In this video from PBSLearningMedia, students will join Peg+Cat as they learn about the Muslim holiday Eid-Al-Adha from their friends Yasmina and Amir. In addition to exploring how Muslims celebrate the holiday, students also explore the mathematical concepts of less than (<) and more than (>), fractions, and how to create equal amounts.
In this video from PBSLearningMedia, students learn to explore Alaska Native culture and learn how to use and create recipes, a type of informational text, in the 11-minute animated story "New Nivagi" from the PBS KIDS series MOLLY OF DENALI™. (Move the cursor over the video progress bar to locate the story at 01:00.) After Molly's dog, Suki eats the first batch of nivagi—Alaska Native ice cream—Molly and her friend Tooey must make another batch of Grandpa Nat's prize-winning recipe in time for the Qyah competition. They search out the ingredients (moose fat, moose meat, strawberries, and carrots) and improvise when they can't find something, using their knowledge of the land and people around them. The result is different but delicious.
In this video from PBSLearningMedia, students discover what happens when Molly's dog, Suki, finds a bone with beautiful markings on it in the 11-minute animated story “Suki's Bone” from the PBS KIDS series MOLLY OF DENALI™. (Move the cursor over the video progress bar to locate the story at 01:00.) After Grandpa Nat's archeologist friend confirms that the bone is an important Alaska Native artifact, Molly and her friends Tooey and Oscar think everything they find might belong in a museum! Integrating Alaska Native culture and history with informational text, the video shows how labels in museums help explain the exhibits, while Molly and her friends also learn about traditional Alaska Native games and tools.
In this video from PBSLearningMedia, students explore Alaska Native culture and the importance of dog sledding in the 11-minute animated story "Tooey's Hero" from the PBS KIDS series MOLLY OF DENALI™. (Move the cursor over the video progress bar to locate the story at 14:00.) Tooey, an aspiring dog musher, is excited to meet his hero, champion racer, and philanthropist Eugene Pike, who is dogsledding to Qyah. Molly and Tooey track his progress using a map and Pike's video blog—two types of informational text—and realize they must act quickly to warn Pike about warming ice conditions. Can they find him in time so that he can finish recreating the historic Great Mail Race?
In this video from PBSLearningMedia, students explore Alaska Native culture and values using "First Fish," an 11-minute animated story from the PBS KIDS series MOLLY OF DENALI™. (Move the cursor over the video progress bar to locate the story at 01:00.) Before Molly catches her first fish, a childhood milestone that is as important today as it was in the past, she researches facts about salmon to help her. When Molly finally succeeds, she follows the tradition of honoring one's elders by offering her prized catch to Grandpa Nat. As students examine values, such as sharing with others and respecting elders, they learn social-emotional skills as well as the importance in Alaska Native culture of connecting to all living things.
In this video from PBSLearningMedia, explore Alaska Native history and culture using the 11-minute story "Grandpa's Drum" in this episode from the PBS KIDS series MOLLY OF DENALI™. (Move the cursor over the video progress bar to locate the story at 01:00.) An old photograph sends Molly and friend Tooey on a mission to find out why Grandpa Nat no longer sings or plays his drum. As they uncover Grandpa's past, using visual clues and the internet, they understand more about their own heritage and the importance of cultural identity. As students explore the importance of diverse cultures and honoring traditions, as well as Alaska Native lives then and now, they also learn about finding and using informational texts.
In this activity from PBSLearningMedia, students follow the steps to make a paper dog sled, complete with dog team and passengers – Molly, Tooey, and Trini from the PBS KIDS series MOLLY OF DENALI™. Where will their imagination take them?
In this video from PBSLearningMedia, students learn about Native American land stewardship in South Dakota and raise money for your local food pantry. This video is part of Activity Starters, which is an animated video series. In each episode, an animated character introduces a concept and an activity.
In this activity, students will read about the Carnival in Ponce, Puerto Rico and about being a vejigante. Then, students will design their own Carnival costume.
In this learning activity, students will learn about women's history and making quilts. Students will make a quilt square in honor of a person who is important to them.
In this learning activity, students learn about Puerto Rico and Puerto Rican culture by creating their own Carnival mask.
In this learning activity, students make their own Koinobori (fish kite). These kites were an important way of life for Japanese American children in internment camps during World War II.
This is a collection of lessons that can be used to help students understand Kwanzaa. Students watch a brief documentary and view images related to the holiday as an introduction to Kwanzaa. Students compare and contrast images of Kwanzaa with images of Christmas and Hanukkah. Students are also asked to view an image and use that image to describe Kwanzaa to someone unfamiliar with the holiday. Be sure to click "Read More" at the top of the collection to view the lesson that can be used with this collection.