In-Depth Resources for Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month provides great teaching moments to learn about inspiring women, especially from PBS sources such as American Experience and PBS LearningMedia.

American Experience brings to life compelling stories about women who lead advancements in science, technology, politics, sports and activism—often fighting against inequity and Continue reading

NEPM Nurtures & Celebrates Multigenerational Learning!

This past December New England Public Media provided two Family and Community and Learning (FCL) series from Ready to Learn, a U.S. Department of Education funded initiative.  Each series of four sessions allowed us to introduce children to key STEM and literacy concepts using resources from Continue reading

Lesson Plans & More about U. S. Presidency & Inaugurations

Perhaps more than ever we can understand the need to educate our young about United States history.  This week, the inauguration of Joseph R. Biden Jr., presents a teachable moment to learn about our presidency and presidential inaugurations.

A curated collection of lessons plans, videos, images, documents and interactives — some in Spanish and some for early grades — is available at PBS LearningMedia to explore the rich history and institution of the U.S. presidency.

Included are lesson plans that focus on Continue reading

Martin Luther King, Jr. — A Beacon of Hope

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”
Martin Luther King, Jr., 21 October 2011
President Barack Obama was said to have had this quotation woven into the rug of the Oval Office.  After these past months, which highlighted racial injustice, greater political polarization, and unprecedented civic unrest, Dr. King’s words may never have been more important for us to hold as a beacon of hope.
Children, who are not impervious to the news, need to learn about our history and to celebrate leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr.  To honor and teach the contributions and sacrifices of Martin L. King, Jr. — around his day and throughout the year — you’ll find a wealth of resources at Continue reading

PBS Teacher Planning Kit for New School Routines + Webinar

The PBS Teacher Planning Kit for New School Routines is an eight-week planning kit designed for PreK-12 teachers to help navigate this year’s new and changing school routines. This Planning Kit — for January through March — is packed with resources to use in your classrooms and to better engage students who have limited or no access to the internet.

In a one-hour webinar on Continue reading

Hispanic Heritage Month — Local Art & Culture and Beyond

The PBS LearningMedia’s interactive lesson, Diversity in Latino Culture, explores the rich variety found within our region’s Latino food, music, and art — as seen through the lens of Presencia, NEPM’s bilingual, on-air program.

The lesson also introduces students to individuals who have honored and celebrated Latino culture, among them one of Mexico’s great artists, Frida Kahlo, Continue reading

Hispanic Heritage Month — Lesson Plans, Videos and More

As you probably know, September 15 – October 15  is Hispanic Heritage Month.  To teach students the rich history of Latinos and our country, stories of U.S. Latinos inform the broader American narrative, and Latinx experiences illuminate our history.

You’ll find lesson plans, videos, and more classroom resources to support teaching Latinx history for grades 4-12 in a collection that invites teachers and students to Continue reading