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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 28-October 2 [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 28, 2020
(All Times Eastern, Check Local Listings)
Monday, September 28, 2020
12 pm1 pm2 pm3 pm4 pm
Curriculum/Theme:Science / ScienceScienceSocial StudiesSocial StudiesSocial Studies
Grade Band: (Grades 6-8) / (Grades 6-8)(Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-12)
Program Title:SciGirls: Cartoon Coders (12-12:30) / SciGirls: Science Cooks (12:30-1)Big Pacific: MysteriousKen Burns's The Roosevelts, Episode 3: The Fire of Life (1910-1919) (2-4)Ken Burns's The Roosevelts, Episode 3: The Fire of Life (1910-1919) (Cont.)The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, Episode 1: The Black Atlantic (1500-1800)
Description:Fueled by their passion for technology and social justice, Kanah, Margaret, and Eh Lay create a computer animation that urges kids to take action in their own communities. / The SciGirls calculate the nutritional content of two recipes and then investigate ways to increase their nutritional value by exploring the effects of cooking time, acids, and salt on taste.We are just beginning to explore the depths of the Pacific Ocean, which covers one-third of Earth, as well as the organisms that live there.With his election to the New York State Senate in 1910, Franklin D. Roosevelt sets out to make a name for himself in Albany.With his election to the New York State Senate in 1910, Franklin D. Roosevelt sets out to make a name for himself in Albany.Explore the truly global experiences that created the African American people beginning a full century before the first documented “20-and-odd” slaves who arrived at Jamestown, Virginia.
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:SciGirls: Cartoon Coders BrainstormSciGirls: Terrific Pacific ObservationsKen Burns in the Classroom: The RooseveltsKen Burns in the Classroom: The RooseveltsThe African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross - Collection
Related PBP LearningMedia Resource Link:SciGirls: Science Cooks
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
12 pm1 pm2 pm3 pm4 pm
Curriculum/Theme:ScienceScienceSocial StudiesSocial StudiesSocial Studies
Grade Band: (Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-12)
Program Title:NOVA: Saving the Dead SeaBig Pacific: ViolentKen Burns's The Roosevelts, Episode 4: The Storm (1920-1933) (2-4)Ken Burns's The Roosevelts, Episode 4: The Storm (1920-1933)(Cont.)The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, Episode 2: The Age of Slavery (1800-1860)
Description:As the Dead Sea shrinks, engineers prepare a daring solution: to connect it with the Red Sea by way of a massive desalination plant. But will it put the environment at risk?Violence is part of life in the Pacific, and those that live here must choose whether to avoid conflict or rise to meet it.In the 1920s, memories of Theodore Roosevelt begin to fade. The Great War is over, Woodrow Wilson is ill, and the American public is weary of domestic reform and events overseas.In the 1920s, memories of Theodore Roosevelt begin to fade. The Great War is over, Woodrow Wilson is ill, and the American public is weary of domestic reform and events overseas.Black lives change dramatically following the American Revolution, as individuals including Harriet Tubman, Richard Allen, and Frederick Douglass push the issue of slavery to the forefront of national politics.
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:Saving the Dead Sea: Geologic Evidence Reveals a Threat to a Saltwater PipelineThe Shark and the LampreyKen Burns in the Classroom: The RooseveltsKen Burns in the Classroom: The RooseveltsThe African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross - Collection
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
12 pm1 pm2 pm3 pm4 pm
Curriculum/Theme:Science and SocietyScienceSocial StudiesSocial StudiesSocial Studies
Grade Band: (Grades 9-12)(Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-12)
Program Title:Ozone Hole: How We Saved the PlanetBig Pacific: VoraciousKen Burns' The Roosevelts, Episode 5: The Rising Road (1933-1939)Ken Burns' The Roosevelts, Episode 5: The Rising Road (1933-1939) (Cont.)The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, Episode 3: Into the Fire (1861-1896)
Description:Here is the forgotten story of the hole in the ozone layer—and how the world came together to fix it—as told by the scientists and politicians who spotted and solved the planetary problem.See how the challenge of finding food drives all life in the Pacific Ocean.Franklin Delano Roosevelt's 1933 presidential inauguration comes during the nation's worst economic crisis: the Great Depression.Franklin Delano Roosevelt's 1933 presidential inauguration comes during the nation's worst economic crisis: the Great Depression.Black Americans flee plantations to serve in the United States Colored Troops, and after emancipation, black people seek economic, political, and civil rights.
