WGBY premieres Ken Burns and Lynn Novick new documentary series, Vietnam, this Sunday, September 17, at 8pm. While a 10-part series might seem daunting to some, David Bianculli’s, NPR’s Fresh Air film critic, calls it a “brilliantly structured documentary series,” noting its powerful use of music such as “Led Zeppelin’s ‘Dazed and Confused’ [which] isn’t just a rock song; it’s a battlefield debriefing.”
As Ken Burns himself remarks in this trailer, the film could only have been made only on PBS. And even before classroom resources Continue reading →
Many students returning to the classroom this week are likely to have spent hours online over the summer — playing games, watching videos and possibly much more. While parents and caregivers may try to oversee children’s navigation of the digital world, it’s essential that students are taught how to be safe, responsible digital citizens.
Cultivating digital citizenship can be tricky, but PBS LearningMedia has engaging resources to Continue reading →
Recent events in Charlottesville may have you thinking about what more you can do to help students become tolerant and fair-minded adults. At least as important as your subject matter is the classroom environment you create, one with patience, understanding and love — fertile ground for growing just citizens.
Actress and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn’s definition of manners came from her mother. Learning about kindness, empathy and resilience are among the most important lessons we can teach as parents, educators and citizens.
Today is National Summer Learning Day, reminding us to keep kids learning and safe as we work to stem the summer learning loss that widens achievement gaps among our most vulnerable student populations.
Because WGBY Education knows that our target audience — underserved children in nearby neighborhoods — experiences the summer learning loss that results from more than two months away from school, we’re about to launch our Continue reading →
WGBY invites you to a free afternoon of family fun and learning on July 8 at Northfield Mountain Recreation & Environmental Center. The event includes advance screenings of an upcoming, new three-part series of RARE: Creatures of the Photo Ark, in which viewers will discover the diversity, beauty and value of thousands of species at risk of extinction and Continue reading →
A CAPITOL FOURTH, our national Independence Day celebration, kicks off our country’s 241st birthday on Sunday, July 2. From 8:00 – 9:30pm, WGBY will broadcast the all-star musical broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. With 20 cameras around the city, viewers have a great seat for the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation!
To learn and teach about the history of America’s birthday and discover Continue reading →