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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. From March 23rd to April 17th we are offering, free of charge, interactive, live-streamed programs from 9:30am to 3:30pm Eastern time. 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)

Additional Weeks of Programming
Week of April 13, 2020 

  • PEC
  • APRIL 6 - Literacy
  • April 06

    9:30 AM ET

    SEA ME READ: Shark Baby

    by Mote Marine Laboratory

    For Grades K-2

    NEW - When Shark Baby’s egg case is torn loose in a storm, he goes on a journey across kelp forests, coral reefs, and seagrass meadows. He needs to find the “mermaid” to find out where he belongs. Will he find his way back? Read along with us to find out. We read this fictional story aloud with your students and then engage in a Creative Minds learning segment to help build critical thinking skills, promote oral language skills, fluency, pronunciation, STEM engagement, and reading comprehension.


    April 06

    10:00 AM ET

    PLAY- The EMPATHY STORY

    by SissyMarySue 

    For Grades K-2

    PLAY the story of Jelly Beans the Cheetah and Hope. Making the cage for Jelly Beans the Cheetah in your home. Talking kids through -- set up and then Playing the scenes where Jelly Beans the Cheetah was captured and brought back to base camp--to be put in a "cage that is cold and damp." Make up things you would say to the cheetah who is sad in the cage to show EMPATHY. "How are you?" "Are you okay?"


    April 06

    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.

  • Closed
  • April 06

    12:00 PM ET

    The Truth About George Washington

    by Selene Castrovilla of 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 06

    12:45 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!

  • Closed
  • April 06

    2:00 PM ET

    JazzSLAM - Jazz Supports Languae Art & Math

    by JazzSLAM

    For Grades 5-6

    In this session we will be taking a close look at the relationship between jazz and world geography & history, migration, African & Native American rhythms, and math. This will include Call & Response (our earliest song form,) a “Rhythm Orchestra” and analyzing a Pie Graph of a rhythm.


    April 06

    2:45 PM ET

    What's It Like to Be a Host of a TV Show?

    by Educate.Today

    For Grades 5-6

    Want to know what your career would be like if you hosted television shows? Then meet Emmy-winning host Tim Gore. Ask him your questions and find out what his job is like to see if you’d like this job. Curriculum will focus on writing, speaking, presentation, and organization skills involved.

  • Closed
  • PEC
  • APRIL 7 - STEM
  • April 07

    9:30 AM ET

    SEA ME READ: Clumsy Crab

    by Mote Marine Laboratory

    For Grades K-2

    Nipper's huge, clumsy claws always seem to get in the way! While playing
    with his friends, his big claws break things, and are just plain clumsy!
    When Nipper's friend Octopus is in trouble, can his big, clumsy claws
    save the day? Find out as we read this exciting story from the sea!

    Students will learn about crab diversity and the characteristics of
    invertebrates. Students will also use literacy and reading comprehension
    skills.


    April 07

    10:00 AM ET

    Wolf Tales

    by International Wolf Center

    For Grades K-2

    Who’s afraid of the “big, bad wolf?” In this interactive program, students explore the influential role that literature plays in forming our views and attitudes towards wildlife. We compare and contrast two folk stories in which the wolf is a main character, then compare literary portrayals of wolves with the real thing!


    April 07

    10:30 AM ET

    Movement and Motion

    by Pro Football Hall of Fame

    For Grades K-2

    This program examines the relationship of science and the game of professional football. Straight line movement, zig-zags, circular motion, back & forth, pushing & pulling - all movements that influence the sport. This 50-minute program, which is designed to be highly interactive, is supplemented by a lesson aligned with Common Core/National Standards of Education and is recommended for grades 1-5.

