemingly light poetic forms like nursery rhymes or a silly rhyming limerick can communicate big, bold ideas. You just have to choose the right words.
  9. Paint with words. When a poet paints with words, they use word choice to figuratively “paint” concrete images in a reader’s mind.

This week, try writing a poem about what peace means to you.  Please share your poem with your advocate.

 

 

Art

Week 109 Mandala: Click Here

 

Art classes, projects and more with AMADOR ARTS at:

https://www.amadorarts.org/art-from-home/

 

 

 

 

 

Art Project Paper Heart Flowers

 

Artwork Ideas by Ann Arbor Art Center

Supplies Needed:

  • Scrapbook paper
  • Green paper straws
  • Heart paper punch
  • Single hole punch
  1. Use the heart paper punch to create 1 green heart and 3 hearts of a second color.
  2. Use the single hole punch to punch a hole at the bottom of each heart.
  3. Slide the hearts onto the straw.
  4. Your paper heart flowers are complete!

 

 

 

 

Scavenger Hunt: Each week we’ll have you find an item, keep all items in a “safe place”, such as a small box, for use at the end of the day program facility closure. We’ll use these items to make an art project. This week, find an a green straw. In your “safe place” you should have:

  • A push pin (thumb tack)
  • 12 inch piece of string
  • 12 inch by 12 inch piece of cardboard
  • A straw
  • A rubber band
  • A tooth pick
  • A small paint brush
  • A black Sharpie
  • A shiny penny
  • A can of corn
  • An envelope (letter Size)
  • Blue paint
  • Scotch tape
  • Popsicle stick
  • Empty soda can
  • A spoon
  • A Pine cone
  • Something soft
  • A paperclip
  • Something green
  • Duct tape
  • Sea shell
  • Beaded necklace
  • Book
  • Flower
  • Feather
  • Button
  • Penny
  • Large rock
  • Bottle cap
  • A Leaf
  • Candy in an orange wrapper
  • Red leaf
  • Blue pen cap
  • Gravy boat
  • Bark from a tree
  • A Twig
  • Christmas tree ornament
  • Candy cane
  • Confetti
  • Plastic spoon
  • Coffee mug
  • Stamp
  • Picture frame
  • Two different size rocks
  • Shoelace
  • Valentine's card
  • Flower from a tree
  • Tiny seed
  • Colorful socks
  • Flower petal
  • Keychain
  • Easter egg
  • Dandelion
  • Grass
  • Flower pot
  • Tissue paper
  • Beach ball
  • Business card
  • Quarter
  • Flashlight
  • Hair clip
  • Eraser
  • Sand
  • Ruler
  • Post card
  • Green leaf
  • Binder clip
  • Blue pen
  • Chocolate coin
  • Candle
  • Teaspoon
  • Coaster
  • Make-up brush
  • Sticky note
  • Book-mark
  • Hanger
  • Measuring tape
  • Plastic bottle
  • Quarter
  • Pink flower
  • Heart sticker
  • Candy wrapper
  • Pumpkin
  • Pine needles
  • Painted rock
  • Wishbone
  • Macadamia nut
  • Glue stick
  • Stocking or sock
  • Party horn
  • Sticker
  • Dice
  • Can of soup
  • Candy heart
  • Small stuffed animal
  • Ring
  • Grass
  • Something yellow
  • Flashlight
  • Soda bottle cap
  • Ladybug
  • Index card
  • Something shiny
  • Red shirt
  • Mason jar
  • Metal lid
  • Green straw

 

 

Art / Museum Tour: - Smithsonian American Art Museum:

https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/smithsonian-american-art-museum

 

 

 

 

Interested in Acting? 

Check out this great website that has TONS of pointers and lessons:

https://www.theatrefolk.com/free-resources

 

Gaming and Other Technology

 

Featured Computer/Cell Phone/Tablet Game of the Week: Civilization VI

 

Develop a civilization from an early settlement, grow your empire, conquer the world, and improve your strategic thinking and decision-making skills. That is what this fantastic strategy game is all about.

