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WORLD Channel Home Learning

To support school closures in the state of Washington, all PBS affiliate stations in the state are providing a daily, five-hour At-Home Learning Service for students in grades 6-12.

This lineup includes science, history and English language arts programming with related learning assets from PBS LearningMedia, a free online service of thousands of educational resources by WGBH and PBS.

With WORLD channel available free over the air, these educational programs can reach all families, including those who do not have internet access or computers at home. You can find the WORLD Channel on the following broadcast channels:

Greater Seattle area: channel 9.4
Wenatchee area: channel 18
Yakima area (KYVE, a service of KCTS 9): channel 47.4

To find additional channels in your area, visit www.worldchannel.org and enter your zip code by clicking the “set station” box at the top right of the page.

The channel is also available for live streaming on the KCTS 9 website. 

The PBS LearningMedia resources were developed based on feedback from educators, are aligned to curriculum standards in every state and contextualized for educational use. These resources include grab-and-go activities, lesson plans, interactive lessons, and media that illustrate specific topics or themes and support materials across subjects.

At Home Learning

AT-HOME LEARNING PROGRAM SCHEDULE

    Monday, June 1

    • 9 am: SciGirls: Cartoon Coders
      Fueled by their passion for technology and social justice, Kanah, Margaret, and Eh Lay create a computer animation that urges kids to take action in their own communities.
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      (Engineering, Grades 6-8)
    • 9:30 am: SciGirls: Process Power
      The SciGirls take action in their community, partnering with an industrial engineer to design a streamlined service plan for a food bank and helping high school students in need.
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      (Engineering, Grades 6-8)
    • 10 am: Genius by Stephen Hawking: Can We Time Travel?
      Join Stephen Hawking as he challenges three ordinary people to determine if time travel is possible.
      Related Resource
      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 11 am: The Registry
      During World War II, thousands of Japanese Americans volunteered for the Military Intelligence Service to serve as interpreters and interrogators; military scholars say these men shortened the war by two years.
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      (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)
    • 12 pm: American Experience: Chasing the Moon: Earthrise
      Earthrise covers 1964-1968, four heady, dangerous years in the history of the space race, focusing on the events surrounding the Apollo 1 and Apollo 8 missions. This show contains material that may be sensitive for some students. Teachers should exercise discretion in evaluating whether this show is suitable for their class.
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      (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)
    • 1 pm: American Experience: Chasing the Moon: Earthrise (Cont.)
      Earthrise covers 1964-1968, four heady, dangerous years in the history of the space race, focusing on the events surrounding the Apollo 1 and Apollo 8 missions. This show contains material that may be sensitive for some students. Teachers should exercise discretion in evaluating whether this show is suitable for their class.
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      (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

    Tuesday, June 2

    • 9 am: Wild Metropolis: Residents
      From pythons in Bangkok to otters in Singapore, cities may seem unlikely havens for wildlife, but for animals able to adapt, the urban world is filled with opportunity.
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      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 10 am: NOVA: Killer Floods
      Uncover geologic fingerprints of colossal floods that violently reshaped the ancient world. Follow geologists around the globe as they reconstruct catastrophic Ice Age floods more powerful than the world's top 10 rivers combined.
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      (Science, Grades 6-8)
    • 11 am: 10 Modern Marvels That Changed America
      A whirlwind tour of 10 engineering feats that made our civilization possible: from the Erie Canal and Eads Bridge, to the Holland Tunnel and Hoover Dam.
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      (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)
    • 12 - 1:30 pm: Ken Burns' The Vietnam War, Episode 1: Déjà Vu (1858-1961)
      After a long and brutal war, revolutionaries led by Ho Chi Minh end nearly a century of French colonial rule.
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      (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)
    • 1:30 pm: The Future of America's Past: Transcontinental
      High in the Utah desert in 1869, a ceremonial golden spike marked the completion of the first transcontinental railroad.
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      (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)

    Wednesday, June 3

    • 9 am: Wild Metropolis: Commuters
      In a modern migration, animals travel in and out of cities to find food or shelter or to start a family. See if the secret to success in a fast-changing world is commuting.
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      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 10 am: Beyond A Year in Space
      Scott Kelly spent a year in space: What happened when he returned, and how did the time in space affect his body?
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      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 11 am: Asian Americans, Episode 1: Breaking Ground
      Barred by anti-Asian laws, they become America’s first “undocumented immigrants” and yet build railroads, dazzle on the silver screen, and take their fight for equality to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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      (Social Studies, Grades 8-12)
    • 12 pm: Asian Americans, Episode 2: A Question of Loyalty
      An American-born generation straddles its country of birth and its parents’ homelands during World War II, when families are imprisoned in detention camps and brothers find themselves on opposite sides of the battle lines.
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      (Social Studies, Grades 8-12)
    • 1 pm: The Greeks, Episode 3: Chasing Greatness
      Discover how the ancient Greeks finally reached the peak of civilization—revolutionizing art, architecture, drama, philosophy, and government—and left a legacy that still points the way forward. This show contains material that may be sensitive for some students. Teachers should exercise discretion in evaluating whether this show is suitable for their class.
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      (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)

    Thursday, June 4

    • 9 am: Wild Metropolis: Survivors
      As the urban world grows, animals are displaced from land that belonged to them. From herons to humpback whales, follow the captivating stories of wild survivors.
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      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 10 am: Climate Change - The Facts
      Learn about the impact of climate change (what could happen if global warming exceeds 1.5 degrees?) and discover how the latest innovations and technology pose potential solutions that may prevent further damage.
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      (Science, Grades 9-12)
    • 11 am: Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet
      Learn about the life of the Islamic prophet Muhammad based on historical records and on the stories of living American Muslims who call Muhammad the Messenger of God.
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      (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)
    • 12 pm: Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet (Cont.)
      Learn about the life of the Islamic prophet Muhammad based on historical records and on the stories of living American Muslims who call Muhammad the Messenger of God.
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      (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)
    • 1 pm: Africa's Great Civilizations, Episode 5: The Atlantic Age
      Explore the impact of the Atlantic trading world, which gave rise to powerful new kingdoms but also to the transatlantic slave trade.
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      (Social Studies, Grades 6-9)

    Friday, June 5

    • 9 am: Blackbird: Legacy of Innovation
      See the challenges and breakthroughs encountered while working on the design of the Blackbird, the world’s fastest and highest-flying aircraft.
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      (Engineering, Grades 6-12)
    • 10 am: Genius by Stephen Hawking: Are We Alone?
      Join Stephen Hawking as he challenges three ordinary people to work out the likelihood of alien life out there in the universe.
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      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 11 am: Poetry in America: Those Winter Sundays
      Robert Hayden's sonnet "Those Winter Sundays" offers a meditation on the fraught love between fathers and sons. Conjuring Depression-era industrial Detroit and the struggles of early 20th-century African Americans, the poem's universality makes it one of the most beloved in the American canon.
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      (ELA, Grades 6-12)
    • 11:30 am - 2 pm: Great Performances: Much Ado About Nothing
      Recorded live at the Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park, this modern interpretation of Shakespeare's romantic classic with an all-black cast features Danielle Brooks and Grantham Coleman.
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      (ELA, Grades 9-12)

    Monday, June 8

    • 9 am: SciGirls: High Tech Tide
      Florida SciGirls unite with marine biologists to digitally track spotted eagle rays in the Gulf of Mexico.
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      (Science, Grades 6-8)
    • 9:30 am: SciGirls: Science Cooks
      The SciGirls calculate the nutritional content of two recipes and then investigate ways to increase their nutritional value by exploring the effects of cooking time, acids, and salt on taste.
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      (Science, Grades 6-8)
    • 10 am: Genius by Stephen Hawking: Why Are We Here?
      Join Stephen Hawking as he challenges three ordinary people to think like philosophers and scientists to work out why they exist at all.
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      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 11 am: American Experience: Chasing the Moon: Magnificent Desolation
      Dreams of space dramatically intersect with dreams of democracy on American soil, raising questions of national priorities and national identity.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)
    • 12 pm: American Experience: Chasing the Moon: Magnificent Desolation (Cont.)
      Dreams of space dramatically intersect with dreams of democracy on American soil, raising questions of national priorities and national identity.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)
    • 1 pm: Native America, Episode 1: From Caves to Cosmos
      New evidence indicates that the very first Americans spent millennia developing their unique culture and beliefs as a single community before spreading rapidly across North and South America.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

