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All of the accessible PBS KIDS and Vermont Public content that you love and trust is now available in click-ready, curated, resources here on this page, and PBS LearningMedia for free!

Whenever you’re looking for standards-based, top-quality, interactive, and educational resources we are here for you. Vermont Public partners with the Vermont Agency of Education and Vermont Department of Libraries to meet the anywhere, anytime educational, social and emotional needs of Vermont children. This page is updated periodically with timely suggestions and materials. For more info email Heather Duhamel, Manager of Education Engagement at

2024 Eclipse in Vermont - Special Resources

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The Eclipse will be seen in totality in parts of Vermont on April 8, 2024. There are spectacular cross-content curricular opportunities to share with your classroom from Preschool to Grade 12 leading into this exciting solar event.

Northern Vermont will be in the final path of totality for a total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8th.This means Vermonters will experience up to three and a half minutes of complete or partial darkness between 3:20 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.—the only total solar eclipse to travel across Mexico, the United States, and Canada during the 21st century!

 Find out if you’re in the path of totality, how to view the solar eclipse safely, and access more educational resources at

Then join Vermont Public and the Fairbanks Museum for extensive coverage of this epic event, including live total solar eclipse coverage from But Why host and executive producer Jane Lindholm and astronomy expert Mark Breen from the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium.

Join But Why and the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium for this incredible celestial event!

Digital Citizenship

Civics, voting, and elections are an essential part of democracy, and the this collection is designed to help involve students from PreK-Grade 12 in the political process. These resources encourage critical thinking and raise issues in media as students voice their perspective.


The Eclipse Learning Guide brings playful STEAM connections from ECHO’s Science and Stories video series along with social-emotional considerations, and an Eclipse tag game. The activity also includes an easy to use and click-ready printable model of the Earth, Moon and Sun to reenact the Eclipse at home.

You, Me, Community

Lead your class in these interactive activities that focus on community, civics and digital citizenship. Use the TEACH YOUR WAY resources your way.

Grades 3-5

This Eclipse Learning Guide offers pre-teaching opportunities using podcasts and video for pre-teaching. Activities include social-emotional connections and a model activity made to use at home or the classroom representing the distance between the Earth, Moon and Sun during totality.

But Why: Adventures!
An educational video series from Vermont Public, But Why: Adventures! brings the empowering and fun approach of our award-winning podcast into the classroom. Learn more

Grades 6-12

This Lesson Guide will help older students explore and understand the Eclipse by creating a model of the titled lunar orbit and ecliptic-plane. This activity model uses everyday objects and connections to documentaries by Vermont Public, PBS and NOVA to describe the unique nature of this historic event.

Music-Comp's Student Composer Showcase
For February's Student Composer Showcase we'll speak with Montpelier High School senior,Callum Robechek about his years of involvement with Music-COMP.

The Student Composer Showcase is produced in collaboration with Music-COMP, the music composition mentoring program. The Music Composition Mentoring Program (Music-COMP) is a Vermont non-profit started in 1995 that teaches students in grades 3-12 how to compose original music. Students are paired with professional composers as mentors, and over 50 works are premiered each year with professional musicians. Learn more

Production support for the Student Composer Showcase is provided by Lake Champlain Access Television, a community media center serving eight towns in Chittenden, Franklin, and Grand Isle Counties, providing a free forum for expression, and a link to local government and training. More at

Ready, set, go! What to expect during the Eclipse Week

The But Why team will release a special episode on Eclipse events the week of April 5. This will have an aligned Citizen’s Scientist Eclipse Learning Guide ready to use for pre-teaching in classrooms, classroom living rooms or in backyards on April 8, 2024 or after.

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Find it all on PBS LearningMedia!

Media is an interactive resource! Find standards-based lessons, online short videos, podcasts, and interactive activities for PreK-Grade 2 on PBS LearningMedia for free. Search by grade or topic.

We recommend our very own Mister Chris and Friends Moments Collection - View it here | Learn about the show

PreK/K2 Eclipse Learning Guide

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Welcome to But Why

An educational video series from Vermont Public, But Why: Adventures! brings the empowering and fun approach of our award-winning podcast into the classroom. Learn more and sign up

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Grades 3-5 Eclipse Learning Guide

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Vermont Public Podcast Project

It’s time again for the NPR Student Podcast Challenge. Last year, there were over 2,900 student-created and teacher supported podcasts submitted from across the country. The winners received prizes and were featured on NPR. It’s a new year and new time to consider podcasting (with support) in the classroom. To get started check out the Vermont Public Podcast Project one-sheet which includes tips and tricks to get started. Discover and drop in - download pdf.

For video production, find out more from our partners at NOVA Science Studios (Gr.6-12). Connect data, storytelling, and video development with support. Starting in late January 2024, NOVA will offer recurring check-in/Q&A sessions to participating educators and students. Deadline for classroom submissions that focus on big data is in March 2024.

The Vermont Public Podcast Project for Teachers brings resources and recommendations to you by the Vermont Agency of Education and Vermont Public Ambassadors. Discover and drop in - download pdf

Education Ambassadors support an integrated approach to cross-curricular instructional design, through the lens of multimedia. Learn more and meet our current Educator Ambassadors

Grades 6-12 Eclipse Lesson Guide

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Windows To A Multicultural World

Clemmons Family Farm and Vermont Public offers a free tutorial video series featuring Vermont grade school teachers, and Clemmons Family Farm teaching artists, explaining how they use Joy in Motion!

A special edition from Clemmons Family Farm’, bring Windows to a Multicultural World curriculum to your students (for grades K-12). Learn more

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