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Holocaust Remembrance Day

Meeting Max: A Holocaust Survivor's Story

2019 ABBY Award-Winning APT TV Documentary – Luke, a high school student, partners with Alabama Public Television to film an interview with Max Steinmetz, a Holocaust survivor, with hopes of going beyond the history books.

Why Should We Remember

An 8-minute video introduction to the BHEC exhibit, "Darkness into Life: Alabama Holocaust Survivors Through Photography and Art."

Birmingham Holocaust Education Center Educational Resources

The BHEC seeks to provide educators with the historical background and educational tools to effectively teach this important history to the students of Alabama. We want to ensure that the Holocaust is never forgotten, and that its lessons continue to shape the future.

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Autism Awareness Month

Sesame Street and Autism

See amazing in all children! View videos, storybooks, interactives, and resources for parents, and more.

Teachers' Lounge Blog | Spectrum: A Story of the Mind

Explore sensory perception through the lens of individuals on the autism spectrum, in this powerful blog from PBS Teachers.

Book List | Different Styles, Different Children

On the pages of these books, meet memorable characters with special ways of learning.

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PBS Resources

PBS Kids ScratchJr

Teachers! Looking to introduce your students to coding in a fun, easy way? Try PBS Kids ScratchJr! PBS LearningMedia has all of the resources and teaching guides you need to get started! (Grades K-3)

PBS LearningMedia

Tap into America’s #1 Educational Media Brand for access to thousands of innovative, standards-aligned digital resources, compelling student experiences, and professional development opportunities.

PBS Education

The greatest teachers ignite a love of learning and a sense of possibility that motivates students to reach their full potential. This hub includes LearningMedia, TeacherLine, Digital Innovators, and Teachers Lounge.

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Earth Day / Explore the Outdoors

Earth Day | All About the Holidays

The first Earth Day was recognized in 1970 as a day to encourage all Americans to care for our planet. How do you celebrate in your community today? (Grades K-5)

Gratitude and the Environment

In this lesson, students discuss the meaning of gratitude and write their personal expressions of gratitude. Students then explore the connection between gratitude and a concern for the environment. (Grades 5-8)

Backyard Wildlife

Take a field trip in your own backyard. Who shares that space with you? What do they eat? Where do they live? Explore with your students using this resource from KET as your guide! (Grades PreK-1)

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National Poetry Month

Elements of Poetry

Students can use this interactive lesson from American Masters to discover how literary techniques like figurative language, imagery, and symbolism contribute to the overall meaning of a poem. (Grades 6-12)

Book List | The Best of Shel Silverstein

When you hear the name Shel Silverstein, what does it bring to mind? Families often think of clever poems with lots of laughs! Browse this list to find old and new favorites from writer and poet Shel Silverstein!

Book List | Poetry Books for All Ages

This April celebrate National Poetry Month with Mother Goose, alphabet poems in Spanish and English, and a rhyming dog! (Grades 2-8)

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Emergencies

Public Safety | APT

Tornadoes, hurricanes and other natural disasters are a fact of life. Preparing for possible crises ahead of time is the best way to guarantee the safety of our families and communities. Alabama Public Television has assembled these resources to help you prepare for emergencies and find important emergency management information.

Handling Emergencies

Whether you’re preparing for the unexpected or recovering from it, your reassurance and comfort hold great power to soothe children even on the scariest, toughest days.

Meet the Helpers

Many children have questions and can feel uneasy when emergencies occur in their communities. The Meet the Helpers toolkit is designed to introduce “helpers” and explain the role they play in emergency situations.

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Learning Adventures / Field Trips

Mission Control: Human Spaceflight

LIVE on SPACE DAY, May 3, 2019! An exciting opportunity for students to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the US landing on the moon and participate in the excitement and fascination of space and space travel. SIGN UP NOW! (Grades 5-8)

Artistic Roots: Alabama's Creative Culture

Take an interdisciplinary focus on the study and creation of music, theatre, sculpture, folk and visual arts. (Grades 4-8)

Project C: Lessons from the American Civil Rights Movement Series

A series of Learning Adventures occurring throughout the Civil Rights fiftieth anniversary years of 2013-2015 that focus on the role of citizenship in a democracy through the study of historical events. (Grades 7-12)

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Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM)

Mission Control Digital Shorts

A short video series about all things space! Get excited for the next virtual field trip on SPACE DAY on May 3rd by watching these teasers!

