Source: Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks: "Good Neighbor"
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In this segment from Jakers! Yo-Yo Grandpa talks about his life as a child growing up in Brooklyn. When he was a child he didn’t have too many things to play with, so he made toys. He shows how he made a pushmobile out of a box, a piece of wood, handles, and skates. Kids would get aboard the pushmobile and then skate around town on it, much like today’s skateboards or scooters, using their feet to push themselves along.
Literature, history, social studies
The following Frame, Focus and Follow-up suggestions are best suited for elementary school students using this video in an English language arts lesson. Be sure to modify the questions to meet your students' instructional needs.
What is Frame, Focus and Follow-up?
Frame (ELA) What is a biography?
Focus (ELA) What do you learn about Yo-Yo Grandpa’s childhood in this video segment?
Follow Up (ELA) If you were going to write a biography about Yo-Yo Grandpa’s childhood, what questions would you want to ask him? What other childhood stories would you want him to share with you to make your biography interesting and informative? What would you write about yourself?
BOY: This is my grandpa Maxwell. We call him Yo-yo grandpa.
MAXWELL: You know I come from Brooklyn. But I remember that when I was a child you didn't get too many things to play with, but you made them. In fact one of the best toys that we would make as kids is called a pushmobile. This is a pushmobile, it didn't cost very much it just consist of a piece of wood, a box, handles and skates. And you were able to get a board and move it around whereever you liked to go. In fact, sometimes we'd even take a friend along. Get inside the pushmobile and then you would just take it along and go around the neighborhood with your buddy.
BOY: And this is why we call him Yo-yo grandpa.
Visual of Grandpa Maxwell doing tricks with a yo-yo.
GIRL: Ask someone in your family to tell you their story.
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