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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 October 26-30 [PDF]

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

Find BINGO activities and more for young learners here.

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Week of Monday, October 26, 2020
(All Times Eastern, Check Local Listings)
Monday, October 26, 2020
12 pm1 pm2 pm3 pm4 pm
Curriculum/Theme:ScienceScienceSocial StudiesSocial StudiesSocial Studies
Grade Band: (Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-8)(Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-12)(Grades 8-12)
Program Title:Life from Above: Colorful PlanetNature: Attenborough and the Sea DragonThe Story of China with Michael Wood: The Last Empire / The Age of Revolution (2-4 PM)The Story of China with Michael Wood: The Last Empire / The Age of Revolution (Cont.)Secrets of the Dead: The Woman in the Iron Coffin
Description:Often called the "blue planet," Earth is actually a kaleidoscope of color resulting from natural and human activities.Join Sir David Attenborough as he pieces together the remarkable discovery of the ichthyosaur, a fearsome fish lizard that lived during the age of dinosaurs.Learn about China's last empire, the Qing, and about the great Taiping Rebellion, which resulted in the death of 20 million and the fall of the empire in 1911. Learn about China's last empire, the Qing, and about the great Taiping Rebellion, which resulted in the death of 20 million and the fall of the empire in 1911. In 2011, construction workers found human remains buried in an elaborate iron coffin belonging to a young African American woman who had died before the Civil War and the federal abolishment of slavery. Follow a team of historians and scientists as they investigate this woman’s story and reveal a vivid picture of what life was like for free African American people in the North.
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:The Ocean, A Driving Force for Weather and ClimateNOVA: Australia's First Four Billion Years - Ancient Sea ReptilesThe Story of China: Know Your DynastiesThe Story of China: Know Your DynastiesSlavery in the North
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
12 pm1 pm2 pm3 pm4 pm
Curriculum/Theme:MathMathSocial StudiesSocial StudiesSocial Studies
Grade Band: (Grade 6) / (Grade 7) (Grade 8) / (Algebra) (Grades 7-12)(Grades 7-12)(Grades 6-12)
Program Title:Illustrative Math Grade 6: Unit 2, Lesson 8, 9
PBS IM Grade 7: Unit 2, Lesson 7
Illustrative Math Grade 8: Unit 4, Lesson 9,10
Illustrative Math Algebra 1: Unit 6, Lesson 3
Reconstruction: America After the Civil War, Part 1 (2-4)Reconstruction: America After the Civil War, Part 1 (Cont.)John Lewis: Get in the Way
Description:How Much for One? and Constant Speed /
Comparing Relationships with Tables
When Are They the Same? /
Building Quadratic Functions from Geometric Patterns
Reconstruction: America After the Civil War explores the transformative years following the war, when the nation struggled to rebuild in the face of profound loss, massive destruction, and revolutionary social change.Post-Civil War America was a new world. For African Americans living in the former Confederacy, Reconstruction was what historian W. E. B. Du Bois once described as their “brief moment in the sun.”Follow the journey of civil rights hero, congressman, and human rights champion John Lewis. At the Selma march, Lewis came face-to-face with club-wielding troopers and exemplified nonviolence.
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:Grade 6 video lesson preview / Grade 7 video lesson previewGrade 8 video lesson preview / Algebra 1 lesson previewReconstruction: America After the Civil War - CollectionReconstruction: America After the Civil War - CollectionThe Right to Vote
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
12 pm1 pm2 pm3 pm4 pm
Curriculum/Theme:Science / ScienceEngineeringSocial StudiesSocial StudiesSocial Studies
Grade Band: (Grades 6-8) / (Grades 6-8)(Grades 6-12)(Grades 7-12)(Grades 7-12)(Grades 6-12)
Program Title:Changing Seas: Creatures of the Deep (12-12:30 PM, Eastern); SciGirls: Horsing Around (12:30-1 PM, Eastern)NOVA: Apollo's Daring MissionReconstruction: America After the Civil War, Part 2 (2-4 PM, Eastern)Reconstruction: America After the Civil War, Part 2 (Cont.)In Their Own Words: Muhammad Ali
