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Monthly Activities for Grades 3-5

September 2022

September is Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15), Classical Music Month, and National Courtesy Month. Explore these PBS LearningMedia resources on these topics to incorporate into your classroom or home:

A painting of the Thiebaud Freeway Curve.

Art: Transportation

How does transportation affect our daily lives? What can we learn about transportation and travel from works of art? In this image set and suggested activities, students learn about how transportation has changed and developed over time, and they will practice thinking critically about modes of transportation.

Suggested for Grades 9 to 12

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English Language Arts: Dictionary – But Why Podcast

But Why is a podcast led by you, kids! It’s a big interesting world out there. Kids all over the world send us questions, and we find the answers. Listen to each episode and use this guide to deepen your understanding of what you’ve heard.

Suggested for Grades 9 to 12

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Health & PE: Stressin Out

Stressing out over an upcoming test or a big game at school? Dr. Lisa Rameriz explains how stress can actually be a good thing and what to do when it turns toxic.

Suggested for Grades 9 to 12

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Math: Classroom Connection Collection

PBS North Carolina’s At Home Learning Project Presents Classroom Connection: Math, a series of engaging and aligned video segments for math students in Grades PreK-5. Hosted by North Carolina’s finest teachers, each video segment also includes a lesson extension that can be printed out for home or classroom use.

Suggested for Grades 9 to 12

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A boy getting water to drink out of a pipe with adult hands nearby.

Science: All About Water

Learn about the importance of water with the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District! In this episode of Camp GPB, kids will engage in a series of easy activities they can do at home to explore how the water cycle works, the flow of water, and how waste water is treated.

Suggested for Grades 9 to 12

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A painting of Helen Keller in a white blouse smelling a pink rose.

Social Studies: Helen Keller Birthplace

Visit Ivy Green, the birthplace of Helen Keller, in this episode of Yellowhammer History Hunt. Helen lost her sight and hearing as a young child but overcame her handicaps to become a renowned writer and activist who traveled the world to advocate for the rights of people with disabilities.

Suggested for Grades 9 to 12

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A cartoon older woman, girl, and boy with a mouse in his pocket.

World Languages: Oh Noah! Collection

Oh Noah!, (formerly known as Noah Comprende) is designed to teach Spanish to children ages six to eight through animated videos with embedded games that help build vocabulary. In each video, a misunderstanding launches a comic misadventure. Kids learn language better when they can put it into meaningful context.

Suggested for Grades 9 to 12

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