Asteroids and Social Media

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Today is Asteroid Day, Disabled Veterans Day, NOW (National Organization For Women) Day, ad Social Media Day


  • 1908 - An asteroid explodes above Tunguska in Siberia.
  • 1934 - Hitler conducts a violent purge of his political rivals in what became known as the Night of the Long Knives,
  • 1966 -  National Organization for Women (NOW) is founded.
  • 1971 - The 26th Amendment, which lowered the voting age to 18, is ratified.
  • 1971 -  The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that the government cannot stop the New York Times or the Washington Post from publishing the Pentagon Papers.
  • 1994 - Tonya Harding is stripped of her national championship and is banned from skating fro life for her role in an attack on Nancy Kerrigan.
  • 1997 - The U.K. transfers sovereignty of Hong Kong to China.


  • 1917 - Actor and singer Lena Horne 
  • 1966 - Boxer Mike Tyson
  • 1985 - Swimmer Michael Phelps

THEME:  Asteroids and Social Media


  • Grades PreK-1- Sesame Street - Letter A Adventure -  VIEW
  • Grades PreK-4 - Ready Jet Go! -  VIEW, READ and DO
  • Grades PreK-4 - Ready Jet Go! - PBS LearningMedia  - Asteroids, Meteors, and Meteorites - VIEW
  • Grades K-6 - PBS LearningMedia - Asteroids and Comets - VIEW, READ, and DO
  • Grades 6-12 - PBS LearningMedia - NOVA: Asteroid; Doomsday or Payday? -  Mining Asteroids- VIEW and DO
  • Grades 6-12 - PBS LearningMedia - NOVA: Asteroid; Doomsday or Payday? -  Protecting Earth from Asteroids- VIEW and DO
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS Video - It's Okay to Be Smart - Asteroid Mining: Our Ticket To Living Off Earth? -VIEW
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS Video - It's Okay to Be Smart - Asteroids, Meteors, and Comets… OH MY!!! - VIEW
  • Grades 9-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Crash Course Astronomy - Asteroids -VIEW
  • Grades 11-12 - PBS LearningMedia - 5 Ways to Stop a Killer Asteroid  - VIEW


  • Grades 6-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Frontline - Social Media and Self-Promotion  VIEW, READ, and DO
  • Grades 6-12 - PBS LearningMedia - When is Your Brain Ready for Social Media? -VIEW, READ, and DO
  • Grades 9-12 - PBS LearningMedia - PBS NewsHour -Is Making a Threat on Social Media a Crime? - VIEW and READ


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