Beginning April 11th, (and April 25th) WNET will be hosting webinars for educators focusing on the new PBS series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. In this 10-part series, Professor Gates delves into the family histories and genealogy of 25 famous Americans. Each episode features a different grouping of celebrity guests who are linked in various ways through friendship, long-lost relatives, or even through a common ancestral past.
The upcoming webinars will highlight specific Finding Your Roots episodes and related free educational resources. Each session will include a discussion about the featured episodes and related tips for using the content with students The first two webinars will take place Wednesday, April 11th from 4:00 to 5:00pm and Wednesday, April 25th from 4:00 to 5:00pm. If you have any questions or would like to talk with us further, please email WNET at labe...@wnet.org.
Check out the WXXI Finding Your Roots site for local resources: at http://wxxi.org/roots and connections to Video Episodes, Clips and the national program site.