Social Studies and Language Arts
KQED Education offers media production training and online resources for high school Social Studies and Language Arts educators with a focus on the news.
Edspace | May 20, 2013
Posted by Almetria Vaba
This spring, PBS LearningMedia spotlights the U.S. Constitution! Enhance your next lesson with PBS LearningMedia?s brand new
collection of FREE, curriculum-targeted resources from the series, Constitution USA (Grades 9-12). Use these resources to
instigate classroom discussion around key concepts like … Continue
Bring news and current affairs into the classroom with new KQED News Education resource, The Lowdown. This recently launched initiative a unique collaboration between KQED Education and the KQED Public Radio newsroom - provides critical background context on big KQED news stories, and investigates the howd we get here? component. Although intended for a broad audience, the site is specifically geared toward California high school social studies, English/language arts, and Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers as a resource for teaching with the news, creatively integrating current events into the core curriculum, and engaging students in civic life.
Break down topics like "Why Facebook is going public," " The Rise of the Super PAC," "If California is Broke, Why Is It Still So Expensive To Live Here?" and much more.
Visit kqed.org/lowdown for lesson plans, activities and educator guides.
Bay Area Mosaic is a project of KQED Education and is designed to help teachers integrate cultural and historical content reflective of our diverse communities into the standardized curriculum. Mosaic presents ethnic studies content and educational themes by utilizing PBS and KQED films to enhance learning and teaching, with an emphasis in single subject (6th-12th grade) social studies and language arts. We offer professional development workshops, screenings, and symposia around the heritage month schedule and other national PBS projects.
Here you will find award-winning films and supporting resources for teaching themes in Black Studies, Native American Studies, Asian Pacific American Studies, LGBT Studies, Latino Studies, and Women's Studies.
Please visit Bay Area Mosaic for lesson plans, flash activities, and educator guides.
ITVS Classroom is an exciting, new resource for educators. It provides documentary video content accompanied with innovative, resource-rich curricula for high school, college, and other youth educators. Video content will include approximately 15 minutes excerpted from an independently-produced documentary film scheduled for broadcast on the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens. Content is grouped into subject-specific segments that correspond to lesson plans and educational activities. All materials are designed with key education standards in mind and are available, along with the video content, on a DVD-ROM and online.
See ITVS Classroom right now!
Now that the election is over, how do we maintain momentum around issues of importance to educators and students in California? Educators can find lesson plans, interactives, and other resources created for use by students and teachers on our new Civic Engagement page.
"You Decide" is an online devil's advocate designed to challenge your point of view on current issues. Perhaps the arguments in these activities will encourage you to reconsider your position... or maybe not. Think you know where you stand? You just might surprise yourself.
To accompany Ken Burns' The War, KQED and KTEH produced three documentaries examining Word War II's impact and legacy on Bay Area communities: Soldados, Nisei Soldiers, and Bay Area Stories.
China is rapidly becoming a world power, but much of the country and its people remain hidden to those outside its borders. China from the Inside provides a rare insider's view of China, her institutions and people.
From 1910 to 1940, tens of thousands of immigrants entered the West Coast of the United States through the Angel Island Immigration Station. This web site is designed to help educators and community audiences teach and learn about Asia and Asian America. It includes video clips and other resources for the KQED documentary "Discovering Angel Island."
Alcatraz Island boasts a long and eclectic history. Explore the ruins where Civil War soldiers protected California's gold from Confederate plots, see where Native Americans made a thrilling statement for self-determination, and uncover much more of the island's surprising past.
This one-hour documentary takes an in-depth look at the struggle for California's shores -- echoed on coastlines around America -- and asks: "Whose coast is it, anyway?"
Also on KQED.org this week ...
We Need You!
Volunteer during our current on-air radio fundraising drive. It's a great way to support KQED Radio with your time. You can really make a difference!
Enter the New "ImageMakers" Screening Room
Enjoy films from present and past seasons of KQED's short independent film series, divided into Animation, Comedy, Drama, and Suspense.