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On Wednesday, October 15, WGBY premieres the new series How We Got To Now with host Steven Johnson.   The programming begins at 9pm with CLEAN — Extraordinary ideas, innovations and unsung heroes who helped make America’s water supply cleaner, followed at 10pm with TIME — profiling the unsung heroes of time who helped advance navigation, technology and travel.  A PBS LearningMedia Collection targets video segments, audio files, lesson plans, and guides with  tools to drive this kind of innovative thinking among middle and high school students. (more…)

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Perhaps its appropriate that during Bully Prevention Month, Malala Yousafzai, who fights against the acts of some of the world’s most frightening bullies, has, at age 17, become the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.  She shares this honor with Kailash Satyarthi of India, who received the prize for his work to end child labor and free children from trafficking.   This video clip from PBS NewsHour captures the spirit, intelligence and vision of Malala.  You’ll find  powerful teaching resources (more…)

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Arthur’s 18th season began airing on WGBY last week.  This long-running PBS KIDS’ show is a strong learning tool for home and classroom settings.  Arthur and his friends will continue to have new adventures that explore childhood challenges with heart and humor while teaching problem-solving and pro-social skills.  The fun continues on the ARTHUR website, where kids, parents, caregivers and teachers can access a variety of educational resources,  (more…)

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As you can see, these interviews, newsreel footage and archival photos from the American Experience: “Freedom Riders” show students how Mahatma Gandhi, the leader in the struggle for an independent India, inspired and influenced those engaged in the struggle to end racial discrimination in the United States.  In addition to other Ghandi resources at PBS LearningMedia, this video clip is accompanied by support materials (from which I just learned that Mahatma means “great soul”) that include (more…)

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During the 27th Hispanic Heritage Awards last night in Washington, DC, honored recipients included celebrities, physicians, scientists, educators, innovators, public officials and community and business leaders. The awards, established by the White House in 1987 to commemorate the creation of Hispanic Heritage Month in the U.S., are considered among the highest honors for Latinos by Latinos and recognize notable Latinos who have had a positive impact on America and the world in various fields. The recipient of the 2014 education award is the Hayden High School Robotics Team (more…)

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This video clip from the 2013 MAKERS series about the first woman to finish the Boston Marathon gives us an idea of what’s in store when WGBY begins airing new one-hour MAKERS documentary specials on September 30 at 9pm.  For six consecutive weeks we’ll see:   Women in Space, Women in Hollywood, Women in Comedy, Women in Business, Women in War, and Women in Politics.

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WGBY airs American Graduate Day 2014 this Saturday, September 27, from 11am-6pm.   The day will be anchored by “Stories of Champions,” a series of 14 one-minute profile pieces that celebrate the work of individuals and groups in local communities and around the country whose daily heroics help youth stay on the path to graduation.  PBS LearningMedia’s American Graduate Day resource collection (more…)

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