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Christmas Around the World: Episode 8: Santons
Overview:
Most Christians in America have a Nativity Scene.  We always include the same characters including shepherds, wisemen, Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus.  In France, Santons or "little saints" are included.   Santons allow the everyday common working man to be part of this Holy Night.  Tune in to find out more about France's nativity or "creche" scenes.


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Christmas Around the World: Episode 5: La Befana
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This podcast retells the legend of La Befana, a famous gift-giver from Italy. We "flew" to Italy via Google Earth and learned about the country of Italy as well.  After studying about La Befana, children illustrated pictures to retell her story. We also made mini English muffin pizzas to celebrate Italy and their gift giver, La Befana!


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Christmas Around the World: Episode 9: Fabric Balls
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In this podcast, the children share a tradition from Russia.  We cover a styrofoam ball with fabric scraps as the peasant farmers did so many years ago.  Learn why peasants in Russia wanted to do this.  And you can see how we celebrated by making this traditional ornament for own own trees! 


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Christmas Around the World: Episode 4: Christmas Cards
Overview:
In this podcast, students share what they discovered about Christmas cards. The first cards were actually sent by children just like us! This student also shares a class activity that we completed together to honor this classic Christmas tradition!


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Christmas Around the World Podcast Series: Episode 3: Caroling
Overview:
In this podcast, children share what they learned about Christmas caroling.  They also share the traditions of "wassailing"! Caroling is a tradition that children of all ages have enjoyed for years.  Watch this podcast to learn all about this holiday tradition!  It has brought smiles and joy to people for hundreds of years!


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Christmas Around the World: Episode 1: The Christmas Tree
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This podcast explains how the Christmas tree came to be an important part of many holiday traditions.


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Christmas Around The World Podcast Series
Overview:
Each year in December, second graders study the origins of different holiday traditions.  We "travel" (via Google Earth) to different countries and cities to explore where common customs originated.  View this podcast to catch a glimpse of how this unit is organized and how each country is "remembered". There is always a craft or special snack to remember each country. I hope this podcast can be used for students to research and learn about holiday customs as well as for teachers to learn and implement this unit into their own curriculums. 


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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - History , Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Cross-Disciplinary - Popular Culture , Foreign Languages - Alphabet , Foreign Languages - Listening Comprehension , Language Arts - Alphabet , Language Arts - Listening Comprehension , Language Arts - Mechanics , Language Arts - Vocabulary , Science - Zoology , Social Studies - World History , Geography - Physical Geography , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment , Informal Education - Zoo/Aquarium/Nature Center Education
Title: Why Is It So Fun To Monkey Around?     
Description: Wonderopolis means monkey business today! Let's take a closer look at primates!
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Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - History , Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Cross-Disciplinary - Popular Culture , Health - Nutrition , Social Studies - Anthropology , Social Studies - Civics , Social Studies - Current Events/Issues , Social Studies - State History , Social Studies - United States History , Social Studies - World History , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment , Informal Education - Health/Wellness/Nutrition/Cooking , Informal Education - Zoo/Aquarium/Nature Center Education
Title: Why Is It Called "Black Friday"?     
Description: Is your tummy full of turkey? If so, that must mean it's time to go shopping! Let's learn more about Black Friday today in Wonderopolis.
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - History , Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Physical Education - Adventure and Risk Challenge Activities , Social Studies - Civics , Social Studies - Comparative Political Systems , Social Studies - Current Events/Issues , Social Studies - State History , Social Studies - Technology and Civilization , Social Studies - United States History , Social Studies - World History , Adult & Family Literacy - Lifeskills , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment , Informal Education - Community service/Leadership/Team-building
Title: Why Do Graduates Wear Funny Hats?     
Description: Do you know someone who is graduating from high school or college this spring? If you do, chances are you might see them wearing a funny hat and a big robe. What's up with that? March over to Wonderopolis today to find out!
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - History , Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Arts - Storytelling , Foreign Languages - Vocabulary , Science - Oceanography , Social Studies - Geography , Geography - Physical Geography , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment , Informal Education - Zoo/Aquarium/Nature Center Education
Title: Why Are They Called Sloppy Joes?     
