Let’s learn about the world around us! Videos explore families and communities, economics, geography, civics and government.
Cheyney McKnight from the New-York Historical Society explores the strategies women used to get the right to vote.
9-1-1 EMERGENCY OPERATOR
A 9-1-1 emergency operator describes how she helps people on the phone.
CARING FOR BABIES
With pictures and baby dolls, Maria Begg-Roberson and her daughter explore how adults care for babies to help them grow up.
USING SENSES TO PRACTICE MINDFULNESS
Brenda Salazar introduces Spanish words for the five senses while using her senses to practice mindfulness. She feels the texture of objects, listens to surrounding noises, imagines the smell of different environments and the tastes of different foods, and watches birds.
ALL ABOUT YOU
As she introduces Spanish vocabulary, Brenda Salazar explains why items from her home represent her and make her unique. She encourages youngsters to contemplate what makes them unique, too.
PLACES IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Maria Begg-Roberson and her son discuss places in their neighborhood that meet people’s needs. Then they draw pictures of their favorites.
Objects and Money from Long Ago
Join Cheyney McKnight from the New-York Historical Society as she shows objects and money used long ago. Learn how she-merchants sold goods in exchange for money made of silver and gold. Compare buying and selling goods in the past to practices today.
Shining a Light on Tiffany Lamps
Explore the shapes, patterns, and colors of Tiffany lampshades at New-York Historical Society. Cheyney McKnight explains the way the shades were made by joining together small pieces of glass, and how women led the design and artistic process for the Tiffany Company during the early 20th century.
MY WORLD, YOUR WORLD-SAME, SAME BUT DIFFERENT
Lunisol Tavarez reads SAME, SAME BUT DIFFERENT by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw, about two friends who live in opposite parts of the world.
Bridget Filarski explores the many things that make up our identities.
FAMILIES ARE IMPORTANT
Heather Cardinale and Sabrina Charles-Cintron help students learn that all families are diverse and include people who care for and support one another.
PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT
Heather Cardinale helps students learn what they can do to protect the environment.