Happy Holidays!

Thanksgiving has been celebrated in the U.S. since English settlers arrived in 1621. See how this holiday has evolved over the years.

Tablet Sweepstakes

Have you entered the "Get Your Tech On" sweepstakes yet? Don't miss out! This is your chance to win Samsung Galaxy tablets for your entire classroom.*

Native American Heritage Collection

Explore this collection of interviews, videos, and primary source documents illustrating the history and culture of Native Americans across the decades.

Math in the Mix

How has the price of a "classic" Thanksgiving meal changed over the years? Use this infographic to find out.

Webinar: 12/2 @ 6pm EST

Join PBS and the Library of Congress for a look inside PBS LearningMedia’s primary source collection filled with digital photos, presidential letters, and more!

Thanksgiving Across the Ages

Thanksgiving has been celebrated across the U.S. for hundreds of years. Check out these amazing primary source letters, paintings, and proclamations for a window into some of the earliest celebrations.

PBS LearningMedia: Illinois Public Broadcasting Council Edition

  • Illinois Edition Pilot Project Report

    Click here to download the Final Report of the PBS LearningMedia Pilot Project.
    Click here to download the Executive summary.

     

  • Participating Stations

    WBEZ Chicago

    WCBU Peoria

    WDCB Glen Ellyn

    WEIU Charleston

    WGLT-FM Normal

    WILL Urbana

    WIUM Macomb

    WNIJ DeKalb

    WQPT Moline

    WQUB-FM Quincy

    WSEC/WQEC/WMEC Springfield

    WSIU Carbondale

    WTTW Chicago

    WTVP Peoria

    WUIS Springfield

    WVIK Rock Island

    WYCC Chicago

  • Illinois Public Broadcasters Recorded Webinars


    Learn how Illinois teachers enhance their lesson plans with Illinois Edition LearningMedia.

    Discover the power of media-based resources to inspire, educate and motivate your homeschooler.  Please join us for a deep dive into the free educational service, PBS LearningMedia with a particular focus on student-centered lessons and project-based learning. 

    Click HERE for a recording of our most recent webinar.

    Click HERE for an introductory webinar featuring Emily Dawson. Emily teaches science at Riverview Grade School in East Peoria and recently launched a weather balloon with her students! WATCH Emily and her students in action!

    Want to ignite your lesson plans and build reading skills across content areas? Click HERE to learn how Marybeth McCormick uses Illinois Edition in her second grade classroom at Sparta Primary Attendance Center in Sparta, IL.

  • State Superintendent Encourages Educators to Use Illinois Edition

    READ what Illinois State School Superintendent Dr. Christopher Koch has to say about Illinois Edition of LearningMedia.

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