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.
The Newberry Library’s Digital Collections for the Classroom website features primary sources from the Newberry’s holdings, contextual essays, and discussion questions. Newberry Teacher Consortium collaborates with scholars, university faculty, and classroom teachers to develop the collections in this growing resource for classroom use.
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.
The Reconstruction Era and The Fragility of Democracy from Facing History and Ourselves helps students examine how a society rebuilds after extraordinary division and trauma, when the ideals of democracy are most vulnerable.
During Native American Heritage Month, teachers and students can celebrate the history, culture, and traditions of American Indians and Alaska Natives in a special collection of films, short stories, and other resources from PBS.