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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 2-6 [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.

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Week of Monday, November 2, 2020
(All Times Eastern, Check Local Listings)
Monday, November 2, 2020
12 pm1 pm2 pm3 pm4 pm
Curriculum/Theme:ScienceEngineeringSocial StudiesSocial StudiesSocial Studies
Grade Band: (Grades 6-8)(Grades 6-12)(Grades 7-12)(Grades 7-12)(Grades 9-12)
Program Title:Nature: Snowbound: Animals of WinterPhoenix Mars Mission: Onto the IceAmerican Experience: The Circus, Part 2 (2-4 PM)American Experience: The Circus, Part 2 (Cont.)American Masters: Unladylike2020: The Changemakers
Description:Travel across the snow globe with wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan to meet animal survivors of winter, from the penguins of Antarctica, to the Arctic fox, to the bison of Yellowstone.Follow the international team of talented and dedicated scientists, engineers, and researchers as they work to land on Mars—from practice landings with simulated catastrophic errors through the heart-pounding, seven-minute descent onto the Red Planet.Revisit the heyday of this distinctly American form of entertainment, when former rivals Barnum, Bailey, and the Ringling Brothers joined forces to present the “greatest show on earth” in big cities and small towns across the country.Revisit the heyday of this distinctly American form of entertainment, when former rivals Barnum, Bailey, and the Ringling Brothers joined forces to present the “greatest show on earth” in big cities and small towns across the country.Courageous, little-known, and diverse female trailblazers from the turn of the 20th century are highlighted through original artwork and animation; rare historical archival footage; and interviews with descendants, historians, and accomplished modern women.
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:Adaptations of Arctic AnimalsLife on Mars?The Circus: How Circus Bands Spread African American MusicThe Circus: How Circus Bands Spread African American MusicQueen Lili'uokalani: Unladylike
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Time12 pm1 pm2 pm3 pm4 pm
Theme, if applicable (e.g., Disaster Monday):Math Math Social StudiesSocial 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
Rick Steves: Fascism in EuropeAmerican Experience: The Chinese Exclusion Act (3-5 PM)American Experience: The Chinese Exclusion Act (Cont.)
One-sentence description:Converting Units / Introducing Graphs of Proportional Relationships Solving Systems of Equations / Building Quadratic Functions to Describe Situations (Part 1)
Learn about fascism’s history, from its roots in the turbulent aftermath of World War I, when masses of angry people rose up, to the rise of charismatic leaders who manipulated that anger and the totalitarian societies they built.Examine the origin, history, and impact of the 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to the United States and for Chinese nationals already here to become citizens.Examine the origin, history, and impact of the 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to the United States and for Chinese nationals already here to become citizens.
Related Resource Link:Grade 6 video lesson preview / Grade 7 video lesson previewGrade 8 video lesson preview / Algebra 1 lesson previewExploring the Rise of Italian FascismThe Chinese Exclusion ActThe Chinese Exclusion Act
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
12 pm1 pm2 pm3 pm4 pm
Curriculum/Theme:ScienceScienceSocial StudiesSocial StudiesSocial Studies
Grade Band: (Grades 6-8)(Grades 6-8)(Grades 9-12)(Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-12)
Program Title:Nature: Sex, Lies and ButterfliesNOVA: Inside Animal Minds: Bird GeniusShanghai 1937: Where World War II BeganMuhammad: Legacy of a ProphetMuhammad: Legacy of a Prophet (Cont.)
Description:Look beyond their bright colors and fragile beauty to explore the 360-degree vision, deceptive camouflage, and chemical weaponry of butterflies and follow them on one of the greatest migrations on Earth.See evidence that scientists have uncovered about how animals understand the world around them, including their problem-solving abilities, complex powers of communication, and even their emotions.After a century of humiliation and six years of repeated "Incidents" initiated by the Japanese military, China at last "stood up" in Shanghai, the most international city in Asia. The Battle of Shanghai has been described as the last battle of World War I and the first battle of World War II. This documentary film about the life of the Islamic prophet Muhammad is based on historical records and the stories of living American Muslims who call Muhammad the Messenger of God.This documentary film about the life of the Islamic prophet Muhammad is based on historical records and the stories of living American Muslims who call Muhammad the Messenger of God.
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:SciGirs: Butterfly Diaries - Data CollectionTool-Making CrowsKen Burns in the Classroom: The War - America's Entry Into WWIIMuhammad: Legacy of a Prophet | Finding the Prophet in His PeopleMuhammad: Legacy of a Prophet | Finding the Prophet in His People
Thursday, November 5, 2020
12 pm1 pm2 pm3 pm4 pm
Curriculum/Theme:Math Math Social StudiesSocial 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 3, Lesson 5 / Illustrative Math Grade 7: Unit 2, Lesson 11