    Tuesday, June 9

    • 9 am: SuperNature – Wild Flyers: Defying Gravity
      Explore the basic principles of flight to understand how animals become airborne and see the special techniques each creature uses to overcome gravity.
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      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 10 am: Big Pacific: Mysterious
      We are just beginning to explore the depths of the Pacific Ocean, which covers one-third of Earth, as well as the organisms that live there.
      Related Resource
      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 11 am: Korea: The Never-Ending War
      This film explores how Korea was divided at the end of World War II, a division that separated families, disrupted lives, and laid the foundation for the Korean War when President Truman sent U.S. troops to Korea without a declaration of war.
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      (Social Studies, Grades 7-12)
    • 12 pm: Korea: The Never-Ending War (Cont.)
      This film explores how Korea was divided at the end of World War II, a division that separated families, disrupted lives, and laid the foundation for the Korean War when President Truman sent U.S. troops to Korea without a declaration of war.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 7-12)
    • 1 pm: Africa's Great Civilizations, Episode 6: Commerce and the Clash of Civilizations
      During the nineteenth century, a fierce competition for resources and trade stimulated ingenuity while also enticing European powers and inciting conflicts that would threaten the stability and well-being of the continent.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 6-9)

    Wednesday, June 10

    • 9 am: SuperNature – Wild Flyers: Masters of the Sky
      Many animals take to the skies for a split second, but to stay there, the planet’s strongest flyers have to push the laws of physics right to the edge. Explore the extremes of true flight: power, acceleration, top speed, maneuverability, and endurance.
      Related Resource
      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 10 am: Big Pacific: Violent
      Violence is part of life in the Pacific, and those that live here must choose whether to avoid conflict or rise to meet it.
      Related Resource
      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 11 am: In Their Own Words: Muhammad Ali
      Follow Muhammad Ali's rise from Columbia Gym in Louisville, Kentucky, to international fame as he transcended his great athletic achievements to become one of the most influential Americans of his time.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)
    • 12 pm: Asian Americans, Episode 3: Good Americans
      During the Cold War years, Asian Americans are simultaneously heralded as a model minority and targeted as the perpetual foreigner.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 8-12)
    • 1 pm: Asian Americans, Episode 4: Generation Rising
      During a time of war and social tumult, a young generation fights for equality in the fields, on campuses, and in the culture and claim a new identity: Asian Americans.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 8-12)

    Thursday, June 11

    • 9 am: SuperNature – Wild Flyers: Crowded Skies
      The sky is a crowded world where survival depends not only on beating gravity or mastering flight, but also on outflying the competition.
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      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 10 am: Big Pacific: Voracious
      See how the challenge of finding food drives all life in the Pacific Ocean.
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      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 11 am: Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World: The Telescope
      Meet the brilliant minds throughout history, from Galileo to Edwin Hubble, who were responsible for creating the telescope. Today, their invention allows humanity to reach the furthest limits of seeing: 13 billion light-years out.
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      (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)
    • 12 pm: The Story of China with Michael Wood: Ancestors / Silk Roads and China Ships
      Traveling from the Silk Road to the Yellow Sea, Michael Wood explores the history of the world's newest superpower.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)
    • 1 pm: The Story of China with Michael Wood: Ancestors / Silk Roads and China Ships (Cont.)
      Traveling from the Silk Road to the Yellow Sea, Michael Wood explores the history of the world's newest superpower.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

    Friday, June 12

    • 9 am: Genius by Stephen Hawking: Where Did the Universe Come From?
      Join Stephen Hawking as he challenges three ordinary people to work out where the universe came from.
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      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 10 am: Big Pacific: Passionate
      See how the quest to multiply has led to a broad range of unusual behaviors and adaptations.
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      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 11 am: Poetry in America: Fast Break
      In this video excerpted from Poetry in America, join Edward Hirsch, host Elisa New, NBA players Shaquille O'Neal, Pau Gasol, and Shane Battier, and a group of pickup basketball players as they use basketball to understand poetry—and poetry to better understand the game of basketball.
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      (ELA, Grades 6-12)
    • 11:30 am - 1 pm: American Masters: Raúl Júlia: The World's a Stage
      Discover the life and career of Raúl Júlia, the charismatic, award-winning actor known for versatile roles on stage and screen, from Shakespearean plays to The Addams Family, who helped pave the way for many Latino actors today.
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      (ELA, Grades 9-12)
    • 1 pm: American Masters: Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin
      Explore the remarkable life and legacy of late feminist author Ursula K. Le Guin whose groundbreaking work, including “The Left Hand of Darkness,” transformed American literature by bringing science fiction into the literary mainstream.
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      (ELA, Grades 6-12)

    Monday, June 15

    • 9 am: Life from Above: Moving Planet
      From individual animals to powerful weather systems, get a new perspective on how our planet is constantly on the move.
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      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 10 am: NOVA: Dead Sea Scroll Detectives
      See how scientists are using new technologies to read the unreadable, solve mysteries that have endured for millennia, and even discover million-dollar fakes of the Dead Sea Scrolls, one of the greatest archeological finds of all time.
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      (Science, Grades 9-12)
    • 11 am: Cities of Light: The Rise and Fall of Islamic Spain
      Take an epic journey into one of the most captivating periods of world history: a centuries-long period when Muslims, Christians, and Jews inhabited the same far corner of Western Europe.
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      (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)
    • 12 pm: Cities of Light: The Rise and Fall of Islamic Spain (Cont.)
      Take an epic journey into one of the most captivating periods of world history: a centuries-long period when Muslims, Christians, and Jews inhabited the same far corner of Western Europe.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)
    • 1 pm: Native America, Episode 2: Nature to Nations
      An exploration of the rise of great American nations, from a history of monarchies to modern democracy.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

    Tuesday, June 16

    • 9 am: Life from Above: Colorful Planet
      Often described as the blue planet, Earth is actually a kaleidoscope of color resulting from natural and human activities.
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      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 10 am: Spy in the Wild 2: A Nature Miniseries: The Tropics
      Robotic spy creatures investigate the wildlife that thrives in the tropics by infiltrating a hippo pod, a nursery of red flying foxes, a gorilla sanctuary, and the secret world of pygmy forest elephants.
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      (Science, Grades 6-8)
    • 11 am: Boss: The Black Experience in Business
      Learn about the untold story of African American entrepreneurship, where skill, industriousness, ingenuity, and sheer courage in the face of overwhelming odds provide the backbone of this nation’s economic and social growth.
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      (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)
    • 12 pm: Boss: The Black Experience in Business (Cont.)
      Learn about the untold story of African American entrepreneurship, where skill, industriousness, ingenuity, and sheer courage in the face of overwhelming odds provide the backbone of this nation’s economic and social growth.
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      (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)
    • 1 pm: Native America, Episode 3: Cities of the Sky
      Cities of the Sky explores the creation of some of the ancient world’s largest and most splendid cities.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

    Wednesday, June 17

    • 9 am: Life from Above: Patterned Planet
      See what causes the weird shapes on Earth's surface only seen from space.
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      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 10 am: Genius by Stephen Hawking: What Are We?
      Join Stephen Hawking as he challenges three ordinary people to find out what we really are and how we may have evolved.
      Related Resource
      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 11 am: Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise, Part 1
      This series looks at the past five decades of African American history since the major civil rights victories through the eyes of Henry Louis Gates, Jr., exploring the tremendous gains and persistent challenges of these years.
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      (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)
    • 12 pm: Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise, Part 1 (Cont.)
      This series looks at the past five decades of African American history since the major civil rights victories through the eyes of Henry Louis Gates, Jr., exploring the tremendous gains and persistent challenges of these years.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)
    • 1 pm: American Experience: Test Tube Babies
      This documentary tells the story of doctors, researchers, and hopeful couples who pushed the limits of science and triggered a technological revolution in human reproduction.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)

    Thursday, June 18

    • 9 am: Life from Above: Changing Planet
      Cameras in space show just how fast our planet is changing.
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      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 10 am: NOVA: Saving the Dead Sea
      As the Dead Sea shrinks, engineers prepare a daring solution: connect it with the Red Sea by way of a massive desalination plant. But will it put the environment at risk?
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      (Science & Engineering, Grades 6-12)
    • 11 am: Ken Burns' The Vietnam War, Episode 2: Riding the Tiger (1961-1963) (90 mins.)
      As a communist insurgency gains strength, JFK wrestles with U.S. involvement in Vietnam.
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      (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)
    • 12:30 pm: Eva: A-7063 (90 mins.)
      Survivor of Auschwitz and of inhuman experiments, Eva Mozes Kor has emerged as the leading global figure in the fight to keep the lessons of the Holocaust alive.
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      (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)

