Monkeys - May 16

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Thursday, May 16, 2024

Today is Biographer's Day, Pickle Day, Mimosa Day, Notebook Day, Sea Monkey Day, and Nickel Day.

Today's Birthdays
Songs of the Day
Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month Resource of the Day
Today's Theme: Monkeys




  • Bob Dylan - Visions of Johanna - LISTEN
  • The Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice  - LISTEN
  • Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation - LISTEN
  • The Monkees - Last Train to Clarksville - LISTEN
  • Peter Gabriel - Shock the Monkey - LISTEN
  • The Beatles - Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey - LISTEN
  • Arlo Guthrie - Motorcycle Song ( I Don't Want a Pickle) - LISTEN


Solidarity against the Pandemic of Anti-Asian Hate 6-12 Lesson Plan

THEME:  Monkeys

  • Grades PreK-2 - Curious George  - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades PreK-12 - Detroit Zoo - Live Snow Monkey Cam - VIEW
  • Grades K-5 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Nature - Monkey Babysitter (4:01) - VIEW and DO
  • Grades K-5 - Wild Kratts - Monkeys of the Mountains (1:35) - VIEW
  • Grades K-5 - Wild Kratts - Monkey Mayhem Game - DO
  • Grades 5-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Nature - Learned Behavior and Culture in Thieving Macaque Monkeys (4:53) - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Nature - Snow Monkey Nursery (4:03) -  VIEW and DO
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Nature - Snow Monkeys: Grooming (2:30) - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Nature - Snow Monkey Hierarchy (2:25) - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Nature - Snow Monkeys: The Importance of Play (3:44) - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Nature - Learned Behavior in Capuchin Monkeys (4:25) - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Human Spark - Monkey See, Monkey Take (2:28) - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS Video - Nature - How Do Monkeys Safely Cross the Road? (3:14) - VIEW
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS Video - Nature - Meet the World's Smallest Monkey (2:20) - VIEW
  • Grades 6-12 - PBS LearningMedia - It's Okay to Be Smart - Why Are There Still Monkeys? (1:25) - VIEW
  • Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - Hacking Your Mind - What Do People And Monkeys Have In Common? (3:28) - VIEW


NHPBS - 11.1 Comcast (2/802) More Options

GRANITE STATE CHALLENGE CHAMPIONSHIP - Plymouth Regional High vs. Merrimack High
Thursday, 5/16 from 7-7:30 pm NHPBS
It's deja vu all over again! Plymouth Regional High School and Merrimack High meet again in the GSC championship game. The two teams met in last year's final game. Both teams have three championship titles under their belts. It's a meeting between two powerhouse teams! GRANITE STATE CHALLENGE Streaming Video

MARTIN CLUNES ISLANDS OF THE PACIFIC - The Philippines view online
Thursday, 5/16 from 9-10 pm NHPBS
Martin explores the Philippines, from Manila's jeepneys and bamboo bikes, Catholic fiestas and family feasts, to remote tribal burials, rice god rituals, meeting chocolate heroes, shamans, and witches, to spotting cuddly tarsiers and pulsing fireflies. MARTIN CLUNES ISLANDS OF THE PACIFIC Streaming Video

ASIAN AMERICANS - A Question of Loyalty view online
Thursday, 5/16 from 10-11 pm NHPBS
Meet the first generation of U.S.-born Asian Americans, whose loyalties are tested during WWII. ASIAN AMERICANS Streaming Video

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

HACKING YOUR MIND - Us vs. Them view online
Thursday, 5/16 from 3-4 pm NH EXPLORE
Discover how the auto-pilot biases we all experience fuel our nation's divisions, see how authoritarians can hack them, and find out how to overcome them. HACKING YOUR MIND Streaming Video

NH WORLD - 11.3 More Options

Thursday, 5/16 from 7-8 pm NH WORLD
Explore the lives of three Nisei sisters from the Sacramento Delta, from their childhood on a farm in the Delta to their internment during WWII and beyond.

AMERICA REFRAMED - Far East Deep South preview
Thursday, 5/16 from 8-9:30 pm NH WORLD
Charles Chiu and his family's search for their roots takes them on an eye-opening journey through the Mississippi Delta, uncovering otherwise unknown stories and the racially complex history of Chinese immigrants in the segregated South. This Chinese American family's unforgettable story offers a poignant and important perspective on race relations, immigration, and American identity. AMERICA REFRAMED Streaming Video

More Learning Resources

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PBS LearningMedia

PBS LearningMedia

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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
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  • PBS Education
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  • 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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