Birds in Art

Drawing Birds Learning

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Today is Draw A Bird Day and National Empanada Day.

Today's Birthdays
Songs of the Day
Poem of the Day - April is National Poetry Month
Today's Theme: Birds in Art


  • 1513 -  Juan Ponce de Leon claims Florida for Spain.
  • 1820 - The Venus de Milo is discovered on the Aegean island of Milos.
  • 1913 - The 17th Amendment, requiring direct election of Senators, becomes law.
  • 1952 - In an attempt to stop a steel strike, President Truman calls for the seizure of all domestic steel mills.
  • 1975 - Frank Robinson manages the Cleveland Indians in his first game as major league baseball's first African American manager.



The Beatles - Blackbird- LISTEN
Nelly Furtado -  I’m Like a Bird - LISTEN

Emily Dickinson - A Bird Came Down the Walk


  • Grades 1-5 - Yedraw - How to Draw a Bird - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 2-12 - Museum of American Bird Art - VIEW nd READ
  • Grades 4-12 - Smithsonian American Art Museum - The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art - VIEW
  • Grades 5-12- Audubon - How to Draw a Bird - READ and DO
  • Grades 5-12 - National Gallery of Art - John James Audubon - READ and VIEW
  • Grades 5-12 - Picturing America: John James Audubon - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 6-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Poetry in America - The Gray Heron - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS Video - Birding and the Photography of Elizabeth Boehm - VIEW


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PBS LearningMedia

PBS LearningMedia

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Annenberg Learner

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Local Learning Resources

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  • 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
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  • PBS Education
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  • PBS Teachers' Lounge
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  • PBS KIDS Games app
    Offers nearly 200 educational games, which can be downloaded for offline play anytime, anywhere. 

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