HELP AT HOME, 07/16/2020

It might be summer, but we’re still helping students learn at home! Here are resources ranging from math and science, reading and writing to anti-racism resources and projects to document this strange time for future generations.

COVID-19 Primary Sources Projects
Time Capsule Project downloads for kids and adults, including versions in French and Spanish.

Project 2020/TOGETHER” by The Museum of Childhood is a platform for children of all ages to express their hopes and fears, thoughts, and observations. Provided art and work is showcased in a virtual exhibition.

Our Corona Diary hopes to collect an online archive of children’s diary entries from this time.

Multi-Disciplinary Resources
Free Science, Reading, and Writing resources available through July 31

We Need Diverse Books says: Too Many Home Learning Resources? Start Here.

Free Math and ELA Lessons

Remote Math Lessons for Grades 6-8

Mathematics K-8 Remote Learning Activities

National Museum of Mathematics Online Events

STEM micro-lessons from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

NASA projects

SEL and Physical Exercise – 8 weeks of Free Lessons

Picture Books for Coping with Grief

The Children’s Psychological Health Center has developed a 102-page guided ‘first-aid’ PDF workbook, ‘My Pandemic Story,’ for children and teenagers, to encourage mental health, creative expression, learning, and coping. The book includes guidance for families and teachers.

Anti-Racism Resources
21 Anti-Racism Videos To Share With Kids from We Are Teachers

Kojo For Kids: Jason Reynolds Talks About Racism And The Protests

Have you tried Teaching Books’ new collection analysis tool to see if you have enough diverse and inclusive titles on your shelves?

ELA / Literacy Lessons for Common Core

Foundational Skills Practice Strategies

Storyline Online

Each day storyteller / story collector Joe McHugh sends a little story clip to enjoy!

Thousands of comics and graphic novels available online for residents of Minnesota, California, New Jersey, Montana, Ohio, Massachusetts, Washington, Kentucky, Rhode Island, and West Virginia.

1,000 Free Audio Books

Book folding project video

Amazing Library Collections to Explore Online

Museum Resources for Elementary Students is like telephone pictionary online! One person draws, others guess.

Here are some simple directions for making origami birds and a bird mobile.

“Beloved of Beasts” is an ad-free, accessible science-poetry website with links to greater websites for further study and illumination.

This site has pandemic prompts, daily reflection journal prompts, writing lessons from the likes of Mark Oshiro (Anger is a Gift) and Kelly Yang (Front Desk), make-your-own-book activities, make-you-own-zine activities, read-alouds, writing tips, and videos by popular YA authors:

Ideas for Volunteering from home (PDF)

Save the Monarchs

Catch up on all of our Help at Home resources here.

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