PBS: Beyond Downton Abbey and Mercy Street

PBS_LogoIf you are anything like me, you may have either grown up watching Sesame Street, The Electric Company, and Mr. Rogers on PBS, or you know children who did. While I do not watch Downton Abbey (yet- says the person with the growth mindset), I do watch Mercy Street and love diving into historical fiction (the costumes and the sets are amazing).

But beyond great television is a great learning site from PBS Learning Media.

PBS Learning Media is a site that I have spoken about and shared numerous times before. I love that you can search by grade, subject, and type of lesson- from media, to interactive, and audio to self-paced lessons, and that you can browse by standards for each grade and subject. There is even a video about The Tooth Fairy! PBS Learning Media has something for every age and every subject.

With the elections on many peoples’ minds, PBS Learning Media has several fantastic collections including in Election Central including interactive maps, videos on the process, information about each candidate, virtual field trips, and more.

In the email I received this week PBS is featuring Civil Rights Then and Now where you and your students can learn about topics like segregation, justice, and poverty as it was then and how it is now. Additionally, if you teach Kindergarten through grade 3, you can learn about early Civil Rights Leaders like Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, and Ida Wells-Barnett. There are numerous other resources on Black History for all ages of students including this, Should Black History Be More Than a Month?

So check out PBS Learning Media for these and other rich resources to use with your students, then sign up for your free account and get started!

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