    Friday, June 19

    • 9 am: NOVA: Day the Dinosaurs Died
      Investigate how an asteroid vanquished the dinosaurs 66 million years ago.
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      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 10 am: NOVA: Rise of the Mammals
      The discovery of a rare trove of fossils reveals in vivid detail how our own group of creatures—mammals—emerged after the asteroid impact that wiped out the great dinosaurs 66 million years ago.
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      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 11 am: Poetry in America: Musée des Beaux Arts
      Ponder W. H. Auden’s World War II era reflections on suffering in Musée des Beaux Arts with former ambassador to the UN Samantha Power; journalist and ethicist David Brooks; and poet, professor, and painter Peter Sacks.
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      (ELA, Grades 6-12)
    • 11:30 am: American Masters: Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women (90 mins.)
      The first film biography of the celebrated author reveals a remarkble woman, ahead of her time, who was much more than a writer of children's books.
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      (ELA, Grades 6-12)
    • 1 pm: Shakespeare Uncovered: Julius Caesar with Brian Cox
      Brian Cox looks at Shakespeare's most revered political play, Julius Caesar, to analyze what can be learned about freedom and tyranny today.
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      (ELA, Grades 8-12)

    Monday, June 22

    • 9 am: NOVA: Animal Espionage
      See how advances in camera technology are revolutionizing how we study and protect animals.
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      (Science, Grades 6-8)
    • 10 am: SciGirls: Super Sensors
      Inspired by high-tech NASA sensor technology, Rihighna and her friends design and code wildlife cameras to capture images of the animals in their neighborhood.
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      (Science & Engineering, Grades 6-8)
    • 10:30 am: Get the Math
      Drawing on conventions of popular reality TV shows, Get the Math challenges teens to solve a series of problems using algebraic thinking.
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      (Math, Grades 6-12)
    • 11 am: The Story of China with Michael Wood: The Last Empire / The Age of Revolution
      Learn about China's last empire, the Qing, and about the great Taiping Rebellion in which 20 million died, leading to the fall of the empire in 1911.
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      (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)
    • 12 pm: The Story of China with Michael Wood: The Last Empire / The Age of Revolution (Cont.)
      Learn about China's last empire, the Qing, and about the great Taiping Rebellion in which 20 million died, leading to the fall of the empire in 1911.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)
    • 1 pm: Native America, Episode 4: New World Rising
      New World Rising reveals Native American cultural continuity in the face of genocidal warfare and history’s worst demographic devastation.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

    Tuesday, June 23

    • 9 am: Nature: The Serengeti Rules
      Travel back in time, from the Arctic Ocean to Pacific tide pools, with a pioneering group of scientists who make surprising discoveries that transform human understanding of nature and ecology.
      Related Resource
      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 10 am: H20: The Molecule That Made Us, Episode 1: Pulse
      How did water arrive on Earth and come to underpin every aspect of existence, from dragonflies to deserts in bloom to human life?
      Related Resource
      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 11 am: American Experience: McCarthy
      McCarthy chronicles the rise and fall of Joseph McCarthy, the Wisconsin senator who came to power after a stunning victory in an election no one thought he could win.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)
    • 12 pm: American Experience: McCarthy (Cont.)
      McCarthy chronicles the rise and fall of Joseph McCarthy, the Wisconsin senator who came to power after a stunning victory in an election no one thought he could win.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)
    • 1 pm: Cuban Missile Crisis: Three Men Go to War
      Explore the roles that three leaders, Khrushchev, Castro, and Kennedy, played during some of the most dangerous moments in history.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)

    Wednesday, June 24

    • 9 am: NOVA: Lethal Seas
      Marine scientists across the world are hunting for clues to one of the greatest environmental catastrophes facing our planet today: ocean acidification.
      Related Resource
      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 10 am: H20: The Molecule That Made Us, Episode 2: Civilizations
      Travel into the past to see how water may have driven our own evolution—and created civilizations.
      Related Resource
      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 11 am: Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise, Part 2
      This series looks at the past five decades of African American history since the major civil rights victories through the eyes of Henry Louis Gates, Jr., exploring the tremendous gains and persistent challenges of these years.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)
    • 12 pm: Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise, Part 2 (Cont.)
      This series looks at the past five decades of African American history since the major civil rights victories through the eyes of Henry Louis Gates, Jr., exploring the tremendous gains and persistent challenges of these years.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)
    • 1 pm: Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World, Episode 2: The Airplane
      From Leonardo da Vinci’s “flying machines” to the modern commercial plane, without these inventions, we may have never left the ground.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

    Thursday, June 25

    • 9 am: Nature: Arctic Wolf Pack
      Discover the white wolf, one of the most hardened predators on the planet, in the unforgiving ice and snow of Ellesmere Island, deep in the Arctic.
      Related Resource
      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 10 am: H20: The Molecule That Made Us, Episode 3: Crisis
      Earth’s changing water cycle—and a globalized movement toward water for profit—is forcing changes in humans’ reliance on water.
      Related Resource
      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 11 am: Ken Burns' The Vietnam War, Episode 3: The River Styx (January 1964-December 1965)
      With South Vietnam near collapse, LBJ bombs the North and sends U.S. troops to the South.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)
    • 12 pm: Ken Burns' The Vietnam War, Episode 3: The River Styx (January 1964-December 1965) (Cont.)
      With South Vietnam near collapse, LBJ bombs the North and sends U.S. troops to the South.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)
    • 1 pm: Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World, Episode 3: The Robot
      Learn how robots were first conceptualized in ancient Rome and see how their use has evolved over the centuries, from the calculator to the Roomba.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

    Friday, June 26

    • 9 am: Spy in the Wild 2: A Nature Miniseries: The Poles
      Robotic spy creatures meet and observe the hardiest and most charismatic animals in the Arctic and Antarctic circles.
      Related Resource
      (Science, Grades 6-8)
    • 10 am: Genius by Stephen Hawking: Where Are We?
      Join renowned scientist Stephen Hawking as he challenges three ordinary people to measure Earth, the solar system, and even the universe—and find our true place in the cosmos.
      Related Resource
      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 11 am: Masterpiece: Little Women, Part One
      Christmas, 1861. The March sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy—prepare for a Christmas without presents or their father.
      Related Resource
      (ELA, Grades 6-9)
    • 12 pm: Masterpiece: Little Women, Part Two
      As Marmee waits by her husband’s sickbed, the March sisters must fend for themselves at home.
      Related Resource
      (ELA, Grades 6-9)
    • 1 pm: Masterpiece: Little Women, Part Three
      A year has passed and there are new additions to the March family—but there is worry all around as Beth’s health and spirits flag.
      Related Resource
      (ELA, Grades 6-9)

    Past Weeks:

    Monday, April 6 

    9:00 a.m. NATURE Yosemite

    10:00 a.m. NATURE Attenborough and the Sea Dragon

    11:00 a.m. AFRICA’S GREATEST CIVILIZATIONS Empires of Gold

    12:00 p.m. THE AFRICAN AMERICANS MANY RIVERS TO CROSS Into the Fire (1861-1896)

    1:00 p.m. SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED Much Ado About Nothing with Helen Hunt

    Tuesday, April 7

    9:00 a.m. NATURE Raising the Dinosaur Giant

    10:00 a.m. NOVA Look Who’s Driving

    11:00 a.m. KEN BURNS, THE ROOSEVELTS Ep. 1: 1858-1901 “Get Action”

    1:00 p.m. SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED Richard III with Anthony Sher

    Wednesday, April 8

    10:00 a.m. NOVA ScienceNOW Inside Animal Minds – Bird Geniuses

    11:00 a.m. AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Influenza 1918

    12:00 p.m. AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Surviving the Dust Bowl

    1:00 p.m. SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED Julius Caesar with Brian Cox

    Thursday, April 9

    9:00 a.m. NOVA The Impossible Flight

    11:00 a.m. THE FUTURE OF AMERICA’S PAST A Grave Injustice

    11:30 p.m. GI JEWS Jewish Americans in WWII

    1:00 p.m. JOHN LEWIS Get in the Way

    Friday, April 10

    9:00 a.m. NOVA Black Hole Apocalypse

    10:00 a.m. NOVA Black Hole Universe

    11:00 a.m. AMERICAN EXPERIENCE McCarthy

    1:00 p.m. THE AFRICAN AMERICANS MANY RIVERS TO CROSS Making a Way Out of No Way (1897-1940)

     

