Autism - April 2

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Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Today is Children's Book Day, Fact-Checking Day, Ferret Day, Peanut Butter and Jelly Day, and Autism Awareness Day.

*Indicates a poet or poetry resource in celebration of National Poetry Month.

Today's Birthdays
Songs of the Day
Poem of the Day - April is National Poetry Month
Today's Theme: Autism




  • Marvin Gaye - What's Going On - LISTEN
  • Emmylou Harris - Boulder to Birmingham - LISTEN

Anne Waldman - Cabin

THEME:  Autism

  • Grades PreK - PBS Learning Media - Sesame Street in CommunitiesAutism - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades PreK-1 - Sesame Street - Meet Julia (10:00) - VIEW
  • Grades PreK-1 - Sesame Street In Communities - Autism Resource for Parents (and children) - READ, VIEW, DO
  • Grades K-3 - Arthur - When Carl Met George (12:43) - VIEW
  • Grades 5-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Move to Include - Jack’s Autism Journey (8:54) - VIEW
  • Grades 5-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Move to Include - Autism in Young Children (3:30) - VIEW
  • Grades 5-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Move to Include - Home ad Family Strategies for Children with Autism (5:03) - VIEW
  • Grades 5-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Move to Include - Transition to Independence: Adults with Autism (2:36) - VIEW
  • Grades 5-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Move to Include - What It Is Like to Be Autistic (6:43) - VIEW
  • Grades 6-12 - PBS LearningMedia - NOVA scienceNOW - Magic and Autism (1:49) - VIEW
  • Grade 6-12 - PBS LeearningMedia - Devin Wildes: Artist (8:25) - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - Autism: Behind the Camera (59:10) - VIEW
  • Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - The Life Autistic Documentary (1:54:30) - VIEW


NHPBS - 11.1 Comcast (2/802) More Options

Tuesday, 4/02 from 9-10 pm NHPBS
Caesar enters into dangerous alliances and bends the rules of the Republic in his bid to become Consul: the highest political position in Rome. But one man - Cato - is hellbent on bringing him down. JULIUS CAESAR: THE MAKING OF A DICTATOR Streaming Video

FRONTLINE - 20 Days in Mariupol
Tuesday, 4/02 from 10-11:39 pm NHPBS
This Academy award-winning documentary from the last international journalists inside the Russian siege of Mariupol documents the atrocities of the attack and Mariupol and their escape from the besieged city. FRONTLINE Streaming Video

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

P.O.V. - Fruits of Labor
Tuesday, 4/02 from 1-2:30 pm NH EXPLORE
Ashley, a Mexican American teenager, dreams of graduating high school and going to college. But when ICE raids threaten her family, she is forced to become the breadwinner, working days in strawberry fields and nights at a food processing company. P.O.V. Streaming Video

NH WORLD - 11.3 More Options

POETRY IN AMERICA - W.H. Auden - Musee des Beaux Arts
Tuesday, 4/02 from 2-2:30 pm NH WORLD
Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power; journalist and ethicist David Brooks; and poet, professor, and painter Peter Sacks ponder W.H. Auden's World War II-era reflection on suffering: "Musee des Beaux Arts." POETRY IN AMERICA  Streaming Video

POETRY IN AMERICA - Robert Pinsky - Shirt
Tuesday, 4/02 from 2:30-3 pm NH WORLD
At New York Fashion Week, fashion designer Johnson Hartig, Bergdorf Goodman's Betty Halbreich, shoe designer Stuart Weitzman, and fashion and poetry students from the New School discuss Robert Pinsky's poem on labor, craft, and the threads that connect us. Back in Boston, Pinsky reflects on his poem. POETRY IN AMERICA  Streaming Video

POETRY IN AMERICA - Gwendolyn Brooks - To Prisoners
Tuesday, 4/02 from 3-3:30 pm NH WORLD
Senator John McCain, playwright and activist Anna Deavere Smith, poets Reginald Dwayne Betts and Li-Young Lee, and four exonerated prisoners discuss poetry's special resonance for those behind bars. POETRY IN AMERICA  Streaming Video

POETRY IN AMERICA - Galway Kinnell - The Grey Heron
Tuesday, 4/02 from 3:30-4 pm NH WORLD
In this environmentally-themed, visually splendid episode, evolutionary biologist E.O. Wilson, poet Robert Hass, environmental photographer Laura McPhee, naturalist Joel Wagner, and children at an Audubon Society summer camp on Cape Cod discuss Galway Kinnell's "The Grey Heron." POETRY IN AMERICA  Streaming Video

POETRY IN AMERICA - Emma Lazarus - The New Colossus
Tuesday, 4/02 from 4-4:30 pm NH WORLD
Singer-songwriter Regina Spektor, activist and founder of the United We Dream Foundation Cristina Jimenez, President of the American Federation of Teachers Randi Weingarten, financier and philanthropist David Rubenstein, and poet Duy Doan examine the still-potent charge of Emma Lazarus's iconic sonnet of immigration. POETRY IN AMERICA  Streaming Video

POETRY IN AMERICA - Marilyn Chin - Urban Love Poem
Tuesday, 4/02 from 4:30-5 pm NH WORLD
Memoirist Maxine Hong Kingston, tech investor Randy Komisar, and four Bay Area residents gather on a rooftop in Chinatown to discuss the love of a great city and explore San Francisco's history through the lens of Marilyn Chin's poem of her San Francisco youth. POETRY IN AMERICA  Streaming Video

Tuesday, 4/02 from 8-9 pm NH WORLD
Scientists explore the impact of climate change and what could happen if global warming exceeds 1.5 degrees. Discover how the latest innovations and technology are posing potential solutions and what individuals can do to prevent further damage.

Tuesday, 4/02 from 9-10 pm NH WORLD
With 1 million species at threat, David Attenborough explores extinction and how this crisis has consequences for us all, even putting us at greater risk of pandemic diseases. EXTINCTION: THE FACTS 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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