Molly of Denali, which premiered earlier this month, is the first nationally distributed children’s series with a Native American as its lead character. This latest PBS KIDS production from WGBH Boston is earning high marks, including first-hand praise from a Springfield Head Start class of migrant children. Continue reading
Happy Valentine’s Day. Ladybugs are unlikely to conjure images of love as do doves, swans and puppy dogs. Many may think of ladybugs as harmless creatures that walk along window sills and occasionally take wing. But this video from KQED San Francisco and presented by PBS Digital Studios shows them gathering after long winter flights to hibernate and find mates in a ritual that is sure to fascinate students.
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Regardless of the grade you may teach, please take a few minutes to watch this joyful Sesame Street Season 50 Anthem that launches a year-long celebration.
Sesame Street is now the longest-running children’s show in American television history. As a recent press release explains, “Set against the backdrop of the civil rights movement and the war on poverty, Sesame Street was created to answer a simple question: could television be used to Continue reading
In observation of Black History Month and as part of our commitment to celebrate diversity all year long, PBS and WGBY offer documentaries and specials that explore the richness and complexity of the African American experience.
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The homeless — we may notice them on sidewalks or at traffic lights. Sometimes they’re holding signs, sometimes they’re rummaging through trash or pushing carriages packed with bags. How much do we really know about this population to which virtually none of us would want to belong?
A two-part series about homelessness in our region that recently aired on WGBY’s nightly program, Connecting Point, explores 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.
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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
WGBY recently published an interactive lesson, Diversity in Latino Culture, on PBS LearningMedia. The standards-based lesson is designed to make students aware of the rich diversity found in Latino food, music and art, starting locally with video segments from WGBY’s bilingual, on-air program, Presencia.
As an interactive lesson, Diversity in Latino Culture Continue reading