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KSPS WORLD is broadcasting At-Home Learning programs for students grade 6-12 from 9:00am to 2:00pm PST daily, Monday through Friday through August 2020.

This programming is supplemented with additional resources from PBS LearningMedia. 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.

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KSPS WORLD AT-HOME LEARNING SCHEDULE AND SUPPORT MATERIALS

Schedules posted as soon as they are available.

Monday, August 10

  • 9 am:Ken Burns's Gene: An Intimate Story, Part 1
    A fascinating history of the human genome weaves together science and personal stories.
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    (Genetics, Grades 9-12)

  • 10 am:Ken Burns's Gene: An Intimate Story, Part 1 (Cont.)
    A fascinating history of the human genome weaves together science and personal stories.
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    (Genetics, Grades 9-12)

  • 11 am:Ken Burns's Gene: An Intimate Story, Part 2
    Geneticists wrestle with the moral implications of groundbreaking new technologies that offer both promise and peril.
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    (Genetics, Grades 9-12)

  • 12 pm:Ken Burns's Gene: An Intimate Story, Part 2 (Cont.)
    Geneticists wrestle with the moral implications of groundbreaking new technologies that offer both promise and peril.
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    (Genetics, Grades 9-12)

  • 1 pm:American Experience: Test Tube Babies
    Test Tube Babies tells the story of doctors, researchers, and hopeful couples who pushed the limits of science and triggered a technological revolution in human reproduction.
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    (Genetics, Grades 9-12)

Tuesday, August 11

  • 9 am:NOVA: Cat Tales
    Cats have been worshiped as gods, condemned as demons, and spun into a stunning array of breeds, but did we ever really domesticate them?
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    (Science, Grades 6-8)

  • 10 am:Changing Seas: Maug's Caldera: A Natural Laboratory
    Explore vents from an ancient volcano that emits CO2 at levels that can be expected in the world’s oceans by the end of the century, making these waters a natural laboratory for scientists studying the impacts of ocean acidification on coral reefs.
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    (Science, Grades 6-12)

  • 10:30 am:Changing Seas: Seagrasses and Mangroves
    Examine the important role seagrasses and mangroves play in the ocean’s web of life. Both are in decline globally today, threatening an ecosystem collapse from the bottom of the food chain all the way to the top.
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    (Science, Grades 6-12)

  • 11 am:John Lewis: Get in the Way
    Follow the journey of civil rights hero, congressman, and human rights champion John Lewis.
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    (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

  • 12 pm: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.
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    (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

  • 1 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.
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    (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

Wednesday, August 12

  • 9 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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    (Supporting Claims with Evidence, Grades 6-12)

  • 10 am:History Detectives
    The detectives investigate questions about Mussolini's dagger, Warner Brothers cartoons, and Galvez papers.
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    (Supporting Claims with Evidence, Grades 6-8)

  • 11 am:American Experience: The Fight
    On June 22, 1938, 70,000 fans crammed into Yankee Stadium to watch what some have called the "most important sporting event in history"—the rematch between African American heavyweight Joe Louis and his German opponent, Max Schmeling.
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    (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

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

  • 1 pm:Ken Burns's The Roosevelts, Episode 4: The Storm (1920-1933)
    In the 1920s, the Great War is over, Woodrow Wilson is ill, and the American public is weary of domestic reform and events overseas.
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    (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

Thursday, August 13

  • 9 am:NOVA: Cuba’s Cancer Hope
    When the U.S. trade embargo left Cuba isolated from medical resources, Cuban scientists developed their own biotech industry—and promising lung cancer vaccines.
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    (Health, Grades 6-12)

  • 10 am:NOVA: The Truth About Fat
    Explore scientists' new understandings about fat and its role in hormone production, hunger, and even pregnancy.
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    (Health, Grades 6-8)

  • 11 am:Blood Sugar Rising
    Explore the history and science of diabetes, which affects 100 million Americans and costs over $350 billion annually.
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    (Health, Grades 6-12)

