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BTPM Celebrates Friendship Weekend 
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Two great countries and two great holidays! Celebrate Canada Day and July 4th with Buffalo Toronto Public Media -- all weekend long! 

 

BTPM is excited to celebrate Friendship Weekend with a special collection of patriotic programming and resources. Whether you're in the mood for a documentary to get you thinking, the perfect classical piece to relax to, or the best alternative music for your barbecue, Buffalo Toronto Public Media has what you need to celebrate!

WNED Classical Celebrates Friendship Weekend | July 1-4

WNED CLassicl celebrate Black History Month

WNED Classical will celebrate the friendships and connections we share as we approach our countries’ National Holidays, with WNED Classical’s Friendship Festival Weekend!  Join us as we celebrate Canada Day and the Fourth of July with the music that has shaped both Canada and the USA.  Let us be the soundtrack for the long holiday weekend.  Tune in at 94.5 WNED in Buffalo and 89.7 WNJA in Jamestown, or stream from this website, your smart speaker or the WNED Classical app.

WBFO The Bridge Celebrates Friendship Weekend | July 1-4

WNED CLassicl celebrate Black History Month

Two great countries, two great holidays! Celebrate Canada Day and July 4th with WBFO The Bridge as we play the best of the best Canadian and American bands to help you span your long weekend.   Tune in at WBFO 88.7 HD-2 or WNED 94.5 HD-2, or stream from the website, your smart speaker or the WBFO The Bridge app.

Watch Canada Day and 4th of July Programming on WNED PBS 

Canada Day Programming

Seeing Canada | Episode 301 | Wines & Islands in BC | Preview

Canadian journalist Brandy Yanchyk learns about the wines and islands of British Columbia while traveling through the southern Gulf Islands and parts of Vancouver Island on an expedition vessel. Brandy visits the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, South Pender Island, Salt Spring Island and the Cowichan Valley. Watch Friday, July 1 at 8pm.

Canada Day Programming

Seeing Canada | Episode 302 | Black History In Southwestern Ontario | Preview

Canadian journalist Brandy Yanchyk explores Southwestern Ontario where she learns about the Underground Railroad and the history of the Freedom Seekers who came to Canada and helped build a large, vibrant Black community in the country. Brandy visits The Amherstburg Freedom Museum, the Buxton National Historic Site & Museum, the Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society & Black Mecca Museum and Uncle Tom's Historic Site which is also known as the Josiah Henson Museum of African-Canadian History. Brandy also meets with Teajai Travis, a Descendant of Underground Railroad Travellers and with Educator Irene Moore Davis at the Tower of Freedom in Windsor.  Watch Friday, July 1 at 8:30pm.

2022 A Capitol Fourth | Preview
4th of July Programming

2022 A Capitol Fourth | Preview

Join host Mickey Guyton for A Capitol Fourth on Monday, July 4 at 8pm on WNEDPBS.

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A Capitol Fourth

Renée Fleming Performs the National Anthem

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Renée Fleming performs the national anthem on the 2021 A Capitol Fourth.

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Renée Fleming Performs the National Anthem
A Capitol Fourth
Renée Fleming Performs the National Anthem
Alan Jackson Performs "America the Beautiful"
A Capitol Fourth
Alan Jackson Performs "America the Beautiful"
Vanessa Williams Performs "God Bless America"
A Capitol Fourth
Vanessa Williams Performs "God Bless America"
Jimmy Buffett Performs "This Land is Your Land"
A Capitol Fourth
Jimmy Buffett Performs "This Land is Your Land"
"Spark"
Film School Shorts
"Spark"
Patriotism and John Philip Sousa
A Capitol Fourth
Patriotism and John Philip Sousa
Elmo Sings Happy Birthday America
A Capitol Fourth
Elmo Sings Happy Birthday America
John Williams Lights Up July Fourth
A Capitol Fourth
John Williams Lights Up July Fourth
A Tribute to Wounded Warriors
A Capitol Fourth
A Tribute to Wounded Warriors
Patriotic Music & Fireworks!
A Capitol Fourth
Patriotic Music & Fireworks!
Fort Niagara: A Struggle for a Continent
Fort Niagara: A Struggle for a Continent
Fort Niagara: A Struggle for a Continent
1812 On The Niagara Frontier
1812 On The Niagara Frontier
1812 On The Niagara Frontier
The War of 1812

The Canadian Perspective

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The Canadian Perspective presents the British North American perspective.

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The Canadian Perspective
The War of 1812
The Canadian Perspective
Laura Secord Homestead
WNED PBS History
Laura Secord Homestead
The Canadian Rockies by Rail
WNED PBS Documentaries
The Canadian Rockies by Rail
Remembering Crystal Beach Park
Remembering Crystal Beach Park
Remembering Crystal Beach Park
Alberta, Canada - The Canadian Rockies
Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope
Alberta, Canada - The Canadian Rockies
Ontario, Canada’s Niagara Peninsula - Toronto and Beyond
Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope
Ontario, Canada’s Niagara Peninsula - Toronto and Beyond
La Joie de Vivre in Quebec City, Canada
Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope
La Joie de Vivre in Quebec City, Canada
Sault St. Marie, Canada
Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope
Sault St. Marie, Canada
Montreal, Quebec, Canada – Bonjour, Montréal
Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope
Montreal, Quebec, Canada – Bonjour, Montréal
Cruising Canada: Ottawa and the Rideau Canal
Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope
Cruising Canada: Ottawa and the Rideau Canal
Canada: Spirit Bear
Born to Explore with Richard Wiese
Canada: Spirit Bear
Labrador: Remote Canada
Born to Explore with Richard Wiese
Labrador: Remote Canada
Canada: Horned Dinosaurs
Born to Explore with Richard Wiese
Canada: Horned Dinosaurs
Canada: Spirit Land
Born to Explore with Richard Wiese
Canada: Spirit Land
Canada: The Cowboy Life
Born to Explore with Richard Wiese
Canada: The Cowboy Life
The War of 1812
The War of 1812
The War of 1812

Activities and Resources from PBS KIDS

PBS KIDS has you covered with fun and exciting activities to help you celebrate! Check out these crafts, recipes, and activities. There's something for everyone! 

