Museums, Volcanoes, and and Plessy v. Ferguson - May 18

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Saturday, May 18, 2024

Today is Armed Forces Day, Museum Day, Jamestown Day, Mother Whistler Day, Cheese Souffle Day, Learn to Swim Day, No Dirty Dishes Day, River Cleanup Day, Visit Your Relatives Day, Plant a Lemon Tree Day, Preakness, Fiddle Day, and Whiskey Day.

Today's Birthdays
Songs of the Day
Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month Resource of the Day
Today's Theme: Museums, Volcanoes, and Plessy vs. Ferguson




  • Don McLean - Vincent - LISTEN
  • David Bowie - Andy Warhol - LISTEN
  • Big Joe Turner - Shake, Rattle, & Roll - LISTEN

Asian American - Early South Asian Immigration

THEME:  Museums

  • Grades PreK-1 - NHPBS LearningMedia - A Trip to the Art Museum -  Everyday Learning (2:38) - VIEW and DO
  • Grades PreK-1 - NHPBS LearningMedia - KidVision - Art Museum (8:28) - VIEW and DO
  • Grades PreK-1 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Science Museum Field Trip (7:31) - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 1-2 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum Collection - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 1-2 - PBS KIDS - Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum Website - VIEW, READ, and DO
  • Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - Inside the Met Series - VIEW   
  • Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - Art Assignment - Remake The Met  (9:20) - VIEW
  • Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - The Origins of Everything - The Problem with Museums (12:14) - View
  • Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - Maine Mineral and Gem Museum (9:26)  - VIEW
  • Grades 9-12 - NHPBS Video - Museums Creating Community (26:40)  - VIEW

THEME: Volcanoes 

  • Grades PreK-12 - National Park Service - Hawaii Volcanoes Live Streams -  VIEW
  • Grades PreK-12 - Live FromIceland - Volcano Web Cams - VIEW
  • Grades PreK-3 - Splash and Bubble - Underwater Volcanoes (1:58) - VIEW
  • Grades PreK-3 - Splash and Bubble - The Volcano is Erupting! (2:15) - VIEW
  • Grades 4-6 - PBS LearningMedia - Science Trek - Volcanoes! - VIEW and DO
    Grades 4-6 - PBS LearningMedia - Science Trek - What Makes a Volcano Different - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 5-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Nova - Meet the Volcanoes (2:57) - VIEW
  • Grades 5-12 - USGS - Volcano Monitoring - MONITOR
  • Grades 5-12 - NHPBS Video - Eons - How Volcanoes Froze the Earth...Twice (10:29) - VIEW
  • Grades 5-12 - NHPBS Video - Nova - Killer Volcanoes (54:00) - VIEW

THEME: Plessy v. Ferguson

  • Grades 5-12 - NHPBS Video - Separate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson (14:10) - VIEW
  • Grades 6-12 - Oyez - Plessy v. Ferguson - READ
  • Grades 6-12 - National Archives - Plessy v. Ferguson - READ
  • Grades 5-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Plessy v. Ferguson and Resource Materials - READ
  • Grades 7-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Plessy v. Ferguson - A More or Less Perfect Union (4:58) - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 9-12 - PBS LearningMedia - The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow - Plessy v. Ferguson (3:36) - VIEW, READ, DO


NH WORLD - 11.3 More Options

ASIAN AMERICANS - Breaking Through view online
Saturday, 5/18 from 8-9 pm NH WORLD
At the turn of the new millennium, the national conversation turns to immigration, race, and economic disparity. As the U.S. becomes more diverse, yet more divided, a new generation of Asian Americans tackle the question, how do we as a nation move forward together? ASIAN AMERICANS Streaming Video

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PBS LearningMedia

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    • 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. 
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  • Strawbery Banke Museum

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