Tonight’s Free Webinar For Grades 9-12 Educators

Frontline’s Un(re)solved project examines the stories of lives cut short and the federal effort to investigate more than 150 cold cases that date back to the civil rights era under the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act.

THERE IS STILL TIME for 9th-12th grade educators to register for tonight’s free webinar at 7pm. Even if you cannot attend in person, you can register to receive Continue reading

For Massachusetts’ STEM Week

While we’ve know for quite a while that STEM education is essential, Massachusetts now highlights science, technology, engineering and mathematics during its STEM Week.

PBS has a history of educating in these content areas — long before STEM became an acronym!  Remember Sesame Street’s Count, Sid the Science Kid and the Wild Kratts’ brothers to name just a few?  And let’s remember Continue reading

Hispanic/Latinx Resources for the Whole Year

While we officially celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 through October 15, PBS provides educational resources that can be used year round to nurture a nation in need of learning more about its diverse cultures.

A rich array of information, including the use of Hispanic vs. Latino vs. Latinx and the importance of celebrating Hispanic/Latinx history throughout the academic year can be found in Continue reading

Make Way for ALMA’s WAY!

Yes, ALMA’S WAY is coming soon, providing the perfect time for young ones and their families to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15) with this new Latino character from PBS KIDS!

Many will be familiar with the series’ creator — beloved Sesame Street cast member and Lifetime Achievement Emmy®-winner –Sonia Manzano, who says, Continue reading

Immersive Quest for the True Power of Ice

What better way to help students understand the scope of climate change than to let them explore past polar extremes of the Artic and Antartic?  This trailer, from a two-hour NOVA special that premiered in 2020, shows paleontologist Kirk Johnson taking viewers on an epic adventure through time at the polar extremes of our planet.

It’s one of the resources found in the interactive NOVA Polar Lab, which uses 360° videos, interviews with scientists, and mini-games to send students in grades 6-12 on an immersive quest to understand how the poles are key to Continue reading

PBS KIDS Talk About!

Family conversations between children and adults are essential to close relationships.  Watching this video about the new “PBS KIDS Talk About” web series, we see the fun and inspiration that can come from conversations about subjects like bravery, courage, self-confidence, and family.  No wonder PBS KIDS Talk! from KET Education won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Educational and Informational Series!

In addition to being fun and informative, these PBS KIDS talks can serve to model the kinds of conversations family members can  
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PBS KIDS ARTHUR Continues to Motivate

Little wonder why Arthur is the longest-running program on PBS KIDS!  While maintaining the show’s consistent high quality, the Arthur team at GBH in Boston uses compelling issues of our day to motivate characters and inform story lines.  (Case in point is the show’s recent themes on antiracism and COVID.)

In addition, the program continues to provide digital resources that challenge kids to learn while having fun.  Three new Arthur digital games have launched on Continue reading