February: Programs & Resources


Grade Level: All

Check out this month's picks of educational content from cable.

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English / Language Arts
K-23-5
Geared to elementary school students, this animated series, based on the popular children's book, uses national literacy standards as inspiration.
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English / Language Arts
K-23-5
Animated series explores the world of literature as a family of lions discovers different books in a library
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English / Language Arts
K-23-5
Series chronicles the adventures of Becky Botsford, a fifth-grader who transforms into WordGirl, a definition dynamo. M-F Check local listings
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English / Language Arts
K-23-5
Series follows WordFriends, 3D animated characters who use words to meet challenges and go on fun adventures.
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MathScience & HealthTechnology
6-89-12
Series uses cyber mysteries and animation to demonstrate various math concepts
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Science & HealthTechnology
6-89-12
Interactive game from Science Channel explores Newton's three laws of physics.
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Science & Health
Pre-KK-2
This new animated series features characters from The Cat in the Hat using preschoolers' natural curiosity to delve into scientific discovery and exploration.
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Personal Development
Pre-KK-23-5
An animated turtle works through everyday dilemmas, learning from his mistakes along the way.
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Arts
Pre-KK-23-5
Series explores a unique island culture with songs, games, stories, dance, and humor.
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Arts
Pre-KK-2
A music-loving puppet and his friends play, sing, and dance in his backyard clubhouse. T
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Personal Development
Pre-KK-2
By dealing with conflicts encountered in everyday life, this program encourages children to value the love of their family, to increase self-esteem, and to develop social skills.
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Digital Literacy
Pre-KK-2
Series teaches preschoolers basic concepts through computer animation.
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Personal Development
Pre-KK-2
A loving mom and a mixed brood of insects deal with issues of growing up, including relationships with parents, siblings, and friends. Two 30-minute episodes air back to back.
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ArtsEnglish / Language Arts
Pre-KK-2
Animated series explores Chinese culture and language with a five-year-old girl who speaks English and Mandarin.
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Pre-KK-2
Animated series follows the adventures of an octopus adopted by walruses.
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ArtsEnglish / Language Arts
Pre-KK-2
Animated series explores early literacy skills through storytelling and interactive play.
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Follows the travels of two pig pals, Toot the globetrotter and Puddle the backyard explorer, who share a love of adventure.
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Science & HealthTechnology
6-89-12
Series aims to get kids excited about engineering through competitions between teams of students where they must design, build, and test an innovative product for a real client.
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Science & HealthTechnology
9-12
This series features real kids, ages nine to 13, doing real science. The show encourages all kids to discover the wonders of science by rolling up their sleeves and participating.
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CivicsHistorySocial Studies
6-89-12
Coverage of cultural and historical events, such as tours of unique museums and speeches by notable figures.
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CivicsSocial Studies
6-89-12
Series follows current events and features news, issues, speeches, and interviews related to U.S. government.
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CivicsHistory
9-12
Features military news from the Department of Defense.
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English / Language ArtsHistory
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Coverage of the latest nonfiction books, authors, and events.
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CivicsSocial Studies
6-89-12
England's prime minister responds to questions from party members and the opposition.
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CivicsSocial Studies
9-12
Unedited, gavel-to-gavel coverage of congressional floor debates, hearings, and public-affairs addresses.
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HistorySocial Studies
9-12
Public-policy programming in its entirety, without commentary.
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HistorySocial Studies
9-12
High school students and teachers meet with guests to discuss issues and events of national and international importance.
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CivicsTechnology
9-12
Series examines the people and issues that shape telecommunications policy.
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Series features fast-paced games incorporating history, math, spelling, grammar, vocabulary, culture, and nature.
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English / Language Arts
9-12
Live, viewer call-in interview program with current nonfiction authors. This month’s guest is Senator Tom Coburn.
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HistorySocial Studies
9-12
Roundtable of leading journalists' interviews with figures making the news.
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6-89-12
Series broadcasts from presidential libraries and profiles American presidents with archival footage and expert guests.
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CivicsHistorySocial Studies
9-12
President Obama's comments on issues facing his administration, followed by a response from the Republican Party.
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9-12
Series features timely and topical conversations with authors, national leaders, and other accomplished individuals.
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6-89-12
Series highlights the accomplishments of U.S. military personnel.
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Civics
9-12
