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At-Home, Hybrid and Classroom Learning with KCTS 9 On-Air

As the landscape of education continues to evolve in response to the pandemic, we are helping support educators, parents and caregivers with a variety of free high-quality, accessible educational media resources. The PBS KIDS 24/7 channel (for young learners) and the WORLD channel At-Home Learning Service (for learners grades 6-12) feature broadcast programming linked to learning resources that can be used by educators to supplement distance learning plans, hybrid models and classroom learning. They can also be used by parents to provide added enrichment and support for children’s educational needs.

With both channels available free over the air, these educational programs can reach all families, including those who do not have internet access or computers at home.

Learn & Plan with PBS- Washington's PBS member stations have teamed up to bring you monthly virtual sessions so you can learn about how to use PBS LearningMedia resources for your distance, hybrid or in-classroom teaching and collaborate with other teachers to explore the resources and build lessons. PBS member station staff will be on hand to help you navigate the site and answer questions. Up to 3 clock hours can be earned for each session you attend. 

      Early Learners, Ages 2-8 - PBS KIDS 24/7 Channel

      Cartoon child laying on the floor looking at a printout, underneath it says "Learn at home with PBS KIDS"

      We're sharing weekly BINGO kits which include a range of thematic learning opportunities for children to choose their own learning adventure. These packets complement the PBS KIDS 24/7 broadcast schedule, with specifically selected shows each Tuesday. The printables require minimal supplies or adult facilitation. Weekly activities are cross-curricular but emphasize Social-Emotional Learning, Math and Literacy development. 

      You can find the PBS KIDS Channel on the following broadcast channels:

      Greater Seattle Area: channel 9-2
      Wenatchee (RF Ch.18): channel 47-2
      Yakima (KYVE): channel 47-2

      To find additional channels in your area, visit www.pbskids.org, click on "TV Times" in the menu bar and adjust your provider where it says "CURRENT PROVIDER".  

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

      SCHEDULE

      March 1-5

      Weekly BINGO Kits- Theme: Growing as a Reader

      PreK and K: English; Spanish
      Tuesday, March 2, 1:30 pm: 
      DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBOHOOD- “Sharing at the Library” & “Daniel Shares with Margaret”

      Grades 1 & 2: English; Spanish
      Tuesday, March 2, 11:30 am:
      MOLLY OF DENALI- “The Worm Turns” &  “Little Dog Lost”

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      March 8-12

      Weekly BINGO Kits- Theme: Growing as a Writer

      PreK and K: English; Spanish
      Tuesday, March 9, 6:30 am:
      CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG- “The Birdwell Times” & “Night at the Library”

      Grades 1 & 2: English; Spanish
      Tuesday, March 9, 4 pm:
      XAVIER RIDDLE AND THE SECRET MUSEUM- “I am Zora Neale Huston” & ”I am Charles Dickens”

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          Grades 6-12 - WORLD Channel Programming

          At Home Learning

          In collaboration with WGBH and the WORLD Channel, we are providing at-home learning programming weekdays from 9 am to 2 pm for students in grades 6-12.  

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

          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.

          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. 

          SCHEDULE

          March 1-5

          Monday, March 1, 2021

          9:00 AM: Food: Delicious Science: We Are What We Eat
          Michael Mosley and James Wong travel the world to reveal how the hidden chemistry in every mouthful of food keeps our bodies fit and healthy.
          Food is Fuel
          Science (Grades 6-12)

          10:00 AM: Islands of Wonder: Hawaii
          Explore Hawaii, the most remote island chain on Earth, which offers sanctuary for wildlife that has reached its shores.
          Volcanic Island Life Cycle | Kilauea: Hawai'i On Fire
          Science (Grades 6-8)

          11:00 AM: Great Yellowstone Thaw, Episode 1
          Learn whether the brutal winter weather will favor predator or prey.
          NATURE | The Good, the Bad and the Grizzly : Bear Necessities
          Science (Grades 6-12)

          12:00 PM: Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet (12-2 PM)
          This documentary film about the life of the Islamic prophet Muhammad is based on historical records and the stories of living American Muslims who call Muhammad the Messenger of God.
          Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet: Finding the Prophet in his People
          Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

          1:00 PM: Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet (Cont.)
          This documentary film about the life of the Islamic prophet Muhammad is based on historical records and the stories of living American Muslims who call Muhammad the Messenger of God.
          Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet: Finding the Prophet in his People
          Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

          Tuesday, March 2, 2021

          9:00 AM: Illustrative Math Grade 6: Unit 6, Lesson 10 / Illustrative Math Grade 7: Unit 6, Lesson 10
          The Distributive Property, Part 2 / Different Options for Solving One Equation
          Grade 6 video lesson preview  / Grade 7 video lesson preview
          Math (Grade 6 / Grade 7)

