Teachers

HEC-TV creates curriculum for new productions to more fully connect the station with K-12 students and schools. Educators know that quality curricula must relate to standards, whether these be Common Core State Standards or Missouri’s Knowledge Standards. Led by scripts and background information, HEC-TV staff educators build a framework around which to wrap curriculum for each show. Each curriculum starts with an overview of the lesson, time allotment, and most importantly, the learning objectives. Needs for each student and class are different, so after the body of the lesson is accomplished, teachers might utilize the various types of suggested learning activities, all which reinforce and assess the lesson.

Program materials, relevant standards, pre and post program activities, related activities, and/or enrichment materials may be found under the Educational Material tab on each program page as well as through a curriculum search below.  Search results from FIND CURRICULUM will be listed from the most to the least currently created program for which educational material is available.

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HEC-TV Live History in the First Person: Being a Change Agent, Morning

What does it mean to be a “change agent?” What skills and talents would serve you well as you seek to make a difference in your community? Learn from students and adults making a …

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HEC-TV Live A Child’s Life on the Frontier

You’re a child living in America’s midwestern frontier in the early 1800s. What would your daily life be like? What would be your responsibilities and enjoyments? Where would you get your food? …

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HEC-TV Live The Science Behind: Living with the River

How does the United States Army Corps of Engineers balance the economic and environmental realities of the Mississippi River? How do they maintain their mission to make the river as navigable as possible for …

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HEC-TV Live History in the First Person: Being a Change Agent

What does it mean to be a “change agent?” What skills and talents would serve you well as you seek to make a difference in your community? Learn from students and adults making a …

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HEC-TV Live History in the First Person: Race and Civil Rights--Where Is Jim Crow Now?

One hundred years ago Jim Crow laws were commonplace. Today America’s laws are different, but headlines still remind us of continuing struggles in the movement for equal legal treatment. View this archived program …

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HEC-TV Live Explore! Trains

America has over 140,000 miles of freight railroad lines and over 21,000 miles of passenger tracks.  Have you ever wondered:  How would auto parts get to the factory without trains?  How would coal get to …

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Maryville Talks Books Ray Bradbury: One on One with Sam Weller

When Chicago-based writer Sam Weller met his literary hero Ray Bradbury in 2000, it was friendship at first sight. As Bradbury's official biographer, he has since published four books connected to the iconic author, who …

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HEC-TV Live Explore! Economics

How do businesses get started? Where do the ideas for new products and services come from and how do entrepreneurs take their idea and make it a business reality? How do those new …

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HEC-TV Live Explore! Fast

A bicycle can pedal 25 miles per hour, cars zoom by at 55 miles per hour, a cheetah can exceed speeds of 75 miles per hour. Ever wonder what makes different things go different …

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HEC-TV Live Explore! Fossils

Learning about fossils begins with discovery and continues with meticulous investigation until the conditions are just right to safely remove the specimen from its natural environment. Then the real exploration begins. . . in …

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HEC-TV Live Orion: The First Step into Deep Space

We joined the Challenger Learning Center St. Louis to be a part of history as Orion, NASA’s new spacecraft designed to take humans into deep space, was scheduled for its first test flight. Experts answered …

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HEC-TV Live The Science Behind Sewer Systems

Thousands and thousands of gallons of water and waste travel through your city’s sewer system every day. Have you ever wondered what it takes to design, engineer and maintain that system? What it takes …

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State of the Arts HEC-TV's State of the Arts at The Wildey Theatre, July 2014

Swing dance, the musical group SHEL, St. Louis Magazine Fashion Editor Helene Sayad and Fête Founder/Creator Sarah Faragalla are just some of the artists featured in this State of the Arts, on location at The …

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HEC-TV Live Explore! The City Underground

For this episode of Explore! we investigate the world of a city underground and ask the big picture question, “How can I better understand the city I live in by looking at how it …

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HEC-TV Live Inside the Artist's Studio: Metalwork

Go inside the artist’s studio and learn from metals artist Hunter Creel, artist-in-residence at Craft Alliance in St. Louis, MO. Follow his process as he creates a new piece during the program and answers …

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HEC-TV Live Inside the Artist's Studio: Ceramics

