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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.

Have a specific question? Let us know! Email education@wmht.org or contact us here.

Week of Monday, February 15, 2021
(All Times Eastern, Check Local Listings)
Monday, February 15, 2021
12 pm1 pm2 pm3 pm4 pm
Curriculum/Theme:ScienceEngineeringEngineeringSocial StudiesSocial Studies
Grade Band: (Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-12)(Grades 9-12)(Grades 9-12)
Program Title:Nature: Arctic Wolf PackNOVA: The Impossible Flight (1-3 PM)NOVA: The Impossible Flight(Cont.)American Experience: Freedom Riders (3-5 PM)American Experience: Freedom Riders (Cont.)
Description:Discover the white wolf, one of the most hardened predators on the planet, in the unforgiving ice and snow of Ellesmere Island, deep in the Arctic.Follow two intrepid pilots who take on the greatest aviation adventure of our time, overcoming countless challenges as they construct and fly the first solar-powered airplane around the world.Follow two intrepid pilots who take on the greatest aviation adventure of our time, overcoming countless challenges as they construct and fly the first solar-powered airplane around the world.From May until November 1961, more than 400 Black and white Americans risked their lives simply by traveling together on buses and trains through the Deep South in order to challenge Jim Crow laws that segregated the interstate travel system. From May until November 1961, more than 400 Black and white Americans risked their lives simply by traveling together on buses and trains through the Deep South in order to challenge Jim Crow laws that segregated the interstate travel system.
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:Climate Change is Disrupting Arctic Food WebsOvercoming the Challenges of Solar Powered FlightOvercoming the Challenges of Solar Powered FlightAMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Freedom Riders - CollectionAMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Freedom Riders - Collection
Tuesday, February 16, 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 9-12)(Grades 9-12)
Program Title:Illustrative Math Grade 6: Unit 6, Lesson 4 / Illustrative Math Grade 7: Unit 5, Lesson 8Illustrative Math Grade 8: Unit 6, Lesson 3 / Illustrative Math Algebra 1: Unit 7, Lesson 2Rivers of Life: The MississippiAmerican Experience: Freedom Summer (3-5 PM)American Experience: Freedom Summer (Cont.)
Description:Practice Solving Equations and Representing Situations with Equations / Position, Speed, and DirectionWhat a Point in a Scatter Plot Means / When and Why Do We Write Quadratic EquationsExplore the frozen waterfalls and coyotes fishing in the far North, through lakes crammed with tens of thousands of pelicans, to time-traveling grain barges and steamy southern swamps where alligators rule—all part of the Mississippi River system.In 1964, over 700 Black and white students came to Mississippi to register Black citizens to vote and to combat other forms of discrimination, such as inadequate schools and lack of legal aid. Activists hoped the participation of educated middle-class students would bring results and attention to the miserable standard of living of Black Mississippians.In 1964, over 700 Black and white students came to Mississippi to register Black citizens to vote and to combat other forms of discrimination, such as inadequate schools and lack of legal aid. Activists hoped the participation of educated middle-class students would bring results and attention to to the miserable standard of living of Black Mississippians.
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:Grade 6 video lesson preview / Grade 7 video lesson previewGrade 8 video lesson preview / Algebra 1 lesson previewThe Mississippi River DeltaAMERICAN EXPERIENCE: What Was "Freedom Summer?"AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: What Was "Freedom Summer?"
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
12 pm1 pm2 pm3 pm4 pm
Curriculum/Theme:Engineering / MathScienceScienceSocial StudiesSocial Studies
Grade Band: (Grades 6-8) / (Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-8)(Grades 6-12)(Grades 9-12)(Grades 9-12)
Program Title:SciGirls: Super Sensors (12-12:30) / Get the Math 2.0 (12:30-1)NOVA: Animal EspionageNature: The Serengeti RulesAmerican Experience: Clinton (3-5 PM)American Experience: Clinton(Cont.)
