Turtles - May 23

Learning on a Half Shell - Learning Power!

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Today is Eat More Fruits & Vegetables Day, Turtle Day, Lucky Penny Day, and Taffy 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 (2/802) More Options

Thursday, 5/23 from 9-10 pm NHPBS
Martin travels to Guam to see the effect of invasive species on remote islands; discovering animals and humans driven to the edge of extinction. In Palau, he meets the endangered Hawksbill Turtle and rare Dugong, learning more about this tiny island's work in world-leading marine conservation. MARTIN CLUNES ISLANDS OF THE PACIFIC Streaming Video

ASIAN AMERICANS - Good Americans view online
Thursday, 5/16 from 10-11 pm NHPBS
Learn how Asian Americans are simultaneously heralded as a model minority and targeted as the perpetual foreigner during the Cold War. It is also a time of bold ambition, as Asian Americans aspire to national political office. ASIAN AMERICANS Streaming Video

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

HACKING YOUR MIND - The Wings of Angels view online
Thursday, 5/23 from 3-4 pm NH EXPLORE
Find out why hacking for good may be the most important scientific discovery of this century, and learn how to hack your mind to improve your life and the lives of your family and friends. HACKING YOUR MIND Streaming Video

NH WORLD - 11.3 More Options

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE - Great Famineview online
Thursday, 5/23 from 2-3 pm NH WORLD
The little-known story of the American effort to relieve starvation in the new Soviet Russia in 1921, The Great Famine is a documentary about the worst natural disaster in Europe since the Black Plague in the Middle Ages. Half a world away, Americans responded with a massive two-year relief campaign, championed by Herbert Hoover, director of the American Relief Administration. AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Streaming Video

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE - Citizen Hearst: Part Twoview online
Thursday, 5/23 from 3-5 pm NH WORLD
Follow William Randolph Hearst's continued rise to power and expansion into Hollywood. The model for Citizen Kane, he had a decades-long affair with actress Marion Davies, built an enormous castle at San Simeon, and forever transformed modern media. AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Streaming Video

AMERICA REFRAMED - Blurring the Color Line preview
Thursday, 5/23 from 8-9:30 pm NH WORLD
Director Crystal Kwok unpacks the history behind her grandmother's family, who were neighborhood grocery store owners in the Black community of Augusta, Georgia during the Jim Crow era. By centering women's experiences, Kwok poses critical questions around the intersections of anti-Black racism, white power, and Chinese patriarchy in the American South. AMERICA REFRAMED

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