  • 12 pm:Blood Sugar Rising (Cont.)
    Explore the history and science of diabetes, which affects 100 million Americans and costs over $350 billion annually.
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    (Health, Grades 6-12)

  • 1 pm:American Experience: The Polio Crusade
    The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
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    (Health, Grades 9-12)

Friday, August 14

  • 9 am:SciGirls: Aquabots
    Akina and friends dive into underwater robotics at the U.S. Naval Academy, building a "Sea Perch" ROV to investigate artificial oyster reefs in Chesapeake Bay.
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    (Engineering, Grades 6-8)

  • 9:30 am:Insecta: Science That Stings
    Join leading insect scientists as they study the often unseen world surrounding us, investigating the painful stings and fascinating science behind a variety of bugs.
    (Engineering, Grades 6-12)

  • 10 am:Spy in the Wild: A Nature Miniseries, Season 2: 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.
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    (Science, Grades 6-8)

  • 11 am:American Creed
    Condoleezza Rice and David M. Kennedy cross party lines to ask what ideals we share. Stories of unlikely activists—including baseball's Joe Maddon and Marine Tegan Griffith—show communities striving to come together across divides.
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    (Public Affairs, Grades 7-12)

  • 12 pm:Dolores
    Dolores Huerta's fascinating life—from the fearless young woman confronting Teamsters on violent picket lines to the activist grandmother nearly beaten to death by a San Francisco police squad—was overshadowed by the legacy of César Chávez.
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    (Civics, Grades 6-12)

  • 1 pm:Dolores (Cont.)
    Dolores Huerta's fascinating life—from the fearless young woman confronting Teamsters on violent picket lines to the activist grandmother nearly beaten to death by a San Francisco police squad—was overshadowed by the legacy of César Chávez.
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    (Civics, Grades 6-12)

Monday, August 17

  • 9 am:Follow the Water
    Join photographer and author Michael Forsberg and filmmaker Pete Stegen as they follow a mythical drop of water 1,300 miles through three different states and journey through the Platte Basin watershed.
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    (Water Management, 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?
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    (Water Management, Grades 6-12)

  • 11 am:H20: The Molecule That Made Us, Episode 2: Civilizations
    Travel into the past to see how water may have driven our own evolution—and created civilizations.
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    (Water Management, Grades 6-12)

  • 12 pm:H20: The Molecule That Made Us, Episode 3: Crisis
    Earth’s changing water cycle—and a globalized movement toward water for profit—is forcing changes in humans’ reliance on water.
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    (Water Management, Grades 6-12)

  • 1 pm:AmEx: 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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    (Water Management, Grades 9-12)

Tuesday, August 18

  • 9 am:Nature: Okavango: River of Dreams: Paradise
    Explore the landscape and wildlife of the Upper Okavango River, where the deep water shows elephants swimming and carving channels through the reeds and papyrus, setting small birds afloat to drift past hippos and crocodiles.
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    (Science, Grades 6-8)

  • 10 am:Kingdoms of the Sky: Andes
    Experience the astonishing natural life found in the world’s longest mountain range, where pumas hunt guanaco, shape-shifting frogs hide in remote cloud forests, and descendants of the Inca build bridges of grass.
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    (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

  • 11 am:Native America, Episode 1: From Caves to Cosmos
    New evidence indicates that the very first Americans spent millennia developing their unique culture and beliefs as a single community before spreading rapidly across North and South America.
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    (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

  • 12 pm:Ken Burns's 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.
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    (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

  • 1 pm:Ken Burns's 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.
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    (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

Wednesday, August 19

  • 9 am:Nature: Okavango: River of Dreams: Limbo
    Explore the landscape and wildlife of the "Middle River," the delta of the Okavango River.
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    (Science, Grades 6-8)

  • 10 am:Food: Kingdoms of the Sky: Himalaya
    Witness the extraordinary wildlife and remarkable people of Earth’s highest mountain range, where Tibetan monks perform ancient rituals, snow leopards prowl the mountainsides, and bizarre snub-nosed monkeys survive in frozen forests.
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    (Science, Grades 6-12)

