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.)

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Recipe for Success!

Monday, May 17

9:00 AM

NOVA: Hagia Sophia: Istanbul’s Ancient Mystery

Discover the engineering secrets of Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia, one of the largest enclosed buildings in the world, and find out how it has survived dozens of earthquakes since it was built in 537 AD.

Building Wonders | Modeling for Earthquakes at Hagia Sophia

Engineering (Grades 6-12)

10:00 AM

SciGirls: Terrific Pacific (10-10:30 PM) / Changing Seas: Alien Invaders (10:30-11 am)

Chloe and her friends set sail on a SoCal citizen science cruise, working with marine scientists to collect data on the health of the Pacific Ocean and create a splashy conservation video for beach visitors. / In the waters of the western Atlantic and Caribbean, the lionfish, a voracious alien predator, has taken hold to be a major threat to biodiversity and the health of already stressed coral reef ecosystems.

SciGirls | Terrific Pacific: Observations/  //

Lesson plan – Invent your own device to battle invasive species | PBS NewsHour/

Science / Science (Grades 6-8) / (Grades 9-12)

11:00 AM

NOVA Wonders: Can We Make Life?

Discover the breakthroughs in genetic engineering enabling scientists to create and manipulate DNA as never before and find out if it’s possible to cure genetic diseases and bring extinct animals back to life.

Genetic Engineering to Prevent Extinctions | NOVA Wonders: Can We Make Life?

Science (Grades 9-12)

12:00 PM

Eyes on the Prize: The Keys to the Kingdom 1974-1980

Antidiscrimination legal rights gained in past decades by the civil rights movement are put to the test. In Boston, some whites violently resist a federal court school desegregation order. The Bakke Supreme Court case challenges affirmative action.

Civil Rights: Then and Now

Social Studies (Grades 9-12)

1:00 PM

Eyes on the Prize: Back to the Movement 1979-Mid 80s

Power and powerlessness. Miami’s black community-pummeled by urban renewal, a lack of jobs and police harassment-explodes in rioting. In Chicago, an unprecedented grassroots movement triumphs. Harold Washington becomes Chicago’s first black mayor.

Civil Rights: Then and Now

Social Studies (Grades 9-12)

Tuesday, May 18

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

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 4 / Illustrative Math Algebra 1: Unit 7, Lesson 9

Dividing Powers of Ten / Solving Quadratic Equations by Using Factored Form

Grade 8 video lesson preview / Algebra 1 lesson preview

Math (Grade 8 / Algebra 1)

11:00 AM

NOVA: Decoding the Great Pyramid

Stunning new archaeological evidence provides clues about the Egyptians who built the Great Pyramid of Giza—and how they did it.

Building the Pyramids of Ancient Egypt

Engineering (Grades 6-12)

12:00 PM

The Statue of Liberty

Trace the development of the monument—from its conception to its fascinating and often controversial construction to its final dedication—through interviews with a wide range of Americans, including former New York governor Mario Cuomo, the late congresswoman Barbara Jordan, and the late writers James Baldwin and Jerzy Kosinski.

Liberty and Slavery

Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

1:00 PM

American Experience: The Codebreaker

Discover the fascinating story of Elizebeth Smith Friedman, the groundbreaking cryptanalyst who helped bring down Al Capone and break up a Nazi spy ring in South America. Her work help lay the foundation for modern codebreaking today.

Battle of the Atlantic

Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

Wednesday, May 19

9:00 AM

Climate Change: The Facts

Learn about the impact of climate change (what could happen if global warming exceeded 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)

10:00 AM

Changing Seas: Toxic Algae: Complex Sources and Solutions (1-1:30 PM) / Changing Seas: The Future of Seafood (1:30-11 am)

Scientists investigate the cause of algae growth on Lake Okeechobee, once a source of fresh water for the region. / See how increasing fish production in a sustainable way may be a solution to increasing the seafood supply.

Algae Blooms Affect Great Lakes Drinking Water

Aquaponics: Reducing Impacts of Overfishing

Science (Grades 6-12) / (Grades 6-12)

11:00 AM

NOVA: Dead Sea Scroll Detectives

See how scientists are using new technologies to read the unreadable; solve mysteries that have endured for millennia; and even discover million-dollar fakes of the Dead Sea Scrolls, one of the greatest archeological finds of all time.

Using X-Ray Technology to Read the Unreadable | Dead Sea Scroll Detectives

Science (Grades 9-12)

12:00 PM

American Experience: Mr. Tornado

Pioneering meteorologist Ted Fujita transformed our understanding of tornados; his technological advancements saved lives and helped Americans prepare for and respond to dangerous weather phenomena.

Chasing Tornadoes

Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

1:00 PM

The Dictator’s Playbook: Saddam Hussein

Learn how Saddam Hussein ruled Iraq with an iron fist for almost 30 years. To maintain power, he used fear, intimidation, and violence like few others in history; however, he made the fatal mistake of believing his regime could take on the whole world.

George H.W. Bush – War in the Persian Gulf

Social Studies (Grades 9-12)

Thursday, May 20

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

NOVA: Bigger Than T. rex

Follow a twisting trail of clues, from a desert cave in Morocco to a German castle during World War II, to uncover the secrets of Spinosaurus, the biggest and most fearsome predator of all time.

NOVA scienceNOW: T. Rex Blood?

Science (Grades 6-8)

12:00 PM

Country Music: Will the Circle Be Unbroken? (1968-1972) (12-2PM)

With the Vietnam War intensifying, America is more divided than ever. Country music is not immune to the divisions.

Country Music and the Emergence of Modern America

Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

1:00 PM

Country Music: Will the Circle Be Unbroken? (1968-1972) (Cont.)

With the Vietnam War intensifying, America is more divided than ever. Country music is not immune to the divisions.

Country Music and the Emergence of Modern America

Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

Friday, May 21

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

Hemingway, Part 1

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s three-part, six-hour documentary series examines the visionary work and turbulent life of one of the greatest and most influential American writers—Ernest Hemingway.

Ken Burns in the Classroom: Hemingway

ELA

11:00 AM

Hemingway, Part 1

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s three-part, six-hour documentary series examines the visionary work and turbulent life of one of the greatest and most influential American writers—Ernest Hemingway.

Ken Burns in the Classroom: Hemingway

ELA

12:00 PM

Hemingway, Part 2

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s three-part, six-hour documentary series examines the visionary work and turbulent life of one of the greatest and most influential American writers—Ernest Hemingway.

Ken Burns in the Classroom: Hemingway

ELA

1:00 PM

Hemingway, Part 2

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s three-part, six-hour documentary series examines the visionary work and turbulent life of one of the greatest and most influential American writers—Ernest Hemingway.

Ken Burns in the Classroom: Hemingway

ELA

More Resources:

Ruff Ruffman Show (4-8 year old) STEM games, videos and hands-on activities 

OSPI: PBS LearningMedia Webinar