          10:00 AM: Illustrative Math Grade 8: Unit 7, Lesson 2 /
          Illustrative Math Algebra 1: Unit 7, Lesson 7

          Multiplying Powers of Ten / Rewriting Quadratic Expressions in Factored Form (Part 2)
          Grade 8 video lesson preview / Algebra 1 lesson preview
          Math (Grade 8 / Algebra 1)

          11:00 AM: Great Yellowstone Thaw, Episode 2
          See how spring brings new life and a break from the brutal winter temperatures.
          Living Near Grizzlies and Wolves | Ecosense for Living
          Science (Grades 6-12)

          12:00 PM: Cities of Light: The Rise and Fall of Islamic Spain (12-2 PM)
          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.
          Global Connections - Science and Technology
          Social Studies (Grades 9-12)

          1:00 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.
          Global Connections - Science and Technology
          Social Studies (Grades 9-12)

          Wednesday, March 3, 2021

          9:00 AM: NOVA: Black Hole Apocalypse (Noon - 11 am)
          Join astrophysicist Janna Levin on a mind-bending journey to the frontiers of black hole research.
          NOVA: Black Hole Apocolypse
          Science (Grades 6-12)

          10:00 AM: NOVA: Black Hole Apocalypse (Cont.)
          Discover how scientists may soon be able to "see" a black hole and are discovering new clues to the strangest and most extreme objects in the universe.
          NOVA: Black Hole Apocolypse
          Science (Grades 6-12)

          11:00 AM: Great Yellowstone Episode, Part 3
          See how the soaring summer temperatures affect the Yellowstone ecosystem.
          Science (Grades 6-12)

          12:00 PM: The Story of China with Michael Wood: Ancestors / Silk Roads and China Ships (12-2 PM)
          Traveling from the Silk Road to the Yellow Sea, Michael Wood explores the history of the world's newest superpower.
          Silk Roads and Trade | The Story of China
          Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

          1:00 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.
          Silk Roads and Trade | The Story of China
          Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

          Thursday, March 4, 2021

          9:00 AM: Illustrative Math Grade 6: Unit 6, Lessons 16, 17 / Illustrative Math Grade 7: Unit 6, Lesson 11
          Two Related Quantities, Part 1 and Part 2 / Using Equations to Solve Problems
          Grade 6 video lesson preview  / Grade 7 video lesson preview
          Math (Grade 6 / Grade 7)

          10:00 AM: Illustrative Math Grade 8: Unit 7, Lesson 3 / Illustrative Math Algebra 1: Unit 7, Lesson 8
          Powers of Powers of Ten / Solving Quadratic Expressions in Factored Form (Part 3)
          Grade 8 video lesson preview / Algebra 1 lesson preview
          Math (Grade 8 / Algebra 1)

          11:00 AM: SciGirls: Multitasking Mania (2-2:30) / SciGirls: Bee Haven (2:30-3)
          The girls develop two pilot tests that they try out on each other and then design and execute one investigation that controls as many variables as possible to test how well their classmates can multitask. / After learning that their local community garden would like a honeybee hive, four girls investigate how hives function and what they need to thrive and then research what flowers they need to plant to attract bees.
          SciGirls | Multitasking Mania
          SciGirls | Bee Haven: Identify the Problem
          Science (Grades 6-8) / (Grades 6-8)

          12:00 PM: The Story of China with Michael Wood: The Last Empire: The Age of Revolution (12-2 PM)
          Learn about China's last empire, the Qing, and about the great Taiping Rebellion, which resulted in the death of 20 million and the fall of the empire in 1911.
          Know Your Dynasties | The Story of China
          Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

          1:00 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, which resulted in the death of 20 million and the fall of the empire in 1911.
          Know Your Dynasties | The Story of China
          Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

          Friday, March 5, 2021

          9:00 AM: Illustrative Math Grade 6: Unit 6, Lesson 10 / Illustrative Math Grade 7: Unit 6, Lesson 10
          The Distributive Property, Part 2 / Different Options for Solving One Equation
          Grade 6 video lesson preview / Grade 7 video lesson preview
          Math (Grade 6 / Grade 7)

          10:00 AM: Illustrative Math Grade 8: Unit 7, Lesson 2 / Illustrative Math Algebra 1: Unit 7, Lesson 7
          Multiplying Powers of Ten / Rewriting Quadratic Expressions in Factored Form (Part 2)
          Grade 8 video lesson preview / Algebra 1 lesson preview
          Math (Grade 8 / Algebra 1)

