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The Multiverse of Grief: NACG Conference Session

Posted on February 27, 2024

Join WPSU & Jana Marie Foundation at WPSU Studios as we livestream the National Alliance for Children's Grief conference session on “The Multiverse of Grief: A Multicultural and Expressive Arts Approach to being in relationship with diverse grief narratives” presented by Adam D-F. Stevens, MA, RDT. Attendees will engage with the interactive webcast and learn with a community of like-minded, grief-focused professionals. Lunch and continued education credits will be offered. Continue »

Tuesday, March 19, from 12:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

 

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Arts: Sound Field

Posted on February 22, 2024

Sound Field is hosted by LA Buckner and Nahre Sol, accomplished musicians and music teachers exploring the music theory, production, history and culture behind our favorite songs and musical styles. Pop, classical, rap, jazz, electronic music, folk, country and indigenous music are covered with highlights on the connections between genres. Continue »

 

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Health & PE: The Health Kids Project

Posted on February 22, 2024

The Healthy Kids Project uses song, movement, and animation in ten engaging lessons that support healthy choices and attitudes–teaching not only successful actions (limiting refined sugar, choosing water as a beverage, choosing fresh foods over processed foods), but also successful strategies (valuing the body, not letting past mistakes impede future success, taking one step at […] Continue »

 

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Math: Chicken Dance Digital Game

Posted on February 22, 2024

Your child will learn to recognize and continue patterns in this digital game from Peg + Cat. The chickens want to get their groove on, but one of them keeps getting confused. After seeing the dance moves of the other chickens, use the pattern to help them figure out the missing move! Continue »

 

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World Languages: Latin Grammar

Posted on February 22, 2024

Latin Grammar is a collection of resources for teaching Latin to high school students. The collection includes video explanations which are designed to enhance language learning and display numerous examples of the Latin language. The collection also includes activities for practicing each concept and a comprehensive course glossary. Continue »

 

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Social Studies: Belle da Costa Greene, Gilded Age Trailblazer

Posted on February 22, 2024

Learn about Belle da Costa Greene, the first private librarian and director of the JP Morgan Library, in this clip from the “Morgan Library and Museum” episode of Treasures of New York. Green defied sexist and racist expectations to become one of the most prominent librarians in history. Continue »

 

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Math: Working with Patterns

Posted on February 22, 2024

Explore a variety of patterns with Trinette Carruthers and her daughter. Students will learn how to duplicate and extend patterns. Continue »

 

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Health & PE: Fierce Female Athletes

Posted on February 22, 2024

Mary shares about Ohio’s early female athletes, including Annie Oakley and our World War II softball team. Plus, she explains how Title IX opened the door for females to compete in all sorts of sports! Continue »

 

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Health & PE: The Morning Routine

Posted on February 22, 2024

Daniel nearly misses Trolley, but the morning song helps him remember what he needs to do: put on clothes, eat breakfast, brush teeth, put on shoes, and go to school! Teach kids the morning routine song so that they will not forget the essential steps to get ready for each day. Continue »

 

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Arts: Music for Growing

Posted on February 22, 2024

Discover elements of music and explore sounds with Daniel Tiger! In this activity, children will observe different musical sounds by watching a clip from the Daniel Tiger episide “Katerina Gets Mad.” Then they can explore how music grows from low to high and use movement to relate it to how living things grow from small […] Continue »

 

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Social Studies: Helen Keller

Posted on February 22, 2024

Yadina has a problem: she’s having a hard time reading a book with a lot of words. So, Yadina and her friends travel back in time to meet Helen Keller. Continue »

 

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Science: Energy in a Roller Coaster Ride

Posted on February 22, 2024

This interactive roller coaster ride produced by WGBH illustrates the relationship between potential and kinetic energy. As the coaster cars go up and down the hills and around the loop of the track, a pie chart shows how the relative transformation back and forth between gravitational potential energy and kinetic energy. Continue »

 

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English Language Arts: Say What?!

Posted on February 22, 2024

Say What?! is a clever new digital series about animal expressions. The eight short videos and accompanying support materials below shed light on the funny backstories and meanings of idioms. Continue »

 

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English Language Arts: Zora Neale Hurston

Posted on February 22, 2024

Brad has a problem: he is nervous about sharing a story he wrote. He travels back in time to meet Zora Neale Hurston, a famous writer, to learn how she shared her stories. Continue »

 

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Social Studies: To Kill a Mockingbird – Southern Reaction 1960

Posted on February 22, 2024

This video from American Masters: Harper Lee: Hey, Boo describes what life was like for those who challenged the system of segregation in the South in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Highlighting observations from cultural and literary icons as well as average American citizens, this video features important commentary that addresses the issues presented […] Continue »

 

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Health & PE: Shape Your Understanding of Vapes

Posted on February 22, 2024

Debunk myths about vaping with Idaho students. How much nicotine is in one vape pod? What is the effect of vaping on your blood pressure and heart rate? What is in the aerosol produced by vapes, and what do they do to your body? Are the effects of vaping really that bad? Find out the […] Continue »

 

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World Languages: ¡Puedo! – I Can!

