J.R.R. Tolkien - March 25

Learning in the Shire

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Today is National Medal of Honor Day, Brothers' and Sisters' Day, Tolkien Reading Day, National Pecan Day, and International Waffle Day.

Women's History Month Resource of the Day

Today's Birthdays
Songs of the Day
Today's Theme: J.R.R. Tolkien


  • 1306 - Robert the Bruce becomes King of Scots.
  • 1584 - Sir Walter Raleigh is granted a patent to colonize Virginia.
  • 1655 - Saturn's largest moon, Titan, is discovered by Christiaan Huygens.
  • 1911 - In New York City, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire kills 146 garment workers. (American Experience - Triangle Fire Resources)
  • 1931 - The Scottsboro Boys are arrested in Alabama and charged with rape.
  • 1957 - United States Customs seizes copies of Allen Ginsberg's poem "Howl" on obscenity grounds.
  • 1965 - Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led 25,000 marchers to the state capitol in Montgomery, Alabama to protest the denial of voting rights to blacks.



  • Led Zeppelin -  The Battle of Evermore - LISTEN
  • Led Zeppelin - Ramble On - LISTEN
  • Arturo Toscanini - Conducting Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries - LISTEN
  • Aretha Franklin - Say a Little Prayer - LISTEN
  • Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - LISTEN

THEME:  JRR Tolkien

  • Grades: 3-12 - BRAINPOP - Educator Resources for J. R. R. Tolkien - VIEW and DO
  • Grades: 5-12 - NHPBS VIDEO - Rainbow Readers - Review of the Hobbit (1:03) - VIEW
  • Grades 6-12 - PBS LearningMedia - The Great American Read - George R.R. Martin Discusses Lord of the Rings (4:01) - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 7-12 - PBS LearningMedia - It's Lit - The Constructed Languages of J.R.R. Tolkien (14:17) - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 7-12 - ReadWriteThink - Tolkien Resources - DO
  • Grades 9-12 - NHPBS Video - University Place - J.R.R. Tolkien in Wisconsin (41:48) - VIEW


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SCIGIRLS - Terrific Pacific
Saturday, 3/25 from 7:30-8 am NHPBS EXPLORE
Anchors aweigh! Junior lifeguard Chloe and her friends set sail on a SoCal citizen science cruise, working with marine scientists to collect data on the health of the Pacific Ocean and create a splashy conservation video for beach visitors. SCIGIRLS Streaming Video in English and Spanish

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AMERICAN MASTERS - Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It
Saturday, 3/25 from 8-10 pm NH WORLD
Discover how Moreno defied her humble upbringing and racism to become one of a select group of Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award winners. Explore her 70-year career with new interviews, clips of her iconic roles, and scenes of the star on set today. AMERICAN MASTERS Streaming Video

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