          11:00 AM: The Library of Congress National Book Festival: Celebrating American Ingenuity      
          Interviews, insights, and artistic expressions from some of the nation's most significant and prolific literary voices give us a glimpse into their creative processes and environments. Hosted by Hoda Kotb and featuring an impressive group of authors, including Colson Whitehead, Madeleine Albright, Melinda Gates, John Grisham, and many more.
          literary Elements and Techniques
          ELA (Grades 6-12)

          12:00 PM: The Library of Congress National Book Festival: Celebrating American Ingenuity   
          Interviews, insights, and artistic expressions from some of the nation's most significant and prolific literary voices give us a glimpse into their creative processes and environments. Hosted by Hoda Kotb and featuring an impressive group of authors, including Colson Whitehead, Madeleine Albright, Melinda Gates, John Grisham, and many more.
          literary Elements and Techniques
          ELA (Grades 6-12)

          1:00 PM: Great Performances: Ellis Island: The Dream of America with Pacific Symphony
          Experience Peter Boyer's immersive musical story of Ellis Island immigrants through a Grammy-nominated orchestral score, narration, and visuals. Conducted by Carl St. Clair, with readings by Barry Bostwick, Camryn Manheim, and Michael Nouri.
          City of Immigrants | Mission US
          ELA (Grades 8-12)

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          Monday, March 8, 2021

          9:00 AM: Nature: Undercover in the Jungle
          Go on a journey to the untouched wilderness of biodiversity in the Amazon rainforest and meet some of the most incredible creatures—from pygmy marmosets to pumas—as the wild secrets of the jungle are revealed.
          Field Research with Cameras: Undercover in the Jungle | NATURE
          Science (Grades 6-8)

          10:00 AM: NOVA: Rise of the Rockets
          Explore the latest rocket technologies and the growing role that private citizens may play in space.
          Generating the Force to Propel Rockets | Rise of the Rockets
          Engineering (Grades 6-8)

          11:00 AM: NOVA: Inside Animal Minds: Dogs & Super Senses
          Discover how animals use their senses in ways we humans can barely imagine.
          Do Dogs Understand Fairness?
          Science (Grades 6-8)

          12:00 PM: The Ornament of the World (12-2 PM)
          During an 800-year period in medieval Spain, Muslims, Christians, and Jews forged a common cultural identity that frequently transcended their religious differences, revealing what made this rare and fruitful collaboration possible and what ultimately tore it apart.
          Islamic Art | Religion and Ethics Newsweekly
          Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

          12pm: The Ornament of the World (Cont.)
          During an 800-year period in medieval Spain, Muslims, Christians, and Jews forged a common cultural identity that frequently transcended their religious differences, revealing what made this rare and fruitful collaboration possible and what ultimately tore it apart.
          Islamic Art | Religion and Ethics Newsweekly
          Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

          Tuesday, March 9, 2021

          9:00 AM: Illustrative Math Grade 6: Unit 7, Lesson 1 / Illustrative Math Grade 7: Unit 7, Lesson 18
          Positive and Negative Numbers / Subtraction in Equivalent Expressions
          Math (Grade 6 / Grade 7)
          Grade 6 video lesson preview  / Grade 7 video lesson preview

          10:00 AM: Illustrative Math Grade 8: Unit 7, Lesson 4 / Illustrative Math Algebra 1: Unit 7, Lesson 9
          Dividing Powers of Ten / Solving Quadratic Equations by Using Factored Form
          Math (Grade 8 / Algebra 1)
          Grade 8 video lesson preview / Algebra 1 lesson preview

          11:00 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.
          Science (Grades 6-12)
          Peregrine Falcon Adaptations | The World's Fastest Animal

          12:00 PM: American Experience: Surviving the Dust Bowl
          Surviving the Dust Bowl is the remarkable story of the determined people who clung to their homes and way of life, enduring drought, dust, disease—and even death—for nearly a decade.
          Social Studies (Grades 9-12)
          Surviving the Dust Bowl: Teacher's Guide

          12pm: Summoned: Frances Perkins and the General Welfare
          In the depths of the Great Depression, Franklin Roosevelt appointed Frances Perkins as the first woman in a presidential Cabinet. Against overwhelming odds, she became the driving force behind Social Security, the 40-hour workweek, the 8-hour day, minimum wage, and unemployment compensation.
          Social Studies (Grades 6-12)
          FDR: New Deal Programs

          Wednesday, March 10, 2021

          9:00 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?
          A River in the Sky | H2O: The Molecule That Made Us
          Science (Grades 6-12)