Description: Mmmm! Wonderopolis is cooking up a delicious new Wonder of the Day today!
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Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Cross-Disciplinary - Popular Culture , Cross-Disciplinary - Technology , Science - General Science , Science - Metallurgy , Science - Physics , Social Studies - Technology and Civilization , Social Studies - World History , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment , Informal Education - Arts and Crafts
Title: Why Are They Called "Flip-Flops"?     
Description: Ah, summer a time to walk on the beach and feel the sand between your toes. Of course, one of the most popular types of summer shoes also gets between your toes. Let's find out more about flip-flops!
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - History , Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Cross-Disciplinary - Popular Culture , Social Studies - Anthropology , Social Studies - Current Events/Issues , Social Studies - Human Behavior , Social Studies - Psychology , Social Studies - Sociology , Social Studies - Urban Studies , Social Studies - World History , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment , Informal Education - Drama and Puppets
Title: Who Was St. Nick?     
Description: Join us in Wonderopolis today for a closer look at a guy who makes a list and checks it twice!
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Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - History , Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Cross-Disciplinary - Popular Culture , Arts - Art History , Social Studies - World History , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment , Informal Education - Arts and Crafts
Title: What's the Right Way To Button Up?     
Description: We're hoping today's Wonder of the Day really pushes your buttons!
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Cross-Disciplinary - Popular Culture , Physical Education - Outdoor Education , Science - Biology , Social Studies - Human Behavior , Social Studies - State History , Social Studies - United States History , Social Studies - World History , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment , Informal Education - Arts and Crafts , Informal Education - Zoo/Aquarium/Nature Center Education
Title: What Makes Something a Holiday Classic?     
Description: As the winter holidays approach, families everywhere look forward to watching familiar holiday classics together. Join us on the couch in Wonderopolis today!
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Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Physical Education - Adventure and Risk Challenge Activities , Physical Education - Games (educational) , Physical Education - Individual Sports , Physical Education - Motor/Movement Skills , Physical Education - Outdoor Education , Physical Education - Skill-Related Fitness , Science - General Science , Science - Meteorology , Science - Physical Sciences , Social Studies - Current Events/Issues , Social Studies - United States Constitution , Social Studies - United States Government , Social Studies - United States History , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment
Title: What Makes Art Priceless?     
Description: Do you love to create your own unique works of art? They could be priceless. Read on to learn more today in Wonderopolis!
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Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - History , Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Cross-Disciplinary - Popular Culture , Cross-Disciplinary - Process Skills , Social Studies - Human Behavior , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment
Title: What Is Checkmate?     
Description: Kings and queens, knights and bishops - let's learn more about a classic game of strategy!
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - Careers , Cross-Disciplinary - History , Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Social Studies - Anthropology , Social Studies - Civics , Social Studies - Comparative Political Systems , Social Studies - Criminology , Social Studies - Current Events/Issues , Social Studies - Economics , Social Studies - Geography , Social Studies - Gerontology , Social Studies - Human Behavior , Social Studies - Human Relations , Social Studies - Psychology , Social Studies - Social Work , Social Studies - Sociology , Social Studies - State History , Social Studies - Technology and Civilization , Social Studies - United States Constitution , Social Studies - United States Government , Social Studies - United States History , Social Studies - Urban Studies , Social Studies - World History , Vocational Education - Tech Prep , Vocational Education - Trade and Industrial , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment
Title: What Is a Vegan?     
Description: Ready to get your veggie on? Let's explore veganism in today's Wonder of the Day!
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Science - Chemistry , Science - General Science , Social Studies - State History , Social Studies - Technology and Civilization , Social Studies - United States History , Social Studies - Urban Studies , Social Studies - World History , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment , Informal Education - Environmental Education , Informal Education - Health/Wellness/Nutrition/Cooking
Title: What Foods Bring Luck in the New Year?     
Description: Do you have big plans for the new year? If so, you might want to start the year by eating some lucky foods!
