Star Wars

May the Force Be With You Learning

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Today is Intergalactic Star Wars Day, International Firefighters Day, National Teacher Day, and World Asthma Day.

Today's Birthdays
Songs of the Day
May is Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Today's Theme: Star Wars
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ON THIS DATE

  • 1776 - Rhode Island becomes the first American colony to renounce allegiance to King George III
  • 1904 - The U.S. begins constructing the Panama Canal.
  • 1927 - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is founded.
  • 1953 - Ernest Hemingway wins the Pulitzer Prize for The Old Man and the Sea.
  • 1959 - The 1st Annual Grammy Awards are held.
    1951 - The "Freedom Riders" begin a bus trip through the South.
  • 1970 - The Ohio National Guard opens fire on a group of anti-war protesters at Kent State University, killing four students and wounding nine others.
  • 1979 - Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female Prime Minister of the UK.

BIRTHDAYS

SONG OF THE DAY 

Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young - Ohio - LISTEN

May is Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Asian Americans in Military Service during WWII 

THEME:  Star Wars

  • Grades PreK-1 - Sesame Street - Star S'mores- VIEW
  • Grades PreK-1 - Sesame Street - C3PO and R2D2 Visit Sesame Street - VIEW
  • Grades PreK-1 - Sesame Street - Star Wars Song - VIEW
  • Grades K-12 - NHPBS Video - Detroit Symphony Orchestra Performance of the Theme from Star Wars - VIEW
  • Grades K-12 - NHPBS Video - A 'May the Fourth' Musical Tribute -VIEW
  • Grades 3-12 - National Air and Space Museum - Star Wars: The Magic of Myth Exhibit - VIEW
  • Grades 4-12 - NHPBS VideoSHANKS FX - Stop-Motion Star Wars - VIEW
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBD Video - SHANKS FX - How to Create Star Wars Lightsaber Sound Effects - VIEW
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS Video - PBS Space Time - The Real Star Wars - VIEW
  • Grades 6-12 - Teaching Star Wars with the NY Times Collection - DO
  • Grades 9-12 - NHPBS Video - Star Wars Decoded - VIEW
  • Grades 9-12 - NHPBS Video - The Art of the Star Wars Costumes - VIEW

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National Remote Learning Resources

PBS LearningMedia

PBS LearningMedia

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.

Annenberg

Annenberg Learner

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.

Brainpop

Brainpop

Features over 1,000 animated shorts and quizzes for students in grades K-12 covering science, social studies, English, math, the arts, health, and technology.  The service is free to schools closed due to COVID-19.

Scholastic

Scholastic Learn At Home

Everyday Scholastic will feature four learning experiences, built around a story or video.

Storyline Online

StoryLine Online

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!

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. 


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