Digital Media Library
Results Per Page
Many children have questions and can feel uneasy when emergencies occur in their communities. The Meet the Helpers toolkit is designed to introduce “helpers” and explain the role they play in emergency situations. Included in the toolkit are videos and hands-on activities that provide educators and families with developmentally appropriate resources for young children.
For more information on this WUCF initiative, visit meetthehelpers.org.
Engage students with Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum, a PBS KIDS series based on the Ordinary People Change the World books by Brad Meltzer and Christopher Eliopoulos. The show follows the adventures of Xavier Riddle, his sister Yadina, and their friend Brad as they travel back in time to meet real life historical figures when they were kids.
Use these video clips, teaching tips, and historical figure biosketches to support students’ social-emotional, literacy, and social studies skills.
Learn more about the series and find full episodes, digital games, and home activities at the Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum website.
IMPORTANT NOTE: As a supplemental resource, this collection is not designed to facilitate dialogue on the merits or virtue of all of a historical figure’s actions and behaviors. The focus is on specific positive behaviors the person demonstrated, rather than all aspects of who they were/are.
Decisions about how and when to engage students in these important conversations is at the discretion of teachers, families, and school administrators at the local level. Select the biosketches that fit best with your classroom curricula and learning objectives.