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...

Paris Eiffel Tower

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...

Shakespeare PBS

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...

Off Book PBS Digital Studios

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...

Clown Triggerfish

Sea Creatures

The sea covers seventy percent of the earth’s surface. The deep sea below the ocean’s surface, specifically, is the largest and least explored place on earth. The fish and other sea animals of the...

Coral Reef

Exploring Cuba's Thriving Coral Reefs

Even though at first appearance corals may look like plants or rocks, they are in fact animals, related to sea anemones and jellyfish. Coral reefs the world over are threatened by pollution, rising...

Rashidi Omari

Breakdance Your Way Into the World of STEAM Education

What do beatboxing and breakdancing have to do with education? As it turns out, a lot more than you might think! Take a creative turn in your class this week and introduce your students to Rashidi...

PBS Jane Austen

Celebrate British Literature with PBS LearningMedia and Sense & Sensibility

Teach one of Jane Austen’s greatest novels, Sense and Sensibility with the help of PBS LearningMedia’s MASTERPIECE collection. Within 10 minutes of this adaptation, students learn a great deal about...

Kid's Doing Science

Little Discoverers: BIG FUN with math, science and more!

Little Discoverers: Big Fun with Science, Math and More! is a digital destination with interactive Sesame Street games, engaging videos, and fun, hands-on activities aimed to inspire young children...