At Home Learning

Home Learning Resources

As schooling continues to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Northwest Public Broadcasting is partnering with GBH to broadcast At-Home Learning programs for students from 6th to 12th grade.  These programs are available Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 2:00pm.

Programs are supplemented with additional resources from PBS LearningMedia, which is partnering with the WORLD Channel. The resources in PBS LearningMedia, which 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.

The programs are available on KWSU 10.1 and on KTNW 31.3 (for viewers who receive our signal with an antenna.)

Monday, November 23

9:00 AM: Animal Babies: First Year on Earth: First Steps
See the challenges young animals can face in their first year, whether fighting for survival in the wild or learning to coexist with humans.
NATURE: The Panda Baby – Introduction
Science (Grades 6-12)

10:00 AM: Spy in the Wild 2: A Nature Miniseries: The North
Travel to the northern hemisphere, where the spy creatures learn how animals move, feed, and fight.
Engineering Robotic Cameras to Observe Animals in Nature
Science (Grades 6-8)

11:00 AM: Autumnwatch New England, Episode 1
Discover how cranberries and pumpkins became fall fundamentals, see rare bird art, and follow gangs of turkeys and nighttime critters.
A History of Thanksgiving
Seasonal Culture and Wildlife (Grades 6-12)

12:00 PM: History Detectives
Our contributor found a photograph along with a note in the Lakota language dated 1904. The note claims, “This is a photograph of Crazy Horse.” Does our contributor have the Holy Grail of the Wild West: a photo of the Lakota warrior who defeated General Custer?
Historical Photographs
Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

1:00 PM: Africa’s Great Civilizations, Episode 5: The Atlantic Age
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the impact of the Atlantic trading world, giving rise to powerful new kingdoms, but also transatlantic slave trade. Learn of the revolutionary movements of the 18th and early 19th centuries, including the advent of the Sokoto Caliphate.
Africa’s Great Civilizations – Collection
Social Studies (Grades 6-9)

Tuesday, November 24

9:00 AM: Animal Babies: First Year on Earth: Testing Limits
Learn the new challenges baby animals face once they can get around on their own as they learn to search for food, survive in harsh environments, and bond with family members.
Baby Season | Untamed
Science (Grades 6-12)

10:00 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)

11:00 AM: Life from Above: Patterned Planet
See what causes the weird shapes on Earth’s surface only seen from space.
Global Precipitation
Science (Grades 6-12)

12:00 PM: History Detectives
More than a century and a half after these violent events, History Detectives takes a closer look at an old paper that shows President Millard Fillmore engaged in what appears to be an unusual act for the time—sparing the life of a Native American convicted of murder.
Native American Heritage Collection
Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

1:00 PM: Africa’s Great Civilizations, Episode 6: Commerce and the Clash of Civilizations
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the dynamism of 19th-century Africa, the “Scramble” by European powers for its riches, and the defiant and successful stand of uncolonized Ethiopia.
Africa’s Great Civilizations – Collection
Social Studies (Grades 6-9)

Wednesday, November 25

9:00 AM: Illustrative Math Grade 6 Unit 6 Lesson 4/Illustrative Math  Grade 7 Unit 5 Lesson 8
Practice Solving Equations and Representing Situations with Equations/ Position, Speed,and Direction
Grade 6 video lesson preview  / Grade 7 video lesson preview
Math (Grade 6/Grade 7)

10:00 AM: Illustrative Math Grade 8 Unit 6 Lesson 3 / Illustrative Math  Algebra 1 Unit 7 Lesson 2
What a Point in a Scatter Plot Means / When and Why Do We Write Quadratic Equations
Grade 8 video lesson preview / Algebra 1 lesson preview
Math (Grade 8/Algebra 1)

11:00 AM: Autumnwatch New England, Episode 2
Explore New England culture and learn about leaf-changing science and see wildlife at night.
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: The Pilgrims: The Beaver Trade and Colonial New England
Seasonal Culture and Wildlife (Grades 6-12)

12:00 PM: Autumnwatch New England, Episode 3
Swirl into the world of maple syrup, discover the magic of caterpillars and learn more about the birds soaring across New England skies each fall.
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: The Pilgrims – Collection
Seasonal Culture and Wildlife (Grades 6-12)

1:00 PM: Autumnwatch New England, Episode 1
Discover how cranberries and pumpkins became fall fundamentals, see rare bird art and follow gangs of turkeys and nighttime critters.
A History of Thanksgiving
Seasonal Culture and Wildlife (Grades 6-12)

Thursday, November 26

9:00 AM: Animal Babies: First Year on Earth: Testing Limits
Learn the new challenges baby animals face once they can get around on their own as they learn to search for food, survive in harsh environments, and bond with family members.
Baby Season | Untamed
Science (Grades 6-12)

10:00 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)

11:00 AM: Life from Above: Patterned Planet
See what causes the weird shapes on Earth’s surface only seen from space.
Global Precipitation
Science (Grades 6-12)

12:00 PM: History Detectives
More than a century and a half after these violent events, History Detectives takes a closer look at an old paper that shows President Millard Fillmore engaged in what appears to be an unusual act for the time—sparing the life of a Native American convicted of murder.
Native American Heritage Collection
Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

1:00 PM: Africa’s Great Civilizations, Episode 6: Commerce and the Clash of Civilizations
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the dynamism of 19th-century Africa, the “Scramble” by European powers for its riches, and the defiant and successful stand of uncolonized Ethiopia.
Africa’s Great Civilizations – Collection
Social Studies (Grades 6-9)

Friday, November 27

9:00 AM: Illustrative Math Grade 6 Unit 6 Lesson 4/Illustrative Math  Grade 7 Unit 5 Lesson 8
Practice Solving Equations and Representing Situations with Equations/ Position, Speed,and Direction
Grade 6 video lesson preview  / Grade 7 video lesson preview
Math (Grade 6/Grade 7)

10:00 AM: Illustrative Math Grade 8 Unit 6 Lesson 3 / Illustrative Math  Algebra 1 Unit 7 Lesson 2
What a Point in a Scatter Plot Means / When and Why Do We Write Quadratic Equations
Grade 8 video lesson preview / Algebra 1 lesson preview
Math (Grade 8/Algebra 1)

11:00 AM: Autumnwatch New England, Episode 2
Explore New England culture and learn about leaf-changing science and see wildlife at night.
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: The Pilgrims: The Beaver Trade and Colonial New England
Seasonal Culture and Wildlife (Grades 6-12)

12:00 PM: Autumnwatch New England, Episode 3

Swirl into the world of maple syrup, discover the magic of caterpillars and learn more about the birds soaring across New England skies each fall.
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: The Pilgrims – Collection
Seasonal Culture and Wildlife (Grades 6-12)

1:00 PM: Autumnwatch New England, Episode 1
Discover how cranberries and pumpkins became fall fundamentals, see rare bird art and follow gangs of turkeys and nighttime critters.
A History of Thanksgiving
Seasonal Culture and Wildlife (Grades 6-12)

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