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This Week's Theme: I <3 Earth

This Earth Day, investigate all things GREEN with PBS LearningMedia! See where recyclables go after they leave your curb, peel back the layers on renewable energy (from corn!), and see how the contents of your lunch impact the entire planet. Explore featured resources, news, and updates below.

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Rwanda: Suffering and Recovery


Twenty years ago, nearly a million people died in the Rwandan genocide and it has been left to the survivors of one of the most brutal events in world history to heal a nation. This video segment from Wide Angle presents the role of a local church in bringing members of the Hutu and Tutsi tribes together.

Literacy for Grades 5-8

This free webinar recording showcases the Common Core-aligned cross-curricular lessons from the Inspiring Middle School Literacy collection.

National High School Essay Contest


Enter The Story of the Jews national essay contest for high school students.

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PD Courses Start 4/30: Use promo "TLSPRING" by 4/27 for 10% off your next 15, 30, or 45-hour course! Learn more.
Find Earth Day resources on the environment, green energy, recycling + more w/ the keyword search above.
Math Webinar 4/23: Discover new content from Math at the Core: Middle School! 7PM EDT. Sign up.
NEWS: We are pleased to introduce the 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators! Meet them here.
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