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Education Worth Sharing

April 2011


On-air and Online

Nova: In its worst crisis since World War II, Japan faces disaster on an epic scale.  On March 30 at 9:00 PM, NOVA will present a new, one-hour quick-response program, "Japan's Killer Quake."

Irasshai: Expand your students' cultural and linguistic horizons with lessons from Irasshai.

Water Wars: Chattahoochee: From Water War to Water Vision airs Aprill 22.  Log into the Digital Portal for related resources in "local content."

Go Green: Keep up with the latest News and Educational Resources in going green with the all new GPB Go Green!

Biz Kid$BizKid$: From making change to getting a great credit score, find resources for creatively providing money math instruction with BizKid$.  New episodes begin April 10! Check listings for show times.

Frontline: Interview with Brian Manning the father of Private Bradley Manning, the young Army soldier arrested in May 2010 on suspicion of passing classified documents to the whistle-blowing site WikiLeaks.

Ken Burns The Civil War: On the 150th anniversary of the beginning of America’s Civil War, GPB will re-broadcast Ken Burns’s entire landmark 1990 series. 


Spring Virt Con 2011- Learn powerful ways to integrate digital media and Web 2.0 tools in a FREE Virtual Conference for educators on April 30, 2011 from 9am to 3 pm ET.

New classes begin March 30!
Last Chance to Register:
There is still time to take a PBS TeacherLine class. Register by midnight on April 1, 2011. Then preview the upcoming offerings in May, starting April 2.


Ridley Celebrates

Professor Ridley Celebrates...

Students at Gwinnett County’s Osborne Middle School can check out Kindles in addition to books. The inclusion of the eBook readers to the media library is because of the efforts of its principal, John Campbell, media specialist Louise Doughty and the school Media Committee.  Read their story in the article "Kindle Fever" on page 7.



Explore What's New

Georgia Student Media Festival:  The State Media Festival will be held on Friday, April 29.  Student submissions must be entered by April 8. For rules and instructions, visit the Festival website.

Climate Central – How Do We Know: Through a collaboration with Climate Central, we offer these groundbreaking videos that explain common weather patterns.

Earth DayHappy Earth Day: April 22 is Earth Day. Share the significance of going green with your students by visiting our Earth Day resource page.

National Child Abuse Prevention Month: Raise your awareness of the signs of child abuse and neglect through our training in partnership with the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy.

GPB Digital Education: Videos of Note

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Earthquakes and Tsunamis: The most destructive earthquakes occur near convergent boundaries, where one tectonic plate pushes over the other.

National Poetry Month: Learn about and be inspired by poet Byron Herbert Reece from Georgia's Appalachia.


Tech Tip of the Month

GPB Education's Digital Portal provides a wealth of educational resources in a variety of formats for teachers and students.  That's right, students too!  Find out how students can have access with this tutorial.

If you’re not on Twitter yet, there are several reasons why you should be. One of them is that Twitter is fast becoming a significant way for educators to exchange information and ideas with each other. Discovery STAR Educator Kathy Schrock shows how you can benefit from Twitter.

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Partners and Promotions

Power of OneOne Station Handing You the World!

Tune in April 10 and show your support for GPB as we present “The Power of One,” an entire day of heartwarming, meaningful, uplifting, and powerful programming that gives you a chance to make a difference by donating a minimum of $1 to help us reach our programming fundraising goals.

The campaign is an opportunity for GPB to speak and the community to support - One Day, One Dollar, and One Voice! 

Masterpiece Theater 40th Anniversary Sweepstakes -
You can now win a chance to see some of the locations featured on Masterpiece Theater. Enter now.


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From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives — and many endured savage beatings and imprisonment — for simply traveling together on buses and trains as they journeyed through the Deep South. Pictured: Freedom Riders hang posters from a bus.

Freedom Riders, airing Monday, May 16 on GPB, is the first feature-length film about this courageous band of civil-rights activists who stand as a testament to what can result from the incredible combination of personal conviction and the courage to organize against all odds.

GPB is proud to partner with the Georgia Humanities Council for advanced screenings of the documentary around the state and to welcome college students who are taking part in a reenactment ride from May 6 - 16 that traces the original Freedom Riders’ route through Georgia.

Explore the wealth of educational support resources designed around the show.

High School and College Teachers and Students may attend these free screenings:
Savannah on March 31, 2011 at the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum at 6:30 p.m.
Kennesaw on April 22, 2011  from 1-5 Kennesaw State University, Burrus Building, Conference Room 151 from 1-5 p.m.
Atlanta on May 11, 2011 from 10am-3pm at Morehouse.  This event is by invitation only.  Contact to receive an invitation.


Educational In Nature

Educational in Nature is a resource-rich website for Educators provided by Georgia-Pacific.  It meets Georgia Performance Standards in Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, Visual Arts, Math, Vocabulary, Reading, Listening, Viewing and Speaking for 4th and 5th grade students.  This resource will make environmental education part of your curriculum with fun lesson plans.  For example, you'll find activities that directly reinforce GPS science standards around simple machines and energy.  Visit to learn more. 


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Save on Zoo Field Trip Programs

Spring is the perfect time to bring your students to the Zoo! Try the NEW Field Trip Program that includes an instructor-led presentation with animal encounters and engaging activities aligned with State Standards. Save $2 per participant* by using coupon code FTPS11 when you book a Field Trip Program online by April 30, 2011. Register and learn more at

* Discount available for new online reservations through April 30, 2011 for the 2010-2011 school year. Offer does not apply to add-ons or previously registered programs; limited to one discount per Field Trip Program registration.  


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Aetna Foundation is “Weighing In with Georgia Public Broadcasting” and organizations throughout Georgia to ensure health and wellness for all Georgians!  Together, we are building a “virtual community” to address obesity. 

Visit GPB for resources from Partner Organizations as well as news about health, wellness, fitness and nutrition aggregated into a comprehensive resource base and shared at



Booth Civil War for Educators
And be sure to check Booth Western Art Museum's events page for special opportunities for Home Schoolers!  

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Qualified rising juniors and seniors can earn college credit this summer by applying for DeVry University's Passport2College Program at no tuition cost and no textbook cost! Click here to view the brochure for details.



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