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Learn-At-Home with KCTS 9 On-Air

As we experience a new school year unlike any other, 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 ages 2-8) and the WORLD channel At-Home Learning Service (for learners grades 6-12) will feature broadcast programming linked to at-home learning resources that can be used by educators to supplement distance learning plans, or 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.

      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"

      Each day, we've selected at least one episode of a KIDS show that has been paired with two curated educational activities.

      There are also 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
      September 28 - October 2

      Weekly BINGO Kits- Theme: Caring for Each Other
      PreK and K: English; Spanish 
      Tuesday, 4:30 pm: Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood - Thank you, Grandpere Tiger!; Neighborhood Thank You Day
      Grades 1 & 2: English; Spanish
      Tuesday, 7 pm: Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum - I am Florence Nightingale; I am George Washington Carver 

      Daily Selections from 24/7 Channel w/Related Resources:
      Monday, September 28
      2 pm: Cyberchase - Composting in the Clutch
      Related Resource 1, Related Resource 2

      Tuesday, September 29
      7 pm: Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum - I am Florence Nightingale/I am George Washington Carver
      Related Resource 1, Related Resource 2

      Wednesday, September 30
      4:30 pm: Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood - Neighbor Day
      Related Resource 1, Related Resource 2

      Thursday, October 1
      7 pm: Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum - We are the Wright Brothers/We are the Bronte Sisters
      Related Resource 1, Related Resource 2

      Friday, October 2
      9 am: Pinkalicious & Peterrific - Spoon Sounds/Robotta the Artiste
      Related Resource 1, Related Resource 2

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      October 5 - 9

      Weekly BINGO Kits- COMING SOON!

      Monday, October 5
      2 pm: Cyberchase - A Renewable Hope 
      Related Resource 1, Related Resource 2

      Daily Selections from 24/7 Channel w/Related Resources:

      Tuesday, October 3
      11 am: The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! - Maps/Termite Towers
      Related Resource 1, Related Resource 2
      12:30 pm: Ready Jet Go! - Freebird/Sean's Robotic Arm
      Related Resource 1, Related Resource 2

      Wednesday, October 4
      8 am: Sid the Science Kid - Sid Engineers a Solution
      Related Resource 1, Related Resource 2

      Thursday, October 5
      10 am: Let's Go Luna - Hola Mariachi/Loco for Cocoa
      Related Resource 1, Related Resource 2

      Friday, October 6
      7 am: Peg + Cat - The Wonderland Problem/The Bat Mitzvah Problem
      Related Resource 1, Related Resource 2

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      Prior Week: 

      September 21 - 25

      Weekly BINGO Kits- Theme: Weather

      PreK and K: English; Spanish 
      Tuesday, 7:30 am: Peep and the Big Wide World - Stormy Weather; Peep in Rabbitland
      Grades 1 & 2: English; Spanish
      Tuesday, 1:30 pm: Odd Squad - Not So Splash; By the Book

      Daily Selections from 24/7 Channel w/Related Resources:
      Monday, September 21

      1 pm: Arthur - Grandpa Dave's Memory Album/Buster's Carpool Catastrophe
      Related Resource 1, Related Resource 2 

      Tuesday, September 22
      5:30 pm: Odd Squad - Not So Splash/By the Book
      Related Resource 1, Related Resource 2 

      Wednesday, September 23
      5 pm: Hero Elementary - With a Little Push/Track that Pack
      Related Resource 1, Related Resource 2 

      Thursday, September 24
      9 am: Pinkalicious & Peterrific - Invisible Ink/Rusty's Doghouse
      Related Resource 1, Related Resource 2 

      Friday, September 25
      12:30 pm: Ready Jet Go - Sean's Neptune Tune/Earthday Birthday
      Related Resource 1, Related Resource 2 
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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 ‚Äúset station‚ÄĚ box at the top right of the page.

