Learning To Quack About
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Today is Korean American Day, Public Radio Broadcasting Day, Rubber Ducky Day, Stephen Foster Day, National Gluten-Free Day, and National Peach Melba Day.
Songs of the Day
Today's Theme: Ducks
ON THIS DATE
- 1888 - The National Geographic Society is founded in Washington, D.C.
- 1910 - The first public radio broadcast takes place; a live performance of the operas Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci are sent out over the airwaves from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.
- 1966 - Robert C. Weaver becomes the first African American Cabinet member when he is appointed United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
- 1968 - Johnny Cash performs live at Folsom State Prison.
- 1990 - Douglas Wilder of Virginia becomes the first elected African American governor
SONGS OF THE DAY
Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues - LISTEN
Gwen Verdon - Whatever Lola Wants, Damn Yankees - LISTEN
Rubber Duckie featuring Daveed Diggs - LISTEN
- Grades PreK-1 - Sesame Street - Elmo's Ducks Lyric Video - VIEW
- Grades PreK-1 - Sesame Street - Five Fairy Ducks - VIEW
- Grades PreK-1 - Daniel Tiger - Margaret Feeds the Ducks - VIEW
- Grades PreK-1 - Word World - Stuck Duck - VIEW
- Grades 4-12 - Wildlife Journal Junior - Anatidae - Ducks, Geese, Swans
- Grades 5-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Untamed - Water Birds - VIEW, READ, DO
- Grades 5-12 - NHPBS Video - Nature - Jumping Duckling - VIEW
- Grades 5-12 - NHPBS Video - Nature - Fixing Your Feathers - VIEW
- Grades 5-12 - NHPBS Video - Nature - Warm Ducks in the Cold Arctic - VIEW
- Grades 5-12 - Nature - Infographic: All About Ducks - READ
- Grades 5-12 - Nature - Infographic: Meet the Ducks - READ
- Grades 6-8 - PBS LearningMedia - Nova - Duck Development - VIEW and DO
- Grades 6-12 - NHPBS Video - What Actually Makes Water Roll Off a Duck's Back? - VIEW
National Remote Learning Resources
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.
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.
Everyday Scholastic will feature four learning experiences, built around a story or video.
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.