Educational Resources for Teachers




Join WYCC PBS Chicago for American Graduate Day, a live broadcast and outreach event scheduled for Saturday, September 27, 2014. From 11AM-2PM, WYCC and 80 other public television stations across the country will host a “call-to-action” campaign featuring more than 40 local and national community partners. Throughout the day, videos and interviews will showcase how these organizations provide support, advice, and prevention and intervention services to at-risk students, families, and schools. Click here for 2013 highlights and useful classroom resources. 


This PBS LearningMedia collection of lesson plans, videos and classroom resources invites teachers and students to explore the history, people and issues chronicled in the PBS series, Latino Americans. Along the way, it engages students in dramatic real-life stories and offers primary texts that serve the goals of the Common Core. Watch the series beginning September 21st at 9PM.


Digital Media: New Learners of the 21st Century explores how exceptional instructors are increasingly using digital media and interactive practices to ignite their students’ curiosity and ingenuity, help them become civically engaged, allow them to collaborate with peers worldwide, and empower them to direct their own learning.

Gaming the System: Explore Learning Through Media
Chris Rush from New Classrooms, Teresa Napoli from School of One and Rebecca Rufo-Tepper from the Institute of Play discuss the emergence of new approaches to learning, such as personalized and game-based learning.  

WYCC PBS Chicago wishes students, teachers, parents and all who support student learning, a safe and successful 2014-2015 academic year!

Free Educator Resources

Watch videos, read top blogs and find out about "schools that work well" with this free online resource.

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
1,500+ federally supported teaching and learning resources sourced from dozens of federal agencies.

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 written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music documenting the American experience.