Learning You Can Gnaw On
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Today is International Beaver Day, World Health Day, No Housework Day, and National Coffee Cake Day.
Songs of the Day
Poem of the Day - April is National Poetry Month
Today's Theme: Beavers
ON THIS DATE
SONGS OF THE DAY
Billie Holiday - Strange Fruit- LISTEN
Billie Holiday - They Can't Take That Away From Me - LISTEN
Ravi Shankar - Morning Raga - LISTEN
POEM OF THE DAY
William Wordsworth - I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
- Grades K-2 - PBS LearningMedia - Building a Dam Like a Beaver - VIEW and DO
- Grades K-5 - PBS LearningMedia - Beavers - VIEW and DO
- Grades 1-3 - PBS LearningMedia - Wild Kratts - Building a Beaver Pond - VIEW and DO
- Grades 1-5- PBS LearningMedia - Kratts Creatures - Beavers Have Lumberjack Teeth - VIEW
- Grades 3-4 - PBS LearningMedia - Wild Kratts - Beavers Have Refrigerators? - VIEW and DO
- Grades 3-5 - PBS LearningMedia - Nature - Beavers: Nature’s Architects
- Grades 3-8 - NHPBS - NatureWorks - Beavers - READ and VIEW
- Grades 3-8 - NHPBS - NatureWorks - Adaptation - Upclose look at the Beaver - VIEW
- Grades 4-7 - PBS LearningMedia - Nature - Hardworking Builders - VIEW and READ
- Grades 6-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Nature - Rescuing and Relocating Beavers - VIEW and DO
- Grades 6-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Nature - Benefits of Beaver Ponds and Lodges - VIEW and DO
- Grades 6-12 - PBS LearningMedia - American Experience - The Pilgrims: The Beaver Trade and Colonial New England - VIEW, READ, 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.