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Monday, July 6, 2020 - 8:00pm
This film, tells the dramatic story of the epic — and surprisingly unfamiliar — crusade waged by American women for the right to vote.
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 1:00pm
In Black America Since MLK, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. looks at the last 50 years of African-American history
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 3:00pm
Catch this documentary series in of the history of Latino Americans throughout American History
Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 4:00pm
WXXI Education is hosting a series of virtual learning events for local early childhood and elementary educators. 
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 2:00pm
Learn about the untold story of African American entrepreneurship, where skill, industriousness, ingenuity and sheer courage in the face of overwhelming odds provide the backbone of this nation’s economic and social growth.
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 2:00pm
Native America illuminates the splendor of a past whose story has for too long remained untold.
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 2:00pm
The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 excluded Chinese immigrants to the U.S. for 60 years. Chinese immigrants already here could not become citizens. Learn more from American Experience re-air of the program. 
Monday, July 6, 2020 (All day)
Join WXXI Kids as we play, create, learn, and explore this summer with "Camp WXXI Kids" - a summer camp schedule for you to use at home!
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 12:00pm
WXXI-WORLD channel will continue broadcasting a “Learn At Home” schedule to support of students in grades 6-12 through the summer.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 7:10am
WXXI Education e-Newsletter is a monthly update provided by email and online as a PDF.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 4:00pm
A new PBS series explores the impact of Asian Americans, the fastest-growing racial/ethnic group in the United States.
Monday, June 1, 2020 - 7:10am
Parents and caregivers can join Bright by Text to get custom age specific texts for  their child (0-8 years old) due to WXXI's partnership with Bright by Text, a national parent texting program, to put expert tips, games and child development information directly into the hands of parents and caregivers. 

