While schools in Virginia are closed in response to the COVID-19 virus, VPM WORLD Channel will provide a daily, five-hour At-Home Learning Service for students in grades 6-12.
From 12 noon – 5 pm weekdays, VPM WORLD Channel will offer the At-Home Learning lineup of science, history and English language arts programming, and more. For the full schedule check out VPM's TV Schedule.
For each program, educators and parents are encouraged to go to PBS LearningMedia to find additional resources like grab-and-go activities, lesson plans, interactive lessons and media that illustrate specific topics or themes and support materials across subjects.
The new broadcast programming will be supplemented with additional resources from PBS LearningMedia, which is partnering with the WORLD Channel. The resources in PBS LearningMedia, which were developed based on feedback from educators, are aligned to curriculum standards in every state and contextualized for educational use. These resources include grab-and-go activities, lesson plans, interactive lessons and media that illustrate specific topics or themes and support materials across subjects.
The World Channel will provide an educational schedule through the end of August.
About WORLD Channel
WORLD shares the best of public media in news, documentaries, and fact-based informational programming that helps us understand conflicts, movements and cultures that may be distinct from our own. WORLD's original content examines issues too often ignored by mainstream media by telling stories for and with a diversity of voices. WORLD has won a Peabody Award, an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award, a National News and Documentary Emmy Award and numerous national honors—including 1st and 2nd place Native Media Awards, an RTNDA Kaleidoscope Award, a Media for a Just Society Award, two Lesbian & Gay Journalist Awards, a Gracie, and an Asian American Journalists Award. WORLD is a growing platform carried by 171 partner stations in markets representing more than 70% of US TV households. It is also available on WORLDChannel.org and social media platforms. Funding for World Channel is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the MacArthur Foundation, the Wyncote Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. WORLD Channel is produced by WGBH with the support of WNET and is distributed by American Public Television (APT).