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This recollection from one of our most beloved singer/storytellers is among many riveting moments from American Experience’s Freedom Summer, airing on WGBY on June 24 at 9p.  The film documents 10 memorable weeks in 1964 when more than 700 student volunteers from around the country joined organizers and local African Americans in an historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.  For educator resources (more…)

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Whether The Great Gatsby or economics are part of your curriculum, students can benefit from this video and the lesson from which it’s taken.  The lesson introduces a new economic theory to students through the classic novel and its latest film version.  Additionally, it provides a simulation where resources are not equally distributed and students have an authentic opportunity to experience inequality. (more…)

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We are happy to unveil new PBS LearningMedia content from D-Day 360, a documentary premiering TONIGHT, 5/27 on PBS that commemorates the 70th Anniversary of D-Day (6/6/2014). PBS LearningMedia not only has the full program available, but it is also broken down by chapters and video clips for easy use in the classroom. (more…)

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SudansSecretSide2Teachers and students can use a free online video editor and professional footage from a public television series to edit and publish their own 1-3 minute docs about North Africa.  Lessons materials allow students to learn about current, global issues and create products in an innovative, hands-on multimedia learning environment, with each of six topics aligning to Common Core Standards. (more…)

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This week PBS LearningMedia supports Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month by highlighting the artists, craftsmen and other creative thinkers whose lives have been shaped by their cultural heritage. Featured resources align with social studies and language arts curriculum and encourage students to explore their own cultural identity. (more…)

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Produced by New York’s WNET in partnership with NPR, African American World is a site to explore African American history, art & culture, race & society, and more. It offers a wealth of classroom resources, including PBS lesson plans, as well as links to PBS Kids African American World. (more…)

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While we value and support teachers every day of the year, during Teacher Appreciation Week we extend a special “thank you” to all teachers who work every day to educate and enrich students’ lives and futures.  We hope you appreciate yourselves every day, but this week you might want to treat yourself to that mocha latte or to take more time for exercising or curling up with a favorite book, preferably both!  (more…)

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