Social Studies

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Blossom and Snappy Go to the Post Office | Count On It!

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Blossom and Snappy help Digit mail a surprise package to Robbie. They visit the post office and postal processing plant to see how it all works.

Blossom and Snappy Redecorate, Pt. 1 | Count On It!

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Blossom and Snappy start to make a container garden in a cardboard box. The dirt seeps through onto Robbie's carpet so they go to the carpet factory to figure out the most cost-effective way to fix it. They also go to a home improvement store to buy the necessary supplies to make a real container garden.

Episode 205 - Blossom and Snappy Go to the Bank, Part I | Count On It!

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Blossom and Snappy learn about money and banking. The puppets want to buy something for Robbie for her birthday, so they decide to do some chores to earn money. Once they've earned some money, they go to the bank to open up bank accounts. 

Episode 206 - Blossom and Snappy Go to the Bank, Part II | Count On It!

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Blossom and Snappy continue to try to earn money for a present for Robbie's birthday by having a bake sale. They go back to the bank and learn about checking accounts and loans.

Peg+Cat | Eid-Al-Adha Adventure

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Join Peg+Cat as they learn about the Muslim holiday Eid-Al-Adha from their friends Yasmina and Amir. In addition to exploring how Muslim's celebrate the holiday, students also explore the mathematical concepts of less than (<) and more than (>), fractions, and how to create equal amounts.

A companion book is available for purchase on the Candlewick Press website here.

For more resources like this, see the collection Promoting Understanding: Islam.

Episode 208 - Blossom and Snappy Go Shopping | Count On It!

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Blossom and Snappy plan a party for Robbie's birthday, which includes budgeting for party favors and a present, and counting items.

Prankster Holiday | The Electric Company

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Learn about the vocabulary words hour, minute, year, inflate, and launch with The Electric Company in a holiday adventure. Other than Marcus, The Electric Company has left town for the 4th of July. Manny and Danny could not be happier - with everyone gone, they can pull the ultimate prank. They plan to launch a giant wordball balloon that reads, "The Electric Company doesn't like you." Marcus enlists his friend Emily and Paul the Gorilla to help him stop the pranksters and save The Electric Company's reputation.

Blossom and Snappy Seek Fame and Fortune | Count On It!

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Blossom and Snappy start a band named The Rulers and want to play at Robbie's school party. In order to find out how being in a band works, they visit a performance site to find out about rental fees, a promoter's office, and Ticketmaster.

Pourquoi Stories | Jakers!

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This video segment from Jakers features a storyteller who tells a Pourquoi story about a spider. Pourquoi is the French word for "why". Pourquoi stories try to explain in an entertaining way why something happens or why things are the way they are, especially in nature. This lively story is about Anansi the Spider, a popular character in African folklore. We hear an imaginary tale that tries to explain why the lowest part of a spider's body is so big. Could it really be because of the plan the greedy spider Anansi came up with to eat two feasts in one day?

Nature Cat | The Groundhog Way

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It’s Groundhog Day! Today the Groundhog should tell our pals if Spring will come early or if Winter will stay around longer.

Where's Plum From?

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Meet Plum, a friendly purple alien—and video game designer—from the barren planet Blorb, in this video from PLUM LANDING. She's visiting Planet Earth to collect data for a new game for her fellow Blorbians. Plum can’t leave her spaceship, so she befriends a group of kids on Earth and sends them on missions to trek across deserts, plunge over waterfalls, climb mountains, and journey through the jungle, in order to learn all about life on Earth.

Expedition 8 Crew Talks to Students in Japan

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Life aboard the International Space Station is very different from life on Earth. For example, astronauts experience a whole new perspective because they see Earth and space from above the atmosphere. In this video segment adapted from NASA, watch and listen as Expedition 8 crew members Mike Foale (Commander and NASA Science Officer) and Alexander Kaleri (Flight Engineer) are interviewed by Japanese students.

This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

Puppy Walker

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In this segment from Zoom into Action, Brett trains puppies to be seeing-eye dogs. He volunteers as a puppy walker for the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind. He is working with a puppy named Arty for one year. His job is to socialize Arty and teach him to follow commands. At the end of the year, Brett has to bring Arty back for more training so he will be ready to work with a person who has a visual imparity. Brett knows his work is for a very good cause. When it’s time to give up the puppy, he isn’t too disappointed.

Nature Cat | Hooray It's Arbor Day

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While celebrating Arbor Day and their love for trees over in the forest, a heavy wind blows Squeeks’ favorite climbing tree halfway over. It’s up to Nature Cat and his pals to try and save the tree for Squeeks, for all the critters that live in the tree, and for Arbor Day!

Harvesting Herring Eggs | EARTH A New Wild

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Using a method that goes back generations, fishermen in Alaska use an entirely natural method to harvest eggs from spawning herring. Use this resource to teach about sustainable farming and customs indigenous to Alaska and Canada.

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