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - History , Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Cross-Disciplinary - Popular Culture , Arts - Art History , Arts - Mass Media Design , Arts - History , Arts - Popular , Arts - Sculpture , Arts - Stone Carving , Social Studies - Civics , Social Studies - State History , Social Studies - United States Government , Social Studies - United States History , Geography - Physical Geography , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment
Title: What Are Mukluks?     
Description: Got cold feet? Don't worry! Jump feet-first into today's Wonder of the Day and they'll be warm in no time.
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Cross-Disciplinary - Popular Culture , Foreign Languages - Speaking , Foreign Languages - Vocabulary , Social Studies - Current Events/Issues , Social Studies - Geography , Social Studies - Human Relations , Social Studies - World History , Geography - Human Geography , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment
Title: How Many Ways Can You Say Mom?     
Description: Wonderopolis has a special treat today for you and your mom!
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Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Cross-Disciplinary - Process Skills , Arts - Textile Art , Physical Education - Outdoor Education , Science - Biological and Life Sciences , Science - Botany , Science - Earth science , Science - Ecology , Social Studies - Technology and Civilization , Social Studies - World History , Informal Education - Environmental Education , Informal Education - Technology Training , Informal Education - Zoo/Aquarium/Nature Center Education
Title: How Do You Walk the Dog?     
Description: June 6 is National Yo-Yo Day! We don't want to string you along, so head on over to Wonderopolis right away for a closer look at one of the most popular toys of all time.
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Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Cross-Disciplinary - Popular Culture , Philosophy - Aesthetics , Physical Education - Outdoor Education , Social Studies - Civics , Social Studies - Current Events/Issues , Social Studies - State History , Social Studies - United States History , Social Studies - World History , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment , Informal Education - Zoo/Aquarium/Nature Center Education
Title: How Did the Pretzel Get Its Shape?     
Description: It's the 200th Wonder of the Day! What better way to celebrate than to join us in Wonderopolis as we explore how this tasty snack got its signature shape.
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Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Cross-Disciplinary - Technology , Educational Technology - Audio-Visual Equipment , Educational Technology - Integrating Technology into the Classroom , Educational Technology - Technology Planning , Social Studies - Current Events/Issues , Social Studies - Technology and Civilization , Vocational Education - Technical , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment , Informal Education - Technology Training
Title: How Did Candy Canes Get Their Shape?     
Description: Hang out with us in Wonderopolis today as we take a closer look at a legendary Christmas candy.
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Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Health - Body Systems and Senses , Science - Biological and Life Sciences , Social Studies - Human Behavior , Social Studies - Human Relations , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment , Informal Education - Health/Wellness/Nutrition/Cooking , Informal Education - Sports/Fitness/Recreation
Title: Could You Be Royalty?     
Description: Today's royal Wonder of the Day is filled with kings, queens, princes and princesses. Grab your crown and join us!
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Social Studies
Title: Troy     
Description: This educational website about ancient Troy consists of archaeological information, animations, geography, history, time lines, legends, myths and teaching and learning resources. The project is the result of a collaboration between the University of Cincinnati's CERHAS (Center for the Electronic Reconstruction of Historical and Archaeological Sites) and the Troia Projekt of the University of Tubingen, Germany. Major funding for this project has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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Grade Span: 2,3,4



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - History , Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Cross-Disciplinary - Popular Culture , Arts - Communication Arts , Arts - Decorative Arts , Arts - Graphic Design , Arts - Illustration , Arts - History , Arts - Painting , Arts - Textile Art , Social Studies - Current Events/Issues , Social Studies - Geography , Social Studies - Human Behavior , Social Studies - World History , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment , Informal Education - Arts and Crafts
Title: Can Easter Eggs Be Art?     
Description: While some people like their eggs scrambled, others prefer to turn them into beautiful works of art!
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - History , Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Cross-Disciplinary - Popular Culture , Arts - Storytelling , Social Studies - Geography , Social Studies - United States History , Social Studies - World History , Geography - Physical Geography , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment , Informal Education - Arts and Crafts
Title: Are Leprechauns Real?     