Civilization VI is an advanced empire building game for Android that simulates raising an empire from the beginning of time. Play as the leader of your empire and manage your resources to build new structures, empower your army to attack and defend, grow your territory, and make your citizens satisfied and happy.

Your choices and decisions have effects on the entire world ecosystem. You can choose whether to conquer the world through military dominations or cultural influence.

If you are into empire-building apps and looking for an advanced strategy game to improve your strategic thinking skills, you have come to the right place.

Sid Meier's Civilization VI, often referred to as Civ 6Civ, or Civ VI, is finally available for mobile devices. Civilization VI is free to try on your Android device. Do whatever it takes to turn your small territory into the biggest empire all around the world, all on the go. Try the tutorial, create your very first structure, and begin to build your empire.

Console-like graphics with amazing performance:
What makes this strategy game stand out from the competition is its high-quality graphics, along with its mesmerizing music, smooth animations, and high performance.

Develop strategic thinking and resource management skills:
In this thrilling strategy game, your decisions and tactics don’t just affect your own empire; they also change the world ecosystem. You can decide to utilize your military forces to conquer the world or follow a more civilized approach. As for resource management skills, be aware that your resources are limited! You need to have a solid strategy to use your resources in a way that leads to a growing and thriving civilization.

Why don't you give this 4X strategy game a try?
Whether you’re a seasoned strategy gamer who used to play Sid Meier's Civilization games on your PC or you’re a beginner who has just started playing strategy and simulation games, we've got you covered.

Civilization VI, the engaging empire-building app, delivers everything you should expect from strategy games and sets the bar even higher by offering console-quality graphics, easy to learn gameplay with endless challenges and possibilities, a wide range of options and choices to grow your territory, and much more.

App of the Week: Civilization VI-

For Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.aspyr.civvi&hl=en_US&gl=US

For Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sid-meiers-civilization-vi/id1235863443

 

Card Game of the Week – Spades

THE PACK

The standard 52-card pack is used.

RANK OF SUITS

The spade suit is always trump.

RANK OF CARDS

A (high), K, Q, J, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2.

OBJECT OF THE GAME

To win at least the number of tricks bid.

THE DEAL

The first dealer is chosen by a draw for high card, and thereafter the turn to deal proceeds clockwise. The entire deck is dealt one at a time, face down, beginning on the dealer's left. The players then pick up their cards and arrange them by suits.

THE BIDDING

Each player decides how many tricks they will be able to take. The player to the dealer's left starts the bidding and, in turn, each player states how many tricks they expect to win. There is only one round of bidding, and the minimum bid is One. Every player must make a bid; no player may pass. No suit is named in the bid, for as the name of the game implies, spades are always trump.

THE PLAY

The game is scored by hands, and the winner must make a certain number of points, which is decided before the game begins. Five hundred points is common, but 200 points is suitable for a short game. The player on the dealer's left makes the opening lead, and players must follow suit, if possible. If a player cannot follow suit, they may play a trump or discard. The trick is won by the player who plays the highest trump or if no trump was played, the player who played the highest card in the suit led. The player who wins the trick leads next. Play continues until none of the players have any cards left. Each hand is worth 13 tricks. Spades cannot be led unless played previously or player to lead has nothing but Spades in his hand.

HOW TO KEEP SCORE

For making the contract (the number of tricks bid), the player scores 10 points for each trick bid, plus 1 point for each overtrick.

For example, if the player's bid is Seven and they make seven tricks, the score would be 70. If the bid was Five and the player won eight tricks, the score would be 53 points: 50 points for the bid, and 3 points for the three overtricks. In some games, overtricks are called "bags" and a deduction of 100 points is made every time a player accumulates 10 bags. Thus, the object is always to fulfill the bid exactly.

If the player "breaks contract," that is, if they take fewer than the number of tricks bid, the score is 0. For example, if a player bids Four and wins only three tricks, no points are awarded.
One of the players is the scorer and writes the bids down, so that during the play and for the scoring afterward, this information will be available to all the players. When a hand is over, the scores should be recorded next to the bids, and a running score should be kept so that players can readily see each other's total points. If there is a tie, then all players participate in one more round of play.

