Saturday, September 9, 2006

Teachers can help build the Eyes on the Prize Web site

"Eyes on the Prize," the award-winning and internationally acclaimed documentary on the civil rights movement by Henry Hampton, has returned to PBS, and teachers can help build an educational Web site for the series.

Essential lessons about race, leadership and justice for all are taught in this brilliant documentary. First-person oral accounts and historical footage spotlight tragedies and triumphs African-Americans went through to gain equal rights in the United States.

Teachers are invited to help build an online library of great ideas for using "Eyes on the Prize" as a classroom learning tool. Educational advisors will review the teaching and learning ideas received and the best ones will be highlighted on the Web site, launching in September.

Educators who submit ideas will be eligible to win a $100 certificate good for PBS VIDEO product. There will be ten entries drawn from all submissions on October 6.

Learn more about submitting ideas and the drawing here.

If you have questions or suggestions about the Web site, please contact Donelle Blubaugh at