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As schools across our region are closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Northwest Public Broadcasting and WGBH is partnering to  broadcast At-Home Learning programs for students grade 6-12 from 9:00am to 2:00pm daily, Monday through Friday.

The new broadcast programming is 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, June 29

9 am: Nature: Super Cats: Cats in Every Corner
Discover how cats have conquered the world, thriving in almost every landscape on Earth, from fishing cats in the wetlands of Asia, to a pregnant jaguar in Costa Rica, to margays in Central American treetops, to a swamp tiger on the Indian shore.
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(Science, Grades 6-12)

10 am: Get the Math 2.0
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)

10:30 am: SciGirls: Turtle Mania
With Annie and her friends, Izzie straps on her waders to make a local wetland more attractive to turtles.
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(Science & Engineering, Grades 6-8)

11 am: American Experience: The Man Who Tried to Feed the World
Norman Borlaug not only solved India’s famine problem but also went on to lead a “Green Revolution” of worldwide agriculture programs—saving countless lives—and received the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize for his work.
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(Social Studies, Grades 9-12)

12 pm: Latino Americans, Episode 1: Foreigners in Their Own Land (1565-1880)
One hundred years after Columbus’s arrival in the Caribbean, Spanish conquistadors and priests push into North America in search of gold and to spread Catholicism.
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(Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

1 pm: The Lavender Scare
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)

Tuesday, June 30

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

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

11 am: Ken Burns’ The Vietnam War, Episode 4: Resolve (January 1966-June 1967)
Defying American airpower, North Vietnamese troops and materials stream down the Ho Chi Minh Trail into the South, while Saigon struggles to “pacify the countryside.”
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(Social Studies, Grades 9-12)

12 pm: Ken Burns’ The Vietnam War, Episode 4: Resolve (January 1966-June 1967) (Cont.)
Defying American airpower, North Vietnamese troops and materials stream down the Ho Chi Minh Trail into the South, while Saigon struggles to “pacify the countryside.”
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(Social Studies, Grades 9-12)

1 pm: Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World, Episode 4: The Car
Go for a ride through the 9,000-year history of the car, from its roots in dogsleds to Henry Ford’s affordable and assembly-line-built Model T, and meet the scientists working on the next generation of self-driving automobiles.
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(Social Studies, Grades 8-12)

Wednesday, July 1

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

10 am: NOVA: Decoding COVID-19
The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has upended life as we know it. Join doctors on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 as they strategize to stop the spread and meet the researchers racing to develop treatments and vaccines.
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(Science & Society, Grades 9-12)

11 am: 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.
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(Social Studies, Grades 7-12)

12 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.
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(Social Studies, Grades 7-12)

1 pm: Africa’s Great Civilizations, Episode 1: Origins
Uncover the origins of man and early human society in Africa with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
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(Social Studies, Grades 6-9)