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

          SCHEDULE

          Monday, September 28, 2020

          9 am: SciGirls: Cartoon Coders (30 min) / SciGirls: Science Cooks (30 min)
          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. / 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.
          SciGirls: Cartoon Coders Brainstorm
          SciGirls: Science Cooks
          Science (Grades 6-8) / Science (Grades 6-8)

          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.
          SciGirls: Terrific Pacific Observations
          Science (Grades 6-12)

          11 am: Ken Burns's 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.
          Ken Burns in the Classroom: The Roosevelts
          Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

          12 pm: Ken Burns's 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.
          Ken Burns in the Classroom: The Roosevelts
          Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

          1 pm: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, Episode 1: The Black Atlantic (1500-1800)
          Explore the truly global experiences that created the African American people beginning a full century before the first documented ‚Äú20-and-odd‚ÄĚ slaves who arrived at Jamestown, Virginia.
          The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross - Collection
          Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

          Tuesday, September 29, 2020

          9 am: NOVA: Saving the Dead Sea
          As the Dead Sea shrinks, engineers prepare a daring solution: to connect it with the Red Sea by way of a massive desalination plant. But will it put the environment at risk?
          Saving the Dead Sea: Geologic Evidence Reveals a Threat to a Saltwater Pipeline
          (Grades 6-12) Science

          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.
          The Shark and the Lamprey
          (Grades 6-12) Science

          11 am: Ken Burns's The Roosevelts, Episode 4: The Storm (1920-1933)
          In the 1920s, memories of Theodore Roosevelt begin to fade. The Great War is over, Woodrow Wilson is ill, and the American public is weary of domestic reform and events overseas.
          Ken Burns in the Classroom: The Roosevelts
          (Grades 6-12) Social Studies

          12 pm: Ken Burns's The Roosevelts, Episode 4: The Storm (1920-1933) (Cont.)
          In the 1920s, memories of Theodore Roosevelt begin to fade. The Great War is over, Woodrow Wilson is ill, and the American public is weary of domestic reform and events overseas.
          Ken Burns in the Classroom: The Roosevelts
          (Grades 6-12) Social Studies

          1 pm: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, Episode 2: The Age of Slavery (1800-1860)
          Black lives change dramatically following the American Revolution, as individuals including Harriet Tubman, Richard Allen, and Frederick Douglass push the issue of slavery to the forefront of national politics.
          The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross - Collection
          (Grades 6-12) Social Studies

          Wednesday, September 30, 2020

          9 am: Ozone Hole: How We Saved the Planet
          Here is the forgotten story of the hole in the ozone layer‚ÄĒand how the world came together to fix it‚ÄĒas told by the scientists and politicians who spotted and solved the planetary problem.
          Ozone: The Good, The Bad, The CFCs
          (Grades 9-12) Science and Society

          10 am: Big Pacific: Voracious
          See how the challenge of finding food drives all life in the Pacific Ocean.
          Coastal Flood Web: Exploring Ecosystems
          (Grades 6-12) Science

          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.
          Ken Burns in the Classroom: The Roosevelts
          (Grades 6-12) Social Studies

          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.
          Ken Burns in the Classroom: The Roosevelts
          (Grades 6-12) Social Studies

          1 pm: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, Episode 3: Into the Fire (1861-1896)
          Black Americans flee plantations to serve in the United States Colored Troops, and after emancipation, black people seek economic, political, and civil rights.
          The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross - Collection
          (Grades 6-12) Social Studies

          Thursday, October 1, 2020

          9 am: SciGirls: Super Sensors (30 min) / Get the Math 2.0 (30 min)
          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. / Drawing on conventions of popular reality TV shows, Get the Math 2.0 challenges teens to solve a series of problems using algebraic thinking.
          SciGirls: Super Sensors, Plan and Test
          Writing Algebraic Equations
          Engineering (Grades 6-8) / Math (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.
          Dolphin Reproductive Behavior
          Science (Grades 6-12)

          11 am: Ken Burns's 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.
          Ken Burns in the Classroom: The Roosevelts
          Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

          12 pm: Ken Burns's 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.
          Ken Burns in the Classroom: The Roosevelts
          Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

          1 pm: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, Episode 4: Making a Way Out of No Way (1897-1940)
          Black Americans search for opportunities in the North and the West, while black arts and culture grow in spite of Jim Crow.
          The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross - Collection
          Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