          10:00 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.
          Impacts of Water Management | H2O: The Molecule that Made Us
          Science (Grades 6-12)

          11:00 AM: H20: The Molecule That Made Us, Episode 2: Civilizations
          Earth’s changing water cycle—and a globalized movement toward water for profit—is forcing changes in humans’ reliance on water.
          Disappearing Groundwater | H2O: The Molecule that Made Us
          Science (Grades 6-12)

          12:00 PM: Rick Steves: Fascism in Europe
          Learn about fascism’s history, from its roots in the turbulent aftermath of World War I, when masses of angry people rose up, to the rise of charismatic leaders who manipulated that anger and the totalitarian societies they built.
          Teaching Guide: Exploring the Rise of Italian Fascism
          Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

          12pm: Shanghai 1937: Where World War II Began
          After a century of humiliation and six years of repeated "incidents" initiated by the Japanese military, China at last "stood up" in Shanghai, the most international city in Asia. The Battle of Shanghai has been described as the last battle of World War I and the first battle of World War II.
          America's Entry into World War II
          Social Studies (Grades 9-12)

          Thursday, March 11, 2021

          9:00 AM: Illustrative Math Grade 6: Unit 7, Lesson 2, Episode 19 / Illustrative Math Grade 7: Unit 6, Lesson 20, Episode 19
          Points on the Number Line / Combining Like Terms (Part 1)
          Grade 6 video lesson preview  / Grade 7 video lesson preview
          Math (Grade 6 / Grade 7)

          10:00 AM: Illustrative Math Grade 8: Unit 7, Lessons 5, 6 / Illustrative Math Algebra 1: Unit 7, Lesson 11
          Negative Exponents with Powers of Ten and What About Other Bases? / What Are Perfect Squares?
          Grade 8 video lesson preview / Algebra 1 lesson preview
          Math (Grade 8 / Algebra 1)

          11:00 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.
          Cells - Collection
          Science Grades 6-12)

          12:00 PM: The Dictator's Playbook: Benito Mussolini
          See why Benito Mussolini was considered a pioneer among 20th-century dictators. From undermining judges to indoctrinating children, he forged key tactics for seizing power. He also created fascism, an ideology that would plunge Europe into darkness.
          Primary Source Set: The Rise of Italian Fascism and Its Influence on Europe
          Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

          12pm: Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story
          In August of 1943, the last surviving clandestine radio operator in Paris desperately signaled London for additional weapons and explosives for the French underground. She knew her time was limited. This is the story of a woman’s extraordinary courage, tested in the crucible of Nazi-occupied Paris.
          Women in World War II - Collection
          Social Studies (Grades 9-12)

          Friday, March 12, 2021

          9:00 AM: Illustrative Math Grade 6: Unit 7, Lesson 2, Episode 19 / Illustrative Math Grade 7: Unit 6, Lesson 20, Episode 19
          Points on the Number Line / Combining Like Terms (Part 1)
          Grade 6 video lesson preview  / Grade 7 video lesson preview
          Math (Grade 6 / Grade 7)

          10:00 AM: Illustrative Math Grade 8: Unit 7, Lessons 5, 6 / Illustrative Math Algebra 1: Unit 7, Lesson 11
          Negative Exponents with Powers of Ten and What About Other Bases? / What Are Perfect Squares?
          Grade 8 video lesson preview / Algebra 1 lesson preview
          Math (Grade 8 / Algebra 1)

          11:00 AM: Poetry in America: Skyscraper / Poetry in America: The Gray Heron
          Host Elisa New considers the rise of the skyscraper—and the emergence of the modernist poem—in an episode featuring celebrated architect Frank Gehry, Chinese visionary and real estate developer Zhang Xin, poet Robert Polito, and student poets from around the United States. / Host Elisa New is joined by evolutionary biologist E. O. Wilson, poet Robert Hass, environmental photographer Laura McPhee, naturalist Joel Wagner, and kids at a Mass Audubon summer camp on Cape Cod in a wide-ranging discussion of Galway Kinnell's "The Gray Heron."
          Sandburg: Skyscraper
          Kinnell: The Gray Heron
          ELA (Grade 6-12)

          12:00 PM: Great Performances: Julius Caesar (12-2 PM)
          Experience Shakespeare as never before in an all-female production from the Donmar Warehouse set in prison.
          Great Performances: Julius Caesar
          ELA (Grade 8-12)

          12pm: Great Performances: Julius Caesar (Cont.)
          Experience Shakespeare as never before in an all-female production from the Donmar Warehouse set in prison.
          Great Performances: Julius Caesar
          ELA (Grade 8-12)