The new and improved AEA Media Catalog is ready and waiting for you! The online reservation system allows you to check out instructional resources located at Prairie Lakes AEA in Pocahontas, as well as from the Sioux City and Sioux Center locations of Northwest AEA, in a single search.

The new patron catalog is called SNAP, and it has an updated, modern look. Similar to other Iowa AEA Online databases used by teachers, SNAP allows users to easily filter or narrow searches to find specific instructional resources. Ordering materials is as easy as filling your cart with the resources you want and submitting your request. Northwest AEA anticipates ordering more digital content in the future, and SNAP has an embedded video player that will allow teachers to view and download digital videos purchased by Northwest AEA or Prairie Lakes AEA.

If you have any questions about the new system, please contact Ann Derochie, circulation coordinator in the Sioux City office, at 712/222-6065, or Kim Noteboom, circulation coordinator in the Sioux Center office, at 712/722-4378 ext. 7817.

To search the Media Catalog, please click here or go to the Northwest AEA website and click "Media Catalog" on the right:
http://media.ia-hsdn.net/tomms2/index.php/snap/login

Farms in the Fall (078031)
Videocassette, PI, 9, AGC United Learning, 1976
Fall is the season of color as leaves turn red and gold. It is the season to harvest many food crops and store them for winter use. Families gather at the Thanksgiving table to express their gratitude for a good harvest.
Farms in the Seasons

Holidays of Fall (070746)
Videocassette, PI, 15, Lucerne Media, 1998
Looks at the months of fall, showing the celebrations that mark major holidays and special days of Columbus Day, Halloween, All Saints Day, Election Day, Veterans Day, and Thanksgiving. Explains the traditions behind the days and their significance to various cultural groups.
Meet the Seasons: A Holiday Collection

Legend Of The First Thanksgiving (094709)
Videocassette, 13, FILMWEST, 2002
SHARING IS A WAY TO GIVE THANKS FOR THE BOUNTY AROUND US! AS THE LEAVES ARE FALLING, WE HEAR THE STORY OF HOW RAVEN TRICKED THE OTHER ANIMALS INTO PROVIDING A GREAT FEAST BEFORE WINTER ARRIVES. HARVEST, THANKSGIVING OR POTLATCH, THE FEAST TRADITION CARRIES ON FOR ALL ANIMALS, INCLUDING HUMANS. IN THIS STORY, WE WITNESS THE DETAILS OF HOW ANIMALS PREPARE FOR WINTER.
Stories from the 7th Fire

Meet the Seasons: Characteristics of Fall
video, Preschool/Kindergarten - Primary, 00:04:03, Lucerne Media, 1997
Discusses characteristics of change of the fall season.
Keywords: fall, seasons, autumn, equinox, season characteristics, characteristics of fall, foliage

History of Thanksgiving video quiz (430060, 501180)
DVD, IJS, 70, SB, Teacher's Media, 1997
Presents the history of Thanksgiving Day, examining how this American holiday has been transformed from an ancient harvest festival to the traditional celebration of today. Explores the events that led to the first Thanksgiving, highlighting the shared meal between the Massachusetts's settlers and their Native American neighbors. Discusses the foods that were served and emphasizes the customs and religious traditions associated with that feast. Features period accounts and art that bring Thanksgiving celebrations through the centuries to life, identifying both the cultural and religious aspects of this holiday. Documents how New York was the first state to officially declare a day of Thanksgiving and how President Lincoln first made Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863. Also reveals the origins of Thanksgiving traditions, such as the Macy's parade, turkey dinners, and football.
A&E video quiz

DESKERCISE: Thanksgiving Day (FRIDAY)
video, Preschool/Kindergarten - Primary, 00:11:02, Slim Goodbody, 2006
Do the Thanksgiving workout! Pull the carrots. Stir the soup. Get some daily exercise and learn about Georgia, too.

How Many Days to America? A Thanksgiving Story
video, Preschool/Kindergarten - Primary, 00:10:46, Phoenix Learning Group, Inc., 1990
Discover the importance of Thanksgiving in this story of a family of refugees who travel from a Caribbean island to the United States. The family endures the dangerous journey and celebrates Thanksgiving in their new, safe home.

Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message
video, Preschool/Kindergarten - Intermediate, 00:08:08, Weston Woods, 1997
Known as the Thanksgiving Address, this Native American good morning message is based on the belief that the natural world is a precious and rare gift - from the moon and the stars to the tiniest blade of grass. Narrated by Chief Jake Swamp in English and in the Mohawk language. Video Librarian: ". . . stunning. . . " Booklist: " . . . appropriate for any time of the year, but an especially meaningful choice during the Thanksgiving season." School Library Journal: ". . . captures the heart of the original book beautifully."

Plymouth Settlement
video, Primary - Intermediate, 00:03:10, Sunburst Visual Media, 2004
Investigates how the early settlers lived in Plymouth, and also determines which Native Americans helped these settlers.

Europeans in the Americas
video, Primary - Senior High, 00:04:03, Worldwide Academics, 1998
Christopher Columbus named America's native people Indians despite the fact that the group includes over 500 distinct tribes. Diseases are just one of the weapons Europeans brought over that would prove deadly to native people in the Americas.

The Thanksgiving Bowl (450081)
F/KRO; Kroll, Virginia L; K-12 books, P, Follett, 2007; 1589803655
Each member of a family writes an anonymous "I'm thankful for" note and places it in the Thanksgiving bowl, but after the family guesses who wrote each note, the bowl is accidentally left outside, where it rolls off on a year-long series of adventures.