          Friday, October 2, 2020

          9 am: NOVA: Animal Espionage
          See how advances in camera technology are revolutionizing how we study and protect animals.
          Animal Espionage: How Fear of Predators Impacts the Health of Ecosystems
          Science (Grades 6-8)

          10 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.
          The Serengeti Rules
          Science (Grades 6-12)

          11 am: 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.
          Mission US: City of Immigrants
          ELA  (Grades 8-12)

          12 pm: American Masters: Sammy Davis Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me
          Explore the entertainer's vast talent and journey for identity through the shifting tides of civil rights and racial progress during twentieth-century America. Features Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, and clips from his TV, film, and concert performances.
          American Masters: Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me
          ELA (Grade 7-12)

          1 pm: American Masters: Sammy Davis Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me
          Explore the entertainer's vast talent and journey for identity through the shifting tides of civil rights and racial progress during twentieth-century America. Features Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, and clips from his TV, film, and concert performances.
          American Masters: Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me
          ELA (Grade 7-12)

          Monday, October 5, 2020

          9 am: Plants Behaving Badly: Murder & Mayhem
          Examine the extraordinary behavior of carnivorous plants, a feature of many a sci-fi film over the years, where the reality turns out to be far stranger than the fiction.
          Do Plants Behave Like Animals?
          Science (Grades 6-12)

          10 am: Plants Behaving Badly: Sex & Lies
          See how the shape of exotic flowers evolved to attract pollinators.
          How Plants Defend Themselves
          Science (Grades 6-12)

          11 am: Ken Burns's The Roosevelts, Episode 7: A Strong and Active Faith (1944-1962)
          President Roosevelt wins reelection but succumbs to a cerebral hemorrhage at age 63; after his death, Eleanor crusades for civil liberties and the United Nations.
          Ken Burns in the Classroom: The Roosevelts Collection
          Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

          12 pm: Ken Burns's The Roosevelts, Episode 7: A Strong and Active Faith (1944-1962) (Cont.)
          President Roosevelt wins reelection but succumbs to a cerebral hemorrhage at age 63; after his death, Eleanor crusades for civil liberties and the United Nations.
          Ken Burns in the Classroom: The Roosevelts - Collection
          Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

          1 pm: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, Episode 5: Rise! The Road to Civil Rights (1940-1968)
          Blacks returning from World War II continue to face racial violence on the homefront; Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a city bus in 1955; Martin Luther King Jr. promotes a nonviolent approach to integrate blacks and whites.
          The African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross - Collection
          Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

          Tuesday, October 6, 2020

          9 am: Spy in the Wild 2: A Nature Miniseries: The Islands
          Explore the islands of the South Pacific with creatures like the spy koala, who captures breeding behavior in Australia, or the spy crab, who joins an army of red crabs on their march to the sea to deposit their eggs.
          Engineering Robotic Cameras to Observe Animals in Nature
          Science (Grades 6-8)

          10 am: Great Yellowstone Thaw, Part 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)

          11 am: Asian Americans, Episode 1: Breaking Ground
          New immigrants arrive from China, India, Japan, the Philippines and beyond to become America‚Äôs first ‚Äúundocumented immigrants,‚ÄĚ even as they build railroads, dazzle on the silver screen, and fight for equality in the U.S. Supreme Court.
          Asian Americans - Collection
          Social Studies (Grades 7-12)

          12 pm: Asian Americans, Episode 2: A Question of Loyalty
          An American-born generation's loyalties are tested during World War II, when families are imprisoned in detention camps and brothers find themselves on opposite sides of the battle lines.
          Asian Americans - Collection
          Social Studies (Grades 7-12)

          1 pm: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, Episode 6: A More Perfect Union (1968-2013)
          Class disparity threatens to split the black community in the late 1960s as economic and political forces isolate the black urban poor. Many issues remain unresolved, despite the election of America's first black president in 2008.
          The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross - Collection
          Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

          Wednesday, October 7, 2020

          9 am: NOVA: Eagle Power
          Researchers put one eagle to the test to find out what makes these birds special; stunning up-close footage reveals her incredible strength, eyesight, and flying skills.
          Nature: American Eagle Fledglings
          Science (Grades 6-8)

          10 am: Great Yellowstone Thaw, Part 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)

