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NBC News Archives Now Available via Pearson
worked out an agreement with NBC
Learn, the educational arm of the NBC
Universal News Group, to provide educational videos to schools that are
with Texas Essential
Knowledge and Skills standards (TEKS).
which now has an inventory of 17,000 education videos, can supply the
content to schools and classrooms via Pearson's
Realize learning management
system and its Online Learning Exchange platform, a digital library of
culled from nearly 90 years of NBC News' archives, include featured
stories from programs like the "NBC Nightly News," "Today," "Meet the
and "Dateline NBC." The resources, prepared by NBC Learn producers who
worked as news producers, include collections like Chemistry Now,
Planet, Science of NFL Football, Science of the Winter Olympic Games and
Finishing the Dream.
can see events in the making, whether current or historical, it puts
them right in the center of the learning experience," said Bethlam
Pearson's managing director for learning services, "allowing them to
deeper understanding of issues, implications and context."
videos are full stories, typically six minutes in length or shorter —
complete with a beginning, middle and end — designed to allow teachers
engage students in discussion afterwards. Many are reported by some of
best-known journalists over the years, including John Chancellor, Tom
Tim Russert and Brian Williams.
free trial, Texas educators can visit pearsontexas.com.
of TEKS-aligned videos to the NBC Learn library, and the new option
allowing access through Pearson's instruction platforms, provides us
powerful tools for framing history and current events in context for
said Janice McNeil, library resource specialist and instructional
liaison at Cypress Lakes High School in Katy, TX.
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.