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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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indexAs we posted last month, the new PBS LearningMedia Math is AweSum! Collection was launched on Pi Day, providing robust math resources for teachers.   In addition (pun intended:) hundreds of math resources from the widely popular Khan Academy are now available in PBS LearningMedia are now available as well.  (more…)

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imagesJoin WGBY each Wednesday night at 9p — starting on April 9 –  for THINK WEDNESDAY, a dynamic line-up of programs exploring the thrilling world of nature, technology, and science.  This special night of science explores the animal mind, bionic pets, DNA, and human evolution.  PBS LearningMedia is extending THINK WEDNESDAY into the classroom by offering a new resource collection for PreK-12 science teachers packed with videos, infographics, lesson plans, and interactive games.  Watch a preview. (more…)

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indexWhat makes us uniquely human? In the three-part series The Human Spark, originally broadcast on PBS in January 2010, Alan Alda visits with dozens of scientists on three continents and participates directly in many experiments – including the detailed examination of his own brain. Through PBS LearningMedia’s The Human Spark collection of lesson plans and video resources for grades 5-12, students join Alda in searching for the answers to many of our most age-old questions.  (more…)

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Math_land_5-288x162National Math Month in April is coming up quickly. Why not try out a math MCU?  The current collection of MCUs contains over 20 in math, spanning the PK-4 through high school.  Ratios, Rates, and Percents, a 6th grade MCU, was given a rating of Exemplar by Achieve, an independent organization dedicated to education reform. Other examples of MCUs — all of which include a curriculum embedded performance assessment, lesson plans, and digital resources — include Math Grade 1 Power of Ten and Math HS Modeling Exponential and Logarithmic Functions.

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WGBY provides you with financial advice from America’s most recognized expert in personal finance with the new PBS special, Suze Orman’s Financial Solutions for You, which will air on Saturday, March 22, at 5p and 11p and Sunday, March 23, at 9p.  Equally important, PBS Learning Media provides a wealth of resources on finance, including 10 lesson plans. (more…)

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indexMath is about much more than crunching numbers. It’s about the AWESOME acts of building modern cities, designing virtual realities, composing music, and exploring space.  On this Pi Day, we’re celebrating PBS LearningMedia’s new collection of math resources, robust collections that provide some of the most in-demand content of today’s digital learning community. (more…)

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imagesIn this lesson for grades 4-7 from Cyberchase – the program that shows kids that math is everywhere and everyone can be good at it! — students are introduced to concepts of fairness in games based on the probability, or odds, of winning and losing a game of chance.  It includes media resources, assessment materials, and Common Core State Standards. (more…)

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imagesMany students and teachers return to classes next week — the last week of February, which is Black History Week.   Black history is a vital subject that can extend to various content within the school curriculum.  For example, the lesson plan Understanding Duke Ellington from WNET for grades 1-4 offers a chance to explore subjects like culture, music, people and their relationships.  (more…)

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