Country Music and Manatees - March 27

Learning with a Twang

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Today is Little Red Wagon Day, Manatee Appreciation Day, Joe Day, Scribble Day, and World Theatre Day.

Women's History Month Resource of the Day: Country Music: A Nashville Story - The Carter Family

Today's Birthdays
Songs of the Day
Today's Theme: Country Music and Manatees


  • 1794 - The United States establishes a permanent navy.
  • 1866 - President of the United States of America Andrew Johnson vetoes the Civil Rights Act of 1866. His veto is overridden by Congress and the bill passes into law on April 9.
  • 1915 - Typhoid Mary, the first healthy carrier of the disease ever identified in the United States is put in quarantine for the second time, where she would remain for the rest of her life.
  • 1964 - The Good Friday Earthquake, with a magnitude of 9.2 strikes Southcentral Alaska, killing 125.



  • Sarah Vaughan - Misty - LISTEN
  • Mariah Carey - Alway's Be My Baby - LISTEN

THEME:  Country Music

  • Grades: PreK-1 - Sesame Street- Oscar and Johnny Cash - Nasty Dan (2:13) - MUST VIEW
  • Grades: PreK-1 - Sesame Street - Garth Brooks (3:06) - VIEW
  • Grades: PreK-1 - Sesame Street - Sugarland and Elmo (2:46) - VIEW
  • Grades K-12 -  Southern Living - 11 Classic Country Songs Every Kid Should Know - READ AND VIEW
  • Grades 6-12  - EDSITEment- Thomas Hart Benton: Sources of Country Music Lesson Plan - READ and DO
  • Grades 6-12 -  PBS LearningMedia -  Ken Burns In the Classroom - Country Music Collection - READ, VIEW, DO
  • Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - Country Music: A Nashville Story - Unapologetically Black Country: The Black Opry (5:54) - VIEW
  • Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - KWTO - Legendary Live Country Radio (54:00) - VIEW
  • Grades: 9-12 - NHPBS Video- Ken Burns - Country Music Series - VIEW 


  • Grades PreK-12 - Save the Manatee Live Web Cams - VIEW
  • Grades K-2 - PBS LearningMedia - Manatees! Interactive Lesson - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades K-5 - PBS LearningMedia - Wild Kratts - Manatee Rescue (1:52) - VIEW
  • Grades K-5 - PBS LearningMedia - Wild Kratts - Divergent Evolution (1:54) - VIEW
  • Grades 3-5 - PBS LearningMedia - Dragonfly TV (5:44) - VIEW
  • Grades 3-8 - PBS LearningMedia - Nature - Manatees (4:38) - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 3-12 - NHPBS - Wildlife Journal Jr. - West Indian Manatee -  READ
  • Grades 3-12 - NHPBS - Wildlife Journal Junior - Sirenia - dugongs, manatees - READ
  • Grades 5-7 - PBS LearningMedia - Facts or Opinion: Manatees - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 5-12 - NHPBS Video - Nature - Meet the Manatees (3:20) - VIEW
  • Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - PBS NewsHour - Biologists Try to Save Florida Manatees from Starvation (8:26) - VIEW
  • Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - Changing Seas - Manatees: Conserving a Marine Mammal (26:43) - VIEW


NHPBS - 11.1 Comcast (2/802) More Options

NATURE - Remarkable Rabbits
Wednesday, 3/27 from 8-9 pm NHPBS
There are more than 100 domestic and wild kinds of rabbits and hares, from snowshoe hares to Flemish giants. Despite their remarkable ability to reproduce, many wild rabbits are in danger of being eradicated. NATURE Streaming Video

NOVA - A.I. Revolution
Wednesday, 3/27 from 9-10 pm NHPBS
A.I. tools like ChatGPT seem to think, speak, and create like humans. But what are they really doing? From cancer cures to Terminator-style takeovers, leading experts explore what A.I. can - and can't - do today, and what lies ahead. NOVA Streaming Video

NOVA - Star Chasers of Senegal
Wednesday, 3/27 from 10-11 pm NHPBS
A visionary astronomer in West Africa attempts a high-stakes observation of a distant asteroid vital to a NASA mission. From prehistoric ruins to Islamic skywatchers, explore the heritage and future of African astronomy. NOVA Streaming Video

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

Wednesday, 3/27 from 11 am-12 pm NH EXPLORE
When Homo sapiens turned up in prehistoric Europe, they ran into the Neanderthals. The two types of humans were similar enough to interbreed - and they were just as capable of making artifacts. But as more Homo sapiens moved into Europe, there was an explosion of art and symbolic thought. The balance of power had shifted and Neanderthals were overwhelmed. FIRST PEOPLES Streaming Video

Wednesday, 3/27 from 1-3 pm NH EXPLORE
Meet the scientist whose groundbreaking writings revolutionized our relationship to the natural world. Mary-Louise Parker is the voice of Rachel Carson in this moving and intimate portrait. AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Streaming Video

Wednesday, 3/27 from 3-4 pm NH EXPLORE
For nearly 50 years, chemical engineer and inventor Maria Telkes applied her prodigious intellect to harnessing the power of the sun. She designed and built the world's first successfully solar-heated modern residence and identified a promising new chemical that, for the first time, could store solar heat like a battery. And yet, along the way, she was undercut and thwarted by her boss and colleagues - all men - at MIT. AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Streaming Video

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