Play Spades online athttps://cardgames.io/spades/

 

Online Gaming: https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/article/free-educational-content-minecraft-marketplace-?fbclid=IwAR3rPkGK6ccD9cTgQlMN9-5bX1pwzb1Y2cfUvCm9JAAnHlZsnKlzGU-G83I

 

Nature and Weird Science

Gerenuk:

 

 

The gerenuk, also known as the giraffe gazelle, is a long-necked antelope found in the Horn of Africa and the drier parts of East Africa. The sole member of the genus Litocranius, the gerenuk was first described by the naturalist Victor Brooke in 1879. It is characterised by its long, slender neck and limbs. The antelope is 80–105 centimetres (2 feet 7 inches – 3 feet 5 inches) tall, and weighs between 28 and 52 kilograms (62 and 115 pounds). Two types of colouration are clearly visible on the smooth coat: the reddish brown back or the "saddle", and the lighter flanks, fawn to buff. The horns, present only on males, are lyre-shaped. Curving backward then slightly forward, these measure 25–44 cm (10–17+12 in). The gerenuk is a notably tall, slender antelope that resembles gazelles. It is characterised by its long, slender neck and limbs, the flat, wedge-like head and the large, round eyes. Males are nearly 89–105 cm (35–41+12 in) tall, and the shorter females 80–100 cm (31–39 in); the head-and-body length is typically between 140 and 160 cm (55 and 63 in). Males weigh between 31 and 52 kg (68 and 115 lb); females are lighter, weighing 28–45 kg (62–99 lb).

Two types of colouration are clearly visible on the smooth coat: the reddish brown dorsal parts (the back or the "saddle"), and the lighter flanks, fawn to buff. The underbelly and insides of the legs are cream in colour. The eyes and the mouth are surrounded by white fur. Females have a dark patch on the crown. The horns, present only on males, are lyre-like ("S"-shaped). Curving backward then slightly forward, these measure 25–44 cm (10–17+12 in).

The gerenuk resembles the dibatag, with which it is sympatric in eastern and central Somalia and southeastern Ethiopia. Both are brachyodonts and share several facial and cranial features, along with a two-tone colouration of the coat and strong thick horns (only in males). However, there are also some features distinguishing it from the gerenuk, including major morphological differences in horns, horn cores, tail, postorbital area and basioccipital processes. The gerenuk has a longer, heavier neck and a shorter tail. A finer point of difference is the absence of an inward-curving lobe in the lower edge of the ear (near its tip) in the gerenuk. The subspecies of the gerenuk are similar in colouration; the southern gerenuk is the smaller of the two.

 

To learn more about the Gerenuk visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerenuk

 

Music

Genre of the Week: Punk Rock-

 

Punk rock (also known as simply punk) is a music genre that emerged in the mid-1970s. Rooted in 1960s garage rock, punk bands rejected the perceived excesses of mainstream 1970s rock. They typically produced short, fast-paced songs with hard-edged melodies and singing styles, stripped-down instrumentation, and often shouted political, anti-establishment lyrics. Punk embraces a DIY ethic; many bands self-produce recordings and distribute them through independent record labels.

The term "punk rock" was previously used by American rock critics in the early 1970s to describe the mid-1960s garage bands. Certain late 1960s and early 1970s Detroit acts, such as MC5 and Iggy and the Stooges, and others from elsewhere created out-of-the-mainstream music that became highly influential on what was to come. Glam rock in the UK and the New York Dolls from New York have also been cited as key influences. When the movement now bearing the name developed from 1974 to 1976, prominent acts included Television, Patti Smith, and the Ramones in New York City; the Saints in Brisbane; and the Sex Pistols, the Clash, and the Damned in London, and the Buzzcocks in Manchester. By late 1976, punk became a major cultural phenomenon in the UK. It led to a punk subculture expressing youthful rebellion through distinctive styles of clothing, such as deliberately offensive T-shirts, leather jackets, studded or spiked bands and jewellery, safety pins, and bondage and S&M clothes.

