You’ve survived the first week of homeschooling your children, but there are many more weeks to go. If you need a break from the teaching part since you have your own work to do, you could plop them down in front of the TV.
No, really; this time it’s a good idea. OETA, Oklahoma’s PBS station, is turning its daytime programming into shows that fit educational requirements. Each episode or series directly correlates to lessons and resources made available through PBS LearningMedia which have been designed to meet federal and state standards for grades PreK through 12. There’s a different schedule each week, so here’s this week’s list from April 13 to April 17. Programming changes will take place Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. which will last until the end of the school year.
Your kids can also learn about the city’s most tragic days through the museum’s Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum’s Virtual Hope Trunk. This new online resource is an exciting way to teach the Oklahoma City bombing and the remarkable community response to it. The first trunk, a 25th Anniversary Virtual Hope Trunk will help teach the “Looking Back – Thinking Forward” story of the Memorial. The staff will continue to add new relevant Trunks and content to the Virtual Archives.
Besides the reading, writing and arithmetic, students of all ages can learn more about leadership through our friends at Loveworks Leadership Inc., which has launched an online academy. The nonprofit organization, based in Norman, is the group behind the WristWorld virtual video game bands. The online leadership course is designed for students age 11 to 17, though there’s a daily reading time for kiddos. Visit www.loveworksleadership.org to find out more.
For an extensive amount of online resource, check out this list. There are ideas for a variety of ages and the list is even broken down by subjects.