American Experience

American Experience

American Experience is a fantastic documentary series that analyzes the people and events that have shaped America. Collections on PBS LearningMedia and the robust series website allows you to watch...

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Plug In! How to Integrate Tablets, Smart Phones, Devices, and More

Now is a great time for you to catch up with FREE professional development resources that address many of the digital trends in the classroom. If you are a teacher or homeschooler who wants to use...

Teaching Channel

Teacher Channel: Inspired Professional Development

Everyone has a story about a remarkable teacher. Teaching Channel has several. Teaching Channel is a professional development site where teachers can watch educators teach. You can find lesson plans...

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Digital Media: New Learners of the 21st Century

How can we leverage digital media in schools? That is one of the central questions in the film Digital Media: New Learners of the 21st Century , which explores how exceptional instructors are...

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Social Media in Education. Is it a Good Thing?

There are a great number of arguments, however, for why social media should be used in education—the most compelling being that since its inception, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc. have been sites that students want to use.

PBS EARTH A New Wild

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...

Penn Station

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...

History Detectives

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 Detectives , your class will answer that very...

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Around the Globe: France

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...

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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...