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world's tallest building

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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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little love for the lonely

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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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great thanksgiving listen

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grades 9–12

The Great Thanksgiving Listen

Interview an elder or loved one in person or virtually, and share your own unique oral history with the world.

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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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message in a bottle

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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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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story sparks

Activity

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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Screen-Free Substitutes

Dream up and then do offline versions of your favorite online activities (Instagram = old-school letter, Call of Duty = strategy board game, etc.).
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grades 3–12

Impersonate your favorite personality

Choose a famous person that you admire and study them. How do they move? how do they speak? Practice in front of a mirror and then showcase your new talent to your family.

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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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jigsaw puzzle

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grades 10–12

Jigsaw Puzzle

Discover famous artwork from museums across the globe with this jigsaw game. Play alone or with friends.

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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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enrique's journey

Video

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 9–12

Finding Your Balance

Pay attention to how you feel after you've been using a screen for a while. Write about what you notice. What's a good balance for you?

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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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spending time together

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grades 6–12

G-H-O-S-T

Play this classic word game where the goal is to not finish a word. Click for more detailed instructions.

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how do computers learn

Website/App

grades 9–12

How Do Computers Learn?

Explore these free lessons and materials to find out more about artificial intelligence, how it works, and what you can do to make it better.

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various artwork

Website/App

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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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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Boy working on problem - Knowledge on the Go

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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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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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 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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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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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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reindeer racing

Article/Ebook

grades 5–10

Reindeer Racing!

Read about the Sami people and how reindeer factor into their lives. Then choose some of the math problems, extensions, or worksheets to try.

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Website/App

grades 4–10

Frontiers for Young Minds

Read and discuss articles on cutting-edge science discoveries written by scientists and reviewed by kids and teens.

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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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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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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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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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is the internet making you meaner

Video

grades 10–12

Is the Internet Making You Meaner?

Are people online meaner than in real life? Use this video to explore this phenomenon, and reflect on your own experiences.

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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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Mother and daughter hugging

Article/Ebook

grades 3–12

Appreciating the Small Things

Thinking about your mother or another caregiver, identify some of the everyday ways that person shows you love. Show your appreciation with a note or hug.

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grades 6–12

Breathe in the Music

Learn and practice this simple meditative exercise guided by composer Chad Lawson and his piano.

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Psst—Don't Pass it On

Scroll through your camera roll. Is there anything that would embarrass you if it were shared? How do you decide what to share?
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grades 3–12

Impersonate your favorite personality

Choose a famous person that you admire and study them. How do they move? how do they speak? Practice in front of a mirror and then showcase your new talent to your family.

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lava

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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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Duolingo character with backpack

Website/App

grades 6–12

Duolingo

This game-based language-learning app and website gives students access to over 30 languages. Duolingo for schools allows teachers to track students' progress.

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Website/App

grades K–12

Freckle

Practice core subject skills with pretests, worksheets, inquiry-based lessons, and benchmark assessments.

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Audio

grades 6–12

Squirrel Cop

Listen to this 30-minute story about a rookie police officer's very funny encounter with a squirrel.

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crowdsourced collection

Website/App

grades 5–12

Cool Crowdsourced Collection

Journey through these videos and photos to get a sense of the people, places, and nature around the world. Then submit your own content!

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Helpful Invention

Dream up an invention you think could help make people's lives better. Design it, then build it. Check out the two examples for inspiration.
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spending time together

Activity

grades 6–12

G-H-O-S-T

Play this classic word game where the goal is to not finish a word. Click for more detailed instructions.

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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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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.