Engage students with XAVIER RIDDLE AND THE SECRET MUSEUM, a new PBS KIDS series premiering this month. 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.
To support students’ social-emotional, literacy, and social studies skills, you’ll find resources that includevideo clips, printable activities, teaching tips, and historical figure biosketches at PBS LearningMedia.
After the series debut, XAVIER RIDDLE AND THE SECRET MUSEUM games will also be available at pbskids.org/xavier and on the free PBS KIDS Games App, along with clips and full episodes streaming across PBS KIDS’ video platforms, including the free PBS KIDS Video App.
Parent resources, including tips and hands-on activities to extend the learning at home, will be available on the PBS KIDS for Parents.
You can 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.