The following post was written by MaiCherish Harris, Elms College student and NEPM summer intern:
Today a unique change signals the start of summer– the summer solstice! The summer solstice is the day that has the longest period of sunlight all year.
This happens when Continue reading
Recently, you may have been hearing about Juneteenth — another word for June 19 — which is the oldest known celebration of the end of slavery in the United States. As we learn in this All About the Holidays video (and much more!), Juneteenth is now celebrated in communities across the country since its origins in Texas.
You can find Continue reading
The following post was written by MaiCherish Harris, Elms College student and intern at WGBY/NEPM.
School closings came with the loss of a very special learning experience: field trips. As things open back up, families may be looking for ways to make up for lost time. They may also be looking for ways to keep children engaged over summer break.
Virtual field trips from PBS can Continue reading
As we see in this video clip, Hero Elementary is a school for budding superheroes. Here kids learn to master their innate powers, like flying and teleportation, while exploring science along the way. The new series, which recently premiered, gives children ages 4 to 7 important tools to help solve problems by encouraging them to think and act like scientists, igniting their natural curiosity. The show also showcases character and social-emotional concepts such as kindness, empathy, and commitment to working together.
You can already find resources that put these tools in the hands of children at Continue reading
In response to the murder of George Floyd and great societal inequities, WGBH in Boston is hosting a Peer Exchange next week on Thurs., 6/11 at 7pm entitled Making Space for Conversations about Racism and Implicit Bias in Middle/High Classrooms.
This virtual discussion is for grade 6-12 teachers across the Commonwealth to Continue reading
This post was written by MaiCherish Harris, WGBY education intern and student at Elms College:
When schools originally closed, families believed it would only be for a short period of time. That time was extended repeatedly until schools were finally closed for the rest of the year. This was a difficult change for everyone involved.
Even now some educators are unsure how to Continue reading
This post was written by MaiCherish Harris, WGBY Education Intern studying at Elms College:
While families may now find themselves able to go outdoors in limited ways, there will still be many occasions where they need to stay inside.
Staying indoors during this difficult time may be one of the most challenging changes for children and families, especially as Continue reading
Every Thursday night, PBS NewsHour profiles people and their passions in the series Brief but Spectacular. In this video author and former monk Jay Shetty has a message for those living alone during the pandemic, encouraging them to strive to do one thing each day that brings them joy — and emphasizing that despite social distancing, we can still nurture essential human connection.
Whether we live alone or with others, we all need some time for solitude and coming back to ourselves, so we can better be there for others — however we’re connecting with them right now.
A What’s your “Brief but Spectacular” Take? lesson plan from PBS NewsHour can be found at Continue reading
WILD KRATTS is a wildly popular PBS KIDS program. Geared towards ages 6 to 8 but loved by kids younger and older, episodes present age-appropriate science inspired by the natural abilities of the animals that the Kratt brothers — and young viewers — meet.
To support the learning goals from each video clip in the PBS LearningMedia collection, a set of graphic organizers can be used while viewing full episodes (available in English & Spanish). Continue reading