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This is going to be 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 new 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 September 21-25 [PDF]

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

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Week of Monday, September 21, 2020
(All Times Eastern, Check Local Listings)
Monday, September 21, 2020
12 pm1 pm2 pm3 pm4 pm
Curriculum/Theme:ScienceScience / ScienceSocial StudiesSocial StudiesSocial Studies
Grade Band: (Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-8) / (Grades 6-8)(Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-9)(Grades 6-12)
Program Title:Wild Metropolis: ResidentSciGirls: High Tech Tide (1-1:30) / SciGirls: Super Sleuths (1:30-2)Civilizations, Episode 9: What Is Art Good For?Africa's Great Civilizations, Episode 5: The Atlantic AgeBreakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World: The Robot
Description:From pythons in Bangkok to otters in Singapore, cities may seem unlikely havens for wildlife, but for animals able to adapt, the urban world is filled with opportunity.Florida SciGirls unite with marine biologists to digitally track spotted eagle rays in the Gulf of Mexico. / Emi and friends team up with real forensic scientists to solve the mysterious theft of the priceless "Queen of the Forest" ceremonial mask.Explore the fate of art in the machine and profit-driven world: Should art create a realm separate from the modern world or plunge headlong into the chaos while transforming the way we see and live in it?The Atlantic trading world gave rise to powerful new kingdoms but also to the transatlantic slave trade. Learn about the revolutionary movements of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, including the advent of the Sokoto Caliphate.Learn how robots were first conceptualized in ancient Rome and see how their use has evolved over the centuries, from the calculator to the Roomba.
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:Peregrine Falcons in Urban Settings: World's Fastest Animal SciGirls: High Tech Tide ResearchAi Weiwei Asks, "What Is Freedom?" In New ExhibitAfrica's Greatest Civilization CollectionNOVA: Rise of the Robots, Engineering a Robotic Future
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:SciGirls: Super Sleuths
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
12 pm1 pm2 pm3 pm4 pm
Curriculum/Theme:ScienceEngineeringSocial StudiesSocial StudiesSocial Studies
Grade Band: (Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-9)(Grades 6-12)
Program Title:Wild Metropolis: CommutersBlackbird: Legacy of InnovationSecrets of the Dead: Galileo's MoonAfrica's Great Civilizations, Episode 6: Commerce and the Clash of CivilizationsBreakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World: The Car
Description:In a modern migration, animals travel in and out of cities to find food or shelter or to start a family. See if the secret to success in a fast-changing world is commuting.See the challenges and breakthroughs encountered while working on the design of the Blackbird, the world’s fastest and highest-flying aircraft.Join experts as they uncover the truth behind the find of the century: an alleged proof copy of Galileo’s “Sidereus Nuncius,” with the astronomer’s signature and seemingly original watercolor paintings that changed our understanding of the cosmos.In the nineteenth century, a fierce competition for resources and trade stimulated ingenuity while also enticing European powers and inciting conflicts that would threaten the stability and well-being of the continent.Go for a ride through the 9,000-year history of the car, from its roots in dogsleds to Henry Ford’s affordable and assembly line–built Model T, and meet the scientists working on the next generation of self-driving automobiles.
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:Nature Works Everywhere, Urban Habitat ClipOvercoming the Challenges of Solar Powered Flight, The Impossible FlightGalileo on the MoonAfrica's Great Civilizations CollectionThe Impact of Technology - Cars
Wednesday, September 23, 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 6-12)
Program Title:Wild Metropolis: SurvivorsNature: Wild FloridaKen Burns's The Roosevelts, Episode 1: Get Action (1858-1901)Ken Burns's The Roosevelts, Episode 1: Get Action (1858-1901) (Cont.)Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World: The Rocket
Description:As the urban world grows, animals are displaced from land that belonged to them. From herons to humpback whales, follow the captivating stories of wild survivors.Florida is home to beaches, coral reefs, pine forests, and the famous Everglades wetland, but a growing human population and abandoned exotic pets (like pythons) threaten this wild paradise. Can Florida's ecosystems continue to weather the storm?The century-long Roosevelt legacy begins with the birth of Theodore Roosevelt on October 27, 1858.