  • 11 am:Native America, Episode 2: Nature to Nations
    An exploration of the rise of great American nations, from a history of monarchies to modern democracy.
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    (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

  • 12 pm: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. When Germany invades Poland on September 2, 1939, everything changes.
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    (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

  • 1 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. When Germany invades Poland on September 2, 1939, everything changes.
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    (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

Thursday, August 20

  • 9 am:Nature: Okavango: River of Dreams: Inferno
    Discover the landscape and wildlife of the Lower Okavango River, where the land is baked dry by the scorching Sun and large herds of zebra and wildebeest migrate to the dry plains in search of the precious salt that these animals need.
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    (Science, Grades 6-8)

  • 10 am:The Rockies: Kingdoms of the Sky
    Experience the amazing wildlife and remarkable people who inhabit this 3,000-mile mountain range, home to cougars, wolverines, wolves, and grizzlies. Daredevil wingsuit flyers jump from high peaks, and Native Americans compete in breakneck horse races.
    (Science, Grades 6-8)

  • 11 am:Boss: The Black Experience in Business
    Learn about the untold story of African American entrepreneurship, where skill, industriousness, ingenuity, and sheer courage in the face of overwhelming odds provide the backbone of this nation’s economic and social growth.
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    (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)

  • 11 am:Boss: The Black Experience in Business (Cont.)
    Learn about the untold story of African American entrepreneurship, where skill, industriousness, ingenuity, and sheer courage in the face of overwhelming odds provide the backbone of this nation’s economic and social growth.
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    (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)

  • 1 pm: Native America, Episode 3: Cities of the Sky
    Explore the creation of some of the ancient world’s largest and most splendid cities.
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    (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

Friday, August 21

  • 9 am:SciGirls: Habitat Havoc
    Budding naturalist Lea and her SciGirl pals investigate what the non-native Canary Island Palm does to San Diego habitats, then recruit their classmates to plant a native butterfly garden in their local wildlife area.
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    (Supporting Claims with Evidence, Grades 6-8)

  • 9:30 am:SciGirls: Dolphin Dive
    Izzie, Serena, and Ceci bond with bottlenose dolphins and explore their behavior at the Dolphins Plus Research Center.
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    (Supporting Claims with Evidence, Grades 6-8)

  • 10 am:History Detectives
    The detectives investigate questions about a unique Navajo rug, the first baby incubators, and some historical photos.
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    (Supporting Claims with Evidence, Grades 6-12)

  • 11 am:Inventing Tomorrow (90 mins.)
    Teenage innovators prepare solutions to the world's environmental threats for presentation at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
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    (Science / Engineering, Grades 9-12)

  • 12:30 pm:American Masters: Norman Lear (90 mins.)
    Discover how the prolific creator of All in the Family, The Jeffersons, and Good Times effected social change through his groundbreaking sitcoms and activism.
    (ELA, Grades 6-12)

PREVIOUS PROGRAMS AND SUPPORT MATERIALS

Monday, August 3

  • 9 am:The Farthest — Voyager in Space
    Launched in 1977, NASA's epic Voyager missions revolutionized our understanding of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and their spectacular moons and rings and ushered humanity into the interstellar age.
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    (Science Exploration, Grades 6-8)

  • 10 am:The Farthest — Voyager in Space (Cont.)
    Launched in 1977, NASA's epic Voyager missions revolutionized our understanding of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and their spectacular moons and rings and ushered humanity into the interstellar age.
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    (Science Exploration, Grades 6-8)

  • 11 am: NOVA: Pluto and Beyond
    Join the mission as the New Horizons spacecraft attempts to fly by NASA's most distant target yet.
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    (Science Exploration, Grades 6-8)

  • 12 pm: American Experience: Sealab
    The Sealab project was the brainchild of a country doctor turned naval pioneer who dreamed of pushing the limits of ocean exploration in the same way NASA was pushing the limits of space exploration.
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    (Science Exploration, Grades 6-12)

