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The United States Bill of Rights.
Monthly 9-12

Social Studies: The Bill of Rights

Posted on November 22, 2022

Explore why the Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution and its enduring impact on defining our rights. In this interactive lesson from WGBH, students develop a written argument in response to the question “How does the Bill of Rights establish and continue to define the rights we have as Americans?” They gather evidence […] Continue »

 

An image of a woman through a screen.
Monthly 9-12

Social Studies: Coded Bias

Posted on November 22, 2022

This discussion guide is designed as a tool to facilitate dialogue for Coded Bias, a film that sets out to demystify the algorithms that increasingly govern our lives. More specifically, this guide will address the social implications of artificial intelligence, discuss American civil rights and liberties in the context of technology, recognize women and people […] 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 snip of Octavia Butler overlayed on images of her books.
Monthly 9-12

English Language Arts: Octavia Butler

Posted on November 22, 2022

If you are a fan of science fiction a name you should be familiar with is Octavia E. Butler (cough especially if you watched our telly award-winning Afro-Futurism video cough) One of the most prolific and important Black authors in the genre, Butler’s storytelling pushed the boundaries of what Black people were allowed to be […] 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 »

 

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 cartoon girl holding a cat.
Monthly 1-2

Social Studies: Rosie’s Rules

Posted on November 22, 2022

Rosie’s Rules is a new PBS KIDS® animated comedy series for preschoolers starring 5-year-old Rosie Fuentes, a Mexican-American girl just beginning to learn about the wow-mazing world. Rosie’s Rules aims to teach children concrete social studies lessons about how a community works, helping them develop an awareness of themselves as individuals and as part of […] Continue »

 

A cartoon of a girl in front of a easel painting.
Monthly Pre-K

Math: Paint-a-long Digital Game

Posted on November 22, 2022

Use this art activity from Peg + Cat to understand shape attributes, composition and decomposition of shapes. Children can combine shapes to draw Peg, Cat, and all their friends. Peg can help children every step of the way as they use their paintbrush and different colors to draw snazzy shapes or colorful characters—or, she can […] Continue »