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“To me Beauty appears when one feels deeply, and Art is an act of total attention.”  Dorothea Lange’s words at the end of this trailer can also relate to the art of teaching and learning.  So that whether this documentary is directly used to enhance your curriculum or to inspire your teaching, it will be worth watching when WGBY airs  American Masters: Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning  on August 29 at 9p. (more…)

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PBS NewsHour Extra helps teachers and students identify the who, what, when, where and why-it-matters of major national and international news stories. In partnership with PBS LearningMedia, this stellar news program brings the Daily News Story into the classroom.  Taking the best of the PBS NewsHour news program, the Daily News Story pairs it with discussion questions, lesson plans and stories developed specifically for students.  With top news stories of the day, lesson plans and resources help achieve Common Core State Standards goals and cover core academic subject areas ranging from civics and government to world affairs and education.

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What does innovation look like, and how can one generate innovative ideas and strategies – right in the classroom? This collection, produced by NOVA Education, helps educators and learners explore the process by which innovators seek to make the world a better place through the invention of practical solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems. (more…)

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We recently shared that PBS LearningMedia™ has gotten an update.  The website has debuted an all-new look and feel for your access to more than 87,000 free digital learning resources to inspire your classes. In addition, the entire site has been optimized for mobile devices and tablets, with more new features coming.  Educators will soon have the ability to (more…)

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PBS LearningMedia is getting an update.  Educators will continue to have access to the same amazing FREE digital media content, but this week, the website will debut an all-new look and feel — just in time for the new school year!  (more…)

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This activity for grades 7-12 can prove a fine transition into the new school year given the many troubled places around our world that cause the United Nations to be on the nightly (and daily) news. The lesson provides students with (more…)

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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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