Students learn about adaptations of the pink river dolphin through concept mapping, and then they compare pink river dolphins with marine dolphins.
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All Dressed Up shows a dog being groomed and asks the student to write a story about what the dog is thinking. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.
In this video excerpt from Dinosaur Train, Buddy, Tiny, Shiny and Don lead a large group of dinosaurs in singing "Dinosaurs A to Z" at a picnic. From this clip, children will learn about the alphabet as well as the names of different dinosaur species. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.
Students are asked to explain what needs to be considered if alternative energy sources are to be used. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.
America Weighs displays someone on a scale weighing themselves and asks the student what public schools should do, if anything, about the growing obesity problem in America. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.
This site presents an essay, timeline, video clips, and interviews examining this photographer, artist, and art impresario. Stieglitz was a powerful force in the arts of the early 20th century and an important interpreter of emerging modern culture. This web site is a companion to first full-length film biography of the photographer, Alfred Stieglitz: The Eloquent Eye.
The theme of this guide is: achieving ocean health and balance through investigation and data collection techniques that show the necessity for marine sanctuaries, the effects of fisheries and the management practices being followed in today's oceans.
These classroom guides have been designed to help educators use the ANCESTORS IN THE AMERICAS series and companion web site in history, geography and social studies classes (grade levels 9-12). The lesson plans may also be adapted for use as stand-alone exercises.
The ANCESTORS IN THE AMERICAS companion Web site helps to round out the stories and ideas presented in this groundbreaking series. Visit the Asian American Timeline to learn about specific moments and events that shaped Asian American history. Join an online discussion to talk about the series or related topics regarding Asian Americans. Use the Resource section to further explore the Asian American experience.
This video segment from Between the Lions is an original, animated retelling of the classic Aesops fable in which a grasshopper sings and dances while the ants gather food for winter. The grasshopper then has nothing to eat once the cold weather comes. In the end, the ants invite the grasshopper inside for a meal, and they all dance a merry mambo. Featured "m" words include: many, moons, moody, Murray, Marge, merry, Melanie, mangos, melons, mambo, music, moving, mushrooms, macaroni, managed, milk, Myrtle, mind, middle, month, mountains, melt, meanwhile, munched, moment, make, move, motioned, meatballs, mashed potatoes, magnificent, and meal. This video segment provides a resource for Fluency, Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Letter Knowledge Awareness, and Phonological Awareness. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.
Learn about the effects of a changing climate on the Arctic ecosystem and four of its well-known mammals: the polar bear, the walrus, the Arctic fox and the beluga whale.
Paul the Gorilla makes a call to Flo's One Stop to order a hose to grow a rose. Paul the Gorilla calls Flo, but she cannot understand him and mistakes his request for a hose to grow a rose for a request to hold a globe. Unable to hear him, Flo lists many words containing the long "o" sound. The goal of this resource is decoding. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.
Students are asked to generate questions about fireworks that could be answered through scientific evaluation. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.
Students study a population of beluga whales to learn about the environmental issues that the whales currently face. They then work in teams to develop suggestions for how to help protect the population of belugas, which they present in a public service announcement (PSA).
This guide is designed to take advantage of the educational information in the three-part PBS series BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (PBS airdate November 19-20, 2002), directing teacher’s to specific sections of the series relevant to the lesson plan. The lessons engage students with a media-rich environment that employs video, DVD, computers, and the Internet in addition to more traditional print resources. The lesson plans are flexible, allowing teachers to adapt the instruction to their particular needs. Pre K-12 teachers may videotape the series and use it in the classroom for one year.
A Big Pot displays several people stirring a large pot of stew and the prompt at the end asks students to describe how they would make the same dish. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.
Bill and Ted's Most Excellent Adventure asks the students to write a script for Bill and Ted, the penguins featured in this video clip. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.