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Last November before President Obama left the White House, he honored 21 individuals with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor —  among them, Maya Lin.

Lin captured the nation’s attention and imagination ever since winning the public design competition for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 1989 when only 21 and an undergraduate at Yale.  (Her design, controversial at the time, was chosen over 1,441 other submissions.)

Tonight, Explore Biodiversity Through Timelines – Grades 6-12, WGBH, in collaboration with Maya Lin Studio’s “What Is Missing?” Project, gives you the chance to join Lin, Continue Reading »

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On Saturday, February 25th, from 10:00am – 3:00pm, WGBY celebrates PBS KIDS programs and characters at Springfield’s Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.  In addition to taking part in many activities, children can meet PBS KIDS characters Curious George, Buddy from Dinosaur Train, Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat and Michelangelo of The Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Children who come dressed in a PBS KIDS-inspired costume or a favorite PBS KIDS character can be entered to win an Continue Reading »

tues-teach-boldy-resize-629x354-380x250_cBack in September we shared information about the Teach Boldly Sweepstakes, a chance to enter daily to win a one-month supply of Starbuck’s coffee for you and your colleagues – OR, the grand prize, Continue Reading »

In its purest sense, Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love, something to be practiced every day in our classrooms and personal lives.

Remember those childhood days (and maybe more recent ones) when we felt our hair was Continue Reading »

0841887016360_p0_v2_s192x300WordGirl teaches how the power of words can help save the world from bullies and other villains.  Alongside this animated superhero, children build their vocabularies and learn to be lovers of language.
In The Rise of Miss Power, WordGirl and her accomplice Captain Huggy Face battle against underhanded foes and bad vocabulary. Continue Reading »

Imagine being able to assist WGBH with a digital media science education project that has the potential to impact millions of students and teachers nationally. You have five days to apply for this teacher advisor opportunity to work with America’s premier producer of science content for public media.

In collaboration with NASA — and possibly you —  WGBH’s The Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms* initiative will Continue Reading »

This excerpt from The African-Americans: Many Rivers to Cross tells the story of Priscilla, a young girl purchased by a rice planter at a South Carolina slave auction. Searching for resources to bring black history alive this February (or any month), I discovered this video clip in 50 Resources for Black History Month, shared by PBS station KQED in San Francisco.  Thank you, KQED!

Among these varied resources for teaching and learning about African Americans  Continue Reading »