PBS presents a whole collection of programs during October.
To begin, on Monday October 3, viewers can be inspired by "Willie Velasquez: Your Vote is Your Voice," a documentary about the charismatic pioneering activist whose rallying cry -- “su voto es su voz” (your vote is your voice) -- started a grassroots movement that transformed the nation’s political landscape and paved the way for the growing power of the Latino vote.
The World’s Largest Lesson is an opportunity to involve children and young people in the UN’S Global Goals for Sustainable Development. You can find all the World's Largest Lesson resources for schools at www.globalgoals.org/worldslargestlesson, including the lead lesson for 2016. Classroom activities include the viewing of a short film and a student project that focuses on Global Goal 5: Gender Equality. The film invites students to invent, innovate, and campaign for this, and all of the Global Goals. Read more
"What We do At the Federal Reserve," is a free teaching kit for grades 9-12. The Federal Reserve is often in the news, yet few Americans understand The Fed's role in our economy. This classroom kit gives teachers some hands-on activities to explain the role of the Fed. Developed by The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, this kit provides a curriculum guide that emphasizes key points teachers can highlight while studying topics like how prices, inflation, and how monetary policy affects our economy. Read more
When students examine the highlighted election ads in the classroom, they will comprehend that many themes--including xenophobia, income inequality, and women’s political power--have been historical mainstays on the campaign trail.
September 29, 2016 - 5:00pm EDT to November 3, 2016 - 9:45am EDT
“Designing C3 Inquiries with Library of Congress Political Cartoons” is a free, interactive online experience and a chance to earn 24 CEU hours. It will be held Thursdays September 29 through November 3. 2016, 5:00pm – 7:00pm ET. Read more
Earn professional development hours or university credit with Population Education, which is offering its first online professional development course for social studies and science educators of grades 6-12, to be held October 17, 2016 – December 16, 2016.