    Monday, April 13

    • 9 am: NOVA: Secrets of the Shining Knight
      Discover what it was like to be a knight in shining armor and follow the historic armor manufacturing process.
      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 10 am: PBS NewsHour: The Plastic Problem
      PBS NewsHour takes a closer look at this now ubiquitous material, how it’s impacting the world and ways we can break our plastic addiction.
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      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 11 am: American Experience: The Gilded Age
      Learn about the rapid economic leap that occurred in the late 19th century as America transformed into an industrial powerhouse, and the impact it had on the nation’s collective self-identity.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)
    • 12 pm: American Experience: The Gilded Age (Cont.)
      Learn about the rapid economic leap that occurred in the late 19th century as America transformed into an industrial powerhouse, and the impact it had on the nation’s collective self-identity.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)
    • 1 pm: Little Women on Masterpiece, Part One
      Christmas, 1861. The March sisters — Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy — prepare for a Christmas without presents or their father.
      Related Resource
      (ELA, Grades 6-9)

    Tuesday, April 14

    • 9 am: NOVA: Bigger Than T. rex
      Follow a twisting trail of clues, from a desert cave in Morocco to a German castle during World War II, to uncover the secrets of Spinosaurus, the biggest and most fearsome predator of all time.
      Related Resource
      (Science, Grades 6-8)
    • 10 am: Nature: American Spring LIVE - Birth and Rebirth
      Tracing the green wave that sweeps across the continent in spring, see how the rising temperatures and longer days spur plants to awaken and flower, and animals to seek out newly abundant resources for their new families.
      (Science, Grades 6-8)
    • 11 am: American Experience: Emma Goldman
      For nearly half a century, Russian emigrant Emma Goldman was the most controversial woman in America, taunting the mainstream with her fervent attacks on government, big business, and war.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)
    • 12 pm: D-Day at Pointe-du-Hoc
      Led by Lt. Col. James Earl Rudder, the soldiers of the U.S. Army's 2nd Ranger battalion scaled the 100-foot cliffs of Pointe-du-Hoc in Normandy on June 6, 1944, to destroy six German cannons situated halfway between Omaha and Utah Beaches.
      (Social Studies, Grades 10-12)
    • 1 pm: Little Women on Masterpiece, Part Two
      As Marmee waits by her husband’s sickbed, the March sisters must fend for themselves at home.
      Related Resource
      (ELA, Grades 6-9)

    Wednesday, April 15

    • 9 am: NOVA: Inside Animal Minds - Dogs & Super Senses
      Discover how animals use their senses in ways we humans can barely imagine.
      Related Resource
      (Science, Grades 6-8)
    • 10 am: NOVA: Pluto and Beyond
      Join the mission as the New Horizons spacecraft attempts to fly by NASA's most distant target yet.
      Related Resource
      (Science, Grades 6-8)
    • 11 am: American Experience: Chasing the Moon: A Place Beyond the Sky
      A Place Beyond the Sky begins in 1957 and tracks the early years of the space race as the United States struggles to catch up with the Soviet Union.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)
    • 12 pm: American Experience: Chasing the Moon: A Place Beyond the Sky (Cont.)
      A Place Beyond the Sky begins in 1957 and tracks the early years of the space race as the United States struggles to catch up with the Soviet Union.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)
    • 1 pm: Little Women on Masterpiece, Part Three
      A year has passed and there are new additions to the March family — but there is worry all around as Beth’s health and spirits flag.
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      (ELA, Grades 6-9)

    Thursday, April 16

    • 9 am: The Rockies: Kingdoms of the Sky
      Experience the amazing wildlife and remarkable people who inhabit this 3,000-mile mountain range, home to cougars, wolverines, wolves and grizzlies. Daredevil wingsuit fliers jump from high peaks and Native Americans compete in breakneck horse races.
      (Science, Grades 6-8)
    • 10 am: NOVA: Decoding the Great Pyramid
      Stunning new archaeological evidence provides clues about the Egyptians who built the Great Pyramid of Giza — and how they did it.
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      (Engineering, Grades 6-12)
    • 11 am: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross - Rise! The Road to Civil Rights
      In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus, heralding a movement of resistance, with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as its public face.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 7-12)
    • 12 pm: Africa's Great Civilizations: Cities
      Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s travels shine a light on the powerful, cosmopolitan cities that dotted Africa at the time when Europe was in its Middle Ages.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 6-9)
    • 1 pm: Summoned: Frances Perkins and the General Welfare
      In the depths of the Great Depression, Franklin Roosevelt appointed Frances Perkins as the first woman on a presidential cabinet. Against overwhelming odds, she became the driving force behind Social Security, the 40-hour work week, the eight-hour day, minimum wage and unemployment compensation.
      (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

    Friday, April 17

    • 9 am: NOVA: Inside Animal Minds - Who's the Smartest?
      Could the skills required to keep track of friend and foe make animals smarter? To find out, go inside the social lives of the smartest animals on the planet.
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      (Science, Grades 6-8)
    • 10 am: Nature: Nature's Miniature Miracles
      This film tells the epic survival stories of the world's smallest animals, from a tiny sengi, the "cheetah" of the shrew world, to a small shark that walks on land.
      Related Resource
      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 11 am: Ken Burns’ The Roosevelts, Episode Two: In the Arena (1901-1910)
      After William McKinley's assassination, Theodore Roosevelt arrives in Washington in 1901 as the youngest President of the United States.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)
    • 12 pm: Ken Burns’ The Roosevelts, Episode Two: In the Arena (1901-1910) (Cont.)
      After William McKinley's assassination, Theodore Roosevelt arrives in Washington in 1901 as the youngest President of the United States.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)
    • 1 pm: American Experience: The Polio Crusade
      The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)

    Monday, April 20

    • 9 am: POV Shorts: Earthrise
      Hear the story of the first image captured of the Earth from space in 1968 as told by the Apollo 8 astronauts.
      Related Resource
      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 9:30 am: NOVA: Back to the Moon
      Learn how scientists and engineers are preparing for a return to the moon—this time, perhaps, to stay.
      Related Resource
      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 10:30 am: SciGirls: Asombrosos Arboles / Terrific Trees
      Isabel, Gabriela, and Karla explore the benefits that big trees bring to their ecosystems, comparing trees in the rain forest and the city.
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      (Science, Grades 6-8)
    • 11 am: Rick Steves: Fascism in Europe
      In this one-hour special, Rick Steves travels back a century to learn how fascism rose and then fell in Europe—taking millions of people with it.
      (Social Studies, Grades 8-12)
    • 12 pm: American Experience: Roads to Memphis
      This is the story of an assassin, James Earl Ray, his target, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the seething, turbulent forces in American society that led these two men to their violent and tragic collision in Memphis in April 1968.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)
    • 1 pm: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross: A More Perfect Union (1968-2013)
      After 1968, African Americans set out to build a bright future on the foundation of the civil rights movement’s victories, but a growing class disparity threatened to split the black community.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

    Tuesday, April 21

    • 9 am: Magical Land of Oz: Land
      An exploration of one of the most magical lands on the planet. Its unique wildlife includes a tree-dwelling kangaroo, a spider that survives underwater, and a bird that spreads fire.
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      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 10 am: Sinking Cities: Tokyo
      Discover how Tokyo is looking for new ways to fight back against rising waters.
      Related Resource
      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 11 am: American Experience: Chasing the Moon: Earthrise
      Earthrise covers 1964-1968, four heady, dangerous years in the history of the space race, focusing on the events surrounding the Apollo 1 and Apollo 8 missions.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)
    • 12 pm: American Experience: Chasing the Moon: Earthrise (Cont.)
      Earthrise covers 1964-1968, four heady, dangerous years in the history of the space race, focusing on the events surrounding the Apollo 1 and Apollo 8 missions.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)
    • 1 pm: Africa's Great Civilizations: The Atlantic Age
      Explore the impact of the Atlantic trading world, giving rise to powerful new kingdoms but also to the transatlantic slave trade.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 6-9)

    Wednesday, April 22

    • 9 am: Magical Land of Oz: Ocean
      A natural history exploration of Australia's magical coasts and islands, where three oceans create the perfect environment for whales, giant cuttlefish, and sharks.
      Related Resource
      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 10 am: Kingdoms of the Sky: Andes
      Experience the astonishing natural life found in the world’s longest mountain range, where pumas hunt guanaco, shape-shifting frogs hide in remote cloud forests, and descendants of the Inca build bridges of grass.
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      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 11 am: Ken Burns' The Vietnam War, Episode 1: Déjà Vu (1858-1961) (90 mins.)
      After a long and brutal war, revolutionaries led by Ho Chi Minh end nearly a century of French colonial rule.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)
    • 12 pm: Ken Burns' The Vietnam War, Episode 1: Déjà Vu (1858-1961) (Cont.)
      After a long and brutal war, revolutionaries led by Ho Chi Minh end nearly a century of French colonial rule.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)
    • 12:30 - 2 pm: Eva: A-7062
      Survivor of Auschwitz and of inhuman experiments, Eva Mozes Kor has emerged as the leading global figure in the fight to keep the lessons of the Holocaust alive.
      (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)

