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Resources for students: Talking about the invasion of Ukraine

"Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting and less scary." - Fred Rogers

Gathered by Pennsylvania PBS stations here are some sources to make it a little easier to talk to your students about what is going on in Ukraine.

How to Talk to Kids About the Ukraine Invasion

By Deborah Farmer Kris, parenting columnist for PBS KIDS

Additional resources:

PBS NewHour Classroom - for older students

What is it like being a Ukrainian refugee?

Class Activity: Discuss how to process brutal images of war in the news


PBS NewsHour

Tips for helping young people cope with news about Ukraine and Russia


PBS LearningMedia

Grades 9-12

Ukrainian Oral History


Grades 6-12

Classroom resources


Mental and emotional health

Grades 3-5

Grades 6-8

Grades 9-12


PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs

On Our Minds- a five-episode podcast - led and produced by high school students - about the biggest mental health challenges young people face. Includes a guided meditation episode to help recognize, center and acknowledge emotions.