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New Teacher Resources on Expanded FRONTLINE Teacher Center; -- Teachers: Win a TiVo for your school, and other great prizes --.

BOSTON, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- New teacher's guides, an improved search function, and dozens of full-length documentaries available for viewing online are just a few of the highlights of the revamped and newly re-launched FRONTLINE Teacher Center.

Aimed at secondary school and college educators, the FRONTLINE Teacher Center is designed to help teachers use FRONTLINE documentaries as a launching point for classroom learning and discussion. Among the site's many new offerings are more than thirty online teacher's guides-each written especially for use with one or more FRONTLINE films-on such diverse topics as terrorism, global warming, campaign finance reform, and teen sexuality. Appropriate for use by a wide range of social studies, language arts, health, and media literacy educators, these valuable resources offer key background information and "discussion-starter" questions as well as suggested classroom activities that build upon the issues and themes explored in the documentaries. What's more, FRONTLINE plans to add eight new teacher guides this season on topics such as the war in Iraq, the Rwandan genocide, and pharmaceutical advertising.

The new FRONTLINE Teacher Center also enables teachers and students to view dozens of FRONTLINE films online via streaming video, with new documentaries added each month. Current online offerings include such FRONTLINE classics as "Abortion Clinic" and "A Class Divided" as well as more recent documentaries like "Truth, War and Consequences" and "The Merchants of Cool."
 Additional highlights of the new FRONTLINE Teacher Center include:
 -- A new design that organizes teacher's guides by subject area and topic
 -- An improved search function to help teachers quickly find the
 resources they need
 -- A new "Especially for Educators" section featuring FRONTLINE reporting
 that address school choice, education reform, standardized testing,
 and other educational issues




To alert teachers to upcoming FRONTLINE documentaries and educational offerings, FRONTLINE is also launching an expanded version of its e-mail newsletter. In addition to receiving monthly updates on new FRONTLINE programs and teacher's guides, subscribers will now receive a list of viewing questions for students to keep in mind while watching FRONTLINE documentaries at home.

In celebration of these expanded offerings, FRONTLINE is running a special promotion to encourage more teachers to take advantage of these helpful services: From now until March 2004, high school teachers who visit the FRONTLINE Teacher Center and sign up for the free e-mail newsletter will be automatically entered to win a prize for their school that will enhance their ability to bring new media into the classroom. Three First Prize winners will receive a TiVo Digital Video Recorder for their school including a product lifetime subscription to the TiVo service and a $50 Staples gift certificate for their personal use. Three Second Prize winners will receive three VHS videos of their choice for their school as available from the FRONTLINE archives and a $50 Staples gift certificate. To sign up or get more information, including complete contest rules, visit http://www.pbs.org/frontline/teach/contest.html .
 Media Contact:
 Jessica Smith
 617/300-5374
 jessica_smith@wgbh.org



CONTACT: Jessica Smith of WGBH, +1-617-300-5374, jessica_smith@wgbh.org

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