Thinkport Newsletter -Thanksgiving Edition 2018

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November 20, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Activities and Resources

Great Thanksgiving Listen

The Great Thanksgiving Listen

Create lasting memories this holiday with a rewarding education project that encourages high school students to create an oral history of the contemporary United States by recording an interview with an elder family member or friend over Thanksgiving weekend. 


Succeeding in the New World-Colonial America

Explore choices colonists made that led to success or failure and apply that knowledge to design a colony using an online simulator. In MPT's online STEM interactive, students conduct interactive activities and use the engineering design process to solve problems and challenges.


Pumpkin Exploration

Bring some holiday spirit to your math classroom or at home with this fun measurement activity. Students combine mathematical procedures and scientific observation to learn more about pumpkins as they question, predict, measure and estimate the number of seeds in a set of pumpkins.

Kids, Family and Early Childhood Education

Compassion Gratitude

Compassion and Gratitude

As Thanksgiving approaches, carve out some time before the big meal to teach your children about caring, sharing and gratitude. Help them learn what Thanksgiving is really about.

Pirate Picnic

Operation Pirate Picnic

When children learn to share with each other it can be a tremendously rewarding experience. In MPT's afterschool learning adventure, children explore early math concepts such as fair sharing and problem solving with PBS KIDS characters Peg + Cat. The multimedia journey is designed for children ages 4-5 and includes exciting games, hands-on activities and engaging videos. 

PBS and MPT Programs


Let's Go Luna

Premieres Wednesday, November 21
9:00 am

Follow the adventures of Leo, a wombat from Australia; Carmen, a butterfly from Mexico; and Andy, a frog from the U.S. as they traverse the globe with their parents. The series, designed for kids ages 4-7, encourages children to explore and appreciate cultures worldwide and build global citizenship and social skills.

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Native Waters: A Chitimacha Recollection


Friday, November 23
10:30 pm MPT2/Create

Join MPT for a journey into sacred places of the Atchafalaya Basin with author Roger Stouff, the son of the last chief of the Chitimacha Indians and keeper of his family's tradition. Stouff shares native stories, beliefs and perspectives about the Chitimacha, the 1,000-member tribe and heirs to an unbroken 8,000-year past.

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