Ken Burns Classroom Launches on PBS LearningMedia; Hundreds of Video Clips, Lesson Plans, and Interactives (Free/Publicly Accessible Resource)
From PBS Learning Media:
Today, PBS announced the launch of Ken Burns Classroom on PBS LearningMedia – a one-stop online destination for free teaching and learning resources inspired by Ken Burns’s renowned documentaries. Created for 6-12th grade educators, the new hub houses a full library of classroom-ready content – aligned to state and national standards – to help students further explore the complex historical events and issues illustrated in Ken Burns’s films.
Ken Burns Classroom features hundreds of video clips, lesson plans, activity suggestions, discussion questions, handouts, and interactives to help educators integrate the films into their classroom instruction. This will include important historical events, people and moments-in-time such as international wars, the Roosevelt family and the Industrial Age. The hub will kick off with documentaries including “Country Music,” “The Vietnam War,” “The Central Park Five,” “The Dust Bowl,” “The West,” “The Civil War,” “Jackie Robinson,” “Lewis & Clark,” “Prohibition,” “The Roosevelts,” and “The War,” and more will continue to be added in the coming months.
All Ken Burns Classroom resources and content are publicly available and can be accessed by visiting PBS LearningMedia.
See Also: “The Indispensable Ken Burns Has a New Initiative: A One-Stop Online Resource For Teachers” (via The Washington Post)
An interview with Ken Burns.
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