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Monthly 6-8

English Language Arts: Story Map Interactive Tool

Posted on November 22, 2022

A story map is a graphic organizer used to help students learn the elements of a book or story. Students can create their own digital story map with this interactive from the PBS Digital series It’s Lit! To create their story map, students will identify the characters, setting, and point of view of a book […] Continue »

 

An image of a man overlayed on a video game background.
Monthly 6-8

Computer Science: How to Make a Video Game

Posted on November 22, 2022

Video games are fun to play, but have you ever wondered how to make one? Carmelo, a grad student in the MIT Media Lab, shows how anyone can start learning how to create video games by talking to machines through programming languages. 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 black-and-white picture of Mary Jackson in front of a computer.
Monthly 6-8

Social Studies: Why Are There So Few Women in Computer Science?

Posted on November 22, 2022

Today, we think of computer science as a field dominated by men, but women have a long and important history in the field. Ada Lovelace is considered the first computer programmer, Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn, and Mary Jackson played a hugely important part in the development of computing during the space race, and Elsie Schutt […] Continue »

 

A visual showing how temperatures can be represented by color
Learning at Home

Arts: Visual Communicators – Superpowered by Color

Posted on November 22, 2022

How do designers know which elements to use when making maps, graphs, and other visual messages? Meet the Visual Communicators—a team of scientists from the Schloss Visual Reasoning Lab who research visual messaging. In these resources, you’ll learn about these scientists and their lab, discover why their research matters in real life, and try out […] Continue »

 

Representation of A, T, and G genes floating.
Monthly 6-8

Science: Ken Burns – The Gene

Posted on November 22, 2022

This four-hour documentary weaves together science, history, and personal stories to create a historical biography of the human genome. It tells the story of the rapid evolution of genetic science from Gregor Mendel’s groundbreaking experiment in the 19th century to CRISPR, and the hope that newfound powers to alter DNA with pinpoint precision will transform […] 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 »

 

Monthly 6-8

Math: Cryptology Files

Posted on November 22, 2022

Learners take on the role of cryptologists to decode clues using pre-algebraic substitution and order of operations. Can you crack the code and stop an international smuggling ring? The activity integrates geography and mathematics, and is best for grades 8 – 12. Continue »