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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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A new study by the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that reading daily to young children, starting in infancy, can help with language acquisition and literacy skills. But, the report says, many children are missing out.  Last night, PBS NewsHour ran a segment that looked at the study and the benefits of reading aloud to young children.  (more…)

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This recollection from one of our most beloved singer/storytellers is among many riveting moments from American Experience’s Freedom Summer, airing on WGBY on June 24 at 9p.  The film documents 10 memorable weeks in 1964 when more than 700 student volunteers from around the country joined organizers and local African Americans in an historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.  For educator resources (more…)

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WGBH’s MARTHA SPEAKS has been celebrating summer learning with a week of fun and vocabulary in three all-new episodes and a new, meaty online game, MARTHA’s STEAKS.  During the special themed week, “MARTHA SPEAKeth Weeketh,” fans can watch their favorite canine linguist “speaketh” in questions, in Polish, and even in Elizabethan English! (more…)

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Teachers can have a strong impact on students’ happiness in their classrooms, and much can have to do with how happy teachers themselves are.  Tonight, Wednesday, June 4, at 9:30 pm, WGBY airs Happy, a compelling global journey in search of what makes people happy. (more…)

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We are happy to unveil new PBS LearningMedia content from D-Day 360, a documentary premiering TONIGHT, 5/27 on PBS that commemorates the 70th Anniversary of D-Day (6/6/2014). PBS LearningMedia not only has the full program available, but it is also broken down by chapters and video clips for easy use in the classroom. (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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pPBS3-16931518dtOn April 15 at 9pm, WGBY airs “The Address,” a 90-minute feature length documentary by Ken Burns that tells the story of a tiny school in Putney, Vermont, where each year students are encouraged to memorize, practice and recite the Gettysburg Address.  WGBY is also hosting an advanced screening of the film in our area this Sunday, April 6.   And, from WGBY’s Lending Library, you can borrow Gettysburg and the Civil War (I.D. 2407), a package containing a documentary film plus photos, documents, maps and other memorabilia relating to that epic event.   (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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Tonight at 8:oo WGBY debuts The Story of the Jews.  The story follows noted historian, author and critic Simon Schama as he explores the Jewish experience from ancient times to the present day in this epic five-part series.  PBS LearningMedia is proud to unveil its collection of classroom-ready videos and articles from the series, now live on the service.

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