  • Closed
  • April 07

    12:00 PM ET

    Carving the Canyon

    by Zion National Park

    For Grades 3-4

    Trace the geologic history of earth through the stunning canyon walls of Zion National Park. This program introduces students to the unique and complex story of Zion and the southwest, and allows students to gain a deeper understanding of geologic processes. Students interact with park rangers to discuss the formation of this canyon, and then engage in a critical-thinking activity about erosion.


    April 07

    12:45 PM ET

    Phases of the Moon from the Treworgy Planetarium

    by Mystic Seaport Museum

    For Grades 3-4

    Using hands-on activities and real-world math problems, students will learn about the phases of the moon and its relationship to Earth, and the differences between large- and small-scale models.

  • Closed
  • April 07

    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 07

    2:45 PM ET

    Making the Mountains

    by Glacier National Park

    For Grades 5-6

    Students will investigate the many geologic forces that have sculpted the mountains of Glacier by learning about the four main stages of the park’s geologic formations; silt, tilt, slide, and glide. Through hands on activities and discussion, students will become immersed in the geologic story of Glacier National Park.

  • Closed
  • PEC
  • APRIL 8 - Arts/Music
  • April 08

    9:30 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 08

    10:00 AM ET

    PLAYING "EMPATHY AIRLINES" like Jelly Beans and Hope

    by SissyMarySue 

    For Grades K-2

    Even though we can't travel on a plane right now we can play EMPATHY AIRLINES like Jelly Beans the Cheetah and Hope. We can travel to places as they do to help others. Perhaps we can PLAY travel as doctors and nurses to help people who need medical care around the world. Or imagine a different time where we are traveling to help endangered animals, people who need clean water or food! We will sing "One Child Cries" on our planes!


    April 08

    10:30 AM ET

    Shaping Kennedy

    by Sixth Floor Museum

    For Grades K-2

    Discover the life of President Kennedy through architecture and design. Using primary shapes and patterns follow along and assemble images reflecting some of the places and programs from President Kennedy's life.

  • Closed
  • April 08

    12:00 PM ET

    Writing Lyrics (EMPATHY)

    by SissyMarySue 

    For Grades 3-4

    Wendy (SissyMarySue) will explain the motivation and process she implemented to write lyrics. She will expound on sharing them in many forms (Books, Musical Play, an Album & Single) with messages to encourage empathy, shared humanity and to teach about Barabiag Tribe in Africa, conservation and clean water.  She will share the deeper meaning of songs:  “One Child Cries”, “To Simply Be”, “Precious Sweet Boy” and “Precious Sweet Girl”. She will share examples of the arrangements. She will lead a sing along. 


    April 08

    12:45 PM ET

    Design A Greek Coin

    by Penn Museum

    For Grades 3-4

    Learn about the coin making process and materials used to create ancient currency. Take a close look at coins from Rome and Greece in the Penn Museum collection to discover how archaeologists use their symbols and images to understand the past. Then we will create your own coin with a design that sends a message meant to be seen by your ancient empire!

  • Closed
  • April 08

    2:00 PM ET

    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! Titan is Saturn's largest moon and one of the most fascinating places in our solar system. Learn how to capture their own Titan investigations using scientifically accurate illustrations, just as other great scientists have done throughout history. Please Note: Each participant will need one sheet of orange paper, one black pencil and one white pencil.


    April 08

    2:45 PM ET

    Art & Artists: Masterpiece Mix

    by Roxie Munro of Authors On Call/iNk Think Tank

    For Grades 5-6

    “Art & Artists: Masterpiece Mix” is a fascinating talk on great artists, their sometimes wild stories, and the art they’ve created, based upon masterpieces in the National Gallery of Art, by award-winning author/illustrator Roxie Munro.

  • Closed
  • PEC
  • APRIL 9 - Social Studies
  • April 09

    9:30 AM ET

    Introduction to Archeology

    by Midwest Archeological Center - NPS

    For Grades K-2

    Learn about the topics of archeology and stewardship. Students will explore the role of archeology within the National Park Service and examine how everyday objects tell us about life in the past.


