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Homework Hotline | Fall 2016 / Spring 2017

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Watch Mondays-Thursdays at 4:30pm | Homework Hotline is a live statewide call-in show where kids receive help with homework problems right on the air.

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November 2016 PBS LearningMedia

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Here's a collection of resources from PBS LearninMedia for November 2016

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Video |The Chemistry of Make-up

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Hop into the science lab and teach your class the chemistry involved in the making of makeup!

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POV | What Tomorrow Brings

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Watch Monday, October 31, 2016 at midnight on WMHT-TV | Step inside the very first girls’ school in a small Afghan village.

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Document| U.S. Department of the State | Halloween History

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Halloween isn't just about candy and costumes! It originated, in part, as a celebration connected with evil spirits and the dead. Later, popular Halloween traditions in the United States included trick-or-treating and festive decorations for greeting cards and windows.

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Video| Juan's Story: Bullying

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October is Bullying Prevention Month. Learn how bullying can be an obstacle to Latino youth with this video segment from the “Independent Lens” series “The Graduates,” which provides lessons to all students about the importance of empathy and accepting others.

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Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest

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This one-hour special celebrates curiosity, friendship and trying new things, all while providing safe and family-friendly holiday entertainment.

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Classroom Preparedness: America Responds

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For National Preparedness Month (September), you can use the following lesson plan to introduce students to natural and man-made disasters, and the range of governmental and humanitarian response mechanisms that are in place to help those in need.

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All About the Holidays: Spanish Heritage

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September 15th marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month! Teach your class about the culture and contributions of Hispanics and Latinos with another installment of PBS LearningMedia's "All About the Holidays.”

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Teaching Civic Engagement

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Are you interested in having your students debate current events with other students from around the country? Take the online "KQED Do Now" professional development tutorial and learn how to help students constructively engage in current issues using social media like Twitter.

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