Tonight at 8:oo WGBY debuts The Story of the Jews. The story follows noted historian, author and critic Simon Schama as he explores the Jewish experience from ancient times to the present day in this epic five-part series. PBS LearningMedia is proud to unveil its collection of classroom-ready videos and articles from the series, now live on the service.
Cyberchase makes mathematics fun as in this video clip and resources for grades 3-6 where the CyberSquad is attempting to save Sensible Flats from disaster. In order to gain access to the machine they need, the CyberSquad must unlock it by figuring out the correct number code. Continue reading
WGBY provides you with financial advice from America’s most recognized expert in personal finance with the new PBS special, Suze Orman’s Financial Solutions for You, which will air on Saturday, March 22, at 5p and 11p and Sunday, March 23, at 9p. Equally important, PBS Learning Media provides a wealth of resources on finance, including 10 lesson plans. Continue reading
What does mathematical argumentation and critique look like in the classroom? The following video from PBS LearningMedia’s Making the Case collection introduces Common Core Standard #3 for Mathematical Practice: “Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others,” and provides context about implementing the standard in your classroom practice. Reflections from teachers and from math education experts are also included.
Independent Television Service (ITVS) Community Classroom is a film and curriculum resource series that brings to life some of today’s most vital social issues, pairing film modules from award-winning documentaries with standards-based lesson plans. To celebrate Women’s History Month by focusing on women and girls around the world, PBS LearningMedia offers a Women and Girls Lead curriculum collection inspired by the landmark PBS mini-series, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Here’s a trailer for the mini-series.
Math is about much more than crunching numbers. It’s about the AWESOME acts of building modern cities, designing virtual realities, composing music, and exploring space. On this Pi Day, we’re celebrating PBS LearningMedia’s new collection of math resources, robust collections that provide some of the most in-demand content of today’s digital learning community. Continue reading
With all that seems to be going on in March, did you know it’s also National Nutrition Month? We have featured activities and videos to share that can enhance students’ understanding of healthy eating, exercise, and the science of nutrition, all important facets of their education. Continue reading
Have you ever seen a rat inside of a snake’s body and wondered how it is ultimately digested? Students have probably seen this image and thought it was SO COOL! Are there certain things that we as humans put into our bodies that take as much effort to transform into energy? This fascinating video excerpt from NOVA scienceNOW — with many support and extended learning materials — addresses these questions and more about the potential energy contained in food. Continue reading
If spring’s not quite in the air, perhaps your thoughts are turning to things spring — spring lessons, spring trips, springs flowers! As we thaw out from winter’s chill, for bees and flower this season is about one thing: feeding and fertilizing. Continue reading
World Languages and Cultures, at PBS LearningMedia was adapted from ¡Arte y más! and originally produced by Kentucky Educational Television (KET) as a complete curriculum for primary-level Spanish instruction. The first of these video resources introduces primary students to Spanish by immersing them in the language—all instruction is in Spanish—and by engaging them in participatory lessons addressing arts and humanities content. Continue reading