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Designed for immediate use in junior and high school classrooms, these lesson plans and curricular materials – which adhere to national learning standards – contain video segments from The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with […]

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American Masters

Grade: 6–12

American Masters, public television’s award-winning biography series, brings unique originality and perspective to exploring the lives and illuminating the creative journeys of our most enduring writers, musicians, visual and performing artists, dramatists and filmmakers – […]

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Faces of America

Grade: 6–12

What made America? What makes us? These two questions are at the heart of the new PBS series Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. The Harvard scholar turns to the latest tools of genealogy and […]

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Their World. Their Films. These words best define the new five-part series, FILMS BYKIDS, a partnership between THIRTEEN and BYkids to bring the voice of five young filmmakers from different cultures to a wider audience […]

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Finding Your Roots

Grade: 9–12

In Finding Your Roots, noted Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. utilizes a team of genealogists to reconstruct the paper trail left behind by our ancestors and the world’s leading geneticists to decode our DNA and help […]

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Google Expeditions

Grade: 3–9

Program Overview Google Expeditions is a virtual reality (VR) app that brings students places a school bus can’t. Imagine exploring coral reefs or the surface of Mars in an afternoon. With Expeditions, teachers can take […]

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Hamilton’s America

Grade: 5–12

GREAT PERFORMANCES: “Hamilton’s America” provides a behind-the-scenes look at Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash hit Broadway musical Hamilton. “Hamilton’s America” blends history, footage of Miranda’s writing process, and scenes from the musical itself to create a vibrant […]

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Human Spark

Grade: 9–12

What makes us uniquely human? In a three-part series originally broadcast on PBS in January 2010, Alan Alda takes this question personally, visiting with dozens of scientists on three continents, and participating directly in many […]

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Looking for Lincoln

Grade: 3–12

Looking for Lincoln, presented and written by Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr.(African American Lives, Oprah’s Roots), addresses many of the controversies surrounding Lincoln – race, equality, religion, politics, and depression – by carefully interpreting evidence […]

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Based on real events, Mercy Street goes beyond the front lines of the Civil War and into the chaotic world of the Mansion House Hospital in Union-occupied Alexandria, Virginia.

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Mission US

Grade: 6–12

Mission US is a multimedia project that immerses players in U.S. history content through free interactive games.

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NJTV

Grade: K–12

NJTV Education Initiatives American Graduate Day: American Graduate Day is a live, multi-platform broadcast produced annually by WNET in partnership with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Broadcast every fall from Tisch WNET Studio at Lincoln […]

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  Use this toolkit to promote understanding about Islam through study of the culture, traditions, and personal stories of Muslim Americans. Engaging videos, background essays, discussion questions, and teaching tips challenge students to recognize religious […]

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This collection of resources from the award-winning public television series Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is designed to help students gain awareness and understanding of the diversity of religions and religious experiences, and the reasons for particular expressions […]

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Story of the Jews

Grade: 9–12

The five-hour series follows prize winning author of fifteen books and Emmy-Award winner Simon Schama  as he travels from Russia and the Ukraine to Egypt, Israel and Spain, exploring the imprint that Jewish culture has made […]

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Drawing upon the powerful film resources of public television’s award-winning series of international documentaries, Wide Angle, this collection comprises a range of resources intended as a compelling supplement to existing curricula. Our goal is that these […]

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Women, War & Peace

Grade: 9–12

With depth and complexity, Women, War & Peace spotlights the stories of women in conflict zones from Bosnia to Afghanistan and Colombia to Liberia, placing women at the center of an urgent dialogue about conflict […]

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