Thomas Hardy, Video Games, and Queen Elizabeth II

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Today is Leave The Office Early Day, National Rotisserie Chicken Day, and National Rocky Road Day. On this date in 1953 Queen Elizabeth II was crowned. On this date, in 1981 the video game Donkey Kong made its U.S. debut. Author Thomas Hardy was born on this date in 1849.  Composer Sir Edward Elgar was born on this date in 1857. 

Theme: Thomas Hardy, Video Games, and Queen Elizabeth II

  • Grades PreK-1- Sesame Street Games -  DO
  • Grades PreK-5 - PBS Kid Games  -DO
  • Grades PreK-3 - ODD Squad - ODD Squad Games -VIEW
  • Grades 2-10 - PBS LearningMedia - MIT's Science Out Loud - How to Mke a Video Game  VIEW and DO
  • Grades 5-12 - PBS LearningMedia - SciTech  Now - Careers in Video Game Development  VIEW, READ, and DO
  • Grades 6-12 - PBS Learning Media - Above the Noise - Is Video Game Addiction Real? -VIEW, READ and DO
  • Grades 6-12 - PBS Learning Media - Above the Noise - Are Video Games Really Making Us Mor Violent? -VIEW
  • Grades 8-12 - NHPBS VI\ideo - Conversation with World Donkey Kong Champion  - VIEW
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS Video - The Art Assignment - The Case for Video Games - VIEW
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS Video - In Their Own Words - Queen Elizabeth II - VIEW
  • Grades 6-12 - The Poetry Foundation - Thomas Hardy - READ
  • GRades 6-12 - Academy of American Poets - Thomas Hardy  - READ


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National Remote Learning Resources

PBS LearningMedia

PBS LearningMedia

NHPBS and PBS have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more for educators. You can also create your own lessons and assignments to meet the needs of your students.


Annenberg Learner

Searchable online video courses and interactives across the curriculum and grade levels in areas like chemistry, literature, music, the visual arts, social studies, world languages storytelling, spelling and lots more.



Features over 1,000 animated shorts and quizzes for students in grades K-12 covering science, social studies, English, math, the arts, health, and technology.  The service is free to schools closed due to COVID-19.


Scholastic Learn At Home

Everyday Scholastic will feature four learning experiences, built around a story or video.

Storyline Online

StoryLine Online

A series of imaginatively produced videos featuring celebrated actors reading children's books.

Local Learning Resources

The best of NH learning resources from around the state.

  • McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

  • New Hampshire Public Radio:

    • Civics 101 -  Tons of great (and free!) audio, activities, resources, and lessons to help you stay engaged with civics.
    • Ask Sam - Ask Sam features Outside/In host Sam Evans-Brown answering listener questions about the mysteries and quirks of the natural world.
  • Seacoast Science Center in Odiorne Point State Park

    • Learning Connection - Even though their doors are closed, we’re still here to connect you to the inspirational powers of nature and engage you in learning. 
  • Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

  • Strawbery Banke Museum

    • Online Learning - Virtual Tours, the Virtual Classroom, artifacts of the week, featured items from the Collections, Horticulture Learning Center materials, and more.
  • Tiger Takes On



PBS Kids for Teachers/Caregivers/Parents

  • PBS for Parents
    A guide of PBS resources targeted for parents teaching kids, features a great activity finder
  • PBS Education
    The greatest teachers ignite a love of learning and a sense of possibility that motivates students to reach their full potential.
  • PBS Teachers' Lounge
    This site has great teaching tips, ideas, resources and support for teachers.
  • PBS KIDS Games app
    Offers nearly 200 educational games, which can be downloaded for offline play anytime, anywhere. 

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