The Lincoln Memorial and NH Sculptor Daniel Chester French and Creativity - May 30

Carving Out Some Learning

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Today is National Hamburger Day, Mint Julep Day, National Creativity Day, and World MS Day.

Today's Birthdays
Songs of the Day
Today's Theme: The Lincoln Memorial and NH Sculptor Daniel Chester French and Creativity


  • 1431 - Joan of Arc was burned at the stake as a heretic.
  • 1539 - Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto lands in Florida.
  • 1911 - Ray Harroun wins the first Indianapolis 500.
  • 1922 - The Lincoln Memorial is dedicated.



  • Benny Goodman Band - Sing, Sing, Sing - LISTEN
  • The Judds - Why Not Me - LISTEN
  • Idina Menzel - Defying Gravity - LISTEN

THEME: The Lincoln Memorial and NH Sculptor Daniel Chester French

  • Grades 3-12 - National Park Service - The Lincoln Memorial - READ
  • Grades 4-12 - Metropolitan Museum of Art - Daniel Chester French - VIEW and READ
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS Video - Tuck's Gift: Donna Hassler on the Lincoln Memorial (1:05) - VIEW

THEME: Creativity

  • Grades 3-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - The Creative Corner Collection -VIEW and DO
  • Grades 6-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Braincraft - The Secret to Creativity (4:55) - VIEW
  • Grades 6-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Braincraft - 3 Surprising Creativity Tests (9:07) - VIEW


NHPBS - 11.1 Comcast (802) Live Stream More Options

FRONTLINE: Guns, Grief, and Texas Politics
Tuesday, 5/30 from 10-11 pm NHPBS
A year after the Uvalde school shooting, the community's trauma and the fight over assault rifles. With the Texas Tribune, journalist Maria Hinojosa examines the police response, Uvalde's history of struggle and its efforts to heal. FRONTLINE Streaming Video

NHPBS EXPLORE - 11.2 Comcast (801) More Options

Tuesday, 5/30 from 11 am-noon NHPBS EXPLORE
With their father away at war, sisters Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March come to terms with their new life, alongside their mother, Marmee. The girls make friends with Laurie, the new boy next door. LITTLE WOMEN ON MASTERPIECE Streaming Video

NH WORLD - 11.3 Comcast (965) More Options

Tuesday, 5/30 from 8-9 pm NH WORLD
When Homo sapiens turned up in prehistoric Europe, they ran into the Neanderthals. The two types of humans were similar enough to interbreed - and they were just as capable of making artifacts. But as more Homo sapiens moved into Europe, there was an explosion of art and symbolic thought. The balance of power had shifted and Neanderthals were overwhelmed. We've had Europe and the rest of the world to ourselves ever since. FIRST PEOPLES Streaming Video

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