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Civil Rights: Then and Now
How Do Issues from the Civil Rights Movement Resonate Today?
This special collection of videos, photos, lesson plans, letters, and interviews lends context to the events and leaders that defined the Civil Rights Movement and illuminates the issues that carry on into the current day. Explore the Collection
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Sampling: The Foundation of Hip Hop
Encourage students to discover how music sampling has been used to communicate a social or political statement by musical icons throughout history with this lesson plan by Soundbreaking. Discover More
Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise
Go on an immersive journey through the last fifty years of African American History from the victories of the Civil Rights Movement up to the Black Lives Matter movement of today. Discover More
Harriet Tubman: Abolition Activist
Learn about a woman who escaped slavery and became a “conductor” on the Underground Railroad, leading or assisting more than 300 enslaved people to freedom, despite great personal risk. Discover More
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NEW PBS LEARNINGMEDIA COLLECTION: SCIENCE FAIR PROJECT
Explore a collection with your students that highlights fun, imaginative science fair projects. Learn how to make the perfect cookie, how to grow fluorescent flowers, and more! Discover the Collection
#MYBLACKHISTORY SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGE
This February, PBS invites you to reflect on the impact that black history and culture has on your life. Using the hashtag #MyBlackHistory – tell us about the people, moments, and quotes that inspire you! Join the Conversation
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March 16, 2017
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Teaching Vocabulary: Word Meanings and Word Knowledge
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Giving Voice to My Passion: My Experience as a PBS Digital Innovator
Discover how one teacher’s life changed when he became a PBS Digital Innovator. The PBS Digital Innovator community empowered him to share ideas, engage in professional development, and become a life-long learner.  Read the Blog
Powerful Ways to Explore Women’s Rights Through History
Learn how a high school social studies and English teacher taught her students how to be able to connect women’s roles during the American Revolution to their roles during the Civil War, and onto the sharp increase in women’s suffrage movements during the post-Reconstruction period. Read the Blog
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Mercy Street: Season Two
Sundays @ 8/7c
Dive into American Civil War history by following the growing chaos at Alexandria’s Mansion House, the precarious position of the Green family, and the changing situation of the burgeoning black population. Make sure to check out the Education Resource Collection page. Tune In
Spy in the Wild: a NATURE Miniseries
Premieres Wednesday, February 1 @ 8/7c
This series offers a fascinating look at animal behavior in the wild – captured by secret, animatronic “spycams” disguised as penguins, hippos, and meerkats Learn more about animals experiencing emotions and behaviors that are similar to humans. Tune In
The Talk – Race in America
Premieres Monday, February 20 @ 9/8c
Watch this two-hour documentary centered on a common conversation happening in households and communities across America to join the discussion. Discover what parents of color and their children discuss when talking about how to behave if they happen to be stopped by the police. Tune In
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