          11 am: Ken Burns's The War, Episode 1: A Necessary War (Dec 1941-Dec 1942) 11 am - 12:30  pm)
          After a haunting overview of the Second World War, an epoch of killing that engulfed the world from 1939 to 1945 and cost at least 50 million lives, the inhabitants of four towns recall their communities on the eve of the conflict.
          Ken Burns in the Classroom: The War - Colleciton
          Social Studies (Grades 9-12)

          12 pm: Ken Burns's The War, Episode 1: A Necessary War (Dec 1941-Dec 1942) (Cont.)
          After a haunting overview of the Second World War, an epoch of killing that engulfed the world from 1939 to 1945 and cost at least 50 million lives, the inhabitants of four towns recall their communities on the eve of the conflict.
          Ken Burns in the Classroom: The War - Collection
          Social Studies (Grades 9-12)

          1 pm: Ken Burns's The War, Episode 1: A Necessary War (Dec 1941-Dec 1942) (Cont.) / The Future of America's Past: A Grave Injustice (12:30-2)
          After a haunting overview of the Second World War, an epoch of killing that engulfed the world from 1939 to 1945 and cost at least 50 million lives, the inhabitants of four towns recall their communities on the eve of the conflict. / 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 moved them to desert camps, where they were confined for months or years.
          Ken Burns in the Classroom: The War - Collection
          Internment of Japanese Americans in the Inland Northwest
          Social Studies (Grades 9-12) / (Grades 7-12)

          Thursday, October 8, 2020

          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.
          Climate Change is Disrupting Arctic Food Webs
          Science (Grades 6-12)

          10 am: Great Yellowstone Thaw, Part 3
          See how the soaring summer temperatures affect the Yellowstone ecosystem.
          Science
          (Grades 6-12)

          11 am: Asian Americans, Episode 3: Good Americans
          During the Cold War years, Asian Americans are both heralded as a model minority and targeted as the perpetual foreigner while many aspire for the first time to national political office.
          Asian Americans - Collection
          Social Studies (Grades 7-12)

          12 pm: Ken Burns's The War, Episode 2: When Things Get Tough (Jan 1943-Dec 1943)
          On daylight bombing missions, American airmen gamble their lives against preposterous odds to bring the war to the heart of Hitler's domain.
          Ken Burns in the Classroom: The War - Collection
          Social Studies (Grades 9-12)

          1 pm: Ken Burns's The War, Episode 2: When Things Get Tough (Jan 1943-Dec 1943) (Cont.)
          On daylight bombing missions, American airmen gamble their lives against preposterous odds to bring the war to the heart of Hitler's domain.
          Ken Burns in the Classroom: The War - Collection
          Social Studies (Grades 9-12)

          Friday, October 9, 2020

          9 am: NOVA: The Impossible Flight (120 min)
          Follow two intrepid pilots who take on the greatest aviation adventure of our time, overcoming countless challenges as they construct and fly the first solar-powered airplane around the world.
          Overcoming the Challenges of Solar Powered Flight: The Impossible Flight
          Engineering (Grades 6-12)

          10 am: NOVA: The Impossible Flight (Cont.)
          Follow two intrepid pilots who take on the greatest aviation adventure of our time, overcoming countless challenges as they construct and fly the first solar-powered airplane around the world.
          Overcoming the Challenges of Solar Powered Flight: The Impossible Flight
          Engineering (Grades 6-12)

          11 am: Masterpiece: Little Women, Episode 1
          With their father away at war, sisters Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March come to terms with their new life alongside their mother, Marmee. The girls make friends with Laurie, the new boy next door.
          MASTERPIECE: Little Women - Collection
          ELA (Grades 6-9)

          12 pm: Masterpiece: Little Women, Episode 2
          The March family fears the worst when Mr. March falls ill. As circumstances change for Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, the family must come together to face their most difficult challenge yet.
          MASTERPIECE: Little Women - Collection
          ELA (Grades 6-9)

          1 pm: Masterpiece: Little Women, Episode 3
          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.
          MASTERPIECE: Little Women - Collection
          ELA (Grades 6-9)

          Monday, October 12, 2020

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

          10 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 Apocalypse
          Science (Grades 6-12)

