Award-winning comedienne Joan Cusack narrates these engaging and comprehensive science segments from the PBS “Peep” series, aimed at pre-K to 2nd grade students. (more…)
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World Languages and Cultures, at PBS LearningMedia was adapted from ¡Arte y más! and originally produced by Kentucky Educational Television (KET) as a complete curriculum for primary-level Spanish instruction. The first of these video resources introduces primary students to Spanish by immersing them in the language—all instruction is in Spanish—and by engaging them in participatory lessons addressing arts and humanities content. (more…)
You can help students make good choices about healthier lifestyles with a new PBS LearningMedia collection from MOVE IT! and Kids in Motion projects, which show teachers how to incorporate movement in the elementary classroom and offers kids exciting wellness activities from calming yoga poses to step-by-step healthy, low-budget after-school snack creation. (more…)
WGBY airs a perennial favorite, Arthur’s Perfect Christmas, on December 10 from 4:30- 5:30pm and on December 25 from 7:00 – 8:00am. Children and fans of all ages can watch the plans underway for the best holiday season ever as Arthur’s family and friends make preparations for perfect gifts, parties, and traditions for Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. But, as things begin to fall apart, Arthur learns that the joy in Christmas is found in the wonderfully messy, imperfect world he lives in.
In Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas, George and The Man with the Yellow Hat worry about what to give each other for Christmas and in the process they, too, discover the true spirit of the holidays. WGBY will air this heartwarming hour-long special again on Saturday, December 14 at 7:00am, and Wednesday, December 25 at 7:00am and 4:00pm. In addition to the broadcast of the Christmas special, the Curious George website has been transformed into a winter wonderland. Highlights include: Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas preview, Present Time, an online Christmas-themed game, and Christmas coloring sheet in the Printables section.
One-to-one initiatives are touted for their ability to engage students and help them cultivate valuable tech skills they will carry with them to college and the workforce. But teachers and administrators must make sure that technology used in one-to-one initiatives is used properly as a tool to enhance teaching and learning. In the November 5th issue of eSchool news, Laura Devaney, Managing Editor, reports on eight free assessment tools available for measuring your one-to-one programs.
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Produced by WGBH in Boston, Martha Speaks is a fantastic PBS Kids program that takes its name from a beloved dog, Martha, who can talk. Why? Because she eats alphabet soup! And with so many letters in her head, Martha effectively teaches children new vocabulary words, some of which will astonish you.
At the start of the holiday season, children will immediately warm to the family-themed MARTHA’S THANKSGIVING, a special episode where Martha searches for her long-lost canine family as her owner, Helen, has an extended family coming together for Thanksgiving. The program airs on WGBY this Monday, November 25, and again on Thanksgiving Day at 6:30am, a time that usually finds kids ready to start their day!
Parents and teachers don’t have to rise early to discover the great learning resources that accompany Martha Speaks. At the Martha Speaks Parent and Teacher’s website, you’ll find expert research and activities as well as curriculum for Martha Speaks Reading Buddies and Martha Speaks Read Aloud Book Club — all great resources that support students oral vocabulary growth.
Supernatural Elements in Shakespeare
Grades 8-12 | Media Gallery | Literature
What role do ghosts and witches play in Shakespeare’s most notable works? Ask students to support their responses using evidence from these video segments.
DIY: How to Make a Clown Face
Grades 5-8 | Video | Theater & Performance
Theater teachers: Show students how to create their own Halloween costume (or stage persona) using a little makeup! Use this one-on-one session with a professional clown to enhance your tutorial.
Haunted House: The Tuhhhh
Grades 1-3 | Video | Reading
Mummy and Werewolf are having a hard time reading a message left by their friend, Bat. Invite young learners to play along as they practice the letter sound “t.”
Halloween Spooky Science Special
Grades PreK-1 | Media Gallery | Science
Teach learners about spiders, bats, cats, and skeletons while celebrating the tradition of dressing in costume for Halloween.
The following resources can help engage students over this Halloween season of ghouls, ghosts and all things slimy. For our youngest trick or treaters, you can also visit PBS Kids to find videos and activities from favorite characters such as Curious George, Clifford, and Arthur who will be among those celebrating this creepy, fun time!
Halloween Spooky Science Special (Grades PreK-1): Investigate spooky animals, conduct a slimy science experiment, and listen to a song about Halloween parades!
Worm Slime! (Grades 1-3) :Learn all about the characteristics of worms and what makes up their slimy structure! Students learn that worms have tiny hairs, a head with no eyes or ears, are covered in slime, and can have over 100 segments!
PBS NewsHour Presents: The Zombie Autopsies (Grades 8-12): Inspired by Dr. Steven C. Scholzman’s “The Zombie Autopsies,” this series of lessons uses the undead to teach the living about the brain.
This DVD is timely, with vacation on everyone’s mind at this time of year! Get pre-schoolers and kindergarteners in the right frame of mind to make productive use of their summertime. And we know that even older children love watching and meeting Curious George.
In this DVD George’s 8 fun-filled shows — each with a companion episode starring real kids — teach valuable lessons in science, math, and engineering that kids will want to watch over and over again. Borrow Curious George Takes a Vacation (I.D. 2108) for a month by clicking here