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grades 3–8

Social Math Battle

Use your math skills to battle your friends (or the computer) in this virtual card game. Choose your level, and defeat your opponent!

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grades 3–5

Remembering the March

Read about the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963 and Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech.

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Preschool–grade 12

Virtual Visit

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

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Card Houses

Find a deck of cards and carefully balance them to create a structure. See how high you can build.
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grades 3–5

Make a Balloon-Powered Boat

Create a mini-air-powered boat using a sponge and a balloon. Tweak your design and reflect on the results.

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Sensical on phone, laptop or tablet

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Preschool–grade 5

Safe Streaming Service for Kids

Sensical is a new, free streaming service for kids age 2–10. Families will find thousands of entertaining and educational videos featuring characters and creators that children love!

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The History Makers: Anniversary 2020. 20 Days, 20 Nights Virtual Celebration & Convening 12.1-12.20 2020

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grades 3–12

African American Oral Histories

Get lost in this gold mine of in-depth and highly accessible video interviews and biographies of notable African American people.

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Preschool–grade 3

Dance of the Triangles

Watch how triangles can make more triangles. Cut out your own triangles, pause the video at different points, and make the shapes you see.

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no mirrors in my nana's house

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Preschool–grade 3

No Mirrors in My Nana's House

Listen to this poetic story of a child's love reflected in her Nana's eyes. Plus hear a musical version at the end of the video.

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Why I can do this notes

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grades K–5

You Can Do This

Fill out this worksheet to think through how to get from "I can't" to "I can try."

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Hopscotch

Use chalk, tape, or other materials to jump into some old-school hopscotch for indoor or outdoor fun.
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sharks the real story

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grades 3–5

Sharks: The Real Story

When you think about sharks, are you scared or excited? Learn about different kinds of sharks and what makes them unique.

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Preschool–grade 3

I See, I See

Get creative with this follow-the-leader improv game.

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Wilma Rudolph

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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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money-making moves

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grades 4–6

Money-Making Movies

Use facts about these popular holiday movies to practice some math skills and graph your results.

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a winning team

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grades 3–5

A Winning Team

Meet the president-elect, Joe Biden, and vice president-elect, Kamala Harris, and learn more about their lives.

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grades 3–5

Bring it Down

Learn how to gain control of your stressful energy with this calming mindfulness exercise.

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Book by Mail

Create a book by folding blank paper in half. Use a stapler or hole punch and string to bind it together at the fold. Write a story for a family member. Illustrate it with crayons or markers. Then send it to them in the mail.
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The History Makers: Anniversary 2020. 20 Days, 20 Nights Virtual Celebration & Convening 12.1-12.20 2020

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grades 3–12

African American Oral Histories

Get lost in this gold mine of in-depth and highly accessible video interviews and biographies of notable African American people.

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Sensical on phone, laptop or tablet

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Preschool–grade 5

Safe Streaming Service for Kids

Sensical is a new, free streaming service for kids age 2–10. Families will find thousands of entertaining and educational videos featuring characters and creators that children love!

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digital life

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grades 4–6

Digital Life 101

Use this video to reflect on the media you consume, create, and share. Consider drawing out a map similar to the one in the video.

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grades 3–8

Square Challenge

Can you cut a square from the center of a piece of paper with just one straight cut? Try it and then watch the video for the answer.

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seaweed solution

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grades 3–6

Seaweed Solution

Can kelp farming help slow climate change? Learn about the pros and cons of producing this underwater resource.

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grades 3–8

Classroom Meditation – For All Ages!

Spend a quick seven minutes getting centered and focused with this meditation video.

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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 3–7

Cooking Up Culture

Choose from a variety of recipes from around the world. Then explore some tasty traditions from different cultures.

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The History Makers: Anniversary 2020. 20 Days, 20 Nights Virtual Celebration & Convening 12.1-12.20 2020

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grades 3–12

African American Oral Histories

Get lost in this gold mine of in-depth and highly accessible video interviews and biographies of notable African American people.

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inspiring stories about pathbreaking women

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grades 3–5

Inspiring Stories About Pathbreaking Women

Listen to these absorbing, 20-minute tales of remarkable women who have shaped our world.

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dorothy vaughn

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grades 1–5

Dorothy Vaughan: Pathbreaking Mathematician

Check out this video and article on Dorothy Vaughan, the supervisor of a group of boundary-breaking African American women whose calculations got astronauts into space.

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grades 3–6

Family Interview Project

Use these questions (or write your own) to interview a family member. Write down or record their answers, and share with the whole family.

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april activity calendar

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Preschool–grade 5

Monthly Activity Calendar and Coloring Sheets

Get daily ideas for outdoor play. Enjoy these fun, screen-free activities!

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Write and Perform

Write an original rap, song or spoken word poem with friends, family members or by yourself. Practice your performance.
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Preschool–grade 5

Play at Home Playbook

Printable playbook of games that follow CDC guidelines and can be played at home with little to no equipment.

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Sensical on phone, laptop or tablet

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Preschool–grade 5

Safe Streaming Service for Kids

Sensical is a new, free streaming service for kids age 2–10. Families will find thousands of entertaining and educational videos featuring characters and creators that children love!

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super digital citizen

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grades 3–5

Super Digital Citizen

Discover the Digital Citizens -- superheroes that solve digital dilemmas in responsible ways.

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experiments with mobius strips

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grades 3–8

Experiments with Mobius Strips

How do you create interlocking papers with a single strip? Watch this video and see if you can recreate these mathematical experiments.

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get the scoop

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grades 1–5

Get the Scoop!

Print out this monthly magazine filled with interesting articles, activities, puzzles, and more!

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Thank you for being my light!

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Preschool–grade 12

Thank You Cards

Show you care by sending a thank you card. Choose to print, color, or send electronically.

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Room Refresh

Pick a room, space, or spot in your home that could use some sprucing up. Clean and organize the area to make it work better for you and your family.
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grades K–4

Dav Pilkey at Home

Get drawing with beloved author Dav Pilkey. Learn how to make all your favorite Dog Man characters, and find many more fun activities.

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sharks the real story

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grades 3–5

Sharks: The Real Story

When you think about sharks, are you scared or excited? Learn about different kinds of sharks and what makes them unique.

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homemade menu

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grades K–3

Make A Menu

Let your kid(s) be the chef. Use this printable template or a blank piece of paper to get your kids planning today's lunch menu.

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so many berries

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grades 5–8

So Many Berries!

Find out a bit about how cranberries grow. Then, use math to estimate how many berries are actually in the bog.

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and the winner is

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grades 3–6

And the Winner Is …

Find out who declares the winner of an election, and how they can declare a winner before all the votes are counted.

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painting with a single stroke

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Preschool–grade 5

Painting with a Single Stroke

Watch as Kyoto-based artist Keisuke Teshima beautifully paints dragon bodies with a single stroke using a sumi-e style brush across paper.

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Who I Am

Create a collage—a mixture of pictures and words—that shows who you are. Include your background, interests, and culture.
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Sensical on phone, laptop or tablet

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Preschool–grade 5

Safe Streaming Service for Kids

Sensical is a new, free streaming service for kids age 2–10. Families will find thousands of entertaining and educational videos featuring characters and creators that children love!

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grades K–5

Rock Paper Scissors Stretch

See who can stretch the farthest with this modified rock, paper, scissors game.

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rube goldberg machines

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grades K–12

Rube Goldberg Machines

Check out these crazy contraptions that are all about cause and effect, and draw a plan for your own.