Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for the ‘Programming Highlights’ Category

In less than one week, WGBY will broadcast the live three-day premiere of Big Blue Live.  From Monday – Wednesday, August 31 – September 2, at 8pm,  scientists, animal behaviorists and other experts explore the once endangered, now thriving ecosystem of Monterey Bay, California, where nature’s charismatic marine creatures gather to feed on abundant food.

PBS LearningMedia is extending the learning from program to classrooms with its new Marine Science resource collection.   (more…)

Read Full Post »

Students today cannot know what it was like to live under the early threats of nuclear war, but some may recall the radioactive decay in Okuma, Fukushima, Japan when a March 11, 2011 tsunami caused a catastrophic accident at the Fukushima nuclear reactor.  PBS LearningMedia has educational resources from two powerful premieres that aired this week: The Bomb and Uranium: Twisting the Dragon’s Tail. (more…)

Read Full Post »

You and students can get to know Australia’s stunning Great Barrier Reef with resources from the PBS program Life on the Reef that premiered June 22nd.  Among the resources just added to PBS LearningMedia, a favorite clip  (more…)

Read Full Post »

This video clip from the PBS Emmy Nominated Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies by Ken Burns, which aired last March, is among 30 PBS programs that recently received Primetime Emmy Award nominations.  Classroom content from many of these nominated shows can be found at (more…)

Read Full Post »

Educators, parents, and others regularly express concern about the well being of young people and their futures as access to technology and the internet grows greater, sometimes with each passing day.  On Monday, July 13, at 10pm WGBY will air Point of View’s (POV’s) Web Junkie, a documentary that follows the treatment of Chinese teenagers — obsessive gamers who prefer the virtual to the real world.  PBS LearningMedia also offers many resources (more…)

Read Full Post »

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of two men responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing that killed three people, was formally sentenced to death on June 24. In the courtroom, he apologized to the victims’ families and said he was sorry for all the suffering he caused.  While this important subject and its related issues can be complex to address with students, at PBS NewsHour EXTRA —  News for Students and Teacher Resources 7–12 Grade Level — you can find discussion questions (more…)

Read Full Post »

Michael Keaton’s tribe to Fred Rogers and his neighborhood helps us to understand why Mr. Rogers’ legacy endures.  Over the years, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood has stood at the forefront of preschool and childhood education with resources imbued with gentleness, wisdom and humor. The Fred Rogers Collection at PBS LearningMedia includes favorite themes

(more…)

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 161 other followers