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
Those of us who helped to shape WGBY’s 2017 Summer of Fun and Learning took time to reflect on the work we’ve done together, both at the station and at the sites we visited. 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.
Regardless of age level, the following sites offer resources for both Continue reading
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
One of the great benefits of the WGBY Collection at the Springfield Library is that it includes a number of WGBY documentaries available on loan. The Radical Idea: UMass Amherst & America’s Education Revolution is a local production about Western Massachusetts’ history. 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
PBS LearningMedia has resources for grades 2-13+ to help make Memorial Day meaningful to students, including video clips, lesson plans Continue reading
If this teaser from Odd Squad: The Movie makes you smile, then you’ll want to tune in to WGBY’s Kids channel tonight — for the start of our Friday night family movies or themed programming from 7:00-9:00pm.
Produced by The Fred Rogers Co., Odd Squad is on a mission to save the day using math. Continue reading
Puerto Rico is a tropical island infused with unique natural wonders but its native wildlife is threatened with extinction. On Wednesday, April 12, at 8:00pm, WGBY broadcasts Nature: Viva Puerto Rico about charismatic scientists who are dedicated to restoring Puerto Rico’s rich biological heritage — manatees, parrots and turtles.
Many resources for teaching students about Puerto Rico, Continue reading