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CILC and its wonderful content providers have come together to provide core curriculum every day of the week for homebound students in grades K–6th. We are offering, free of charge, interactive, live-streamed programs daily Monday to Friday. The programs are delivered by our highly professional content providers.

Please register, by Grade Level, by clicking on the button below each section. Once you have registered you will receive an email from Zoom with connection information in it. You also will get a reminder 24 hours before the event and 1 hour before the event.

ATTENTION EDUCATORS: It is important for each student to be registered by their parent rather than you. Each sign up generates a unique link to join the program and sharing links can cause issues.

Check our YouTube Channel for recordings of the programs you missed!

(Available for a limited amount of time; please note some programs may not be available for recordings)

Week of April 13th Programming

  • PEC
  • APRIL 13 - Literacy
  • April 13

    9:30 AM ET

    Snakes Action Science: Snakes Rattle! Snakes Molt! Now You Try It!

    by Author Valerie Marsh

    For Grades K-2

    Art, storytelling and science! Enjoy a fiction story "How Rattlesnake Got His Rattle". Use art to create Rattlesnake and Rabbit! Learn cool science and math facts about snakes. ‘Shed your snake skin.' Hands-on!


    April 13

    10:00 AM ET

    Read with Sharks

    by Texas State Aquarium

    For Grades K-2

    Your students will enjoy an animal themed story and then virtually meet the superstar animal of the book. Read along, make animal observations, recall facts, and investigate shark biofacts. Get an up-close look at our resident sharks though real time cameras, and identify threats to these ocean hunters.


    April 13

    10:30 AM ET

    The Brave Little Mongolian Sisters

    by Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center

    For Grades K-2

    Discover what it is like to live in a yurt and listen to the story of two brave little girls protecting their sheep from the White Witch of winter on the Mongolian steppe.

  • April 13

    12:00 PM ET

    Anansi: Spider Folktale Trickster - Participate in Anansi Stories, Create Your Own Story!

    by Author Valerie Marsh

    For Grades 3-4

    Folktales and art together! Anansi is an important trickster folktale character from West Africa and the Caribbean. Participate in Anansi stories using drawing, and sign language storytelling methods. Easy and Fun!


    April 13

    12:45 PM ET

    The Truth About George Washington

    by Authors On Call/INK Think Tank

    For Grades 3-4

    Award-winning author Selene Castrovilla shares her books containing exciting, little known stories about George Washington. We wouldn't be a country without him--learn the fascinating reasons why, as well as revealing details about the American Revolution.

  • April 13

    2:00 PM ET

    Discovery! Discovery! Why Scientists Love Science

    by Vicki Cobb of Authors on Call

    For Grades 5-6

    Vicki Cobb's Discovery! Discovery! Why Scientists Love Science is a highly entertaining, interactive show that gets kids excited and enthusiastic about science, reading and poetry. Everyone in the audience experiences how scientists think, the limits of their own perceptions and the engineering of potato chip packaging to keep chips fresh.


    April 13

    2:45 PM ET

    Knights, Castles, and Kings

    by Cleveland Museum of Art

    For Grades 5-6

    Knights in shining armor, legendary queens, towering castles, and fantastic beasts populate the pages of fairy tales and capture our imagination. But where does the fantasy merge with fact? In this program, students are introduced to noble life in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance through arms, armor, paintings, and more in the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art.

  • PEC
  • APRIL 14 - STEM
  • April 14

    9:30 AM ET

    Zoo-mazing Animal Adaptations

    by Toledo Zoo & Aquarium

    For Grades K-2

    Explore the amazing world of animals with educators at the Toledo Zoo & Aquarium. We will meet animals that call the zoo home and explore the features that make them unique as well as how they use these features to survive.


    April 14

    10:00 AM ET

    The Science of Insect Senses

    by Cleveland Museum of Natural History

    For Grades K-2

    Compare the ways that insects and humans find their meals, using scanning microscope images of insect sensory organs. Examine praying mantis specimens used at Case Western Reserve University—and turn your room into a giant compound eye! We’ll take you beyond the basic 5 senses with our 6-legged scientists!


    April 14

    10:30 AM ET

    KABOOMistry

    by Michigan Science Center

    For Grades K-2

    Why do things explode? Learn about the relationships between pressure, temperature, and fuel to explain why things go KA-BOOM! We’ll mix physics and chemistry to get some loud, flashy effects!

