Clara Barton - May 21

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Today is Dinosaur Day, American Red Cross Founder's Day, Tea Day, Memo Day, Strawberries and Cream Day, and Waiters and Waitresses Day.

Today's Birthdays
Songs of the Day
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Resource of the Day
Today's Theme: Clara Barton


  • 1881 - The American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton in Washington, D.C.
  • 1927 - Charles Lindbergh touches down at Le Bourget Field in Paris, becoming the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic. 
  • 1932 -  Amelia Earhart lands in a pasture in Derry, Northern Ireland, becoming the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.



Fats Waller - Ain't Misbehavin' - Stormy Weather - LISTEN

Asian Americans - Voices in Politics

THEME:  Clara Barton

  • Grades K-3 - BrainPOP - Clara Barton Lesson Plan and Activity - DO
  • Grades 4-12 - Clara Barton Birthplace Museum - READ and VIEW
  • Grades 5-12 - National Women's History Museum - Clara Barton - READ
  • Grades 5-12 - National Park Service - Clara Barton's House - Lesson Plan - READ and DO
  • Grades 5-12 - NHPBS Video - The Dig: Civil War Clara Barton (4:00) - VIEW
  • Grades 6-12 - The History Detectives - Clara Barton Lesson (17:31) - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 8-12 - Library of Congress - Clara Barton Papers - READ


NHPBS - 11.1 Comcast (2/802) More Options

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE - The Riot Report preview
Tuesday, 5/21 from 9-11 pm NHPBS
When Black neighborhoods in scores of American cities erupted in violence during the summer of 1967, President Lyndon Johnson appointed the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders - informally known as the Kerner Commission - to answer three questions: What happened? Why did it happen? And what could be done to prevent it from happening again? The commission's final report, issued in March of 1968, would offer a shockingly unvarnished assessment of American race relations - a verdict so politically explosive that Johnson refused to acknowledge it publicly or even thank the commissioners for their service. AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Streaming Video

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

P.O.V. - Let the Little Light Shine preview
Tuesday, 5/21 from 1:30-3 pm NH EXPLORE
National Teachers Academy (NTA) is a top-ranked, high-performing elementary school in a growing south-side Chicago neighborhood. As the neighborhood gentrifies, a wealthy parents group seeks to close NTA and replace it with a high school campus. P.O.V. Streaming Video

NH WORLD - 11.3 More Options

FIRST PEOPLES - Australia view online
Tuesday, 5/21 from 2-3 pm NH WORLD
When Homo sapiens arrived in Australia, they were - for the first time - truly alone, surrounded by wildly different flora and fauna. How did they survive and populate a continent? FIRST PEOPLES Streaming Video

 view online
Tuesday, 5/21 from 3-4 pm NH WORLD
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 at 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

SECRETS OF THE DEAD - The End of the Romans view online
Tuesday, 5/21 from 8-9 pm NH WORLD
Is history repeating Itself? Follow an in-depth investigation into the real causes of the decline of the Roman Empire. Three deadly epidemics and climate change could have caused its collapse — drawing frightening parallels to today. SECRETS OF THE DEAD Streaming Video

AMAZING HUMAN BODY - Survive view online
Tuesday, 5/21 from 9-10 pm NH WORLD
Discover the miracles the human body goes through every day to stay alive and healthy. From fighting infections to repairing damage, human bodies have remarkable arsenals that allow survival against all kinds of outside threats. AMAZING HUMAN BODY Streaming Video

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    • Ask Sam - Ask Sam features Outside/In host Sam Evans-Brown answering listener questions about the mysteries and quirks of the natural world.
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    • 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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