All About Holidays Learning
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Today is National Pistachio Day, National Chili Day, National Clam Chowder Day, National Chocolate-Covered Peanuts Day, and Purim begins at sundown.
* indicates a resource or program highlighting Black history, culture, or an individual.
Songs of the Day
Today's Theme: Purim
ON THIS DATE
SONGS OF THE DAY
George Harrison - I Got My Mind Set On You - LISTEN
Concert for George - While My Guitar Gently Weeps - LISTEN
- Grades PreK-1 - Sesame Street - Making Hamentaschen - VIEW
- Grades PreK-2 - Shalom Sesame: Purim Story - VIEW
- Grades PreK-2 - Shalom Sesame: Be Happy, It's Purim! - VIEW
- Grades K-5 - PBS LearningMedai - All About the Holidays - Purim - VIEW
- Grades 6-12 - NHPBS Video - Metrofocus - Just In Time For Purim: A Walk Through Jewish History - VIEW
- Grades 6-12 - PBS NewsHour - Quick! What the Heck is Purim? - READ
- Grades 9-12 - NHPBS Video - Religion and Ethics Weekly - Rabbi Gil Steinlauf on Purim -VIEW
- PBS Parents - Purim Hamentaschen Triangle Cookies -READ and DO
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.