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Chemistry and Forensic Science Timeline

posted on October 28, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Chemistry and Forensic Science Timeline

In the early 1900s, the average American's medicine cabinet was a would-be poisoner's treasure chest. Deadly chemicals such as radioactive radium, thallium, potassium cyanide, and morphine lurked in health tonics, depilatory creams, teething medicine, and cleaning supplies. As industrial innovation increased, the tools of the murderer's trade multiplied. However, the scientific knowledge to detect crime and the political will to prevent it lagged...

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Posted on October 28, 2014 at 12:00 AM Comments

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

The Creation, Destruction, and Legacy of Penn Station

posted on October 16, 2014 at 7:10 AM

The Creation, Destruction, and Legacy of Penn Station

The original Penn Station was considered an architectural jewel of the Big Apple in its heyday, but how did it get built? And why was it ultimately demolished?

“For most people, it wasn’t until that station was torn down that they understood what was taken from them,” said author Lorraine B. Diehl, who was interviewed for The Rise and Fall of Penn Station, the PBS American Experience documentary featured in Read More

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 7:10 AM 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

U.S. Diplomacy

posted on September 16, 2014 at 11:56 AM

U.S. Diplomacy

Diplomacy is a key concept that students need to grasp as citizens of a global society. Various roles of U.S. diplomats exist in embassies and consulates around the world and at the U.S. Department of State. Yet, their mission is clear — to carry out the foreign policy of the President and to represent the country’s political and economic interests.

Conducting foreign policy is a complex business requiring the hard work of a team of people, including the President, Secretary of State, First Lady and Ambassadors, but a large part of it is done by mostly-unknown professional diplomats. There is a stereotype of the diplomat as a professional in a suit, sitting in a formal meeting room, negotiating peace, threatening war, or hammering out the terms of a treaty. However, that work is only a small part of their jobs. So what else do they do, and how does their work impact our daily lives – and the course of...

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Posted on September 16, 2014 at 11:56 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

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