Protect, Serve and Support
Sesame Street for Military Families: Transitions
Transitioning out of the military can be challenging on
families and children. Our friends at Sesame Street launched a
website to help families cope with transitioning into civilian life. Resources include an activity book, videos and an e-newsletter filled with fun activities and tips to help families
Extend the learning experience! MPT Salutes Vietnam Veterans Traveling Exhibit features
current-day and wartime images of 16 men and women along with their
recollections of events from the war.
Get involved and give back! Activities include a colorful and fun way for kids to thank veterans and a place for visitors to craft messages to
veterans or share their own stories.
Geography Awareness Week (November 13-19)
Theme: Explore the Power of Parks
10 Parks That Changed
Take a trek through 10 city parks that had an impact on the
U.S. Stir your senses in places ranging from tiny public squares and cemeteries,
to a freeway in Seattle. You will see some sensational parks built in unusual
places that serve multiple purposes.
This Is America
Explore historically-rich video stories of our national parks
and get to know extraordinary people who devote their lives to preserve and
protect these special places for everyone. Support materials include lesson
plans, educator resources, day trip activities, and discussion guides.
Settlements and Civilizations
Succeeding in the New
World: Colonial America
Challenge your classroom to build a successful colonial settlement that
survives in the face of multiple challenges. Designed to boost core STEM
knowledge, students use an interactive tool to create and test their colonial
settlement and record information in an engineering portfolio as they complete
Ancient River Valley
Get your students thinking like archaeologists as they uncover fascinating
clues about the way past civilizations lived. In MPT’s literacy-building activity,
students explore images of artifacts and analyze primary and secondary sources
in order to write an informative article.
MPT Programs and Highlights
NOVA: Treasures of the Earth: Wednesday, November 9 at 9:00 p.m. See preview.
American Veterans: A Musical Tribute: Thursday, November 10 at 9:00 p.m. Learn more.
Hamilton's America (video): Behind-the-scenes look at epic Broadway hit. Watch now.