Letters Home to Hero Street Curriculum
Produced for PBS LearningMedia
Letters Home to Hero Street is now available to teachers nationwide through PBS LearningMedia, (LINK) which provides access to thousands of free, innovative, standards-aligned and curriculum-targeted digital resources. The curriculum was created with the help of Illinois Public Media.
Produced by WQPT and Fourth Wall Films, Letters Home to Hero Street earned a Mid America EMMY nomination, as well as awards at the Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival. Letters Home to Hero Street explores the story of Frank Sandoval, one of the Hero Street Eight. Sandoval was born in 1920 and grew up on Second Street in Silvis, Illinois.
"We are grateful for the generous support of Bob Ontiveros, Matthew Casillas, LULAC Council No. 10 of Davenport and Darryl Morin for making funding available for the creation of the 'Letters Home' lesson plans," said Mary Pruess WQPT general manager. "We are also grateful to the Sandoval family for their assistance."
Sesame Street Launches New Resources
for Military Families
Sesame Street for Military Families: Transitions is latest effort in Sesame Workshop's 11-year commitment to support the needs of military families. Previous Sesame Street initiatives have addressed milestones and life changes such as deployments, homecomings, injuries, and even grief. Now Elmo and Rosita present new resources for families transitioning from active duty to civilian life. Developed through extensive research and recommendations from parents, caregivers, as well as childcare and military advisors, this initiative features the loveable Elmo and Rosita who offer encouragement and helpful tips for military families as they plan to leave the military.