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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:

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Art: Friendship Bracelets

In this lesson, students consider friendship—who their friends are, what makes someone a friend, and objects that are used to symbolize friendship. After watching video excerpts from the PBS KIDS series PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC®, students use colorful string to create friendship bracelets. They listen to a book about two friends who knit gifts for each […]

Suggested for Grades 9 to 12

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English Language Arts: Let’s Share a Story – “Mama Zooms”

In this video from Let’s Learn, Parisa Spitaleri reads Mama Zooms by Jane Cowen-Fletcher about a boy who takes imaginative adventures riding with his mother in a wheelchair. After reading the book, she guides children through a drawing activity and imagination exercise.

Suggested for Grades 9 to 12

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Health & PE: Power up with Determination

Lizzy is 18 years old and an athlete and a leader. She was born with spina bifida and has embraced herself and her GIRL Power. She is an archer as well as a basketball player. She played as a point guard for the Rollin Rockets in Charlotte NC. She has the goal of playing for […]

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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Science: Squirreling Away Food

Fall is a time when many animals get ready for the colder Winter months. In this exciting activity, children will search for acorns just like squirrels do during their Fall preparation.

Suggested for Grades 9 to 12

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Social Studies: Railroad Safety

The Railroad Safety collection provides public safety awareness and simple rules to stay safe around trains and train tracks. This collection uses videos to teach three simple rules everyone should know to stay safe around the rails. Engage in conversations about rail safety with your kids and reinforce the safety tips with activities procided in […]

Suggested for Grades 9 to 12

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A woman with a guitar singing with a class of children.

World Languages: Sign the Sing-A-Long Song

Sign language transforms this popular nursery rhyme. This bilingual sing-along teaches “If you’re happy and you know it” in English and Sign language.

Suggested for Grades 9 to 12

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