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Farming the Desert

posted on February 3, 2015 at 12:00 AM

Farming the Desert

Every year, more than 40 percent of our planet’s land suffers drought, and more than two billion people call this parched land home. So how do they live off of this land? Your students will find out in this video from the PBS series EARTH A New...

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Posted on February 3, 2015 at 12:00 AM Comments

PBS LearningMedia Reaches 100,000+ Resources!

posted on January 16, 2015 at 12:00 AM

PBS LearningMedia Reaches 100,000+ Resources!

PBS LearningMedia announced that it now offers more than 100,000 digital resources available to PreK-13+ educators nationwide. Since its launch in 2011, PBS LearningMedia has continued to actively expand its offerings of education content that appeals to digital native students. Resources are available in English and Spanish, and are aligned to National and Common Core State...

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Posted on January 16, 2015 at 12:00 AM Comments

City Farm

posted on January 9, 2015 at 12:00 AM

City Farm

Everyone knows that foods like vegetables, grains, meat and fruits are grown or raised on farms. Most of us, however, get our food from a grocery store rather than from a garden or farm. If a refrigerator or supermarket is our main experience of food, then it’s easy to think that food is always plentiful and instantly available.

Urban gardening, which can occur in backyard gardens, small-scale community gardens, and larger-scale urban farm undercuts this common misconception, helping people realize that food takes time, care and resources to...

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Posted on January 9, 2015 at 12:00 AM Comments

Crack the Case

posted on January 6, 2015 at 1:32 PM

Crack the Case

How do we develop and support theories about historical events using primary and secondary research sources? In this lesson based on PBS’s History...

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Teach Your Students about Kwanzaa

posted on December 8, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Teach Your Students about Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa, first celebrated in 1966, is a celebration of African American culture and heritage. Every year it starts on December 26 and lasts until January 1. Each of the seven days is dedicated to a different principle that can help shape a community. The principles of faith, unity and creativity are just a few described in Read More

Posted on December 8, 2014 at 1:30 PM Comments

Teach Your Students about Christmas

posted on December 2, 2014 at 7:48 AM

Teach Your Students about Christmas

Before you know it, Christmas will be here! As this PBS LearningMedia video describes, Christmas originated as a commemoration of Jesus’s birth, and since then, it has evolved to encapsulate many other cultural holiday traditions and celebrations, like decorating trees, festive parties and meals with family, listening to Christmas music on the radio, visits with Santa and giving...

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Posted on December 2, 2014 at 7:48 AM Comments

Around the Globe: France

posted on November 18, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Around the Globe: France

It’s Geography Awareness Week, mes chers élèves! Take your class on a virtual trip to France with this set of PBS LearningMedia digital resources – essays, lesson plans, images, videos – examining French history, society, culture and the lives of young people in France today.

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Posted on November 18, 2014 at 12:00 AM Comments

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