Guitars - June 9

Learning You Can Strum, Pluck and Shred

Sunday, June 9, 2024

Today is National Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Day and Donald Duck Day.

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


  • 1953 - The Flint–Worcester tornado outbreak kills 94 people in Massachusetts. 
  • 1954 - During the Army-McCarthy hearings,  special counsel for the United States Army, Joseph Welch, asks Senator Joseph McCarthy  "You've done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?
  • 1973 - Secretariat wins the Triple Crown.



  • The Beatles - While My Guitar Gently Weeps - LISTEN
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Performance - While My Guitar Gently Weeps - LISTEN
  • Foreigner - Juke Box Hero - LISTEN
  • Dwight Yoakam - Guitars, Cadillacs -  LISTEN
  • Johnny Cash - Tennessee Flat Top Box - LISTEN
  • Cole Porter - You're the Top - LISTEN


NOAA - Common Guitarfish - READ

THEME: Guitars

  • Grades PreK-1- Sesame Street - Guitar Drawing (1:01) -  VIEW
  • Grades PreK-1 - Sesame Street - Dax Shepard and Abby - Amplify (2:11) - VIEW
  • Grades PreK-2 - Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood  - A Visit to a Guitar Factory (1:37) - VIEW
  • Grades K-4 - PBS Crafts for Kids - Create a Cardboard Guitar - DO
  • Grades K-5 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Zoom - Pitch: Making Guitars (3:00) - VIEW and DO
  • Grades  K-12-  NHPBS LearningMedia - Music Arts Toolkit - Flamenco Guitar (5:39) - VIEW
  • Grades  K-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Music Arts Toolkit - Traditional Guitar Styles (7:32) - VIEW
  • Grades 5-12 - NHPBS Video - Jim Cara: Guitar Builder to the Stars (4:29) - VIEW
  • Grades 5-12  - NHPBS Video - The Electric Guitar in American Culture (7:24) - VIEW
  • Grades 9-12 - NHPBS Video - Les Paul: Guitar Wizard (37:56) - VIEW


NHPBS - 11.1 Comcast (2/802) More Options


ANCIENT ROADS FROM CHRIST TO CONSTANTINE - From Apocalypse to Heresiesview online
Sunday, 6/09 from 10:30-11:40 am NHPBS
Host Jonathan Phillips travels to Patmos Island where John was exiled and visits the cave where John wrote the most enigmatic book of the New Testament, Revelation. ANCIENT ROADS Streaming Video

ANCIENT ROADS FROM CHRIST TO CONSTANTINE - Pagans and the Cult of Martyrs view online
Sunday, 6/09 from 11:40 am-12:50 pm NHPBS
Phillips treks to North Africa to tell the story of Perpetua, a young Christian martyr, whose extraordinary story still resonates today. ANCIENT ROADS Streaming Video

Sunday, 6/09 from 12:50-2 pm NHPBS
In the final episode, Phillips explains how Rome exerted its fullest effort to eradicate Christianity. The faith grew stronger as the empires and emperors weakened. It would be the conversion of one man - Constantine the Great - that would fully transform the fortunes of the Christian faith. ANCIENT ROADS Streaming Video

NH WORLD - 11.3 More Options

GOSPEL - The Gospel Train view online
Sunday, 6/09 from 12-2:30 pm NH WORLD
Travel to Chicago, where southern migrants Thomas A. Dorsey, Mahalia Jackson, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe fused blues and jazz with testimonies of God's goodness to create a genre enduring for generations. GOSPEL Streaming Video

GOSPEL - Take the Message Everywhere/Gospel's Second Centuryview onlineview online
Sunday, 6/09 from 2:30-5 pm NH WORLD
Gospel family dynasties dominate the charts while other children of the church use their musical prowess to influence soul music. Black pastors also distinguish their sound with prophetic voices and sermonettes. GOSPEL Streaming Video

NATURE - Grizzly 399: Queen of the Tetons view online
Sunday, 6/09 from 8-9:30 pm NH WORLD
The most famous bear in the Tetons attempts to raise four cubs. But she makes increasingly unexpected and consequential choices to protect her family, Grizzly 399 stands as a symbol of the clash between humans and the wild. NATURE Streaming Video

THE AMERICAN BUFFALO - Blood Memoryview online
Sunday, 6/09 from 9:30 pm-12 am NH WORLD
The dramatic story of how America's national mammal, which sustained the lives of Native people, was driven to the brink of extinction. Ken Burns recounts the tragic collision of two opposing views of the natural world. THE AMERICAN BUFFALO Streaming Video

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