Remembering World War II

This June has marked the 70th anniversary of the Allied landing in France, which spelled the beginning of the end of World War II.  Whether for your own edification or for potential classroom resources, our lending library has several dozen video titles that examine the war from various angles.  WGBY’s own From the Factories to the Frontlines (I.D. 1876), Continue reading

The Kennedys – Triumph and Tragedy

John F. Kennedy made an indelible mark on the American presidency. Here is an in-depth look at him as a person and as a president, and how America’s course was altered by his assassination. This album contains a two-part documentary on the Kennedy family and a short film about Lee Harvey Oswald. Also contained in the album is a booklet and a packet of memorabilia, Continue reading

Resources for Upcoming Earth Day (With More to Come)

As you may know, Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 with events held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection.  We have resources that span preK-12 — from PBS KIDS programming with themed on-air programming and online and mobile content to a WGBY Lending Library video on Earth Day’s history, and more to come! Continue reading

For The Gettysburg Address – A Film, Advanced Screenings and A Packaged DVD

pPBS3-16931518dtOn April 15 at 9pm, WGBY airs “The Address,” a 90-minute feature length documentary by Ken Burns that tells the story of a tiny school in Putney, Vermont, where each year students are encouraged to memorize, practice and recite the Gettysburg Address.  WGBY is also hosting an advanced screening of the film in our area this Sunday, April 6.   And, from WGBY’s Lending Library, you can borrow Gettysburg and the Civil War (I.D. 2407), a package containing a documentary film plus photos, documents, maps and other memorabilia relating to that epic event.   Continue reading

Legendary White Stallions — Living Art!

pPBS3-15317387regThe PBS Nature series presents a vivid history of the legendary Lipizzaner horses. The video traces the origin of these beautiful animals, sparked with scenes of modern riders and their horses, and mares and their foals. Marvel as horse and rider transform what was once a weapon of war into a living work of art. Beyond this stunning video, you can find an impressive range of preK-12 classroom resources Continue reading