My YouTube video of the week is called 'Edith's Lyrebird'. It is the true story of a lyrebird who befriended a Victorian lady named Edith many years ago. The story is masterfully told by Jackie Kerin and is accompanied by an animated video collage of historic photos, videos, newspaper clippings and images. It runs for just over 7 minutes and is sure to keep K-4 students enthralled!
In our new syllabus in NSW, we are required to teach using multimedia and video texts, and this is certainly a great video to use for that purpose. It would work brilliantly in a storytelling unit or linked in with a science unit on Australian birds.
Enjoy the video, and please let me know how you go if you use it in your classroom!