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The Origin of Banking

The Origin of Banking

Historian Niall Ferguson describes how credit became a legitimate international business.

It Costs What?!

It Costs What?!

The goal of this game is to compare the cost that interest and fees can add to a purchase.

PBS LearningMedia - Impacting Student Achievement

PBS LearningMedia - Impacting Student Achievement

Teachers who participated in the study overwhelmingly reported that PBS LearningMedia made positive contributions to their classroom practices.

Student Learning Portal + Productivity Tools for Teachers

Student Learning Portal + Productivity Tools for Teachers

PBS LearningMedia now offers a student learning portal and a suite of productivity tools for teachers. These new features make it easy to create personalized learning experience...

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  • 100,000+ resources
  • PBS short  video
  • Lesson plans, student activities, self-paced lessons
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PBS LearningMedia is a FREE media library for PreK- 13 educators. It is designed to improve teacher effectiveness and student achievement.

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Best Practices For Using Media in the Classroom

  • Preview media
  • Select short segments (Approx. 5 mins or less)
  • Check for prior understanding 
  • Leave lights on
  • Play video and discuss
  • Check again for understanding and discuss
  • Play video multiple times until students understand content
  • Do a supporting activity to re-enforce learned content

Free Educator Resources

Watch video and read top blogs on this free online resource.

National Gallery of Art 
Access online lessons, activities, and interactives to bring art to your classroom.

Library of Congress  - American Memory site 
Free and open access to resources documenting the American experience.