|Dr. David Childs, D.D., Ph.D.
Northern Kentucky University
PBS Learning Media is a wonderful resource for math, science, language arts and social studies teachers of all grade levels. We have posted materials and resources on our blog in the past and will provide more resources in this post. Please view PBS’s New U.S. History Collection that will prove to be very helpful for middle school, secondary and upper level elementary educators.
This collection “presents a new approach to digital media for U.S. History classrooms, with attention to multiple, diverse perspectives that foster civic identity and a more complex, nuanced, and accurate understanding of the past.
Browsable by Eras in U.S. History and Historical Thinking Skills, the Collection highlights how the past is relevant to students’ lives today and supports critical analysis of traditional historical narratives and lesser known perspectives. Each resource is accompanied by a range of supports including Teaching Tips to guide you in how best to integrate each resource into your existing curriculum.”
The website also states “that this Collection is growing all the time!” Teachers can “expand students’ understanding of U.S. History with culturally inclusive resources that bring the major people, events, and trends in history alive, while integrating often untold stories into the curriculum. Curated clips of trusted PBS programs and a diverse array of other media and interactive resources develop students’ historical thinking skills while broadening their appreciation of history’s multiple perspectives and complexity.”
Please share what resources you find useful for your teaching.
We are open to feedback and discussion. If you see any typos or grammatical errors please feel free to email the author and editor at the address below:
Dr. David Childschildsd1@nku.edu
Below are some examples of resources available on the site.
Pre-Colonial America to 1754
Revolution and Independence, 1754–1800
Racial, Ethnic, and Sectional Divisions, 1800-1850Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850–1896
Conservative Resurgence and Social Change, 1964–2000Civic Leader Moctesuma Esparza: Educational Equity | Youth Stand Up
How Politics and Personality Propelled the First Female Justice to the Supreme Court | Sandra Day O’Connor: The First