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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

Iowa Agriculture Educators and Students Invited to Free Event at the Iowa State Fair

posted on August 4, 2014 at 7:52 AM

Iowa Agriculture Educators and Students Invited to Free Event at the Iowa State Fair

Iowa agriculture educators and students are invited to help celebrate the 40th season of Iowa Public Television's Market to Market program with a free event at the Iowa State Fair. Attendees are invited to participate in a live production of an episode hosted by Mike Pearson from the Iowa State Fair on Friday, August 15.

 

Details:

  • Friday, August 15 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Doors open at 3:15 p.m. Those wishing to view the production should arrive no later than 3:45 p.m. to be...
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Posted on August 4, 2014 at 7:52 AM

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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