6th – 8th Grade

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Visual Thinking Strategies

Guide learners through research-based strategies for active processing as they view, read, or experience something new.

The Group Chat

Middle and high school students share their thoughts on current events and issues that affect students everywhere.

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InPACT at Home

home-based physical activity program that enables K-12 students to engage in physical activity and education.

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Great Lakes Now

Providing coverage of issues around protecting, cherishing, and enjoying the Great Lakes.

Future of Me

Explore STEM careers by meeting women who work in those fields.

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Extra Credit

Creative writing, math, fitness, art, career exploration, and more for 6th-8th graders.

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DIY Science Time

Mr. C and the science crew investigate the world through experiments and demonstrations.

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Curious Crew

Dr. Rob Stephenson and inquisitive kids take a hands-on approach to scientific exploration.

Curious About Careers

Curious kids explore careers with professionals working in a wide variety of STEM-related fields.

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  • Mental Health
    Lesson 202

    Mental Health

    ArtEnglishMathScience4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

    Get a songwriting lesson from an award-winning singer, learn strategies to deal with our emotions, and more. Content partners include The Diatribe, WETA, Insid…

  • Writing
    Lesson 203


    ArtEnglishMathScience4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

    Jabberwalk with a famous poet, learn about storytelling, and meet some cool writers. Content partners include Career Girls, StoryCorps, Inside Out Literary Art…

  • Native American Heritage
    Lesson 204

    Native American Heritage

    ArtEnglishMathScience4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

    Honor the history, heritage, and cultural contributions of Indigenous peoples. Content partners includeWCMU Public Media, Rhode Island PBS, WMHT, Detroit Insti…

  • Computer Science
    Lesson 205

    Computer Science

    ArtComputer ScienceEnglishMathScience4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

    Take a closer look at coding - and get some advice about how to get started. Content partners include Code.org, WKAR, Career Girls, Detroit Public Television, …

  • Literature
    Lesson 206


    ArtEnglishMathScience4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

    Visit the hometown of one of the greatest American writers of all time, an olympic gold medalist shares how a book taught her to never give up, and much more.

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Lesson 301

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    ArtEnglishHealth & FitnessMath4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

    Honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Content partners include U.S. National Park Service, Meet The Helpers, WUCF, American Black Journal, Detroit PBS…

  • Creative Expression
    Lesson 302

    Creative Expression

    ArtEnglishHealth & FitnessMath4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

    Learn how to create your own spiral snake, see what it’s like to study with Broadway professionals, and more! Featuring Detroit School of the Arts student host…

  • Black History
    Lesson 303

    Black History

    ArtEnglishHealth & FitnessMath4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

    Explore the history, heritage, and culture of African-Americans. Content partners include One Detroit, Detroit Institute of Arts, National Aeronautics and Spac…