||Welcome To The Education Resource!
October 6 - October 12, 2011
This Week We Feature PBS Resources
PBS has an amazing multitude of resources for teachers. For example, the new Ken Burns and Lynn Novick film PROHIBITION recently aired on PBS. A set of lessons and activities developed to help teachers use the film and other primary sources to introduce this subject in the classroom is available on the PBS website.
Each lesson incorporates video clips from the film as well as additional resources found on the website. All the lessons address national teaching standards listed within each plan. Because PROHIBITION is so rich in educational themes and because teachers have a limited amount of time, PBS has developed a series of quick, adaptable activities for classroom use. Each "snapshot" contains a brief overview along with activity ideas teachers can use to create lessons tailored to individual class curricula and teaching styles.
Another great resource for educators provided by PBS and PBS member stations is PBS LearningMedia.
Launched in the summer of 2011, this new public media education platform is available to every teacher and student across the country. By bringing together the best available high-quality media from 1,500 public media producers and more than 350 local PBS stations, PBS LearningMedia is a next-generation digital media platform for classrooms at all grade levels. It provides teachers with the resources to help re-imagine classroom learning, transform teaching, and more creatively engage students.
PBS LearningMedia will be available in two tiers from local PBS member stations: a free version available to every teacher and a premium service developed and distributed in partnership with state education departments or local school districts. Premium service options include additional features such as bulk registrations, detailed analytics, integration with assessments, and credit-bearing professional development courses that enhance the free content.
"It takes commitment from the entire nation to help build the classroom of tomorrow, and our member stations stand at the ready to partner in every community," according to PBS president and CEO Paula Kerger. "Digital media content -- so pervasive in the lives of children -- has the potential to dramatically change the way students learn and participate in a global society."
Video and curriculum materials that complement the Freedom Riders exhibit currently on display at the Museum of History & Industry can also be found on the PBS website.
Image: Police with confiscated stills, Kent, ca. 1928. Courtesy White River Valley Museum