The century-long Roosevelt legacy begins with the birth of Theodore Roosevelt on October 27, 1858.

Learn about the explosive history of the rocket, from its origin in ancient China, to its use as a weapon of war, to how the addition of hydrogen allowed it to carry astronauts all the way to the moon.
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:Peregrine Falcons in urban Settings, World's Fastest AnimalFlorida's Everglades: The River of GrassKen Burns in the Classroom: The RooseveltsKen Burns in the Classroom: The RooseveltsGenerating the Force to Propel Rockets, Rise of the Rockets
Thursday, September 24, 2020
12 pm1 pm2 pm3 pm4 pm
Curriculum/Theme:ScienceScienceSocial StudiesSocial StudiesSocial Studies
Grade Band: (Grades 6-8)(Grades 9-12)(Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-12)
Program Title:NOVA: Killer FloodsClimate Change: The FactsKen Burns's The Roosevelts, Episode 2: In the Arena (1901-1910)Ken Burns's The Roosevelts, Episode 2: In the Arena (1901-1910) (Cont.)Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World: The Smartphone
Description:Follow geologists around the globe as they uncover fossil evidence to reconstruct catastrophic Ice Age floods that violently reshaped the ancient world.Learn about the impact of climate change (what could happen if global warming exceeds 1.5 degrees?) and discover how the latest innovations and technology pose potential solutions that may prevent further damage.After William McKinley's assassination, Theodore Roosevelt arrives in Washington in 1901 as the youngest president of the United States.After William McKinley's assassination, Theodore Roosevelt arrives in Washington in 1901 as the youngest president of the United States.Dial in to the fascinating history of the smartphone, from its roots in Morse code to 2007, when Apple unveiled the first-ever iPhone.
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:Sculpted by Floods: The Northwest's Ice Age LegacyChoosing Earth's Climate FutureKen Burns in the Classroom: The RooseveltsKen Burns in the Classroom: The RooseveltsWar News in the Digital World: Real, Staged, or Both?
Friday, September 25, 2020
12 pm1 pm2 pm3 pm4 pm
Curriculum/Theme:ScienceScienceELAELAELA
Grade Band: (Grades 6-8)(Grades 6-12)(Grades 9-12) (Grades 9-12) (Grades 9-12)
Program Title:Spy in the Wild 2: A Nature Miniseries: The TropicsGenius by Stephen Hawking: Why Are We Here?Great Performances: Much Ado About Nothing (150 min)Great Performances: Much Ado About Nothing (Cont.)Great Performances: Much Ado About Nothing (Cont.) / Poetry in America: Urban Love Poem
Description: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.Join Stephen Hawking as he challenges three ordinary people to think like philosophers and scientists to work out why they exist at all.Recorded live at the Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park, this modern interpretation of Shakespeare's romantic classic with an all-black cast features Danielle Brooks and Grantham Coleman and is directed by Tony Award–winner Kenny Leon.Recorded live at the Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park, this modern interpretation of Shakespeare's romantic classic with an all-black cast features Danielle Brooks and Grantham Coleman and is directed by Tony Award–winner Kenny Leon.Recorded live at the Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park, this modern interpretation of Shakespeare's romantic classic with an all-black cast features Danielle Brooks and Grantham Coleman and is directed by Tony Award–winner Kenny Leon. / In this episode, we consider how the poet Marilyn Chin interweaves her own coming of age with that of a beloved city, San Francisco, as she explores the city’s history from the Gold Rush and early Chinese immigration to the rise of Silicon Valley.
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:Engineering Robotic Cameras to Observe Animals In NatureHow We LearnGreat Performances: Much Ado About NothingGreat Performances: Much Ado About NothingGreat Performances: Much Ado About Nothing