Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Free Webinar Today - Educational Resources for the "Finding Your Roots" PBS Program

WNET is hosting webinars throughout April and May for educators focusing on the new PBS program Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. In this 10-part television series, Professor Gates continues the quest he began in African American Lives 1 and 2 and Faces of America, delving into the family history and genealogy of an all new group of famous Americans. Each episode features a different grouping of celebrity guests, who are bound together by an intimate, sometimes hidden link, whether it be through friendship, long-lost relatives, or even through a common ancestral past.

The upcoming webinars, conducted by the WNET Educational Outreach team and with support from Classroom 2.0 and Blackboard Collaborate, will highlight specific Finding Your Roots episodes and related educational resources and will include a discussion about the featured episodes and related tips for using the resources with students.

The first webinar takes place today, Wednesday, April 11th, from 4:00 to 5:00pm US-Eastern Daylight Time. The virtual room will be open 15 minutes prior to the session, which you can join at

If you have any questions or want more details about the upcoming Finding Your Roots webinars, please contact the WNET Educational Outreach team at
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