West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Portions My Food Plate

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Three lessons support this Abracadabra video in which a group of intermediate, middle level, and adult actors present scenarios in which healty food choices are made.  Skill development for K-2 students includes understanding the 5 food groups, healthy choices, and using fractions to divide a plate into appropriate portions.

Bright Spots l Brooke County Attendance Initiative

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Learn how the Brooke County West Virginia school system is working with elementary students to increase attendance rates with the ultimate goal of improving learning and literacy.

Anna Jarvis and the History of Mother's Day

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Learn the story of the origin of Mother's Day and the woman credited with founding it in this video from West Virginia Public Broadcasting.  

Inside Appalachia | A WV Broom Maker Legacy

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Learn how a West Virginia broom maker is using traditional methods to make brooms and how he hopes to pass his skills and legacy to a new generation. Engage students in a critical thinking follow-up activity in which they categorize information relating to the program content.

Inside Appalachia | Still Grinding: A Miller's Tradition

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Explore the traditional gristmill methods of grinding corn into flour and examine the reasons for the demise of this industry. One of West Virginia’s last remaining gristmills, Reed’s Mill in Monroe County, was placed on the list of endangered properties by the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia last year. The man who owns this mill, Larry Mustain, is wondering how long he can continue to keep his family’s business going.

American Graduate | Building West Virginia's Workforce

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Learn about the job opportunities in West Virginia that require either a two year degree or special certification and how the necessary education is available.

One Decision | Understanding Opioid Addiction

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This documentary, created by an Eagle Scout candidate, examines opioid addiction from the viewpoint of health professionals, two recovering addicts, and the parent of an addict.

Vietnam | West Virginians Remember

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Listen to interviews with five Vietnam combat veterans from West Virginia as they reflect on their experiences before, during, and after the war.

WV Senate Debate on a Constitutional Convention for a Balanced Federal Budget

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Learn about the West Virginia Senate debate regarding support for a Constitutional Convention for a balanced federal budget with this video from West Virginia Public Broadcasting. Students learn the process for amending the U.S. Constitution.

Rockefeller Registers Democrat Becomes Delegate and Secretary of State

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Trace John D. Rockefeller, IV's move to the Democratic party and his election to the WV House of Delegates and as WV Secretary of State.

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