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Can Your Class Recite the Gettysburg Address?

posted on April 9, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Can Your Class Recite the Gettysburg Address?
“Four score and seven years ago…” To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, have your class join a national effort to encourage everyone in America to video record themselves reading or reciting the famous speech. Then, on April 15, tune in for the premiere of The Address on PBS, a 90-minute feature length documentary by Ken Burns that tells the story of the Greenwood School, a tiny school in Putney,... Read More

Is Genealogy the Key to Understanding U.S. and World History?

posted on February 26, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Is Genealogy the Key to Understanding U.S. and World History?
Did you know that genealogy can help your students build an emotional connection not only to their past, but to our nation’s history? Take your classroom on a revealing journey back in time with this collection of resources from the PBS program Genealogy Roadshow. Resources include an introduction to genealogical research from two prominent genealogists, clips from the show demonstrating how personal stories connect to larger... Read More

Getting to the Roots of Family Trees

posted on February 24, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Getting to the Roots of Family Trees
Family trees can be more than just a grid displaying who your relatives are. In this activity created by WETA and drawing on material from the PBS documentary series Latino Americans, students are challenged to reflect on their own family’s arrival to America and learn new facts about their cultural history. Inspired by clips from the documentary, students research and fill in as much information as possible on the names and... Read More

Educating the Whole Child in a Segregated Society

posted on February 7, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Educating the Whole Child in a Segregated Society
The demands of the 21st century require a new way of approaching education policy and practice; a “whole child” approach to learning, teaching, and community engagement. What if policymakers made decisions about education policy by first asking: what works best for children? Answering that question pushes us to redefine what a successful learner is and how we measure success. For a 70-year period, when America cared little about the... Read More

Celebrate Black History Month with the Cultural Contributions of the Harlem Renaissance

posted on January 30, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Celebrate Black History Month with the Cultural Contributions of the Harlem Renaissance
February is Black History Month and we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than by enjoying the groundbreaking artistic and cultural contributions that came out of the Harlem Renaissance. Writers such as Counted Cullen and Langston Hughes, painters including Jacob Lawrence and Romare Bearden, and musicians and composers such as Duke Ellington and Bessie Smith, became widely known during this time as leaders of artistic innovation... Read More

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Starts Off the 25th Season

posted on December 10, 2013 at 9:38 AM

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Starts Off the 25th Season
The New Year is just around the corner and with it comes new AMERICAN EXPERIENCE films premiering in January and February. Continuing its 25th anniversary season, new episodes kick off on January 7th with The Poisoner's Handbook—an in-depth look at how New York’s first medical examiner transformed forensic chemistry, followed by 1964 on January 14th—an exploration of a year that defined an era (Beatlemania, the passage of the... Read More

150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

posted on November 19, 2013 at 9:02 AM

150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address
“Four score and seven years ago…” Often referred to as the most important 272 words in American history, November 19, 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s landmark Gettysburg Address.  PBS LearningMedia has a wealth of content available to help commemorate this event, including this clip from Lincoln@Gettysburg, which explores how in a troubled time... Read More

Mission US Adds Mission 3

posted on November 15, 2013 at 1:22 PM

Mission US Adds Mission 3
Iowa Public Television and THIRTEEN announce the launch of “A Cheyenne Odyssey,” the third interactive game in the Mission US series of captivating, digital role-playing games created to engage middle grade students in the exploration of U.S. history. “A Cheyenne Odyssey” debuted on October 16, 2013, and supports the study of westward expansion in the middle grade American history curriculum. The game engages... Read More

The Dust Bowl: A Film By Ken Burns

posted on November 29, 2012 at 12:00 AM

The Dust Bowl: A Film By Ken Burns
A new film by Ken Burns airs on IPTV November 18 and 19. The film chronicles the environmental catastrophe that--throughout the 1930s--destroyed the farmlands of the Great Plains, turned prairies into deserts, and unleashed a pattern of massive, deadly dust storms that for many seemed to herald the end of the world. It was the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history. The Dust Bowl is also a story of heroic perseverance against... Read More

History Detectives

posted on September 18, 2012 at 10:46 AM

History Detectives
Help your students learn what historians actually do: research, analysis, and interpretation. History Detectives takes historical objects and sheds light onto the stories, people, and history of those objects. Each episode of History Detectives brings a number learning opportunities to directly involve your students in the discovery of their own knowledge through collaboration, cooperation, research, and analysis. Whether you are looking for... Read More

Secrets of the Dead

posted on September 17, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Secrets of the Dead
Part detective story, part true-life drama, Secrets of the Dead explores some of the most iconic moments in history to debunk myths and shed new light on past events. Using the latest investigative techniques, forensic science, and historical examination to unearth new evidence, the series challenges prevailing ideas, overturns existing hypotheses, spotlights forgotten mysteries, and ultimately can rewrite history. Though the primary focus of... Read More

American Experience

posted on September 14, 2012 at 1:43 PM

American Experience
American Experience is a fantastic documentary series that analyzes the people and events that have shaped America. The robust website allows you to watch full films online, download teacher guides, and go behind the scenes to enrich your students' learning. Though the primary focus of American Experience is on American history, the webiste offers tons of additional cross-curricular resources, whether you're wanting to tie your science... Read More

New Education Programs through IPTV

posted on August 4, 2012 at 12:00 AM

New Education Programs through IPTV
For over forty years, IPTV has broadcast the highest quality educational television programs for learners of all ages. Check out the list of new and returning educational programs scheduled for the 2012-2013 school year and be sure to investigate the companion Web resources such as teachers' guides and student activities. Remember that you can request copies of programs with duplication rights through your local Area Education Agency.... Read More

Everyday is Earth Day

posted on April 16, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Everyday is Earth Day
April 22 marks Earth Day, and in honor of this special event, IPTV has provided a combination of educational resources to help you broaden, diversify, and promote the environmental movement in the classroom. Although Earth Day is celebrated only one day each year, these resources are meant to be used every day.  Help your students take a proactive role in their communities by exploring the concepts of sustainability, ecology, and... Read More

Public Media and Shakespeare

posted on January 19, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Public Media and Shakespeare
Shakespeare’s ability to summarize the range of human emotions in eloquent verse is perhaps one of the biggest reasons for his lasting popularity. If you struggle to find words to express how you feel about a given topic, it seems Shakespeare is there to speak for you. No other author in Western literature has been quoted more, and his stories and ideas have provided an inexhaustible source of inspiration, fueling creativity and the... Read More
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