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grades 6–12

Interactive Math

Choose a course or activity that meets your needs from this beautifully designed reinvention of the traditional textbook.

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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 2–12

Peek into the White House

Take a tour of the West Wing of the White House in sign language. See just what the president's 45-second commute looks like.

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Play Charades

Set up a video chat with a friend, grandparents or another family. Take turns trying to get the other side to guess your clue.
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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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grades 9–12

Infectious Agents

Watch this rap video that breaks down what viruses are, how they infect, mutate, and replicate, and how we can combat them.

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grades 8–12

Targeted Political Ads

Explore the ways microtargeted political ads attempt to influence elections. Watch the video, and then use the worksheet and discussion questions to dig deeper.

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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

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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grades 9–12

Breathe and Be Thankful

Think about what being thankful means to you, and take a few minutes to reflect and refresh.

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Virtual Visit

Schedule some special time with a friend or family member to maintain that crucial connection with loved ones.
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grades 6–12

Virtual Van Gogh

Take a virtual walk-through tour of this Amsterdam monument to Van Gogh's work. Then, browse over 150 high-res images of his most important works.

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grades 3–12

Home Workout with Jerome Williams

Wide Open School Exclusive: Get court-ready with NBA legend Jerome Williams in this workout series covering fundamentals from jumping jacks to burpees.

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grades 7–12

Importance of Love

After you read this poem, write one sentence that captures its theme. Then write about the role of love among our basic needs.

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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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grades 9–12

If I Ruled the World

Reflect on your biggest concerns with the world today, and imagine how you would make change in your local community and beyond.

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grades 6–12

Setting Some Goals

What are some goals you want to set for yourself? What steps can you take to reach them? Post them, and adjust along the way!

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Sit-Up Competition

Challenge friends or family members to see who can do the most sit-ups in one minute. Best two out of three wins.
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grades 8–12

Targeted Political Ads

Explore the ways microtargeted political ads attempt to influence elections. Watch the video, and then use the worksheet and discussion questions to dig deeper.

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grades 3–12

How Does the Brain Work?

Play around with these brain-boosting interactives to find out fascinating facts about different parts and jobs of the human brain.

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grades 7–12

News Literacy Quiz

Test your critical-thinking skills with this free app that uses actual examples of deceptive (and not) media.

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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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grades 9–12

Where Are You From?

Celebrate your identity and your community with this self-paced writing and reflection activity.

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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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Jogging

Strap on some good shoes and comfortable clothes, and head outside for a jog. Make sure to stretch before and after!
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grades 6–12

Cooking with Family

Browse the featured recipes on this page for ideas. Or have an adult download the free digital cookbook.

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grades 8–12

Targeted Political Ads

Explore the ways microtargeted political ads attempt to influence elections. Watch the video, and then use the worksheet and discussion questions to dig deeper.

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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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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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grades 9–12

Similes and Metaphors

Practice the art of storytelling and learn ways to make your writing and rhyming stronger.

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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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Snowball Fight!

Ball up socks, pieces of paper, yarn, or other soft things. Decide on teams and rules, and let the epic "snowball" fight begin!
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grades 6–12

Work Out with Avery Williamson

Dips, high knees, push-ups, and more—get moving with this quick set of exercises led by an NFL linebacker.

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grades 10–12

When Is Your Brain Ready for Social Media?

Find out the cognitive science behind social media age restrictions, and determine when you think it's appropriate for kids to use social media.

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grades 6–12

How to Fact-Check History

Learn from a professional fact-checker how to verify information—including events that happened a long time ago.

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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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grades 7–12

18 Story Sparks to Get You Writing

Create your own short story inspired by photographs and illustrations.

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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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Make a Device-Free Dinner

Prepare a meal for your family, and then enjoy it together. The catch: All devices should be locked away.
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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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grades 6–12

Versailles: The Palace Is Yours

Read the stories and see the art, gardens, decor, and more of this extravagant French palace.

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grades 6–12

Inspiration, Passion, and Perseverance

Explore some careers by watching these video interviews. Take a few minutes to write about or draw something that inspired you.

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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 8–12

Whatever it Takes to Speak Your Mind

Watch the Virtual Cipher where youth perform through spoken word, rap, and poetry.

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grades 6–12

Call an Elder

Call a grandparent, a neighbor, or a friend of the family to check in on them and make their day. Maybe tell them a joke!

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Your Heritage

Create (or write) something that represents your background and culture. Interview family members for extra help with details and perspectives.
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grades 8–12

What Is the Butterfly Effect?

How well can we predict the future? Listen as Derek explains the science behind the butterfly effect and why it's so interesting to us.

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grades 1–12

Yoga for the Mind

Clear your mind and re-charge your body with some meditative yoga great for beginners or even seasoned vets.

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grades 7–12

Sissieretta Jones: The Sweetest Songs

Learn about the talented opera singer Sissieretta Jones, the first African American woman to headline at Carnegie Hall. Warning: Contains graphic content.