The Tulsa Race Massacre and Fire and Otters - May 31

Learning About Our History

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Today is National Macaroon Day, National Smile Day, World Parrot Day, and World Otter Day.

Today's Birthdays
Songs of the Day
Today's Theme: Tulsa Race Massacre and Fire and Otters


  • 1790 - The United States enacts its first copyright statute, the Copyright Act of 1790.
  • 1889 - A dam break floods Johnstown, Pennsylvania, killing over 2,000.
  • 1911 - The RMS Titanic is launched.
    1913 - The 17th Amendment, allowing for the popular election of U.S. senators, goes into effect.
  • 1921 -  The Tulsa race massacre kills up to  300.
  • 1990 - The sitcom Seinfeld premieres
  • 2005 - Former FBI official Mark Felt is identified as Deepthroat.
  • 2017 - President Donald Trump tweets the word "covfefe.



  • Johnny Paycheck - Take This Job and Shove It - LISTEN
  • Run DMC - It's Tricky -LISTEN
  • Led Zepplin - When The Levee Breaks - LISTEN

THEME: The Tulsa Race Massacre and Fire

  • Grades 7-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Tulsa: The Fire and the Forgotten Collection - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 7-12 - PBS LearningMedia - PBS NewsHour - The Tulsa Massacre’s Effects on the Black Community 100 Years Later (6:48) -  VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - PBS NewsHour - How Art is Retelling the Powerful Stories of the Tulas Massacre (7:15) - VIEW
  • Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - PBS NewsHour - Tulsa Revisited Special (26:46) -  VIEW
  • Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - Tulsa: The Fire and the Forgotten (1:24:44) - VIEW
  • Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - Tulsa: The Fire and the Forgotten Panel Discussion (57:57) - VIEW
  • Grades 7-12 -  NHPBS Video - Tulsa Race Massacre 100 Years Later (59:00) - VIEW
  • Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - Black Issues Forum - Remembering Tulsa and Investing for Racial Equity (26:46) - VIEW
  • Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - American Black Journal - Juneteenth/The Tulsa Race Massacre (23:55) -VIEW
  • Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - American Experience - Goin' Back to T-Town (53:28) - VIEW
  • Grades 7-12 - Library of Congress - Tulsa Race Massacre Research Guide - READ
  • Grades 7-12 - Oklahoma Libraries - Tulsa Race Massacre - READ
  • Grades 7-12 - National Endowments for the Humanities - Tulsa Race Massacre - READ
  • Grades 7-12 - C-Span - Tulsa Race Massacre Lesson Plan - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 7-12 - NY Times - Teaching About the Tulsa Race Massacre - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 7-12 - Tulsa Historical Society and Museum - Tulsa Race Massacre - VIEW, READ, LISTEN
  • Grades 7-12 - National Museum of African American History - Tulsa Objects - EXPLORE

THEME: Otters

  • Grades PreK-1 -  Sesame Street - Dance Like an Otter (1:02) - VIEW
  • Grades K-2 - Monterey Bay Aquarium Learn At Home Free Class - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 3-12 - Sea Otters - Monterey Bay Aquarium - READ and VIEW
  • Grades K-5 - Wild Kratts - Otter Power - (2:06) VIEW
  • Grades K-5 - Wild Kratts - River Otters vs. Sea Otters (7:00) - VIEW
  • Grades K-5 - Cyberchase - Sea Otters, Kelp, and Urchins (2:33) - VIEW
  • Grades PreK-12 - Monterey Bay Aquarium - Sea Otter Live Cam - VIEW
  • Grades 4-6 - NHPBS LearningMedia - DragonFly TV - Otters (7:42) -  VIEW and DO
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Sea Otters vs. Climate Change (7:19) - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS Learning Media - The Urchin and the Otter (6:49) - VIEW
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - A Sea Otters Adorable Adoption Story (6:54) - VIEW


NHPBS - 11.1 Comcast (802) Live Stream More Options

NATURE - Panda's: Born to Be Wild
Wednesday, 5/31 from 8-9 pm NHPBS
Unlock the mysteries of wild pandas whose counterparts in captivity are known for their gentle image. Journey through the steep Qinling Mountains with filmmakers, scientists, and rangers to witness pandas' startling courtship and aggressive behaviors. NATURE Streaming Video

NOVA - Why Ships Crash
Wednesday, 5/31 from 9-10 pm NHPBS
When the colossal Ever Given container ship crashed into the bank of the Suez Canal in March 2021, international supply chains ground to a halt. How could such a disaster happen? And can the investigation help prevent future accidents? NOVA Streaming Video

SECRETS OF THE DEAD - Abandoning the Titanic
Wednesday, 5/31 from 10-11 pm NHPBS
Join a team of investigators as they search for the identity of the captain of a "mystery ship" that turned away from the "unsinkable" Titanic in its darkest hour, abandoning thousands of lives to the icy waters and their deaths. SECRETS OF THE DEAD Streaming Video

NH WORLD - 11.3 Comcast (965) More Options

Wednesday, 5/31 from7:30-9 pm NH WORLD
Hear the incredible story of Ted Ngoy. After fleeing Cambodia for the United States, he built a multi-million-dollar fried pastry empire, Christy's Doughnuts, and began living his American Dream. But a great rise often comes with a great fall. INDEPENDENT LENS Streaming Video

FRONTLINE - America's Dangerous Trucks
Wednesday, 5/31 from 9-10 pm NH WORLD
Deadly truck accidents and the fight over measures that could save thousands of lives. With ProPublica, investigating decades of legal maneuvering, political influence, lax regulation and industry opposition, as deaths rise. FRONTLINE Streaming Video

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