As some of you may know, PBS is an organization that “offers documentaries that open up new worlds, non-commercialized news programs that keep citizens informed on world events and cultures and programs that expose America to the worlds of music, theater, dance and art. It is a multi-platform media organization that serves Americans through television, mobile and connected devices and the web.”
PBS has also curated free standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more for Illinois teachers, which can be searched by subject, grade level, and type of resource.
While all of the above content is free to educators, we have obtained a subscription to their paid content–PBS Passport. This passport offers extended access to a digital, on-demand library of more than 1,500 PBS episodes. If you’re not sure where to start, PBS has compiled some lists: comforting British dramas, seven historical dramas, favorite mysteries, MASTERPIECE staff picks, celebrating iconic women and the moms of MASTERPIECE.
To access PBS Passport content, though, you will need to reach out to me for the username and password. This content can be shown in your classroom. However, due to PBS restrictions, you are not able to have each student watch it on their own device.
If you have any questions regarding PBS content, please let me know.
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