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PBS Learning Media Resources

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PBS LearningMedia is a free resource that offers the following resources for PreK-12 educators:

Ken Burns in the Classroom Hub
Houses a full library of classroom-ready content – aligned to state and national standards – to help students further explore the complex historical events and issues illustrated in Ken Burns’s films. To aid in distance learning, full films are now available for streaming in the hub through June 30.

Ken Burns Live Event
On April 29 at 7:00 p.m. ET, Burns will participate in a live discussion on PBS LearningMedia YouTube, where he’ll answer questions submitted by teachers. Register here.

Tips for Distance Learning with PBS LearningMedia
PBS LearningMedia offers educators a variety of features that support distance learning, including easy searching by grade level, curriculum area, and state and national standards; integration with Google Classroom and Remind; as well as a free training webinar.

PreK-12 Resources for Emergency Closings
As teachers, students, and families deal with school closures, PBS LearningMedia producers and educators have come together to curate a special collection of resources organized by grade and subject area. Find videos, lesson plans, and activities that support learning at home. For Spanish-language content, see Recursos de PreK-12 para Cierres de Emergencia.

PBS Teachers Lounge Blog
The blog offers articles addressing coronavirus and supporting distance learning, such as “At-Home Learning Tips from an Educator Mom” and “5 Virtual Ways to Build a Classroom Community.”

PBS LearningMedia Virus Information & Prevention Collection
This collection of resources helps PreK-12 educators teach the nature of viruses (including novel coronavirus), how they are transmitted and the healthy habits we can all engage in to prevent their spread.

For additional coronavirus-related content previously announced by PBS, see the following press release: PBS Responds to Coronavirus Pandemic With Programming and Online Content to Keep Americans Informed and Support Families and Educators

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