  • 1 pm: American Experience: The Greely Expedition
    In 1881, 25 men sailed from St. John's, Newfoundland, toward Lady Franklin Bay in the high Arctic to collect scientific data. Three years later, six survivors returned, with a story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny, and cannibalism.
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    (Science Exploration, Grades 9-12)

Tuesday, August 4

  • 9 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.
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    (Science, Grades 6-8)

  • 10 am:Nature: Nature's Miniature Miracles
    This film tells the epic survival stories of the world's smallest animals, from a tiny sengi, the "cheetah" of the shrew world, to a small shark that walks on land.
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    (Science, Grades 6-12)

  • 11 am:Latino Americans, Episode 4: The New Latinos (1946-1965)
    Learn about increasing immigration from Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic that stretches from the post-World War II years into the early 1960s, as the new arrivals seek economic opportunities.
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    (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

  • 12 pm:Latino Americans, Episode 5: Prejudice and Pride (1965-1980)
    In the 1960s and 1970s, a generation of Mexican Americans, frustrated by persistent discrimination and poverty, finds a new way forward through social action and the building of a new "Chicano" identity.
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    (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

  • 1 pm:Latino Americans, Episode 6: Peril and Promise (1980-2000)
    Learn about the second wave of Cubans arriving in Miami during the Mariel exodus and the hundreds of thousands of Central Americans fleeing civil wars, death squads, and unrest to head north.
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    (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

Wednesday, August 5

  • 9 am:NOVA: Inside Animal Minds: Who's the Smartest?
    Could the skills required to keep track of friend and foe make animals smarter? To find out, go inside the social lives of the smartest animals on the planet.
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    (Evidence-Supported Claims, Grades 6-8)

  • 10 am:History Detectives
    The history detectives investigate whether a wooden airplane propeller is an important piece of American military history, a letter from Clara Barton, and an object related to Teddy Roosevelt's run for presidency.
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    (Evidence-Supported Claims, Grades 6-12)

  • 11 am:Civilizations, Episode 3: God and Art
    Consider how religion has inspired art and how art has inspired divine representation.
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    (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

  • 12 pm:Civilizations, Episode 4: Encounters
    See how art became the great interface when distant cultures met for the first time.
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    (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

  • 1 pm:Civilizations, Episode 5: Renaissances
    Travel east and west—to Renaissance Italy and to the contemporaneous Islamic empires.
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    (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

Thursday, August 6

  • 9 am:NOVA: Polar Extremes
    Join renowned paleontologist Kirk Johnson on an epic adventure through time at the polar extremes of our planet.
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    (Impacts of a Changing Climate, Grades 6-12)

  • 10 am:NOVA: Polar Extremes (Cont.)
    Join renowned paleontologist Kirk Johnson on an epic adventure through time at the polar extremes of our planet.
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    (Impacts of a Changing Climate, Grades 6-12)

  • 11 am:Changing Seas: Galápagos: Windows into the Future
    The unique oceanic conditions of the Galápagos Islands serve as a perfect natural laboratory to study how climate change may impact corals in the future.
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    (Impacts of a Changing Climate, Grades 6-12)

  • 11:30 am:Changing Seas: The Fate of Carbon
    Learn how the recent increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is affecting the oceans and impacting sensitive ecosystems through a process called ocean acidification.
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    (Impacts of a Changing Climate, Grades 6-12)

  • 12 pm:Frontline: Fire in Paradise
    With accounts from survivors and first responders, this documentary tells the inside story of the most destructive fire in California’s history, its causes, and the impact of climate change.
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    (Impacts of a Changing Climate, Grades 9-12)

  • 1 pm:Nature: Yosemite
    Join scientists and adventurers to investigate how changing weather patterns are affecting one of America's greatest wildernesses.
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    (Impacts of a Changing Climate, Grades 6-12)

