PBS LearningMedia’s All About the Holidays is a collection of short videos exploring the history and significance behind Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa. Teachers are invited to use the videos to spark a discussion with students about the history, traditions, and cultural roots of these holidays. The videos are accessible in English and Spanish.
Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in December.
Sponsored by TheGilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the Dear George Washington Contest encourages elementary students to imagine the United States at its founding by composing a letter to President George Washington from the point of view of a person attending his first inauguration.
Facing History and Ourselves offers a teaching idea that uses images to help students connect emotionally to the experiences of individuals and groups who choose or are forced to leave their homelands and who place their wellbeing and safety into the hands of others.