  • April 14

    12:00 PM ET

    Inspired Classroom

    by Orca Acoustic Game Show

    For Grades 3-4

    Welcome to Killer Whale Tales Orca Acoustic Game Show. Test your knowledge in this fast paced, game show style presentation. We will cover basics of SRKW behavioral biology, anatomy and most importantly the unique vocalizations and calls that each pods use to coordinate with the other members of the community. All participants will work together to answer the various questions and will be given a chance to collectively win mega-fantastic prizes!


    April 14

    12:45 PM ET

    Wolf 101

    by International Wolf Center

    For Grades 3-4

    My, what big ears you have! Join us as we look at the physical and social adaptations wolves use to survive in their environment. Students will be given an opportunity to observe our ambassador wolves utilizing these amazing tools.

  • April 14

    2:00 PM ET

    Australian Animals Adventures

    by Sydney Science Education

    For Grades 5-6

    Explore the amazing variety of Australian animals. From the land to the sea discover the unusual animals and their adaptions that call Australia home.


    April 14

    2:45 PM ET

    Liquid Nitrogen 

    by Fizzics Education in Australia

    For Grades 5-6

    A show performance where your students interacts with our science presenter as we explore how liquid nitrogen affects the properties of materials. Engaging demonstrations cover phase changes, expansion and contraction, Newton's Laws, basic cell theory, air pressure and the atmospheric resear

  • PEC
  • APRIL 15 - Arts/Music
  • April 15

    9:30 AM ET

    Make a Lasting Impression

    by Penn Museum

    For Grades K-2

    Discover what life was like in ancient Mesopotamia through the study of cylinder seals. These tiny stone artifacts function as the earliest known signatures, and the names and images on these objects tell us about the identities of ancient people. Students create their own cylinder seals registers using pictures to represent what makes them unique.


    April 15

    10:00 AM ET

    Empathy through Puppets

    by SissyMarySue LLC

    For Grades K-2

    Demonstrating some puppet improv and games to help kids understand empathy and how to show it with the words we use with oneanother--through our puppets.


    April 15

    10:30 AM ET

    Snakes Action Science: Snakes Rattle! Snakes Molt! Now You Try It!

    by Author Valerie Marsh

    For Grades K-2

    Art, storytelling and science! Enjoy a fiction story "How Rattlesnake Got His Rattle". Use art to create Rattlesnake and Rabbit! Learn cool science and math facts about snakes. ‘Shed your snake skin.' Hands-on!

  • April 15

    12:00 PM ET

    Calypso for Kids

    by JamaicaBob

    For Grades 3-4

    Jamaica Bob through Calypso for Kids transports your students to the West Indies while highlighting the music, language, geography and cultures present in the Caribbean Islands. The musical styles include calypso, reggae, cha-cha and soca, all of which are indigenous to the Islands.


    April 15

    12:45 PM ET

    Storytelling through Art 

    by The Sixth Floor Dealy Plaza Museum

    For Grades 3-4

    Explore art to learn about historic people and events. Discover how art tells stories by examining different artworks through clues in plain sight. Then create your own documentary artwork about your favorite person or event.

  • April 15

    2:00 PM ET

    Christopher Columbus: The Shame in the Glory

    by Hank Fincken: A National Theatre of One

    For Grades 5-6

    Once Columbus was considered an American hero. Now he's seen as a villain. What happened? You will learn about Hank's research in Europe and the Domican Republic and you can ask him questions about his first voyate.


    April 15

    2:45 PM ET

    Virtual Art Station: Titan

    by Denver Museum of Nature & Science

    For Grades 5-6

    Blast off to new discoveries with this live program that merges space science and scientific illustration! Students and teachers will learn how to capture their own Titan investigations using scientifically accurate illustrations, just as other great scientists have done throughout history.

  • PEC
  • APRIL 16 - Social Studies
  • April 16

    9:30 AM ET

    Owls - Silent Hunters

    by Houston Audubon Society

    For Grades K-2

    In the dark of night the nocturnal creatures start to stir. Meet live owls as we take a journey into their world. From forest to tundra there are many owls to discover. Students will learn about their natural history and why they are so important in the food web as top predators. Give a hoot! and join us.


