PBS Launches LearningMedia, a New Digital Repository for Educational Content

PBS is launching a new repository of digital resources for educators today. PBS LearningMedia offers free access to thousands of pieces of digital content, including videos, interactive media, and support materials. That material comes not just from PBS, but from over 30 local member stations, as well as from other publicly funded organizations including the National Archives, NASA, and the Library of Congress.

The LearningMedia content covers all subject areas, and despite the association of PBS (well, Sesame Street) with early learners, the materials cover all age groups as well. In fact about 40% of the content on the site is targeted at grades 9 thru 12. The site is easily searchable, and lets teachers save, share and organize materials.

America’s largest classroom just got even bigger! We are happy to announce that PBS LearningMedia’s digital library has now exceeded 100,000 educational resources for teachers and students.

Covering all subject areas in grades PreK-12, as well as professional development, there’s something for everyone. Register for free access today at pbslearningmedia.org and find YOUR favorite resource!


The confederate flag is a controversial symbol. To some people it represents southern heritage. To others, it is a symbol of hate and racism.

What it means has changed over time and can depend on who you are and where you come from. And to further complicate this, there wasn’t just one confederate flag–there were dozens. And the flag we’ve come to know as the confederate flag has a history as complicated as it is contentious.

So what does the confederate flag actually symbolize?? 

In this video, we track the history of the confederate flag, from its beginnings as a battle flag, to its absorption into popular culture, and its divisive association with slavery, segregation, and the KKK. 

23 Amazing Free Teacher Resources on PBS LearningMedia

We all know PBS—home of news, history videos and PBS Kids shows—but you probably haven’t really explored PBS LearningMedia until you’ve seen all of our favorite things from their back-to-school collection. We’re talking games, videos and ways to connect with preK–12 students, all through one site.