Western lawmakers are weighing proposals to potentially eliminate gun-free zones in places such as public schools. This would allow guns in schools, in hopes of avoiding mass shootings that often happen. Lawmakers who support this proposal are using the Second Amendment of the Constitution, which gives citizens the right to bear arms, in their favor. […]
Arts in the Community | June 13, 2014 | 3 Comments
Read about some amazing resource tips from Amy Ridlehuber Kingsley who was recently awarded the 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator Award. Amy has come up with 4 ways to boost your EdTech IQ this Summer.
General | June 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Learning can happen all year! PBS LearningMedia has thousands of games that allow students to explore a wide range of interests during summer months. From constructing arches to composing music, check out a selection of games that gets students diving deeper in a variety of subjects. Create a free PBS LearningMedia account for full access […]
General | June 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
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 […]
General | May 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
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 […]
News & Civics | May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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 […]
News & Civics | April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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.
General | March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
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 […]
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 […]
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.