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bln12_vid_oilcrisis_thumb_1.jpg.resize.710x399Students have the chance to play the role of an historian for a day with this self-paced, interactive lesson.  Students examine primary source media—specifically, news footage carried on Boston television channels over the last five decades. Like historians who analyze documents, photographs, and other primary sources to learn more about the people, issues, and events of the past, students watch news footage on subjects including the 1979 oil crisis, the 1974 Boston school desegregation controversy, and affirmative action.  (more…)

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Airing Monday, April 13, 10pm on WGBY, Independent Lens: The Homestretch by Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly follows three smart and ambitious Chicago teens who brave frigid winters, high school pressures and homelessness to stay in school, graduate and build a future.  A discussion guide designed to facilitate dialogue and deepen understanding of the complex issues in this film (more…)

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Have you ever wished that students were eating healthier lunches?  Now you can display or distribute a flyer to inform them about how they can participate in the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge.  Kids ages 8-12 can create and submit a healthy recipe and possibly win a trip to the 2015 Kids’ “State Dinner” at the White House!

WGBH is teaming up with First Lady Michelle Obama, the U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to host this fourth annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge for kids to join a parent or guardian in creating an original recipe that could be served at The White House this summer. You’ll find the flyer along with related resources (more…)

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This week’s collections at PBS LearningMedia will help teachers to engage students in a range of math concepts and illustrate the link between math and sport.   (more…)

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This video clip is one of the related teaching materials you’ll find at PBS LearningMedia’s “best-in-STEM,” this week’s content theme that includes career profiles and compelling resources about plants, animals and climate. Here are (more…)

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Learning about the arts is also learning about the art of living, which includes being more vulnerable and brave when making mistakes or facing rejection.  You can find meaningful ways to weave art, music, theater and their valuable lessons into your teaching with cross-curricular resources (more…)

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“As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.”  Nelson Mandela

 

To understand the importance of forgiveness, middle school students do an exercise that helps the development of core values in this video from The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values.  In addition to this video with teaching tips and related resources, PBS LearningMedia offers a comprehensive, standards-aligned lesson that begins with (more…)

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