    Thursday, April 23

    • 9 am: Magical Land of Oz: Human
      An exploration of Australia's mesmerizing wildlife and how it has adapted to survive in the human environment, including a flamboyant dancing peacock spider in a suburban garden.
      Related Resource
      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 10 am: NOVA: Building the Great Cathedrals
      Discover how medieval builders, drawing from hidden formulas in the Bible itself, reached such spectacular heights.
      Related Resource
      (Science, Grades 6-8)
    • 11 am: Ken Burns' The Roosevelts, Episode 3: The Fire of Life (1910-1919)
      With his election to the New York State Senate in 1910, Franklin D. Roosevelt sets out to make a name for himself in Albany.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)
    • 12 pm: Ken Burns' The Roosevelts, Episode 3: The Fire of Life (1910-1919) (Cont.)
      With his election to the New York State Senate in 1910, Franklin D. Roosevelt sets out to make a name for himself in Albany.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)
    • 1 pm: The Greeks: Cavemen to Kings
      Learn about the ancient civilization of the Greeks, from the very beginning of trade on the Greek Islands during the Bronze Age to the height of Athenian power. (This show contains material that may be sensitive for some students. Teachers should exercise discretion in evaluating whether this show is suitable for their class.)
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

    Friday, April 24

    • 9 am: The Farthest Voyager in Space
      Launched in 1977, NASA's epic Voyager missions revolutionized our understanding of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and their spectacular moons and rings and ushered humanity into the interstellar age.
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      (Science, Grades 6-8)
    • 10 am: The Farthest Voyager in Space (Cont.)
      Launched in 1977, NASA's epic Voyager missions revolutionized our understanding of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and their spectacular moons and rings and ushered humanity into the interstellar age.
      Related Resource
      (Science, Grades 6-8)
    • 11 am: SciGirls: Going Green
      Izzie joins forces with Mackenzie and friends, putting a lid on school trash by inventing a new use for recycled yogurt cups.
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      (Science, Grades 6-8)
    • 11:30 am: Great Performances: Much Ado About Nothing (150 mins.)
      Recorded live at the Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park, this modern interpretation of Shakespeare's romantic classic with an all-black cast features Danielle Brooks and Grantham Coleman.
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      (ELA, Grades 9-12)
    • 12 pm: Great Performances: Much Ado About Nothing (Cont.)
      Recorded live at the Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park, this modern interpretation of Shakespeare's romantic classic with an all-black cast features Danielle Brooks and Grantham Coleman.
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      (ELA, Grades 9-12)
    • 1 pm: Great Performances: Much Ado About Nothing (Cont.)
      Recorded live at the Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park, this modern interpretation of Shakespeare's romantic classic with an all-black cast features Danielle Brooks and Grantham Coleman.
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      (ELA, Grades 9-12)

     

    Monday, April 27

    • 9 am: Kingdoms of the Sky: Himalaya
      Witness the extraordinary wildlife and remarkable people of Earth’s highest mountain range, where Tibetan monks perform ancient rituals, snow leopards prowl the mountainsides, and bizarre snub-nosed monkeys survive in frozen forests.
      Related Resource
      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 10 am: Sinking Cities: Miami
      Discover how engineers and planners might protect Miami from rising seas and violent storms.
      Related Resource
      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 11 am: The Greeks: The Good Strife
      The ancient Greeks compose epics, compete in the original Olympic Games, and create the world's first democracy.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)
    • 12 pm: The Cuban Missile Crisis: Three Men Go to War
      Explore the roles that three leaders, Khrushchev, Castro, and Kennedy, played during some of the most dangerous moments in history.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)
    • 1 pm: Shanghai 1937: Where World War II Began
      The Battle of Shanghai has been described as the last battle of World War I and the first battle of World War II.
      (Social Studies, Grades 8-12)

    Tuesday, April 28

    • 9 am: When Whales Walked: Journeys in Deep Time
      Discover the evolutionary secrets of some of the world’s most majestic creatures with scientists as they follow clues from the fossil record and change what we thought we knew about the evolution of iconic beasts.
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      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 10 am: When Whales Walked: Journeys in Deep Time (Cont.)
      Discover the evolutionary secrets of some of the world’s most majestic creatures with scientists as they follow clues from the fossil record and change what we thought we knew about the evolution of iconic beasts.
      Related Resource
      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 11 am: The Future of America's Past: The Fire of a Movement
      On March 25, 1911, New York City’s Triangle Shirtwaist Factory burst into flames, and 146 workers—nearly all young women, many of them teenage immigrants—perished.
      (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)
    • 11:30 am: The Future of America's Past: Transcontinental
      High in the Utah desert in 1869, a ceremonial golden spike marked the completion of the first transcontinental railroad.
      (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)
    • 12 pm: Tiananmen: The People Versus the Party
      On June 4, 1989, a violent and bloody pro-democracy demonstration ended, leaving thousands dead and laying the foundation for China’s future.
      (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)
    • 1 pm: Tiananmen: The People Versus the Party (Cont.)
      On June 4, 1989, a violent and bloody pro-democracy demonstration ended, leaving thousands dead and laying the foundation for China’s future.
      (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)

    Wednesday, April 29

    • 9 am: Nature: Raising the Dinosaur Giant
      Sir David Attenborough guides us through the remarkable process of bringing the largest dinosaur ever discovered to virtual life—connecting the dots with living examples, other dinosaur discoveries, and CGI visuals.
      Related Resource
      (Science, Grades 6-8)
    • 10 am: Nature: The World's Most Wanted Animal
      Join conservationist Maria Diekmann to learn about pangolins, the little-known yet highly desired scaly mammals that are the most trafficked animal in the world and whose basic biology remains a mystery.
      (Science, Grades 9-12)
    • 11 am: American Experience: Chasing the Moon: Magnificent Desolation
      Dreams of space dramatically intersect with dreams of democracy on American soil, raising questions of national priorities and national identity.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)
    • 12 pm: American Experience: Chasing the Moon: Magnificent Desolation (Cont.)
      Dreams of space dramatically intersect with dreams of democracy on American soil, raising questions of national priorities and national identity.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)
    • 1 pm: Rick Steves: Luther and the Reformation
      Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther kicked off the Protestant Reformation, which contributed to the birth of our modern age. In this one-hour special, Rick Steves visits key sites relating to the Reformation and explores the complicated political world of 16th-century Europe—from indulgences to iconoclasts.
      (Social Studies, Grades 8-12)

    Thursday, April 30

    • 9 am: SciGirls: Turtle Mania
      Izzie straps on her waders with Annie and her friends to make a local wetland more attractive to turtles.
      Related Resource
      (Science, Grades 6-8)
    • 9:30 am: SciGirls: Dolphin Dive
      Izzie, Serena, and Ceci bond with bottlenose dolphins and explore their behavior at the Dolphins Plus Research Center.
      Related Resource
      (Science, Grades 6-8)
    • 10 am: Nature: Nature's Biggest Beasts
      Discover the ingenious strategies that nature’s biggest beasts employ to conquer their environments, from the Komodo dragon with a deadly bite, to the tallest giraffe, to the bird-eating armored ground cricket.
      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 11 am: Ken Burns' The Roosevelts, Episode 4: The Storm (1920-1933)
      In the 1920s, the Great War is over, Woodrow Wilson is ill, and the American public is weary of domestic reform and events overseas.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)
    • 12 pm: Ken Burns' The Roosevelts, Episode 4: The Storm (1920-1933) (Cont.)
      In the 1920s, the Great War is over, Woodrow Wilson is ill, and the American public is weary of domestic reform and events overseas.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)
    • 1 pm: Africa’s Great Civilizations: Commerce and Clash
      During the nineteenth century, a fierce competition for resources and trade stimulated ingenuity, while also enticing European powers and inciting conflicts that would threaten the stability and well-being of the continent.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 6-9)