Description: If you read all the way to the end of today's Wonder, you just might find a pot of gold!
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - History , Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Religion - Christianity , Social Studies - World History , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment
Title: What Are the Ides Of March?     
Description: Has a person - or a cookie - ever tried to predict your future? Find out what happened to Julius Caesar on March 15, 44 B.C. and learn why the "Ides of March" now carries with it a sense of foreboding.
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - History , Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Arts - Storytelling , Arts - Textile Art , Social Studies - Anthropology , Social Studies - Civics , Social Studies - Human Behavior , Social Studies - Human Relations , Social Studies - State History , Social Studies - United States History , Social Studies - World History , Informal Education - Arts and Crafts
Title: Why Is 2011 the Year Of the Rabbit?     
Description: Happy New Year! No, we're not a month late. Wonderopolis is celebrating the Chinese New Year!, Around the world (and even in some American cities), festivities are held to ring in the Chinese New Year. Want to know why 2011 is the Year of the Rabbit? Read on.
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Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Health - Consumer Health , Health - Nutrition , Science - Biology , Science - Chemistry , Science - Ecology , Social Studies - United States History , Social Studies - World History
Title: Why Do We Eat Turkey on Thanksgiving?     
Description: The side dishes vary from house to house. Whether you enjoy mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole or sweet potato pie, most homes in America invite one guest of honor to the table each year - the turkey!, Each year Americans eat 45 million turkeys at Thanksgiving. But have you ever stopped to wonder why? Join us as we learn about how our feathered friend the turkey earned a place of honor at America's most historic meal.
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - History , Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Foreign Languages - Bilingualism , Foreign Languages - Speaking , Health - Consumer Health , Health - Nutrition , Social Studies - World History , Informal Education - Health/Wellness/Nutrition/Cooking
Title: Where Does French Toast Come From?     
Description: French toast is a tasty treat that is easy to make. Craving more? Grab a fork and your passport - let's explore the history of French toast!
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - History , Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Cross-Disciplinary - Popular Culture , Cross-Disciplinary - Technology , Science - Chemistry , Science - Earth science , Science - General Science , Social Studies - Technology and Civilization , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment , Informal Education - Arts and Crafts , Informal Education - Environmental Education , Informal Education - Zoo/Aquarium/Nature Center Education
Title: What Is Ramadan?     
Description: Do you have any friends who are Muslims? Tune in today to learn more about the holiday they're celebrating right now!
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Cross-Disciplinary - Popular Culture , Social Studies - Civics , Social Studies - Current Events/Issues , Social Studies - Human Behavior , Social Studies - Human Relations , Social Studies - Social Work , Social Studies - Sociology , Adult & Family Literacy - Adult & Child Development , Adult & Family Literacy - Citizenship , Adult & Family Literacy - Lifeskills , Adult & Family Literacy - Parent Education , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment
Title: Do People In Mexico Celebrate Cinco De Mayo?     
Description: It's the 5th of May! That means it's time to party! Why, you ask? Put on your sombrero, grab a pair of maracas and join us in Wonderopolis, as we celebrate Cinco de Mayo.,
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Physical Education - Outdoor Education , Science - Meteorology , Social Studies - Civics , Social Studies - Current Events/Issues , Informal Education - Zoo/Aquarium/Nature Center Education
Title: Who Invented Cotton Candy?     
Description: Whether pink, blue or white, this sugar-puff cloud candy has been a favorite at circuses and fairs for decades. Step right up and get ready to take a bite out of the sweet history of cotton candy.
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Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - History , Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Cross-Disciplinary - Popular Culture , Cross-Disciplinary - Process Skills , Cross-Disciplinary - Technology , Social Studies - Civics , Social Studies - Current Events/Issues , Social Studies - Human Behavior , Social Studies - Human Relations , Social Studies - Psychology , Social Studies - State History , Social Studies - United States History , Social Studies - World History , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment
Title: How Did April Fools' Day Begin?     
