NBC Learn
Newsletter
April Newsletter
 
National Poetry Month
NBC Learn
This Windshield Poet Is Inspiring Others, One Line at a Time
Alex Lewis of Colorado Springs, Colorado, uplifts those around him by sharing his poetry. This video is part of an NBC News series called, "Inspiring America."
  Watch Video in K12   Watch Video in HE
NBC Learn
Deaf Poet's Visual Poetry: Creative Storytelling Without Words
Poet Douglas Ridloff creates American Sign Language poetry and performs at ASL Slam, a creative outlet for deaf people. He hopes to introduce this art form to people, both who are deaf and those who are not, to prove that ASL is a sophisticated language.
  Watch Video in K12   Watch Video in HE
NBC Learn
Spreading the Word: Mexican-American Author Gary Soto Cultivates Culture in the Classroom

Author and poet Gary Soto travels to schools across the country encouraging children to read. Soto has written several children's books, many about the experiences of being a Mexican-American.
  Watch Video in K12   Watch Video in HE
 
Student Activism
NBC Learn
Join Education Nation�s Parent Toolkit for April�s #ToolkitTalk
Across the country, students of all ages have been standing up and speaking out, showing that education can transcend the classroom. Education Nation and Parent Toolkit are hosting April�s #ToolkitTalk to equip parents and teachers with the tools to support students in both finding and using their voices in their classrooms and communities. Joining the conversation are co-founder of VolunTEENnation and high school senior, Sophie B, and Harvard Graduate School of Education�s Gretchen Brion-Meisels. Follow @EducationNation on Twitter, and join the live chat on Tuesday, April 17th at 7pmET using the hashtag #ToolkitTalk.
  Visit Parent Toolkit  
NBC Learn
March for Our Lives: Youth Rallies Against Gun Violence
On March 24th, demonstrators filled the streets of Washington, DC and cities around the country in student-organized marches to tell legislators "enough." The march came just over a week after students protested gun violence in a nationwide school walkout.
  Watch Video in K12   Watch Video in HE
 
Earth Day: April 22nd
NBC Learn
Co-Founders of First Earth Day Explain Goals of Teach-In
On the first Earth Day in 1970, two co-founders of the Environmental Teach-In, Rep. Paul McCloskey and student organizer Denis Hayes, are interviewed on the purpose and goals of Earth Day.
  Watch Video in K12   Watch Video in HE
NBC Learn
Sustainability: Water - The Water Cycle
In this video, hear from water experts about �flow� and �storage� processes in the Hydrologic Cycle, more commonly known as the Water Cycle: precipitation, interception, runoff, infiltration, percolation, groundwater discharge, evaporation, transpiration, evapotranspiration, and condensation. "Sustainability: Water" is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation.
  Watch Video in K12   Watch Video in HE
NBC Learn
Melting Mountain Glaciers
The world's glaciers are shrinking at alarming rates, and many scientists believe it is due to changes in climate. Dr. Lonnie Thompson of Ohio State University and Dr. Douglas Hardy of UMass-Amherst discuss glaciers and how they melt, and pay special attention to Africa's tallest mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro. "Changing Planet" is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation.
  Watch Video in K12   Watch Video in HE
 
Tax Day: April 17th
NBC Learn
Income, Taxes and Spending
In the United States, federal, state, and local governments impose income taxes on their citizens in order to support government spending and help keep the country running. This story is produced by NBC Learn in partnership with Pearson.
  Watch Video in K12   Watch Video in HE
Follow