Paper Airplanes, Dorothea Lange, Martin Luther, and Sally Ride - May 26

Learning Potpourri

Sunday, May 26, 2024

Today is World Lindy Hop Day, National Paper Airplane Day, Sally Ride Day, World Red Head Day, and World Dracula Day. 

Today's Birthdays
Songs of the Day
Today's Theme: Paper Airplanes, Dorothea Lange, Martin Luther, and Sally Ride




  • The Band - The Weight - LISTEN
  • Fleetwood Mac - Landslide - LISTEN
  • Lenny Kravitz - Fly Away - LISTEN
  • Mamie Smith - Crazy Blues - LISTEN

THEME:  Paper Airplanes

  • Grades PreK-1 - NHPBS Learningmedia - Sesame Street - What a Piece of Paper (1:44) - VIEW
  • Grades K-4 - PBS Crafts for Kids - Make a Straw Paper Airplane - DO
  • Grades K-4 - PBS Krafts for Kids - Make a Paper Airplane To Fly Like a Draco - DO
  • Grades 4-6 - NHPBS LearningMedia -Dragonfly TV - Model Airplanes (8:53) - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 3-12 - NHPBS Video - Paper Airplane Science (26:46) - VIEW
  • Grades 3-12 - NHPBS Video - SciTech Now - Learn How to Fold a Record-breaking Paper Airplane (6:47) - VIEW and DO

THEME:  Dorothea Lange

  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Picturing America - Dorothea Lange (4:12) - VIEW  and DO
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - American Masters - Migrant Mother by Dorothea Lange (3:23) - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS Learning MediaAmerican Life in the Great Depression - Teaching with Primary Sources - READ, VIEW, DO
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS Video - Dorothea Lange- Part One: Under the Trees (28:28) - VIEW 
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS Video -  Dorothea Lange- Part Two: The Closer to Me (28:24) - VIEW 

THEME:  Martin Luther

  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS Learning Media - Martin Luther and the Reformation Media Gallery - READ, VIEW, DO
  • Grades 9-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Crash Course World History - Luther and the Protestant Reformation (15:06) - VIEW

THEME:  Sally Ride

  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS Video - Blank on Blank - Sally Ride on Dumb Questions (6:09) - VIEW
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS Video - PBS NewsHour - Honoring Sally Ride's Legacy as Trailblazer, Role Model (6:53)  - VIEW


NHPBS - 11.1 Comcast (2/802) More Options

POETRY IN AMERICA - Steps view online
Sunday, 5/26 from 6:30-7 pm NHPBS
A portal into 1950s New York City, Frank O’Hara’s “Lunch Poems” have the feel of playing hooky: of roaming from museums to Central Park and sneaking into cinemas. Choreographer Mark Morris, poets Terrance Hayes, Robert Pinsky, Todd Colby, and Eileen Myles, and musical duo Rachael and Vilray join host Elisa New to read “Steps,” O’Hara’s ode to NYC art and dance. POETRY IN AMERICA Streaming Video

NH WORLD - 11.3 More Options

INDEPENDENT LENS - Beyond Utopiaview online
Sunday, 5/26 from 10 pm - 12 am NH WORLD
This gripping story of families attempting to escape oppression in North Korea, reveals a world many have never seen. INDEPENDENT LENS Streaming Video

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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.
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