Description:New research sheds light on the lives of little-known animals that spend their entire lives in the Gulf of Mexico's cold, deep waters. / Four girls design a set of experiments for three horses that quantify their fitness, stride length, and conformation, and devise a test to measure how smoothly each horse moves.Hear Apollo astronauts and engineers tell the inside story of how the first mission to the Moon, Apollo 8, pioneered groundbreaking technologies that would pave the way to land a man on the Moon and win the space race. This show contains material that may be sensitive for some students. Teachers should exercise discretion in evaluating whether this show is suitable for their class.Hour three of the series examines the years 1877-1896, a transitional period that saw visions of a “New South” set the stage for the rise of Jim Crow and the undermining of Reconstruction’s legal and political legacy.The turn of the century is known as the "nadir" of race relations, when white supremacy was ascendant and African Americans faced both physical and psychological oppression.Follow Muhammad Ali’s path from a gym in Louisville to boxing successes, conversion to Islam, opposition to the draft, exile from the ring, comeback fights, Parkinson’s disease, and his inspirational reemergence at the Atlanta Olympics.
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:Animals of the Northern Gulf of MexicoApollo's Daring Mission: Rocket Engine Design ProblemReconstruction: America After the Civil War - CollectionReconstruction: America After the Civil War - CollectionMuhammad Ali: Boxer and Civil Rights Activist
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:SciGirls: Horsing Around 02 - Research
Thursday, October 29, 2020
12 pm1 pm2 pm3 pm4 pm
Curriculum/Theme:MathMathSocial StudiesSocial StudiesSocial Studies
Grade Band: (Grade 6)/(Grade 7) (Grade 8) / (Algebra) (Grades 9-12)(Grades 9-12)(Grades 6-12)
Program Title:Illustrative Math Grade 6: Unit 2, Lesson 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
American Experience: The Circus, Part 1 (2-4 PM, Eastern)American Experience: The Circus, Part 1 (Cont.)10 That Changed America: 10 Modern Marvels That Changed America
Description:How Much for One? and Constant Speed
/ Comparing Relationships with Equations
Systems of Equations
/ Comparing Quadratic and Exponential Functions
Explore the early days of this popular, influential, and distinctly American form of entertainment during an era when master showmen P. T. Barnum, James Bailey, and the Ringling Brothers transformed the nation’s popular culture.Explore the early days of this popular, influential and distinctly American form of entertainment during an era when master showmen P. T. Barnum, James Bailey, and the Ringling Brothers transformed the nation’s popular culture.Learn about the people who found ways to provide safe drinking water to growing cities, opened new lines of commerce with canals, and built a railroad line that connected the coasts.
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:Grade 6 video lesson preview / Grade 7 video lesson previewGrade 8 video lesson preview / Algebra 1 lesson previewCircus Women Advocate for SuffrageCircus Women Advocate for SuffrageHoover Dam
Friday, October 30, 2020
12 pm1 pm2 pm3 pm4 pm
Curriculum/Theme:MathMathELA/Science LiteracyScience LiteracyELA
Grade Band: (Grade 6) / (Grade 7) (Grade 8) / (Algebra) (Grades 6-12) / (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, Lesson 4,5
Illustrative Math Algebra 1: Unit 6, Lesson 2
Poetry in America: Fast Break (2-2:30 PM, Eastern) / POV: Inventing Tomorrow (2:30-4 PM, Eastern)POV: Inventing Tomorrow (Cont.) American Masters: Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin
Description:Introducing Double Number Line Diagrams
/ Using Equations to Solve Problems
More Balanced Moves
/ How Does it Change?
In this video excerpted from Poetry in America, join Edward Hirsch, host Elisa New, NBA players Shaquille O'Neal, Pau Gasol, and Shane Battier, and a group of pickup basketball players as they use basketball to understand poetry—and poetry to better understand the game of basketball. / Teenage innovators prepare solutions to the world's environmental threats for presentation at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.Teenage innovators prepare solutions to the world's environmental threats for presentation at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.Explore the remarkable life and legacy of the late feminist author Ursula K. Le Guin, whose groundbreaking work, including The Left Hand of Darkness, transformed American literature by bringing science fiction into the literary mainstream.
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:Grade 6 video lesson preview / Grade 7 video lesson previewGrade 8 video lesson preview / Algebra 1 lesson previewPoetry in America: Fast BreakInventing Tomorrow: Understanding Soil as a Filter/Ursula K. Le Guin - Collection
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:Inventing Tomorrow: Understanding Soil as a Filter