Layers of Learning

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Today is Anne Dudley Bradstreet Day, National Guacamole Day, Play-doh Day, International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, and National Cinnamon-Raisin Bread Day.


  • 1630 - The village of Shawmut changes its name to Boston.
  • 1920 -  A bomb in a horse wagon explodes in front of the J. P. Morgan building in New York City killing 38 and injuring 400.
  • 1940 - FDR signs the first peacetime military draft into law.
  • 1974 - President Ford announces a conditional amnesty for Vietnam War draft dodgers.
  • 1987 - The Montreal Protocol, designed to protect the ozone layer,  is signed.


  • 1886 - Abstract artist Jean Arp
  • 1898 - Curious George co-creator H. A. Rey
  • 1925 - Musician B.B. King
  • 1925 - A Separate Peace author, John Knowles
  • 1950 - Historian Henry Louis Gates Jr.
  • 1971 - Actor Amy Poehler
  • 1974 - Politicians Joaquin and Julian Castro
  • 1992 - Musician Nick Jonas

B.B. King - The Thrill Is Gone - LISTEN
B.B. King - How Blue Can You Get - LISTEN


  • Grades K-5 - NHPBS Kids Writers Contest - Jacob and Jack Save the Ozone - VIEW
  • Grades 3-6 - NASA - EO Kids - Ozone Hole - READ and DO
  • Grades 5-12 - NHPBS Video - Why Don’t We Hear About the Ozone Hole Anymore? - VIEW
  • Grades 5-12 - NHPBS Video - PBS NewsHour - Antarctic Ozone Hole Believed to Be Shrinking - VIEW
  • Grades 6-12 - NASA - NASA Ozone Watch - VIEW, READ, DO, and MONITOR
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS Video - Global Weirding - What About the Ozone Hole? - VIEW
  • Grades 6-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Changes in the Ozone Layer - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 6-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Ozone Hole (Available in Spanish) - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 6-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Ozone: The Good, the Bad, and the CFCs - VIEW
  • Grades 6-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Nova - A Hole in the Sky - VIEW, READ, and DO
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS Video - Ozone Hole: How We Saved the Planet (Full Program) - VIEW (Passport Members only)
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS Video - Ozone Hole: How We Saved the Planet - Discovering the Ozone Hole - VIEW
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS Video - Ozone Hole: How We Saved the Planet - The World Takes Action - VIEW


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  • McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

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    • 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.
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  • PBS Teachers' Lounge
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