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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.

Click here for the Home Classroom Learning Block for January 11-15 [PDF]

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

Find BINGO activities and more for young learners here.

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Week of Monday, January 11, 2021
(All Times Eastern, Check Local Listings)
Monday, January 11, 2021
12 pm1 pm2 pm3 pm4 pm
Curriculum/Theme:ScienceScience Science Social StudiesSocial Studies
Grade Band: (Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-8)(Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-12)
Program Title:NOVA: Dog TalesTo Catch a CometNature: American Spring LIVE: Birth and RebirthKen Burns's The Roosevelts, Episode 4: The Storm (1920-1933) (3-5 PM)Ken Burns's The Roosevelts, Episode 4: The Storm (1920-1933)(Cont.)
Description:Scientists test wolf intelligence, decode canine DNA, and peer into dogs' brains to find out what domestication really means and whether dogs really love us or are just in it for the food.Watch a compelling documentary that details the complexities and challenges of the 10-year, four-million-mile journey of the spacecraft Rosetta as it chased down and landed on the Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.Tracing the green wave that sweeps across the continent in spring, see how the rising temperatures and longer days spur plants to awaken and flower and animals to seek out newly abundant resources for their new families.In the 1920s, memories of Theodore Roosevelt begin to fade. The Great War is over, Woodrow Wilson is ill, and the American public is weary of domestic reform and events overseas.In the 1920s, memories of Theodore Roosevelt begin to fade. The Great War is over, Woodrow Wilson is ill, and the American public is weary of domestic reform and events overseas.
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:Photo Essay | From Wolf to Dog: Dogs That Changed the WorldWhy Study CometsKen Burns in the Classroom: The Roosevelts - CollectionKen Burns in the Classroom: The Roosevelts - Collection
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
12 pm1 pm2 pm3 pm4 pm
Curriculum/Theme:MathMathScienceSocial StudiesSocial Studies
Grade Band: (Grade 6) / (Grade 7) (Grade 8) / (Algebra 1) (Grades 6-8) / (Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-12)
Program Title:Illustrative Math Grade 6: Unit 2, Lesson 6 / Illustrative Math Grade 7: Unit 2, Lesson 6
Illustrative Math Grade 8: Unit 4, Lessons 4, 5 /
Illustrative Math Algebra 1: Unit 6, Lesson 2
SciGirls: The Awesome App Race (2-2:30)/ Changing Seas: Coral Hybrids (2:30-3)Ken Burns's The Roosevelts, Episode 5: The Rising Road (1933-1939) (3-5 PM)Ken Burns's The Roosevelts, Episode 5: The Rising Road (1933-1939) (Cont.)
Description:Introducing Double Number Line Diagrams / Using Equations to Solve Problems
More Balanced Moves / How Does It Change?
San Francisco SciGirls shake things up, programming their own smartphone app to highlight the history and geoscience of the 1989 San Francisco Earthquake. / While Elkhorn and Staghorn coral populations decline in the Caribbean, their hybrid flourishes. Learn why the hybrid seems better equipped to deal with environmental stressors than its parents.Franklin Delano Roosevelt's 1933 presidential inauguration comes during the nation's worst economic crisis: the Great Depression.Franklin Delano Roosevelt's 1933 presidential inauguration comes during the nation's worst economic crisis: the Great Depression.
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:Grade 6 video lesson preview / Grade 7 video lesson previewGrade 8 video lesson preview / Algebra 1 lesson previewSciGirls: Awesome App Race | Identify the ProblemKen Burns in the Classroom: The Roosevelts - CollectionKen Burns in the Classroom: The Roosevelts - Collection
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:Coral Reefs
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
12 pm1 pm2 pm3 pm4 pm
Curriculum/Theme:ScienceScienceScience Social StudiesSocial Studies
Grade Band: (Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-12)
