Magic - March 24

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Sunday, March 24, 2024

Today is Cheesesteak Day, Chocolate Covered Raisin Day, Cocktail Day, Palm Sunday, and Tuberculosis Day.

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

Women's History Resource  the Day:  PBS NewsHour - The Career of Chien-Shiung Wu, the ‘First Lady of Physics’


  • 1765 - Great Britain passes the Quartering Act requires colonists to house British troops.
  • 1958 - Elvis Presley is inducted into the Army.
  • 1973 - "Dark Side of the Moon" by Pink Floyd is released.
  • 1989 - The supertanker Exxon Valdez runs aground and spills 240,000 barrels of crude oil into Prince William Sound in Alaska, the
  • 1993 - Discovery of Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9.
  • 2002 - Halle Berry becomes the first African-American performer to win a best actress Oscar, for "Monster's Ball."



Pink Floyd- Dark Side of the Moon - LISTEN
The Drifters - This Magic Moment - LISTEN
Santana - Black Magic Woman - LISTEN
America - You Can Do Magic - LISTEN
The Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic - LISTEN


  • Grades: PreK-1 - Sesame Street - Just like Magic with Sara Bareilles and Abby Cadabby (1:50 - VIEW and SING
  • Grades: PreK-2 - Peg + Cat- Magical Shape Hunt Game - DO
  • Grades K-3 - Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum - Harry Houdini Reader - READ and DO
  • Grades: 3-6 - PBS LearningMedia - Math Mess- Math Magic (1:38) - VIEW and DO 
  • Grades 3-12 - NHPBS Family Math- Math Card Tricks - DO and AMAZE 
  • Grades: 3-6 - ReadWriteThink - The Houdini Box by Brian Selznick - Writing Lesson Plans - READ and DO
  • Grades: 4-12 - PBS LearningMedia - American Experience - Houdini Gallery - VIEW
  • Grades: 6-12 -  PBS LearningMedia - NOVA - Magic and the Brain (4:10) - VIEW
  • Grades: 7-12 -  American Experience - Houdini - The Man Behind the Myth - READ
  • Grades 9-12 - NHPBS Video - Univesity Place - Houdini and the Cult of Celebrity (59:09) - VIEW


NH EXPLORE- 11.2 Comcast (11/801) More Options

Sunday, 3/24 from 9-10 pm NH EXPLORE
Poet Ruth Stone forged her art out of loss and inspired countless others to create from her hilltop home in the Green Mountains of Vermont. RUTH STONE'S VAST LIBRARY OF THE FEMALE MIND 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:


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 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.



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 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.

  • Cheshire County Historical Society

  • 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 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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