Breaking Barriers Learning
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Today is Backward Day, Eat Brussels Sprouts Day, National Hot Chocolate Day, and Scotch Tape Day.
Songs of the Day
Today's Theme: Jackie Robinson
ON THIS DATE
- 1865 - The United States Congress passed the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, abolishing slavery, and submitted it to the states for ratification.
- 1949 - These Are My Children, the first television daytime soap opera, is broadcast by the NBC station in Chicago
SONGS OF THE DAY
- Franz Shubert - Seranade - LISTEN
- Natalie Cole - Did You See Jacky Robinson Hit That Ball? - LISTEN
- Carol Channing - Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend - LISTEN
- Philip Glass - Truman Sleeps - LISTEN
- Justin Timberlake - Rock Your Body - LISTEN
- NSYNC - Sesame Street - Believe in Yourself - LISTEN
THEME: Jackie Robinson
- Grades PreK-2 - Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum - Baseball is for Everyone (0:50) - VIEW
- Grades 3-7 - PBS LearningMedia - American Icons - Jackie Robinson: Athlete and Activist Video (4:06) - VIEW
- Grades 3-7 - PBS LearningMedia - American Icons - Jackie Robinson: Athlete and Activist Lesson - DO
- Grades 6-12 - PBS LeearningMedia - Ken Burns Baseball - Crossing the Color Line: Jackie Robinson’s Early Career (10:25) - VIEW, READ, DO
- Grades 6-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Ken Burns in the Classroom - Jackie Robinson - VIEW, READ, DO
- Grades 6-12 - NHPBS Video - Jackie Robinson (Full Program and Extras) - VIEW
- Grades 6-12 - NHPBS Video - Breaking Barriers - Jackie Robinson as a Player on the Montreal Royals (6:43) - VIEW
- Grades 6-12 - NHPBS Video - Metrofocus - How Jackie Robinson Impacted More Than Baseball (5:47) - VIEW
- Grades 6-12 - NHPBS Video - Metrofocus - The Other Boys of Summer (6:00) - VIEW
- Grades 6-12 - NHPBS Video - PBS NewsHour - The Long Influence of Jackie Robinson, On and Off the Field (7:31) - VIEW
FIGHT THE POWER - HOW HIP HOP CHANGED THE WORLD - The Foundation
Tuesday, 1/31 from 9-10 pm NHPBS
Discover the factors that led to the birth of Hip Hop and its first socially conscious hit The Message by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five in 1982. FIGHT THE POWER: HOW HIP-HOP CHANGED THE WORLD Streaming Video
FRONTLINE - Putin and the Presidents
Tuesday, 1/31 from 10-11 pm NHPBS
Vladimir Putin's clashes with American presidents as he's tried to rebuild the Russian empire. Over five administrations, the miscalculations and missteps of American presidents, culminating in Putin's invasion of Ukraine. FRONTLINE Streaming Video
NHPBS EXPLORE - 11.2 Comcast (801) More Options
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE - The American Diplomat
Tuesday, 1/31 from 1:30-2:30 pm NHPBSEXPLORE
Discover how three Black diplomats broke racial barriers at the US State Department during the Cold War. Asked to represent the best of American ideals abroad while facing discrimination at home, they left a lasting impact on the Foreign Service. AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Streaming Video
NH WORLD - 11.3 Comcast (965) More Options
NOVA: BEYOND THE ELEMENTS - Life
Tuesday, 1/31 from 7-8 pm NH WORLD
Without the chemistry of photosynthesis, ozone, and an enzyme called Rubisco, we wouldn't exist. So why do we? Discover the molecules that allowed life on Earth to begin, and ultimately thrive, and how scientists use evolution in chemistry. NOVA Streaming Video
SEARCHING: OUR QUEST FOR MEANING IN THE AGE OF SCIENCE - Homo Techno
Tuesday, 1/31 from 9-10 pm NH WORLD
Will advances in science and technology impact our future evolution into what will perhaps be a new species: "Homo Techno?" SEARCHING: OUR QUEST FOR MEANING IN THE AGE OF SCIENCE Streaming Video
More Learning Resources
Looking for some super cool crafts to do with your kids? Or maybe you need some expert parenting resources to help raise your child? You can find it all right here:
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.
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.
Everyday Scholastic will feature four learning experiences, built around a story or video.
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.
Cheshire County Historical Society
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
- A resource to keep you connected to nature - Enjoy nature at home with these online learning experiences brought to you by the Science Center’s Naturalists.
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
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.