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Every teacher wants their students to feel comfortable participating. Often, a wider range of tools and strategies will ...
11/09/2021
How to Open Class Participation to Everyone

Every teacher wants their students to feel comfortable participating. Often, a wider range of tools and strategies will do the trick.

Having a wide range of participation tools—in addition to cold calling—helps teachers encourage students of all backgrounds and dispositions to contribute.

In this blended lesson supporting literacy skills, students watch videos about a real-life disease outbreak and learn ab...
11/08/2021
Solving a Public Health Problem | PBS LearningMedia

In this blended lesson supporting literacy skills, students watch videos about a real-life disease outbreak and learn about the step-by-step process public health workers use in investigating the cause of similar outbreaks.

In this blended lesson supporting literacy skills, students watch videos about a real-life disease outbreak in New York City and learn about the step-by-step process public health workers use in investigating the cause of similar outbreaks. Students develop their literacy skills as they explore a sc...

Andrew Young, Georgia’s first black congressman in the 20th century, was first elected on on this day in 1972. He was re...
11/07/2021
Andrew Young and the Civil Rights Movement | PBS LearningMedia

Andrew Young, Georgia’s first black congressman in the 20th century, was first elected on on this day in 1972. He was re-elected twice before Jimmy Carter appointed him ambassador to the United Nations in 1977. In the 1980s, he served 2 terms as mayor of Atlanta.

Andrew Young, one of the most prominent figures of the Civil Rights Movement and US Ambassador to the United Nations, talks about his experiences as an activist for social equality.

Do the advantages for springing forward and falling back still hold up? Ask your students what they think, then watch It...
11/06/2021
Fixing Daylight Saving Time Is THIS Easy | It's Okay to Be Smart | PBS LearningMedia

Do the advantages for springing forward and falling back still hold up? Ask your students what they think, then watch It's Okay to Be Smart's examination of daylight savings time!
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Daylight saving time is a perfect example of how a few people with the best of intentions can end up annoying millions of the rest of us for the better part of a century. And it’s time we take an honest look at how we got to this place where half the world comes unstuck in time twice a year, and a...

No autographs, please 👑
11/05/2021

No autographs, please 👑

No autographs, please 👑

From "Fry Bread" to "A Day With Yayah," celebrate Native American Heritage Month with books by and about Indigenous Peop...
11/04/2021
8 Children’s Books to Celebrate Native Heritage | Parenting Tips &…

From "Fry Bread" to "A Day With Yayah," celebrate Native American Heritage Month with books by and about Indigenous Peoples that highlight their heritage, cultural pride and strength!

It's important to read books by and about Indigenous Peoples highlighting their heritage, cultural pride, and strength. Here are eight books to honor and celebrate Native heritage.

Here's a fun fact about your World Series Champions: The Atlanta Braves is the only existing major league franchise to h...
11/03/2021

Here's a fun fact about your World Series Champions:
The Atlanta Braves is the only existing major league franchise to have played every season since professional baseball came into existence.
Originally founded as the Boston Red Stockings in 1871, the Braves moved to Milwaukee in 1953 and then Atlanta in 1966. ⚾️

Here's a fun fact about your World Series Champions:
The Atlanta Braves is the only existing major league franchise to have played every season since professional baseball came into existence.
Originally founded as the Boston Red Stockings in 1871, the Braves moved to Milwaukee in 1953 and then Atlanta in 1966. ⚾️

Explore the world of Shakespeare using this immersive interactive! Interactive slides include video clips, infographics,...
11/02/2021
Exploring Shakespeare: An Immersive Experience | Great Performances: Romeo and Juliet | PBS LearningMedia

Explore the world of Shakespeare using this immersive interactive! Interactive slides include video clips, infographics, graphic organizers, and different activities to engage students through a visual and immersive setting.

Explore the world of Shakespeare using this immersive interactive featuring Great Performances: Romeo and Juliet. Interactive slides include video clips, infographics, graphic organizers, and different activities to engage students through a visual and immersive setting. Enter the Globe Theater and....