Friday, August 7

  • 9 am:NOVA: Building the Great Cathedrals
    Discover how medieval builders, drawing from hidden formulas in the Bible itself, reached such spectacular heights.
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    (Engineering, Grades 6-8)

  • 10 am:Genius by Stephen Hawking: Where Are We?
    Join renowned scientist Stephen Hawking as he challenges three ordinary people to measure Earth, the solar system, and even the universe—and find our true place in the cosmos.
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    (Science, Grades 6-12)

  • 11 am:Shakespeare Uncovered: "Julius Caesar" with Brian Cox
    Brian Cox explores Julius Caesar, a play about a free republic's fall into corruption.
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    (ELA, Grades 8-12)

  • 12 pm:Great Performances: Julius Caesar
    Experience Shakespeare as never before in an all-female production from the Donmar Warehouse set in prison.
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    (ELA, Grades 8-12)

  • 1 pm:Great Performances: Julius Caesar
    Experience Shakespeare as never before in an all-female production from the Donmar Warehouse set in prison.
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    (ELA, Grades 8-12)

Monday, July 27

  • 9 am:Ancient Skies: Gods and Monsters
    Discover how centuries of knowledge, experimentation, and engineering helped our ancestors understand the mysteries of space.
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    (History of Astronomy, Grades 6-12)

  • 10 am:Ancient Skies: Finding the Center
    Follow the story of Earth as it takes shape and a place in the cosmos in the minds of great astronomers and scientists, including Ptolemy, Copernicus, and Galileo.
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    (History of Astronomy, Grades 6-12)

  • 11 am:Ancient Skies: Our Place in the Universe
    Track major changes in scientific understanding that help identify the missing pieces required for an accurate model of our universe.
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    (History of Astronomy, Grades 6-12)

  • 12 pm:Secrets of the Dead: Galileo’s Moon
    Using observations of Earth's moons and Jupiter's moons, Galileo's "Sidereus Nuncius" proves Earth is not the center of the universe.
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    (History of Astronomy, Grades 3-12)

  • 1 pm:Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World, Episode 5: The Rocket
    Blast off into history to see how rockets originated not in the sky, but in a cave.
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    (Social Studies, Grades 7-12)

Tuesday, July 28

  • 9 am:Nature: Snowbound: Animals of Winter
    Travel across the snow globe with wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan to meet animal survivors of winter, from the penguins of Antarctica, to the Arctic fox, to the bison of Yellowstone.
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    (Science, Grades 6-8)

  • 10 am:NOVA: Inside Animal Minds: Bird Genius
    See evidence that scientists have uncovered about how animals understand the world around them, their problem-solving abilities, and the complexity of their powers of communication and even of their emotions.
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    (Science, Grades 6-8)

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

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

  • 1 pm:American Experience: Surviving the Dust Bowl
    Surviving the Dust Bowl is the remarkable story of the determined people who clung to their homes and way of life, enduring drought, dust, disease—even death—for nearly a decade.
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    (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)

Wednesday, July 29

  • 9 am:Changing Seas: Creatures of the Deep
    New research sheds light on the lives of little-known animals that spend their entire lives in the Gulf of Mexico's cold, deep waters.
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    (Science, Grades 6-8)

  • 9:30 am:SciGirls: Horsing Around
    Four girls design a set of experiments for three horses that quantify their fitness, stride length, and conformation, and devise a test to measure how smoothly each horse moves.
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    (Science, Grades 6-8)

  • 10 am:NOVA: Look Who's Driving
    Find out how driverless cars work, how they may change the way we live, and whether we will ever be able to entrust them with our lives.
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    (Engineering, Grades 9-12)

  • 11 am:Ken Burns's The Roosevelts, Episode 2: 1901-1910, In the Arena
    After William McKinley's assassination, Theodore Roosevelt arrives in Washington in 1901 as the youngest president of the United States.
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    (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

  • 12 pm:Ken Burns's The Roosevelts, Episode 2: 1901-1910, In the Arena (Cont.)
    After William McKinley's assassination, Theodore Roosevelt arrives in Washington in 1901 as the youngest president of the United States.
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    (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