    Friday, May 1

    • 9 am: Ancient Skies: Gods and Monsters
      Discover how centuries of knowledge, experimentation, and engineering helped our ancestors understand the mysteries of space.
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      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 10 am: Ancient Skies: Finding the Center
      Follow the story of our Earth as it takes shape and a place in the cosmos in the minds of great astronomers and scientists, including Ptolemy, Copernicus, and Galileo.
      Related Resource
      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 11 am: Ancient Skies: Our Place in the Universe
      Track major changes in scientific understanding that help identify the missing pieces required for an accurate model of our universe.
      Related Resource
      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 12 pm: American Masters: Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart
      Explore the life and work of the A Raisin in the Sun playwright and activist, who played a significant role in the civil rights movement.
      Related Resource
      (ELA, Grades 6-12)
    • 1 pm: American Masters: Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart (Cont.)
      Explore the life and work of the A Raisin in the Sun playwright and activist, who played a significant role in the civil rights movement.
      Related Resource
      (ELA, Grades 6-12)
    • Monday, May 4

    • 9 am: SciGirls: Insulation Station
      SciGirls Greta and her sixth-grade pals use passive solar heat and bubble-wrap insulation to warm up an ice shanty on a frozen Minnesota lake.
      Related Resource
      (Science, Grades 6-8)
    • 9:30 am: Osiris Rex: Countdown to Launch
      Follow a team of scientists and engineers as they design and construct a spacecraft that will visit the asteroid Bennu.
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      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 10 am: Follow the Water
      Join photographer and author Michael Forsberg and filmmaker Pete Stegen as they follow a mythical drop of water 1,300 miles through three different states and journey through the Platte Basin watershed.
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      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 11 am: Reconstruction: America After the Civil War, Part 1
      America After the Civil War explores the transformative years following the American Civil War, when the nation struggled to rebuild in the face of profound loss, massive destruction, and revolutionary social change.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 7-12)
    • 12 pm: Reconstruction: America After the Civil War, Part 1 (Cont.)
      America After the Civil War explores the transformative years following the American Civil War, when the nation struggled to rebuild in the face of profound loss, massive destruction, and revolutionary social change.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 7-12)
    • 1 pm: The Greeks: Chasing Greatness
      Discover how the ancient Greeks finally reached the peak of civilization—revolutionizing art, architecture, drama, philosophy, and government—and left a legacy that still points the way forward. This show contains material that may be sensitive for some students. Teachers should exercise discretion in evaluating whether this show is suitable for their class.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)
    • Tuesday, May 5

    • 9 am: Battleground Everglades: Algae Explosion
      Charles J. Kropke speaks with scientists, environmentalists, and legislators on all sides of the issue of the 2016 toxic algae outbreak in the Everglades, an unprecedented local disaster with international implications.
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      (Science, Grades 6-8)
    • 9:30 am: Battleground Everglades: War on Invasive Species
      Go behind the scenes of the fight against the devastation caused by non-native plants and animals and efforts by retrained military veterans who capture Burmese pythons.
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      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 10 am: Nature: Bears
      Follow the adventures of bears across the globe as they draw on their remarkable adaptations to survive in an ever-changing world.
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      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 11 am: Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise, Part 1
      This series looks at the past five decades of African American history since the major civil rights victories through the eyes of Henry Louis Gates, Jr., exploring the tremendous gains and persistent challenges of these years.
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      (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)
    • 12 pm: Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise, Part 1 (Cont.)
      This series looks at the past five decades of African American history since the major civil rights victories through the eyes of Henry Louis Gates, Jr., exploring the tremendous gains and persistent challenges of these years.
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      (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)
    • 1 pm: Africa's Great Civilizations, Episode 1: Origins
      Journey with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., to Kenya, Egypt, and beyond as he discovers the origins of man, the formation of early human societies, and the creation of significant cultural and scientific achievements on the African continent.
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      (Social Studies, Grades 6-9)
    • Wednesday, May 6

    • 9 am: Battleground Everglades: The Battle Over Big Water
      See how new restoration efforts to reverse the damage to Lake Okeechobee in the Everglades, which has occurred from harnessing nature in the name of progress, may save the wetlands yet.
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      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 9:30 am: Battleground Everglades: Dangerous Seas
      Explore the effects of sea level rise on the delicate Everglades ecosystems, including an impact on drinking water supplies and the physical coastline itself.
      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 10 am: To Catch a Comet
      Watch a compelling documentary that details the complexities and challenges of the 10-year, four-million-mile journey of the spacecraft Rosetta as it chased down and landed on the Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
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      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 11 am: Latino Americans, Episode 3: War and Peace (1942-1954)
      During World War II and the years that follow, Latino Americans serve their new country by the hundreds of thousands—but still face discrimination and a fight for civil rights back in the United States.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)
    • 12 pm: Ken Burns' The Vietnam War, Episode 7: The Veneer of Civilization (1968-1969)
      Public support for the war declines, and American men of draft age face difficult decisions and wrenching moral choices.
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      (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)
    • 1 pm: Ken Burns' The Vietnam War, Episode 7: The Veneer of Civilization (1968-1969) (Cont.)
      Public support for the war declines, and American men of draft age face difficult decisions and wrenching moral choices.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)
    • Thursday, May 7

    • 9 am: Battleground Everglades: Survival at Stake
      Florida’s next generation of environmental stewards trek through a cypress swamp and show how Everglades restoration has become a “classroom to the world” on saving complex wetlands.
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      (Science, Grades 6-8)
    • 9:30 am: Battleground Everglades: Glades Warriors
      Hear different perspectives on conservation and restoration of the Everglades.
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      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 10 am: The Gene Doctors
      See the treatments that scientists and doctors are devising to target the root causes of hereditary diseases.
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      (Science, Grades 9-12)
    • 11 am: Ken Burns' The Roosevelts, Episode 5: The Rising Road (1933-1939)
      Franklin Delano Roosevelt's 1933 presidential inauguration comes during the nation's worst economic crisis: the Great Depression.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)
    • 12 pm: Ken Burns' The Roosevelts, Episode 5: The Rising Road (1933-1939) (Cont.)
      Franklin Delano Roosevelt's 1933 presidential inauguration comes during the nation's worst economic crisis: the Great Depression.
      Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)
    • 1 pm: D-Day at Pointe du Hoc
      Led by Lt. Col. James Earl Rudder, the soldiers of the U.S. Army's 2nd Ranger Battalion scaled the 100-foot cliffs of Pointe du Hoc in Normandy on June 6, 1944, to destroy six German cannons situated halfway between Omaha and Utah Beaches.
      (Social Studies, Grades 10-12)
    • Friday, May 8

    • 9 am: SciGirls: Puppet Power
      Izzie joins Anna and her friends to engineer a giant pig puppet for a May Day parade, complete with blinking eyes and a twirling tail.
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    • 9:30 am: Get The Math
      Drawing on conventions of popular reality TV shows, Get the Math challenges teens to solve a series of problems using algebraic thinking.
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      (Math, Grades 6-12)
    • 10 am: NOVA: Dog Tales
      Scientists test wolf intelligence, decode canine DNA, and peer into dogs' brains to find out what domestication really means and whether dogs reallly love us or are just in it for the food.
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      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 11 am: SciGirls: Digging Archaeology
      Izzie unearths the past with Jazzy and Gates, uncovering thousand-year old Native American artifacts at a Utah dig site.
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    • 11:30 am: Poetry in America: The New Colossus
      While “The New Colossus” once welcomed immigrants into New York Harbor from its perch on the Statue of Liberty, this episode brings the discussion of poetry and immigration into our current moment.
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    • 12-2 pm: Great Performances: Julius Caesar
      Experience Shakespeare as never before in an all-female production from the Donmar Warehouse set in prison.
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    • Monday, May 11

    • 9 am: NOVA: Chinese Chariot Revealed
      Archaeological discoveries enable a team of experts to discover the genius of China's first super-weapon chariots—investigating design secrets that made them such a long-lived war machine, how they were used, and how they helped unify China.
      (Engineering, Grades 6-8)
    • 10 am: The Forgotten Coast
      Join three friends as they follow in the footsteps of the Florida black bear to travel the land as the bear does and to begin to understand the landscape from an animal's point of view.
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      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 11 am: Reconstruction: America After the Civil War, Part 2
      Hour three of the series examines the years 1877-1896, a transitional period that saw visions of a “New South” set the stage for the rise of Jim Crow and the undermining of Reconstruction’s legal and political legacy.
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      (Social Studies, Grades 7-12)
    • 12 pm: Reconstruction: America After the Civil War, Part 2 (Cont.)
      The turn of the century is known as the "nadir" of race relations, when white supremacy was ascendant and African Americans faced both physical and psychological oppression.Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 7-12)
    • 1 pm: Africa’s Great Civilizations, Episode 2: The Cross and the Crescent
      Henry Louis Gates, Jr., charts the ancient rise of Christianity and Islam, whose economic and cultural influence stretched from Egypt to Ethiopia.Related Resource
      (Social Studies, Grades 6-9)
    • Tuesday, May 12

