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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Lesson plans, videos, discussion questions, and digitized primary sources at PBS LearningMedia help teachers inspire students’ curiosity and strengthen their personal connections to black history and culture.
Featured resources reveal the lives of leaders, thinkers, and innovators such as
The PBS Teacher Bootcamp is a collaborative, online 5-day learning experience designed for K-3 teachers to spend 20-minutes daily, refining reading teaching strategies and gaining new ones through the practice and study of Shared Reading.
You can complete the free, 100% online bootcamp at your own pace, and at the end you’ll receive a certificate of completion for 2.5 professional credit hours.
Bootcamp will be open for enrollment from Continue reading
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 part of PBS KIDS virtual professional learning series, “Demonstrating Empathy and Perseverance” helps teachers explore creative ways to weave social and emotional learning into the classroom with Daniel Tiger and friends.
Designed by educators, this virtual event — on January 8 at 7pm — immerses PreK-2 educators in Continue reading
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