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April 2012 Highlights

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Autism Awareness
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Cancer Control Month
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Holocaust Remembrance Month
April 6-14, 2012
Jewish Passover. See The Gefilte Fish Chronicles as 86 year old twin sisters tell how their family creates the traditional Seder meal recounting the exodus of Jewish slaves from Egypt, and the value of family history.Watch on UEN-TV April 7 at 8 pm.
April 8, 2012
Easter Sunday observes the resurrection of Jesus. During this Christian holy day, American families customarily exchange candy filled baskets and colored eggs. This year, The President and his family host the 134th traditional Easter Egg Roll at the Whitehouse. Download coloring pages and word games with the White House Easter Activity Book for free.
April 12, 2012
Free "Teaching the Movement" webinar for Social Studies, Language Arts and Photography Teachers. Learn more and register.
April 17, 2012
2012 Great Utah ShakeOut is occurring statewide on April 17th at 10:15 a.m. Here's a very informative video to set the stage and review preparadness strategies. Find education resources here.
April 22, 2012
Earth Day is held annually during spring and is intended to inspire awareness of and appreciation for the Earth's environment. Check out these educational resources collected by UEN.
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UEN Staff Picks

Videos by Students
Watch This! Highlights student projects from Salt Lake City-based SpyHop Productions. Explore what teens have to say about the issues of the day. Watch This! airs April 21 at 8 pm on UEN-TV.

Professional Learning

Register for Summer Workshops
Beginning April 16 teachers currently in Utah schools will have early registration access to our summer workshops. Visit Professional Development to view the schedule and register for classes offered June-August.
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eMedia Features

  • Poetry Everywhere Series
  • Beowulf and the Roots of Anglo-Saxon Poetry
  • ED Connection. Episode 114 - Reading: Poetry.
  • TV411. Episode28. Def Jam Poetry
  • Utah Conversations With Ted Capener. Katherine Coles.
  • Sharon Bryan Recites a Poem About the Cemetery in Eureka, Utah
  • Reading Rainbow: My America
  • EarthSky Podcasts: Kathleen Tierney on Importance of Earthquake Vigilance
  • Volcanoes and Earthquakes: Seismic waves
  • Natural Disaster or Natural Phenomena?. Earthquakes.
  • NASA. SCI Files. The Case of the Shaky Quake.


Easter, Spring, Eggs, Bunnies
  • Reading Rainbow: Rechenka's Eggs
  • Reading Rainbow: Chickens Aren't the Only Ones
  • Reading Rainbow: Saturday Sancocho
  • Frontline. The Jesus Factor.
  • Frontline. From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians-Part 01
  • Frontline. From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians-Part 02
  • Frontline. From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians-Part 03
  • Frontline. From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians-Part 04
  • SuperWhy!: Peter Rabbit
  • Reading Rainbow: The Bionic Bunny Show
  • Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners.
  • Reading Rainbow: The Furry News
  • Knuffle Bunny.
  • Knuffle Bunny Too
  • Reading to Your Bunny.
  • Between the Lions: Episode 810: I Don't Want a Birthday Party and Knuffle Bunny
  • The Number Crew. Spring Cleaning.
  • The Number Crew. Spring Cleaning - Spanish.
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UEN-TV 9.1

Bill Nye Afterschool
Bill Nye the Science Guy afterschool Mon-Fri at 3 pm starting April 2.
New Cheese Science
Watch for a whole new batch of the popular series Cheese Slices followed by UEN-produced Cheese Cubed shorts highlighting local food scientists. The new programs air Monday nights at 8:00 pm. We think it's as Gouda as TV Gets. Explore science careers, learn how to set up a local Cheese Club at your school, play cheese games, and other tasty stuff.

New Series
Democracy Now! Is an international, independent, daily news hour featuring a rich array of diverse voices with in-depth information and substantive debate on the issues of the day. Watch weekdays at 7 am beginning April 9.


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MHz Worldview 9.2

Time for a 2012 Australian Football League season! Buckle up for a crazy, exciting, and highly addictive sport Aussie's like to call "Footy." Watch on MHz Worldview, UEN's digital channel 9.2 every Monday night at 10 pm beginning April 2 with Hawthorn v. Collingwood.


Harper Lee Biography
Explore the phenomenon behind To Kill A Mockingbird and the mysterious life of its author with American Masters Harper Lee: Hey Boo on Monday April 2 at 9 pm
David Pogue on NOVA
Enter the world of extreme chemistry on a quest with New York Times Tech Writer and former speaker at UCET, David Pogue. Watch NOVA: Hunting the Elements Wednesday April 4 at 8 pm
Being Elmo
Learn how ELMO puppeteer Kevin Clash followed his dream to be part of Jim Henson's team - and best friend to preschoolers worldwide. April 5 at 7 pm and again April 9th at 8 pm
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