    • 9 am: Ken Burns’ The Gene: An Intimate History, Part 1
      A fascinating history of the human genome weaves together science and personal stories.
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      (Science, Grades 9-12)
    • 10 am: Ken Burns’ The Gene: An Intimate History, Part 1 (Cont.)
      A fascinating history of the human genome weaves together science and personal stories.
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      (Science, Grades 9-12)
    • 11 am: The Jazz Ambassadors
      Discover how the Cold War and civil rights movement collided when America asked Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Benny Goodman to travel as cultural ambassadors and combat racially charged Soviet propaganda through their music.
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      (Science, Grades 8-12)
    • 12 pm: Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise, Part 2
      This series looks at the past five decades of African American history since the major civil rights victories through the eyes of Henry Louis Gates, Jr., exploring the tremendous gains and persistent challenges of these years.
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      (Science, Grades 9-12)
    • 1 pm: Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise, Part 2 (Cont.)
      This series looks at the past five decades of African American history since the major civil rights victories through the eyes of Henry Louis Gates, Jr., exploring the tremendous gains and persistent challenges of these years.
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      (Science, Grades 9-12)
    • Wednesday, May 13

    • 9 am: Ken Burns’ The Gene: An Intimate History, Part 2
      Geneticists wrestle with the moral implications of groundbreaking new technologies that offer both promise and peril.
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      (Science, Grades 9-12)
    • 10 am: Ken Burns’ The Gene: An Intimate History, Part 2 (Cont.)
      Geneticists wrestle with the moral implications of groundbreaking new technologies that offer both promise and peril.
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      (Science, Grades 9-12)
    • 11 am: The Dictator's Playbook: Benito Mussolini
      Benito Mussolini was a pioneer among 20th-century dictators who undermined judges, indoctrinated children, forged key tactics for seizing power, and created fascism, an ideology that would plunge Europe into darkness.
      (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)
    • 12 pm: Ken Burns' The Vietnam War, Episode 8: The History of the World (April 1969-May 1970)
      Nixon withdraws troops but upon sending forces to Cambodia, the antiwar movement reignites.
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      (Science, Grades 9-12)
    • 1 pm: Ken Burns' The Vietnam War, Episode 8: The History of the World (April 1969-May 1970) (Cont.)
      Nixon withdraws troops but upon sending forces to Cambodia, the antiwar movement reignites.
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      (Science, Grades 9-12)
    • Thursday, May 14

    • 9 am: Phoenix Mars Mission: Onto the Ice
      Phoenix Mars Mission follows the international team of talented and dedicated scientists, engineers, and researchers as they work to land on Mars—from practice landings with simulated catastrophic errors through the heart-pounding, seven-minute descent onto the Red Planet.
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    • 10 am: Climate Change: The Facts
      Discover how the latest innovations and technology are posing potential solutions and what individuals can do to prevent further damage due to global warming.
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      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 11 am: Ken Burns' The Roosevelts, Episode 6: The Common Cause (1939-1944)
      By the late summer of 1939, Franklin Delano Roosevelt is halfway through his second term in office. When Germany invades Poland on September 2, 1939, everything changes.
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      (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)
    • 12 pm: Ken Burns' The Roosevelts, Episode 6: The Common Cause (1939-1944) (Cont.)
      By the late summer of 1939, Franklin Delano Roosevelt is halfway through his second term in office. When Germany invades Poland on September 2, 1939, everything changes.
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      (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)
    • 1 pm: The Lavender Scare
      This is the first documentary film to tell the little-known story of an unrelenting campaign by the federal government to identify and fire all employees suspected of being homosexual.
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      (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)
    • Friday, May 15

    • 9 am: SciGirls: Underwater Eco-Adventure
      Izzie takes the plunge with Elle and Meg, scuba diving to protect the biodiversity of their favorite Catalina reefs.
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      (Science, Grades 6-8)
    • 9:30 am: Get the Math 2.0
      Get the Math answers the age-old question, “How is this ever going to help me in the real world?,” by using real-world scenarios to help middle- and high-school students develop algebraic thinking skills with a focus on reasoning.
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      (Math, Grades 6-12)
    • 10 am: Nature: Nature's Biggest Beasts
      Discover the ingenious strategies that nature’s biggest beasts employ to conquer their environments, from the Komodo dragon with a deadly bite, to the tallest giraffe, to the bird-eating armored ground cricket.
      (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)
    • 11 am: Latino Americans, Episode 4: The New Latinos (1946-1965)
      Learn about increasing immigration from Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic that stretches from the post-World War II years into the early 1960s, as the new arrivals seek economic opportunities.
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      (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)
    • 12 pm: Poetry in America: Harlem
      Langston Hughes' question, "What happens to a dream deferred?," calls former president Bill Clinton, pianist and composer Herbie Hancock, poet Sonia Sanchez, and students from the Harlem Children's Zone to interpret Hughes' most iconic poem, "Harlem."
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      (ELA, Grades 6-12)
    • 12:30 - 2 pm: American Masters: Edgar Allen Poe: Buried Alive
      How the inventor of the detective story became his own greatest mystery.
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    •  

      Monday, May 18

    • 9 am: Science That Stings
      Join leading insect scientists as they study the often unseen world surrounding us, investigating the painful stings and fascinating science behind a variety of bugs.
      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 9:30 am: SciGirls: Mother Nature's Shoes
      Nature's designs, from polar bear paws to penguin flippers, inspire Elin and her best friends to design a safer shoe for walking on Minnesota's icy winter streets.
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      (Engineering, Grades 6-8)
    • 10 am: Rivers of Life: The Nile
      The Nile is the world's longest river–its great length providing a lifeline for Africa's wildest beasts and for some of the world's most incredible cultures.
      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 11 am: American Experience: McCarthy
      McCarthy chronicles the rise and fall of Joseph McCarthy, the Wisconsin senator who came to power after a stunning victory in an election no one thought he could win.
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      (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)
    • 12 pm: American Experience: McCarthy (Cont.)
      McCarthy chronicles the rise and fall of Joseph McCarthy, the Wisconsin senator who came to power after a stunning victory in an election no one thought he could win.
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      (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)
    • 1 pm: The Greeks, Episode 1: Cavemen to Kings
      Learn about the ancient civilization of the Greeks, from the very beginning of trade on the Greek Islands during the Bronze Age to the height of Athenian power. This resource contains material that may be sensitive for some students. Teachers should exercise discretion in evaluating whether this resource is suitable for their class.
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    • Tuesday, May 19

    • 9 am: Hotel Armadillo
      Welcome to the "Hotel Armadillo," where the giant armadillo digs a daily hole deep in the Brazilian rain forest and leaves behind a suite for 25 species of jungle clientele.
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      (Science, Grades 6-8)
    • 10 am: Rivers of Life: The Amazon
      Explore the boiling streams, crystal-clear lagoons, pink river dolphins, and a strange new reef—some of the many secret and extreme worlds that are part of the greatest river system on Earth.
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      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 11 am: Ken Burns' Vietnam, Episode 9: A Disrespectful Loyalty (1970-1973)
      After being reelected in a landslide, Nixon announces that Hanoi has agreed to a peace deal, and American prisoners of war will finally come home—to a bitterly divided country.
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      (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)
    • 12 pm: Ken Burns' Vietnam, Episode 9: A Disrespectful Loyalty (1970-1973) (Cont.)
      After being reelected in a landslide, Nixon announces that Hanoi has agreed to a peace deal, and American prisoners of war will finally come home—to a bitterly divided country.
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      (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)
    • 1 pm: The Dictator’s Playbook: Kim Il Sung
      Witness Kim Il Sung's transformation from guerrilla fighter to brutal dictator of North Korea. How did he build the most controlled society on Earth and launch a dictatorship that has lasted for three generations?
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    • Wednesday, May 20

    • 9 am: SciGirls Pedal Power
      Four friends follow the engineering design process as they design a machine that will churn ice cream while they ride their bike.
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    • 9:30 am: Project Asteroid: Mapping Bennu
      Go behind the scenes to see how a team of scientists and engineers build an instrument to be taken on a mission to explore the asteroid Bennu.
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      (Engineering, Grades 6-8)
    • 10 am: Rivers of Life: The Mississippi
      Explore the frozen waterfalls and coyotes fishing in the far north, through lakes crammed with tens of thousands of pelicans, to time-traveling grain barges and steamy southern swamps where alligators rule—all part of the Mississippi River system.
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      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 11 am: GI Jews: Jewish Americans in WWII (90 min)
      This is the profound and remarkable story of the 550,000 Jewish Americans who served their country in World War II.
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      (Social Studies, Grades 10-12)
    • 12:30 pm: The Future of America's Past: A Grave Injustice
      Shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, the U.S. military and the FBI arrested more than 110,000 American citizens of Japanese ancestry and confined them to desert camps for months, or years.
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      (Social Studies, Grades 10-12)
    • 1 pm: Latino Americans, Episode 5: Prejudice and Pride (1965-1980)
      In the 1960s and 1970s, a generation of Mexican Americans, frustrated by persistent discrimination and poverty, find a new way forward through social action and the building of a new "Chicano" identity.
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      (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)
    • Thursday, May 21

