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Summer Explorer Series: Sizzlin’ Summer of Reading (Part  II)

General | June 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Summer Explorer Series: Sizzlin’ Summer of Reading (Part II)

Here is part two of the PBS Sizzlin’ Summer of Reading series, featuring content focused on reading, writing and notable authors. Encourage students to explore all summer long with these sizzlin’ resources from PBS LearningMedia, the go-to destination for year-round learning. Julia Alvarez | Video | 4-13+ Julia Alvarez, author of “How the Garcia Girls […]

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Summer Explorer Series: Sizzlin’ Summer of Reading

General | May 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Summer Explorer Series: Sizzlin’ Summer of Reading

PBS LearningMedia showcases a wide range of literacy resources. This selected list of content focuses on reading, writing, and notable authors. Find more resources for sizzlin’ summer reading by signing up for a free account at PBS LearningMedia. Rosemary Wells | Videos and Booklist | Grades 2-7 Rosemary Wells is the author and illustrator of […]

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20 Memorial Day Resources Honoring Veterans Past & Present

General | May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

20 Memorial Day Resources Honoring Veterans Past & Present

These resources highlight Memorial Day and the upcoming 70th anniversary of D-Day (6/6) by celebrating the stories of Veterans from across the country; resource list includes rich local content from PBS stations around the country. WWII Prairie Memories | Video | Grades 3-12 Sailor John Beston, army nurse Marcy Korda, RCAF pilot Leonard Jorgenson, navy […]

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“Four score and seven years ago…”: Lincoln and Gettysburg Resources

PBS LearningMedia | April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Four score and seven years ago…”: Lincoln and Gettysburg Resources

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, have your class join a national effort to encourage everyone in America to video record themselves reading or reciting the famous speech. Then, on April 15th, tune in for the premiere of The Address on PBS, a 90-minute feature length documentary by Ken Burns that tells the story of the Greenwood School, a tiny school in Putney, Vermont, where the students are encouraged to practice, memorize, and recite the Gettysburg Address each year.

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Resources to Tell the Story of DNA

General | March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Resources to Tell the Story of DNA

What makes us uniquely human? In the three-part series The Human Spark, originally broadcast on PBS in January 2010, Alan Alda takes this question personally, visiting with dozens of scientists on three continents and participating directly in many experiments – including the detailed examination of his own brain. Along the way, he learns why some […]

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20 Resources for Getting to the Roots of Family Trees

Arts | February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

20 Resources for Getting to the Roots of Family Trees

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 […]

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Olympic Games & Extreme Athletes in PBS LearningMedia

General | February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Olympic Games & Extreme Athletes in PBS LearningMedia

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 […]

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Black History Month: Dig Deeper with Seven PBS LearningMedia Collections

General | January 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Black History Month: Dig Deeper with Seven PBS LearningMedia Collections

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.

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Math at the Core: Middle School Collection in PBS LearningMedia

PBS LearningMedia | January 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Math at the Core: Middle School Collection in PBS LearningMedia

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 […]

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PBS LearningMedia Quick Picks for Veteran’s Day

PBS LearningMedia | November 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

PBS LearningMedia Quick Picks for Veteran’s Day

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 […]

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