    April 16

    10:00 AM ET

    Sailor’s Sea Chest

    by Mystic Seaport Museum

    For Grades K-2

    In this virtual version of one of our most beloved school outreach programs, students will explore the items that a sailor would have packed for a long journey at sea. Your students will analyze each of the objects with a Museum Educator and learn about the adventures onboard 19th-century vessels.


    April 16

    10:30 AM ET

    Calypso for Kids

    by JamaicaBob

    For Grades K-2

    Jamaica Bob through Calypso for Kids transports your students to the West Indies while highlighting the music, language, geography and cultures present in the Caribbean Islands. The musical styles include calypso, reggae, cha-cha and soca, all of which are indigenous to the Islands.

  • April 16

    12:00 PM ET

    Superhero Bill of Rights

    by National Archives

    For Grades 3-4

    Students will learn about the importance of rights and ponder what the world would look like without them. Focusing on the First Amendment, students will analyze primary sources to identify the appropriate freedom(s) of the five freedoms represented.


    April 16

    12:45 PM ET

    Slavery at The Hermitage

    by Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

    For Grades 3-4

    At the peak of The Hermitage’s success as a farm, Andrew Jackson owned about 150 slaves. How did one become a slave? How could widespread slavery happen in a country built on freedom? What was life like for a slave at The Hermitage? Students will examine the lives of enslaved people at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and ask critical questions about freedom, the presidency, and slavery.

  • April 16

    2:00 PM ET

    Exploring Lincoln in Washington

    by Ford's Theatre and the National Park Service

    For Grades 5-6

    Ford's Theatre Education and The National Mall and Memorial Parks explore President Abraham Lincoln’s Washington, D.C., through places that mattered to Lincoln during his lifetime and places where he matters to us today.


    April 16

    2:45 PM ET

    Stress Down!

    by Cleveland Museum of Natural History

    For Grades 5-6

    “I’m stressed out!” Discuss why and how your body reacts to frustrating situations and learn techniques to calm your physical and mental self. Learn some lessons from our animal cousins and ancient ancestors that can help you reduce that stress!

  • PEC
  • APRIL 17 - Any Topic
  • April 17

    9:30 AM ET

    Penguins Live

    by Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

    For Grades K-2

    Go nose-to-nose with over 75 Antarctic penguins. Say hello to Gentoo, Rockhopper, and King penguins. Witness their unique behaviors and discover their amazing adaptations from a front row seat at one of the premier penguin exhibits in the world.


    April 17

    10:00 AM ET

    Under the Sea Adventure

    by Toledo Zoo & Aquarium

    For Grades K-2

    Dive into the amazing world under the sea at the Toledo Zoo's aquarium. Learn about unique ocean and freshwater animals and review grade appropriate natural science vocabulary.


    April 17

    10:30 AM ET

    Exploring Plants

    by Denver Botanic Gardens

    For Grades K-2

    An educator from Denver Botanic Gardens will lead an exploration of plant topics appropriate to the grade level. K-2: act out the life of a plant while learning about its parts

  • April 17

    12:00 PM ET

    Marine Mammals of Alaska

    by Alaska SeaLife Center

    For Grades 3-4

    Come meet the seals and sea lions at the Alaska SeaLife Center! Learn how these amazing animals survive in Alaska's chilly oceans.


    April 17

    12:45 PM ET

    Virtual Lung

    by Denver Museum of Nature & Science

    For Grades 3-4

    Take your classes' breath away as they get to peer inside the respiratory system. Explore lung anatomy while observing a sheep lung dissection and participate in activities, then make observations to learn how the respiratory system works.

  • April 17

    2:00 PM ET

    Sustainable Solutions: Bioenergy and Bioproducts

    by Creative Discovery Museum

    For Grades 5-6

    Finding renewable, sustainable sources of energy is critically important to our nation’s future. Students will explore how scientists are using plants, microbes, DNA/genetic research, and specialized processing techniques to produce specific types of fuels and biodegradable products.


    April 17

    2:45 PM ET

    Rescue, Rehabilitation & Release

    by Pacific Marine Mammal Center

    For Grades 5-6

    Get an introduction to the Pacific Marine Mammal Center. Learn how we rescue marine mammals and nurse them back to health in order to give them a second chance at life.