Teachers are among those most moved and affected by the violence and suffering at Newtown one year ago. To honor the anniversary of the Newtown tragedy — December 14 — at 6pm, WGBY airs a tearful yet joyful concert, filled with love and a powerful sense of the Newtown community’s commitment to fulfilling the Sandy Hook Promise — to be remembered not as the place where tragedy occurred but as the place where transformational change began. In addition to this moving anniversary tribute, you can find resources for grades 9-12 to teach and learn about Newtown and its aftermath. (more…)
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A new study has found that the acquisition of essential early math skills — counting, recognizing numerals, recognizing shapes, and patterning — increased significantly among four- and five-year-old children from economically disadvantaged communities who participated in a 10-week PBS KIDS Transmedia Math Supplement initiative.
Materials featured videos and interactive content from several PBS KIDS programs such as Sid the Science Kid, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, Curious George, and Dinosaur Train, as well as non-digital activities including books and foam shapes. (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.
Posted in Lesson Plans, PBS Resources, Teaching Tools, tagged civil rights, classroom, education, grades 6-8, grades 9-12, history, learning, lesson plan, pbs learningmedia, teaching, video on December 6, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
It is with sadness that we learn of Nelson Mandela’s passing. To have lived in the time of this great leader is a privilege, and to teach about his life and legacy can inspire students with his sacrifices, vision and achievements.
As the world responds to Nelson Mandela’s passing, FRONTLINE is making The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela — its definitive two-hour documentary film on the remarkable leader — available to watch online for the very first time at PBS Video. The film tells the intimate and surprising story of a Mandela few people knew: a bomb-throwing revolutionary who became a skilled politician in prison, and a passionate man who sacrificed the love of his life for a country that needed him more. At Frontline’s website, you can download the Viewers’ and Teachers’ Guide that accompanies the film.
Also, a lesson plan for grades 6-12, Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela: The Battle to End Apartheid is available at PBS LearningMedia. It includes video clips from the POV film that features the lives of 12 black South African exiles who left their home in 1960 to pursue educational opportunities, tell the world about the brutality of the apartheid system and raise support for the fledgling African National Congress (ANC) and its leader Nelson Mandela.
PBS Kids Design Squad, with its call for students to “Dream it. Build it. Use it.” is challenging students to become a Design Squad Top Builder by designing a structure out of newspaper and masking tape! Students can build any kind of structure they want: a chair, a sculpture, even a building. But whatever they build, it must be structurally sound — that means it’s strong and won’t fall down easily. Watch the video.
Students can enter Design Squad’s Top Builder: Newspaper Power Challenge by logging into Design Squad’s website and submitting a photo of their newspaper structure — one submission per user — using the form at the bottom of this link on or before November 6, 2013. (Please don’t include students or teachers in photos — newspaper structures only. ) Design Squad will highlight their favorite newspaper structure and then students can vote for the best. The builder with the most votes will earn a special sticker s/he can use on the Design Squad website.
This fall, PBS LearningMedia encourages you to Get Your Tech On! (i.e., build your digital classroom) with resources on flipped learning, social media integration and new content collections. You can also join a webinar, download “How To” guides, and enter to win tablets for every teacher in your school and more.
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Big Kid Caillou – Caillou learns a lesson about the importance of not hiding who you really are; Caillou’s Glasses — Caillou learns the importance of good vision after playing with a pair of pretend glasses; Caillou’s Dance Party — Caillou learns there’s more than one way to do things; Helping Mrs. Howard — Caillou learns that friendship is often the best form of help; Caillou’s Fun Run — Caillou learns that winning isn’t everything in a race; The New Girl — Caillou welcomes a new girl at preschool after remembering what it was like to be “the new kid.”
Borrow “Big Kid Caillou” for a month by clicking here.
Posted in Lesson Plans, PBS Resources, Programming Highlights, Teaching Tools, Uncategorized, tagged American Masters, grades 3-5, grades 6-8, grades 9-12, history, learning, lesson plan, media, pbs learningmedia, video on September 6, 2013 |
While women have come a long way in the United States, they still have a long way to go as do others who can be subjected to violence and injustice. Woman are the focus of several upcoming programs on WGBY. Saturday, September 7 at 7pm, Mary Wilson of the Supremes celebrates the greatest girl groups and solo singers of the 1960s with archival performances. (Watch a Preview.) Monday, September 9, 8pm, viewers can follow the journey of 19thcentury iconic Polish actress Helena Modjeska as she leaves war-torn Poland to become an icon on the American stage through her many commitments. Tuesday, September 10, 8pm, American Masters presents tennis star Billie Jean King, who tells her story in the series’ first profile of a sports figure. (Watch Trailer and check out American Masters site for educators.)
When you go to PBS LearningMedia and search “women,” you’ll many rich, engaging resources aligned to the Common Core such as the following:Single Women Homesteaders (Grades 3-7) This video reveals that despite perceived differences between men and women, women claimed their free land under the 1862 Homestead Act and homesteaded in North Dakota for many of the same reasons that men d. Connections between Texts: Maya Lin and Jane Jacobs (Grades 6-8) In this lesson plan students write and perform a Readers’ Theater script in which two characters, Maya Lin and Jane Jacobs, talk to each other about their ideas about architecture and life. Empowerment (Grades 9-12): This video from Women, War & Peace demonstrates the power of women and suggests that presence of women at peace talks is essential.