Grade 6-8


Educator’s Guide

In support of the GREAT PERFORMANCES telecast, WNET.ORG is distributing 30,000 copies of a Macbeth poster & teachers’ guide to schools nationwide, which will assist educators in utilizing the PBS broadcast in the classroom. This activity-based analysis of the play is illustrated by various lesson plans and activities.  After the October 6 premiere PBS broadcast, […]


Grades: 9-12 ERIC CLAPTON CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL CHICAGO brings together guitar legends from blues, country, rock, and pop music in the blues capital, Chicago, in a salute to this American musical tradition. Time Allotment: Approximately two 45-minute class periods Subject Matter: Music, History, and Language Arts LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Students will: 1. Brainstorm as a group […]


Overview: NUREYEV: THE RUSSIAN YEARS tells the story of Rudolf Nureyev, the world-famous ballet dancer who defected from the former Soviet Union to France in 1961. The film documents Nureyev’s humble beginnings, his late start as a dancer, and his relentless quest to become the best and most famous ballet dancer in the world. It […]


RESPECT YOURSELF: THE STAX RECORDS STORY chronicles the birth of Stax Records, soul music, and the “Memphis sound.” During a time when the United States was segregated and the struggle to end racial discrimination and extend civil rights to African Americans was raging, Stax was racially integrated and eventually became one of the most successful […]