Beginning in 1955, when America asked its greatest jazz artists to travel the world as cultural ambassadors, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Brubeck and their racially diverse band members faced a painful dilemma: How could they represent a country that still practiced segregation?

Use this snippet of the MASTERPIECE film adaptation of Little Women to help engage students in a deeper understanding of the book. 

In 1846 the U.S.-Canadian border established. Representatives of Great Britain and the United States sign the Oregon Treaty, which settles a long-standing dispute with Britain over who controlled the Oregon territory. 

Check out free courses from KQED Education and find out how to become a PBS Certified Media Literacy Educator!

 

News from PBS LearningMedia

  • PBS Teachers' Lounge Blogs

    Looking for teaching inspiration? Explore blogs written by teachers like you in the PBS Teachers' Lounge. 

  • Productivity Tools for Teachers

    The Puzzle Builder, Quiz Maker, and Storyboard tools make it easy to personalize learning.

  • Professional Development Courses

    Give your career a BOOST with an online, graduate-level course from PBS TeacherLine. Check out the course catalog!

  • Ready To Learn

    Your main destination for all RTL content and grant information! Whether you are a parent, teacher, station or researcher, this site is for you and will provide you with all the resources you need in one convenient place.