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

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Friday, May 26, 2023

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 (802) Live Stream More Options

Friday, 5/26 from 9-11:30 pm NHPBS
Enjoy this London production of Cole Porter's classic musical led by Tony winner Sutton Foster who reprises her Tony-winning role as Reno Sweeney directed by Kathleen Marshall with favorite songs like "I Get A Kick Out of You" and "You're the Top." GREAT PERFORMANCES Streaming Video

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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE - Plague at the Golden Gate
Friday, 5/26 from 7-9 pm NH WORLD
Over 100 years before the COVID-19 pandemic set off a nationwide wave of fear and anti-Asian sentiment, an outbreak of bubonic plague in San Francisco's Chinatown unleashed a similar crisis. AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Streaming Video

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