Learn from ceramics artist Ruth Reese, artist-in-residence at Craft Alliance in St. Louis, MO. Follow her process as she creates a new piece during the program and answers questions about how the design was …

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HEC-TV Live The Science Behind Bowling

Investigate the physics that makes a difference between a strike, a spare, and a gutter ball. Explore the sport and science of bowling through the lens of Newton’s Three Laws of Motion. We …

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HEC-TV Live Explore! The Human Body: Eyes and Ears

For this episode of Explore! we focus on two specific parts of the human body, our eyes and ears, and ask the big picture question, “How can we better understand our senses of sight …

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HEC-TV Live Explore! Life as a Dog

What is it like to live life as a dog? How can we better understand our own senses by comparing them to those of our four legged friends? Investigate these questions and more …

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HEC-TV Live Rendezvous With A Comet

Be part of the mission to rendezvous with Comet Encke. Along the way, use your scientific, problem-solving and decision-making skills to deal with unexpected and highly unpredictable objects in the Solar System that may …

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HEC-TV Live Explore! From Farm to Home

How can I better understand the food I eat? To find out, view this archived program and meet a health coach and a fruit and vegetable farmer, explore a small farm, shop at a …

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HEC-TV Live The Science Behind Weather Forecasting

We’ve probably all watched a TV weatherperson and wondered just what they do to create the forecast. What equipment do they use? What kind of training do they need? How do they determine …

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HEC-TV Live The Science Behind Criminal Investigations - Morning Program

Sure, you may have watched endless episodes of Law and Order, CSI, NCIS, Perry Mason, Murder, She Wrote, and any number of either police procedural or whodunit TV programs, but what’s it really like to …

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HEC-TV Live The Science Behind Criminal Investigations - Afternoon Program

Sure, you may have watched endless episodes of Law and Order, CSI, NCIS, Perry Mason, Murder, She Wrote, and any number of either police procedural or whodunit TV programs, but what’s it really like to …

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HEC-TV Live Inside the Artist's Studio: An Author's Workshop with Ridley Pearson

Give your students the rare and wonderful opportunity to learn from a writer’s workshop with award winning author Ridley Pearson, author of the Kingdom Keepers series, Peter and the Starcatchers, and many other books for …

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The Civil War: St. Louis Jefferson Barracks Missouri Civil War Museum

Jefferson Barracks played a role in the Civil War long before the Civil War began. That's because so many Civil War generals… Union and Confederate… passed through there before they made the very important decision …

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HEC-TV Live Going Green: Back to Nature

Students will learn about the importance of watersheds and what we can do to protect them as they participate in a lab activity to test stream water for macro invertebrates and water quality at the …

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HEC-TV Live Going Green: Back to Nature

Students will learn about the importance of watersheds and what we can do to protect them as they participate in a lab activity to test stream water for macro invertebrates and water quality at the …

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HEC-TV Live An Inside Look at a TV Show: Behind the Scenes of HEC-TV

Want to know what it's like to put on a live TV show? Want a behind the scenes look at the equipment and technology? Want to ask questions of producers, camera people, directors, sound and …

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HEC-TV Live An Inside Look at a TV Show: Behind the Scenes of HEC-TV Live! - Morning Program

Want to know what it's like to put on a live TV show? Want a behind the scenes look at the equipment and technology? Want to ask questions of producers, camera people, directors, sound and …

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HEC-TV Live An Inside Look at a TV Show: Behind the Scenes of HEC-TV Live! - Afternoon Program

Want to know what it's like to put on a live TV show? Want a behind the scenes look at the equipment and technology? Want to ask questions of producers, camera people, directors, sound and …

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HEC-TV Live The Science Behind Earthquakes: New Madrid 200th Anniversary

For the 1 pm program we go behind the scenes at the St. Louis University Earthquake Center to investigate how and why earthquakes occur, how they're measured, and new design procedures being created to address …

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HEC-TV Live The Science Behind Dams

Join us from Melvin Price Lock and Dam at Alton, Illinois to learn how dams operate to help river transportation run, river wildlife thrive, and the river system to be maintained. Find curricular resources by …

