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grades 10–12

The Coronavirus Curve

Follow along as a mathematician uses Geogebra to build a graphical model of the coronavirus infection curve.

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grades 6–12

Anne Frank

Take some time to listen to this stirring story of a young girl hiding from the Nazis during WWII. Free on Hoopla with a library card.

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grades 6–12

Family Newsletter

Make and send out a family newsletter. It can be digital or just stapled paper. Try including a variety of stuff: news, interviews, history, recipes, and more.

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Book Club

Create conversations with friends, family, or community members around books. Pick your reading list and schedule time for discussions.
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grades 9–12

While I Yet Live

Watch this short film to explore the concept of metaphor and Black history. What do the quilts symbolize? What meaning do they have for the women and their community?

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grades 6–12

What Makes Muscles Grow?

With over 600 muscles in our bodies, we must learn how to give them attention and stay active to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

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grades 9–12

The Aztecs: A Clash of Worlds

Listen to this podcast to learn about the rise, fall, and legacy of Aztec civilization, a Mesoamerican culture in the 14th through 16th centuries.

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Lesson

grades 9–12

Pandemic Math

Do this timely activity (using the video, interactives, and questions) to understand the math behind viral outbreaks.

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Article/Ebook

grades 6–12

It's a Fact: Nurses Are Amazing

Read this article about nurses in Albania, identify the main idea, and find three facts that support it.

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grades 4–12

Letters of Gratitude to Essential Workers

Write a meaningful letter of thanks to essential workers that returns their acts of service and kindness.

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At-Home Olympics

Design and create a series of Olympic events in your home. Compete with your family, friends, or just yourself.
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grades 9–12

Re-Creating the Anne Frank House

Take a tour of the spaces where Anne Frank hid during the Holocaust and how they were recreated for a series on YouTube.

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grades 6–12

Learn to Ollie

Pop into this helpful explainer video, and see if you can learn this most basic (yet very challenging!) of skateboard tricks.

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grades 6–12

A Tribute to Free Speech

Explore these art installations made from books that have been banned globally throughout various stages of history. Research the relationship between censorship and democracy.

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Interactive

grades 3–12

Game Coder

Explore some of the tutorials in Microsoft's MakeCode Arcade. These step-by-step guides show how to modify and create simple games using drag-and-drop code blocks.

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Article/Ebook

grades 10–12

A Tale of Two Alexanders

Read this article about two of the most influential writers in French and Russian literature, who many don't realize have African ancestry.

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grades 3–12

Thankful Pictures

During the week, take pictures of things you're thankful for. Then combine them into a slideshow, collage, or other collection to revisit and add to.

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Start a Journal

Grab a notebook and set aside some time to jot down what you did, what you're thinking about, and how you're feeling. If that feels good, keep it up.
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grades 3–12

1620: Two Different Worlds: Women in 1620

Find out about one of many of the significant differences between the Wampanoag Nation and within the pilgrims of the Mayflower expedition: the roles of women.

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grades 6–12

What's Inside a Rubik's Cube?

Ever wonder how a Rubik's Cube works and functions? Take a look inside this tricky puzzle and see if you think you can solve it!

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grades 6–12

Shantell Martin: Follow the Pen

Take a glimpse at Shantell Martin's stream-of-consciousness drawings. With a marker, use words and lines to make your own creative expression.

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Activity

Preschool–grade 10

Daily Math Problem

At any time of day, use the daily math problem, presented at a variety of levels, to practice math skills and problem-solving.

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Video

grades 8–12

Locke's Legacy

Learn about the life and point of view of Alain Locke, whose work set the stage for the Harlem Renaissance and who battled against racism.

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Worksheet

grades 6–12

What Matters

Print out these cards that each represent different values. Use the activities to reflect on which values matter most to you and then express why.

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Plank High Fives

Grab a family member and each get in plank position on your elbows. Balance on one forearm, and high-five your partner five times. Then switch sides.
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grades 6–12

Create a Study Space

Pick a spot in your home that's your special study area. Use this article's tips to tweak that space to suit your needs.

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Audio

grades 6–12

News Bites for Young Listeners

Stay up to date on current events with these short podcast episodes on topics that matter today.

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Interactive

grades 9–12

Food and Climate Change

Find connections between what we grow, eat, and throw away and the impact of climate change.

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grades 7–12

The Infinite Life of Pi

Learn all about this important ratio. What is pi? When was it discovered? And how can we use it?

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Article/Ebook

grades 10–12

A Wild West Legend

Saddle up for a first-person tale of the Wild West written by Nat Love, whose storied adventures took him from the plantation to the open range.

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Preschool–grade 12

Gratitude Jar

Decorate a gratitude jar. When you feel grateful, write or draw the reason on a paper and put it in the jar. Read the results each week.

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Guess the Animal

How does a penguin walk? A giraffe stand? A puppy behave? Choose an animal to mimic and walk around the room until the answer is guessed.
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grades 10–12

Do Afro'Dance

Use your arms, upper body, and core in this Afro'Dance workout with Ailey Extension instructor Angel Kaba.

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Article/Ebook

grades 10–12

Facing Facial Recognition

Explore this interactive article on facial recognition. Do you know of any tech like this used in your home or community? Is it worth it?

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grades 6–12

What Is Digital Citizenship?

Learn what skills you need to become an awesome digital citizen.

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grades 6–12

What's Inside a Rubik's Cube?

Ever wonder how a Rubik's Cube works and functions? Take a look inside this tricky puzzle and see if you think you can solve it!

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Article/Ebook

grades 3–12

Essential Black History Texts

Browse, select, and read from this great collection of nonfiction and fiction texts written by Black writers, artists, and activists.

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Video

grades 6–12

Saving Earth

Watch and learn how we all can save our planet one step at a time by working together toward sustainable practices.

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Letter to Future Self

Write a letter to the person you'll be in five or ten years. Tell them what life is like right now. Keep it somewhere safe.
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grades 10–12

Glorious Gladys Bentley

Discover the singular life and style of Gladys Bentley, a Harlem Renaissance artist whose bold performances battled traditional gender roles and norms.

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Video

grades 6–12

Take a Trip with Huell

Spend some time with beloved California TV personality Huell Howser as he visits and learns about natural and cultural sites all over the Golden State.

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grades 9–12

DIY Disinfectant Spray

Make some disinfectant spray using just bleach and water. Ask an adult to help out and learn along with you.

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Worksheet

grades 6–12

Blood-Sucking Bats!

Use this downloadable worksheet to suck some math practice out of these fun facts about vampire bats.

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Activity

grades 9–12

Rhyme + Association + Poetry = Rap

Grow your familiarity with the mechanics of spoken word and rap, and reflect on what rap and poetry have in common.

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grades 5–9

Why Be Grateful?

Watch this video to find out why being grateful makes us happier. Then take a minute to focus on the things you're thankful for.

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Change Sheets

Take all the sheets off the beds and put fresh ones on. Bonus points if you can wash the dirty sheets, too.
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grades 9–12

Mini-Plastic Ocean

Create a model of how plastic trash moves in the ocean using an empty two-liter bottle. Extend your learning by observing gyres on Earth.

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Video

grades 3–12

Work Out with a Paralympian

Join four-time Paralympian Rudy Garcia-Tolson for this 34-minute, full-body workout. Note you'll need a couple of common household items, so preview the workout first.

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Lesson

grades 10–12

How Health and Climate Are Connected

Watch this overview of how climate change affects public health. Then, read some of the related articles and complete the reflection prompts.