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PBS LearningMedia: West Virginia Public Broadcasting Edition

  • Weird Wonderful West Virginia

    Delve into the stories of the people, places, and events which make West Virginia a weird and wonderful place.

  • Inside Appalachia

    Explore the complexities of the region known as Appalachia through the programs found at this website.  Programs deal with the history, culture, challenges, and future of the area.

  • Rare Earth Elements

    Discover how researchers in West Virginia are working to "mine" rare earth elements from coal mining residue.

  • Road to Statehood


    This video from WV Public Broadcasting examines the issues leading to statehood for West Virginia.

  • This Week in WV History

    This series of audio programs explores the noted people, places and events which had an economic, social, or political impact on the history of western Virginia and West Virginia.  Curriculum materials include guided listening questions, scripts, and timeline and extension activities for each day and month of programs.

  • WV Steam

    Inspiring students to consider careers in science, the arts, and mathemathics.

  • You Are There


    This video from WV Public Broadcasting uses the news desk/reporter format to study the impact of WV statehood on individuals of the time.

  • Jay: A Rockefeller's Journey Collection

    Examine the life and political career of John D. Rockefeller, IV through these video clips and educational support materials.

  • Vietnam: West Virginians Remember

    Listen to the stories of five Vietnam combat veterans from West Virginia and learn about their lives before, during, and after their service in the military.

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