Description: Practical jokers unite! Today is your day. It's April 1, and that means it's time for all sorts of shenanigans, tomfoolery and maybe even a little ballyhoo. Join us for a fun Wonder of the Day that explores how all this foolishness got started.
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Physical Education - Adventure and Risk Challenge Activities , Physical Education - Individual Sports , Physical Education - Motor/Movement Skills , Physical Education - Outdoor Education , Physical Education - Team Sports , Social Studies - State History , Social Studies - United States History , Social Studies - World History , Informal Education - Sports/Fitness/Recreation
Title: Why Do People Kiss Under Mistletoe?     
Description: Pausing for a smooch under a plant hanging above your head sounds a little crazy, but you may be surprised to discover this little green guy can be found beyond the doorway. It even thrives in the desert!, Take a sneak peak at the life of mistletoe, and then pucker up for the Wonder of the Day.
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Social Studies - Civics , Social Studies - Economics , Social Studies - Technology and Civilization , Adult & Family Literacy - Adult & Child Development , Adult & Family Literacy - Advocacy , Adult & Family Literacy - Citizenship , Adult & Family Literacy - English-language Learning , Adult & Family Literacy - GED preparation , Adult & Family Literacy - Learning Disabilities , Adult & Family Literacy - Learning to Learn , Adult & Family Literacy - Leveraging Technology , Adult & Family Literacy - Lifeskills , Adult & Family Literacy - Numeracy , Adult & Family Literacy - Parent Education , Adult & Family Literacy - Program Management , Adult & Family Literacy - Reading , Adult & Family Literacy - Volunteering , Adult & Family Literacy - Writing , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment , Informal Education - Arts and Crafts , Informal Education - Business/Entrepreneurship training , Informal Education - Community service/Leadership/Team-building , Informal Education - Drama and Puppets , Informal Education - Environmental Education , Informal Education - Health/Wellness/Nutrition/Cooking , Informal Education - Homework Help/Tutoring , Informal Education - Movement and Music , Informal Education - Photography/Digital Arts , Informal Education - School to Career Experience , Informal Education - Sports/Fitness/Recreation , Informal Education - Technology Training , Informal Education - Zoo/Aquarium/Nature Center Education
Title: What Is Flamenco Dancing?     
Description: Get ready to sway to the sound of a Spanish guitar. Flamenco is a dance with quite a history. Keep reading to find out more about a beautiful dance that is sure to move you.
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Cross-Disciplinary - Popular Culture , Physical Education - Individual Sports , Physical Education - Outdoor Education , Social Studies - State History , Social Studies - Technology and Civilization , Social Studies - United States History , Social Studies - World History , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment , Informal Education - Sports/Fitness/Recreation
Title: What's Your Favorite Ice Cream Flavor?     
Description: Today is Ice Cream Cone Day in Wonderopolis! Join us for the scoop on the sweet treat so many of us love.
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Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Science - Biology , Science - Zoology , Social Studies - Criminology , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment , Informal Education - Arts and Crafts , Informal Education - Business/Entrepreneurship training , Informal Education - Community service/Leadership/Team-building , Informal Education - Drama and Puppets , Informal Education - Environmental Education , Informal Education - Health/Wellness/Nutrition/Cooking , Informal Education - Homework Help/Tutoring , Informal Education - Movement and Music , Informal Education - Photography/Digital Arts , Informal Education - School to Career Experience , Informal Education - Sports/Fitness/Recreation , Informal Education - Technology Training , Informal Education - Zoo/Aquarium/Nature Center Education
Title: What Makes Bloodhounds Good Detectives?     
Description: Meet Chief, one of the newest members of the Minneapolis Police Department. Chief may not look like the other officers, but he has a special talent - a super-sensitive sniffer!, Check out a bloodhound in action, then read on to learn what makes this breed an expert at hide-and-seek.
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - History , Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Physical Education - Skill-Related Fitness , Physical Education - Team Sports , Social Studies - World History , Adult & Family Literacy - Lifeskills , Informal Education - Sports/Fitness/Recreation
Title: How Old Is Soccer?     
