Short clips such as this one about Thanksgiving can be an engaging way to begin or punctuate a class discussion or activity. Familiar traditions such as Halloween, Thanksgiving and Valentines Day can have fascinating and sometimes surprising origins. To learn the history and significance behind these U.S. holidays and more, a new collection (more…)
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Stories can be the best way to learn and share. If you’re a Massachusetts’ educator using PBS LearningMedia™ resources with students, WGBH in Boston wants to hear your stories. You don’t need to send in a video, just a paragraph or two with details about which resources you use, how you use them, and the impact they have on student learning — all of which will help WGBH to shape future resources.
Tonight at 10:00 WGBY airs Independent Lens: Happiness, which looks at how television may affect Peyangki, a Bhutanese child, when his remote village is connected to electricity. How will the images coming from access to 46 television stations for 13 hours every day shape him? A PBS NewsHour classroom resource looks at how poetry (more…)
This video of Michelle Obama that we shared here almost a year ago continues to be relevant, especially during Geography Awareness Week beginning November 17. Throughout the week PBS LearningMedia will showcase a series of resources focused around global literacy and diplomacy, including several whole collections. (more…)
You can again view the recently aired Ice Warriors: USA Sled Hockey this Saturday, November 15, at 7:30pm on WGBY’s World channel or at various other times that you’ll find on our website. In addition to the stories of inspiring athletes that you’ll see, you can find classroom resources (more…)
Libraries are usually among the first to feel budget tightening by school administrators who often aren’t aware of the role libraries play in today’s educational landscape. If school librarians want to make a case for funding, they must demonstrate how they help students learn and prove that they build collaborative instructional partnerships with classroom teachers. In the October 23 issue of eSchoolNews, Managing Editor Laura Devaney, offers four ways that (more…)