Koalas, Textiles, and Freedom of the Press

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Monday, May 3, 2021

Today is National Textiles Day, Paranormal Day, Wild Koala Day, and World Press Freedom Day.

Today's Birthdays
Songs of the Day
May is Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Today's Theme: Koalas, Textiles, and Freedom of the Press




Queen - Bicycle Race - LISTEN
Tom Waits - Broken Bicycles - LISTEN
Nat King Cole - On a Bicycle Built for Two - LISTEN

Generation Rising: Asian Americans in the Arts


  • Grades PreK-2 - The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That - Koala Pouches - VIEW
  • Grades PreK-12 - San Diego Zoo - Koala Cam - VIEW
  • Grades K-4 - PBS LearningMedia - Wild Kratts - Koala Ballon (Full Episode and Clips) - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 4-12 - NHPBS Wildlife Journal Junior - Phascolarctidae - Koalas - READ
  • Grades 5-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Nature - The Wild Suburban Koala -READ, VIEW, DO
  • Grades 6-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Nature - How to be an Alpha Male Koala (Available in Spanish) READ, VIEW, DO
  • Grades 6-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Nature - The Koala Diet (Available in Spanish) - READ, VIEW, DO
  • Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - Nature - Cracking the Koala Code (Full Episode - Passport Members Only) - VIEW
  • Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - Nature -  Male Koalas Battle over a Female - VIEW
  • Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - Gross Science - 5 Gross Facts About Koalas - VIEW
  • Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - PBS NewsHour - Australia's Effort to Revert Koala Extinction - VIEW


  • Grades K-5 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Youg Explorers - Go Beyond: Making a Textile Out of Fused Plastic - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 4-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia -Fiber: Arturo Sandoval - VIEW
  • Grades 5-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Textile Artist Tim Harding - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 5-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Textile Artist Mary Giles - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - The Aftican Americans -Cotton Gin -  VIEW
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Textile Trials - VIEW
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Sparks - Consuelo Jiménez Underwood: Visual Arts (Fiber Arts) - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - A Science Odyssey  -The Impact of Technology: Nylon - VIEW and READ
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia- Futuristic Fibers - VIEW
  • Grades 9-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Craft in America - Gee’s Bend and the Oriole Mill: Time and Textiles - VIEW
  • Grades 9-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Craft in America - Terese Agnew: Drawing with Thread - VIEW
  • Grades 9-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Craft in America - Jim Bassler: Woven in Tradition - VIEW


  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS LeariningMedia -  PBS NewsHour - Are Press Freedoms under Threat?  - VIEW and READ
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS LeariningMedia -  PBS NewsHour -Jamal Khashoggi’s Legacy and Freedom of the Press - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video -  Crash Course Government - Freedom of the Press  - VIEW
  • Grades 9-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia -  Founding Principles -  "The Media" - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 9-12 - NHPBS Video - Civil Counterpoints - Freedom of the Press -VIEW
  • Grades 9-12 - NHPBS Video - The Challenge of Speech - VIEW


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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.
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  • PBS for Parents
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  • PBS Teachers' Lounge
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