Description:Inspired by high-tech NASA sensor technology, Rihighna and her friends design and code wildlife cameras to capture images of the animals in their neighborhood. / Drawing on conventions of popular reality TV shows, Get the Math 2.0 challenges teens to solve a series of problems using algebraic thinking.See how advances in camera technology are revolutionizing how we study and protect animals.Travel back in time, from the Arctic Ocean to Pacific tide pools, with a pioneering group of scientists who make surprising discoveries that transform human understanding of nature and ecology.Clinton tells the story of a president who rose from a broken childhood in Arkansas to become one of the most successful politicians in modern American history and one of the most complex and conflicted characters to ever stride across the public stage.Clinton tells the story of a president who rose from a broken childhood in Arkansas to become one of the most successful politicians in modern American history and one of the most complex and conflicted characters to ever stride across the public stage.
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:SciGirls: Super Sensors, Plan & TestHow Fear of Predators Impacts the Health of EcosystemsThe Serengeti RulesAMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Passing the Budget BillAMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Passing the Budget Bill
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:Writing Algebraic Equations
Thursday, February 18, 2021
12 pm1 pm2 pm3 pm4 pm
Curriculum/Theme:MathMathScienceSocial StudiesSocial Studies
Grade Band: (Grade 6 / Grade 7) (Grade 8 / Algebra 1) (Grades 9-12)(Grades 9-12)(Grades 9-12)
Program Title:Illustrative Math Grade 6: Unit 6, Lesson 6 / Illustrative Math Grade 7: Unit 5, Lesson 9Illustrative Math Grade 8: Unit 6, Lesson 4 / Illustrative Math Algebra 1: Unit 7, Lesson 4Climate Change: The FactsFrontline: Policing the PoliceFrontline: Coronavirus Pandemic
Description:Write Expressions Where Letters Stand for Numbers / Multiplying Rational NumbersFitting a Line to Data / Solving Quadratic Equations with the Zero Product PropertyLearn about the impact of climate change (what could happen if global warming exceeds 1.5 degrees?) and discover how the latest innovations and technology pose potential solutions that may prevent further damage. Writer and historian Jelani Cobb examines allegations of police abuses and the challenge of fixing a broken relationship with the community.This special report focuses on the government response to the coronavirus and the human toll.
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:Grade 6 video lesson preview / Grade 7 video lesson previewGrade 8 video lesson preview / Algebra 1 lesson previewChoosing Earth's Climate FutureFRONTLINE: Police ReformPBS NewsHour: Social Justice and the Coronavirus
Friday, February 19, 2021
12 pm1 pm2 pm3 pm4 pm
Curriculum/Theme:MathMathELA ELAELA
Grade Band: (Grade 6 / Grade 7) (Grade 8 / Algebra 1) (Grades 6-9) (Grades 6-12) (Grades 6-12)
Program Title:Illustrative Math Grade 6: Unit 6, Lesson 6 / Illustrative Math Grade 7: Unit 5, Lesson 9Illustrative Math Grade 8: Unit 6, Lesson 4 / Illustrative Math Algebra 1: Unit 7, Lesson 4Unladylike2020: Unsung Women Who Changed AmericaAmerican Masters: Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart (3-5 PM)American Masters: Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes / Feeling Heart (Cont.)
Description:Write Expressions Where Letters Stand for Numbers / Multiplying Rational NumbersFitting a Line to Data / Solving Quadratic Equations with the Zero Product PropertyExplore the stories of pioneering women in American politics who advocated for suffrage and civil rights over 100 years ago, including the first women in the U.S. Congress and state senate and a cofounder of the NAACP.Explore the life and work of the A Raisin in the Sun playwright and activist, who played a significant role in the civil rights movement. LaTanya Richardson Jackson narrates and Anika Noni Rose is the voice of Lorraine Hansberry.Explore the life and work of the A Raisin in the Sun playwright and activist, who played a significant role in the civil rights movement. LaTanya Richardson Jackson narrates and Anika Noni Rose is the voice of Lorraine Hansberry.
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:Grade 6 video lesson preview / Grade 7 video lesson previewGrade 8 video lesson preview / Algebra 1 lesson previewAMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Alice Paul and Women's Suffrage: The Great WarAMERICAN MASTERS: Lorraine HansberryAMERICAN MASTERS: Lorraine Hansberry