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Find quality resources that accompany WNED PBS broadcast television programs and outreach initiatives. From Let’s Go! to Reading Rainbow Stories, you can view video and access lesson plans and resources right here.

Discovering NY Suffrage Stories

Classroom curriculum, to be used with , A Bridge to Justice: The Life of Franklin H. Williams, has been developed. The lesson plans were created for 7th-12th grade students.

Discovering NY Suffrage Stories

Geared towards children (Grades K-6), Compact Science episodes frame a scientific concept with a signature regional connection. Each episode concludes with a Compact Science Viewer Challenge—an experiment aligned with National Science Education Standards—that can be performed at home or in a classroom.

Discovering NY Suffrage Stories

Classroom curriculum, to be used with Discovering New York Suffrage Stories, has been developed. The lesson plans were created for 4th-8th grade students.

Elbert Hubbard: An American Original tells the story of one man who saw an opportunity in the ideas and practices of the Arts and Crafts Movement.  Each resource in this collection is accompanied by a lesson plan and various support materials designed for grades 6-12. 

How did the friendship between Wright and his wealthy Buffalo client affect the structural aesthetic of a major American city and make significant impact on architectural history?

Olmsted's interests and skills go beyond landscape architecture. He was an advocate for green space, a journalist, a committed anti-slavery reformer and a believer in urban health.

Included here are activities designed to enhance the understanding of Buffalo Niagara waterways, as well as broader, relatable themes to be used in your classroom.

Classroom curriculum, to be used with Kleinhan's Gift to Buffalo, has been developed. The lesson plans were created for grades 6-8, but may be easily adapted for other grade levels.

Let’s Go!, an original series from WNED PBS offers adventure to young, curious learners through behind-the-scenes virtual field trips. Come along with our host Chrisena as she interacts with experts and visits exciting sites throughout Western New York. With Chrisena as your guide, Let’s Go! is perfect for educators, kids ages 7-11, their caregivers, and anyone who loves to explore! 

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Making Buffalo Home shares a diverse and rich mix of engaging and personal stories that showcase our shared history and heritage. With immigration often being at the forefront of our national conversation, it has been essential to give a voice to this important topic. Central to the Making Buffalo Home project was also illustrating how immigration is part of our shared history for both new arrivals to Western New York and longtime residents who have made Buffalo home over the last 200 years. The lesson plans were created for grades 6-12.

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1 in 3 teenagers report experiencing some form of abuse in their dating relationships. Only a third of those ever talk about it with someone. While they might not come to you directly, as an educator, you are in a unique position to see the warning signs and red flags. They are likely to be hiding the situation from family members, but be more open in school. If you recognize the signs, take action. Learn how on the project website.

The Reading Rainbow Stories collection is now available on YouTube,, and PBS LearningMedia! Watch stories from the original series you know and love with a stunning, high-definition, new look. 
We invite you to watch and listen as cherished books are read. On PBS LearningMedia you'll find accompanying activities are theme-based, stemming from the featured book, and may include questions for discussion, art projects, or writing prompts. And you'll find family activities! 

Classroom curriculum, to be used with the television program Reimaginng A Buffalo Landmark, has been developed to be used with 7th-8th grade students.

The Niagara Movement

The Niagara Movement: The Early Battle for Civil Rights is a one-hour documentary focusing on the formation and impact of the first civil rights movement of the 20th century. These lesson plans are designed for middle and high school students (grades 6-12). Some of the themes covered are activism, ideology, the role of women, the Black Press, marginalization, the Jim Crow era, civil rights, and the legacy of the Niagara Movement.

Through these lessons, teachers and students can examine not only the causes, battles and results of the War, but also delve into the personal stories and perspectives.

The Warrior Tradition

Classroom curriculum, to be used with The Warrior Tradition, has been developed. The lesson plans were created for 7th-8th grade students but include ideas for HS students.

Find valuable resources based on the Tragedy and Hope: Stories of Painkiller Addiction. An essential component of combating this epidemic is awareness and education.

Resources can be used to help students explore hidden messages in songs and hymns, uses of records and writing, as well as a deeper meaning of the Fugitive Slave of 1850.

Curriculum, to be used with Understanding the Opioid Epidemic, has been developed for 7th-8th grade students but include ideas for adapting for HS students.

Find valuable resources  for financial literacy and responsibility based on the Your Life, Your Money. 

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