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Tonight at 10:00 WGBY airs Independent Lens Happiness, which looks at how television may affect Peyangki, a Bhutanese child, when his remote village is connected to electricity.  How will the images coming from access to 46 television stations for 13 hours every day shape him?  A PBS NewsHour classroom resource looks at how poetry (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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As reported under Teacher Resources in a recent issue of eSchool News, being able to write clearly is an essential skill for students, something that is unlikely to surprise our readers.  With these simple online writing tools and apps, students are said to be able to practice writing informally in settings that will be less daunting.  (more…)

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PBS LearningMedia offers resources to strengthen the literacy skills of students from kindergarten through high school.  A nationally popular vocabulary/reading program from the beloved PBS KIDS program Martha Speaks, sport-themed words from The Electric Company, and videos/images for The Catcher in the Rye are all designed to engage students and enhance curricula. (more…)

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imagesMany students and teachers return to classes next week — the last week of February, which is Black History Week.   Black history is a vital subject that can extend to various content within the school curriculum.  For example, the lesson plan Understanding Duke Ellington from WNET for grades 1-4 offers a chance to explore subjects like culture, music, people and their relationships.  (more…)

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pPBS3-14644308regSince February is Black History Month, we hope to post resources for you throughout the month.  Here’s one about a  very motivated person hoping to put an end to the month-long celebration through his documentary film, More Than a Month(more…)

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indexWalking in someone else’s shoes can be one of the best ways to understand another human being.  In the  lesson plan It Takes Courage to Be Weak, students begin by analyzing quotations about activism and social change and rewriting them in their own words. (more…)

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