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WXXI’s Celebrate 2020 proudly features moments in women’s history that had their roots and connections to Rochester. Watch On-Demand and also see the profiles on WXXI-TV.
Weekdays 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
As the school year comes to close and summer vacation begins, WXXI is broadcasting “Learn At Home” television schedules to give students a "summer boost" with programs that emphasize learning while having fun. 
StoryCorps Connect is a new platform that enables anyone to record a StoryCorps interview with a loved one remotely using video conference technology. The audio and a still photo from each interview is preserved at the Library of Congress. When you publish, use WXXI as one of your keywords.
Watch On-Demand: East Lake Meadows, the public housing project opened by the Atlanta Housing Authority in 1970 and demolished a generation later, is the subject of a new documentary by Sarah Burns and David McMahon. 
Watch On-Demand: Attend virtual graduation. Hear excerpts from commencement speeches and messages to the class of 2020 from a variety of public figures -- journalists, philanthropists, sports figures, historians, writers and performers - and from the students themselves.
Learn about the untold story of African American entrepreneurship, where skill, industriousness, ingenuity and sheer courage in the face of overwhelming odds provide the backbone of this nation’s economic and social growth. Watch On-Demand.
This film envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, a radical narration about race in America, using the writer’s original words.
Meet passionate teenage innovators from around the globe who are creating cutting-edge solutions to confront the world’s environmental threats – found right in their own backyards – while navigating the doubts and insecurities that mark adolescence. 
Outrage is pouring onto the streets over police brutality and the death of George Floyd. 
A collection of films by and about individuals in the Black community across the country and around the globe. Watch on-air, stream online and share the voices, the stories on WORLD and from our partners in public media.
Asian Pacific Americans are the fastest-growing racial/ethnic group in the United States. WXXI in partnership with the Asian Pacific Islander American Association of Greater Rochester is featuring stories from local members of the community that provide examples of culture, heritage, history and contributions to our region and nation.
In Black America Since MLK, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. looks at the last 50 years of African-American history. Watch On-Demand through 9/7/2020
The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 excluded Chinese immigrants to the U.S. for 60 years. Chinese immigrants already here could not become citizens. Learn more from American Experience re-air of the program. 
Acclaimed American soprano and Public Radio Host Kearstin Piper Brown takes listeners on a journey through women’s suffrage, with WXXI’s Suffrage Moments. Listen On-Demand and tune-in to hear them on WXXI Classical FM 91.5
PBS LearningMedia has a wide range of learning resources for students in grades 7-12th grade, focused on public housing and civil rights. East Lake Meadows, the public housing project opened by the Atlanta Housing Authority in 1970 and demolished a generation later, and provides resources to understand housing policy and racism.  
Reconstruction is one of the most important and consequential chapters in American history. It is also among the most overlooked, misunderstood, and misrepresented.  This series tells the real story of Reconstruction, honoring the struggle of the African Americans who fought their way out of slavery and challenged the nation to live up to the founding ideals of democracy, freedom, and equality. Over a hundred and fifty years later, this struggle continues.
The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That has themed guides for educators.
Here are some ways to foster curiosity in children, and encourage them to be scientists.
Wild Kratts has a wide range of ways to extend the creature fun with these additional learning resources.
Peg + Cat fuses music with math and literacy to extend learning with these additional resources.
Cyberchase shows kids that math is everywhere and everyone can be good at it!
SciGirls has the bold goal of changing how millions of girls think about science, technology, engineering and math—STEM.
Xavier Riddle & the Secret Museum follows the adventures of Xavier Riddle, his sister Yadina, and their friend Brad as they travel back in time to meet real life historical figures when they were kids.
WXXI Education has pulled together Science learning resources for students in grades 6-12th grade. 
WXXI Education has pulled together Social Studies learning resources for students in grades 6-12th grade. 
WXXI Education has pulled together Math learning resources for students in grades 6-12th grade. 
WXXI Education has pulled together English-Language Arts learning resources for students in grades 6-12th grade. 
Feeling stressed, scared or anxious about the COVID-19 pandemic? Breathe. Use these strategies to help children – and yourself – navigate these feelings. 
Need some fresh ideas for things to listen to with your kids?
Informational text and Alaska Native culture form the basis of the groundbreaking Molly of Denali series and its educational resources. 
Are you sharing STEM challenges with your students? Creating maker or tinker days? Here's a list of resources, by grade level, focused on engineering and STEM challenges. 
Research has shown that introducing children to community helpers in a safe and fun environment can help them react better during times of crisis.
PBS LearningMedia has a wide range of learning resources for students in grades 7-12th grade, focused on Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage and PBS's Asian American series. 
WXXI Education staff collected resources from PBS LearningMedia to support educators and families while discussing the following topics: race, racism, protesting, civil rights, Black history and historical individuals, bias, past and current events, and more. 
WXXI Education staff collected the following resources to support families and educators of young children as they talk, watch, read, and learn about race and racism.
WXXI Education has pulled together recipes, baking series, kitchen science activities, and more!
Curious George inspires children to explore science, engineering, and math, and be curious about the world around them.
Summertime means more outside time! Here are some scavenger hunts from your favorite PBS KIDS friends to do while you're out and about!
WXXI is here with resources for developing strategies to discuss emergencies, news headlines and when tragedy strikes.  Learn how to use discussion prompts, media, songs, books and activities to calm kids' fears, stimulate their minds, and encourage them to think about their place in today's world. WXXI has gathered the best in public media resources from PBS Parents, Arthur, Mr. Rogers, Sesame Street, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood and Newshour Extra to assist you.
Mission US is an series of interactive role-playing simulations to learn about critical periods and events in U.S. History.
Join WXXI as we continue to be citizen scientists and observe our community through a special ongoing WXXI Community Observation Challenge!
This film explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities have played over the course of 150 years in American history, culture, and identity. 
Finding a cache of deteriorating 16mm home movies spanning from 1936 to 1951, Ali Kazimi deftly crafts a story of history and memory. RANDOM ACTS OF LEGACY reveals a rare portrait of a creative and enterprising Chinese American family in middle America during the Depression, and offers a counter-narrative to the stereotypes of Chinese Americans.
Observe several real-life individuals — portrayed by Anna Deavere Smith — involved in the Rodney King affair. 
 Resources from the PBS Latino-Americans, a three-part documentary series chronicling the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos over the past 500 years. Watch Online in English or Spanish

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Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 5:00pm
Educators, we hope you’ll join us for a Virtual Professional Learning Series about Mission US Interactive simulations for remote learning with a special preview of the new Mission US simulation, “Prisoner in My Homeland,” which focuses on the experience of a Japanese American teenage boy who must make difficult choices amid the chaos and terror of incarceration during WWII.

 

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