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

In Times of Crisis — Fred Rogers Still Offers Us Good Advice

A recent article in Today entitled, We need Mister Rogers’ video messages after 9/11 now more than ever, reminded me how Fred Rogers’ words continue to calm and instruct — both children and adults.  This video was made when Mister Rogers Neighborhood was no longer on the air, and he was said to doubt whether videos such as this one would do any good.

In this video we hear the simple wisdom needed in the aftermath of 9/11 as well as now — when our country and Continue reading

Special Webinar to Support Lesson Planning for New School Routines

PBS LearningMedia understands that you face a challenging, uncertain school year and invites you to join a special webinar on PreK-12 classroom planning this Thursday, September 17 @ 7pm ET.

In advance of the webinar, hosted in partnership with Share My Lesson, all registrants will receive a digital copy of a custom planning kit filled with eight weeks worth of relevant resources.  During the virtual event you’ll learn how to use the Teacher Planning Kits for Continue reading

Webinar Tonight — New Resources for The Battle for the Right to Vote!

“To be disenfranchised is to be told that you do not matter, because the right to vote is about the power that governs your possibilities.” – Professor Marcia Chatelain, The Vote

There’s still time to register for tonight’s webinar at 7:00PM ET, The 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment:  The Battle for the Right to Vote.  You’ll celebrate the centennial of the 19th Amendment and learn how suffragists ultimately triumphed after one of the longest civil rights struggles in American history!

Professor Marcia Chatelain, featured scholar in American Experience’s The Vote, will speak about the significant contributions of African-American women in the suffrage movement, and other educators will share new resources Continue reading

Virtual Discussion Tonight — Cultivating Anti-Racist Classrooms & Practices

On Tuesday, July 28 at 7:00 PM ET, you’re invited to take part in a virtual discussion featuring a panel of Massachusetts educators on cultivating anti-racist classrooms and practices.

During the discussion entitled Navigating White Privilege and Building an Anti-Racist Classroom, panelists will answer questions and share how they’re navigating their white privilege in schools, how they’re acting on their commitment to anti-racist teaching, and ideas for how to support students Continue reading

2nd Peer Exchange on Racism — Making Space for Conversations

Making Space for Conversations about Racism and Implicit Bias is a virtual discussion is for grade 6-12 teachers across the Commonwealth.  This unique exchange offers a chance to speak candidly in small educator-facilitated groups about how to thoughtfully plan conversations with students around race, implicit bias and the public outcry for social justice.
The Peer Exchange is limited to

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Celebrating Juneteenth & Teaching About Slavery

Recently, you may have been hearing about Juneteenth — another word for June 19 — which is the oldest known celebration of the end of slavery in the United States.  As we learn in this All About the Holidays video (and much more!), Juneteenth is now celebrated in communities  across the country since its origins in Texas.

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Virtual Field Trips from NOVA!

 

The following post was written by MaiCherish Harris, Elms College student and intern at WGBY/NEPM.

School closings came with the loss of a very special learning experience:  field trips.  As things open back up, families may be looking for ways to make up for lost time. They may also be looking for ways to keep children engaged over summer break.

Virtual field trips from PBS can Continue reading