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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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Maker Collection in PBS LearningMedia

PBS LearningMedia | November 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Maker Collection in PBS LearningMedia

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 […]

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Engaging Educators at Teachers 4 Social Justice Conference

Events & Conferences | October 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Engaging Educators at Teachers 4 Social Justice Conference

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 […]

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KQED at Teachers 4 Social Justice Conference

Conferences | October 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

KQED at Teachers 4 Social Justice Conference

   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 […]

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50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom Resources

PBS LearningMedia | August 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom Resources

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 […]

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