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VIDEO: The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela and Other Resources

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 10:35am

Former South African President and freedom fighter Nelson Mandela who died last Thursday at age 95, was honored in a stunning memorial service today. You can watch the service here. Last night we aired Frontline’s...

Why is a Snowflake Unique? The Science of Winter

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 6:50am

What makes a snowflake a snowflake and is it really unique? Why are some parts of the country grey and a bit nippy this time of year, while others experience bone chilling temperatures? You can pose these questions to...

How a Fourth Grade Teacher Uses PBS Learning Media

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, November 25, 2013 - 2:00am

PBS Learning Media has been available for two years now. How are you using it in the classroom? Need some ideas? Here is how fourth grade teacher Elizabeth Slifer, a PBS Learning Media Teacher Core from Illinois uses...

Sequoyah created a Cherokee syllabary, making reading and writing in Cherokee possible.

A Georgia Stories Thanksgiving

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, November 22, 2013 - 6:29am

Students would be remiss to celebrate Thanksgiving without reflecting on Georgia’s Native American Indian Heritage. They can use Georgia Stories to do that. I pulled seven stories from the story collection that...

Try Your Hand at Being a Scientist at the Fernbank

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, November 8, 2013 - 4:08am

The concept behind the Fernbank Museum's Science at Hand Day which takes place Saturday, November 9 is to put students in touch with the professionals involved in a variety of scientific careers and let them walk in...

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History Lesson: Native American Heritage History Month

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 5:03am

Get resources to teach Native American Heritage History month.

Words of Wisdom for Veteran’s Day

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, November 4, 2013 - 4:22am

If your students could create a video time capsule to share messages with veteran’s of the future what would they say? What advice would they give? What observations would they share about our wars or about peace? For...

How Teachers Can Help Their Students Get Hired

Simone Collins - Friday, November 1, 2013 - 9:10am

Georgia’s college and career clusters, which help students develop a practical career plan, puts the state’s young professionals at a tremendous advantage. That said, even more can be done to prepare students to enter...

National Novel Writing Month starts this Friday!

NaNoWriMo For Encouraging Writing for Students

Heather Neal - Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 1:52pm

NaNoWriMo is shorthand for National Novel Writing Month and it is exactly what it seems. Your goal, should you choose to accept it, is to begin a novel on November 1 and finish it by November 30 at midnight. Yes,...

Orson Welles Explaining Radio Broadcast at Press Conference, October 31, 1938. (Courtesy PBS.)

War of the Worlds 75 Years Later

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 11:47am

In this age of Twitter and Facebook, it’s hard to imagine anyone mistaking a fictitious radio news report on a Martian invasion for the real thing. It did happen 75 years ago when Orson Welles broadcast the radio play "...

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