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HEC-TV Live Inside the Artist's Studio: Mad About Dancing - Reflections in the Well of Solace

Explores the world of movement with Modern American Dance Company. The original dance, Reflections in the Well of Solace, inspired by loss of lives from the 9-11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center …

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HEC-TV Live Inside the Artist's Studio: MAD About Dancing - Disconnect

Explores the world of movement with Modern American Dance Company and teaches how the original MADCO dance, Disconnect, was created. Recorded live from the Touhill Performing Arts Center, HEC-TV's Tim Gore is joined by …

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State of the Arts American Idol in StL, Frank Lloyd Wright House at Epsworth Park, & Dog Days of Summer at Laumeier Sculpture Park, August 2011

The newest episode of State of the Arts comes to you from Grand Center, St. Louis' arts and entertainment district. Big changes are in the works for this lively district. Watch this episode to …

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Wallace Herndon Smith: Artist Without Boundaries Wallace Herndon Smith: Artist Without Boundaries

A biographical profile celebrating the life and work of a prolific 20th Century American artist. The documentary chronicles Smith's younger years as an actor, playwright, composer and architect, as well as his life long study …

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Josephine Baker More Than A Banana Skirt

Learn about the life, loves and civil rights causes that impacted Josephine Baker's life from surviving family members and others who have been touched by this multi-faceted entertainer. Find related curriculum by clicking the Educational …

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Detox Your Domicile Detox Your Domicile

Host Jean Ponzi investigates how everyday household products can be potentially dangerous to our health and the environment. Learn how to safely use, store and dispose of hazardous household materials in an environmentally friendly …

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Collective Improvisation Collective Improvisation

This documentary takes an intimate look at the impact St. Louis artists have made on the evolution of Jazz.Jazz music initially developed from many streams in the South and on the Eastern Seaboard. These …

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HEC-TV Live Climate Change - Morning Program

Take a tour of the St. Louis Science Center exhibit. Learn about the impact of your carbon print, global warming and the new technologies used now to conserve energy. Find curricular resources by clicking …

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HEC-TV Live Climate Change - Afternoon Program

Climate Change March 16, 2011 1 pm - Take a tour of the St. Louis Science Center exhibit. Learn about the impact of your carbon print, global warming and the new technologies used now to …

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HEC-TV Live Inside the Artist's Studio: COCA Presents - The Little Dancer - Morning Program

COCA Present: The Little Dancer March 15, 2011 10 am - This program focuses on COCA's production of "The Little Dancer" and allows students and viewers to understand the work and choreography behind the performance. …

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HEC-TV Live Inside the Artist's Studio: COCA Presents - The Little Dancer - Afternoon Program

This program focuses on COCA's production of "The Little Dancer" and allows students and viewers to understand the work and choreography behind the performance. This program was partially funded by the Missouri Arts Council. …

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HEC-TV Live Inside the Artist's Studio: Woodworking

Inside the Artist's Studio Woodworking March 8, 2011 10 am - Spend an hour with a talented woodworking artist as he shows us how he creates his artwork. This program was partially funded by …

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HEC-TV Live Inside the Artist's Studio: Metals

Spend an hour with a metals artist as he shows us how he creates his artwork. This program was partially funded by the Missouri Arts Council. Find related curricular materials by clicking on the …

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HEC-TV Live Inside the Artist's Studio: The Disabilities Awareness Project - Morning Program

The Disabilities Awareness Project March 3, 2011 10 am - This show focuses on those living with disabilities and the challenges they face every day. Most members of the Disabilities Awareness project are disabled and …

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HEC-TV Live Inside the Artist's Studio: The Disabilities Awareness Project - Afternoon Program

This show focuses on those living with disabilities and the challenges they face every day. Most members of the Disabilities Awareness project are disabled and will perform skits to help illuminate the stereotypes and how …

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HEC-TV Live Fighting Fires 2010 - Morning Program

Join us from the Eureka Fire Training Center in Pacific, Missouri for this exciting program about how fire fighters train to fight fires. Tour a fire truck. See the latest advances in thermal imaging …

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HEC-TV Live Fighting Fires 2010 - Afternoon Program

Fighting Fires December 14, 2010 2 pm - Join us from the Eureka Fire Training Center in Pacific, Missouri for this exciting program about how fire fighters train to fight fires. Tour a fire …

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HEC-TV Live A Conversation with Lois Lowry, Author of The Giver

Students interact with Lois Lowry, author of the Newberry Medal winning book and other classic young adult fiction. Find curricular resources by clicking the Educational Material tab.

