The Grand Canyon

Deep and Layered Learning

Friday, February 26, 2021

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Today's Birthdays
Songs of the Day
Today's Theme: The Grand Canyon


  • 1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from Elba.
  • 1919 - President Woodrow Wilson signs an act of Congress establishing the Grand Canyon National Park.
  • 1970 - National Public Radio is incorporated.
  • 1993 - A  bomb explodes in the garage of the World Trade Center in New York, killing six and injuring over 1,000.
  • 2012 - Trayon Martin, 17, is shot to death in Sanford, Florida., by  neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman.



Fats Domino - Blueberry Hill - LISTEN
Johnny Cash - I Walk the Line - LISTEN

THEME:  The Grand Canyon

  • Grades PreK-2 - Nature Cat - Behold the Grand Canyon -VIEW
  • Grades 3-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Nova - The Grand Canyon: How It Formed (Available in Spanish) - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 3-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Nova - The Grand Canyon: Conservation and Development (Available in Spanish) - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 3-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Nova -The Top Two Rock Layers - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 4-8 - PBS LearningMedia - Nova - Uncovering Layers of the Grand Canyon (Available in Spanish) - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 6-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Nova - The Grand Canyon: Ancient Mountains (Available in Spanish) - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 6-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Nova - The Grand Canyon: Evidence of Earth's Past  - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 6-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Nova - The Grand Canyon: Its Youngest Rocks (Available in Spanish) - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 8-12 - NHPBS Video -  Beyond-the-Rim-100-Years-Grand-Canyon - VIEW
  • Grades 8-12 - NHPBS Video - Its Okay to Be Smart - How Does A Canyon Become Grand? - VIEW


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