Learn At Home Resources Aug 3 - 7


This week on #LearnAtHome, WOUB takes a look back at the lives of individuals to help us understand our present. Xavier, Brad and Yadina visit Maya Angeluo, Frederick Douglass, Louis Pasteur and Kate Warne to learn how their ordinary lives helped shape our future on Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum. WOUB Classic takes us through the Polio Epidemic, The Spanish Flu and the Space Race. WOUB World examines the contributions of Latino Americans and the trials of the historic Greely Expedition. Discover the lives in your own family history to better understand your family's past.

WOUB HD (20.1/44.1) Grades PreK– 3 Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum 9:00 a.m. & 4:30 p.m. I am Maya Angelou/I am Fredrick Douglass An argument between Xavier and Yadina ends badly but Maya Angelou helps the siblings find a way to forgive each other: Fredrick Douglass helps Xavier when he becomes frustrated with his schoolwork.

WOUB Classic (20.2/44.2) Grades 4-8 The Polio Crusade - Tuesday 10:00 Personal Accounts from Polio survivors about the disease that paralyzed thousands before Jonas Salk introduces a vaccine to guard against it Chasing the Moon - Thursday 3:00 pm Tracking the early years of the space race beginning in 1957 as the US struggles to catch up with the Soviet Union. “American Experience” combines dramatic reenactment’s with commentary by historians and authors to present an absorbing look at the personalities, events and resources that have had a profound impact on the shaping of America’s past and present.

America Experience - Influenza 1918 - Tuesday 4:00 p.m. A mysterious influenza epidemic is blamed for the deaths of 600,000 American in the early part of the 20th century. WORLD Channel (20.3/44.3) Grades 9-12

The Greely Expedition - Monday 4:00 p.m. In 1881 a 25 man crew sets sail for Lady Franklin Bay with Lt. Adolphus Greely, but three years later only six of them return. Latino Americans - Tuesday 2:00 p.m. Immigrants from Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic seek new opportunities in the US through the 1960's

Apps and Games to Explore This Week:

Family History Fun PBS Kids' Family Fun With Arthur Game is a simple and fun way to introduce kids to gathering family oral history. Kids can sit down with a family member they want to interview, then click Go to start. As they follow along in the game, they are creating a downloadable record of the oral history interview.

Infants and Toddlers: Family Hands Garland Get the entire family involved making this festive hands garland! Once finished you can hang your garland and celebrate just about any occasion! This is a great idea for the holidays, birthday parties, or even just a fun weekend activity.

Preschool: Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: Drawing Family Trees It’s family day at the library. Daniel gets to make a very special tree branch about his family. Watch this clip then create a family tree with your preschooler. Grades K-2:

PBS Kids Talk About Relationships and Family How do you show your loved ones how much you care? In this PBS Kids Talk About video, real parents and kids talk about important relationships and family.

Grades 3-5: Martha Speaks Activity: Sharing Family Stories This Martha Speaks activity will help children build vocabulary, develop story sequencing skills and improve writing while interviewing family members and recording stories.



Grades 6-8: Digging at the Roots of My Family Tree Activity Teens reflect on their own family’s arrival to the U.S. by filling in a family tree of as many generations as possible. Students research and fill in as much information as possible on the names and birthplaces of themselves, their parents, grandparents and so on. Next, they plot the names and birthplaces on a world map.

Grades 9-12: Resources for Genealogists Learn how you can use the resources at the National Archives to explore your family's ancestry. Browse genealogy resources such as census records, ethnic heritage, military service records, immigration records, and land records and more.

PARENTS: 7 Ways to Connect Kids to Their Family Heritage Researchers found that kids who know a lot about their family history tend to be more resilient in the face of challenges. In fact, knowing about family history was a strong “predictor of children’s emotional health and happiness.” Read this article to discover the importance of passing on family stories and sharing experiences that will help your kids feel connected to their family history.

How to Support Your Child for a Very Different School Year Parents and educators are wrestling with enormous questions about the 2020-2021 school year right now: What will it look like if/when children are physically in school? And what will it mean for family life if/when children are at home for hybrid or remote learning? Read this article to discover how to bolster your children’s feelings of confidence and security as they head into a new school year.

TEACHERS: Distance Learning Strategies for K-2 Teachers This week of free, virtual learning kicks off with a webinar on Monday, August 3, featuring stories from the field that highlight the successes and lessons learned from the abrupt transition to remote learning this past spring. The webinar will be followed by three daily challenges, emailed each morning, that provide participants with an opportunity to meet and engage with peers from across the country and reflect on your own practice. The week concludes with a virtual PBS KIDS Edcamp event, focusing on the topics and questions that YOU choose and surface throughout the week. Click here to register now.


PBS KIDS Movie Night: Xavier Riddle Mini-Marathon Friday, Saturday, or Sunday from 7-9 p.m. WOUB Kids 20.6 & 44.6 or on the PBS kids video app Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum follows the adventures of Xavier, Yadina, and Brad as they tackle everyday problems by doing something extraordinary: traveling back in time to learn from real-life inspirational figures when they were kids. Come along with Xavier Riddle, the most effusive pint-sized history adventurer; Yadina, his effervescent little sister; and his brilliant best friend Brad, as they unravel the secrets of world famous heroes from history

August Activity Calendar Looking for new and fun things to do at home? PBS Kids is putting out a Monthly Calendar with daily fun learning and creating activities.


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