November is Native American Heritage Month! Learn more about this observance that honors the contributions of Indigenous...
11/01/2021
Native American Heritage Month | All About the Holidays | PBS LearningMedia

November is Native American Heritage Month! Learn more about this observance that honors the contributions of Indigenous Peoples with this "All About the Holidays" video.

Native American Heritage Month honors the indigenous people living in the United States before the arrival of the Europeans. In November, the United States honors and celebrates the customs and legacy of Native Americans.

Did you know Halloween traditions date back thousands of years? Learn more about the holiday of ghosts and goblins with ...
10/31/2021
Halloween | All About the Holidays | PBS LearningMedia

Did you know Halloween traditions date back thousands of years? Learn more about the holiday of ghosts and goblins with this PBS Teachers "All About the Holidays" video! (Grades: 3-5)
https://to.pbs.org/2XkriID

Halloween hasn't always been about candy and costumes. Take a look back at the historical traditions about spirits that are the basis for this holiday. You're in for a treat!

Looking for some last minute ways to incorporate Halloween into your classroom? Check out these 15 free resources! 👻
10/29/2021
15 Spooktacular Classroom Resources For Halloween

Looking for some last minute ways to incorporate Halloween into your classroom? Check out these 15 free resources! 👻

No tricks, just treats! Use the following resources and activities for your kids at school or at home!

Exciting new project in the works at our GPB studios - a podcast for Georgia educators! "Classroom Conversations" is com...
10/28/2021

Exciting new project in the works at our GPB studios - a podcast for Georgia educators! "Classroom Conversations" is coming January 2022! 🤗

We are excited to announce our latest game to the GASHA GO World, Claw Control! This leverages engaging characters and f...
10/28/2021
GPB Adds New Computer Science Game 'Claw Control' To GASHA GO World

We are excited to announce our latest game to the GASHA GO World, Claw Control! This leverages engaging characters and fun game challenges to build kids’ foundational computer science skills. Play for free today!

GPB Education is thrilled to announce the addition of Claw Control to our popular GASHA GO World games and animations for kids ages 4-8. The game leverages engaging characters and fun challenges to build kids’ foundational computer science (CS) skills. To help the Gashlings make stuffed animals to...

The Atlanta Braves are in the World Series! Explore the science behind baseball using this video to learn about the phys...
10/27/2021
The Physics of Baseball | PBS LearningMedia

The Atlanta Braves are in the World Series! Explore the science behind baseball using this video to learn about the physics of motion and energy, including aerodynamics and vibrations. ⚾️

Two scientists from San Francisco Bay Area institutions break down a few of the many different ways that baseball is a great way to learn about the physics of motion and energy, including aerodynamics and vibrations in this video adapted from QUEST.

Have you ever wondered why a tiny pebble sinks but a giant ship floats in water? In this episode of Things Explained, we...
10/26/2021
How Do Ships Float? | Things Explained | PBS LearningMedia

Have you ever wondered why a tiny pebble sinks but a giant ship floats in water? In this episode of Things Explained, we investigate the reasons why that happens and what buoyancy has to do with it. 🛳

In this episode of Things Explained, we discuss how a tiny paper clip sinks in water but a cargo ship weighing 250,000 tons floats. We also explain what density, buoyancy, and a man named Archimedes have to do with this science phenomenon.

While carving pumpkins with your students this year, consider taking a closer look. What's different? What's the same? D...
10/24/2021
Pumpkin Study - Venn Diagram: Wander & Wonder | Young Explorers | PBS LearningMedia

While carving pumpkins with your students this year, consider taking a closer look. What's different? What's the same? Do a Venn diagram pumpkin study! 🎃
https://to.pbs.org/3nxZRGA

Venn diagrams help to visually represent the similarities and differences between two concepts. Abby Brown and her friend walk you through how to create your own Venn Diagram so you can record your own observational data.

What are viruses and how do they spread? PBS Teachers has resources to help students understand the nature of viruses, h...
10/23/2021
Virus Information and Prevention | PBS LearningMedia

What are viruses and how do they spread? PBS Teachers has resources to help students understand the nature of viruses, how they are transmitted and the healthy habits we can all engage in to prevent their spread. 🦠 https://to.pbs.org/3hwL7nv

What are viruses and how do they spread? Find resources for students of all ages that explore the nature of viruses, how they are transmitted, and the healthy habits we can all engage in to prevent their spread. From the common cold to coronavirus, these videos, interactive lessons, and discussion q...

