On this MPB At-Home Learning web page we share information, resources and activities focused on parents, students and educators. There is so much information we want to share with you so scroll down to see all of these great resources.
MPB Television programming on our main channel will change from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday to educational content for PreK-12 students.
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The public broadcasting station in Kentucky, KET, has created a 15–minute current events program for students that help keep them in the know about current events in the world. News Quiz offers short news stories, a corresponding quiz and other resources. Parents can encourage their children to watch this for enrichment or teachers can make it a part of their weekly class lesson. The host is engaging and students will like it. Give it a try by clicking here.
Black History Month: Resources for the Classroom
February is Black History Month, a time to focus on the important role Black people play in our country's story. Celebrate Black history and contributions throughout this month with these resources that connect you and your students to iconic writers, historical leaders, and theater.
Middle & High School
Tools for Anti-Racist Teaching
PBS LearningMedia offers insightful, interactive content, lesson planning support, and professional development tools. This collection offers a sampling of videos, interactive games, and lesson plans designed to support one-on-one learning and self-paced, student-driven inquiry.
Art School is a KQED web video series that introduces contemporary artists who discuss their careers and intentions, then demonstrate hands-on techniques or concepts. Art School provides resources for learning how to break dance, draw comic strips, create animations, and much more. Empower folks of all ages to engage with contemporary art, and discover new ideas for creativity from a variety of professional artists through this fun and engaging series.
The Electric Company
Hey, you guyyyys! Get ready for rich learning moments! The Electric Company media and resources entertain and engage children ages 5–9 while teaching four crucial areas of literacy that are challenging for struggling readers: Decoding, Vocabulary, Comprehension of Connected Text, and reading Motivation. Here you’ll find full episodes, clips, games and activity sheets to excite even the most reluctant readers.
Plus, check out more from The Electric Company, including educator resources, activities for building math skills and vocabulary, and lessons for English Language Learners—just browse through this collection page!
NOVA: Making Stuff
What will the future bring, and what will it be made of? In NOVA's popular series, Making Stuff, technology reporter David Pogue takes viewers on a fun-filled tour of the material world we live in, and the one that may lie ahead. Get a behind-the-scenes look at scientific innovations ushering in a new generation of materials that are different than anything we've ever seen.
These media resources enable educators to get an inside look at the field of materials science and encourage a better understanding of the scientific innovations that are developing materials that will shape our future.
PBS NewsHour Extra helps teachers and students identify the who, what, when, where, and why-it-matters of major national and international news stories. In partnership with PBS LearningMedia, we are proud to bring you the Daily News Storywhich takes the best of the PBS NewsHour news program and pairs it with discussion questions, lesson plans, and stories developed specifically for students.
Our lesson plans and resources help achieve Common Core State Standards goals and cover core academic subject areas ranging from civics and government to world affairs and education.
Engage your students today with This Week's News.
PBS and Race Relations Resources
Below is a growing list of resources from PBS and trusted partners, to use as tools to support anti-racist learning and growth.
Resources for Younger Children
Daniel and Miss Elaina meet Prince Wednesday's cousin Chrissie during a playdate at the castle. As they play 'knights,' they discover that, although Chrissie needs some help walking, they are the same in many ways.
By helping your child understand and respect similarities and differences you will also help your child to understand who he is in the context of your race, ethnic group, culture, religion, language and familial history. In so doing, you will provide your child with personally meaningful information and also introduce concepts from anthropology, history, religion, geography, etc.
Children will explore similarities and differences between themselves and others.
Since 1969, children and adults alike have flocked to the place where multiethnic, multigenerational, and even multispecies residents coexist in harmony. The people on this very special street learn life’s lessons together, provide viewers with strong role models, and teach children that everyone brings a special ability to the community.
Sesame Street In Communities
We can talk about kindness, but putting it into action often requires a little teaching. Sesame Street in Communities brings free video content of everyone's favorite, furry Muppet friends as they help children and the adults in their lives reach their highest potential. Grover and the gang will tackle a variety of topics that face children in the areas of health and well-being, school readiness,
Resources for Middle and High School Students
Please note: This is not an exhaustive list of resources. These educational materials are to be used in conjunction with other resources, conversations, and instruction to provide the most complete context for students. These resources are appropriate for middle and high school students. As with all educational materials, please preview these resources prior to utilizing with students to check for appropriateness.
