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grades 5–10

World's Tallest Building

Find out about the architecture, materials, and process used to create the world's tallest building. Then explore the math problems and social justice activities.

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grades 3–12

A Little Love for the Lonely

Handwrite a letter to an elderly person who can't currently visit family. Though you won't get a letter in return, you'll know you're giving back.

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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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I'd Like to Toast …

The next time your family gets together, take a minute to toast each other. What specific things do you appreciate about each person?
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grades K–12

El origen del Día de los Muertos

Aprende sobre el comienzo de esta tradición con la mezcla de las culturas mesoamericana y europea en tiempos de la colonización.

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grades 6–12

Polynesian Navigators

For thousands of years, Polynesian navigators managed voyages without the help of modern navigational aids. How did they do it?

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Halloween

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grades 2–6

Halloween History

Find out about the historical roots of Halloween traditions, some of which go back thousands of years!

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transformations and symmetry

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grades 6–12

Transformations and Symmetry

Discover how symmetry can explain some of the most fundamental laws of nature.

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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 1–12

Yoga for the Heart

Take some time to focus on how your feeling and do something for yourself with the help of this beginner-friendly yoga video.

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99% Invisible

Learn how architecture and design shape our everyday world with the stories and history behind things we rarely think about.
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grades 4–6

Scary Camp Tale

Listen to R.L. Stine's Camp Red Moon for a little fright in your night. Free on Audible.

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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 6–12

Google Arts and Culture

Get free access to art collections and virtual field trips from around the world with 360-degree image tours of museums, famous sites, landmarks, and more.

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grades 6–8

Curse Reverse

Lift a curse by returning stolen treasures in the least number of moves. Along the way you'll learn a bit of algebra.

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enrique's journey

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grades 6–12

Teaching Enrique's Journey

Get handouts and teaching strategies along with a webinar that explores the young adult version of Enrique's Journey, a biography written by journalist Sonia Nazario.

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grades 3–8

Meditation for Kids

Guided meditations and mindfulness games designed to help kids calm themselves, focus, practice kindness, fall asleep, and wake up.

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Explain Empathy

What does it mean to have empathy? Write a poem, create art, or make a picture book that expresses your point of view.
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grades K–8

Silly Scary Apple Snacks

Follow the recipe to make the silliest snack that's perfect for Halloween or anytime laughs.

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Article/Ebook

grades 6–12

Message in a Bottle

Read an article and watch a video about the impact of plastic bottles on the environment. Then explore some of the possible solutions.

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grades 6–12

Learn a New Song on Guitar

Got a guitar? Sharpen your skills by learning how to play PUBLIC's song "Honey in the Summer" with a member of the band.

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verify the variables

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grades 6–8

Verify the Variables

Use the blocks to figure out which numbers the variables represent. Plug them in and see if they fit!

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grades 3–6

Storytelling with Words and Pictures

Learn all about the elements of storytelling, then write your own story with a clear setting, conflict, and resolution.

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grades K–8

But Why?

Take a few minutes and write down stuff you love, like games, movies, foods, etc. Why do you like each one? Try to go beyond simple answers.

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The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel

Listen to this award-winning podcast performed by kids and see if you can solve the mystery.
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grades 8–12

Meme Maker Tutorial

Play through Vidcode's super-simple but fun tutorial that focuses on creating custom social media-style filters.

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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 1–12

Yoga for the Body

Shape your body and mind with this accessible and welcoming 10-minute yoga routine.

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chameleon challenge

Activity

grades 5–8

Chameleon Challenge

Try these fun math puzzlers. Once you figure out the first one, try them all!

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Website/App

Preschool–grade 12

Great Minds: Knowledge on the Go

Build knowledge with these high-quality, daily instructional video lessons for ELA (grades K–8), math (grades K–12), and science (grades 3–5).

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your role model responding to your letter

Activity

grades 3–6

Your Hero Writes You a Response Letter

Imagine your hero responded to a letter you wrote them. What might they say?

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Radiolab for Kids

Get your mind swirling with these fascinating podcast episodes that ask wacky questions and find fascinating answers.
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grades K–12

El origen del Día de los Muertos

Aprende sobre el comienzo de esta tradición con la mezcla de las culturas mesoamericana y europea en tiempos de la colonización.

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grades 5–8

Pool Testing Puzzler

Exercise your brain and learn a bit about one type of COVID-19 testing with this math challenge problem.

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What does it mean to be a digital citizen?

Video

Preschool–grade 8

What Does It Mean to Be a Digital Citizen?

Reflect on your digital life as you watch this video. Think about how you will act, create, learn, and lead. How will you be a digital citizen today?

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stone kites

Article/Ebook

grades 5–10

Stone Kites?

Learn about these mysterious stone structures in the western desert of Saudi Arabia. Then, try out some of the math questions.

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Website/App

grades 5–6

TIME for Kids

Read these kid-friendly articles about current events, cool science facts, and more.

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coronavirus resources for all educators

Article/Ebook

grades K–12

7 Mindsets: Coronavirus Resources

Videos, conversation starters, and activities support social-emotional learning.

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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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Halloween

Video

grades 2–6

Halloween History

Find out about the historical roots of Halloween traditions, some of which go back thousands of years!

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grades 1–12

National Parks

Explore some of the most beautiful places in the USA, guided by National Park Rangers.

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Interactive

grades 2–6

Interland: Be Internet Awesome

Explore four islands in this game by Google that covers key digital citizenship topics like protecting privacy, sharing safely, and being kind online.

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goats that climb

Article/Ebook

grades 5–10

Goats That Climb

Find out how and why goats climb, and then choose one or more of the math questions to try. Check out the extra resources, too.

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Article/Ebook

grades 3–8

Solve the Mysteries

After reading these short mysteries, see if you can solve them before looking at the answers. How did you figure them out?

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people and a dog hiking

Audio

grades 3–6

Hello, Universe

Listen to this charming tale involving four kids, Filipino folk tales, and bravery. Free on Hoopla with a library card.

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But Why?

Listen to this kid-friendly podcast to find out whether llamas are ticklish, why baby teeth fall out, and so much more.
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exercises inspired by Katniss Everdeen from Hunger Games

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grades 6–12

Hunger Games Workout

Channel your inner tribute with these exercises inspired by Katniss Everdeen.

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various health apps

Article/Ebook

Preschool–grade 12

Best Nutrition, Health, and Fitness Apps for Kids

These health-focused apps, games, and sites help students find the vital information they need to stay energized and active.

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Website/App

grades 3–12

GarageBand

Turn your iOS device into a powerful multitrack recording studio complete with awesome loops, impressive editing and production features, and more.