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:Ozone: The Good, The Bad, The CFCsCoastal Flood Web: Exploring EcosystemsKen Burns in the Classroom: The RooseveltsKen Burns in the Classroom: The RooseveltsThe African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross - Collection
Thursday, October 1, 2020
12 pm1 pm2 pm3 pm4 pm
Curriculum/Theme:Engineering / MathScienceSocial StudiesSocial StudiesSocial Studies
Grade Band: (Grades 6-8) / (Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-12)(Grades 6-12)
Program Title:SciGirls: Super Sensors (12-12:30) / Get the Math 2.0 (12:30-1)Big Pacific: PassionateKen Burns's The Roosevelts, Episode 6: The Common Cause (1939-1944) (2-4)Ken Burns's The Roosevelts, Episode 6: The Common Cause (1939-1944) (Cont.)The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, Episode 4: Making a Way Out of No Way (1897-1940)
Description:Inspired by high-tech NASA sensor technology, Rihighna and her friends design and code wildlife cameras to capture images of the animals in their neighborhood. / Drawing on conventions of popular reality TV shows, Get the Math 2.0 challenges teens to solve a series of problems using algebraic thinking.See how the quest to multiply has led to a broad range of unusual behaviors and adaptations.By the late summer of 1939, Franklin Delano Roosevelt is halfway through his second term in office.By the late summer of 1939, Franklin Delano Roosevelt is halfway through his second term in office.Black Americans search for opportunities in the North and the West, while black arts and culture grow in spite of Jim Crow.
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:SciGirls: Super Sensors, Plan and TestDolphin Reproductive BehaviorKen Burns in the Classroom: The RooseveltsKen Burns in the Classroom: The RooseveltsThe African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross - Collection
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:Writing Algebraic Equations
Friday, October 2, 2020
12 pm1 pm2 pm3 pm4 pm
Curriculum/Theme:ScienceScienceELA ELAELA
Grade Band: (Grades 6-8)(Grades 6-12)(Grades 8-12) (Grade 7-12) (Grade 7-12)
Program Title:NOVA: Animal EspionageNature: The Serengeti RulesGreat Performances: Ellis Island: The Dream of America with Pacific SymphonyAmerican Masters: Sammy Davis Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me American Masters: Sammy Davis Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me
Description:See how advances in camera technology are revolutionizing how we study and protect animals.Travel back in time, from the Arctic Ocean to Pacific tide pools, with a pioneering group of scientists who make surprising discoveries that transform human understanding of nature and ecology.Experience Peter Boyer's immersive musical story of Ellis Island immigrants through a Grammy-nominated orchestral score, narration, and visuals. Conducted by Carl St. Clair, with readings by Barry Bostwick, Camryn Manheim, and Michael Nouri.Explore the entertainer's vast talent and journey for identity through the shifting tides of civil rights and racial progress during twentieth-century America. Features Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, and clips from his TV, film, and concert performances.Explore the entertainer's vast talent and journey for identity through the shifting tides of civil rights and racial progress during twentieth-century America. Features Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, and clips from his TV, film, and concert performances.
Related PBS LearningMedia Resource Link:Animal Espionage: How Fear of Predators Impacts the Health of EcosystemsThe Serengeti RulesMission US: City of ImmigrantsAmerican Masters: Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be MeAmerican Masters: Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me