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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…)

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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

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200,000 years ago we took our first steps on the African savanna. Today there are 7 billion of us living across planet Earth. Tonight’s premiere of First Peoples on WGBY at 9pm explores how our ancestors spread from continent to continent and how the mixing of their prehistoric human genes allowed us to survive and thrive around the globe.

This week’s PBS LearningMedia content theme, Anthropology + Human Migrations, supports this broadcast premiere, featuring new educational content as well as PreK-12 resources. (more…)

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We shared with you recently that the 2015 Annual Building A Grad Nation report shows that U.S. high school graduation rates will reach the goal of 90% by 2020.  Yet, as we can imagine, disparities still exist.  Starting in June, our WORLD Channel will showcase documentaries that focus on continuing challenges facing students, parents, teachers and administrators outside of this 90%.  You can learn more about the complete collection that features stories from the best of public media such as Go Public: A Day in the Life of an American School District and two new films from WORLD’s exclusive America ReFramed: If You Build It and Where God Likes To Be
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Arthur is one of PBS KIDS longest-running programs, second only to Sesame Street.  It’s long been trusted by parents and educators to teach about important subjects concerning family, relationships and health.  Occupations is another subject that Arthur looks at with young people and, while they have plenty of time to know what they want to be when they grow up, this (more…)

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Whether we’re a preschooler or a young teen, a graduating college senior or a retired person, we human beings all want to know that we’re acceptable, that our being alive somehow makes a difference in the lives of others.”  Fred Rogers People from celebrated actors to parents who grew up watching Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood testify to the power of this gentle teacher.  This video clip captures some of his countless teaching moments and reminds us of early educational media’s impact, which today extends far beyond television. Fred Roger’s legacy of teaching about subjects like acceptance, friendship and gratitude continues with Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, its main character an animated rebirth of the Daniel Tiger puppet on Mr. Roger’s original show.  Resources for the program (more…)

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This DESIGN SQUAD video is just one example of Project Based Learning (PBL), an important instructional strategy that many teachers use to engage students. This week PBS LearningMedia has been featuring resources to help PreK-13+ teachers enhance their PBL lessons and inspire creative, new activities. From A School Project with a Purpose! and Integrating Disciplines in PBL to Learning Environment from PEEP and the Big Wide World, you’ll find scores of resources with real-world relevance

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