  • 1 pm:Summoned: Frances Perkins and the General Welfare
    In the depths of the Great Depression, Franklin Roosevelt appointed Frances Perkins as the first woman in a presidential cabinet. Against overwhelming odds, she became the driving force behind Social Security, the 40-hour workweek, the 8-hour day, minimum wage, and unemployment compensation.
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    (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

Thursday, July 30

  • 9 am:NOVA: Inside Animal Minds: Dogs & Super Senses
    Discover how animals use their senses in ways we humans can barely imagine.
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    (Evidence-Supported Claims, Grades 6-8)

  • 10 am:History Detectives
    The history detectives investigate whether a 1959 transistor radio is the oldest in existence, a Vietnam War diary, and a movie company ledger.
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    (Evidence-Supported Claims, Grades 6-12)

  • 11 am:History Detectives
    The history detectives investigate whether a portable projection screen was used to show President John F. Kennedy the aerial spy photos that helped him resolve the Cuban Missile Crisis.
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    (Evidence-Supported Claims, Grades 9-12)

  • 12 pm:American Experience: Triangle Fire
    The 1911 fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York's Greenwich Village resulted in legislation ensuring the most comprehensive workplace safety laws in the United States.
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    (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)

  • 1 pm:In Their Own Words: Muhammad Ali
    Follow Muhammad Ali's rise from Columbia Gym in Louisville, Kentucky, to international fame as he transcended his great athletic achievements to become one of the most influential Americans of his time.
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    (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

Friday, July 31

  • 9 am:American Experience: Influenza 1918
    It was the worst epidemic in American history, killing over 600,000—until it disappeared as mysteriously as it had begun.
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    (In the News, 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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    (In the News, Grades 9-12)

  • 11 am:The Talk: Race in America
    This documentary film chronicles how families of color protect their children's lives with "The Talk," which explains what to do and how to behave if you are stopped by the police.
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    (Public Affairs, Grades 9-12)

  • 12 pm:The Talk: Race in America (Cont.)
    This documentary film chronicles how families of color protect their children's lives with "The Talk," which explains what to do and how to behave if you are stopped by the police.
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    (Public Affairs, Grades 9-12)

  • 1 pm:The Great American Read: Who Am I?
    Explore the ways that America's best-loved novels answer the age-old question, "Who am I?" From life lessons to spiritual journeys, these books help us understand our own identities and find our place in the world.
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    (ELA, Grades 6-12)

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.
    Related Resource
    (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)

Thursday, July 2

  • 9 am:NOVA: The Impossible Flight
    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.
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    (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.
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    (Engineering, Grades 6-12)

  • 11 am:The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, Episode 1: The Black Atlantic (1500-1800)
    Examine the earliest Africans, both slave and free; the emergence of plantation slavery in the American South; and freedom movements in the late 18th century.
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    (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

  • 12 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.
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    (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

  • 1 pm:Summoned: Frances Perkins and the General Welfare
    As Americans struggled during the Great Depression, President Roosevelt appointed Frances Perkins to create a social safety net—establishing a system that continues to shape the lives of Americans today.
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    (Social Studies, Grades 8-12)

Friday, July 3

  • 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.
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    (Science, Grades 6-8)

  • 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?
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    (Science, Grades 6-8)

  • 11 am:The Great American Read: Heroes
    Follow the trials and tribulations of some of literature's favorite protagonists. From Katniss Everdeen to Don Quixote, examine how everyday heroes and anti-heroes find their inner strength, overcome challenges, and rise to the occasion.
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    (ELA, Grades 6-12)

  • 12 pm:Great Performances: Julius Caesar
    Experience Shakespeare as never before in an all-female production from the Donmar Warehouse set in prison.
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    (ELA, Grades 8-12)

  • 1 pm:Great Performances: Julius Caesar
    Experience Shakespeare as never before in an all-female production from the Donmar Warehouse set in prison.
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    (ELA, Grades 8-12)