    April 09

    10:00 AM ET

    Earth Day Action Science: Dissect a Happy Meal!

    by Author Valerie Marsh

    For Grades K-2

    Ever wonder about the trash that just one Happy Meal creates? Dissect a real Happy Meal with us and find out! Discover how long common items take to decompose. Use sign language to sing a song about Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!


    April 09

    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.

  • Closed
  • April 09

    12:00 PM ET

    Exploring Lincoln in Washington

    by Ford's Theatre and the National Park Service

    For Grades 3-4

    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 09

    12:45 PM ET

    Struggle and Triumph: The Legacy of George Washington Carver.

    by G.W. Carver National Monument

    For Grades 3-4

    Learn about the renowned African American scientist, educator, and humanitarian. Trace his life from slavery to freedom, from his education quest to his earning a Master of Agriculture, from accepting a job offer from Booker T. Washington to becoming world-famous at Tuskegee Institute. The program concludes with a peanut milk demonstration.

  • Closed
  • April 09

    2:00 PM ET

    Jamestown: Three Cultures, One Land

    by Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation

    For Grades 5-6

    This program will carry students on an inquiry-based exploration of the cultures that converged at Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in North America. Using reproduction artifacts and primary sources, students will compare and contrast the Powhatan, West African, and English who lived in Early America in the 17th century.


    April 09

    2:45 PM ET

    Importance of Andrew Jackson

    by Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

    For Grades 5-6

    This fun story-based program helps students connect President Andrew Jackson's life experiences with his presidential decisions. It helps students answer the question of "Why" when it comes to Jackson's sometimes-controversial actions as President of the United States.

  • PEC
  • APRIL 10 - Any Topic
  • April 10

    9:30 AM ET

    Owls - Silent Hunters

    by Houston Audubon Society

    For Grades K-2

    In the dark of night the nocturnal creatures make their living. Meet live owls up close as we journey into the world of owls. Learn all about their natural history as your students meet the live owls at our nature center. Owls are top predators and incredibly important to the food web. Give a hoot! and join us


    April 10

    10:00 AM ET

    Around the World in One Museum

    by Toledo Zoo & Aquarium

    For Grades K-2

    Take a tour of the Toledo Zoo's Natural History Museum where you will explore habitats from around the world and discover the diverse animal species that call them home.


    April 10

    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 10

    12:00 PM ET

    Aerosols, Clouds & Climate!

    by NSF Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment

    For Grades 3-4

    Learn about both natural (ash, sea spray, dust) and human (pollution) sources of aerosols and why understanding aerosols is important to our climate and our health. See a cloud in a bottle demonstration, incomplete combustion demonstration, and make your own particle collector.


    April 10

    12:45 PM ET

    Aquatic Habitats - Tide Pools and Forest Ponds

    by Banyan Global Learning

    For Grades 3-4

    Only YOU can help Tahoe the Turtle choose between two amazing habitats - Abalone Cove in Los Angeles, CA and Firwood Lake in Portland, Oregon. Learn the characteristics of Tahoe and tour both habitats live to think critically about which location is best for his survival.

  • April 10

    2:00 PM ET

    Spy School 101

    by International Spy Museum

    For Grades 5-6

    Explore the shadow-world of espionage through the stories, artifacts, and tradecraft that only the Spy Museum can uncover. Students will learn about the shadow world and participate in various activities that will answer the question: Could you be a spy?


    April 10

    2:45 PM ET

    Operation Pollination

    by Longwood Gardens

    For Grades 5-6

    Discover the connection of living systems and investigate why and how flowering plants have developed with their pollinator partners. Gain an appreciation of this delicate relationship by identifying adaptations of plants and pollinators.

 

THANK  YOU

to this week's content providers!

 

GRATITUDE

to these additional content providers for kicking off our event last week!


 
FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

Contact Tami Moehring, CILC Content Provider Liaison, 507-215-3705.

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