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PBS Teacher Previews: November 5-11, 2001

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From: BJ Berquist (berquist_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Nov 02 2001 - 14:38:09 PST


The resources listed below are grouped into subject areas that
correlate with those found on PBS TeacherSource
(http://pbs.org/teachersource/), PBS's Web site for preK-12 educators.
Grade level, resource type and extended taping rights codes are also
indicated for each listing.

Note: Please always check with your local PBS station for a complete
schedule of exact dates and times for PBS television programs. PBS
television schedules are created at the local level, so some national
programs may not be available in your area. All PBS programs listed in
this newsletter allow for off-air taping and subsequent classroom usage
of one year or more. For complete details, please visit the TV For
Teachers section of PBS TeacherSource at
http://pbs.org/teachersource/tvteachers.htm

ARTS & LITERATURE

ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre "The Cazalets" (part three of five)
TV> PBSOL>
High School
Monday, November 5, 2001 (9-10:00 pm)
Elizabeth Jane Howard's family epic of life during World War II
continues as the family finds itself challenged in several ways,
including the disappearance of their son Rupert. (CC, Stereo, DVS, 1
year)

Go behind the scenes of this passionate, poignant and engaging
portrayal of life in wartime and post-war Britain. Read a commentary on
the program by show host Russell Baker, learn more about the film, the
actors, the production and the author, access a bibliography and more.

     http://pbs.org/masterpiece/cazalets/
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American Roots Music "This Land is Your Land" (part two of four)
TV> PBSOL>
Middle/High School
Monday, November 5, 2001 (10-11:00 pm)
This series traces the development of uniquely American music genres
during the 20th century, including blues, country, gospel, bluegrass,
Cajun, zydeco, western swing, Tejano and Native American. The second
episode explores the ways in which American music became commercialized
and visible through radio, records and movies. (CC, Stereo, 1 year)

Rock on at the companion site and access a wealth of resources on
America's musical legacy. Learn more about the artists, browse oral
histories, explore uniquely American instruments, download a teacher's
guide and much more.

     http://pbs.org/americanrootsmusic/
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Local News "There's No Place Like Home" (part five of five)
TV> PBSOL>
High School
Tuesday, November 6, 2001 (10-11:00 p.m.)
This documentary depicts one Charlotte, North Carolina television
station's efforts to lift the ratings of its local news - while
simultaneously improving its journalistic standards. In the final
episode, the dawn of a new millennium leaves the newsroom staff still
questioning the possibility of marrying journalistic integrity with
increased revenue. (CC, Stereo, 1 year)

Get the scoop at the companion site. Build your own newscast and make
the ratings, go inside a broadcast newsroom to see who's who, hear the
talk of trade, explore the business side of news and much more.

     http://pbs.org/insidelocalnews/
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Antiques Roadshow UK "Glamis Castle"
TV> PBSOL>
Middle/High School
Thursday, November 8, 2001(8-9:00 pm)
Packed with flea market finds, heirlooms and junkyard gems -- many with
a royal pedigree -- the British version of the American classic boasts
a lively team of savvy British appraisers and a delightful cross-
section of local citizenry. In this episode, the Queen Mother's
childhood home offers some unique items, including a wake table now
highly prized as a dining table. (CC, Stereo, 1 year)

Hit the road at the companion site and learn more about the locations
and items highlighted on the show. Plus, test your knowledge of English
vernacular with the Britspeak game!

     http://pbs.org/antiquesuk/
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Life 360 "Junk"
TV> PBSOL>
Middle/High School
Friday, November 9, 2001 (9-10:00 pm)
Each episode of this innovative new series explores an intriguing theme
through a dynamic mix of segments drawing on the storytelling craft of
the best and brightest independent filmmakers, writers, comedians,
musicians, performance artists, and journalists commenting on life
today. This episode delves into our junk culture, exploring everything
from the online auction site e-Bay to the tenuous relationship between
"savers" and "throwers." (CC, Stereo, 1 year)

Take another look at the world around you at the companion site.
Experience multimedia stories, sound off at weekly chats, access a
teacher's guide and more.

     http://pbs.org/life360/
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Egg the arts show "Working Actors"
TV> PBSOL>
Middle/High School
Friday, November 9, 2001 (10:30-11:00 pm)
EGG takes viewers off the beaten path to experience the excitement,
diversity, and raw energy of the arts nationwide. This episode explores
the hard work of becoming a recognized talent on stage or on screen.
(CC, Stereo, 1 year)

At the companion site, embark upon an in-depth exploration of the arts
in America. Learn more about the works featured on the program, view
video clips, and access information on the arts in your area.

     http://pbs.org/egg/
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American Experience "War Letters"
TV> PBSOL> Guide>
Middle/High School
Sunday, November 11, 2001 (9-10:00 pm)
Based on Andrew Carroll's bestselling book and drawing from newly
discovered personal correspondence from the Revolutionary War to the
Gulf War, this documentary explores the love, passion, pain and hope of
those who fought and their loved ones at home. (CC, Stereo, DVS, 1
year)

At the companion site, learn more about the people and letters featured
in the program, test your knowledge with a "Special Delivery" postal
trivia game and get tips from a specialist on how to preserve your
precious letters. Plus, peruse a timeline of U.S. military action and
wars, access a teacher's guide and more.

     http://pbs.org/amex/warletters/
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A Good Read: Writers on Writing
Maine Public Broadcasting - Bangor, Maine
WWW> Station>
Middle/High School
Meet some great writers who call the Pine Tree State home at this
companion site to the Maine PBS television series. Read biographies and
bibliographies, hear writers' thoughts on writing and inspiration,
investigate what books are on their bedside tables and much more.

     http://www.mpbc.org/agoodread/agoodread.html
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MATH

The Roman Empire in the First Century: Lesson -- "Number as the Romans
Do"
PBSOL>
Elementary/Middle School
In this lesson, students explore Roman numerals, design a coin, discuss
uses of math in Rome, and examine different mathematics systems
throughout history.

     http://pbs.org/empires/romans/classroom/lesson3.html
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OPPORTUNITIES

(Note: The following listing is an opportunity that may be of interest
to educators.)

LaMotte Company Environmental Education Photo Contest Grants
Profdev>
Elementary/Middle/High School
Deadline: November 24, 2001
This photo contest offers teachers a chance to win free equipment for
their schools or other educational programs.

     http://www.lamotte.com/WEB-SITE/ENV/PHOTOWIN.HTM
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Nature "Cloud: Wild Stallion of the Rockies"
PBSOL>
Elementary/Middle/High School
Saddle up at this companion site and learn more about this fascinating
horse. View filmmaker Ginger Kathrens' amazing footage of Cloud and his
Montana home in a photo essay, learn how the film was made, access a
lesson plan and more.

     http://pbs.org/wnet/nature/cloud/
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Stay Curious. PBS.
Copyright 2001 PBS Online.

posted by
BJ Berquist
Associate Educator, TAPPED IN
mailto:bjb@tappedin.org
http://www.tappedin.org/info/members/bj.html

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