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Monthly Activities for Grades 9-12

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 window display of the Grinch out of post-it notes.

Art: Post-it Picasso

Letcher County math teacher Tyler Watts makes murals from Post-it Notes. His art, often called pixel art, is similar to mosaic art. Instead of using stone, tile or glass pieces and plaster or mortar, the artist uses Post-it Notes. Making an image from tiny pieces of material has a long history. Mosaics have been made […]

Suggested for Grades 9 to 12

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The words "Get Lit" in a graffiti style with a flame in the middle.

English Language Arts: Get Lit

Arts education can truly be a transformative journey. Get Lit, an education non-profit dedicated to increasing teen literacy through the power of spoken word, is proud to collaborate with PBS SoCal | KCET in order to inspire creative expression, provide culturally relevant narratives, and grow social-emotional intelligence. Through the unique stories of five Get Lit […]

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A man holding his head with a background of money, coins, groceries, and a gas nozzle.

Family and Consumer Science: What is Inflation?

If it seems like things are more expensive these days, it’s because they are! Inflation is the increase in the cost of goods and services over time. It becomes a problem when wages don’t keep up with the rising cost of things. Myles digs into the current causes of inflation and how it impacts our […]

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Serena Williams holding out a tennis ball.

Health & PE: Serena Williams Legacy

Last month, Serena Williams takes the court at the U.S. Open to compete in what is expected to be the last Grand Slam of her legendary career. No one denies that she’s changed the game and many consider her the greatest tennis player of all time.

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A yellow box representing math functions.

Math: Representing Functions

Watch as the organ function grinder from the National Museum of Mathematics represents a quadratic function in a variety of ways. This video focuses on converting a verbal expression into an algebraic representation. This video was submitted through the Innovation Math Challenge, a contest open to professional and nonprofessional producers.

Suggested for Grades 9 to 12

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An older man and a younger girl collecting chicken eggs with ducks in the foreground.

Science: Sustainable Land Management

Learn about managing land for the good of both humans and wildlife. As humans continue to move across and dominate the open landscapes of North America, transforming diverse native ecosystems into managed areas for crops, livestock, or even simply for aesthetics, our native residents and transient wildlife lose habitat. That is why it is up […]

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A boy being hugged by his sister.

Social Studies: He’s My Brother

While He’s My Brother is very much a story about family, it also spotlights a low-incidence disability that most people know little about. Through the film’s footage and family commentary, we learn how deafblindness impacts every aspect of how Peter interacts with the world.

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A woman in a white shirt and hat talking to a group of people.

World Languages: Stateless

Stateless is a documentary that follows lawyer and community leader Rosa Iris’s fight against an unjust law that stripped Dominicans of Haitian descent of their citizenship, retroactive to 1929, in 2013. Iris risks the lives of her loved ones, as well as her own, as she campaigns in the Dominican federal election. Standing firmly by […]

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