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Below, you'll find our daily programming schedule along with grab-and-go activities, lesson plans, and interactive lessons.

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KSPS WORLD AT-HOME LEARNING SCHEDULE AND SUPPORT MATERIALS

Program Schedules and Support Materials -- October 19 through October 23

Monday, October 19

9:00 AM: Life from Above: Moving Planet
From individual animals to powerful weather systems, get a new perspective on how our planet is constantly on the move.
NOVA: Earth From Space - Monitoring Earth's Water Vapor
Science (Grades 6-12)

10:00 AM: Nature: Undercover in the Jungl­e
Go on a journey to the untouched wilderness of biodiversity in the Amazon rain forest and meet some of the most incredible creatures—from pygmy marmosets to pumas—as the wild secrets of the jungle are revealed.
Field Research With Cameras
Science (Grades 6-8)

11:00 AM: Ken Burns's The War, Episode 7: A World Without War (Mar 1945-Sep 1945) (11 am-1:30 pm)
A few weeks after the death of President Roosevelt shocks the country, Germany surrenders. Meanwhile, American sailors, soldiers, and Marines endure the worst battle of the Pacific: Okinawa.
Ken Burns in the Classroom: The War - Collection
Social Studies (Grades 9-12)

12:00 PM: Ken Burns's The War, Episode 7: A World Without War (Mar 1945-Sep 1945) (Cont.)
A few weeks after the death of President Roosevelt shocks the country, Germany surrenders. Meanwhile, American sailors, soldiers, and Marines endure the worst battle of the Pacific: Okinawa.
Ken Burns in the Classroom: The War - Collection
Social Studies (Grades 9-12)

1:00 PM: Ken Burns's The War, Episode 7: A World Without War (Mar 1945-Sep 1945) (1-1:30) / The Future of America's Past: Transcontinental (1:30-2)
A few weeks after the death of President Roosevelt shocks the country, Germany surrenders. Meanwhile, American sailors, soldiers, and Marines endure the worst battle of the Pacific: Okinawa. / High in the Utah desert in 1869, a ceremonial golden spike marked the completion of the first transcontinental railroad.
Ken Burns in the Classroom: The War - Collection
Ken Burns in the Classroom: The West - Collection
Social Studies (Grades 9-12)/(Grades 6-12)

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

9:00 AM: Illustrative Math Grade 6: Unit 2, Lessons 3, 5 / Illustrative Math Grade 7: Unit 2, Lesson 4
Recipes and Defining Equivalent Ratios / Proportional Relationships and Equations
Grade 6 video lesson preview / Grade 7 video lesson preview
Math (Grade 6) / (Grade 7)

10:00 AM: Illustrative Math Grade 8: Unit 4, Lesson 3 / Illustrative Math Algebra 1: Unit 6, Lesson 1
Balanced Moves / A Different Kind of Change
Grade 8 video lesson preview / Algebra 1 lesson preview
Math (Grade 8) / (Algebra)

11:00 AM: American Experience: The Gilded Age
Meet the titans and barons of the glittering late 19th century, whose materialistic extravagance contrasted harshly with the poverty of the struggling workers who challenged them. The vast disparities between them sparked debates still raging today.
Ideologies of A Divided America: The Gilded Age
Social Studies (Grades 9-12)

12:00 PM: American Experience: The Gilded Age (Cont.)
Meet the titans and barons of the glittering late 19th century, whose materialistic extravagance contrasted harshly with the poverty of the struggling workers who challenged them. The vast disparities between them sparked debates still raging today.
Ideologies of A Divided America: The Gilded Age
Social Studies (Grades 9-12)

1:00 PM: American Experience: Emma Goldman
For nearly half a century, Russian emigrant Emma Goldman taunted the mainstream with her attacks on government, big business, and war; many admired Goldman for her defense of labor rights, women's emancipation, birth control, and free speech.
American Experience: Emma Goldman
Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

9:00 AM: SciGirls: Turtle Mania (9-9:30 am) / POV Shorts: Earthrise (9:30-10 am)
With Annie and her friends, Izzie straps on her waders to make a local wetland more attractive to turtles. / Hear the story of the first image captured of Earth from space in 1968, as told by the Apollo 8 astronauts.
Sci Girls: Turtle Mania
Finding Water on the Lunar Surface: Back to the Moon
Engineering /Science (Grades 6-8) / (Grades 6-12)

10:00 AM: NOVA: Prediction by the Numbers
With the explosion of digital technology, the Internet, and “big data,” the science of forecasting is flourishing, but why do some predictions succeed spectacularly while others fail abysmally? And how can we find meaningful patterns amid chaos and uncertainty?
P Value as a Benchmark in Experimental Research Prediction
Math (Grades 9-12)

11:00 AM: Cities of Light: The Rise and Fall of Islamic Spain (11 am-1 pm)
Take an epic journey into one of the most captivating periods of world history: a centuries-long period when Muslims, Christians, and Jews inhabited the same far corner of Western Europe.
Global Connections: The Middle East
Social Studies (Grades 9-12)

12:00 PM: Cities of Light: The Rise and Fall of Islamic Spain (Cont.)
Take an epic journey into one of the most captivating periods of world history: a centuries-long period when Muslims, Christians, and Jews inhabited the same far corner of Western Europe.
Global Connections: The Middle East
Social Studies (Grades 9-12)

