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This is a very different school year than we are all accustomed to and WMHT has resources to help you and your family!

Whether your child has a hybrid, at-home, or in-the-classroom school model for this school year, we have resources, activities, videos, and other learning materials that are free to use for various curriculum topics and grade levels. Watch educational programs on WMHT WORLD and utilize these supplemental materials.

For younger children in PreK-Grade 3: Click here for a PBS KIDS Calendar of Activities for February [PDF]

Find BINGO activities and more for young learners here.

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Week of Monday, February 1, 2021
(All Times Eastern, Check Local Listings)
Monday, February 1, 2021
12 pm1 pm2 pm3 pm4 pm
Curriculum/Theme:ScienceScienceEngineering / MathSocial StudiesSocial Studies
Grade Band: (Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-8) / (Grades 6-12)(Grades 9-12)(Grades 9-12)
Program Title:Wild Metropolis: CommutersNOVA: Saving the Dead SeaSciGirls: Puppet Power (2-2:30) / Get the Math (2:30-3)American Experience: The Circus, Part 2 (3-5 PM)American Experience: The Circus, Part 2 (Cont.)
Description:In a modern migration, animals travel in and out of cities to find food or shelter or to start a family. See if the secret to success in a fast-changing world is commuting.As the Dead Sea shrinks, engineers prepare a daring solution: to connect it with the Red Sea by way of a massive desalination plant. But will it put the environment at risk?Izzie joins Anna and her friends to engineer a giant pig puppet for a May Day parade, complete with blinking eyes and a twirling tail. / Drawing on conventions of popular reality TV shows, Get the Math challenges teens to solve a series of problems using algebraic thinking.See how Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey merged to create a circus of more than 1,100 people and 1,000 animals, only to limp through the Great Depression against competition from radio and movies. See how Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey merged to create a circus of more than 1,100 people and 1,000 animals, only to limp through the Great Depression against competition from radio and movies.
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:Urban Habitat: Biodiversity in Our CitiesGeologic Evidence Reveals a Threat to a Saltwater PipelineSciGirls | Puppet PowerHow Circus Bands Spread African American MusicHow Circus Bands Spread African American Music
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:Writing Algebraic Equations
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
12 pm1 pm2 pm3 pm4 pm
Curriculum/Theme:MathMathScience / ScienceSocial StudiesSocial Studies
Grade Band: (Grade 6) / (Grade 7) (Grade 8) / (Algebra 1) (Grades 6-8) / (Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-9)(Grades 6-9)
Program Title:Illustrative Math Grade 6: Unit 3, Lesson 15 / Illustrative Math Grade 7: Unit 5, Lessons 1, 2
Illustrative Math Grade 8: Unit 5, Lesson 4 / Illustrative Math Algebra 1: Unit 6, Lesson 9Battleground Everglades: Survival at Stake (2-2:30) / Battleground Everglades: Glades Warriors (2:30-3)Africa's Great Civilizations, Episode 1: OriginsAfrica's Great Civilizations, Episode 2: The Cross and The Crescent
Description:Finding This Percent of That / Interpreting Negative Numbers
Tables, Equations / Standard Form and Factored Form
Florida’s next generation of environmental stewards trek through a cypress swamp and show how Everglades restoration has become a “classroom to the world” on saving complex wetlands. / Hear different perspectives on the conservation and restoration of the Everglades.Journey with Henry Louis Gates Jr. to Kenya, Egypt, and beyond as he discovers the origins of man, the formation of early human societies, and the creation of significant cultural and scientific achievements on the African continent.Henry Louis Gates Jr. charts the ancient rise of Christianity and Islam, whose economic and cultural influence stretched from Egypt to Ethiopia. Learn of African religious figures like King Lalibela, an Ethiopian saint, and Menelik, bringer of the Ark of the Covenant.
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:Grade 6 video lesson preview / Grade 7 video lesson previewGrade 8 video lesson preview / Algebra 1 lesson previewFlorida's Everglades: The River of GrassAfrica's Great Civilizations - CollectionAfrica's Great Civilizations - Collection
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:What's Up in the Environment?: Wildlife Biology
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
12 pm1 pm2 pm3 pm4 pm
Curriculum/Theme:ScienceScienceEngineering / EngineeringSocial StudiesSocial Studies
Grade Band: (Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-8)(Grades 6-8) / (Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-9)(Grades 6-9)
Program Title:Rivers of Life: The AmazonNature: Wild FloridaSciGirls: Insulation Station (2-2:30) / Project Asteroid: Mapping Bennu (2:30-3)Africa's Great Civilizations, Episode 3: Empires of GoldAfrica's Great Civilizations, Episode 4: Cities
