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California Redlining Maps: Blueprints of Modern Neighborhood Segregation [Interactives]

News & Civics | July 16, 2015

California Redlining Maps: Blueprints of Modern Neighborhood Segregation [Interactives]

A Supreme Court decision last month made clear that housing discrimination continues to be a serious civil rights issue.

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How Would You Design a Bicycle?

6 -12 Science | July 15, 2015 | 3 Comments

How Would You Design a Bicycle?

Learning to ride a bicycle is a strong memory from many of our childhoods. How did you learn how to ride a bicycle? What would you change about how today’s bicycles are designed?

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Creativity at The Core Conference

Arts | July 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Creativity at The Core Conference

The deadline to sign up for the “Creativity at the Core” conference in Los Angeles is approaching on August 1. Sign up for this three-day institute focusing on integrating the arts into Common Core instruction.

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Broadcast Your Appreciation for KQED Education!

General | July 13, 2015 | 1 Comment

Broadcast Your Appreciation for KQED Education!

Want to hear your voice on KQED? Record a short message sharing your name, the subject you teach and how KQED Education and PBS LearningMedia resources like Art School, The Lowdown, Do Now, QUEST and/or our Digital Tools collection have impacted your teaching and learning. Your voice could be featured on air during KQED pledge! Check out the messages below from local […]

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Summer Learning Series: Your Invitation to Get Moving!

PBS LearningMedia | July 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Summer Learning Series: Your Invitation to Get Moving!

From exploring elements of dance to creating beats, this installment in our summer learning series invites learners to MOVE this summer– whether they’re dancing, twisting, stomping or running!

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Can Artist Manifestos Create Social Change?

Arts | July 8, 2015 | 8 Comments

Can Artist Manifestos Create Social Change?

Artists have a history of publishing manifestos. A manifesto is a written public statement declaring the intentions, motives, or views of an individual or group. Manifestos are noted for their powerful and bold language. Create a short manifesto that expresses your own point of view about the role of art or artists in political and social change.

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Burned Out: Why Western Wildfires Have Gotten Bigger, Fiercer and More Common [Illustrated Explainer]

News & Civics | July 3, 2015

Burned Out: Why Western Wildfires Have Gotten Bigger, Fiercer and More Common [Illustrated Explainer]

Welcome back to fire season. Oh how we missed ye! The National Interagency Fire Center is once again predicting above normal wildfire activity this season across large swaths of California and Arizona. Risk is also high throughout Washington, Oregon and the northern half of Idaho.

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What’s Your Favorite Dance Move?

Arts | July 1, 2015 | 19 Comments

What’s Your Favorite Dance Move?

You’ve undoubtedly noticed viral videos flying around the Internet featuring dance sensations, trends, and memes like the Harlem shake phenomenon and riffs off of Gangnam Style. Dance crazes have a long history of sweeping the nation, and platforms like YouTube and Facebook foster a worldwide dancing dialogue. Dance crazes are a significant part of American culture and span history, including wildly varying moves, ranging from the 1920’s Charleston to contemporary twerking. What’s your signature dance move?

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Summer Learning Series: Bay Area Graffiti

PBS LearningMedia | July 1, 2015 | 1 Comment

Summer Learning Series: Bay Area Graffiti

Summer is a great opportunity to take a closer look at the art around us. With this summer series, entice students to engage with a variety of popular videos from KQED and PBS LearningMedia.  These graffiti and street art videos highlight pioneers of Bay Area graffiti, the most popular places to paint, and different styles […]

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Aquifers and the Depth of California’s Groundwater Crisis [Interactive Explainer]

News & Civics | July 1, 2015

Aquifers and the Depth of California’s Groundwater Crisis [Interactive Explainer]

Large stretches of California’s Central Valley are sinking fast, and it’s no mystery what the culprit is: groundwater pumping. Groundwater accounts for about 60 percent of the state’s water supply in dry years, with most of that used by agriculture, according to the state Department of Water Resources.

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