Ken Burns in the Classroom

PBS Learning Media has rolled out an exciting resource centered around the popular documentarian called Ken Burns in the Classroom.

The site is divided up by his documentary subjects, which range in time from the mid-1750’s through present day. You can browse by era or film.

Burns is famous for his use of primary source material  in his films and this resource provides a hub for archival video clips, images, and even lesson plans.

This would be a nice resource to highlight to supplement not only research projects, but for fans of Burns’ documentaries, or in conjunction with history-based programming.

This month, Women’s History Month is highlighted, as seen below:


Ken Burns in the Classroom


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