Description: Pel is undoubtedly one of soccer's greatest heroes, but the sport's long history did not begin with his career - no matter how old these video clips look! In fact, soccer has been around a lot longer than you probably imagined.
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - History , Physical Education - Outdoor Education , Religion - Buddhism , Science - Astronomy , Science - Space Sciences , Social Studies - Human Behavior , Social Studies - World History , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment , Informal Education - Arts and Crafts , Informal Education - Business/Entrepreneurship training , Informal Education - Community service/Leadership/Team-building , Informal Education - Drama and Puppets , Informal Education - Environmental Education , Informal Education - Health/Wellness/Nutrition/Cooking , Informal Education - Homework Help/Tutoring , Informal Education - Movement and Music , Informal Education - Photography/Digital Arts , Informal Education - School to Career Experience , Informal Education - Sports/Fitness/Recreation , Informal Education - Technology Training , Informal Education - Zoo/Aquarium/Nature Center Education
Title: Who Is Punxsutawney Phil?     
Description: When most people are curious about the weather, they turn on the television, pick up a newspaper or go online for the forecast. On February 2, though, Americans around the country ask Phil., Who is Phil? Why, he's the four-footed furriest forecaster in North America, of course! Join us in Wonderopolis today as we head to Pennsylvania to meet Punxsutawney Phil.
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Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Cross-Disciplinary - Technology , Physical Education - Adventure and Risk Challenge Activities , Science - Astronomy , Science - Biological and Life Sciences , Science - Biology , Science - Earth science , Science - General Science , Science - Space Sciences , Social Studies - Technology and Civilization , Social Studies - United States History , Social Studies - World History , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment
Title: How Do Teachers Get To Be So Smart?     
Description: May 3, 2011, is National Teacher Day, so let's pay tribute to teachers everywhere as we investigate how they got to be so smart!
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - History , Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Social Studies - Civics , Social Studies - Current Events/Issues , Social Studies - Social Work , Social Studies - United States History , Social Studies - Urban Studies , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment , Informal Education - Community service/Leadership/Team-building
Title: How Do You Tap a Maple Tree?     
Description: What do you like on your pancakes? Butter? Chocolate chips? How about thick, sweet maple syrup?, If you enjoy pouring hot syrup over your flapjacks, you can thank a tree. A tree? Absolutely!, If you want to learn why, read on. We're about to tap into a super-sweet Wonder of the Day!
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - History , Social Studies - Anthropology , Social Studies - Comparative Political Systems , Social Studies - Human Behavior , Social Studies - Human Relations , Social Studies - World History
Title: What Is a Cornucopia?     
Description: While a cornucopia snack is an excellent way to honor the fall season, the traditional cornucopia isn't completely edible. Filled with pumpkins and gourds, nuts and berries, the cornucopia makes a beautiful centerpiece., But have you ever wondered what it represents? Get ready for a history lesson in harvest as we toot the horn of plenty.
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Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - History , Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Health - Nutrition , Mathematics - Applied Mathematics , Science - Chemistry , Science - General Science , Social Studies - Current Events/Issues , Social Studies - World History , Adult & Family Literacy - Lifeskills , Informal Education - Health/Wellness/Nutrition/Cooking
Title: Do French Fries Really Come From France?     
Description: Who doesn't enjoy McDonald's French fries every now and then? But did you know this tasty treat isn't really French? Come explore a mysterious case of this potato's mistaken identity.
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - History , Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Health - Body Systems and Senses , Health - Consumer Health , Health - Nutrition , Science - Biology , Science - Chemistry , Social Studies - Human Behavior , Social Studies - Human Relations , Social Studies - State History , Social Studies - Technology and Civilization , Social Studies - United States History , Social Studies - World History , Vocational Education - Agriculture , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment , Informal Education - Health/Wellness/Nutrition/Cooking
Title: How Many Peanuts Are In a Jar Of Peanut Butter?     
Description: March is National Peanut Month, and March 1 is Peanut Butter Lovers' Day. Grab some bread, jelly and, of course, peanut butter, as we spread the love in Wonderopolis and learn just how many peanuts it takes to make a jar of this tasty treat!
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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