Ducks - January 13

Learning the will Quack You Up

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Today is Korean American Day, Public Radio Broadcasting Day, Rubber Ducky Day, Stephen Foster Day, and National Peach Melba Day.

Today's Birthdays
Songs of the Day
Today's Theme: Ducks


  • 1888 - The National Geographic Society is founded in Washington, D.C.
  • 1910 - The first public radio broadcast takes place; a live performance of the operas Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci are sent out over the airwaves from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.
  • 1966 - Robert C. Weaver becomes the first African American Cabinet member when he is appointed United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
  • 1968 - Johnny Cash performs live at Folsom State Prison.
  • 1990 - Douglas Wilder of Virginia becomes the first elected African American governor 



  • Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues - LISTEN
  • Gwen Verdon - Whatever Lola Wants, Damn Yankees - LISTEN
  • Rubber Duckie featuring Daveed Diggs - LISTEN

THEME: Ducks

  • Grades PreK-1 - Sesame Street - Elmo's Ducks Lyric Video (2:30) - VIEW
  • Grades PreK-1 - Sesame Street - Five Fairy Ducks (2:43) - VIEW
  • Grades PreK-1 - Daniel Tiger - Margaret Feeds the Ducks (1:39) - VIEW
  • Grades PreK-1 - Word World - Stuck Duck (1:47) - VIEW
  • Grades Prek-12 - NHPBS Video - Jazz at Lincoln Center - Rubber Duckie (2:00) - VIEW
  • Grades 4-12 - NHPBS Video - Cartoon Academy - Playful Pig and Delightful Duck (9:32) - VIEW
  • Grades 4-12 - Wildlife Journal Junior - Anatidae - Ducks, Geese, Swans - READ
  • Grades 5-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Untamed - Water Birds (26:45) - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 5-12 - NHPBS Video - Nature - Jumping Duckling (1:19) - VIEW
  • Grades 5-12 - NHPBS Video - Nature - Fixing Your Feathers (1:19) - VIEW
  • Grades 5-12 - NHPBS Video - Nature - Warm Ducks in the Cold Arctic (1:22) - VIEW
  • Grades 5-12 - Nature - Infographic: All About Ducks - READ
  • Grades 5-12 - Nature - Infographic: Meet the Ducks - READ
  • Grades 6-8 - PBS LearningMedia - Nova - Duck Development (2:43) - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS Video - What Actually Makes Water Roll Off a Duck's Back? (4:51) - VIEW

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