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With most application deadlines in December or January, many students will be thinking about college applications and their futures during winter break.  In addition to tools to help high school students prepare, there are K-12 resources to expose students to fascinating careers such as an abundant collection from NOVA scienceNow, an Emmy-nominated web video series.  (more…)

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PBS News Story at PBS LearningMedia brings the in-depth reporting of PBS NewHour to students with support materials for teachers.  Featured now is a look back at how gun laws have changed since the Sandy Hook shooting from PBS NewsHour’s December 14, 2014 broadcast.  In additional to educational materials, you’ll find National and Common Core Standards (more…)

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In this early trailer of Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas — airing Wednesday, December 17, 8am & 3pm on WGBY — you can begin to catch the spirit of this beloved monkey and the Man with the Yellow Hat as their gift-giving predicaments are beautifully resolved to reveal the true spirit of the holidays.  On PBS LearningMedia you can learn Curious George’s dramatic origins and how he might never have given the joy he continues to bring children had his creators suffered the plight of millions during the holocaust.
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In the new landmark six-part series, “Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler,” broadcast Tuesdays beginning on WGBY tonight at 8pm and 9pm, viewers take six historic pilgrimages for an in-depth look at some of the world’s major religions. To help teachers bring concepts in comparative religion and geography to life, the new Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler PBS LearningMedia collection (more…)

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The author of 100 Best Books for Children and 500 Great Books for Teens, Anita Silvey has devoted 35 years to promoting books that inspire children to become enthusiastic, lifelong readers. At PBS LearningMedia you can hear more from her about hooking young readers with narrative nonfiction as well as from Marilyn Singer, who has written all kinds of great books for children and young adults.  In addition to their accompanying book lists, the New York Times’ “Notable Children’s Books for 2014″
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When a twelve-year-old Palestinian boy is killed in the West Bank city of Jenin by Israeli soldiers who mistake his toy gun for the real thing, it might have been just one more human tragedy that devastated a family and community.  Instead, “The Gift of Life” offers a powerful lesson.

In a recent PBS holiday survey, millennial parents showed fatigue by a myriad of “hot gift” lists, preferring fewer gifts and more family time together.  PBS LearningMedia offers a range of resources from the story of this Palestinian family (more…)

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imagesThis Monday, December 15, 2014 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST, you can join a free PBS LearningMedia 101 training focused on how PBS LearningMedia can inspire, engage and personalize learning experiences for students.  Should this also be your first webinar, it will be a chance to discover how easy it is  (more…)

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