Posted on February 22, 2024

In this lesson, children will watch the webisode, play a fun “¡Puedo!: I can!” game and do other hands-on activities to learn new Spanish vocabulary. Continue »

 

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Science: Butterfly Life Cycle

Posted on February 22, 2024

Students explore how butterflies change and grow throughout their life cycle in this interactive lesson from NATURE. Through captivating video content and interactive activities, students will discover the amazing transformation process from a tiny caterpillar into a beautiful butterfly. Continue »

 

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Arts: Music & Pitch

Posted on February 22, 2024

Explore the question, “How do instruments make music?” with the help of Christopher Vivas from the Las Vegas Philharmonic. Then, use these video clips and accompanying lesson plan with students to learn about music and pitch. Continue »

 

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Science: Why Do We Have Seasons?

Posted on February 22, 2024

Explore what causes seasons on Earth in this interactive adapted from NASA materials that features four cities at different latitudes. Use this resource to view how Earth’s axial tilt causes seasons from different perspectives and to develop and use models of sunlight received at Earth’s surface. Continue »

 

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Math: Math’s Hidden Woman

Posted on February 22, 2024

A brilliant Frenchwoman named Sophie Germain assumed a man’s identity in order to pursue her mathematical passion. This article from NOVA focuses on how Germain got interested in mathematics, the challenges she encountered as a female mathematician and scientist in the 18th century, and her contributions to modern science. Continue »

 

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Math: Relationship of Division and Fractions

Posted on February 22, 2024

Explore the connection between division and fractions while dividing up cookies. This video focuses on recognizing patterns when modeling dividing up cookies to share with people. Continue »

 

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Social Studies: Trades and Services

Posted on February 22, 2024

Rosie is making a seashell museum at the beach, but she needs to find a service to trade for Crystal’s purple seashell. By trying to get Crystal’s seashell Rosie learns that trading isn’t just swapping things; you can trade by doing actions, called services, too. Continue »

 

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Arts: Playing and Experimenting with Recycled Materials

Posted on February 22, 2024

Students will investigate the work of Calder Kamin, who infuses her artistic practice with playfulness. After viewing the video and engaging in discussion, students will plan imaginative creatures using ideas of hybrids as a theme. Students will review why the artist uses recycled materials in her work. Then students will play and experiment with recycled […] Continue »

 

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Science: How People Make Crayons

Posted on February 22, 2024

Viewers learn about the basic steps in making crayons in this live-action visit to a crayon factory. See crayons go from liquid wax into a mold that shapes them into the crayons children use at home and at school. Continue »

 

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Math: STEAM on Stage & Screen

Posted on February 22, 2024

Mounted in a 20,000 square foot retail store, Showstoppers! featured more than 100 of the entertainment industry’s most beautiful garments, while putting a spotlight on the makers and suppliers who create costumes seen around the world. It gives a unique look at the costume creation process through a STEM lens, creating a lot of STEAM! Continue »

 

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English Language Arts: Why Is Fake News So Effective?

Posted on February 22, 2024

This interactive lesson, based on the series Breaking Views, frames the controversial issues of fake news and trust in the media with the historical context of yellow journalism and sensationalist reporting. In addition to learning more about how fake news has evolved over the years, students will learn strategies for improving their media literacy and […] Continue »

 

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World Languages: Puerto Rico’s Bomba – A Dance of the African Diaspora

Posted on January 25, 2024

Witness the unstoppable joy of dancing bomba, Puerto Rico’s Afro-Puerto Rican dance of resistance. Meet sisters Mar and María Cruz who are dedicated to the dance and its legacy of survival, and trace some of the communities where bomba is at its most vibrant, from the Santurce area of San Juan, to Loíza, the bastion […] Continue »

 

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Social Studies: Jesse Owens

Posted on January 25, 2024

Jesse Owens was born in Alabama in 1913 to poor Black sharecroppers. In 1936 he won four gold medals at the Olympics in Germany and showed Hitler and the world that athletic skill, not race, makes winners. Though he was world-renowned after the Olympics, but Owens still faced racism and prejudice. Continue »

 

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Science: Thermal Energy Transfer

Posted on January 25, 2024

Explore the three methods of thermal energy transfer: conduction, convection, and radiation, in this interactive from WGBH, through animations and real-life examples in Earth and space science, physical science, life science, and technology. Continue »

 

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Science: Sand Diego Zoo Kids

Posted on January 25, 2024

San Diego Zoo presents a series of short videos all about animals. Learn all about camels, baobab trees, geckos and more! Continue »

 

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Arts: Zora Folley Fight at Madison Square Garden 1967

Posted on January 25, 2024

In this watercolor painting by heavyweight champion boxer Muhammad Ali, he predicts his victory in his fight against Zora Folley at Madison Square Garden in New York City on March 22, 1967. He gave the watercolor to his friend, the artist LeRoy Neiman. Continue »

 

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Math: Go Fish!