In 1977, the influence of the music and subculture spread worldwide. It took root in a wide range of local scenes that often rejected affiliation with the mainstream. In the late 1970s, punk experienced a second wave as new acts that were not active during its formative years adopted the style. By the early 1980s, faster and more aggressive subgenres such as hardcore punk (e.g. Minor Threat), Oi! (e.g. the Exploited) and anarcho-punk (e.g. Crass) became the predominant modes of punk rock. Many musicians identifying with or inspired by punk went on to pursue other musical directions, giving rise to movements such as post-punk, new wave, and alternative rock.

 

 Read more about Punk Rock at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punk_rock

Listen to Punk Rock on Pandora, Amazon or YouTube!

 

Movies (for Recreation-Type Activities)

The Greatest Showman

 

 

As a child, P. T. Barnum and his tailor father Philo work for the Hallett family. Barnum falls for the Halletts’ daughter Charity. When Charity attends finishing school, she and Barnum write to each other until reuniting as adults. They eventually marry and raise two daughters Caroline and Helen in New York City. They live a humble life; though Charity is happy, Barnum craves more (“A Million Dreams”).

Barnum loses his shipping clerk job when the company goes bankrupt, due to a typhoon that sank all the sanctions. He later secures a bank loan, deceptively using his former employer's lost ships as "collateral". He opens Barnum's American Museum in downtown Manhattan which features various wax figures. Ticket sales are slow, so Caroline and Helen suggest showcasing something "alive". Barnum adds "freak" performers, such as bearded lady Lettie Lutz and dwarf man Charles Stratton. This garners higher attendance, but also protests and poor reviews from well-known critic James Gordon Bennett (“Come Alive”).

Barnum renames his venture, "Barnum's Circus" and recruits playwright Phillip Carlyle to help generate publicity (“The Other Side”). Phillip is mesmerized by the African American trapeze artist, Anne Wheeler, but he hides his feelings. While touring abroad, Phillip arranges for Barnum and his troupe to meet Queen Victoria. Barnum persuades famed Swedish singer Jenny Lind to tour America, with him as her manager. Lind's American debut is a success. During her song, Phillip's parents see him and Anne holding hands (“Never Enough”). As Barnum gains favor with aristocratic patrons, he distances himself from his troupe, advising them to work without him. Dejected, they decide to stand against their local harassers (“This Is Me”).

When Phillip and Anne attend the theater together, they run into Phillip's parents. They chastise him for "parading around with the help". Phillip tries to convince Anne that they can be together, but she disagrees saying they will never be accepted socially because of her skin colour (“Rewrite the Stars”). As Barnum takes Lind on a U.S. tour, Charity, who stays home with the girls, feels isolated from her husband (“Tightrope”). While on tour, Lind becomes romantically attracted to Barnum. When he rebuffs her, she threatens to quit and later retaliates with a surprise kiss at the end of her last show, which is photographed by the press.

Barnum returns home to find his circus on fire, caused by a fight between protesters and the troupe. Phillip runs into the burning building to save Anne, not knowing that she has already escaped. He suffers serious injuries before Barnum rescues him. Bennett tells Barnum that the culprits have been caught and that Lind has cancelled her tour after Barnum's "scandal". Barnum's mansion is foreclosed and Charity takes the girls to her parents' home.

Devastated, Barnum retreats to a local bar. His troupe finds him there and say that despite their disappointments, they still consider themselves a family. Inspired, he resolves to build a new show and not let ambition rule him (“From Now On”). Phillip awakens in a hospital with Anne by his side, while Barnum and Charity reconcile.

Read more about The Greatest Showman at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Greatest_Showman

Watch The Greatest Showman on Disney +, Amazon, or on DVD

 

 

Lending Library

Check out The Arc's Virtual Program Library!

While many parts of the country may be opening back up in person, the opportunities of the virtual world are here to stay!

