Working with the Pennsylvania Department of Education and Pennsylvania Association of Intermediate Units, Pennsylvania PBS has curated free content for you that align to state standards. Here are top resources to help you keep your students engaged and on track.
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PBS Learning Media
PBS is a FREE resource for teachers and students to access video, images, games and more. Search by topic, grade level or standard to find resources to enrich learning for PreK-12 students. It is useful for families too.
Watch PBS Online
PBS programs and films are FREE to stream. Enjoy a robust selection of our educational programming rich with excellent storytelling.
Explore family resources, tips, activities and support for children ages 2-8.
Pre-K through Elementary
PBS KIDS Apps
These apps are free and aligned to learning goals for literacy, STEM, Social Studies and Social Emotional Learning. Once they are downloaded, most of the apps do not require an internet connection.
To encourage family engagement and a love of reading at home, PBS KIDS offers families a place to come together and read along with fan-favorites on YouTube.
Sesame Street In Communities
This site provides both professional development and activities for children and families by age group.
Meet The Helpers
MEET THE HELPERS is a public media initiative designed to introduce children to community helpers and practice emergency preparedness. The information is presented through engaging videos and downloadable emergency plans to use at home.
Design Squad Global
DESIGN SQUAD GLOBAL empowers middle school kids to solve real-world problems and understand the impact of engineering in a global context. Lesson plans included!
Middle School through High School
PBS NewsHour Extra
This site is specifically designed for grade 6-12. It features news, can be searched by subject area like civics or math and includes lesson plans and student voices.
ExplorePAhistory.com provides users with three principal entry points: “Stories from PA History,” “Visit PA Regions,” and “Teach PA History.”
Pennsylvania Environmental History
Meet PA conservation heroes who played a key role in protecting the environment in a series of WITF original documentaries and accompanying classroom materials for educators.
Student Reporting Labs
Includes 10 lesson plans, educator resources and youth reporting efforts.
You can also access a webinar discussing the unit with Q and A from educators across the country.
NPR Student Podcast Challenge
We’re inviting students around the country to create a podcast, then — with the help of a teacher — compete for a chance to win our grand prize and have your work appear on NPR.
Science-U is a summer camp at Penn State University exploring every inch of the universe! View our hands-on guides and videos at Science-U @Home!
This site is designed to provide resources for STEM and Computer Science (CS) for educators, students, parents and caregivers.
The Robot Doctor
WQED and RobotWits are partnering to provide this educational video series that extends robotics and mathematics lessons to high school age students during the COVID-19 crisis.
Confronting Anti-Black Racism
Use these materials with middle and high school students to help them understand the long history of anti-Black racism in the United States, and think about ways to address it in their own families and communities.
PBS American Portrait
PBS American Portrait is an ongoing, evolving initiative that asks you, and people all over the country, to submit your individual stories by responding to one of a number of thought provoking prompts. It’s a chance for you to give us a glimpse into your life, and a chance for you to be heard.
Health & Wellness Resources
Safe Secure Kids
Safe Secure Kids
SafeSecureKids.org provides free resources to help caregivers prevent sexual abuse and harassment by communicating with children about respect and consent.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
Suicide Prevention | Youth.gov
Developmentally, the years between childhood and adulthood represent a critical period of transition and significant cognitive, mental, emotional, and social change.
Preventing Youth Suicide: Tips for Parents & Educators
If you or someone you know is suicidal, get help immediately via 911, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK or the Crisis Text Line (text “HOME” to 741741).
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