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Supernatural Elements in Shakespeare

posted on October 27, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Supernatural Elements in Shakespeare

‘Tis the season for witches, ghosts and magic! In Shakespeare’s time, many people believed in the existence of supernatural elements and witchcraft. The dominant fear of kings and queens in the 16th and 17th centuries was that the devil or antichrist, through the agency of the Pope, would topple the English monarchy.

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Posted on October 27, 2014 at 12:23 PM Comments

New Tools for Students + Teachers

posted on September 30, 2014 at 9:09 AM

New Tools for Students + Teachers

You may have heard about our expanded digital resources! Today, PBS launches a NEW student experience at PBSStudents.org and new teacher tools at PBSLearningMedia.org! Plus, PBS LearningMedia now offers over 87,000 digital resources, including more than 700 Spanish language...

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Posted on September 30, 2014 at 9:09 AM

The Creativity of Indie Video Games

posted on August 26, 2014 at 1:35 PM

The Creativity of Indie Video Games

The video game industry is now bigger than Hollywood, with hundreds of millions of dollars spent developing these interactive experiences. But there are also small-scale developers working in the indie game realm, creating unique and experimental video games.

Working “indie” is all about small teams working on artistic visions and the freedom to explore creative ideas. Many are drawn to indie video game-making because there isn’t a lot of money at stake, which gives them the flexibility to try new...

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Posted on August 26, 2014 at 1:35 PM Comments

The Design Process

posted on August 20, 2014 at 7:47 AM

The Design Process

What does innovation look like, and how can one generate innovative ideas and strategies – right in the classroom? The collection, called “The Design Process: From Idea to Solution” is produced by NOVA Education. It helps educators and learners explore the process by which innovators seek to make the world a better place through the invention of practical solutions to some of the world’s most pressing...

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Posted on August 20, 2014 at 7:47 AM Comments

New Year, New Look!

posted on August 12, 2014 at 9:57 AM

New Year, New Look!

Have you heard? PBS LearningMedia is getting an update! Educators will continue to have access to the same fantastic FREE digital media content, but on August 15, the website will debut an all-new look and feel -- just in time for the new school year!

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Posted on August 12, 2014 at 9:57 AM Comments

Kid Musician: Mexico's Guitar Town

posted on August 1, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Kid Musician: Mexico's Guitar Town

We are well into summer; and you know what that means – outdoor festival season. Time to get outside and soak up all of the arts, music and culture there is to offer, whether that’s at home or out of town on summer vacation. 

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Posted on August 1, 2014 at 11:30 AM Comments

Building the Pyramids of Ancient Egypt

posted on July 28, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Building the Pyramids of Ancient Egypt

For nearly everyone, traveling to Egypt and seeing the Great Pyramid – one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World – is a ‘bucket list’ must-do-and-see. This summer, PBS LearningMedia has your front row ticket!

Egypt was one of the first civilizations; a society with a large population that used writing, lived in cities, had a system of religious beliefs and was ruled by a government. In 2700 BCE, the Egyptians built their first pyramid. That was almost 5,000 years ago! What this huge stone structure tells us about who the Egyptians were is endlessly...

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Posted on July 28, 2014 at 2:18 PM Comments

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