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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 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.
Related Resource
(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.
Related Resource
(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.
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(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.
Related Resource
(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.
Related Resource
(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.
Related Resource
(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.
Related Resource
(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.
Related Resource
(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.
Related Resource
(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.
Related Resource
(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.
Related Resource
(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.
Related Resource
(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.
Related Resource
(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.
Related Resource
(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.
Related Resource
(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.
Related Resource
(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.
Related Resource
(ELA, Grades 6-12)

12:30 -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.
Related Resource
(ELA, Grades 9-12)

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