Illustrative Math Grade 8: Unit 4, Lesson 15 / Illustrative Math Algebra 1: Unit 6, Lesson 6

The RegistryBoss: The Black Experience in Business (3-5 PM)Boss: The Black Experience in Business (Cont.)
Description:Comparing Speeds and Prices / Interpreting Graphs of Proportional Relationships

Writing Systems of Equations / Building Quadratic Equations to Describe Situations (Part 2)
Learn about the hidden history of the U.S. Army's Military Intelligence Service (MIS) during World War II—a story made possible because of a few aging Japanese American veterans with a little Internet savvy and a lot of determination.Learn about the untold story of African American entrepreneurship, where skill, industriousness, ingenuity, and sheer courage in the face of overwhelming odds provide the backbone of this nation’s economic and social growth.Learn about the untold story of African American entrepreneurship, where skill, industriousness, ingenuity, and sheer courage in the face of overwhelming odds provide the backbone of this nation’s economic and social growth.
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:Grade 6 video lesson preview / Grade 7 video lesson previewGrade 8 video lesson preview / Algebra 1 lesson previewGreat States : MinnesotaOur Inspiration: the Story of Maggie Lena WalkerOur Inspiration: The Story of Maggie Lena Walker
Friday, November 6, 2020
12 pm1 pm2 pm3 pm4 pm
Curriculum/Theme:Math Math ELA ELA ELA
Grade Band: (Grade 6) / (Grade 7) (Grade 8) / (Algebra) (Grade 6-12) / (Grades 6-12) (Grade 6-12) (Grades 6-12)
Program Title:Illustrative Math Grade 6: Unit 2, Lessons 8, 9 / PBS IM Grade 7: Unit 2, Lesson 7
Illustrative Math Grade 8: Unit 4, Lessons 9, 10 / Illustrative Math Algebra 1: Unit 6, Lesson 3
Poetry in America: Hymmnn and Hum Bom! (2-2:30 PM) / Poetry in America: To Prisoners(2:30-3 PM)American Masters: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise (3-5 PM)American Masters: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise (Cont.)
Description:How Much for One? and Constant Speed /
Comparing Relationships with Tables
When Are They the Same? / Building Quadratic Functions from Geometric Patterns
In this episode, we read two of Allen Ginsberg’s most emotionally transporting poems, the “Hymmnn” from Kaddish, and the anti-war chant “Hum Bom!” / Learn from Senator John McCain, playwright and activist Anna Deavere Smith, poets Reginald Dwayne Betts and Li-Young Lee, and four exonerated prisoners about poetry’s special resonance for those behind bars.
Journey through the prolific life of the activist and author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, who inspired generations with lyrical modern African American thought. Features new interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Common, the Clintons, and others.Journey through the prolific life of the activist and author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, who inspired generations with lyrical modern African American thought. Features new interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Common, the Clintons, and others.
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:Grade 6 video lesson preview / Grade 7 video lesson previewGrade 8 video lesson preview / Algebra 1 lesson previewHymmnn and Hum BomMaya Angelou: And Still I Rise - CollectionMaya Angelou: And Still I Rise - Collection
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:Brooks: To Prisoners