Resources for Grades 6–8

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Video

grades 8–12

Getting to Know Deepfakes

Find out what deepfakes are and how they might affect our world. What are three things you can do to avoid getting fooled by them?

Activity

grades 6–12

Flexible Cookie Recipe

Mix up some yummy cookies with pantry staples. Add whatever you have in the kitchen and learn some solid substitution skills.

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Preschool–grade 12

Family Baking Time

Make "snoball" cookies with this winter-inspired video and cookie recipe. Don't forget to write down the ingredients as you see them pop up.

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grades 3–6

That's a Wrap!

Watch this video to learn how to wrap gifts. All you'll need is a box, paper, scissors, and tape. Pause the video as you go.

Activity

grades 3–12

Healthy Meals Remix

Choose three of your family's favorite meals, and see if there's an even healthier spin you can put on them. More veggies? Less salt? Try your new recipe!

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grades 6–12

Setting Some Goals

What are some goals you want to set for yourself? What steps can you take to reach them? Post them, and adjust along the way!

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Article/Ebook

grades 6–12

Cooking with Family

Browse the featured recipes on this page for ideas. Or have an adult download the free digital cookbook.

Activity

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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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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grades K–8

Silly Apple Snacks

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

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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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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.

Activity

grades 6–12

Flexible Cookie Recipe

Mix up some yummy cookies with pantry staples. Add whatever you have in the kitchen and learn some solid substitution skills.

Activity

grades 3–12

Healthy Meals Remix

Choose three of your family's favorite meals, and see if there's an even healthier spin you can put on them. More veggies? Less salt? Try your new recipe!

Wide Open School's logo

Activity

grades 6–12

Setting Some Goals

What are some goals you want to set for yourself? What steps can you take to reach them? Post them, and adjust along the way!

Wide Open School's logo

Activity

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.

Wide Open School's logo
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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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Activity

grades K–8

Silly Apple Snacks

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

Activity

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 6–12

Learn to Ollie

Pop into this helpful explainer video, and see if you can learn this most basic (yet very challenging!) of skateboard tricks.

Activity

grades 6–12

How to Tie a Tie

Ditch the clip-on and learn one way to easily tie a tie, and class up your wardrobe for graduation, job interviews, weddings, and beyond.

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grades 3–12

Tie Knots

Explore the different types of knots. Which would come in handy? Use rope or shoelaces to teach yourself how to tie one or two knots.

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grades 6–12

Treat Yourself Right

Take some time for self-care. Shower or take a bath. Scrub your feet. Clip your nails. Clean out your ears.

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Activity

grades 6–8

Make Popcorn

Learn how to make popcorn without a microwave. All you need are popcorn kernels, some oil, and salt for flavor. Have an adult help out.

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cooking with family

Article/Ebook

grades 6–12

Cooking with Family

Browse the featured recipes on this page for ideas. Or have an adult download the free digital cookbook.

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Article/Ebook

grades K–8

Share the Fun of Food and Cooking (Weekly)

Dig into this newsletter for food fanatics. In this edition about tomatoes, you'll find recipes, facts, activities, and more.

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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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Interactive

grades 5–8

Quandary

Play this sci-fi game that will stretch your skills in critical thinking, taking another perspective, and decision-making.

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Interactive

grades K–12

TypingClub

With guided lessons and fun assessment, students of all ages and at any level can improve their typing skills.

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Interactive

grades 7–12

News Literacy Quiz

Test your critical-thinking skills with this free app that uses actual examples of deceptive (and not) media.

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Interactive

grades 3–8

Keyboard Quickness

Build keyboarding skills by choosing and playing one of the typing games.

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grades 6–8

Self-Guided Social Media Lessons

Work through one of these research-backed simulations that'll help you practice the skills you need to navigate tricky and challenging situations on social media.

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Video

grades 8–12

Getting to Know Deepfakes

Find out what deepfakes are and how they might affect our world. What are three things you can do to avoid getting fooled by them?

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family baking time

Video

Preschool–grade 12

Family Baking Time

Make "snoball" cookies with this winter-inspired video and cookie recipe. Don't forget to write down the ingredients as you see them pop up.

Video

grades 3–6

That's a Wrap!

Watch this video to learn how to wrap gifts. All you'll need is a box, paper, scissors, and tape. Pause the video as you go.

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grades 6–8

How to Boost Your Self-Confidence

Learn and practice these three confidence-boosting tips that'll help you tackle challenges and face the world with resolve.

Video

grades 3–8

Community Farms

Find inspiration in Melvin Parson's community-based farming project, which he sees as a path to healthier communities and better futures, especially for the formerly incarcerated.

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grades 6–8

Practice Self-Care and Compassion

Help kids decrease stress and boost happiness, especially during these trying times. Use this video to introduce the concept of self-compassion.

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grades 3–12

Pizza-Tossing Tournament!

Learn from champion pizza chef Tony Gemignani in this somewhat old, yet informative video. Watch Tony teach the basics; then try tossing your own pizza.

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grades 6–12

Crash Course, Taking Notes

Learn the nuts and bolts of good note-taking—a skill that'll come in handy over the next few weeks and all your life!

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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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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

EverFi: K-12 Financial Education

With realistic challenges and practical applications, these lessons and activities can help students develop a foundation of financial literacy.

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connect and explore

Website/App

grades 8–12

C'reer

Jump-start the college and career application process with this helpful career-search app that connects you to universities.

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Website/App

grades 7–12

Applied Digital Skills

Practical project-based lessons teach critical computer skills.

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Website/App

grades 7–12

Socratic by Google

Download and try out this helpful app for your homework. Use it to think through a solution to a sticky problem, and figure out a better process moving forward.

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Website/App

grades 3–12

Type. Type. Type.

Use this free, standout typing program to learn, practice, and vastly improve your typing speed and accuracy.