We may know the latest gossip about One Direction or how Beyonce’s sister Solange attacked Jay-Z in an elevator, but is our interest in celebrities a bad thing? Within the past few weeks, students analyzed how our fascination with celebrities impacts society in our #DoNowCelebrity post. We asked students, Given the context of income inequality and changing demographics across the country, is the American obsession with celebrities good or bad for our culture? Why?
Arts | February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Genealogy can help your students build an emotional connection not only to their past, but to our nation’s history. Help your students get to know the personal side of history by digging into the roots of their own family tree. Use the PBS LearningMedia resources below to inspire your next lesson plan. Exploring the Past […]
General | February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
The 2014 Winter Olympics kicked off last Thursday and it is sure to be a hot topic for the coming weeks. To commemorate the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, here are PBS LearningMedia resources related to competitive sports and inspirational athletes. Are Olympic Competitors Geniuses? | Video | Arts | 9-12 Everyone is obsessed with the […]
General | January 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
PBS LearningMedia provides several notable collections from award winning documentaries around black history. These collections feature extensive multimedia resources, lesson plans and student guides that extend learning beyond Black History month.
PBS LearningMedia | January 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
By Laura Robeldo Looking for new ways to spark students’ interest in math? Explore Math at the Core: Middle School, a growing collection of interactive math resources in PBS LearningMedia. Aligned with CCSS in mathematics for grades 5-8, these engaging media resources explain a wide range of mathematical concepts, from fractions to geometry, in real […]
PBS LearningMedia | November 8, 2013 | 0 Comments
With this short list of resources compiled from a long list of related video clips, lesson plans and images from PBS LearningMedia explore the experiences of veterans. The Way We Get By: Historical Perspectives: Coming Home From War Grades 6-12 | Multiple Resources | Social Studies/English Language Arts Students conduct an investigation that compares and contrasts […]
PBS LearningMedia | November 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Maker Party, was an initiative hosted by Mozilla, the MacArthur Foundation, and the National Writing Project in which people around the world met up, learned to make things, and shared what they’d made online. This PBS LearningMedia collection is designed to support the Maker Party by providing a one-stop shop of STEM and digital making […]
Events & Conferences | October 18, 2013 | 0 Comments
By Laura Robledo Learning is not an activity that stops on the weekend for teachers. On October 12th, around 2,000 educators from the Bay Area and beyond gathered at Mission High School for the 13th Annual Conference for Teachers for Social Justice: The Politics of Pedagogy. Teachers for Social Justice is a non-profit teacher support […]
Conferences | October 9, 2013 | 0 Comments
Each year hundreds of educators both locally and nationally gather to network, explore empowering learning environments and develop a professional learning community at the Teaching for Social Justice– The Politics of Pedagogy Conference taking place Saturday, October 12th at Mission High School in San Francisco. KQED News Education Editor Mathew Green will be facilitating a […]
PBS LearningMedia | August 27, 2013 | 0 Comments
This month marks the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and will be commemorated by teachers and students across the United States and around the world. Help your students appreciate the significance of this event – and its role in the larger Civil Rights Movement using PBS LearningMedia’s collection […]
PBS LM Social Studies/Lang. Arts | August 7, 2013 | 0 Comments
This summer, PBS LearningMedia turns the spotlight on this spectacular collection of resources supporting literacy skills development in grades PreK-12. Educators are invited to visit the new summer literacy collection with featured resources from Martha Speaks, Poetry Everywhere, Super WHY!, and The Electric Company.