Native American PBSLM

November is National American Indian Heritage Month and there are many ways to use this learning opportunity. Find resources below from PBS LearningMedia that spans from history and artifacts to...

Freedom Summer volunteer in 1964

In the summer of 1964, hundreds of predominantly white college students answered the call from civil rights leaders to volunteer for the Freedom Summer Project. They participated in voter...

Caucus Iowa: Journey to the Presidency

A new PBS LearningMedia collection from Iowa Public Television’s recent Caucus Iowa: Journey to the Presidency documentary explores how Iowa became the political epicenter and first major electoral...

Orphan Train Riders

Between 1854 and 1929, nearly a quarter of a million children from the East Coast of the United States were resettled under what came to be known as the Orphan Train Movement. The goal of the...

child using an ipad

PBS LearningMedia announced that it now offers more than 100,000 digital resources available to PreK-13+ educators. Resources are aligned to National and Common Core State Standards.

American Experience

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...

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...

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

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

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...