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This week, the Summer Explorer Series focuses on the content theme Globetrotting with PBS LearningMedia, allowing educators to offer students a window to the world.  For example, traveling to Egypt and seeing the Great Pyramid – one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World – would be an  adventure for most everyone.  With this interactive lesson plan, students learn about the thinking of historians and their perspective on why the pyramids were built. (more…)

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This week PBS LearningMedia spotlights the summer critters, garden bugs, worms, and flying creatures that make the summer such a great season for learning.  As part of the “Summer Explorer Series, ” these resources for grades preK-12 engage students in creative thinking, experimentation, and collaboration. (more…)

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Children can be fascinated by dinosaurs, even carrying small replicas with them as companions.  PreK-2 students will have fun discovering which dinosaurs were herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores and examining the sizes and skeleton shape of various dinosaurs with an interactive Dinosaur Train Field Guide that can be integrated into your curriculum. (more…)

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June 12 is Anne Frank’s Birthday. A blended lesson from WGBH in Boston examines what Anne Frank’s writing reveals about her character and how it changed while she was in hiding. (more…)

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Whether The Great Gatsby or economics are part of your curriculum, students can benefit from this video and the lesson from which it’s taken.  The lesson introduces a new economic theory to students through the classic novel and its latest film version.  Additionally, it provides a simulation where resources are not equally distributed and students have an authentic opportunity to experience inequality. (more…)

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Teachers can have a strong impact on students’ happiness in their classrooms, and much can have to do with how happy teachers themselves are.  Tonight, Wednesday, June 4, at 9:30 pm, WGBY airs Happy, a compelling global journey in search of what makes people happy. (more…)

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Produced by New York’s WNET in partnership with NPR, African American World is a site to explore African American history, art & culture, race & society, and more. It offers a wealth of classroom resources, including PBS lesson plans, as well as links to PBS Kids African American World. (more…)

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Innovation101For Digital Innovator’s Day this past February, we posted links to a range of  resources to help you nurture creativity and innovation in the classroom. Now, here are 5 top innovation resources for grades 3-12, 6-12, and more, including an intriguing one for grades 9-12 about addressing the doctor shortage. (more…)

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indexProject C:  Lessons from the American Civil Rights Movement is a three-year series of free electronic field trips taking place throughout the civil rights fiftieth anniversary years of 2013-2015.  Project C, which also provides a Teacher Resource Guide, focuses on the role of citizenship in a democracy through the study of historical events and the past to teach the importance of civic engagement in a humane, civil and just society.  Archived electronic field trips with classroom resources are also available. (more…)

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On Monday we shared THINK WEDNESDAY’S on WGBY.  This Wednesday, April 9, Your Inner Fish explores how the genetic legacy of a fish can be seen in our own DNA. This cutting-edge scientific adventure reveals the startling truth that hidden within the human body is a story of life on Earth and the legacy of animals that lived hundreds of millions of years ago.  To bring these discoveries alive in the classroom, PBS LearningMedia provides a lesson guide for grades 6-12 on Your Inner Fish, which includes National Standards. (more…)

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