Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sid the Science Kid "Spooky Science Special"

October 31st 11:00am

Bats, cats, spiders, and skeletons abound as Sid and his friends dress up in the spookiest and scariest costumes possible for Halloween! When teacher Susie comes to school disguised as a silly mad scientist, she helps the kids discover that Halloween can be spooky and scientific! The kids investigate how bats catch pesky mosquitoes, spiders are expert web engineers, cats are leaping aerial acrobats, and skeletons help hold up our bodies!

Looking for a spooky, fun, and different Halloween activity to do in the classroom? Check out this Spider Web Investigation. . .

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Humanity Festival - Eight's Events!

Saturday October 22, 2011

Civic Space Park

424 N. Central Ave, Phx



9-10am Can We Skip Lunch and Keep Writing?: Collaborating in Class and Online, Grades 3-8

Presented by Julie D. Ramsay

Through Julie’s inspiring stories, participants will begin to develop ideas for encouraging innovation, creative problem solving, and productive citizenship in young people. Join Julie in this exclusive “Arizona Humanities Festival only” Classroom 2.0 interview hosted by Dr. Peggy George.

noon-1pm, 2-3pm Professional Development Hours for the AZ Humanities Festival! Extend Your Learning

Presented by Mark Becker AZ

Put your learning to use in your classroom. What have you attended today at the festival? How can you apply it to your curriculum and embed it in your teaching practice? Combine it with digital resources from PBS that are available online and extend what you have done today.

PBS Learning Media provides instant access to over 14,000 classroom-ready, digital resources including video, interactives, audio, images and detailed lesson plans. You can search, save and share easily. Stop by the ASSET-Eight Educational Outreach Computer Lab for a hands-on demonstration. If you attend, you can create a free account and begin searching for classroom resources. (session repeated)

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Sesame Street's Growing Hope Against Hunger

Many families may find it difficult to pay for—or get access to—nutritious foods. In such situations, they may find it especially hard to make healthy choices. As a provider working with families, you can help them know that they can eat well. And you can help them do so no matter their budget or time constraint.

On the following provider guide you will find family workshops with video clips and key messages on how to combat hunger, one-on-one tips that you can offer when counseling individuals, and caregiver instruction group ideas. Also are included are even more resources that can help you help families combating huger.

Provider Guide

Sunday, October 2, 2011

PROHIBITION starting Oct. 2nd on PBS

The wealth of themes explored in PROHIBITION offers an extraordinary educational opportunity for your classroom. The lessons and activities on this web site explore topics such as the role of the government in the lives of private citizens; a study of the Constitution and the amendment process; the immigrant experience and the evolution of American identity; and the impact of the nation's shifting demographics on politics and the exercise of power. Website:

Through multiple learning plans and various activities like The Music of Prohibition and Prohibition’s Characters, your students will learn the benefits, consequences, and how this nation changed in the process of this experiment.