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KSPS PBS is committed to bridging educational gaps in our region by providing free learning resources directly to children and families in our highest needs communities through our school and community programs.

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FEATURED RESOURCES

Hemingway Educator Guide

This Educator Guide supports classroom discussion of Hemingway, a three-part documentary film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. The guide includes key information about Hemingway the artist, Hemingway the man, and resources to help modern audiences better understand the world in which he lived.

Watch the five part documentary series: Asian Americans

The series examines what the 2010 U.S. Census identifies as the fastest growing racial/ethnic group in the United States. Told through individual lives and personal histories, ASIAN AMERICANS explores the impact of this group on the country’s past, present, and future.

PBS Books Hemingway Exhibit

PBS Books has launched their virtual Hemingway Exhibition celebrating Ernest Hemingway’s work and life. To see photos of the ephemera found in library collections across the country, and to learn more about the resources PBS Books has created around HEMINGWAY, click here!

April 8th National Book Club Conversation

On the evening following the film's premiere, join the Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden, and filmmakers Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein for a live conversation exploring Hemingway.  Register at the link provided.

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

Career Explore Northwest

CareerExploreNW is a community tool designed to help middle and high school students explore college and career pathways through job spotlight videos and an informational website.
 

STEM in Schools

KSPS STEM in Schools is a free Grades PreK-3 after-school and summer enrichment program where children and families engage in fun, interactive STEM learning using activities and support materials aligned to PBS KIDS programs. Participating children and families receive free high-quality STEM books after each workshop session along with a PBS KIDS educational tablet to extend STEM learning at home. Learn more.

KSPS Virtual Storytimes

WA educators, librarians, and community members read favorite children's books. Watch with your little ones and try some of the fun activities at home.

 

Injustice at Home (Video Segments and Lesson Plans)

This educational resource--five educational videos and an inquiry-based unit of study--will help students understand Executive Order 9066 and the resulting internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, the failure of political leadership to protect constitutional rights, the military experience of Japanese-Americans during WWII, and examples of discrimination and racial prejudice the Japanese-American community faced before, during and after WWII. 

Injustice at Home (Full Documentary)

During WWII, almost the entire population of Japanese Americans on the West Coast were forcibly removed from their homes and incarcerated. Their only crime was looking like the enemy. Featuring the inspiring stories of people in our community, this one hour documentary focuses on Japanese Americans during WWII, both inside and outside the evacuation zone; chronicling their struggles and perseverance.

AT-HOME & DISTANCE LEARNING

Keep Learning Teacher Video Lessons: Gr K-5

Do your kids need extra practice with math, reading and science? KSPS’s Keep Learning includes over 100 math, reading, and science video lessons, taught by Spokane School teachers.

LEARNING RESOURCES

PBS LearningMedia

PBS LearningMedia is a digital educational platform that offers thousands of free video and curriculum resources aligned to state and national standards.

Discussing Civil Rights

Looking for help discussing current events and civil rights issues with youth? Start with this comprehensive set of videos, lessons, and webinars curated by PBS Education.

PBS KIDS APPS

Use this chart to find free PBS KIDS apps that align to your child’s grade level. Download the apps on your on your tablet device to play online, offline, or anytime.

Nick on the Rocks Geology Series

Join nationally recognized geologist Nick Zentner as he explorers Washington's diverse landscapes, from massive lava flows to wandering mountains and a flank of Mt. Rainier.