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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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Oh Noah!, teaches Spanish to children ages six to eight using animated videos and games that help build vocabulary. Teachers can find National Standards and learning objectives on PBS Learning Media and short videos to watch in the classroom. (more…)

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On Wednesday, July 23, 8pm on WGBY you can delve into the incredible story of Chantek, the orangutan raised as a human child on an American university campus during the 70s and 80s. (more…)

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Kids love treasure hunts and a fun, yet surprisingly practical summer project allows them to design and build a magnetic-field detector and use it to find hidden magnets with students. (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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We know that many educators and students are busy extending learning through the summer and are committed to supporting year-round learning. The new Camp PBS LearningMedia collection of resources is ideally suited for parents, camp counselors and other summer educators looking for fun, educational activities to include in their daily schedule. (more…)

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PBS TeacherLine’s facilitated and self-paced professional development courses online in science, reading, STEM, social studies, math, and instructional strategies/technology start July 9. Explore the summer lineup of professional development courses (more…)

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The classroom can be a good place to become more aware of the explicit and implicit messages we send about who or what is beautiful.  As we prepare to celebrate the independence of our nation and its people, you might find it liberating to watch this interview of Meryl Streep about her experience with beauty:

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Well, the cyber gremlins are at it again. We’ve been having problems with the library website and have temporarily shut it down until we can remedy the situation.  We’ll post a notice as soon as we’re back up and running. Meanwhile, (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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