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In 1921, an aristocratic up-and-coming young New York politician, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, contracted polio. Fearing his political future over, and desperate for a cure, FDR journeyed to Warm Springs, GA., on the advice of his friend, George Foster Peabody. There, FDR found the naturally soothing mineral water helpful in his physical therapy. FDR purchased the property and turned it into a polio treatment center. Eventually, FDR reentered politics and was elected, first Governor of New York, then four times President of the United States.
This fall, kids are in for a delightfully spooky treat on GPB and PBS KIDS. On October 28, GPB will premiere The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot about That! at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. with several other repeats through Monday, October 31. It will also be streaming on pbskids.org. The new movie follows Nick and Sally as the Cat in the Hat takes them on an exciting Halloween ride.
This fall, PBS Education is kicking off a new school year with the launch of TEACH BOLDLY, a year-long celebration to honor educators across the country. This multi-platform, teacher-centric campaign started on September 12 as part of Spotlight Education week.
A companion to the PBS Students site, PBS LearningMedia supports an amazing app for students. Free iOS, it offers help for homework and also allows students to explore great content and resources from the National Archives and NOVA to Jim Henson and NASA. Registration for students requires little to no privacy concerns. Their award-winning digital tools allow students to aggregate their favorite resources while also being creative makers through Storyboards.
Teachers, grab your school supplies and take a class with PBS TeacherLine to learn new skills so you can enhance your career. PBS TeacherLine provides both facilitated and self-paced courses, so you can decide how, when, and where you want to complete your PD hours! Facilitated courses are set to begin September 14. Use promo-code "BACK2SCHOOL2016" by September 30 to save 10% on facilitated courses! Check out the complete list of courses starting soon, including this NEW course:
The month of October is growing to be fun and exciting... It's Farm to School Month. Farm to School is a national movement that connects children to healthy, local food in the cafeteria and classroom through educational opportunities. Georgia Organics serves as the National Farm to School Network’s State Lead for Georgia and founded the state’s first Farm to School program in 2007.