          11 am: 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 claims a new identity: Asian Americans.
          Asian Americans - Collection
          Social Studies (Grades 7-12)

          12 pm: Ken Burns's The War, Episode 3: A Deadly Calling (Nov 1943-Jun 1944)
          In Italy, Allied forces are stalled in the mountains south of Rome, unable to break through the German lines at Monte Cassino. The killing goes on all winter and spring as the enemy manages to fight off repeated Allied attacks.
          Ken Burns in the Classroom: The War - Collection
          Social Studies (Grades 9-12)

          1 pm: Ken Burns's The War, Episode 3: A Deadly Calling (Nov 1943-Jun 1944) (Cont.)
          In Italy, Allied forces are stalled in the mountains south of Rome, unable to break through the German lines at Monte Cassino. The killing goes on all winter and spring as the enemy manages to fight off repeated Allied attacks.
          Ken Burns in the Classroom: The War - Collection
          Social Studies (Grades 9-12)

          Tuesday, October 13, 2020

          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.
          When Insects First Flew
          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?
          A River in the Sky: H2O The Molecule That Made Us
          Science (Grades 6-12)

          11 am: Poetry in America: To Prisoners (11-11:30 am) /Ken Burns's The War, Episode 4: Pride of Our Nation (Jun 1944-Aug 1944) (11:30 am-2 pm)
          Learn from Senator John McCain, playwright and activist Anna Deavere Smith, poets Reginald Dwayne Betts and Li-Young Lee, host Elisa New, and four exonerated prisoners about poetry's special resonance for those behind bars. / In the early hours of June 6, 1944, D-Day, the invasion of France begins. It is the bloodiest day in American history since the Civil War, and the Allies succeed in tearing a 45-mile gap in Hitler's vaunted Atlantic Wall.
          Brooks: To Prisoners
          Ken Burns in the Classroom: The War - Collection
          Social Studies (Grades 6-12)/(Grades 9-12)

          12 pm: Ken Burns's The War, Episode 4: Pride of Our Nation (Jun 1944-Aug 1944) (Cont.)
          In the early hours of June 6, 1944, D-Day, the invasion of France begins. It is the bloodiest day in American history since the Civil War, and the Allies succeed in tearing a 45-mile gap in Hitler's vaunted Atlantic Wall.
          Ken Burns in the Classroom: The War - Collection
          Social Studies (Grades 9-12)

          1 pm: Ken Burns's The War, Episode 4: Pride of Our Nation (Jun 1944-Aug 1944) (Cont.)
          In the early hours of June 6, 1944, D-Day, the invasion of France begins. It is the bloodiest day in American history since the Civil War, and the Allies succeed in tearing a 45-mile gap in Hitler's vaunted Atlantic Wall.
          Ken Burns in the Classroom: The War - Collection
          Social Studies (Grades 9-12)

          Wednesday, October 14, 2020

          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.
          Peregrine Falcon Adaptations: World's Fastest Animal
          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‚ÄĒand created civilizations.
          Impacts of Water Management: H2O, The Molecule That Made Us
          Science (Grades 6-12)

          11 am: Poetry in America: Whitman (11-11:30 am)/Ken Burns's The War, Episode 5: FUBAR (Sep 1944-Dec 1944) (11:30 am -2 pm)
          Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, playwright Tony Kushner, and poets Mark Doty and Marilyn Chin celebrate the work of Walt Whitman. / By September 1944 on the Western Front, American and British troops mass on the German border; Allied commanders gamble on a risky scheme to drop airborne troops behind enemy lines; and, in the Pacific, General MacArthur is poised to invade the Philippines.
          Ken Burns in the Classroom: The War - Collection
          Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

          12 pm: Ken Burns's The War, Episode 5: FUBAR (Sep 1944-Dec 1944) (Cont.)
          By September 1944 on the Western Front, American and British troops mass on the German border; Allied commanders gamble on a risky scheme to drop airborne troops behind enemy lines; and, in the Pacific, General MacArthur is poised to invade the Philippines.
          Ken Burns in the Classroom: The War - Collection
          Social Studies (Grades 9-12)

