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April Fool's Day
April Fools! How did April 1st become a holiday of jokes and pranks? Learn more with this short video from the All About the Holidays collection. All ages
Celebrate Earth Day
Bring environmental justice and awareness into your classroom this Earth Day with these videos, articles, and lesson plans. Explore the history of the environmental justice movement, the racial implications of pollution and waste disposal, and the role of new technologies in conservation efforts. Use these resources to inspire students to preserve the health of our planet and its inhabitants. Grades 3-12
Nature Cat: Activity Starters
Expand learning opportunities when inviting young children to watch a PBS KIDS show. These resources can help by adding meaningful discussion and easy activities to their experience. Activities include conversation cards, storytelling puppets, and mask making. Grades PreK - 2
Remembering the Holocaust
Watch and listen as Holocaust survivor Kaethe Schohl Wells and war crimes reporter James Hall reflect on their experiences during and following World War II. When the Nazis came to power Katy’s father was sent to Auschwitz and the surviving family members to a slave labor camp. After liberation Kaethe immigrated to the United States and lived in Charleston, WV.

Sensitive: This resource contains material that may be sensitive for some students. Teachers should exercise discretion in evaluating whether this resource is suitable for their class.
Grades 6-12
Ukrainian Oral History - World War II to Present
Experience first-hand accounts of Ukrainian oral history through video clips from the documentary film, Baba Babee Skazala: Grandmother Told Grandmother, of children who, along with their families, were forced to abandon the lives they knew to become refugees in order to ensure their safety.

Learn about the little-known story of Ukrainian children torn from their homes in the crush between the Nazi and Soviet fronts in World War II. Refugees describe fleeing their home as the Soviet army approached and living in Displaced Persons Camps in Germany before being permitted to immigrate to America after the end of the war.

Discover the historical context surrounding war-torn Ukraine and review World War II's impact upon the people, culture, landscape, and political boundaries of Ukraine. Grades 9-12
Edible Mountain - How to Sustainably Harvest Ramps
Ramps are an Appalachian delicacy, but their recent popularity has raised concerns about over-harvesting. Learn how to sustainably harvest ramps from local experts in this episode of Edible Mountain!

Fun Trivia: People in Appalachia, call the plants "ramps." Elsewhere, they're known as __________________.
All ages
Do you know a teacher who goes above and beyond the call of duty in the classroom? If so, let us know by nominating him or her for WVPB's "Above and Beyond" Teacher Award.
Mineral County Teacher Goes Above and Beyond

Kimberly Nester, a middle and high school Spanish teacher from Mineral County, has earned West Virginia Public Broadcasting's Above and Beyond Award for February 2022, which recognizes excellence and creativity of Mountain State teachers.

Nester was honored at Keyser Middle School on March 1. She received a monetary award and our signature Blenko Glass blue apple paperweight from WVPB education director Maggie Holley. The award is proudly sponsored by the West Virginia State Treasurers Office, presenter of the SMART529 college savings program in the Mountain State.
It's time for children across the state to sharpen their pencils and crayons for the annual PBS Writers Contest! We are accepting illustrated stories through March 31, 2022.
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