The collection Confronting Anti-Black Racismincludes news coverage of recent protests, videos on the origins of the Black Lives Matter Movement and protests against police brutality within the past decade, iconic PBS documentaries on the histories of race and racism in America, and activities addressing civic engagement and elevating students’ voices.
While students today may think of the Civil Rights Movement as part of the distant past, it’s clear that many of the problems that fueled that fight are still with us. This collection, Civil Rights: Then and Now, of videos, documents, and primary sources lends context to the events and leaders that defined the Civil Rights Movement’s first three decades (1954-1985).
Confronting Bias: Ethics in the Classroom
The Confronting Bias: Ethics in the Classroom collection is a media and education initiative that aims to amplify youth voice and provide a platform for young people to engage in the important work of building a more ethical world.
PATT is an initiative that focus on families learning together. It’s a parent early childhood training support initiative that provides parents of early learners with teaching tools and strategies for working with their children at home that complement their school-day work with hands-on literacy activities to improve outcomes for children in preschool.
Getting to Work MS helps advance education and career readiness locally. MPB collaborates with partners across the state to assess workforce challenges and opportunities, and produce content focused on the essential skills needed for students and workers to succeed.
When a parent, caregiver, or other loved one becomes ill with COVID-19 and is isolated, the whole family struggles. But there are ways to comfort and reassure children, to offer clear honest explanations, and to stay connected to the person who is sick.
Sesame Workshop launched the Caring for Each Other initiative—a commitment to supporting families throughout the COVID-19 crisis. SesameStreet.org/caring is home to resources designed to provide comfort, manage anxiety, and foster learning at home.
When children feel worried, grown-ups can help them feel safer, calmer, and more secure.
Talk about heroes: there are superheroes in movies, shows, and books, but a real-life hero is kind, helpful, and brave, and there are lots of heroes working hard in every neighborhood right now.
Engage with other teachers from around the world and share resources, insights, materials and more! This is a dedicated page for teachers created by PBS. Read blog posts, articles and find lesson ideas posted by fellow teachers from across the country. You can also find professional development opportunities offered by PBS national.
Mississippi e-Learning for Educators provides high-quality, research-based, online professional development facilitated by exemplary Mississippi educators.
Workshops last for four weeks and emphasize theory-to-practice applications.
Ed Said lives on the internet in webisodes at EdSaid.org, and in animated music video interstitials that broadcast on MPB’s television channel. Ed Said uses his rhyming skills to incorporate fruit and vegetable facts into songs that children can enjoy.
Play and Learn Engineering is an educational, fun-filled app that helps your kids learn through play. Explore and learn engineering concepts with games that grow with your child.
PBS KIDS 24/7 channel offers anytime access to trusted educational series for kids ages 2-8
The Molly of Denali app teaches children to use familiar texts such as books, diagrams, and captioned photos to solve problems, accomplish tasks, and help Molly’s friends
The PBS KIDS Video app is available on mobile, tablet, and connected TV devices and offers on0-demand educational videos, and a live stream of the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel.
With PBS KIDS ScratchJr, kids can create their own interactive stories and games featuring their favorite characters from Wild Kratts, Nature Cat, WordGirl and Peg + Cat! The storytelling possibilities are endless with this creative coding app for children ages 5-8.
The PBS KIDS Games app has nearly 200 educational games, which can be downloaded for offline pay anytime, anywhere.
Put your vocabulary skills to the test and see if you have what it takes to be WordGirl’s sidekick! Create superhero avatars and train with WordGirl in this adventurous PBS KIDS app designed for kids 6 to 8.
Download fun family activities in Spanish to boost reading, math, critical thinking, and mental health. No materials or preparation required.
A medida que las familias se enfrentan a los desafíos del cierre de las escuelas, la Red Mundial de Educación ha creado una colección especial de recursos disponibles en español, organizados por grado y área temática.
Entendemos que en este momento muchas familias están tratando de encontrar su nueva “normalidad” a la luz de las noticias sobre el COVID-19, también conocido como enfermedad del coronavirus.
Free online games and apps that can help bilingual children — and their parents! — practice their target language at home.