Useful sites for Teens

These Web sites cover a variety of topics of interest to this audience, including art and design, the environment, media literacy, food, and dealing with real life issues. Kids, parents and educators can trust these sites to be safe havens where children can learn, share ideas and have fun.

American Experience

Television's most-watched history series, American Experience has been hailed as peerless (Wall Street Journal), the most consistently enriching program on television (Chicago Tribune), and a beacon of intelligence and purpose (Houston Chronicle). On air and online, the series brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that have shaped America's past and present. Acclaimed by viewers and critics alike, American Experience documentaries have been honored with every major broadcast award.

American Experience online also boast a robust teachers' area! Search or browse over 1,500 features from more than 110 American Experience Web sites -- including timelines, primary sources, teacher's guides, maps, galleries, interactives, video, and more -- to find history, civics, and other social studies resources for your classroom.

Homework Hotline
Teachers George Wolfe and Carol Smith help hundreds of students with homework problems. But you won't just find them doing so in a traditional classroom. They're the hosts of Homework Hotline, airing Mondays through Thursdays at 5:30 on WPBS-DT. This half-hour, live call-in program helps students in grades 5-12 with homework questions in math, science, geography, English and language arts.


NOVA is the highest rated science series on television and the most watched documentary series on public television; it is also one of television's most acclaimed series. NOVA's approach, developed over more than a quarter century, is to select a topic of great interest to viewers and then produce a film that is as entertaining as it is informative, using the tools of good pacing, clear writing, and crisp editing. Equally important, NOVA shows the human story behind the science story. Whether exploring a galaxy or an atom, the series delves into the personalities responsible for the discoveries, and the social consequences of events in the lab.

NOVA's online Teachers site partners with VITAL NY and WGBH's Teachers' Domain to offer you some of the best classroom resources for bringing science, technology, and engineering to life for all students. This free digital library is tied to standards and includes downloadable video and audio segments, Flash interactives, and more.

Regents Review 2.0

Regents Review 2.0 is a series of test-prep programs for high school students planning to take NYS Regents Exams in June.

The 14 subjects include: French, German, English, Italian, Spanish, Integrated Algebra, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, Geometry, Earth Science, Living Environment, Physics, Global History & Geography, US History & Government and Chemistry. Regents Review 2.0 is hosted by master teachers, the shows are presented in a lively format and targeted primarily to high school students in grades 9-12.

Regents Review is a production of the New York Network in cooperation with The Teacher Centers of New York State since 1994.

Whiz Quiz
Celebrating 30 seasons, Whiz Quiz is a proud tradition of academic competition and achievement for WPBS-DT and its broadcast community. High school students in teams of four play match after match until it's down to just one. As a two-nation station, WPBS-DT wanted to include its entire broadcast community, and we began Whiz Quiz Canada a competition among several schools in the Kingston area. The show caps off its season with an International Match a pairing of the first place winner from Whiz Quiz against the first place winner in Whiz Quiz Canada.

VITAL NY is an online library of more than 1,000 free media resources from the best in public television. These classroom resources, featuring media from NOVA, Frontline, Design Squad, American Experience, and other public broadcasting and content partners are easy to use and correlate to state and national standards. VITAL NY resources include video and audio segments, Flash interactives, images, documents, and student-oriented activities. Once you register, you can personalize the site using "My Folders" and "My Groups" to save your favorite resources into a folder and share them with your friends.