Homeschool Collection

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PBS LearningMedia extends a warm welcome to our homeschool students, parents, and educators across the country! We encourage you to make this service your go-to destination for insightful, interactive content, lesson planning support, and professional development tools. This collection below offers a sampling of videos, interactive games, and lesson plans designed to support one-on-one learning and self-paced, student-driven inquiry. Select your favorite resources to begin building your own personalized digital collections.

  • Math in Music

    After learning how the hip-hop duo DobleFlo uses math in music production, students are challenged to match different music samples by calculating their tempos in terms of beats per minute. Algebra concepts explored include: rates, ratios, and proportions; linear relationships; algebraic and numeric expressions and equations. Please click the Display SPL link below to view.

     

     

    Grades: 7-10
  • Math in Special Effects

    Using video and web interactives from Get the Math, students engage in an exploration of mathematics, specifically reasoning and sense making, to solve real world problems and learn how special effects designers use math in their work. In the challenge, students focus on understanding the Big Ideas of Algebra: patterns, relationships, equivalence, and linearity; learn to use a variety of representations, including modeling with variables; build connections between numeric and algebraic expressions; and use what they have learned previously about number and operations, measurement, proportionality, and discrete mathematics as applications of algebra. Please click the Display SPL link below to view.

     

     

    Grades: 7-10
  • The Legacy of President John F Kennedy Special Resource Guide

    This nine-part guide compiles the best John F. Kennedy resources on the internet, and will inspire students to explore the legacy of one of our greatest presidents.

    Grades: 7-13+
  • Obama Moves to Allow Americans to Extend Canceled Health Plans

    This Daily News Story from PBS NewsHour Extra was created on November 15th, 2013.

    President Obama moved to keep his promise and put out a political firestorm by allowing people to keep their recently canceled health care plans for at least one year.

    Grades: 7-12
  • What If Super Typhoons Become a Way of Life?

    This Daily News Story from PBS NewsHour Extra was created on November 13th, 2013.

    The sheer deadly power of the Philippines typhoon has cast a fresh spotlight on the question, are storms getting stronger as the planet gets warmer?

    Grades: 7-12
  • Student Reporting Labs: Military Families

    This Daily News Story from PBS NewsHour Extra was created on November 11th, 2013.

    On Veterans Day, most Americans think of the men and women in uniform. But military life also has a huge effect on their children.

    Grades: 7-12
  • Concussions in Youth Athletes

    This Daily News Story from PBS NewsHour Extra was created on October 31st, 2013

    While pro football has begun to confront the consequences of concussions, a new report is putting the spotlight on younger athletes. 

     

    Grades: 7-12
  • Iran Nuclear Negotiations

    This Daily News Story from PBS NewsHour Extra was created on October 21, 2013.

    Talks concerning the developing Iranian nuclear program took place last Wednesday in Geneva. The conversation was described as “substantive and forward looking” by United Nations Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton. Negotiations will resume in three weeks.

    Grades: 7-12

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