Live, unedited, gavel-to-gavel coverage of House floor debates, when the House is in session, hearings, and public-affairs addresses.
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Civics
9-12
Live, unedited, gavel-to-gavel coverage of Senate floor debates, when the Senate is in session, hearings, and public-affairs addresses.
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CivicsEnglish / Language Arts
9-12
Live examination of the issues and events on Capitol Hill, featuring public-policy officials, a point/counterpoint segment, and viewer call-ins. Viewers nationwide are invited to e-mail questions to journal@c-span.org.
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CivicsHistorySocial Studies
6-89-12
CNN Student News is a ten-minute, commercial-free daily news program designed for middle and high school classes. It is produced by the journalists and educators at CNN. This award-winning show and its companion website are available free of charge throughout the school year.
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English / Language Arts
9-12
Series presents stories ranging from science fiction to modern morality tales.
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HistorySocial Studies
6-89-12
Tom Brokaw takes viewers through the extraordinary life and times of America's civil rights visionary.
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Documentary explores the visual interpretation of life from America's former slave culture.
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CivicsHistorySocial Studies
3-56-89-12
Chronicles the former slave turned abolitionist leader's lifelong struggle for justice.
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CivicsHistorySocial Studies
3-56-89-12
The definitive story of President Obama, from his childhood in Honolulu to his history-making presidential win.
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CivicsSocial Studies
6-89-12
Chronicles the life of the first African American to sit on the Supreme Court.
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CivicsHistorySocial Studies
6-89-12
Profiles five famous Black Americans and the ways in which their lives and work impacted our world today.
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The story of five American teenagers and their lives online.
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History
6-89-12
The fascinating and bizarre tale of the plot to steal Lincoln's remains and hold them for ransom.
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CivicsHistorySocial Studies
6-89-12
The story of seven African Americans who deserved the Medal of Honor for their valor during WWII, but who only recently received their medals.
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Personal Development
3-56-89-12
Miley tricks Lilly into going horseback riding and both Lilly and the horse get hurt.
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Personal Development
6-89-12
A popular Chinese American teen is asked to choose between thwarting evil as a reincarnated warrior and running for Homecoming Queen.
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Arts
6-89-12
Video clip from the Ovation program about the heist & recovery of Edvard Munch's "The Scream."
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ArtsCivicsSocial Studies
6-89-12
Web feature from Biography highlights the key events and people of the Harlem Renaissance.
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ArtsEnglish / Language ArtsHistory
6-89-12
Biography of Hurston and related resources.
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ArtsEnglish / Language ArtsHistory
6-89-12
Biography of Hughes includes links to additional resources and is part of a Black History round-up.
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HistorySocial Studies
6-89-12
Full episode of Biography: Frederick Douglass as well as related resources.
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CivicsHistorySocial Studies
3-56-89-12
Biography website includes the full episode that chronicles President Obama's personal and political life.
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HistorySocial Studies
6-89-12
Full streaming episode from Biography chronicles the life of the first black American to sit on the Supreme Court.
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MathScience & HealthTechnology
6-89-12
Quiz tests the user's knowledge of the varied uses of polymers.
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Science & Health
3-56-89-12
Animal Planet website lists endangered species and what you can do to help.
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CivicsSocial Studies
6-89-12
Video clip from Discovery News discusses the need for a census.
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CivicsHistorySocial Studies
3-56-89-12
A companion website to C-SPAN's Peabody Award winning series profiling U.S. presidents.
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President Obama responds to a student's question about cyberbullying.
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MathScience & Health
9-12
Bayes Theorem is used to explain the odds of winning a game show.
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Languages
6-89-12
Website from History International is a companion to a Spanish news show.
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Pre-K
Dig for dinosaur bones with Nick Jr.'s Dino Dan.
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Pre-K
Make a book about yourself for someone special.
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CivicsHistorySocial Studies
3-56-89-12
Featured biography of our 16th president.
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CivicsHistorySocial Studies
3-56-89-12
Presidential round-up from Biography.com includes information on everyone from George Washington to George W. Bush.
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CivicsHistorySocial Studies
3-56-89-12
Featured biography of our 1st president includes streaming video, links to related resources, and interviews with historians.
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CivicsHistorySocial Studies
3-56-89-12
Chronicles the life of Thomas Jefferson.
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CivicsHistorySocial Studies
3-56-89-12
Full episode broken down into clips, links to resources, and more on John Adams.
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CivicsHistorySocial Studies
3-56-89-12
Online round-up of History.com presidential resources.
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ArtsHistorySocial Studies
6-89-12
Companion website to the HBO miniseries.

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