Archive for the ‘Lesson Plans’ Category

A recent article entitled Before, During and After: Strategies From Our News Q’s Feature for Reading Nonfiction in The Learning Network:  Teaching and Learning with The New York Times suggests how to engage and empower students in their reading.  Some of these strategies may already be in your tool box, but others (more…)

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This week WGBY airs the 10th season of Cyberchase, an Emmy-winning animated math series with 3 kids and their “cybird,” who use math skills to save Cyberspace from an evil hacker.  This season encourages kids to be active, eat well, reduce waste and grow gardens.

These healthy activities are accompanied by great parent/teacher resources, including 5 new lesson plans. (more…)

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Content such as this from the PBS program Navy SEALs – Their Untold Story, which aired on November 11, 2014, is now available in the Experiencing War, World War II, Vietnam War, and Iraq & Afghanistan sub-collections of PBS LearningMedia.  The entire collection of videos, images, and lesson plans brings military veterans’ compelling stories from the battlefront into American history and world history classrooms.

These resources allow students to explore similarities and differences in veterans’ memories of World War II and Vietnam to uncover how wars shaped American culture.   Your class can learn about everything from (more…)

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Sometimes we can perceive change as unfair and unmanageable.  But in teaching, as in life, change is inevitable and even necessary for growth in teachers and students.  This video, from a recent eSchoolNews article entitled “6 tips for innovative teaching,” shares the experience of educator Ann McMullan, who knows that embracing change in the digital age can lead to innovative teaching and learning that also improves high-stakes testing results.

PBS LearningMedia is a powerful resource to help transform teaching and learning (more…)

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In the past you may have heard derogatory jokes about basket weaving, implying that it’s boring or simple minded.  This KQED video reveals the Native American spirit that inspires art from tradition and individuality, however.

You can find resources about Julia Parker in a Native American Heritage Collection and hundreds more resources (more…)

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To help you and students succeed in the digital age of learning, PBS LearningMedia has compiled favorite technology-themed resources to enhance lesson plans and spark classroom discussion. Topics include: 21st century learning, careers in technology, adaptive technologies, and using video games to enhance learning.

The more you explore the Get Your Tech On collection for tech-themed lesson plans, games, videos and PD webinars, the more chances you have to win  (more…)

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This Thomas & Friends video clip sets the tone for a little one’s tall tale to tell at any time.  But since Halloween can be especially scary for some children, it’s important that they have help from adults to learn ways to overcome their fears.

PBS LearningMedia has some terrific (not terrifying) resources (more…)

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