This recollection from one of our most beloved singer/storytellers is among many riveting moments from American Experience’s Freedom Summer, airing on WGBY on June 24 at 9p. The film documents 10 memorable weeks in 1964 when more than 700 student volunteers from around the country joined organizers and local African Americans in an historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states. For educator resources (more…)
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Industrious beavers are now seen by many experts as overlooked tools in the effort to reverse the disastrous effects of global warming and worldwide water shortages.
To complement NATURE’S Leave It To The Beavers, airing on WGBY on Wednesday, May 14, at 8p, PBS LearningMedia has resources (more…)
WGBY invites you to the world premiere of Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America, an in-depth study of the architect’s complex life and accomplishments this Sunday, 13 April, from 4 – 6 pm at The Academy of Music, Northampton. In addition to major contributions to the American landscape, such as co-designing Central Park, heading the first Yosemite commission, and designing the U.S. Capitol Grounds, Olmstead designed Smith, Mt. Holyoke, UMass and Amherst, and his firm created parks in Springfield and Holyoke MA. (Who remembers Riverside Park?) (more…)
On Monday we shared THINK WEDNESDAY’S on WGBY. This Wednesday, April 9, Your Inner Fish explores how the genetic legacy of a fish can be seen in our own DNA. This cutting-edge scientific adventure reveals the startling truth that hidden within the human body is a story of life on Earth and the legacy of animals that lived hundreds of millions of years ago. To bring these discoveries alive in the classroom, PBS LearningMedia provides a lesson guide for grades 6-12 on Your Inner Fish, which includes National Standards. (more…)
Join WGBY each Wednesday night at 9p — starting on April 9 — for THINK WEDNESDAY, a dynamic line-up of programs exploring the thrilling world of nature, technology, and science. This special night of science explores the animal mind, bionic pets, DNA, and human evolution. PBS LearningMedia is extending THINK WEDNESDAY into the classroom by offering a new resource collection for PreK-12 science teachers packed with videos, infographics, lesson plans, and interactive games. Watch a preview. (more…)