Museums may still be closed but that doesn’t mean kiddos have to miss out on all the fun. In a new announcement, PBS has shared it is now collaborating with the Smithsonian Institution to bring tons of content for PreK through 12th grade to educators across the U.S.

Starting today, you can access a huge collection of free, standards-aligned Smithsonian content on PBS LearningMedia. Everything on the hub is aligned to Common Core and national and state standards and available in a variety of formats, including lesson plans, videos and interactives.

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Paula Kerger, CEO of PBS says “PBS and the Smithsonian Institution have a shared commitment to education and helping teachers and learners connect with relevant and meaningful resources. As this challenging year has made abundantly clear, it’s now more important than ever to make high-quality, educational content readily accessible to Americans nationwide. Through this partnership, we hope to build on this commitment to students across the country, helping to prepare them for success in school and beyond.”

Resources available on PBS LearningMedia focus on three main areas for caregivers, parents and educators.

  • Interdisciplinary resources that bring content from the Smithsonian’s museums by teaching science through art or history through research
  • Content on contemporary local and global issues
  • Signature Smithsonian collections and programs, such as virtual tours and the National Air and Space Museum’s Emmy-winning STEM in 30 serie

Users can browse content and filter by standards, grade level, subject and special collections. To access the entire library of Smithsonian learning-ready resources, visit PBS LearningMedia.

––Karly Wood



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