Turtles - May 23

Learning on a Half Shell - Learning Power!

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Today is National Taffy Day, Lucky Penny Day, and World Turtle Day.

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


  • 1788 - South Carolina becomes the eighth state to ratify the  Constitution.
  • 1829 -  Cyrill Demian receives a patent for the accordion in ViennaAustria.
  • 1934 - Bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde are killed by police in Bienville Parish, Louisiana.
  • 1939 - The U.S. Navy submarine USS Squalus sinks off the coast of New Hampshire during a test dive. 24 sailors and two civilian technicians died, 32 sailors and one civilian naval architect are rescued the next day. 
  • 1969 - The Who's rock-opera album "Tommy" is released.



Rosemary Clooney - I Ain't Got Nobody - LISTEN
Jewel - Who Will Save Your Soul - LISTEN
The Turtles - You Showed Me - LISTEN
Elton John - Pinball Wizard - LISTEN
Merle Haggard - The Legend of Bonnie and Clyde - LISTEN
George Fame - The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde - LISTEN

NHPBS LearningMedia - Asian Americans On the Big Screen: Responding to Stereotypes

THEME: Turtles

  • Grades PreK-1 - Sesame Street - T is for Turtle (1:46) - VIEW
  • Grades PreK-1 - Sesame Street - I Get There (2:02) - VIEW
  • Grades PreK-3 - Nature Cat - Baby Sea Turtles (3:46) - VIEW
  • Grades PreK-3 - Nature Cat - Celia the Sea Turtle (3:43) - VIEW
  • Grades PreK-3 - Splash and Bubbles - Get Your Feet Wet - Baby Sea Turtles (1:29) - VIEW
  • Grades K-3 - NHPBS - Up Close and Natural Instructional Video - Turtles (4:25)  - VIEW
  • Grades K-4 - Wild Kratts - Seeing Sea Turtles (2:40) - VIEW
  • Grades K-4 - Wild Kratts - Boxed In (2:55) - VIEW
  • Grades 3-8 - NHPBS Video - NatureWorks - Adaptation (Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle) (14:45) - VIEW
  • Grades 4-12 - Saving a Species: Sea Turtles (30:08) - VIEW
  • Grades 4-6 - NHPBS LearningMedia - DragonflyTV - Turtle Research (5:04) - VIEW
  • Grades 4-6 - NHPBS Learningmedia - DragonflyTV - Sea Turtles (7:32) - VIEW
  • Grades 4-10 - NHPBS LearningMedia - The Kemps Ridley Sea Turtle (5:25) - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 5-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Untamed - Turtles (26:46) - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 5-12 - NHPBS Video - Eons - How the Turtle Got Its Shell (8:29) - VIEW
  • Grades 5-12 - NHPBS Video - Troubled Waters: A Turtle's Tale (53:13) - VIEW


NHPBS - 11.1 Comcast (802) Live Stream More Options

Tuesday, 5/23 from 9-10 pm NHPBS
Revisit Greenwood, a Black community in Tulsa. Torn apart in 1921 by a racially- motivated massacre, the neighborhood rose again but could not survive integration and urban renewal. A bittersweet portrait of small-town life told by those who lived it. AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: GOING BACK TO T-TOWN Streaming Video

FRONTLINE: Once Upon a Time in Iraq: Fallujah
Tuesday, 5/23 from 10-11 pm NHPBS
The enduring story of the battle of Fallujah is told by the people who lived through it. Twenty years after the invasion of Iraq, soldiers, journalists, and ordinary Iraqis recount one of the defining episodes of the war. FRONTLINE Streaming Video

NHPBS EXPLORE - 11.2 Comcast (801) More Options

INDEPENDENT LES: 9to5: The Story of a Movement
Tuesday, 5/23 from 1:30-3 pm NHPBS EXPLORE
Go inside the inspiring movement for women's workplace equality in the 1970s. Started by a group of Boston secretaries, the 9to5 cause used humor to attract press attention and shame bosses into giving better pay and ending sexual harassment. INDEPENDENT LENS Streaming Video

NH WORLD - 11.3 Comcast (965) More Options

Tuesday, 5/23 from 8-9 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

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