Teachers and Parents

Mountain Lake PBS provides resources for local teachers and parents to complement our on air programming.

PBS Learning Media

PBS LearningMedia™  is your destination for easy, instant access to tens of thousands of classroom-ready, digital resources. You can search, save, and share with ease. Best of all, PBS LearningMedia™ is free for educators.

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PBS Teacherline

PBS TeacherLine's high quality, standards-based graduate-level courses offer teachers the professional development opportunities they need in an accessible online format. You can earn graduate credit, PDPs, or CEUs while gaining strategies and resources to bring directly to your classroom.

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PBS Parents

PBS Parents is a trusted resource that’s filled with information on child development and early learning. It also serves as a parent's window to the world of PBS KIDS, offering access to educational games and activities inspired by PBS KIDS programs.

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PBS KIDS Lab

PBS KIDS Lab is where the PBS Kids team debuts their newest games—including some that are in development in beta testing mode—and show early research results, behind-the-scenes features, and more.

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Kids Island

Your preschooler can play reading games with favorite PBS KIDS characters, earn tickets, and win prizes. You can track her progress and find fun reading activities to do every day!

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PBS Kids GoPBS KIDS GO! Games and Videos

Play games and watch videos of your favorite PBS KIDS GO! shows like Wild Kratts, Electric Company and Word Girl!

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The Great Word Quest

The Great Word Quest takes kids on virtual adventures designed to improve core literacy skill development.  The activities help kids strengthen critical reading skills like phonics, reading comprehension, and vocabulary.  

►Join a team, go on online quests and try to earn the most words!

Mission US

Mission US is an interactive adventure game designed to improve the understanding of American history by students in grades 5 through 8. Mission 1: "For Crown or Colony?" explores the reasons for Revolution through the eyes of Loyalists and Patriots in 1770 Boston.

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Mountain Lake PBS Productions

Dead Reckoning: Champlain in America

This animated documentary follows Samuel de Champlain's journey through the new world in the 1600s.

The combination of an interactive map, lessons plans, primary sources and video clips will help you encourage students to chart their own course of learning stimulated by viewing the documentary Dead Reckoning ~ Champlain in America.

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Small Farm Rising

Small Farm Rising invites you to explore the sustainable practices, creative business models and deep connections to the communities of these three small farms in the shadow of the Adirondack Mountains.

Clips from the film are paired with lesson plans to help educators bring media into the classroom.

►Educational media and lesson plans.

Forgotten War: The Struggle for North America

This documentary about the War of 1812 tells the little-known story of how the native people of North America controlled the outcome of this war that defined our history as a nation.

Media, primary sources and lesson plans are available with this film.

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Unless a Death Occurs

This film explores the tragic story of a hazing death in Plattsburgh. An educational package is available for this film, which comes with rights to public screenings, and study guides.

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Dissed-Respect

Dissed-Respect: The Impact of Bullying combines role-playing scenes with candid interviews of students and authorities in the field. In addition it employs an alternative approach utilizing poetry, rap and music to appeal to today’s student.

An educational package is available for this film, which comes with rights to public screenings, and study guides. 

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PBS KIDS and PBS KIDS GO! Programs

PBS Kids (Early Childhood)

Arthur Barney and Friends Between the Lions Caillou Cat in the Hat logo
The Cat in the Hat
Clifford Curious George
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Dinosaur Train Fetch! Martha Speaks Mister Rogers Sesame Street Sid the
Science Kid
WordGirl WordWorld


 

PBS KIDS GO! (Grades K-6)

Arthur Cyberchase The Electric Company Fetch! Sid the
Science Kid
SUPER WHY WordGirl

Wild Kratts

Wild Kratts

WordWorld ZOOM Fizzy's Lunch Lab Postcards from Buster Chuck Vanderchuck DragonflyTV

Maya & Miguel

SciGirls Noah Comprende Wilson and Ditch


 

PBS Teens (Grades 6-12)

Biz Kids

Frontline Homework Hotline NOVA Nature Newshour Regents Review


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OFFICIAL PODCAST: "All Things Natural," a series of nature essays written by Ed Kanze for more than a quarter century, looks at a kitchen-sink full of natural phenomenon in an inquisitive and playful spirit.

  • Life in the Adirondacks: Ed Kanze extended interview

    Naturalist Ed Kanze shares his love of the outdoors in new videos coming to our Mountain Lake PBS website, and talks about his new book on life in the Adirondacks. more »

  • LISTEN: Eye of an Eagle

    The great hulk of the thing was scarcely 50 feet away perched on the limb of a birch. The limb was spindly, and this combined with the eagle’s proximity to the ground and to my retinas, made it appear gigantic! more »

  • LISTEN: On The Beech

    Frankly, they suck. And while they suck, they inadvertently introduce fungi into the inner bark. Listen here and meet the Bonny and Clyde of the beech tree decline: a hyperfeminine aphid and a lethal fungus. more »