Whether you’re looking for a safe way to connect with others or simply to explore beyond your local area, The Arc’s Virtual Program Library has an option for you.

Join a club, take a tour, or find a great activity to do with your friends and family today!

 

 

DVDs are checked out on a first-come, first-serve basis. Many of the DVD's are listed below.  If you are interested, talk to your advocate!

 

EDUCATIONAL

Travel

Rick Steve’s Europe (4 Disk) Germany, Swiss alps and Travel Skills, Easter Europe, Italy

Rick Steve’s Europe (4 Disk) Great Britain, Ireland, Spain and Portugal, France and Benelux

Rick Steve’s PBS 11 Shows 2013-2014 (2 disk)

Colorado’s Scenic Train Ride

Kiwi Country New Zealand

Must See Places of the World: Australia the Beautiful

Alaska’s Inside Passage x 2

America By Rail, rout of the Southwest Chief

All Aboard the Potomac Eagle A Scenic Train Ride

Point Lobos, Timeless Coast

The States, Volume 2

Travel the World by Train

Rick Steves’ Scandinavia ( 2 disk)

Rick Steves’ Germany, Benelux, and More (2 disk)

Reader’s Digest Must See Places-Wildlife Treasures

Reader’s Digest Must See Places-Scenic Cruises of the World

Reader’s Digest Must See Places-Australia the Beautiful

 

Animals and Nature

Cry of The Penguin

Deadly Down Under

Metamorphosis

Wolves at Our Door

Species Hunter

Must See Places of the World: Wildlife Treasures

White Shark, Outside the Cage

Planet-Ocean (5 disk)

Explore The Wildlife Kingdom, Lions

Tropical Rainforest

Explore The Wildlife Kingdom, the hidden world of Africa

Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom

Swamp Tigers

Living with Tigers

The Best of nature (6 disk)

Discovery Queen of the Elephants

Disney African Cats

Explore The Wildlife Kingdom, Cougars

Flight the Genius of Birds

March of the Penguins

JAWS of the Pacific

 

History

Nefertiti

The Last Frontier

The Wildest Dream, conquest of Everest

Forbidden City, The Great Within

The Legend of Bigfoot

Flying Scotsman, the World’s Most Famous Locomotive

U.S. Navy Carriers

MythBusters Big Blasts collections (2 disk)

Thunderbirds, Skies of Thunder

Dinosaur Planet

Carrier, fortress At Sea

Ken Burns National Parks (6 disk)

Reader’s Digest Must See Places-Marvels of Mankind

Reader’s Digest Must See Places-Mysteries of the Ancient World

 

Informational and Independent Living

My Life, My Choice Person Directed Living

Temple Grandon

Possibilities, Disabilities and the Arts

It’s So Much Work to Be Your Friend

Managing Threatening Confrontations

Oops, Wrong Planet (Understanding Asperger’s syndrome)

Normal People Scare Me; A Film About AUTISM

How To Make a Good Decision At Home

How To Make A Good Decision In The Community

How To Make A Good Decision In the Workplace or Day Program

Overcoming Obstacles to Learning

How to Improve thinking Strategies for People With Developmental Disabilities (2 disk)

Understanding Developmental Disabilities (2 disk)

I have Tourette’s But Tourette’s Doesn’t Have Me

Leadership Through Personal Change, Ways to Have The Life You Want (2 disk)

The Ethics of Touch, Establishing and Maintaining Appropriate Boundaries

Positive Behavioral Supports, Meeting Unmet Needs

 

HEALTH

Wii Just Dance Disney Party

Wii Just Dance 2018

Wii Dance Summer Party

Wii Just Dance 4

Wii Just Dance 2014

Wii Just Dance 2

Wii Just Dance 2015

Wii Just Dance 2020

Eat Right For A Long And Healthy Life

Richard Simmons Party Off The Pounds

Wii Zumba

Richard Simmons Dancin’ To The Oldies

Walking Down Your Blood Sugar, controlling Diabete