"Bring the movie theater experience to your living room! Add some fun to Family Night with printable movie tickets, a DI...
10/22/2021
PBS KIDS Family Night

"Bring the movie theater experience to your living room! Add some fun to Family Night with printable movie tickets, a DIY popcorn bucket and a home marquee from PBS KIDS.
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Gather the gang for Family Night, weekly family viewing events featuring movie specials or themed programming. Watch, play and learn with your favorite PBS KIDS characters every Friday from 7 to 9 pm and repeating on Saturday and Sunday evenings.

Last night, families joined us for a spooktakular Virtual Fall Festival! We dressed up in costumes and participated in g...
10/22/2021

Last night, families joined us for a spooktakular Virtual Fall Festival! We dressed up in costumes and participated in games, contests, and raffles!

Last night, families joined us for a spooktakular Virtual Fall Festival! We dressed up in costumes and participated in games, contests, and raffles!

Do your students have what it takes to create a blockbuster film without busting the bank? Have them test their personal...
10/21/2021
Lights, Camera, Budget!

Do your students have what it takes to create a blockbuster film without busting the bank? Have them test their personal finance knowledge with Lights, Camera, Budget!, a fun online game aligned to econ standards.

Play at http://gpb.org/LCB 🎥

Lights, Camera, Budget! is an online game designed to help middle and high school students learn, study, and review financial literacy topics while also practicing their budgeting skills.

Looking for fun ways to celebrate the Halloween season? Check out these 15 free K-12 resources, ranging from science to ...
10/20/2021
15 Spooktacular Classroom Resources For Halloween

Looking for fun ways to celebrate the Halloween season? Check out these 15 free K-12 resources, ranging from science to ELA! 👻 🎃

No tricks, just treats! Use the following resources and activities for your kids at school or at home!

Join us for a Virtual Fall Festival from 6-7 PM on October 21st! We will celebrate all things fall with DIY pumpkin deco...
10/19/2021

Join us for a Virtual Fall Festival from 6-7 PM on October 21st! We will celebrate all things fall with DIY pumpkin decorating, costume contest, PBS KIDS Halloween episode, a raffle, and more!
Register for free: bit.ly/3vuXVjV

Join us for a Virtual Fall Festival from 6-7 PM on October 21st! We will celebrate all things fall with DIY pumpkin decorating, costume contest, PBS KIDS Halloween episode, a raffle, and more!
Register for free: bit.ly/3vuXVjV

Here's a fun fall learning activity: Build a worm hotel! Students can observe nature up close with this Wild Kratts craf...
10/18/2021
Science Crafts for Kids: Build a Worm Hotel | Wild Kratts | PBS LearningMedia

Here's a fun fall learning activity: Build a worm hotel! Students can observe nature up close with this Wild Kratts craft by giving earthworms a temporary “hotel” in a dirt-filled container. 🐛

Start observing nature with Wild Kratts and this easy craft, giving earthworms a temporary “hotel” in a dirt-filled container.

Did you know spiders can have anywhere from zero to eight eyes? 🕷️ Your kids can make their own creepy cool spider decor...
10/17/2021
Handprint Spider | Crafts for Kids

Did you know spiders can have anywhere from zero to eight eyes? 🕷️ Your kids can make their own creepy cool spider decoration this Halloween while learning more about the Goliath tarantula with The Kratt Brothers!

Not all spiders are the same! For example, the Goliath tarantula has eight eyes and does not spin a web. Learn more about this unique spider and then make your own creepy cool spider to use in your Halloween decorations.

On this day in 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize for his dynamic leadership of the Civil Rights mov...
10/14/2021

On this day in 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize for his dynamic leadership of the Civil Rights movement and steadfast commitment to achieving racial justice through nonviolent action. At the time, he was the youngest person to receive the award.

On this day in 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize for his dynamic leadership of the Civil Rights movement and steadfast commitment to achieving racial justice through nonviolent action. At the time, he was the youngest person to receive the award.

