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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 November 23-27 [PDF]

For younger children in PreK-Grade 3: Click here for a PBS KIDS Calendar of Activities for November [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, November 23, 2020
(All Times Eastern, Check Local Listings)
Monday, November 23, 2020
12 pm1 pm2 pm3 pm4 pm
Curriculum/Theme:ScienceScienceScienceSocial StudiesSocial Studies
Grade Band: (Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-12)(Grades 9-12(Grades 6-9)(Grades 6-9)
Program Title:Prehistoric Road Trip: Tiny Teeth, Fearsome BeastsNOVA: Making North America: HumanPower Trip: The Story of Energy: CitiesSecrets of the Dead: Scanning the PyramidsAfrica's Great Civilizations, Episode 3: Empires of Gold
Description:Join Emily as she continues her adventure, discovering surprising truths hidden in the fossil record, while other scientists studying our planet's past are revealing clues about its future.How has the land shaped our lives, from the arrival of the first Americans to today?See how the future of cities, which shape our relationship with the natural and built environment, and energy are closely connected.Tracing the origin of the legends of secret chambers hidden in the heart of the pyramid, Secrets of the Dead will show what lies within, solving a 4,500-year-old mystery, by following the first scientific mission in 30 years to be authorized by the Egyptian government to examine the pyramids of EgyptHenry 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.
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:Antarctica's Ice-Free Past | Polar ExtremesNOVA: Making North America - CollectionDeciding Your City's Energy FutureBuilding the Pyramids of Ancient EgyptAfrica's Great Civilizations - Collection
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
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 6-12)(Grades 6-9)
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
Power Trip: The Story of Energy: WarHistory DetectivesAfrica's Great Civilizations, Episode 4: Cities
Description:Truth and Equations /
Subtracting Rational Numbers
Linear Models /
Graphs that Represent Situations
Discover how energy, depending on how it's used, can lead to either peace or conflict. History Detectives investigates the mystery behind an unusual Navajo rug. 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:Grade 6 video lessonpreview/ Grade 7 video lesson previewGrade 8 video lesson preview / Algebra 1 lessonpreviewConnecting Questions: Natural ResourcesNative American Heritage CollectionAfrica's Great Civilizations - Collection
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
12 pm1 pm2 pm3 pm4 pm
Curriculum/Theme:ScienceScienceSeasonal Culture and WildlifeSocial StudiesSocial Studies
Grade Band: (Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-8)(Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-9)
Program Title:Animal Babies: First Year on Earth: First StepsSpy in the Wild 2: A Nature Miniseries: The North Autumnwatch New England, Episode 1History DetectivesAfrica's Great Civilizations, Episode 5: The Atlantic Age
Description:See the challenges young animals can face in their first year, whether fighting for survival in the wild or learning to coexist with humans.Travel to the northern hemisphere, where the spy creatures learn how animals move, feed, and fight.Discover how cranberries and pumpkins became fall fundamentals, see rare bird art, and follow gangs of turkeys and nighttime critters.Our contributor found a photograph along with a note in the Lakota language dated 1904. The note claims, "This is a photograph of Crazy Horse." Does our contributor have the Holy Grail of the Wild West: a photo of the Lakota warrior who defeated General Custer?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.
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:NATURE: The Panda Baby - IntroductionEngineering Robotic Cameras to Observe Animals in NatureA History of ThanksgivingHistorical PhotographsAfrica's Great Civilizations - Collection
Thursday, November 26, 2020
12 pm1 pm2 pm3 pm4 pm
Curriculum/Theme:ScienceScienceScienceSocial StudiesSocial Studies
Grade Band: (Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-8)(Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-9)
Program Title:Animal Babies: First Year on Earth: Testing LimitsSpy in the Wild 2: A Nature Miniseries: The TropicsLife from Above: Patterned PlanetHistory DetectivesAfrica's Great Civilizations, Episode 6: Commerce and the Clash of Civilizations
Description:Learn the new challenges baby animals face once they can get around on their own as they learn to search for food, survive in harsh environments, and bond with family members.Robotic spy creatures investigate the wildlife that thrives in the tropics by infiltrating a hippo pod, a nursery of red flying foxes, a gorilla sanctuary, and the secret world of pygmy forest elephants.See what causes the weird shapes on Earth's surface only seen from space.More than a century and a half after these violent events, History Detectives takes a closer look at an old paper that shows President Millard Fillmore engaged in what appears to be an unusual act for the time—sparing the life of a Native American convicted of murder.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:Baby Season | UntamedEngineering Robotic Cameras to Observe Animals in NatureGlobal PrecipitationNative American Heritage CollectionAfrica's Great Civilizations - Collection
Friday, November 27, 2020
12 pm1 pm2 pm3 pm4 pm
Curriculum/Theme:MathMathSeasonal Culture and WildlifeSeasonal Culture and WildlifeSeasonal Culture and Wildlife
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 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 2Autumnwatch New England, Episode 2Autumnwatch New England, Episode 3Autumnwatch New England, Episode 1
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 New England culture and learn about leaf-changing science and see wildlife at night.Swirl into the world of maple syrup, discover the magic of caterpillars and learn more about the birds soaring across New England skies each fall.Discover how cranberries and pumpkins became fall fundamentals, see rare bird art and follow gangs of turkeys and nighttime critters.
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:Grade 6 video lessonpreview / Grade 7 video lessonpreviewGrade 8 video lessonpreview / Algebra 1 lesson previewAMERICAN EXPERIENCE: The Pilgrims: The Beaver Trade and Colonial New EnglandAMERICAN EXPERIENCE: The Pilgrims - CollectionA History of Thanksgiving