Resources for Grades 9–12

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grades 9–12

Make a Device-Free Dinner

Prepare a meal for your family, and then enjoy it together. The catch: All devices should be locked away.

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grades 11–12

Listen to Ulysses

Tune in to this dramatic, accessible reading and re-creation of James Joyce's daunting literary classic Ulysses.

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native son

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grades 10–12

Native Son

Listen to this classic novel by Richard Wright about race, violence, and being Black in America.

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drawing of wizard of oz

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grades K–12

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Listen to the first volume of L. Frank Baum's classic story as you imagine yourself traipsing through a magical land. Free on iTunes.

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Kodak photos

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grades 6–12

Anne Frank

Take some time to listen to this stirring story of a young girl hiding from the Nazis during WWII. Free on Hoopla with a library card.

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five minutes to focus

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grades 3–12

Five Minutes to Focus

Print and shuffle these cards featuring seven exercies for the mind. Pull one out each day to center yourself and let go of stresses.

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grades 3–12

Your Heritage

Create (or write) something that represents your background and culture. Interview family members for extra help with details and perspectives.

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Preschool–grade 12

Snowball Fight!

Ball up socks, pieces of paper, yarn, or other soft things. Decide on teams and rules, and let the epic "snowball" fight begin!

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Preschool–grade 12

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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Preschool–grade 12

Pass the Appreciation

Gather the family in a circle. Grab a ball or a pillow, toss it to someone, and say something you appreciate about them. Keep it going!

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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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grades 9–12

Make a Device-Free Dinner

Prepare a meal for your family, and then enjoy it together. The catch: All devices should be locked away.

Wide Open School's logo

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grades 3–12

Your Heritage

Create (or write) something that represents your background and culture. Interview family members for extra help with details and perspectives.

Wide Open School's logo

Activity

Preschool–grade 12

Snowball Fight!

Ball up socks, pieces of paper, yarn, or other soft things. Decide on teams and rules, and let the epic "snowball" fight begin!

Wide Open School's logo

Activity

Preschool–grade 12

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!

Wide Open School's logo

Activity

Preschool–grade 12

Pass the Appreciation

Gather the family in a circle. Grab a ball or a pillow, toss it to someone, and say something you appreciate about them. Keep it going!

Wide Open School's logo

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

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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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grades 6–12

Family Newsletter

Make and send out a family newsletter. It can be digital or just stapled paper. Try including a variety of stuff: news, interviews, history, recipes, and more.

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grades 3–12

Thankful Pictures

During the week, take pictures of things you're thankful for. Then combine them into a slideshow, collage, or other collection to revisit and add to.

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Preschool–grade 12

Gratitude Jar

Decorate a gratitude jar. When you feel grateful, write or draw the reason on a paper and put it in the jar. Read the results each week.

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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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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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podcast title picture

Audio

grades 11–12

Listen to Ulysses

Tune in to this dramatic, accessible reading and re-creation of James Joyce's daunting literary classic Ulysses.

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native son

Audio

grades 10–12

Native Son

Listen to this classic novel by Richard Wright about race, violence, and being Black in America.

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drawing of wizard of oz

Audio

grades K–12

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Listen to the first volume of L. Frank Baum's classic story as you imagine yourself traipsing through a magical land. Free on iTunes.

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Kodak photos

Audio

grades 6–12

Anne Frank

Take some time to listen to this stirring story of a young girl hiding from the Nazis during WWII. Free on Hoopla with a library card.

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five minutes to focus

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grades 3–12

Five Minutes to Focus

Print and shuffle these cards featuring seven exercies for the mind. Pull one out each day to center yourself and let go of stresses.

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Worksheet

grades 6–12

What Matters

Print out these cards that each represent different values. Use the activities to reflect on which values matter most to you and then express why.

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bats

Worksheet

grades 6–12

Blood-Sucking Bats!

Use this downloadable worksheet to suck some math practice out of these fun facts about vampire bats.

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stories of failure and success

Worksheet

grades 6–12

My Stories of Failure and Success

Learn from your own experiences by reflecting on a past success and failure. What happened? And what did you learn?

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social distance dilemma

Worksheet

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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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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avoid common online issues

Video

grades 6–12

Avoid Common Online Issues

Watch these videos that tackle lots of online issues like cyberbullying, sharing photos, and online identity from teens' perspectives.

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friendships and boundaries

Video

grades 9–12

Friendships and Boundaries

Find out how other teens maintain friendship boundaries in a world of constant connection. How could you set better boundaries with your friends?