CONGRATULATIONS to Alison McClain, a teacher at Harper-Archer Elementary School in Atlanta Public Schools, for being nam...
10/13/2021
Georgia Educator Named 2021 PBS KIDS Early Learning Champion

CONGRATULATIONS to Alison McClain, a teacher at
Harper-Archer Elementary School in Atlanta Public Schools, for being named a 2021 PBS KIDS Early Learning Champion! She is one of only 11 educators in the US to receive this honor. 👏 🏆

PBS KIDS named Georgia teacher Alison McClain as one the 2021 honorees of the PBS KIDS Early Learning Champions program. The awards, established in 2018, recognize and celebrate passionate educators who work with the nation’s youngest students, from infants to second graders. Through the Early Lea...

New ELA digital learning plans for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades have been added to the Georgia Home Classroom! Check them ou...
10/12/2021

New ELA digital learning plans for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades have been added to the Georgia Home Classroom!

Check them out here: bit.ly/3iV2peS

New ELA digital learning plans for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades have been added to the Georgia Home Classroom!

Check them out here: bit.ly/3iV2peS

Explore Georgia's diverse landscape and wilderness with clips and teaching resources from Georgia Outdoors!
10/12/2021
Georgia Outdoors | PBS LearningMedia

Explore Georgia's diverse landscape and wilderness with clips and teaching resources from Georgia Outdoors!

This Georgia Public Broadcasting original series delivers an amazing view of all that Georgia has to offer through spectacular photography and narrative storytelling that showcases wildlife, plants, and other aspects of the state's natural beauty.

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day! Invite students to see how residents in Fargo, N.D. honor Indigenous Peoples' Day and...
10/11/2021
Fargo Indigenous Peoples' Day | PBS LearningMedia

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day! Invite students to see how residents in Fargo, N.D. honor Indigenous Peoples' Day and why there is a vital need for the day to be recognized.

An overview of Indigenous Peoples Day at the Agassiz School in Fargo, ND on October 8, 2018, and meaningful conversation about the need for the day to be recognized.

Middle school is one of the most formative and sometimes chaotic periods of development, when adolescents begin to grapp...
10/10/2021
Making sense of the pandemic's effects on adolescents' minds - MindShift

Middle school is one of the most formative and sometimes chaotic periods of development, when adolescents begin to grapple seriously with who they are and their place in the world, while dealing with hormonal and physical changes.

Middle schoolers are trying to make sense of the events of the last two years while navigating one of the most complex and frustrating times in anyone’s life.

Hone your skills in guiding students to develop confidence, motivation, and a growth mindset! In this on-demand professi...
10/10/2021
Practicing Mindfulness | Cultivating Good Neighbor Skills | PBS LearningMedia

Hone your skills in guiding students to develop confidence, motivation, and a growth mindset! In this on-demand professional learning session, discussion focuses on helping students practice mindfulness.
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"Every day when you’re walking down the street…Everybody that you meet…has an original point of view. And I say HEY! What a wonderful kind of day!" It is a wonderful kind of day! Bring your original point of view, and join us for a one-hour professional “live learning” event to help studen...

What could be more fun than making DIY Halloween bat treat holders with your kids? 🦇 All you need is a cardboard tube, p...
10/09/2021

What could be more fun than making DIY Halloween bat treat holders with your kids? 🦇 All you need is a cardboard tube, paper bag and black + white paint — and some treats!
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What could be more fun than making DIY Halloween bat treat holders with your kids? 🦇 All you need is a cardboard tube, paper bag and black + white paint — and some treats!
to.pbs.org/394P0vl

Your kids deserve to reach their full potential, and @PBSKIDS is here to help! Free articles, activities and other resou...
10/08/2021

Your kids deserve to reach their full potential, and @PBSKIDS is here to help! Free articles, activities and other resources are designed to help your children learn and grow. Now available in English and Spanish.
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Your kids deserve to reach their full potential, and @PBSKIDS is here to help! Free articles, activities and other resources are designed to help your children learn and grow. Now available in English and Spanish.
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