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Austin PBS announces Austin City Limits: Lessons From the Show

The talent and passion showcased on Austin City Limits is now bringing learning opportunities, along with much-needed arts education, to students around the country through PBS LearningMedia. 

Introducing “Season 1” of Austin PBS’s newest education collection. Austin City Limits: Lessons From The Show takes video clips from recent ACL episodes and connects them to classroom learning, with lessons that ask students to critically analyze aspects of on-stage performances. The educational activities include prompts around literary readings, vocabulary, musical composition, geography and more. There are currently 10 different artist-specific sections, covering a wide range of genres and musical eras: Rosalía, The Raconteurs, Willie Nelson, John Legend and The Roots, August Greene, Alessia Cara, Brandi Carlile, Billie Eilish, H.E.R. and The Pretenders.

About PBS LearningMedia

PBS LearningMedia is a free, direct access library of ready-to-teach curriculum aligned to national and state standards and it’s relied on by thousands of educators every school week, with enthusiastic use here in Central Texas. National use of local Austin PBS LearningMedia resources accessed last month in April nearly tripled from March, directly after unveiling Austin City Limits: Lessons From The Show!

It’s not just for teachers though — parents and caregivers alike will find a variety of subjects for every grade level expertly curated with engaging content to enhance children’s learning inside and outside the classroom. 

Take a look at the entire Season 1 collection for grades K-12 at and see how the magical moments captured on the ACL stage are now inspiring kids and teachers far beyond the city limits.