Category: History


Highlights of numerous seasons of the popular PBS: Finding Your Roots program with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. In this collection you will find: Video (55), Document (9), Webpage (1), Lesson Plan (9), Media Gallery (18) for Grades 5-13+


PBS has a collection of a variety of media to introduce your students to George Washington and the American Revolution. Included this Collection are: Image (2), Interactive (3), Video (3), Document (1), Media Gallery (1) for Grades 5-12

See the progress of the war through the actions and decisions of General George Washington, such as direct confrontation, military strategy, disease prevention, and spy techniques.

  • Yorktown Now or Never
  • Yorktown: The French Alliance
  • Yorktown: The Siege Begins
  • Spy Techniques of the Revolutionary War: Culper Code Book
  • Smallpox Inoculation Letter
  • Washington Crossing the Delaware Painting- Interactive
  • Interactive Map of the Battle of Trenton

Ken Burns in the Classroom- PBS Learning Media

Known for a signature style that brings primary source documents, images, and archival video footage to life on screen, these films present the opportunity to pose thought-provoking questions for students, and introduce new ideas, perspectives, and primary sources. 

You can search the resources available by Era or by Film. The target audience is for grades 4-12+.
Classroom support resources and National Standards are included with each topic.

There are links to share resources via Google classroom and other social media options.

Students and teachers can signup to the website to keep track of their learning using this resource.


UNUM Ken Burns: One Nation, Many Stories

Ken Burns and his team carefully curate topics for study from his media resources.

The topics are sorted by Themes, Events, People, AP US History Themes, Wars, and Time. You can signup to get new topics in your inbox.

The target audience is for grades 7-12+


Explore the The World War II Museum in New Orleans. The site has many things to offer teachers and students: