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View Resource Precious Children

This companion Website to the recently broadcast PBS documentary "Precious Children" provides insight into childhood life and education in mainland China. The site offers factual and cultural information about China, online essays about early education and childcare in China, video clips from the documentary, and an annotated list of online resources about children and education in China. Such a...

http://www.pbs.org/kcts/preciouschildren/
View Resource Battle for the Holyland

With the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, Frontline's Battle for the Holy Land examines this perilous conflict from the eyes of those fighting on the ground. "Through unique access to combatants on both sides, Frontline's film teams take viewers inside the worlds of Palestinian militants and Israeli commando units, revealing the strategies, weaponry, and intelligence gathering...

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/holy/
View Resource PBS Frontline Home Page

This Web site companion to the popular PBS show Frontline offers attractions for both the show's aficionados, as well as those with a more casual interest. There are previews of upcoming shows and an archives of past shows, which can be browsed chronologically or by subject - handy for a general user looking for information rather than a particular show. Web sites for individual previous shows...

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/
View Resource Two Towns of Jasper

The subject of race and race-relations in the United States is one that is at times avoided by many persons, but the documentary Two Towns of Jasper and its well-conceived Web site developed by PBS foster meaningful dialogue about these issues. The documentary deals with the murder of James Byrd (a black man), who was dragged to his death behind a truck driven by three white men in Jasper, Texas....

http://www.pbs.org/pov/twotownsofjasper/
View Resource NATURE: Horse and Rider

This Web site is the online companion to the recent PBS NATURE documentary "Horse and Rider," which "explores a fascinating partnership between animal and human." Click on For Teachers on the main Web page to find an interdisciplinary lesson plan for grades 9-12. The lesson, titled Creating the "Perfect" Horse, has students study horse biology and behavior, explore the reasons why different horse...

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/horse-and-rider-introduction/...
View Resource Learning Matters: The Merrow Report

The Merrow Report, a PBS television program, features video documentaries about current issues in education for K-12 educators and the general public. On this program, "Veteran NewsHour education reporter John Merrow investigates education's headline-making issues, as well as those we don't hear about." From this website, visitors can read about past and upcoming programs, such as a NewsHour...

http://learningmatters.tv/cgi-sys/suspendedpage.cgi
View Resource Chavez Ravine

Urban renewal in its various guises swept through many American cities beginning in the early 1950s, and there are many who have not forgotten these experiences. Jordan Mechner, a filmmaker, has brought together the experiences of those who lived through the demolition of the Chavez Ravine community in Los Angeles for the Independent Lens series on PBS. The story of Chavez Ravine is quite complex...

http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/chavezravine/index.html
View Resource Independent Lens: Interactive Features

Over the past few years, Independent Lens has produced a number of well-received documentaries that have aired on PBS and other places. They have also created some very nice websites in an attempt to enhance the viewing experience of their programs. The Independent Lens: Interactive site offers some additional web-original projects for the interested public. Some of these features include Beyond...

https://itvs.org/projects/
View Resource The World According to Sesame Street

With over thirty years of experience in the United States, Sesame Street has become a much loved fixture on public television, and one that enjoys a broad base of support. For many young people from age 6 to 36, it’s hard to imagine a childhood without such familiar faces as Bert, Ernie, Big Bird, and of course, that lovely curmudgeon, Oscar the Grouch. As some visitors may already know, Sesame...

http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/worldaccordingtosesamestr...
View Resource Independent Lens Online Shorts Festival

Since its creation a few years ago, the Independent Lens series has worked with various filmmakers and producers to create thoughtful portraits. These portraits have included subjects such as the life of Billy Strayhorn, people living with dystonia, and the world of Ethiopian coffee growers. Recently, they also embarked on yet another ambitious project: an online shorts festival. Visitors to this...

http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/blog/
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