    • 9 am: When Whales Walked: Journeys in Deep Time
      Follow scientists from around the world on a global adventure as they follow clues from the fossil record and change what we thought we knew about the evolution of whales, elephants, and more.
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      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 10 am: When Whales Walked: Journeys in Deep Time (Cont.)
      Follow scientists from around the world on a global adventure as they follow clues from the fossil record and change what we thought we knew about the evolution of whales, elephants, and more.
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      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 11 am: Ken Burns' The Roosevelts, Episode 7: A Strong and Active Faith (1944-1962)
      By April of 1944, Franklin and Eleanor have occupied the White House for more than 11 years.
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      (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)
    • 12 pm: Ken Burns' The Roosevelts, Episode 7: A Strong and Active Faith (1944-1962) (Cont.)
      By April of 1944, Franklin and Eleanor have occupied the White House for more than 11 years.
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      (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)
    • 1 pm: Africa’s Great Civilizations, Episode 3: Empires of Gold
      A look at the complex trade networks and advanced educational institutions that transformed early North and West Africa into the continent's wealthiest kingdoms and learning centers.
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    • Friday, May 22

    • 9 am: NOVA: Polar Extremes
      Join renowned paleontologist Kirk Johnson on an epic adventure through time at the polar extremes of our planet.
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    • 10 am: NOVA: Polar Extremes (Cont.)
      Join renowned paleontologist Kirk Johnson on an epic adventure through time at the polar extremes of our planet.
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      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 11 am: The Future of America's Past: School Interrupted
      In the rural district of Prince Edward County, Virginia, young people staged a strike in 1951—an effort that culminated in the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education that outlawed segregated schools.
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      (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)
    • 11:30 am: Poetry in America: Hymmnn and Hum Bom!
      In this episode, we read two of Allen Ginsberg’s most emotionally transporting poems, the “Hymmnn” from Kaddish, and the anti-war chant “Hum Bom!”
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    • 12 pm: American Masters: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
      Journey through the prolific life of the "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" author and activist, who inspired generations with lyrical modern African American thought.
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      (ELA, Grades 8-12)
    • 1 pm: American Masters: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise (Cont.)
      Journey through the prolific life of the "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" author and activist, who inspired generations with lyrical modern African American thought.
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    Monday, May 25

    • 9 am: NOVA: Black Hole Apocalypse
      Join astrophysicist Janna Levin on a mind-bending journey to the frontiers of black hole research.
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    • 10 am: NOVA: Black Hole Universe
      Discover how scientists may soon be able to "see" a black hole and are revealing new clues to the strangest and most extreme objects in the universe.
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      (Science, Grades 6-12)
    • 11 am: American Experience: Chasing the Moon: A Place Beyond the Sky
      A Place Beyond the Sky begins in 1957 and tracks the early years of the space race as the United States struggles to catch up with the Soviet Union.
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      (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)
    • 12 pm: American Experience: Chasing the Moon: A Place Beyond the Sky (Cont.)
      A Place Beyond the Sky begins in 1957 and tracks the early years of the space race as the United States struggles to catch up with the Soviet Union.
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      (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)
    • 1 pm: Latino Americans, Episode 6: Peril and Promise (1980-2000)
      Learn about the second wave of Cubans arriving in Miami during the Mariel exodus and the hundreds of thousands of Central Americans fleeing civil wars, death squads, and unrest to head north.
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    Tuesday, May 26

    • 9 am: Butterfly Town, USA
      See how seemingly small changes in habitat can have a large effect on wildlife and consider the challenges of balancing the needs of society and nature.
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    • 9:30 am: SciGirls: Habitat Havoc
      Budding naturalist Lea and her SciGirl pals investigate what the non-native Canary Island Palm does to San Diego habitats, then recruit their classmates to plant a native butterfly garden in their local wildlife area.
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    • 10 am: Nature: Super Cats—Cats in Every Corner
      Discover how cats have conquered the world, thriving in almost every landscape on Earth.
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    • 11 am: Ken Burns' Vietnam, Episode 10: The Weight of Memory (1973-Onward)
      While the Watergate scandal rivets Americans’ attention and forces President Nixon to resign, the Vietnamese continue to savage one another in a brutal civil war.
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      (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)
    • 12 pm: Ken Burns' Vietnam, Episode 10: The Weight of Memory (1973-Onward) (Cont.)
      While the Watergate scandal rivets Americans’ attention and forces President Nixon to resign, the Vietnamese continue to savage one another in a brutal civil war.
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    • 1 pm: Africa’s Great Civilizations, Episode 4: Cities
      Explore the power of Africa’s greatest ancient cities, including Kilwa, Great Zimbabwe, and Benin City, whose wealth, art, and industrious successes attracted new European interest and interaction along the continent’s east and west coasts.
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    Wednesday, May 27

    • 9 am: NOVA: Secrets of the Forbidden City
      Explore the ingenious engineering of Beijing's Forbidden City and discover how the design of this vast complex of palaces and temples enabled it to survive centuries of earthquakes.
      (Engineering, Grades 6-8)
    • 10 am: NOVA: Killer Floods
      Follow geologists around the globe as they uncover fossil evidence to reconstruct catastrophic Ice Age floods that violently reshaped the ancient world.
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    • 11 am: American Experience: Cuban Missile Crisis: Three Men Go to War
      Explore the roles that three leaders, Khrushchev, Castro, and Kennedy, played during some of the most dangerous moments in history.
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      (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)
    • 12 pm: American Experience: Roads to Memphis
      This is the story of an assassin, James Earl Ray, his target, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the seething, turbulent forces in American society that led these two men to their violent and tragic collision in Memphis in April 1968.
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      (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)
    • 1 pm: John Lewis: Get in the Way
      Follow the journey of civil rights hero, congressman, and human rights champion John Lewis.
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    Thursday, May 28

    • 9 am: Power Trip: The Story of Energy: Water
      Learn how water and energy are interconnected and how we can make energy “less thirsty” and water less energy-intensive.
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    • 10 am: Power Trip: The Story of Energy: Food
      How can we harness energy to feed our growing population without the downsides of industrialization?
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    • 11 am: American Experience: George W. Bush, Part 1
      This film looks at the life of George W. Bush, from his unorthodox road to the presidency to the myriad of challenges he faced over his two terms, including the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the war in Iraq, and the 2008 financial crisis.
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      (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)
    • 12 pm: American Experience: George W. Bush, Part 2
      This film looks at the life of George W. Bush, from his unorthodox road to the presidency to the myriad of challenges he faced over his two terms, including the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the war in Iraq, and the 2008 financial crisis.
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      (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)
    • 1 pm: The Greeks, Episode 2: The Good Strife
      The ancient Greeks compose epics, compete in the original Olympic Games, and create the world's first democracy. This show contains material that may be sensitive for some students. Teachers should exercise discretion in evaluating whether it is suitable for their class.
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    Friday, May 29

    • 9 am: The Amazing Human Body: Grow
      Learn how humans begin life as a single cell and, over the course of a lifetime, grow into beings of more than 37 trillion cells, and explore new discoveries that can help humans live longer, healthier lives.
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    • 10 am: The Amazing Human Body: Survive
      Discover what the human body goes through every day to stay alive and healthy—from fighting infections to repairing damage, human bodies have remarkable arsenals that allow survival against all kinds of outside threats.
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    • 11 am: The Amazing Human Body: Learn
      See how experience shapes the brain and body together, allowing them to adapt to the outside environment and develop new skills.
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    • 12 pm: Poetry in America: To Prisoners
      Learn from Senator John McCain, playwright and activist Anna Deavere Smith, poets Reginald Dwayne Betts and Li-Young Lee, and four exonerated prisoners about poetry’s special resonance for those behind bars.
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    • 12:30 - 2 pm: American Masters: N. Scott Momaday: Words from a Bear
      N. Scott Momaday: Words from a Bear examines the enigmatic life and mind of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Navarro Scott Momaday (House Made of Dawn).
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