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California Information
Early Childhood
Collection of Early childhood resources
First Five of California’s resources for early childhood during the pandemic
Facebook group - Supporting young children and their families during Covid-19
Padlet for ways young children can become storytellers at home

English Language Learner Resources
English Media Lab’s ESL and English Grammar activities online
ColorinColorado website with ELL resources for educators and families
VOA Let’s Learn English lessons and videos
California Department of Education newsletters for English Language Learner distance learning
Webinar: Helping native and nonnative speakers of English with Dyslexia

Mental Health and Social Emotional resources
Manteca Unified School District's Social Emotional pdf

Social-Emotional resources for Educators and Parents 
Second Step Covid-19 Support 
Sesame Street Caring for Each Other 
Steve Hartman (On the Road/CBS news) - kindness lessons (updated link 4/6/20)
Creating a daily schedule for students with ADHD

Free webinar Helping Kids feel more secure in uncertain timeswill be archived here: https://www.taps.org/webinararchives (more great archived webinars at this link)
List of resources for social/emotional health and stress management - some of these are specific to California, but most are national links/hotlines
Stress management guide for adults and children from the surgeon general
Sources for Good news
    Some Good News with John Krasinski
    Upworthy
    Good news network
    The Uplift

California Department of Education - resources for students in mental health crisis
National Parent Teacher Association information on talking with your children about COVID-19 and other mental health resources
California Department of Education hosted a webinar titled Virtual Support Circle for parents - recording linked here
NPR article - When will this be over? Sesame Workshop’s Tips for Parenting During a Pandemic
A teacher has created a virtual self-care room for her students, focusing on mental health strategies
The Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation is putting on a series of free mental health webinars
The Anxiety and Depression Association of America hosts ongoing webinars on various mental health topics - previous webinars are archived
Eliminating mental health barriers to learning resources/modules from CDE


Activities for learning in various content areas, STEM, STEAM
General Activities
-Odyssey of the Mind free spontaneous creative problem solving activities
and
https://www.odysseyofthemind.com/creative-problem-solving-resources/

Virtual field trips
Kid podcasts and other resources
100 indoor activities
SoCal PBS station offering education lineup for K-12 (and adult ed in the later afternoon) during the crisis
Printable Lego Scavenger Hunt
Free Disney educational activities organized by age and topic
Family friendly digital escape rooms
PBS Kids YouTube Channel - and storytime with Michelle Obama
Cayton Children’s Museum has many activities including daily recess activities!
Create at Home website has many activities related to the visual and performing arts - specific activities for at home

Language Arts/Children’s authors
Link to many online readings of books  
Mo Willems (children’s author/illustrator) is live streaming a Doodle workshop every day around lunch time 
Dav Pilkey’s drawing classes and read alouds of Captain Underpants
Dolly Parton reading stories aloud - Goodnight with Dolly 
LeVar Burton Reads - read alouds for adults, young adults, and children
Beverly Cleary turned 104 on April 12! Her website has information and activities.
Harry Potter at Home - free activities and resources related to the Harry Potter Series
The librarian at Bowen Elementary in Kentwood, Michigan is doing recorded book readings
The Flat Stanley Project - students send a flat visitor to an interested person, and that person fills out a journal and sends him back
    Teachers have put a twist on this and are sending themselves “flat” to their students

Math activities
60 awesome websites for teaching and learning math
Virtual Math Manipulatives website
Laura Candler - resources for all content areas and has a folder for math
Math Sisters Videos - music videos for math facts/concepts
The Armory Arts Center’s math and arts integration lesson plans and videos

Music/theater related activities
Andrew Lloyd Webber Musicals online
The Grammy Museum now has virtual exhibits, Education at Home and Programs at Home options
Julie Andrews has videos about the arts for kids - Julie’s Greenroom
London’s Shakespeare Globe Theater is adding performances to their YouTube Channel
The Philadelphia Orchestra is providing virtual concerts
The Boston Symphony Orchestra has video tutorials, interviews with musicians, and free concerts
The Lincoln Center’s Filmed on Stage has put various productions available for free streaming on their website
Teaching and Learning Music Online Webinar
Teaching Music online using Chrome Music Lab

Science Activities

Science activities to do with household materials from the CA Science Center, updated every week day
San Diego Zoo offering 22 free self-paced classes for teachers and students 13 and up
National Geographic has various free newsletters - one is for families with free resources and activities
Crash Course Kids - Science videos
BBC Earth Kids - many science/planet related videos
Magic Tree House At Home Adventures
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum online activities and classes
Pacific Science Center’s online activities and Facebook live sessions
Western Science Center in Hemet, CA has online activities
The Shedd Aquarium in Chicago has online activities and experiences
Creosity Space offers a weekly Innovation Challenge that can be completed by kids with materials found around the home
Backyard STEM/STEAM activities based on fairytales

Museums, parks, and art activities
Van Gogh museum virtual visit and activities
Time capsule activity - interactive for parents and students
Museums and other entities are offering free virtual tours (I’m sure there are more)
Dav Pilkey is offering drawing classes and read alouds of Captain Underpants
Frank Lloyd Wright virtual tours
Boca Museum has many at home art activities
Edward-Dean Museum drawing lessons
The Eric Carle Museum has a virtual tour and other online activities
RedTedArt - easy to do at home art activities
Weekly virtual art activities from CSUS students
Grand Rapids, Michigan art museum’s hands-on art activities for many ages
The Getty Museum has many virtual activities and tours available
The United States National Archives has many resources, including a daily blog for important historical events for each day
The Ghibli Museum in Mitaka Japan is offering virtual tours of some exhibits - for the first time!
The Guggenheim Museum has added free items to its internet archive
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s YouTube page has artist profiles, virtual tours, and a series of “Make Art at Home” videos for student art activities
San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum - Live story tellings as well as ideas for art activities
The Louvre Art Museum in France has virtual guided tours and art activities on their website
Richard Arkley provides tours of important Egyptian sites including tombs on his YouTube channel
Google Arts and Culture - many websites for museums and art activities
Virtual Tour of Carlsbad Caverns
National Parks Junior Ranger program - online version
Home learning programs from California Parks and Rec
The National Park Service is offering virtual tours of the National Parks
Santa Monica Library has many virtual activities and resources for adults and children
​Another Virtual Field Trip site

California K-12 Digital Resources

Online content from Encyclopaedia Britannica and TeachingBooks.net are available — at school, at home, in libraries, on laptops, on phones — to all.

These three databases are provided for all California students from the California State Library.


Encyclopaedia Britannica (PreK-12)

A comprehensive interactive resource for research and learning for grades K-12. Includes correlations to California Content Standards and other valuable teacher resources. Post links directly to each school level, elementary, middle or high.

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Need help from Britannica? See our support page. (800) 621-3900 x 7160 | edsupport@eb.com

TeachingBooks.net (PreK-12)

One-stop resources for books you are reading and teaching, including author and illustrator interviews, lesson plans, and other enrichment content.

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Need help from TeachingBooks.net? See our support page. (800) 596-0710 | accounts@TeachingBooks.net