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                                                                                                                 January 20, 2016

Teaching the Civil War

Mercy Street Leads to Civil War Lessons

The new PBS Civil War drama Mercy Street takes viewers beyond the battlefield and into the lives of Americans on the Civil War home front. Teachers can take this opportunity to study the Civil War as part of an MPT-developed literacy lesson for social studies classes.

The Role of African Americans in the Civil War: Middle school students will gain instruction and practice writing informative texts as they research and write about the role of African Americans, including the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, during the Civil War.

From PBS Learning Media: Gather more resources from Teaching the Civil War, a resource collection that considers the causes, context and course of the war.

Apply Now to Be a PBS Digital Innovator

Now is your chance to apply to be a PBS Digital Innovator! The program recognizes K-12 educators who are incorporating digital media in classrooms and serving as leaders in educational technology. Applications are due Feb. 8.

Apply now

Meet 2015 Digital Innovators: Two Maryland teachers were among the 2015 PBS Digital Innovators. Tema Encarnacion is from Glen Burnie High School and Carly Shockey is from Emma K. Doub Elementary School for Arts and Technology.

Digital Innovators

PBS Kids: Afterschool Adventures

PBS Kids Lab

Have fun and stay warm inside by teaching math skills for students ages 4-8. Explore lessons based on PBS KIDS content and students' favorite characters.

Afterschool Adventures