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HEC-TV Live Inside the Artist's Studio: The Giver: Producing the Play

Inside the Artist's Studio The Giver: Producing the Play Jan. 5, 2011 at 1pm Learn everything behind the scenes about the production of the play. Join the actors and producers live on stage as they …

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HEC-TV Live Inside the Artist's Studio: The Giver - Bringing the Characters to Life

Students interact with members of the cast of Metro Theater Company's upcoming stage production of "The Giver." Excerpts from the play will be performed with discussion of the characters. This program was partially funded …

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HEC-TV Live Inside the Artist's Studio: The Giver - Bringing the Characters to Life

Students interact with members of the cast of Metro Theater Company's upcoming stage production of "The Giver." Excerpts from the play will be performed with discussion of the characters. This program was partially funded …

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HEC-TV Live Inside the Artist's Studio: The Giver - Issues and Themes

Join HEC-TV Live and the team behind the production of the adapted play "The Giver." We'll discuss the deep issues and themes of the play and hear from the author who wrote the original novel. …

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HEC-TV Live Inside the Artist's Studio: The Giver - Issues and Themes

HEC-TV Live! and the team behind the production of the adapted play "The Giver," discuss the deep issues and themes of the play and hear from the author who wrote the original novel. This program …

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HEC-TV Live The Science Behind Flight: Soaring the Sky - Morning Program

The Science Behind Flight: Soaring the Sky Sept. 23, 2010, 10 am - Take to the skies to learn about the science behind flight with soaring pilot Mel Burkhart. Explore the concepts of drag, thrust, …

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HEC-TV Live The Science Behind Flight: Soaring the Sky - Afternoon Program

Take to the skies to learn about the science behind flight with soaring pilot Mel Burkhart. Explore the concepts of drag, thrust, gravity and lift and how they allow cross-country soaring and ridge soaring to …

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State of the Arts Woman of Note, Theater of Controversy, Power of Words, and Master of the Fox, October 2009

This edition of State of the Arts comes from the Kranzberg Arts Center in Grand Center. Find curriculum related to Examining Concepts of Beauty and Lifting the Veil by clicking the Educational Material tab.

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State of the Arts Tango in St. Louis, Economy & Local Artists, and more, February 2009

This edition of State of the Arts comes from the City Museum. Find Portraiture Curriculum by clicking the Educational Material tab.

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HEC-TV Live Of Monroeville and Mockingbird: Themes of Social Justice

In “Monroeville, Themes of Social Justice," host Tim Gore conducts a panel discussion from the Webster University set of the Metro Theater production of To Kill A Mockingbird between on-site students and experts and …

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HEC-TV Live Of Monroeville and Mockingbird: Setting and Character

In “Monroeville, Setting and Character,” host Tim Gore visits Monroeville, Alabama, the inspiration for the setting of To Kill A Mockingbird and the childhood home of Harper Lee. Current residents share stories of growing …

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State of the Arts Political Theater, Modern Monk, Recycled Art, October 2008

This edition of State of the Arts comes from The Marianist's Galleries.

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State of the Arts Major Films, Martial Arts Music, and the St Louis Maestro, September 2007

This edition of State of the Arts comes from the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center. Find Photography and Capoeira: Martial Arts Meets Music curricula by clicking the Educational Material tab.

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State of the Arts Javier Mendoza, Ansel Adams, and William Shakespeare, June 2007

This edition of State of the Arts comes from the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center. Find Photography Curriculum by clicking on the Educational Material tab.

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State of the Arts Ridley Pearson, Reality Art, and St. Louis Ballet, March 2007

This edition of State of the Arts comes from the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center. Find Pre-Raphaelite, Photography, and Sculptures Curricula by clicking on the Educational Material tab.

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Date: April 18, 2015 Time: 10:00am