High Altitude Learning

Friday, December 11, 2020

Today is International Mountain Day, Kaleidoscope Day, National App Day, and National “Have a Bagel” Day.

Today's Birthdays
Songs of the Day
Today's Theme: Mountains




John Denver - Rocky Mountain High - LISTEN
Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell - Ain't No Mountain High Enough - LISTEN
Climb Ev'ry Mountain Finale from The Sound of Music - LISTEN
Hector Berlioz - 
 Symphonie Fantastique - Dream Of A Witches Sabbath - LISTEN
Hounddog - Big Mama Thornton - LISTEN

THEME:  Mountains

  • Grades K-6 - PBS LearningMedia - Science Trek - Mountain Goats | Science Trek - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 1-4 - PBS LearningMedia - Plum Landing -Discover the Mountains - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 1-4 - PBS LearningMedia - Plum Landing -Master the Mountains - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 1-4 - PBS LearningMedia - Plum Landing  - Mountain Scramble: An Ecosystem Game - DO
  • Grades 1-4 - PBS LearningMedia - Plum Landing  - Rocky Mountain Roundup Scavenger Hunt - DO
  • Grades 1-4 - PBS LearningMedia - Earth to Blorb: Mountains! - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 4-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Nature - Pandas: Born to be Wild - Changing Seasons in the Mountains - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 6-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Geology and Mountains - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 6-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Nova - The Grand Canyon: Ancient Mountains (Available in Spanish) - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 6-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Nova - Making North America - Formation of the Ancestral Rockies - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 6-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Nova - Trying to Breathe on Mount Everest - VIEW, READ, DO


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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.

  • Cheshire County Historical Society

  • 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
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  • PBS Teachers' Lounge
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