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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

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


  • 1455 -  Gutenberg Bible was first printed.
  • 1836 - The siege of the Alamo begins in San Antonio, Texas.
  • 1903 - Cuba leases Guantánamo Bay to the United States "in perpetuity"
  • 1954 - The first mass inoculation of children against polio with the Salk vaccine begins at an elementary school in Pittsburgh.
  • 1997 - Scientists in Scotland announce they have cloned an adult mammal,  a lamb named Dolly.
  • 2000 - Carlos Santana wins eight Grammy Awards for his album "Supernatural." 



Santana - Smooth - LISTEN
George Frideric Handel - 
Sarabande - LISTEN

THEME:  Vaccines

  • Grades 5-12 - NHPBS Video - Science Trek - Viruses: SmallPox - VIEW
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS Videos - Nova - Vaccines - Calling the Shots (Full Episode)  - VIEW
  • Grades 6-12 - PBS LearningMedia - NOVA - Vaccines:  Calling the Shots: Autism & Vaccines - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 6-12 - Nova - U.S. Polio Vaccines: Then and Now - VIEW
  • Grades 6-12 - PBS LearningMedia - NOVA - Vaccines:  Calling the Shots: The Smallpox Vaccine - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 6-12 - PBS LearningMedia - NOVA - Vaccines:  Calling the Shots: Immunity & Vaccines - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 6-12 - PBS LearningMedia - NOVA - Vaccines:  Calling the Shots: Herd Immunity - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - American Experience - The Polio Crusade - VIEW (Full series Passport Members)
  • Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - American Experience - The Polio Crusade Chapter One - VIEW 
  • Grades 7-12 - PBS LearningMedia - American Experience - The Polio Crusade Picture Gallery - VIEW
  • Grades 7-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Frontline -The Vaccine War - The Growing Debate Over Vaccine Safety - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - Reactions - Could the Polio Vaccine Save the World (...Again) - VIEW
  • Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - The Future of America's Past - Polio on Trial -VIEW
  • Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video -A Very Short History of Vaccines in America - VIEW
  • Grades 8-12 - NHPBS Video - Jonas Salk: Personally Speaking - VIEW
  • Grades 8-12 - NHPBS Video - The Importance of Vaccines Throughout History - VIEW
  • Grades 9-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Quest - Building Vaccines - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 9-12 -NH PBS Video  - Vaccine Ingredient Misconceptions, Debunked - VIEW
  • Grades 9-12 - NHPBS Video - Vaccines: What’s Inside Them and Are They Safe? - VIEW
  • Grades 9-12 - NHPBS Video - It's Okay to Be Smart - Inside the Lab That Invented the COVID-19 Vaccine - VIEW


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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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