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grades 6–12

Mystery Numbers

Figure out the numbers each symbol represents by using the clues. Don't check the key until you've figured out your answers!

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grades 6–12

How Big Is Your Voice?

Read this poem and consider the voice or perspective it represents. What voice might you describe? Use this poem as inspiration to write your own.

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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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1, 2, 3 Game

Count to three and each say a word. Count again and say another word that connects the two. Keep going until you say the same word.
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grades 6–12

Your Dream Vacation

Where would you go? Why? Research the details of a city or town and then create a travel brochure!

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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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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 6–12

Math Symbols + Explanation = Whoa!

Find out how symbols like the equal sign came to be and why we use so many unusual symbols in math equations.

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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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protesters

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grades 10–12

Hunt Down Ways to Help

Use this site to discover all types of volunteer opportunities and ways to get involved with important causes.

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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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elephants in a museum

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Preschool–grade 12

Field Museum

Take a virtual trip to Chicago to visit the Field Museum, and explore their animal exhibits using Street View.

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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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grades 10–12

A Matter of Fact

Explore the drawings of Toyin Ojih Odutola. Use the questions throughout to examine Ojih Odutola's artistic techniques and her exploration of wealth and Blackness.

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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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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

Reflecting on What We Have

What are you grateful for? Use a journal to write down the things—big and small—that are going well in your life.

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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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Website/App

grades 10–12

Young Voter's Guide

Cut through the election season hype and find the information you need with these news and media literacy resources.

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Website/App

grades 6–12

Earth School

This eco-minded site has 30 quests to complete over six weeks, each with a video, questions, and ways to dig deeper.

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representation through music

Article/Ebook

grades 9–12

Representation Through Music

Scroll through and listen to this wide mix of Latinx musical artists and interviews about their motivations.

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grades 9–12

Check Your Settings

Take a minute to check and adjust the settings on your favorite apps or devices. Is it using your location? Can anyone send you a message?

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grades 6–12

Protecting Your Privacy

Learn how your private info can end up online, whether you intended it to or not.

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grades 9–12

Privacy's the Best Policy

Find and read the privacy policy of your favorite app or game. What information do they collect? Do they sell it? What else do you notice?

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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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focus on the future

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grades 9–12

Focus on the Future

Get excited about the future by using the interest surveys on the site to identify your passions, find out about possible careers, and hear experiences from people who have those jobs.

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Website/App

grades 6–12

Wonders of Mexico

Explore the influence of Mexican art and culture in this stunning collection of influential work from painters, architects, filmmakers, writers, and other artists.

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grades 9–12

Feel the Burn

Get ready to sweat with this hour-long workout video that's all the rage on TikTok.

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grades 6–12

All About Algebra

Work through these skills to learn about all things algebra.

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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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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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Working Out With a Paralympian

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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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Video

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 6–12

How to Choose Your News

Learn how opinions and facts affect the news and how to tell them apart.

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grades 6–12

Graph Theory

Discover how we're surrounded by networks and connections, from roads to the internet. Learn about how graph properties can solve pratical problems in this interactive.

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Article/Ebook

grades 10–12

The Art of a Good Interview

Boost your citizen-journalist skills with this brief intro to interviewing. Then practice by interviewing a family member, either in person or by phone or video.

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grades 3–12

What Can You Give?

Make a list of things you can gift, like stuff, money, skills, time, or love. Figure out who or what to give those things to.

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Create a Coloring Sheet

Use a pen and paper to create an outline that can be used as a coloring sheet for a family member or friend. Have them use crayons, colored pencils, or markers to fill it in.
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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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grades 6–12

Empire State Building Animation

For 40 years, the Empire State Building was the tallest building. Learn about the history of this famous New York landmark.

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grades 6–12

Cook Eggs

Learn how to cook eggs—scrambled, fried, hard-boiled. This skill will come in handy. We promise.

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grades 8–12

What Is the Logistics Map?

Learn about the equation that connects a dripping faucet, a neuron firing, and the Mandelbrot set!

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have trouble remembering when to use i.e. or e.g.?

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grades 9–12

I.e. vs. E.g.

Ever wonder how these abbreviations differ? Better yet, ever wonder what they even mean? Find out in this short podcast.

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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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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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Interactive

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 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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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.