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Kids love treasure hunts and a fun, yet surprisingly practical summer project allows them to design and build a magnetic-field detector and use it to find hidden magnets with students. (more…)

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Did you know that the The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup is the world’s most widely watched sporting event? Now through 7/13 — or anytime — you can share these NEW PBS LearningMedia resources from PBS NewsHour to immerse your local educators and students grades 7-12 in the education opportunity of the 2014 finals tournament, putting it in context to history and current events.  (more…)

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June is a milestone month for people of many different backgrounds, and PBS LearningMedia has resources to help educators and students navigate topics of culture and diversity.  From Black Music Month to LGBT Pride Month to interracial marriage (1st legalized in June), here are educational resources to support them: (more…)

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June 12 is Anne Frank’s Birthday. A blended lesson from WGBH in Boston examines what Anne Frank’s writing reveals about her character and how it changed while she was in hiding. (more…)

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John F. Kennedy made an indelible mark on the American presidency. Here is an in-depth look at him as a person and as a president, and how America’s course was altered by his assassination. This album contains a two-part documentary on the Kennedy family and a short film about Lee Harvey Oswald. Also contained in the album is a booklet and a packet of memorabilia, (more…)

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A force in my own life, Maya Angelou reminded us, as Michelle Obama said in her recent eulogy, “that we must each find our own voice, decide our own value, and then announce it to the world with all the pride and joy that is our birthright as members of the human race.” (more…)

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2014 Digital InnovatorMark Vasicek, a local teacher, has been named one of this year’s national PBS Digital Innovators.  He left engineering to care for a child who was seriously ill and today teaches at West Springfield High School, where he can feel the impact he’s making in others’ lives. (more…)

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