Video Games and Marvin Hamlisch - June 2

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Sunday, June 2, 2024

Today is National Rotisserie Chicken Day, National Rocky Road Day, and Gun Violence Awareness Day.

June is Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Month; National Oceans Month; National Rivers Month; and National Caribbean-American Heritage Month

Today's Birthdays
Songs of the Day
Ocean/River Month Resource of the Day
Today's Theme:  Video Games


  • 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



  • Nimrod  (from "Enigma Variations") by Edward Elgar - LISTEN
  • Rolling Stones - Get Off of My Cloud - LISTEN
  • Dana Carvey - Choppin' Brocolli - LISTEN
  • Marvin Hamlisch - Nobody Does It Better - LISTEN  


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


More Learning Resources

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PBS LearningMedia

PBS LearningMedia

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Annenberg Learner

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.



Features over 1,000 animated shorts and quizzes for students in grades K-12 covering science, social studies, English, math, the arts, health, and technology.  The service is free to schools closed due to COVID-19.


Scholastic Learn At Home

Everyday Scholastic will feature four learning experiences, built around a story or video.

Storyline Online

StoryLine Online

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

  • 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
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  • PBS Education
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  • 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. 

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