A special episode produced for kids by FRONTLINE spends one day with Muzamil, a 12-year-old Somali boy growing up in Kenya’s Dadaab Refugee Camp. It began with Executive Producer Raney Aronson-Rath, whose children are nine and 12 years old. “’As a journalist and mom, I felt like there was something missing from the media landscape: smart, in-depth current affairs programming that parents could play for their kids,’” she says. “’I thought, ‘This is an area FRONTLINE can explore.'”
Meant to appeal to both adults and the children in their lives, the podcast has producer Bianca Giaever and reporter Roopa Gogineni ask Muzamil questions from American kids about Continue reading
Happy New Year from WGBY Education! We wish you the best in learning & teaching with students of all ages in 2019 and promise to do our best to support you in your important work.
To bring real-world, timely relevance to your classroom as we start the New Year, you’ll find Continue reading
Nature, the wildlife & natural history series on PBS, has been tracking the decline of caribou and reindeer populations around the world. Scientists use collars to follow the whereabouts of these grand creatures and, when the signal of one caribou went silent in the fall of 2017 and returned on December 25, 2017 at 11:00pm, researchers began to wonder.
“’The timing is a little suspicious,'”says Laura Finnegan. ‘We think the caribou may have been recruited to Continue reading
Learning with Littles: Developing Cultural Awareness is the next free event in a virtual professional learning series from PBS. On December 4 from 7-8pm, you can be part of this professional development created by teachers for teachers so that you can explore strategies that help develop global awareness in young learners.
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Anytime of year — but perhaps especially the holidays — can get stressful for teachers and students. In a post on the PBSTeachers Lounge entitled What the Dot Test Can Teach Us to De-Stress Our Students, one educator shares eight great tips for de-stressing your classroom — starting with just a Continue reading
As students can see in this video clip from American Experience, the first Thanksgiving wasn’t the same holiday we celebrate today — in fact, the Pilgrims didn’t even call it “thanksgiving.” PBS resources such as this one can capture students’ imagination and open their minds to learning about their history as well as their present world.
You’ll find bountiful resources Continue reading
LET’S GO LUNA! is the newest addition to PBS KIDS’ line up of programs dedicated to teaching and inspiring our youngest viewers. As The Wall Street Journal reports today in an article entitled In ‘Let’s Go Luna,’ PBS Offers a Global Message, “the new children’s TV series emphasizes appreciation for other cultures . . . ”
Research shows that young children have limited exposure to social studies concepts in school, and LET’S GO LUNA! helps address this gap by encouraging kids ages 4-7 to explore and appreciate cultures worldwide and build global citizenship and social skills. While LETS GO LUNA! launches tomorrow, November 21, PBS LearningMedia already offers Continue reading
The Daily News Story takes the best of the PBS NewsHour news program and pairs it with discussion questions, lesson plans and stories developed specifically for students. In partnership with PBS LearningMedia, this respected, in-depth programs creates a collection that helps teachers and students Continue reading
While we know that kids of all ages — yes, that includes teachers! — will be dressing up and celebrating Halloween, we hope not too many sugary treats find their way into students’ bags and bellies.
You’ll find plenty of enriching Halloween resources for PreK-12 students in Continue reading
This year’s WGBY Kids Fan Day on Saturday, November 3, from 10am — 3pm promises to be the best ever! Along with PBS KIDs characters that children love — Curious George, Daniel Tiger & the Springfield Museums’ The Cat in the Hat — families will find PBS Kids-themed activity stations with arts & crafts, interactive games, or musical explorations hosted by community partners. Free, kid-sized iced cream courtesy of Friendly’s will make the celebration even better.
At WGBY’s Kids tables, we’ll have fun & learning for not only kids but parents and educators with Continue reading