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LPB's Learn At Home Resources

LPB wishes each of you a Happy Teacher Appreciation month!  You are being appreciated NOW more than EVER!

Well, it's official...schools are closed for the rest of the year, but LPB knows you are all doing the best you can at keeping your students engaged and learning at home.   LPB hopes the resources we are providing on the Learning@Home website are making things easier on you and families by providing the very best, trusted resources.  Keep up the good work!  I know you're doing your best and trying your hardest, and I'm here to tell you it's enough :)

Don't forget to LIKE our LPB LearningMedia Facebook Page for more fun curriculum ideas, STEM activities, read alongs and much more!

LPB Learn@Home Quick Survey

Please take one minute to complete our short survey to let us know how it's going with teaching during COVID-19.

PBS LearningMedia Resources

If you do not have a PBS LearningMedia account, sign up now! 

LPB will be hosting 2 informational webinars on how to navigate and use PBS LearningMedia on May 7th or June 4th at 10AM.  Sign up today and learn how easy it is to search for quality lessons and fun activities that your students will enjoy!

PBS LearningMedia Tutorials -- Find tutorials that satisfy many of your burning questions on how to make the most of PBS LearningMedia. Our library of classroom-ready materials is organized by subject area, topic, and grade level, and aligned to state and national curriculum standards.

How to Help Families Feel Comfortable in the Outdoors | PLUM LANDING -- Do your students have any resistance to exploring the outdoors? This video from @PlumLandingPBSKIDS offers a few strategies for calming common fears and encouraging students to feel comfortable in nature. (Grades: 1-4)

Graphing Distance and Time: Travel -- Are your students riding their bikes or walking for exercise around their neighborhood while at home? This online-learning interactive can teach them how to read and interpret a distance–time graph based on these everyday activities! (Grades: 5-8)

Pushing Toward APUSH: Online Resources to Help Students Prepare for the AP Us History Exam | PBS Teachers Lounge -- "Students willing to forge ahead, undaunted by their circumstances, to demonstrate their learning on this year’s APUSH exam should be applauded," says educator David Olsen. "Their teachers should as well.' How are you easing your students’ concerns about this year's AP U.S. History exam? (Grades 11-12)

Live Discussion with Director Stanley Nelson

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CT

Using clips from award winning director Stanley Nelson's documentaries, we will explore approaches and the ethics behind tackling big picture problems with learners, talk about how to support students experiencing trauma, and ways that educators can guide students in identifying problems and avenues for change. 

This discussion is live, so participants will be able to ask Stanley Nelson and fellow educators questions in real time.  REGISTER NOW!

LPB's Weekly Top 5 Picks in The Advocate

LPB is so pleased to be partnering with The Advocate, The Times-Picayune | New Orleans Advocate and The Acadiana Advocate to produce our Weekly Top 5 Picks from our Learn@Home website!

Each week, The Advocates' websites and social media channels will feature a top five list of resources for students in all grade levels, plus tips for parents and educators. Just click on the grade level and program name to go directly to that resource.

LDMA: Louisiana Music on Folks

Watch performances and interviews with Louisiana musicians from LPB’s minority affairs series from the 1980s.

Earlier in the year, LPB made 210 episodes of Folks, a minority affairs program that aired from 1981-1990, freely available for streaming here on the LDMA.  The series highlighted issues related to African Americans and other minority groups in Louisiana, as well as lighter stories highlighting the state’s unique culture.  Louisiana music was one of the major topics featured on the series.  Check out performances and interviews with stars from a variety of Louisiana musical genres.

Archived Electronic Field Trips from The National WWII Museum

Your students may enjoy going a few field trips from home!

WWII Home Front :

Pearl Harbor :

African American Experience in WWII:


The Manhattan Project:

Cyberchase Text-to-Teacher Program (Grades 1-4)

Looking for free, STEM resources to use with students in grades 1-4? Sign up for the popular Cyberchase Text-to Teacher program from the award-winning PBS KIDS math series. Teachers receive text messages once a week throughout the school year with links to FREE, quality, STEM classroom resources from Cyberchase. Text LPB to 30644 today to receive messages throughout the school year. Message and data rates may apply.

LPB is broadcasting educational programs on its main channel each weekday from 5AM-5PM for students with no computer or internet access.  PBS KIDS educational children's programming will air from 5AM-12PM (click HERE for learning goals) and from 12PM-5PM will be middle/high educational programming.