At-Home Learning | November 18, 2020

New Resources for Remote Learning

With today’s announcement that all NYC schools will be closed beginning November 19th and students will be learning remotely, WNET has you covered with on-air and online resources from WNET, PBS, and other trusted partners.

BROADCAST

This week, WNET announced the expansion of Let’s Learn, the one-hour, daily public television series for children in 3-K through second grade, with 130 new episodes featuring lessons by NYCDOE instructional leaders and coaches with expertise in teaching young learners. Let’s Learn supplements at-home and blended learning with a focus on foundational reading and writing skills, literacy, math, science, social studies, and the arts. The series also supports social emotional learning and brings viewers on virtual field trips to see dance performances, meet animals, visit botanical gardens and more.

In the New York metro area, new episodes of Let’s Learn premiere weekdays at 11 a.m. on THIRTEEN and 9 a.m. on WLIW21. For supplemental education resources, visit the Let’s Learn collection on PBS LearningMedia.

REMOTE LEARNING

To integrate PBS resources into your blended and remote learning lessons, visit our PBS LearningMedia page. It’s easy – PBS LearningMedia is fully integrated with Google Classroom and Remind.

Visit our Games page to find a variety of ways for kids of all ages to build skills and make learning fun.

NEW! ONLINE RESOURCES

  • Election Collection –  Keep up with election news, study the history and process of presidential elections, explore voting rights, and engage in classroom debates with these videos, activities, and lesson plans.
  • PBS News Hour Daily News Story – PBS NewsHour Extra helps teachers and students identify the who, what, when, where, and why-it-matters of major national and international news stories. The Daily News Story takes the best of the PBS NewsHour news program and pairs it with discussion questions, lesson plans, and stories developed specifically for students.
  • Unladylike2020 – Standards-aligned resources on diverse and little-known Progressive Era women who changed America, and the modern-day women who follow in their footsteps. Find resources to support lessons on the anti-lynching movement and Jim Crow, the Chinese Exclusion Act, the Great Migration, and more.
  • American Masters – Classroom-ready videos and articles from public television’s award-winning biography series, bringing 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.
  • MISSION US – Enrich social studies learning with Mission US, research-based interactive games, that allow young people to experience history through the eyes of peers from the past. The newest game, Prisoner in My Homeland, follows the experiences of teenager Henry Tanaka, whose family is forced to leave their home for a prison camp in Manzanar, CA. Players grapple with the choices and challenges faced by more than 120,000 Japanese Americans as they coped with their unjust incarceration during World War II.
  • Take on Fake – WNET’s digital media literacy series, hosted by Hari Sreenivasan, can help your students debunk claims they’ve seen or shared online.

And be sure to check out these other online resource collections from WNET and PBS:

TEACHER CONNECTIONS

Stay connected to our larger teacher community through the PBS Teachers’ Lounge, including this blog post, “Distance Learning Tips From One Teacher to Another.