 

Patriot Paper Flags 
https://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-and-experiments/patriotic-paper-flags

The election season is here, and it's time to convey to your kids how important it is to vote! Get your little ones excited with these cute and patriotic voting flags. You can make them again for the 4th of July!

Children’s Books for the Fourth of July 
https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/childrens-books-for-the-fourth-of-july

Celebrate this Fourth of July with fireworks, flags and the Founding Fathers! From the well-known George Washington and John Adams, to Sybil Ludington’s midnight ride, this collection of books brings history and festivity to kids ages 0-12.
 

Color the Country Flags Coloring Page
https://www.pbs.org/parents/printables/color-the-country-flags-coloring-page
 

Popsicle Stick American Flag
https://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-and-experiments/popsicle-stick-american-flag

Make these mini American flags at home for a great Fourth of July craft that kids will enjoy.
 

Make Tassel Flags
https://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-and-experiments/make-tassel-flags

Kids love a good celebration and they'll cheer for just about anything. School is out? Let's celebrate! Someone is playing fun dance music? Let's celebrate! Oh, it's your birthday today? Well then, let's celebrate! Learn how to make easy DIY tassel flags to help kids express their jubilation. You can craft a single tassel flag in about one minute, and you only need a few simple supplies.
 

American Flag Cup Wreath
https://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-and-experiments/american-flag-cup-wreath

Here is a fun and easy craft for you and your child to do this Memorial Day.
 

Oil and Water Experiment: Fireworks in a Jar
https://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-and-experiments/oil-and-water-experiment-fireworks-in-a-jar

Create fireworks in a jar for a fun afternoon project and start a conversation about why oil and water do not mix.
 

DIY Lava Lamp
https://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-and-experiments/diy-lava-lamp

Make a simple lava lamp using household supplies! This activity is not only a feast for the eyes but also a terrific science experiment.
 

Make Glowing Water
https://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-and-experiments/make-glowing-water

With this simple project, kids and parents will create "glowing water" by adding the contents of a non-toxic highlighter to water and using a flashlight to create a "glowing" effect. This project is a great way to learn about bioluminescence in nature.
 

Experiment with Walking Water
https://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-and-experiments/experiment-with-walking-water

This fun science activity introduces basic concepts of physics and gravity. With just a few ingredients, your child will be able to see water “walk” up paper towels then down into an empty jar.

Classroom Resources from PBS LearningMedia

PBS KIDS

PBS LEARNING MEDIA | Independence Day | PBS KIDS

July 4th is Independence Day, the day in which we celebrate America's independence from the British! How do you celebrate America's birthday?
 

PBS LearningMedia offers thousands of free teaching resources including videos, lesson plans, and games aligned to state and national standards.

 

What is Liberty? 

https://ny.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/what-is-liberty-lesson-plan/the-statue-of-liberty/ 

Students formulate their own definitions of “liberty” and analyze multiple resources in this process, including Emma Lazarus’s poem “The New Colossus” and clips from Ken Burns’s film The Statue of Liberty, including interviews with James Baldwin and Jerry Kosinski. This lesson is designed for middle or high school students (with separate graphic organizers) and can be used in an English/Language Arts class or a social studies class.

 

Transcript of Declaration of Independence 

https://static.pbslearningmedia.org/media/alfresco/u/pr/The%20National%20Archives/Declaration%20of%20Independence%20(1776)%20and%20Resource%20Materials_da6c2830-fed4-40ce-af73-3689bc0c46dc/NARA_DoI.pdf

 

Fighting to Keep Democracy Alive | Preserving Democracy

https://ny.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/pd22-keepdemocracy/fighting-to-keep-democracy-alive-video-preserving-democracy/ 

These videos from Preserving Democracy explore how activists around the United States are demanding action in the face of eroding freedom and making efforts to encourage dialogue between conservatives and progressives. Using video, discussion questions, and teaching tips, students learn about the importance of civics and political participation.

 

Making Civics Real: Patriotism and Foreign Policy 

https://ny.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/d3fe0687-88f4-447e-b06f-d11132f5ae63/lesson-plan-making-civics-real-patriotism-and-foreign-policy/ 

This lesson plan contains everything you will need to replicate the lesson shown in the video Workshop 5: Patriotism and Foreign Policy. It includes context and background information on the teacher and the school, lesson specific standards, an activity-by-activity description of how the lesson was organized, assessment information, and lesson materials.

 

Civics and Government Collection

https://ny.pbslearningmedia.org/subjects/social-studies/civics-and-government/the-american-political-system/american-identity-and-diversity/ 

Resources located under Civics and Government focus on the relationships between governments and individuals, and international relations. Classrooms can explore videos to compare the Magna Carta and the United States Constitution, examine an interactive map to study United States diplomatic relationships across the globe, or create a document-based questions using a collection of resources that analyzes Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. Topics such as the history of the Supreme Court, the role state and local governments play in the United States, and the path a bill takes to become law are also examined.