Early Computing: Crash Course Computer Science

Take a look at computing’s origins, because even though our digital computers are relatively new, the need for computation is not. (Grades 9-12)

Occupation: STEM

A web series designed for 6th-12th grade students to spark interest in STEM related careers.

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Celebrate Alabama's Birthday

Alabama Bicentennial Educational Resources

Resources that educate all students about Alabama’s history and involve them in the bicentennial celebration.

Alabama History Short Videos

Alabama Legacy Moments commemorates the Alabama Bicentennial with 200 distinctive short videos about the people, places and stories that have defined Alabama.

Artistic Roots: Alabama's Creative Culture

Take an interdisciplinary focus on the study and creation of music, theatre, sculpture, folk and visual arts. (Grades 4-8)

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Social Studies / History

Alabama History Short Videos

Alabama Legacy Moments commemorates the Alabama Bicentennial with 200 distinctive short videos about the people, places and stories that have defined Alabama.

Meeting Max: A Holocaust Survivor's Story

2019 ABBY Award-Winning APT TV Documentary – Luke, a high school student, partners with Alabama Public Television to film an interview with Max Steinmetz, a Holocaust survivor, with hopes of going beyond the history books.

The American Experiment

Join Jermaine, Kammy and Marcia as they learn about the history and policies behind the United States' unique form of government with the help of Martha Roby, U.S. Representative from Alabama’s second congressional district.

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English Language Arts

The Great American Read Resources

This LearningMedia collection highlights books from The Great American Read and includes additional resources across PBS partners that contextualize the authors and the impact these books have had on specific readers and throughout history.

Elements of Poetry

Students can use this interactive lesson from American Masters to discover how literary techniques like figurative language, imagery, and symbolism contribute to the overall meaning of a poem. (Grades 6-12)

Book List | The Best of Shel Silverstein

When you hear the name Shel Silverstein, what does it bring to mind? Families often think of clever poems with lots of laughs! Browse this list to find old and new favorites from writer and poet Shel Silverstein!

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PBS Digital Innovators

Vinny Chiaramonte 2018 PBS Digital Innovator

R. F. Bumpus Middle School Computer Science Teacher Vinny Chiaramonte works with Alabama middle school kids to teach them computer programming and problem solving.

Amanda Walker 2017 PBS Digital Innovator

Amanda has a class full of little geniuses. As a Google Certified Educator, she has implemented “Genius Hour”, a creative program that helps inspire students by allowing them to explore their passions.

Nira Dale 2016 PBS Digital Innovator

On April 14, 2016 Alabama Public Television's IQ Learning Network announced Nira Dale from Florence City Schools as one of this year’s PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators.

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Adult Learning

American Graduate: Getting to Work

APT is working to raise awareness about Alabama’s high-demand skilled careers and pathways. Learn more and view videos and resources.

FREE help preparing for your GED

If you want more in life–more money, more options, more opportunity–then a high school credential is essential. Get help preparing for your GED today!

NOVA

NOVA brings you stories from the frontlines of science and engineering, answering the big questions of today and tomorrow.

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Arts in Alabama

The Great American Read Resources

This LearningMedia collection highlights books from The Great American Read and includes additional resources across PBS partners that contextualize the authors and the impact these books have had on specific readers and throughout history.

Journey Proud: Muscle Shoals

The Muscle Shoals Sound has influenced music all over the United States and around the world. By meeting with and talking with the writers, musicians and producers who are the bones of the music industry, we will find out how a sleepy little Alabama town became an artistic powerhouse.

Artistic Roots: Alabama's Creative Culture

Take an interdisciplinary focus on the study and creation of music, theatre, sculpture, folk and visual arts. (Grades 4-8)

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