Weekly Content Theme—Nature Investigation 11/23-11/29/15 »»»
This week’s resources support the on-air premiere of Nature Cat on PBS (11/25) and enhance outdoor activities focused on environmental science.
Using Your Senses in Nature | Dinosaur Train | PreK-1
Activity: Let’s Take a Walk | Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood | PreK-K, 13+
City Sprouts | Arthur | PreK-4
Get to Know Nature | Plum Landing | 1-4
Treasure Hunting | Move It! | 2-6
Patterns in Nature | Cyberchase | 3-6
Bug Backpack | Dragonfly TV | 4-6
Global Gardens | Nature Works Everywhere | 6-12
Urban Trees | Nature Works Everywhere | 6-12
Tennessee Explorers | NSF | 6-13+
Mission US »»»
Developed for use in middle and high school classrooms, Mission US engages students in the study of transformational moments in American history. Each mission consists of an interactive game and a set of curriculum materials that are aligned to National Standards and feature document-based activities. The game immerses players in rich, historical settings and then empowers them to make choices that illuminate how ordinary people experienced the past. The Educator's Guide provides a wealth of resources and activities for both teachers and students, including primary source documents that show the broader social, political, and economic context of events and perspectives featured in the game. Since some of the topics Mission US explores are difficult, it is recommended that teachers/parents preview the mission to make sure it is appropriate for their students/children.
PEEP and the Big Wide World »»»
The animated series Peep and the Big Wide World gives wings to the innovative idea of teaching science and math to preschoolers. Wry and distinctive visual humor, charming plotlines, and lovable characters combine with a comprehensive science program to attract and engage kids three to five years old.
Space Racers! »»»
Each episode will include live interstitials showing children taking part in real science lessons based on program content. These segments take place at such incredible locations as NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. Space Racers also offers a comprehensive educational experience through the supporting website with games, activities and lesson plans for parents, caretakers, and educators.
PBS Math Club »»»
Check out this new web series for a mix of pre-algebra & teen culture! The new “PBS Math Club” is designed to teach critical pre-algebra concepts to middle-school students using the style and techniques of web video. Each episode includes a wealth of related material for use by parents and classroom teachers - including innovative intereactive-video quizzes; lesson plans; illustrations suitable for use on classroom interactive whiteboards; even 15-second snippets designed for sharing on Instragram and other social media sites. The videos and quizzes, along with classroom material, will be available on PBS LearningMedia.
Peg + Cat Resources »»»
Peg + Cat Series for Ages 3-5 teaches measurement, shapes and patterns and a wide range of fundamental pre-math skills, as established by the NAEYC and NCTM. Uses an inquiry-based approach to problem solving. For more information click here!
PBS Kids »»»
PBS KIDS is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children through curriculum-based entertainment. PBS KIDS leverages the full spectrum of media and technology to build knowledge, critical thinking, imagination and curiosity. By involving parents, teachers, caregivers and communities as learning partners, PBS KIDS helps to empower children for success in school and in life.
PBS Parents »»»
PBS Parents is a trusted resource that’s filled with information on child development and early learning. It also serves as a parent's window to the world of PBS KIDS, offering access to educational games and activities inspired by PBS KIDS programs.
PBS Kids Lab »»»
Whether it's new apps focusing on math or an augmented reality game using camera phones, you'll be able to find the latest and greatest at PBS KIDS Lab!
Louisiana Reading Association »»»
The http://lareading.org/ provides resources to improve the quality of literacy for all through the study of best practices in literacy processes and instruction, the promotion of literacy research, and the dissemination of information related to literacy acquisition.
Louisiana Bicentennial Information »»»
On April 30, 1812, Louisiana became the 18th state in the Union. In conjunction with the statewide celebration of the 200th anniversary of Louisiana’s statehood, Louisiana Public Broadcasting worked with the Louisiana State Bicentennial Commission to produce a new one-hour documentary which looks back at the first 200 years of the state’s history. View the entire Bicentennial documentary Louisiana: 200 Years of Statehood online now!
View the 200 years in the Making: Celebrating the Bicentennial of Louisiana Statehood Teacher Desk Reference. There are statewide workshops available and additional education items, including classroom projects, history podcasts, and the Bicentennial timeline on CRT's education website.
Check it out!
LPB Raising Readers »»»
PBS KIDS Raising Readers is a national literacy campaign, and part of the Ready To Learn initiative, focused on building reading skills at home, at school, in child care, and in the community. Go to lpb.org/read.
LPB Kids »»»
Our Kids' Club Page with birthday announcements, children's program schedule, games, activities, coloring sheets and more!
Step It Up »»»
Get information from health professionals for tweens and teens on the best ways to control and reduce their weight.
PBS Parents Early Learning »»»
Parenting Pointers - Learn positive strategies to help you understand and communicate with your baby! Read articles and watch videos online.
Biz Kid$ »»»
Biz Kid$ learn about money and business.
For adults who want to strengthen their reading skills.
PBS NEWSHOUR EXTRA »»»
Using the standards and resources of PBS's NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, NewsHour Extra provides students and teachers with quality educational resources based on current issues and events. NewsHour Extra's mission is to help high school students understand world events and national issues and answer the question "why should I care?" about the news.