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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.
PBS TeacherLine’s winter courses start on January 14, 2015. Anyone who enrolls in a facilitated course from December 5 – December 19 using promo code 20JANUARY will receive 20% off their enrollment fee!
Are you a digital superstar at your school? If you are creatively integrating digital media and technology in your classroom, apply to the 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program.
Make the most of your holiday down-time with a fast, flexible, and focused mini-course from PBS TeacherLine. These "bite-sized" professional learning opportunities will spark new ideas, expand your skill set, and energize your classroom. You can explore course content, watch videos, complete interactive labs, and take self-assessments at your own pace. Subjects include: social studies, technology, math, leadership, and science.
For the three part radio series, “Top of Their Class”, GPB Macon’s Grant Blankenship tracked down three different students attending Macon high schools during their senior year. We asked them to share their story in their own words.
Without question, one of the single most popular and widely-used classroom resources GPB has ever produced are the video lessons in Chemistry and Physics. Year-round, it’s one of the most highly trafficked sections in our entire website. While it is popular, we have also heard from you that it’s dated. We agree. Technology has advanced greatly since these videos were made. We can do more with interactive technology, including delivering to various platforms.
In January 2014, we released the new, digital Georgia Studies textbook. It is the updated, reformatted version of the widely used The Georgia Studies Book: Our State and the Nation published by the Carl Vinson Institute.
Constitution Day is September 17th. A federal law passed as part of an appropriations bill a decade ago mandates the teaching of the Constitution in all schools that receive federal funds. Schools all over the country will observe Constitution Day with lessons this week about the historic document and the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizens. There are a wealth of resources available for teachers on the Constitution from GPB, including the video It's My Constitution.