Tap Dancing - May 25

Step-Heel and Heel-Step Learning

Saturday, May 25, 2024

Today is  National Tap Dance Day, Towel Day ( celebrated by carrying a towel in honor of author Douglas Adams), National Brown-Bag-It Day, National Wine Day, and Geek Pride Day. 

May is Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Today's Birthdays
Songs of the Day
Today's Theme: Tap Dancing




  • Beverly Sills - Una Voce Poco Fa!! - LISTEN
  • HMS Pinafore - When I Was a Lad - LISTEN
  • The Simpsons - Sideshow Bob - HMS Pinafore - LISTEN
  • Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Mister Bojangles - LISTEN
  • Sammy Davis Jr. - Mister Bojangles - LISTEN

THEME:  Tap Dancing

  • Grades PreK-1 - Sesame Street -Savion Glover Rhymes and Taps (2:02) - VIEW
  • Grades PreK-1 - Sesame Street - Elmo's Debut (1:49) - VIEW
  • Grades PreK-3 - Pinkalicious and Peterrific - Tap Dancing (1:46) - VIEW
  • Grades K-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - DanceSense: Tap and Percussive Dance (14:30) - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 4-12 - NHPBS Video - NYC Arts - Profile of Ayodele Casel (28:16) VIEW
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS Video - Jump Rope and Tap Dance Routine in "Shaking the Blues Away (1:36)  - VIEW
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS Video - American Black Journal- Savion Glover (11:24) - VIEW
  • Grades 6-12- NHPBS Video - PBS NewsHour - The Body Becomes Music When This Dancer Taps Tradition (6:59) - VIEW
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS Video - Articulate - Tap Into America (8:21) - VIEW


NH WORLD - 11.3 More Options

Saturday, 5/25 from 12-1 pm NH WORLD
The story of a little-known military intelligence school in Minnesota that played a pivotal role in ending World War II. The institution trained more than 6,000 Japanese Americans, or Nisei, to be translators, interrogators, and Japanese military specialists. After decades of being classified, the story of their courage, sacrifice, and valor is finally being told.

Saturday, 5/25 from 3-4 pm NH WORLD
Explore the stories of women caught up in World War II, from the American Home Front to Auschwitz Concentration Camp in Poland.

AMERICAN MASTERS - Amy Tan: Unintended Memoirview online
Saturday, 5/25 from 8-10 pm NH WORLD
The story of the author whose first novel, The Joy Luck Club, was published to great commercial and critical success. With the blockbuster film adaption that followed as well as additional best-selling novels, librettos, short stories, and memoirs, Tan firmly established herself as one of the most prominent and respected American literary voices working today. AMERICAN MASTERS Streaming Video

More Learning Resources

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PBS LearningMedia

PBS LearningMedia

NHPBS and PBS have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more for educators. You can also create your own lessons and assignments to meet the needs of your students.


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
    A guide of PBS resources targeted for parents teaching kids, features a great activity finder
  • PBS Education
    The greatest teachers ignite a love of learning and a sense of possibility that motivates students to reach their full potential.
  • 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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