Thinkport Newsletter: PBS & MPT: Meaningful Learning

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October 2017 (Edition 2)



Join Maryland Public Television for American Graduate Day on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Throughout the multiplatform broadcast, you will hear from individuals and organizations (known as Champions) making a positive difference in the lives of youth, and learn about career pathways to success. Viewers will also be inspired by the compelling stories of students overcoming significant obstacles to succeed in school and life.  

> Learn more about American Graduate Day

> Meet Maryland Champions 

Vietnam War

The Vietnam War: Watch Online!

If you missed the poignant PBS documentary film The Vietnam War, you can view the 10-part series online through October 15. In an immersive 360-degree narrative, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never been told before on film. Explore the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses.  

> Access video series

NOVA: Secrets of the Forbidden City
Wednesday, October 18, 9:00 pm on MPT

Discover the ingenious engineering of Beijing's Forbidden City, the power center of imperial China for nearly 500 years. See how the design of this vast complex of palaces and temples enabled it to survive centuries of earthquake shocks. (Program airs nationally on PBS) 

> Access MPT schedule

> Access  NOVA website 


PBS Digital

PBS Digital Studios

Bring something different to the classroom this fall and increase student participation with original, educational web video content. PBS Digital Studios offers more than 50 innovative web series that explore science, arts, culture, lifestyle and more. It’s time to dive into dynamic, digital learning! 

> Access video content

Halloween Activities
Halloween dates back thousands of years to the Celtic people of ancient Europe, who recognized October 31 as the last day of autumn and held festivals to celebrate. Get in the Halloween spirit while turning this spooky and sweet holiday into a rewarding learning experience for students. Activities include everything from making slime and studying zombie brains, to exploring the concept of fear. (Grades PreK-12)

> Access activities 

PBS Halloween

Visit Thinkport for PreK-12 educational media and activities