PBS’s POV documentaries are a valuable resource for teachers and students. Did you know that more than 80 POV films are available to educators and librarians for free? Use the companion lesson plans to present POV films to your class.
On the morning of September 11, 2001, Dr. Judith Myers-Walls, Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Purdue University, was getting ready for work and watching the morning news when she saw the tragic events of that day unfold. She had significant experience with preparing materials to help parents and other adults talk to children about media events such as those.
Teachers not only need to understand how to choose the right issues and create an open and fair climate for discussion; they also need to learn about themselves and their identities when leading discussions in racially pluralistic classrooms.