          1 pm: Ken Burns's The War, Episode 5: FUBAR (Sep 1944-Dec 1944) (Cont.)
          By September 1944 on the Western Front, American and British troops mass on the German border; Allied commanders gamble on a risky scheme to drop airborne troops behind enemy lines; and, in the Pacific, General MacArthur is poised to invade the Philippines.
          Ken Burns in the Classroom: The War - Collection
          Social Studies (Grades 9-12)

          Thursday, October 15, 2020

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

          10 am: H20: The Molecule That Made Us, Episode 2: Civilizations
          Earth‚Äôs changing water cycle‚ÄĒand a globalized movement toward water for profit‚ÄĒis forcing changes in humans‚Äô reliance on water.
          Disappearing Groundwater: H2O, The Molecule That Made Us
          Science (Grades 6-12)

          11 am: Secrets of the Dead: Hannibal in the Alps
          Follow a team of experts as they solve the enduring mystery of exactly where Hannibal and his troops crossed the Alps to launch a surprise attack on Rome.
          War and Civilization: Crash Course World History
          Social Studies (Grades 7-12)

          12 pm: Ken Burns's The War, Episode 6: The Ghost Front (Dec 1944-Mar 1945)
          After three years of fighting, bad news from the War Department seems endless, and Hitler launches a counterattack in the Ardennes forest of Belgium and Luxembourg.
          Ken Burns in the Classroom: The War - Collection
          Social Studies (Grades 9-12)

          1 pm: Ken Burns's The War, Episode 6: The Ghost Front (Dec 1944-Mar 1945) (Cont.)
          After three years of fighting, bad news from the War Department seems endless, and Hitler launches a counterattack in the Ardennes forest of Belgium and Luxembourg.
          Ken Burns in the Classroom: The War - Collection
          Social Studies (Grades 9-12)

          Friday, October 16, 2020

          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.
          Engineering Robotic Cameras to Observe Animals in Nature
          Science (Grades 6-8)

          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.
          Cells
          Science (Grades 6-12)

          11 am: Unladylike2020: Unsung Women Who Changed America
          Explore the stories of pioneering women in American politics who advocated for suffrage and civil rights over 100 years ago, including the first women in the U.S. Congress and state senate and a cofounder of the NAACP.
          The Great War: Alice Paul and Women's Suffrage | American Experience
          ELA  (Grades 6-9)

          12 pm: American Masters: Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/ Feeling Heart (120 min)
          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. LaTanya Richardson Jackson narrates. Anika Noni Rose is the voice of Lorraine Hansberry.
          Lorraine Hansberry | American Masters
          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. LaTanya Richardson Jackson narrates. Anika Noni Rose is the voice of Lorraine Hansberry.
          Lorraine Hansberry | American Masters
          ELA (Grades 6-12)

              Prior Week:

              Monday, September 21, 2020

              9 am: Wild Metropolis: Resident
              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.
              Peregrine Falcons in Urban Settings: World's Fastest Animal
              Science (Grades 6-12)

              10 am: SciGirls: High Tech Tide (30 min) / SciGirls: Super Sleuths (30 min)
              Florida SciGirls unite with marine biologists to digitally track spotted eagle rays in the Gulf of Mexico. / Emi and friends team up with real forensic scientists to solve the mysterious theft of the priceless "Queen of the Forest" ceremonial mask.
              SciGirls: High Tech Tide Research
              SciGirls: Super Sleuths
              Science (Grades 6-8)/ Science
               (Grades 6-8)

              11 am: Civilizations, Episode 9: What Is Art Good For?
              Explore the fate of art in the machine and profit-driven world: Should art create a realm separate from the modern world or plunge headlong into the chaos while transforming the way we see and live in it?
              Ai Weiwei Asks,  "What Is Freedom?" In New Exhibit
              Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

              12 pm: Africa's Great Civilizations, Episode 5: The Atlantic Age
              The Atlantic trading world gave rise to powerful new kingdoms but also to the transatlantic slave trade. Learn about the revolutionary movements of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, including the advent of the Sokoto Caliphate.
              Africa's Greatest Civilization Collection
              Social Studies (Grades 6-9)

              1 pm: Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World: 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.
              NOVA: Rise of the Robots, Engineering a Robotic Future
              Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