Program Title:When Whales Walked: Journeys in Deep Time (12-2 PM)When Whales Walked: Journeys in Deep Time (Cont.)The Forgotten Coast: Return to Wild FloridaKen Burns's The Roosevelts, Episode 6: The Common Cause (1939-1944) (3-5 PM)Ken Burns's The Roosevelts, Episode 6: The Common Cause (1939-1944) (Cont.)
Description:Discover the evolutionary secrets of some of the world’s most majestic creatures with scientists as they follow clues from the fossil record and change what we thought we knew about the evolution of iconic beasts.Discover the evolutionary secrets of some of the world’s most majestic creatures with scientists as they follow clues from the fossil record and change what we thought we knew about the evolution of iconic beasts.Join three friends as they follow in the footsteps of the Florida black bear, traveling the land and beginning to understand the landscape from an animal's point of view.By the late summer of 1939, Franklin Delano Roosevelt is halfway through his second term in office.By the late summer of 1939, Franklin Delano Roosevelt is halfway through his second term in office.
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:When Whales Walked : Journeys in Deep TimeWhen Whales Walked : Journeys in Deep TimeNATURE: Springs Eternal | Florida's Fountain of YouthKen Burns in the Classroom: The Roosevelts - CollectionKen Burns in the Classroom: The Roosevelts - Collection
Thursday, January 14, 2021
12 pm1 pm2 pm3 pm4 pm
Curriculum/Theme:Math Math Science Social StudiesSocial Studies
Grade Band: (Grade 6) / (Grade 7) (Grade 8) / (Algebra 1) (Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-12)
Program Title:Illustrative Math Grade 6: Unit 2, Lessons 8, 9 /
Illustrative Math Grade 7: Unit 2, Lesson 7
Illustrative Math Grade 8: Unit 4, Lessons 9, 10 /
Illustrative Math Algebra 1: Unit 6, Lesson 3
NOVA: Cuba’s Cancer HopeKen Burns's The Roosevelts, Episode 7: A Strong and Active Faith (1944-1962) (3-5 PM)Ken Burns's The Roosevelts, Episode 7: A Strong and Active Faith (1944-1962) (Cont.)
Description:How Much for One? and Constant Speed /
Comparing Relationships with Tables
When Are They the Same? / Building Quadratic Functions from Geometric Patterns
When the U.S. trade embargo left Cuba isolated from medical resources, Cuban scientists developed their own biotech industry—and promising lung cancer vaccines.President Roosevelt wins reelection but succumbs to a cerebral hemorrhage at age 63; after his death, Eleanor crusades for civil liberties and the United Nations.President Roosevelt wins reelection but succumbs to a cerebral hemorrhage at age 63; after his death, Eleanor crusades for civil liberties and the United Nations.
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:Grade 6 video lesson preview / Grade 7 video lesson previewGrade 8 video lesson preview / Algebra 1 lesson previewHistory and Science of CancerKen Burns in the Classroom: The Roosevelts - CollectionKen Burns in the Classroom: The Roosevelts - Collection
Friday, January 15, 2021
12 pm1 pm2 pm3 pm4 pm
Curriculum/Theme:Math Math CivicsELA ELA
Grade Band: (Grade 6 / Grade 7) (Grade 8 / Algebra 1) (Grades 7-12) (Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-12)
Program Title:Illustrative Math Grade 6: Unit 6, Lesson 1 / Illustrative Math Grade 7: Unit 5, Lesson 5Illustrative Math Grade 8: Unit 5, Lesson 8 / Illustrative Math Algebra 1: Unit 6, Lesson 11Unladylike2020: Unsung Women Who Changed AmericaThe Great American Read: Heroes The Great American Read: Villains and Monsters
Description:Tape Diagrams and Equations / Representing SubtractionLinear Functions / Graphing from the Factored FormExplore 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.Follow the trials and tribulations of some of literature's favorite protagonists. Examine how these everyday heroes and antiheroes—from Katniss Everdeen to Don Quixote—find their inner strength, overcome challenges, and rise to the occasion.How do novels featuring our favorite villains and monsters help us understand why people behave badly? We examine the evil characters in our favorite novels, to find out why we go to the dark side.
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 SuffrageThe Great American ReadThe Great American Read