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Ken Burns Classroom Launches on PBS LearningMedia

19/11/2019

Lesson plans, activity suggestions, interactives and video clips based on Ken Burns's documentaries are now available in a hub for free to 6-12th grade educators across the country

ARLINGTON, VA; NOVEMBER 19, 2019 - Today, PBS announced the launch of Ken Burns Classroom on PBS LearningMedia - a one-stop online destination for free teaching and learning resources inspired by Ken Burns's renowned documentaries. Created for 6-12th grade educators, the new hub houses a full library of classroom-ready content - aligned to state and national standards - to help students further explore the complex historical events and issues illustrated in Ken Burns's films.

Ken Burns and his collaborators have been creating historical documentaries for more than forty years. During this time, his signature style has brought documents, images and video footage to life for viewers around the globe. These films, and the supplementary learning content on Ken Burns Classroom, encourage students to ask thought-provoking questions while introducing new ideas and perspectives.

It's wonderful to see how educators across the country are using our films in their classrooms. By presenting them alongside interactive tools and lesson plans, PBS LearningMedia is helping students better understand the connection between historical events and the present, said Ken Burns. Through these resources, my hope is that we can further interest young people in the power of history and help them better understand the complexity of issues we face today, including the connection to the past and their relevance to the future.

Ken Burns Classroom features hundreds of video clips, lesson plans, activity suggestions, discussion questions, handouts, and interactives to help educators integrate the films into their classroom instruction. This will include important historical events, people and moments-in-time such as international wars, the Roosevelt family and the Industrial Age. The hub will kick off with documentaries including Country Music, The Vietnam War, The Central Park Five, The Dust Bowl, The West, The Civil War, Jackie Robinson, Lewis & Clark, Prohibition, The Roosevelts, and The War, and more will continue to be added in the coming months.

The stories we often hear from educators about the ways in which they use these films in their classrooms has been nothing short of inspiring, said Sara Schapiro, Vice President, Education, PBS. We're thrilled to be working with Ken Burns to offer these important, carefully curated resources on PBS LearningMedia.

Ken Burns documentaries are fantastic. They bring difficult to understand moments in history to life in a way that other classroom methods cant, said David Olson, high school social studies educator and PBS Digital Innovator. The interactive tools and lesson plans in the Ken Burns collection on PBS LearningMedia are indispensable. They help me create hands-on teaching moments and allow my students to more easily grasp the intricacies of American history.

PBS LearningMedia, a partnership between PBS and WGBH, is an online destination that offers free access to thousands of resources from partners and PBS stations who work to make them available to teachers in local communities across the country. Nearly one million unique users visit the website each month to access free, high-quality, classroom-ready resources. Since its launch in 2011, PBS LearningMedia has continued to evolve with the growing and changing needs of educators to ensure quality and relevant content is provided to educators at no cost.

All Ken Burns Classroom resources and content are publicly available and can be accessed by visiting PBS LearningMedia at https://pbslearningmedia.org/kenburns.

Content in Ken Burns Classroom was funded in part of members of The Better Angels Society.

About PBS

PBS, with nearly 350 member stations, offers all Americans the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and digital content. Each month, PBS reaches over 90 million people through television and 30 million people online, inviting them to experience the worlds of science, history, nature and public affairs; to hear diverse viewpoints; and to take front row seats to world-class drama and performances. PBS' broad array of programs has been consistently honored by the industry's most coveted award competitions. Teachers of children from pre-K through 12th grade turn to PBS for digital content and services that help bring classroom lessons to life. Decades of research confirms that PBS' premier children's media service, PBS KIDS, helps children build critical literacy, math and social-emotional skills, enabling them to find success in school and life. Delivered through member stations, PBS KIDS offers high-quality educational content on TV-including a 24/7 channel, online at pbskids.org, via an array of mobile apps and in communities across America. More information about PBS is available at www.pbs.org, one of the leading dot-org websites on the internet, or by following PBS on Twitter, Facebook or through our apps for mobile and connected devices. Specific program information and updates for press are available at pbs.org/pressroom or by following PBS Pressroom on Twitter.

Contacts:

Lubna Abuulbah, PBS KIDS; 703-739-8463; labuulbah@pbs.org

Cat Dillon, Allison+Partners; 312-429-1303; PBS@allisonpr.com
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