Monthly Archives: February 2020

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A Wider World

A Wider World –  – Disabilities Today is a positive, informative, resource for persons with disabilities, by providing current information regarding rehabilitation trends, technological advances, travel, recreation, and community based opportunities for persons or families with disabilities. It is estimated that 80% of American families will acquire some type of disability at some point in their lifetime.



  • #2019 airs 3/7 at 9:30 a.m.
  • #2020 airs 3/14 at 9:30 a.m.
  • #2021 airs 3/21 at 9:30 a.m.
  • #2022 airs 3/28 at 9:30 a.m.

Featured Resources: Social Emotional Learning

We have a series of books on Social Emotional Learning available for you from Rosen Learning Center. These books are fully online and interactive. Each contains primary sources, vocabulary words, an interactive timeline, and instructional resources such as planning guides and lesson plans.

Spotlight on Social and Emotional Learning features the following 12 Titles:

Access the entire series here:

If you do not know the login information for the Monroe One region, please contact Liesl or Katie.

Miles Davis: American Masters

Miles Davis: American Masters
Airs Saturday, February 29 at 8:00pm ET

A visionary known for his restless aesthetic, Miles Davis is widely regarded as one of the most innovative, influential and respected figures in music. With full access to the Miles Davis Estate, the film features never-before-seen footage, including studio outtakes from his recording sessions, rare photos and new interviews.


P.O.V.: Call Her Ganda

P.O.V.: Call Her Ganda
Wednesday, February 26 at 7:00pm ET

When Jennifer Laude, a Filipina trans woman, is brutally murdered by a U.S. Marine, three women intimately invested in the case—an activist attorney (Virgie Suarez), a transgender journalist (Meredith Talusan) and Jennifer’s mother (Julita “Nanay” Laude)—galvanize a political uprising, pursuing justice and taking on hardened histories of U.S. imperialism.

Independent Lens: Black Panthers – Vanguard of the Revolution

Independent Lens: Black Panthers – Vanguard of the Revolution
Airs Monday, February 24 at 7:30pm ET

In the turbulent 1960s, change was coming to America and the fault lines could no longer be ignored — cities were burning, Vietnam was exploding, and disputes raged over equality and civil rights. A new revolutionary culture was emerging and it sought to drastically transform the system. The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense would, for a short time, put itself at the vanguard of that change.


Independent Lens: Tell Them We Are Rising – the Story of Black Colleges and Universities

Independent Lens: Tell Them We Are Rising – the Story of Black Colleges and Universities
Airs Wednesday, February 5 at 7:00pm ET

The rich history of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) began before the end of slavery, flourished in the 20th century, and profoundly influenced the course of the nation for over 150 years — yet remains largely unknown. With Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities, the powerful story of the rise, influence, and evolution of HBCUs comes to life.


Iroquois (4/30 minute programs)

Iroquois (4/30 minute programs) airs Wednesdays at 2 a.m. – This series, much of which was filmed on Iroquois Reservations, explores different aspects of Iroquois culture, including the oral story – telling tradition and its historical significance, as well as art and political issues.

Airs 2/19:

  • #1 – The Oral Tradition – Illuminates the importance of the spoken word to Iroquois history.
  • #2 – Art of the Seventh Generation – Introduces five contemporary Iroquois artists and presents their work.

Airs 2/26:

  • #3 – Educating the Children – Examines efforts to teach Indian children their language and culture.
  • #4 – Keepers of the Eastern Door – Examines issues of territorial rights, casino gambling and the controversial Warrior Society at the Kahnawake Reservation in the province of Quebec and at the Akwesasne Reservation.


Blackademics (5/30 minute programs)

Blackademics (5/30 minute programs) airs Mondays at 3 a.m. beginning 2/10 – Top Black Studies scholars engage with projects and research focused on education, performance and youth empowerment.

  • Airs 2/10
    • #601 – Curry challenges viewers by uncovering the history of sexual violence against black males from slavery to present. Dr. Evans-Winters discusses black kids’ treatment in schools. Black Sovereign Nation founder presents a program for black autonomy.
    • #602 – Husband/wife hip hop duo Riders against the Storm replace digital technology with practices to better connect us. Anthropologist Dr. Adams encourages thoughtful listening with a talk on the art of the cab ride. Chef Kabui encourages sustainable organic food use.

Ambikaipaker/ Givens/ Foster Season 7 Episode 3


Coming Soon from Simon and Schuster (Ages 12+)!

Lots of great books are scheduled for publication this year. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be featuring some of the books we are excited about.

Today, we’re covering books coming from Simon and Schuster for grades 6-12 (or ages 12+).

For a complete list visit the Simon & Schuster Website. (click each book cover to get to the Simon and Schuster page and then click Product Details to see the release date).