Hats, Badgers, and Robert Bork - October 6

Hats Off to Learning

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Today is Garlic Lovers Day, Mad Hatter Day, National Badger Day, National Coaches Day, German-American Day, and  National Noodle Day.

October is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Month, Down Syndrome Awareness Month, Dyslexia Awareness Month, Health Literacy Month, Pizza Month, National Dessert Month, National AIDS Awareness Month, Country Music Month, LGBT History Month, Bat Appreciation Month, World Animal Month, Bullying Prevention Month, and Raptor Month.

Animal Cam of the Day:  Houston Zoo Giant Otter Cam

Dessert of the Day: Giant Cowboy Cookies

LGBT History Resource of the Day: Webinar: Making Your Social Studies and ELA Curricula LGBTQ+ Inclusive

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Today's Theme:  Hats, Badgers, and Robert Bork


  • 1889 -The Moulin Rouge opens in Paris.
  • 1981 - Egyptian President Anwar Sadat is assassinated.
  • 1987 - The Senate Judiciary Committee votes 9-5 against the nomination of Robert H. Bork to the Supreme Court.
  • 2010 - Instagram is founded.



  • Elton John - Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters - LISTEN


  • Grades PreK-K - PBS LearningMedia - Clifford the Big Red Dog - Pirate Hats,  Ahoy! (1:33) - VIEW and DO
  • Grades PreK-1 - Sesame Street - One of These Things: HAT (0:30) - VIEW
  • Grades PreK-2 - PBS LearningMedia - Curious George - Hat Grab Game  - DO 
  • Grades PreK-2 - Scholastic - Jan Brett's The Hat Lesson plan (1:23) - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades PreK-3 - Arthur - Party Hat Printables - DO
  • Grades PreK-3 - PBS Parents - Crafts - Chef Hats - DO
  • Grades PreK-3 - PBS Parents - Crafts - Leprechaun Hats - DO
  • Grades PreK-5 - PBS LearningMedia -  A World of Stories - Anansi and the Hat Shaking Dance (7:17) - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades K-4 - PBS LearningMedia - Nature Cat - Call it a Night (11:15) - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 6-8 - EDSITEment -Benjamin Franklin's Many "Hats" - READ and DO
  • Grades 6-12 - GQ - 400 Years of (Men's) Hats in 3 Minutes (2:56) - VIEW
  • Grades 6-12 - Victoria and Albert Museum - Hats - READ and VIEW
  • Grades 7-12 - Museum of Art Boston - Conservation Project: Costume Accessories, Hats: Simple Board Mounts - READ and VIEW
  • Grades 7-12 - PBS LearningMedia - MN Original - Milliner Karen Morris (7:05) - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - Poetry in America - Finishing the Hat, by Stephen Sondheim (26:46) - VIEW
  • Grades 7-12 - Mental Floss - 8 World Famous Historical Hats - READ
  • Grades 9-12 - ReadWriteThink - The Id, Ego, and Superego in Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat - READ and DO


  • Grades K-2 - PBS LearningMedia - Wild Kratts - Tough as a Badger (1:28)  - VIEW and DO
  • Grades K-2 - PBS LearningMedia - Wild Kratts - Honey Quest (2:25) - VIEW and DO
  • Grades K-2 - PBS LearningMedia - Wild Kratts - Honey Seekers (26:26) - VIEW
  • Grades 3-6 - NHPBS - NatureWorks - American Badger - READ
  • Grades 6-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Nature - Masters of Mayhem: Honey Badgers (3:29) - VIEW and READ
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS Video - Nature - Are Honey Badgers One of the World's Smartest Animals?-  VIEW
  • Grades 6-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Nature - Smarter Than Your Average Badger (4:00) - VIEW, READ,  DO
  • Grades 6-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Nature - A Better Beehive (4:50) - VIEW, READ,  DO
  • Grades 6-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Nature - Anti-Predator Adaptations (6:24) - VIEW, READ,  DO


  • Grades 7-12 - NPR - All Things Considered - Robert Bork's Supreme Court Nomination Changed Everything, Maybe Forever - READ and LISTEN
  • Grades 7-12 - iCivics -Supreme Court Nominations  Lesson Plan - READ and DO
  • Grades 9-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Frontline - Supreme Revenge - Showdown on the Robert Bork Nomination (4:07) - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 9-12 - NHPBS Video - PBS NewsHour - Remembering Robert Bork: Conservative, Supreme Court Nominee (3:58) - VIEW
  • Grades 9-12 -  NHPBS Video - Washington Week - The Vault - October 2, 1987 (5:58) -  VIEW
  • Grades 9-12 - NHPBS Video - The Open Mind - Robert H. Bork - An Intellectual Feast, Part I (28:53) - VIEW
  • Grades 9-12 - NHPBS Video - The Open Mind - Robert H. Bork - An Intellectual Feast, Part II (28:50)  - VIEW
  • Grades 9-12 - National Endowment for the Humanities - Supremely Contentious - READ


NHPBS - 11.1 Comcast (802) Live Stream More Options

Thursday, 10/06 from 10-11 pm NHPBS
Trace the World War II years and those that follow, as Latino Americans serve their new country by the hundreds of thousands - yet still face discrimination and a fight for civil rights in the United States. LATINO AMERICANS Streaming Video

NHPBS EXPLORE - 11.2 Comcast (801) More Options

Thursday, 10/6 from 1-2 pm NHPBS EXPLORE
Watch an innovative documentary that illustrates how weather works by performing brave, ambitious (even unlikely) experiments that show how nature transforms simple ingredients like wind, water and temperature into something spectacular and powerful. WILD WEATHER Streaming Video

NH WORLD - 11.3 Comcast (965) More Options

Thursday, 10/06 from 8-9 pm NH WORLD
Testimony, song, poetry, and street theater illustrate the 1991 rebellion of the people of Washington D.C.'s Mount Pleasant neighborhood after the police shooting of Daniel Gomez. AMERICA REFRAMED Streaming Video

INDEPENDENT LENS:- Cooked: Survival By Zip Code
Thursday, 10/6 from 9-10 pm NH WORLD
Learn the story of a heat wave that overtook Chicago in July 1995, killing 739 residents, most of them poor, elderly, and African American. The heat wave revealed a long-term crisis of poverty, racism, and economic and social isolation in the city. INDEPENDENT LENS Streaming Video

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