Description:Explore the boiling streams, crystal-clear lagoons, pink river dolphins, and a strange new reef—some of the many secret and extreme worlds that are part of the greatest river system on Earth.Florida is home to beaches, coral reefs, pine forests, and the famous Everglades wetland, but a growing human population and abandoned exotic pets (like pythons) threaten this wild paradise. Can Florida's ecosystems continue to weather the storm?Greta and her sixth-grade pals use passive solar heat and bubble-wrap insulation to warm up an ice shanty on a frozen Minnesota lake. / Go behind the scenes to see how a team of scientists and engineers builds an instrument to be taken on a mission to explore the asteroid Bennu.Henry Louis Gates Jr. uncovers the complex trade networks and advanced educational institutions that transformed early North and West Africa from deserted lands into the continent’s wealthiest kingdoms and learning epicentres.Henry Louis Gates Jr. explores the power of Africa’s greatest ancient cities, including Kilwa, Great Zimbabwe, and Benin City, whose wealth, art, and industrious successes attracted new European interest and interaction along the continent’s east and west coasts.
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:Journey to Amazonia: WaterworldsFlorida's Everglades: The River of GrassSciGirls: Insulation StationAfrica's Great Civilizations - CollectionAfrica's Great Civilizations - Collection
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:Solar System Formation
Thursday, February 4, 2021
12 pm1 pm2 pm3 pm4 pm
Curriculum/Theme:MathMathScienceSocial StudiesSocial Studies
Grade Band: (Grade 6 / Grade 7) (Grade 8 / Algebra 1) (Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-9)(Grades 6-9)
Program Title:Illustrative Math Grade 6: Unit 3, Lesson 1 / Illustrative Math Grade 7: Unit 5, Lessons 3, 4Illustrative Math Grade 8: Unit 5, Lesson 5 /
Illustrative Math Algebra 1: Unit 6, Lesson 10
Genius by Stephen Hawking: Are We Alone?Africa's Great Civilizations, Episode 5: The Atlantic AgeAfrica's Great Civilizations, Episode 6: Commerce and the Clash of Civilizations
Description:Finding the Percentage / Changing ElevationMore Graphs of Functions / Graphs of Functions in Standard and Factored FormsJoin Stephen Hawking as he challenges three ordinary people to work out the likelihood of alien life out there in the universe.Henry Louis Gates Jr. explores the impact of the Atlantic trading world, giving rise to powerful new kingdoms but also transatlantic slave trade. Learn of the revolutionary movements of the 18th and early 19th centuries, including the advent of the Sokoto Caliphate.Henry Louis Gates Jr. explores the dynamism of 19th-century Africa, the “Scramble” by European powers for its riches, and the defiant and successful stand of uncolonized Ethiopia.
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:Grade 6 video lesson preview / Grade 7 video lesson previewGrade 8 video lesson preview / Algebra 1 lesson previewNOVA Wonders: Using Light Signatures in the Search for Alien LifeAfrica's Great Civilizations - CollectionAfrica's Great Civilizations - Collection
Friday, February 5, 2021
12 pm1 pm2 pm3 pm4 pm
Curriculum/Theme:MathMathELAELAELA
Grade Band: (Grade 6 / Grade 7) (Grade 8 / Algebra 1) (Grades 6-12) (Grades 8-12)(Grades 8-12)
Program Title:Illustrative Math Grade 6: Unit 3, Lesson 1 / Illustrative Math Grade 7: Unit 5, Lessons 3, 4Illustrative Math Grade 8: Unit 5, Lesson 5 /
Illustrative Math Algebra 1: Unit 6, Lesson 10
Poetry in America: Harlem / Poetry in America: Fast Break American Masters: Maya Angelou: And Still I RiseAmerican Masters: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise (Cont.)
Description:Finding the Percentage / Changing ElevationMore Graphs of Functions / Graphs of Functions in Standard and Factored Forms“What happens to a dream deferred?” Langston Hughes's question calls President Bill Clinton, pianist and composer Herbie Hancock, poet Sonia Sanchez, and students from the Harlem Children's Zone to interpret Hughes's most iconic poem, “Harlem.” / Edward Hirsch's poem “Fast Break” captures a single slow-motion play on a basketball court. Shaquille does the play-by-play, heading this episode's team of on-court interpreters, who explore “Fast Break” as sport, art, and a lens on human character.Journey through the prolific life of the "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" author and activist, who inspired generations with lyrical modern African American thought. Journey through the prolific life of the "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" author and activist, who inspired generations with lyrical modern African American thought.
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:Grade 6 video lesson preview / Grade 7 video lesson previewGrade 8 video lesson preview / Algebra 1 lesson previewHughes: HarlemAMERICAN MASTERS: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise - CollectionAMERICAN MASTERS: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise - Collection
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:Hirsch: Fast Break