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A black-and-white image of the Civil Rights march in Frankfort, Kentucky.
Monthly 3-5

Social Studies: The Place, The March, the Movement

Posted on November 22, 2022

Martin Luther King Jr. was the featured speaker at a March on Frankfort, Kentucky in 1964, where an estimated 10,000 people gathered in a peaceful protest for civil rights. In 2022, researchers Joanna Hay and Le Datta Grimes, Ph.D., recorded interviews with 10 people who participated in that march as teens or young adults. In […] Continue »

 

Several drawn flowers around the words "Beauty of Jasmine: Chinese music and dance concert".
Monthly 1-2

World Language: Beauty of Jasmine

Posted on November 22, 2022

The performances in this collection were filmed at the Beauty of Jasmine Chinese Music and Dance Concert at the University of Kentucky’s Singletary Center for the Arts in March of 2012. The program was presented by the Chinese Music, Dance, and Arts Program (CMDAP), led by director Hong Shao. CMDAP is an educational performing and […] Continue »

 

A checkerboard next to a corresponding matrix of 1's and 0's.
Monthly 3-5

Computer Science: Investigating Pictures and Code

Posted on November 22, 2022

Explore the relationship between a picture and code as foundational knowledge of how digital information is coded, received, and decoded. This GBH lesson plan incorporates a historical context of the first pixelated image sent to space (the Arecibo message) and includes an interactive model in which students work toward the goal of describing how a […] Continue »

 

A cartoon man holding a guitar.
Monthly 3-5

English Language Arts: Mr. Steve, The Music Man – Idioms

Posted on November 22, 2022

Mr. Steve the Music Man sings a song about idioms. In the song, Mr. Steve gives several examples of idioms along with their meanings. Accompanying this video is a worksheet that can be used to give students the opportunity to both infer the meaning of common idioms based on context and practice using idioms in […] Continue »

 

A woman talking in front of a pond.
Monthly 1-2

Science: Shaver’s Creek Virtual Field Trip

Posted on November 22, 2022

Learn how to create sound maps to encourage young scientists to use their senses to explore and connect with the outdoors. The School Programs Director at Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center explains how to record observations using a sound map. After watching the video, take your class outside to create their own sound map. Try it […] Continue »

 

A drawing of fraction modeling on a coordinate plane.
Monthly 3-5

Math: Modeling Fractions with Cuisenaire Rods

Posted on November 22, 2022

Model solutions to the fraction problems given by stacking and connecting your virtual manipulatives. This interactive exercise touches on comparing, simplifying, and basic operations with fractions using virtual CuisenaireĀ® Rods. Continue »

 

Royce Lovett holding a guitar in front of shelves of record albums.
Monthly 3-5

Arts: Royce Lovett

Posted on November 22, 2022

This Opening Nights in Class educational video features musician Royce Lovett conversing with three students about challenges they face in life and how books can inspire discussion, generate unique ideas and help create new music. Continue »

 

Three images of a woman holding books and food on her head, people eating in a cafeteria, and a drawn human body showing the digestive system.
Monthly 3-5

Health & PE: Nutrition

Posted on November 22, 2022

In this blended lesson supporting literacy skills, students watch videos that explore why some foods are healthy and others unhealthy, they outline the process our body uses to break down foods into forms it can use, and they explain the role nutrition can play in managing diseases, including diabetes. Students develop their literacy skills through […] Continue »