              Tuesday, September 22, 2020

              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.
              Nature Works Everywhere, Urban Habitat Clip
              Science (Grades 6-12)

              10 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.
              Overcoming the Challenges of Solar Powered Flight, The Impossible Flight
              Engineering (Grades 6-12)

              11 am: Secrets of the Dead: Galileo's Moon
              Join experts as they uncover the truth behind the find of the century: an alleged proof copy of Galileo‚Äôs ‚ÄúSidereus Nuncius,‚ÄĚ with the astronomer‚Äôs signature and seemingly original watercolor paintings that changed our understanding of the cosmos.
              Galileo on the Moon
              Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

              12 pm: Africa's Great Civilizations, Episode 6: Commerce and the Clash of Civilizations
              In 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.
              Africa's Great Civilizations Collection
              Social Studies (Grades 6-9)

              1 pm: Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World: The Car
              Go for a ride through the 9,000-year history of the car, from its roots in dogsleds to Henry Ford‚Äôs affordable and assembly line‚Äďbuilt Model T, and meet the scientists working on the next generation of self-driving automobiles.
              The Impact of Technology - Cars
              Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

              Wednesday, September 23, 2020

              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.
              Peregrine Falcons in urban Settings, World's Fastest Animal
              Science (Grades 6-12)

              10 am: Nature: Wild Florida
              Florida is home to beaches, coral reefs, pine forests, and the famous Everglades wetland, but a growing human population and abandoned exotic pets (like pythons) threaten this wild paradise. Can Florida's ecosystems continue to weather the storm?
              Florida's Everglades: The River of Grass
              Science (Grades 6-8)

              11 am: Ken Burns's The Roosevelts, Episode 1: Get Action (1858-1901)
              The century-long Roosevelt legacy begins with the birth of Theodore Roosevelt on October 27, 1858.
              Ken Burns in the Classroom: The Roosevelts
              Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

              12 pm: Ken Burns's The Roosevelts, Episode 1: Get Action (1858-1901) (Cont.)
              The century-long Roosevelt legacy begins with the birth of Theodore Roosevelt on October 27, 1858.
              Ken Burns in the Classroom: The Roosevelts
              Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

              1 pm: Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World: The Rocket
              Learn about the explosive history of the rocket, from its origin in ancient China, to its use as a weapon of war, to how the addition of hydrogen allowed it to carry astronauts all the way to the moon.
              Generating the Force to Propel Rockets, Rise of the Rockets
              Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

              Thursday, September 24, 2020

              9 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.
              Sculpted by Floods: The Northwest's Ice Age Legacy
              Science (Grades 6-8)

              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.
              Choosing Earth's Climate Future
              Science (Grades 9-12)

              11 am: Ken Burns's The Roosevelts, Episode 2: 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.
              Ken Burns in the Classroom: The Roosevelts
              Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

              12 pm: Ken Burns's The Roosevelts, Episode 2: 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.
              Ken Burns in the Classroom: The Roosevelts
              Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

              1 pm: Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World: The Smartphone
              Dial in to the fascinating history of the smartphone, from its roots in Morse code to 2007, when Apple unveiled the first-ever iPhone.
              War News in the Digital World: Real, Staged, or Both?
              Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

              Friday, September 25, 2020

              9 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.
              Engineering Robotic Cameras to Observe Animals In Nature
              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.
              How We Learn
              Science (Grades 6-12)

              11 am: Great Performances: Much Ado About Nothing (150 min)
              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 and is directed by Tony Award‚Äďwinner Kenny Leon.
              Great Performances: Much Ado About Nothing
              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 and is directed by Tony Award‚Äďwinner Kenny Leon.
              Great Performances: Much Ado About Nothing
              ELA (Grades 9-12)

              1 pm: Great Performances: Much Ado About Nothing (Cont.) / Poetry in America: Urban Love Poem
              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 and is directed by Tony Award‚Äďwinner Kenny Leon. / In this episode, we consider how the poet Marilyn Chin interweaves her own coming of age with that of a beloved city, San Francisco, as she explores the city‚Äôs history from the Gold Rush and early Chinese immigration to the rise of Silicon Valley.
              Great Performances: Much Ado Aobut Nothing
              ELA (Grades 9-12)

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