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?
PBS LM Social Studies/Lang. Arts | July 17, 2013 | 1 Comment
Make learning a multisensory experience for your students by integrating newsreel footage, speeches, audio files, and archival images into your lessons! PBS LearningMedia makes the search for quality content easy and stress-free with a collection of over 30,000 resources spanning the PreK-12 spectrum. For instant-access to the PBS LearningMedia library, simply create a user account […]
PBS LearningMedia | May 29, 2013 | 0 Comments
Introduce your students to the authors, musicians, entrepreneurs, and everyday people living in America who trace their roots to Asia and the Pacific islands. Use this special collection of digital resources to learn about their cultural heritage and to bring their unique stories into your classroom. Log in to view the full collection, or create an account. It’s free.
PBS LearningMedia | May 22, 2013 | 2 Comments
PBS LearningMedia, a free destination for instant access to tens of thousands of classroom-ready, digital public media resources including videos, games, audio clips, photos, and lesson plans, provides core subject area resources. Included in this resource library are resources that address media literacy skills underlying the basic tenants of Common Core State Standards. The introduction […]
PBS LearningMedia | May 20, 2013 | 0 Comments
This spring, PBS LearningMedia spotlights the U.S. Constitution! Enhance your next lesson with PBS LearningMedia’s brand new collection of FREE, curriculum-targeted resources from the series, Constitution USA (Grades 9-12). Use these resources to instigate classroom discussion around key concepts like Federalism, equality, and separation of powers – and to help your students to better-understand the […]
PBS LearningMedia | May 15, 2013 | 0 Comments
Use these resources about gun violence in your high school government and English language arts classrooms to support the use of informational text and argumentative writing as defined in the Common Core State Standards, and the study of the Bill of Rights and the division of power between the federal governments and individual states.
PBS LearningMedia | March 8, 2013 | 0 Comments
The 52nd annual California Council for the Social Studies (CCSS) conference begins today. According to the website this non profit organization promotes and supports social studies education through service, advocacy and leadership development. The conference theme this year “Social Studies on the March” focuses on civil rights education. See a list of great resources below that […]
PBS LearningMedia | February 7, 2013 | 0 Comments
Celebrate Black History Month in your classroom by highlighting the African American artists, educators, icons, and influential leaders that have impacted our nation’s history and culture. Use PBS LearningMedia to enhance your lessons with interviews, historic images and videos – and remember to register online for full access to the library. Duke Grades 1-4 | […]
PBS LearningMedia | January 23, 2013 | 0 Comments
Every new or reelected US president since George Washington has delivered an official address on the day of his inauguration. Current custom dictates that the President deliver his speech after first taking the oath of office, which is administered by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. The speech serves as the President’s grand vision for his […]
PBS LearningMedia | December 5, 2012 | 0 Comments
PBS LearningMedia has a wealth of free media resources for engaging students. Here are 3 resources for teaching about critical moments in United States history. The president we now refer to as “The Great Emancipator” was not always so steadfast in his opposition to the institution of slavery. His views on the issue evolved dramatically […]
PBS LearningMedia | September 17, 2012 | 0 Comments
Here are 7 great resources to engage students in Election 2012, including mutimedia election content produced by the PBS Newshour team. Get right to the heart of complex issues with a rage of great interactive maps, video clips and lesssons found in PBS LearningMedia. 2012 Political Map Center This interactive map from PBS NewsHour features […]