SciGirls, a new PBS KIDS weekly series and website, is out to change how millions of tween girls think about science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM! In each episode, animated characters Izzie and her best friend Jake find themselves in jams only science can fix. To set things right, Izzie calls on smart, curious real- life SciGirls, who put STEM to work and save the day. Izzie also invites viewers to hang out on the website, a totally safe social networking environment where girls can connect, create personal profiles and avatars, share projects and watch every episode.
Instructional Television - Catalog
Subjects: American History, Reading/Language Arts, Social Studies
Grade(s): 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade
Interpreting stories and imagining the past are important aspects of historical thinking. Searching for Slave History: A Digital Storytelling Project will engage students in the study of early African American history and slavery in this country through the art of storytelling. Students will also conduct research just like historians, analyzing primary source documents and audio recordings while mastering the technology required to create multimedia projects.
Subjects: Reading/Language Arts
Grade(s): 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade
Sherlock is a dog - a very smart dog - with big ideas that sometimes don’t work out. Your students will become “S.O.S. Trackers” to help him solve a variety of problems. Secrets of Sherlock (S.O.S.) helps teachers prepare students for Ohio’s proficiency tests in the areas of communication and skill integration. An extensive teacher guide includes explanations and student activities.
Subjects: Science, Social Studies
Grade(s): 7th Grade, 8th Grade
Curious about women inventors? Designed for use in the classroom or at home, this video features women and girls who share a common creative spirit and have won invention prizes and awards. Many have appeared in the Lemelson Center's "Innovative Lives" series for middle school students.
Subjects: Ohio History, Social Studies
Grade(s): 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade
Silent Testimony is about people who lived in the Ohio Valley 2000 years ago. They used the sun and moon to guide them in building earthworks and to plan their lives. The program highlights various mounds and mound builders in the Ohio Valley which include Fort Ancient, Serpent Mound Newark Earthworks and Sun Watch Valley.
Subjects: American History
Grade(s): 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
Mt. Vernon reflected George Washington’s Status in society and his accomplishments in establishing and leading a new nation built on the ideals of “liberty and justice for all.” However, by the late 18th century, Mount Vernon was home to an enslaved community of over 300 men, women, and children. House servants, field hands, and craftsmen built, maintained, and supplied many of the services needed to house, clothe, and feed the equivalent of a small townh
Subjects: Affective Education, Health/Physical Education
Grade(s): 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
A group of teens has a candid discussion with Henry Winkler about underage alcohol use. Those who use and abuse alcohol discuss the wide range of consequences while hop-hop star Bow Wow and other young people share their reasons for staying SMART & SOBER.
Subjects: Reading/Language Arts, Social Studies
Grade(s): 10th Grade
Using historical footage and narration, this series focuses on the social, economic, political and scientific events of each decade - from the 1920s to the 1960s. Teachers can use either the simulation section for an overall approach to the decades or they can use the lesson plans that address each topic in the standards individually. The videos are an overview of each decade, with an emphasis on the topics listed in the educational standards.
Subjects: Art, Professional Development
Grade(s): All Levels
Speak Up! For the Arts is an Arts Advocacy Toolkit for parents and teachers that helps demonstrate why the arts are important in the education process and how to develop your voice for the arts. We have collaborated with Ohio Citizens for the Arts and the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education to provide the most current and effective advocacy materials to help you work to keep the arts in your school.