Let's Play Learning
Friday, June 2, 2023
Today is Leave The Office Early Day, National Rotisserie Chicken Day, and National Rocky Road Day.
June is Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Month; National Oceans Month; National Rivers Month; and National Caribbean-American Heritage Month
Songs of the Day
Ocean/River Resource of the Day
Today's Theme: Video Games
ON THIS DATE
- 455 - Vandals enter Rome and sack the city.
1692 - Bridget Bishop is the first person tried for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts. She is found guilty and later hanged.
- 1919 - Anarchists set off bombs in eight U.S. cities, including Boston and Newton Massachusetts.
- 1924 - President Calvin Coolidge signs the Indian Citizenship Act, granting citizenship to all Native Americans born in the United States.
- 1953 - Queen Elizabeth II is crowned in Westminster Abbey.
- 1981 - The video game Donkey Kong makes its U.S. debut.
- 1997 - Timothy McVeigh is convicted on 15 counts of murder and conspiracy for his role in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City,
SONGS OF THE DAY
- Nimrod (from "Enigma Variations") by Edward Elgar - LISTEN
- Rolling Stones - Get oof of My Cloud - LISTEN
- Dana Carvey - Choppin' Brocolli - LISTEN
- Marvin Hamlisch - Nobody Does It Better - LISTEN
OCEAN/RIVER RESOURCE OF THE DAY
Shed Aquarium - Build a Fish - DO
THEME: Video Games
- Grades PreK-1- Sesame Street Games - DO
- Grades PreK-5 - PBS Kid Games - DO
- Grades PreK-3 - ODD Squad - ODD Squad Games (1:40) - VIEW
- Grades 2-10 - NHPBS LearningMedia - MIT's Science Out Loud - How to Mke a Video Game (4:29) - VIEW and DO
- Grades 5-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - SciTech Now - Careers in Video Game Development (4:43) - VIEW, READ, and DO
- Grades 6-12 - NHPBS Learning Media - Above the Noise - Is Video Game Addiction Real? (6:09) - VIEW, READ and DO
- Grades 6-12 - NHPBS Learning Media - Above the Noise - Are Video Games Really Making Us More Violent? (7:15) - VIEW
- Grades 6-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - PBS NewsHour - How Computers Learned to Beat Atari Video Games (3:08) - VIEW and DO
- Grades 6-12 - NHPBS Video - The Art Assignment - The Case for Video Games (12:45) - VIEW
- Grades 9-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - It's Okay to Be Smart - Is Your Brain Too Old for Video Games? (6:25) - VIEW
- Grades 9-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Crash Course: Artificial Intelligence Make an AI That Destroys Video Games (13:05) - VIEW
THEME: Marvin Hamlisch
- Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - American Masters - Marvin Hamlisch: Genius At Work (7:20) - VIEW
- Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - American Masters - Marvin Hamlisch the Performer (1:20) - VIEW
- Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - American Masters - Marvin Hamlisch and the Yankees (1:43) - VIEW
- Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - American Masters - Marvin Hamlisch a Mensch (10:04) - VIEW
- Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - American Masters - The Sweet Smell of Success (1:47) - VIEW
- Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - American Masters - Marvin Hamlisch's Parents (1:34) - VIEW
- Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - American Masters - Marvin Hamlisch Concert Pianist vs. Pop Composer (2:09) - VIEW
- Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - American Masters - Marvin Hamlisch Leaving Hollywood for Broadway (1:15) - VIEW
- Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - American Masters - Pianist Kevin Cole Performas a Marvin Meledy (6:48) - VIEW
- Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - WEDU Arts Plus - 310: Marvin Hamlisch (7:37) - VIEW
- Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - Artworks - Legends of Broadway (26:47) - VIEW
AMERICAN MASTERS - Little Richard: The King and Queen of Rock and Roll
Friday, 6/2 from 9-11 pm NHPBS
Experience the meteoric rise and enduring legacy of Little Richard. This portrait of the “King and Queen of Rock and Roll” explores his far-reaching influence as well as his advocacy for the rights of Black artists in the music industry. 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.