Posted on January 25, 2024

Joel Lookadoo uses the classic card game Go Fish to teach students diverse ways to add to ten. Mr. Lookadoo models the flexibility needed to successfully add to ten using different numbers. Accompanying resources include all the materials needed for students to practice adding to ten while playing their own game of Go Fish. Continue »

 

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Social Studies: Learning about Black Leaders

Posted on January 25, 2024

A bilingual, weekly “Learn Along” Bingo card (one for PreK-K, one for Grades 1 & 2) will include a range of thematic learning opportunities for children to choose their own learning adventure. Emphasis will be on the PBS KIDS 24/7 broadcast schedule and related printables that require minimal supplies or adult facilitation. Weekly activities will […] Continue »

 

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Health & PE: Funky Fruits

Posted on January 25, 2024

Join Zach Lunch, your funky, fruit-loving friend to discuss fruits. He shows several examples of fun fruits and explains how they are different from vegetables. He also shares the secret to their sweetness. A Words to Know handout is included to support the vocabulary discussed in the video. Continue »

 

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English Language Arts: Proper Case of Pronouns

Posted on January 25, 2024

Pronoun case is determined by how we use the pronoun in a sentence. There are three ways: subjective, when the pronoun does something; objective, when something is done to our pronoun; and possessive, when our pronoun possesses something. Continue »

 

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Science: Cell Membrane – Just Passing Through

Posted on January 25, 2024

At any one time, a dozen different types of materials may be passing through the membrane of a cell. The job of the membrane is to regulate this movement in order to maintain the proper balance of ions, water, oxygen, carbon dioxide, nutrients, and other molecules. This interactive illustrates the movement of some of these […] Continue »

 

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Arts: Sammy Davis Jr.

Posted on January 25, 2024

Explore the complex identity of Sammy Davis, Jr. and its impact on his career as a performer in this video from American Masters, Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me. As a black man in a predominantly white industry, Sammy struggled to be accepted by both groups. This resource explores how Sammy persevered in a […] Continue »

 

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Math: Slicing Three Dimensional Figures

Posted on January 25, 2024

This animated Math Shorts video helps students understand the two-dimensional figures that result from slicing solid three-dimensional figures. The video demonstrates this using cylinders and right rectangular pyramids as the three-dimensional figures. In the accompanying classroom activity, students create and slice play dough figures and then describe the resulting shapes. Continue »

 

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Health & PE: Kindness, Empathy, and Resilience

Posted on January 25, 2024

This collection of videos and lesson plans is about kindness, empathy, and the importance of practicing mindfulness. These resources will help educators foster resilience in students grades 6-12, and include strategies to help teenagers cope with the stresses of everyday life, as well as specific challenges. The collection offers proactive approaches to help students forge […] Continue »

 

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Science: Blast Off in a Cardboard Rocket Ship

Posted on January 25, 2024

Daniel Tiger narrates as a young boy and his mother take out their art supplies and build a rocket ship from a cardboard box – a fun idea for imaginative play at home or at school. Continue »

 

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Arts: When the Waters Get Deep

Posted on January 25, 2024

When the Waters Get Deep is a short documentary about the Oakland-based hip-hop, soul and jazz ensemble SOL Development and their community-based healing practices supporting Black and Brown families experiencing trauma and grief from gun violence and loss. When MC Karega Bailey loses his own brother in a shooting, his grief makes him sick with […] Continue »

 

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World Language: Let’s Go Luna

Posted on January 25, 2024

Let’s Go Luna is a PBS KIDS show that follows Luna the Moon and her adventures with Andy, Carmen, and Leo as they travel around the world. Explore cities from all over the globe with these fun videos, and check out the support materials for great classroom activities that connect cultures from around the world […] Continue »

 

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Social Studies: War and Nation Building in Latin America

Posted on January 25, 2024

Join host John Green to learn about nation building and nationalism in Latin America. Sometimes, the nations of Latin America get compared to the nations of Europe and are found wanting. However, this comparison doesn’t quite work as the rise of democratic, economically powerful nations in Europe came about under a very different set of […] Continue »