Learn At Home Resources July 6 - 10.

Great people and great ideas this week on #LearnAtHome. PBS brings to life the amazing characters and epic stories that have shaped the past and create the present. This week, discover the rich history of America with resources for all ages.


WOUB HD (20.1/44.1) Grades PreK – 3

Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum (9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily)

Xavier Brad and Yadina travel back in time to visit George Washington, Susan B Anthony, Julia Robert, Jackie Robinson and many more.

WOUB Classic (20.2/44.2) Grades 4-8

The Roosevelt’s: An Intimate History - (Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m.)

This Ken Burns film is an intimate human story about love, betrayal, family loyalty, personal courage and the conquest of fear. The Roosevelt's: An Intimate History chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics.

WORLD Channel (20.3/44.3) Grades 9-12

Breakthrough: The Ideas that Changed the World - The Rocket (Monday 4:00 p.m.) Learn the explosive history of the rocket, from its origin in ancient China, to its use as a weapon of war, to how adding hydrogen allowed it to carry astronauts all the way to the moon.

Apps and Games to Explore This Week:

Hero Maker Game: Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum

Introducing Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum's Hero Maker. In this game, kids learn how everyday people can do amazing things. To get started, students choose from a wall of historical figures to learn more about them or create their own!

Infants and Toddlers:

Meet the Helpers

Community Helpers are famous too. Many children have questions and can feel uneasy when emergencies occur in their communities. The Meet the Helpers toolkit is designed to introduce “helpers” and explain the role they play in emergency situations. Included in the toolkit are videos and hands-on activities that provide educators and families with developmentally appropriate resources for young children.


Xavier Riddle: I am Florence Nightingale

When Yadina gets the hiccups right before a big show & tell appearance, she turns to Xavier and Brad for help. Unsure how to cure her, the boys have some fun coming up with silly solutions, none of which work. To the Secret (hic) Museum! Our heroes travel back in time to meet legendary nurse Florence Nightingale, just as she’s presented with a very serious problem: her neighbor’s dog has a sore paw. To the library! Florence dedicates herself to learning exactly how to get the poor pup back on his feet, inspiring Xavier and Brad to commit themselves to finding a real solution to Yadina’s hiccup problem. From now on, they’ll always help others as best they can.

Grades K-2:

Books About Scientists and Inventors

Children are naturally curious about the world around them — they ask why and how things work. They make observations about the world around them. They try again and again until they master a skill or figure out an answer. Scientists and inventors do the exact same things! They ask why and how and conduct experiments to find out the answers. Inspire your young scientist with these picture book biographies for children.

Grades 3-5:

Amelia Earhart: Aviator, Record-breaker, and Activist Video

Amelia Earhart was a pioneer of early aviation, courageously flying airplanes at a time when the risks were high. Equally bold was her pursuit of a career as a woman in a non-traditional field. Through two primary source activities and a short video, viewers will learn about Earhart’s passion for flying and determination to succeed as a female aviator.

Grades 6-8:

Alexander Graham Bell: Scientist, and Inventor

Alexander Graham Bell devoted his life to helping people—deaf and hearing—communicate. Working tirelessly to integrate the deaf into society—like his pupil Helen Keller—Bell was also an avid inventor. He created numerous communication devices, including the telephone. Using a short video and two primary sources, viewers will learn about Bell’s inventions and his work with the deaf community.

Grades 9-12:

Jackie Robinson: Ken Burns in the Classroom Collection

This collection and films tell the story of an American icon whose life-long battle for first class citizenship for all African Americans transcended even his remarkable athletic achievements. Jack Roosevelt Robinson rose from humble origins to cross baseball’s color line in the 1940s. A fierce integrationist, he used his immense fame to speak out against discrimination on and off the field. After baseball, he was a widely-read newspaper columnist, divisive political activist, and tireless advocate for civil rights.


Helping Kids Find Their Inner Heroes

Rachel Sasslow writes about using the character qualities from Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum to inspire her children to develop their on own positive character traits.


SuccessBound Summer Learning Series

This summer, join professionals across Ohio to learn about career advising, business advisory councils, student success and graduation plans, and career pathways during the SuccessBound Summer Learning Series. This training is free and open to all education, career and workforce readiness leaders!

July 13, 2020 at 1:00 p.m:

Implementing Meaningful Graduation and Student Success Planning

July 20, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.:

Connecting Business and Education Leaders through Business Advisory Councils

July 20, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.:

Connecting Business and Education Leaders through Business Advisory Councils

Every event in this series will be held virtually on Microsoft Teams. Recorded sessions and presentations following the events will also be posted. If you are unable to join live, please check back for the recording!


Join us for a virtual four part scavenger hunt adventure based on the PBS Kids series Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum. The series introduces kids to inspiring historical figures and the character virtues that helped them succeed. Go on a four part virtual adventure to learn about several important people. The whole family can participate.

Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, July 12th is National Paper Bag Day

Create a whole neighborhood in one afternoon with this craft that recycles old paper bags. Visit Paper Bag Houses to get inspired.

PBS KIDS Movie Night

Fri, Sat & Sun

It's a spooky night on PBS KIDS! Tune in for "Halloween in July" with Halloween episodes from your favorite shows! Tune in to WOUB 24/7 Kids Channel 20.6/44.6 at 7:00 p.m. or the PBS KIDS Video App.

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