World Language Resources
Elementary Classroom Resources Brought To You By KET
Culture and Language Exposure Resources
Exploraciones. Exploraciones is a collection of resources for teaching Spanish in the elementary grades. The collection includes the ¡Arte y más! video series, which is designed to take students with no prior experience in Spanish from the novice-low to novice-mid level as defined by the Kentucky World Language Proficiency Standards. The collection also includes themed units featuring a variety of video segments, animations, lesson plans, activity ideas, and other materials for teaching students at the novice-mid to novice-high level.
PBS LearningMedia. KET.
PBS. Video, Games, Printable Activities.
Also from Oh, Noah! How Do You Say? Interactive. This interactive game offers students an opportunity to learn Spanish expressions used commonly in conversation.
Juegos en Espanol | Sid the Science Kid: Games
PBS Kids Play: Little Pim
PBS Kids Play.
*Also search the iTunes Store for 'Little Pim' to access video, songs, apps, and more. Also available on Amazon Prime.
Postcards from Buster
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage
Scholastic. Activities and Teacher's Guide.
Flamenco Dance Studio Field Trip
PBS LearningMedia. Video, support materials, lesson plans.
PBS LearningMedia. 40 titles.
Maya and Miguel
PBS. Videos, Games, Printable Activities.
*Paco's Passport Game - Discover the world of Hispanic Heritage by helping Paco earn stamps in his passport.
Kids in Motion
Kids in Motion. These video segments range in length from five to fifteen minutes demonstrating simple yet meaningful movement activities that are easily replicable in the classroom, after school or home setting. This collection includes over 50 videos and lessons covering a wide variety of curriculum including, Math, English Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Physical Education, The Arts and World Languages. These videos and lessons are geared towards grades Kindergarten through 5th. Video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.
¡Arte y Más!
¡Arte y Más! includes 60 10-minute instructional programs, divided into two levels. Level 1 (Programs 101-126) uses introductory-level language and focuses on movement concepts. Level 2 (Programs 127-160) deals with visual arts, music, and drama. All of the programs contain direct instruction in arts content and are designed to actively engage students—and their teachers!
KET On Demand. 60 titles.
KET On Demand. 36 titles.
Chinese Folktale: The Little Rabbits
KET. 14 titles.
Nature For Kids: Beginning Spanish
Beauty of Jasmine
Global Learning and Diplomacy
Native American Heritage
Mission US: A Cheyenne Odessey
Irasshai. Irasshai teaches Japanese language and culture skills. The 138 Irasshai video lessons get up close and intimate with viewer learners. Dr. Tim Cook, an Emmy award-winning instructor, takes students on a personal journey to where Japanese is spoken. Sometimes it’s predictable – inside a Japanese home or a Tokyo office building. Sometimes it’s less so – a sushi bar in Atlanta, a fishing hole in the Appalachians.
Books and Audio
Unite for Literacy
Unite for Literacy. Culturally Relevant Books. 25+ Languages. We craft our books to help children learn to love reading while developing important pre-reading skills. The book narrations, in English and other languages, offer additional support. There are helpful suggestions for families at the end of each book. Our 150+ books have already been read more than 1,000,000 times!
Unite for Literacy.
International Children's Digital Library
PBS LearningMedia. 4619 titles. 20 languages.
The Spanish Media Collection
KET On Demand. 31 titles.
Reading Rockets Book List: Latino and Spanish Language Favorites
Spanish Audio Books
Discovery Education. 15 titles.
Spanish (Bilingual) Songs
Discovery Education. 123 titles.
Content Integration Resources and Tools
Discovery Interactive Atlas
Discovery Education. Interactive.
World Languages Elementary STEM Curriculum Modules from Maryland DOE
Maryland Deptartment of Education. Lessons, worksheets, etc.
Google Translate Chrome Extension