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social distance dilemma

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grades 6–12

Social-Distance Dilemma

Figure out how to hold a socially distanced patio party using math. Go back to the site to see whether you found the right answer.

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grades 6–12

A Young Poet's Perspective

Listen to this 12-year-old's poem and identify the images and repetition that get his message across. Then create something that shares your perspective.

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grades 3–8

Help Out

Ask an adult how you can help for 15 minutes. Or set a timer and find something to clean, wipe, or put away until the alarm sounds.

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Five Best …

Ask each other to name the five best somethings. Could be sandwiches, cities, or sock lengths. The sky's the limit.
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recipe zine

Worksheet

grades 3–8

Recipe Zine

With a little folding and loads of creativity, use this template to make a recipe for yourself, a family member or friend, or anything!

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types of rocks

Video

grades 6–8

Types of Rocks

Get the hard facts on the three types of rocks: igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic.

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targeted political ads

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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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why can't you divide by zero

Video

grades 6–12

Why You Can't Divide By Zero

Learn how the simple combination of an everyday number and a basic operation can result in a mind-bending problem.

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writing hour

Worksheet

grades 1–8

Writing Inspiration

Print out this packet of activities that get you writing and thinking in new ways.

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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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Would You Rather

Come up with two equally weird, horrible, or funny scenarios and ask others which they would rather and why.
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grades 6–12

Tallest Building in the World

Take a journey inside an animation of the world's tallest building—the Burj Khalifa, located in Dubai—reaching over half a mile high!

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grades 3–8

Get Moving with Langston Galloway

Join Detroit Pistons' Langston Galloway and teacher Ms. Jourieh for an at-home workout. Watch until the end for a poem from Langston's namesake.

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visual crosswords

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grades 6–12

Visual Crosswords

Think creatively and conceptually about art with this inventive painting- and picture-based crossword game.

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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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grades 6–12

What Makes Something a Poem?

Watch this video to learn if your favorite song or an especially poignant post or tweet could be considered 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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Name That Tune

Play short snippets of popular songs and see who can guess the artist and the title first.
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colonial america

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grades 6–8

Colonial America

Travel to the 1700s to get an overview of the 13 colonies and learn about the regions, cultures, and politics that defined this era.

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microbeads

Article/Ebook

grades 6–12

Microbeads: Huge Problem

Find out how people worked together to ban the use of a dangerous ingredient in cosmetics. Are there movements you want to help?

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ancient art

Worksheet

grades 4–6

Ancient Art

Color the Incan textile pattern and then try to create your own version. What patterns do you see? What shapes will you include?

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protecting your personal info

Activity

grades 6–8

Protecting Your Personal Info

Find out what personal information you might be giving up when you're online. Which online activities should you avoid, and which are OK?

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oversharing

Video

grades 7–9

Oversharing and Your Digital Footprint

Listen to other students' thoughts and experiences with social media. Do you think you're an oversharer?

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power of words and actions

Activity

grades 6–8

If I Share __ What Will Happen?

How can actions online affect others, both positively and negatively? Think through the consequences of different types of online posts.

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Geography

Name a place in the world. The next person has to think of a place that starts with the last letter of the place.
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first step to sustainability

Activity

grades K–8

The First Step to Sustainability

What does it mean to live sustainably? Learn to distinguish between needs and wants, and consider how things are used or wasted.

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Newsably website screenshot

Interactive

grades 6–12

News Feed Defenders

Understand the essential qualities of good journalism, how news goes viral, and common tactics employed in news to deceive or manipulate reads.

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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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missing number pattern

Worksheet

grades 4–6

What's the Missing Number?

Look at the numbers, figure out the pattern, and then use that pattern to find the missing number. Check your work with the answer key.

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latinx, hispanic, and chicano geniuses

Website/App

grades 6–12

Latinx, Hispanic, and Chicano Genius

Browse and read—or learn about—the work of Latinx, Hispanic, and Chicano artists, activists, and more. (Note: Some texts require sign-in.)

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Preschool–grade 12

Self-Appreciation

Write about or draw pictures of things you appreciate about yourself. What are some reasons you're grateful you're you?

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Dictionary

Take turns choosing weird words from the dictionary. Have everyone write a pretend definition and try to guess the real one.
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grades 6–12

Mason Plumlee Gets Moving

Wide Open School Exclusive:
NBA Denver Nuggets player Mason Plumlee shares his stuck-at-home workout, plus some fun games you can set up with ordinary household items.

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climate change

Video

grades 6–8

Climate Change

Check out this hip-hop video that explains how climate is different from weather and how we've dangerously impacted climate.

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digital life

Video

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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brew up some math

Article/Ebook

grades 5–10

Brew Up Some Math

Travel to Argentina to learn about the the cultural importance of yerba mate then do the math problems about this brewed beverage.

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how texts are structured

Video

grades 3–8

How Texts Are Structured

Learn about the essential elements and techniques of well-structured texts. After, find a nonfiction book or article and identify some of these elements.

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grades 2–12

Thinking About Traditions

Write down your family traditions, whether they're for holidays, birthdays, or other special reasons. Are there new traditions you'd like to create?

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Celebrity Head

Tape paper to your foreheads with names of celebrities or famous people written on them. Walk around asking questions of others about who your celebrity is.
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create a cut out figure

Activity

grades K–6

Create a Cutout Figure

Create along with this video that'll show you how to create a cutout, draw, and color a portrait of someone you know.

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grades K–8

Experience Polar Bears on the Tundra

Travel to the Canadian tundra to see some migrating polar bears and hear from the scientists who study them.

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inspiration

Website/App

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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STEM career path

Website/App

grades 3–12

Discover a STEM Career Path

Browse this site's videos featuring inspiring women discussing their work. Which careers seem most interesting to you? How might you pursue them?

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Screenshot from documentary

Video

grades 3–12

Spellbound

Watch this tense documentary about eight spelling champions as they compete for the big prize.

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21-Day Challenge Winter Wellness

Activity

grades 2–12

New Year. New Goals.

Kick-start the new year with some healthy new habits. Use this 21-day challenge activity to set a goal, and encourage friends and family to do the same!

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Bask in the Glow

It can be hard to get enough sunlight in winter, which can make people feel depressed. Make sure to get outside on sunny days and soak up some of those rays!
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analyzing el nino

Interactive

grades 6–8

Analyzing El Niño

Work through this interactive lesson that'll help you understand how scientists use data to better understand El Niño events and how they affect weather.

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grades 6–10

Fortnite Funky

Get in the game with this Fortnite dance! Learn the moves step by step and then put it all together so you can "Last Forever."

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diy ornament

Activity

grades 3–6

Awesome Ornament

Gather some simple crafting materials, and then go step by step to make a piñata-shaped ornament.