Posts Tagged ‘history’
Posted in PBS Resources, Programming Highlights, Teaching Tools, Uncategorized, tagged civil rights, classroom, Classroom tips for memorizing, education, Gettysburg Address, grades 5-8, grades 9-12, history, learning, literacy, pbs, video, WGBY on February 12, 2014 |
THE ADDRESS, Ken Burns’ 90-minute documentary, airing on WGBY April 15, 2014, tells the inspiring story of the Greenwood School in Putney Vermont, where students are encouraged each year to practice, memorize, and recite the Gettysburg Address. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s oration and remind us of its principles, WGBY challenges everyone in our region — especially students — to join others across our country who are video recording themselves as they read or recite these enduring words.
Proponents of blended learning are like the early settlers forging west — the path is full of unexpected obstacles. So states a report by staff writers in the January 27th issue of eSchool News. As school leaders consider adopting blended learning to provide more opportunities for their students, the article highlights five key considerations gleaned from the thousands of schools engaged in this approach. (more…)
Posted in PBS Resources, Teaching Tools, tagged grades 6-8, grades 9-12, history, literacy, National Standards for History, pbs learningmedia, shakespeare, Video Lending Library, Wuthering Heights on January 28, 2014 |
Sir Derek Jacobi leads an impressive cast featuring actress Vanessa Redgrave and actor Mark Rylance on a quest to uncover the truth behind the world’s most elusive author, William Shakespeare, and discovers a forgotten nobleman whose story could solve the mystery and rewrite history. The video is titled Last Will & Testament. Borrow this fascinating DVD for a month by clicking here. You’ll also find scores of teaching and learning resources on the bard at PBS LearningMedia.