Howling Good Environmental Learning
Saturday, May 27, 2023
Today is National Grape Popsicle Day and Cellophane Tape Day.
Songs of the Day
Today's Theme: Rachel Carson and Wolves
ON THIS DATE
- 1647 - In Hartford Connecticut, Alse Young becomes the first person executed as a witch in the colonies.
- 1703 - Tsar Peter the Great founds the city of Saint Petersburg.
- 1896 - The F4-strength St. Louis–East St. Louis tornado hits St. Louis, Missouri, and East St. Louis, Illinois, killing at least 255 people.
- 1930 - The 1,046 feet Chrysler Building in New York City opens, at the time it was the tallest building in the world.
- 1933 - Walt Disney releases the cartoon Three Little Pigs, with its hit song "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?"
- 1937 - The Golden Gate Bridge opens.
- 1941 - The German battleship Bismarck is sunk by the British navy in the North Atlantic killing 2,100.
- 2006 - The Yogyakarta earthquake in central Java leaves 5,700 dead and 37,000 injured.
SONGS OF THE DAY
- Duran Duran - Hungry Like the Wolf - LISTEN
- TLC - Waterfalls - LISTEN
- Outcast - Hey Ya - LISTEN
THEME: Rachel Carson
- Grades 6-12 - NHPBS Video - Rachel Carson: Voice of Nature (56:46) - VIEW
- Grades 6-12 - NHPBS Video - American Experience - Rachel Carson - Chapter One (8:59) - VIEW
- Grades 6-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - American Experience - Rachel Carson's Silent Spring (4:48) - VIEW, READ, DO
- Grades 9-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - American Experience: Rachel Carson - Lessons from Silent Spring for Controlling Disease (12:30) - VIEW and DO
- Grades 9-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - American Experience: Rachel Carson - Pesticide Early Warnings (5:16) - VIEW and DO
- Grades PreK-1 - Sesame Street - Catching the Big Bad Wolf (3:51) - VIEW
- Grades PreK-1 - Sesame Street - Big Sad Wolf (4:38) - VIEW
- Grades PreK-1 - Sesame Street - Kermit Casts the Big Bad Wolf (2:31) - VIEW
- Grades PreK-1 - Sesame Street -The New Three Little Pigs Story (3:35) - VIEW
- Grades K-5 - Wild Kratts - Running Like Wolves Collection - VIEW
- Grades K-5 - Wild Kratts - Howl Like a Wolf (1:23) - VIEW
- Grades K-5 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Nature - Arctic Wolf Cubs Learn Pack Behavior (2:34) - VIEW and DO
- Grades K-5 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Wild Kratts - Wolfpack in the Woods (1:06) - VIEW and DO
- Grades K-5 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Science Trek - Wolves (5:10) - VIEW and DO
- Grades 3-5 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Wild Kratts - Keeping Up With the Wolfpack (2:10) - VIEW and DO
- Grades 3-5 - NHPBS LearningMedia - DragonflyTV - Wolves (7:07) - VIEW and DO
- Grades 3-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Earth: A New Wild - Wolves of Yellowstone (Available in Spanish) (5:19) - VIEW
- Grades 6-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Saving a Species - Wolves (27:44) - VIEW
- Grades 6-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Wolves: The Ecology of Fear (7:02) - VIEW and DO
- Grades 9-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Eons - Life, Sex & Death Among the Dire Wolves (9:15) - VIEW
NHPBS EXPLORE - 11.2 Comcast (801) More Options
SCIGIRLS - Super Sensors
Saturday, 5/27 from 7:30-8 am NHPBS EXPLORE
Inspired by high-tech NASA sensor technology, SciGirls in Los Angeles design and code wildlife cameras to capture animals in their neighborhood. SCIGIRLS Streaming Video in English and Spanish
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INDEPENDENT LENS: Writing With Fire
Saturday, 5/27 from 6:30-8 pm NH WORLD
Meet the women journalists of India's only all-female news network, who risk everything in a male-dominated world to uncover their country's political inequities. INDEPENDENT LENS Streaming Video
AMERICAN MASTERS - Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir
Saturday, 5/27 from 8-10 pm NH WORLD
Explore the life of the groundbreaking author of "The Joy Luck Club" in this intimate portrait. Archival imagery, home movies, photographs, animation, and original interviews create a vivid, colorful journey through Tan's inspiring life and career. AMERICAN MASTERS Streaming Video
More Learning Resources
Looking for some super cool crafts to do with your kids? Or maybe you need some expert parenting resources to help raise your child? You can find it all right here:
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.
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.
Everyday Scholastic will feature four learning experiences, built around a story or video.
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
- A resource to keep you connected to nature - Enjoy nature at home with these online learning experiences brought to you by the Science Center’s Naturalists.
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.