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Home Classroom Learning Materials for January 18-22
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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 18-22 [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 18, 2021
(All Times Eastern, Check Local Listings)
Monday, January 18, 2021
12 pm1 pm2 pm3 pm4 pm
Curriculum/Theme:ScienceScienceScienceSocial Studies/ MLK Jr. DaySocial Studies/ MLK Jr. Day
Grade Band: (Grades 9-12)(Grades 9-12)(Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-12)(Grades 9-12)
Program Title:Ken Burns's The Gene: An Intimate History, Part 1 (12-2 PM)Ken Burns's The Gene: An Intimate History, Part 1 (Cont.)Genius by Stephen Hawking: Where Did the Universe Come From?The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, Episode 5: Rise! The Road to Civil Rights (1940-1968)American Experience: Roads to Memphis
Description:A fascinating history of the human genome weaves together science and personal stories.A fascinating history of the human genome weaves together science and personal stories.Join Stephen Hawking as he challenges three ordinary people to work out where the universe came from.Blacks returning from World War II continue to face racial violence on the homefront; Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a city bus in 1955; Martin Luther King Jr. promotes a nonviolent approach to integrate blacks and whites.This is the story of an assassin, James Earl Ray, his target, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the seething, turbulent forces in American society that led these two men to their violent and tragic collision in Memphis in April 1968.
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:Ken Burns in the Classroom: The Gene - CollectionKen Burns in the Classroom: The Gene - CollectionNOVA: Birth of the UniverseThe African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross - CollectionAMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Roads to Memphis | The Manhunt for James Earl Ray
Tuesday, January 19, 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 6-8)(Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-12)
Program Title:Illustrative Math Grade 6: Unit 2, Lessons 11, 12 /
Illustrative Math Grade 7: Unit 2, Lesson 8
Illustrative Math Grade 8: Unit 4, Lesson 12
Illustrative Math Algebra 1: Unit 6, Lesson 4
Changing Seas: Reef Revival (2-2:30) / SciGirls: Star Power (2:30-3)American Experience: Emma GoldmanAmerican Experience: Triangle Fire
Description:Representing Ratios with Tables and Navigating a Table of Equivalent Ratios/ Comparing Relationships with Equations
Systems of Equations / Comparing Quadratic and Exponential Functions
In the emerging science of coral reef restoration, marine biologists and resource managers are discovering naturally occurring mechanisms that promote coral growth and restore ecological balance in these gardens of the sea. / The girls participate in a worldwide star count to compare the amount of light pollution and draw conclusions about the effects that urban development has on star visibility, and finally design a light shield that can help reduce light pollution in their community.For nearly half a century, Russian emigrant Emma Goldman taunted the mainstream with her attacks on government, big business, and war; many admired Goldman for her defense of labor rights, women's emancipation, birth control, and free speech.The 1911 fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York's Greenwich Village resulted in legislation ensuring the most comprehensive workplace safety laws in the United States.
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:Grade 6 video lesson preview / Grade 7 video lesson previewGrade 8 video lesson preview / Algebra 1 lesson previewCoral Reef: Bio InteractiveA Chasm Between Rich and PoorThe Triangle Shirtwaist Strike
SciGirls: Star Power
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
12 pm1 pm2 pm3 pm4 pm
Curriculum/Theme:ScienceScienceScienceSocial StudiesSocial Studies
Grade Band: (Grades 9-12)(Grades 9-12)(Grade 6-12) (Grades 9-12) (Grades 9-12)
Program Title:Ken Burns's The Gene: An Intimate History, Part 2 (12-2 PM)Ken Burns's The Gene: An Intimate History, Part 2 (Cont.)Wild WeatherAmerican Experience: The Gilded Age (3-5 PM)American Experience: The Gilded Age (Cont.)
Description:Geneticists wrestle with the moral implications of groundbreaking new technologies that offer both promise and peril.Geneticists wrestle with the moral implications of groundbreaking new technologies that offer both promise and peril.Find out how weather works through experiments that show how nature transforms wind, water, and temperature into something spectacular and powerful.Meet the titans and barons of the glittering late 19th century, whose materialistic extravagance contrasted harshly with the poverty of the struggling workers who challenged them. The vast disparities between them sparked debates still raging today.Meet the titans and barons of the glittering late 19th century, whose materialistic extravagance contrasted harshly with the poverty of the struggling workers who challenged them. The vast disparities between them sparked debates still raging today.
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:Ken Burns in the Classroom: The Gene - CollectionKen Burns in the Classroom: The Gene - CollectionTools for Hurricane Forecasting: Rise of the SuperstormsIdeologies of a Divided America: The Gilded AgeIdeologies of a Divided America: The Gilded Age
Thursday, January 21, 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 3, Lesson 4 / Illustrative Math Grade 7: Unit 2, Lesson 10 Illustrative Math Grade 8: Unit 4, Lessons 13, 14 / Illustrative Math Algebra 1: Unit 6, Lesson 5
Sinking Cities: MiamiAmerican Experience: The Poison Squad (3-5 PM)American Experience: The Poison Squad (Cont.)
Description:Converting Units / Introducing Graphs of Proportional Relationships Solving Systems of Equations / Building Quadratic Functions to Describe Situations (Part 1)
Discover how engineers and planners might protect Miami from rising seas and violent storms.U.S. government chemist Dr. Harvey Wiley takes on food manufacturers to banish dangerous substances threatening the health of consumers, laying the groundwork for U.S. consumer protection laws and the creation of the Food and Drug Administration.U.S. government chemist Dr. Harvey Wiley takes on food manufacturers to banish dangerous substances threatening the health of consumers, laying the groundwork for U.S. consumer protection laws and the creation of the Food and Drug Administration.
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:Grade 6 video lesson preview / Grade 7 video lesson previewGrade 8 video lesson preview / Algebra 1 lesson previewClimate Change and Sea Level Rise in Miami and New YorkAMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Poison in Common ProductsAMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Poison in Common Products
Friday, January 22, 2021
12 pm1 pm2 pm3 pm4 pm
Curriculum/Theme:MathMathELAELAELA
Grade Band: (Grade 6) / (Grade 7)(Grade 8) / (Algebra 1) (Grade 9-12) (Grade 9-12) (Grade 9-12)
Program Title:Illustrative Math Grade 6: Unit 6, Lesson 2
Illustrative Math Grade 7: Unit 5, Lesson 6

Illustrative Math Grade 8: Unit 5, Lessons 9, 10
Illustrative Math Algebra 1: Unit 6, Lesson 14

Masterpiece: Les Misérables, Part 1Masterpiece: Les Misérables, Part 2Masterpiece: Les Misérables, Part 3
Description:Truth and Equations / Subtracting Rational Numbers
Linear Models / Graphs That Represent Situations
After serving a draconian prison term for stealing bread, Jean Valjean is released. He resorts to petty crime, but Bishop Myriel teaches him a valuable lesson.Living respectably as a provincial mayor and factory owner, Valjean hires the single mother Fantine. Trouble follows that reunites him with his old adversary, Javert.Valjean saves an innocent man at enormous personal cost. Again evading justice, he tracks down Fantine's daughter, Cosette. Pursued by Javert, they need a miracle to escape.
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:Grade 6 video lesson preview / Grade 7 video lesson previewGrade 8 video lesson preview / Algebra 1 lesson previewMASTERPIECE: Les MiserablesMASTERPIECE: Les MiserablesMASTERPIECE: Les Miserables