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Secondary Education Resources

Mar 30, 2020

Iowa PBS and PBS provide several great resources for secondary students, parents, and educators. Below is a collection of online resources that can be used to engage students in 6th through 12th grade in a variety of subjects.

All Ages

  • PBS LearningMedia: Discover the destination for high-quality, trusted digital content and solutions that inspire students and transform learning. Supported by public media stations nationwide, PBS LearningMedia engages educators and learners at all levels with content from America’s #1 educational media brand.

6th - 12th Grade

  • Frontline: Discover in-depth resources on issues facing the economy, technology, foreign affairs, politics, government and more. Find full online videos and clips, timelines, essays, and lessons.
  • NOVA: Explore an array of educational content related to biology, earth science, physics, math, technology, and engineering. Online videos, interactions, essays, and lesson plans are purpose-built for classrooms.
  • American Masters: This biography series explores the contributions of writers, musicians, artists, filmmakers and others who have influenced our nation’s cultural landscape.
  • NOVA Labs: Engage your students in a new digital platform where “citizen scientists” can take part in real-world investigations by visualizing, analyzing and sharing the same data that scientists use.
  • American Experience: View a documentary series that explores the people and events of U.S. history. Visit the website for a collection of online programs, bonus interviews, transcripts, essays, timelines and teacher guides.
  • Market to Market Classroom: Connect students to the science, technology, government policies, careers and issues of agriculture with online videos, project-based challenges, discussion questions and more.
  • PBS Newshour Extra: Explore an educators-only website that offers daily news and resources that help put current U.S. and world events into perspective for your students.
  • Iowa Land and Sky: Discover an educational and entertaining exploration of Iowa’s natural environments and environmental challenges. Iowa Land and Sky connects classrooms with environmental science stories, lessons, activities, and assessments.
  • Secrets of the Dead: Part detective story, part true-life drama, Secrets of the Dead explores some of the most iconic moments in history to debunk myths and shed new light on past events. Watch researchers unearth new historical evidence using the latest investigative techniques, forensic science, and historical examination.
  • Iowa PBS Collections: The Iowa PBS Collections in PBS LearningMedia connect our educational programming to educational resources.
  • Nature: This documentary film series delivers the beauty and wonder of the natural world. The website provides online programs and excerpts, interactives, educator guides, and lessons.
  • Iowa Pathways: Explore an online learning environment that challenges students to create their own story of the state as they explore the people, places, events and ideas of Iowa.
  • Mission US: Engage students in the study of transformational moments in American history. Missions consist of an interactive game, curriculum materials, and feature activities.
  • Iowa Science Phenomena: Make science authentic to students by using powerful phenomena that are culturally or personally relevant. This curated collection of Iowa science phenomena captured by Iowa educators and organizations enhances science instruction by connecting it to students’ own experiences.