1:00 PM: History Detectives: Four Stories About America's Beginnings
History Detectives tells four stories of America's beginnings.
Liberty: The American Revolution - The Road to Revolution Game
Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

Thursday, October 22, 2020

9:00 AM: Illustrative Math Grade 6: Unit 2 Lesson 6/ Illustrative Math Grade 7: Unit 2 Lesson 6
Introducing Double Number Line Diagrams/ Using Equations to Solve Problems
Grade 6 video lesson preview / Grade 7 video lesson preview
Math (Grade 6) / (Grade 7)

10:00 AM: Illustrative Math Grade 8: Unit 4, Lesson 4,5
Illustrative Math Algebra 1: Unit 6, Lesson 2
More Balanced Moves/ How Does it Change?
Grade 8 video lesson preview / Algebra 1 lesson preview
Math (Grade 8) / (Algebra)

11:00 AM: The Story of China with Michael Wood: Ancestors / Silk Roads and China Ships
Traveling from the Silk Road to the Yellow Sea, Michael Wood explores the history of the world's newest superpower.
The Story of China: Silk Roads and Trade
Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

12:00 PM: The Story of China with Michael Wood: Ancestors / Silk Roads and China Ships (Cont.)
Traveling from the Silk Road to the Yellow Sea, Michael Wood explores the history of the world's newest superpower.
The Story of China: The Silk Roads and Trade
Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

1:00 PM: History Detectives: Loyalist or Patriot?
Loyalist or patriot? What can the notes in a 1775 almanac tell us about how the revolution may have strained family ties? Do these phonograph records called “Get Thin to Music” reveal Jack Lalanne, the media exercise guru of the 1920s? Did NASA unwittingly transport Andy Warhol’s art to the moon?
Mount Vernon - Collection
Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

Friday, October 23, 2020

9:00 AM: Illustrative Math Grade 6: Unit 2, Lessons 3, 5 / Illustrative Math Grade 7: Unit 2, Lesson 4
Recipes and Defining Equivalent Ratios / Proportional Relationships and Equations
Grade 6 video lesson preview / Grade 7 video lesson preview
Math (Grade 6) / (Grade 7)

10:00 AM: Illustrative Math Grade 8: Unit 4, Lesson 3 / Illustrative Math Algebra 1: Unit 6, Lesson 1
Balanced Moves / A Different Kind of Change
Grade 8 video lesson preview / Algebra 1 lesson preview
Math (Grade 8) / (Algebra)

11:00 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.
FRONTLINE: Police Reform
Public Affairs (Grades 9-12)

12:00 PM: 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.
FRONTLINE: Police Reform
Public Affairs (Grades 9-12)

1:00 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.
The Great American Read - Collection
ELA (Grade 6-12)

PREVIOUS PROGRAMS AND SUPPORT MATERIALS

Monday, October 12, 2020

9 am: NOVA: Black Hole Apocalypse

Join astrophysicist Janna Levin on a mind-bending journey to the frontiers of black hole research.

NOVA: Black Hole Apocalypse

Science

(Grades 6-12)

10 am: NOVA: Black Hole Apocalypse (Cont.)

Discover how scientists may soon be able to "see" a black hole and are discovering new clues to the strangest and most extreme objects in the universe.

NOVA: Black Hole Apocalypse

Science

(Grades 6-12)

11 am: Asian Americans, Episode 4: Generation Rising

During a time of war and social tumult, a young generation fights for equality in the fields, on campuses, and in the culture and claims a new identity: Asian Americans.

Asian Americans - Collection

Social Studies

(Grades 7-12)

12 pm: Ken Burns's The War, Episode 3: A Deadly Calling (Nov 1943-Jun 1944)

In Italy, Allied forces are stalled in the mountains south of Rome, unable to break through the German lines at Monte Cassino. The killing goes on all winter and spring as the enemy manages to fight off repeated Allied attacks.

Ken Burns in the Classroom: The War - Collection

Social Studies

(Grades 9-12)

1 pm: Ken Burns's The War, Episode 3: A Deadly Calling (Nov 1943-Jun 1944)(Cont.)

In Italy, Allied forces are stalled in the mountains south of Rome, unable to break through the German lines at Monte Cassino. The killing goes on all winter and spring as the enemy manages to fight off repeated Allied attacks.

Ken Burns in the Classroom: The War - Collection

Social Studies

(Grades 9-12)

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

9 am: SuperNature: Wild Flyers: Defying Gravity

Explore the basic principles of flight to understand how animals become airborne, and see the special techniques each creature uses to overcome gravity.

When Insects First Flew

Science

(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?

A River in the Sky: H2O The Molecule That Made Us

Science

(Grades 6-12)

11 am: Poetry in America: To Prisoners (11-11:30 am) /Ken Burns's The War, Episode 4: Pride of Our Nation (Jun 1944-Aug 1944) (11:30 am-2 pm)

Learn from Senator John McCain, playwright and activist Anna Deavere Smith, poets Reginald Dwayne Betts and Li-Young Lee, host Elisa New, and four exonerated prisoners about poetry's special resonance for those behind bars. / In the early hours of June 6, 1944, D-Day, the invasion of France begins. It is the bloodiest day in American history since the Civil War, and the Allies succeed in tearing a 45-mile gap in Hitler's vaunted Atlantic Wall.

Brooks: To Prisoners

Ken Burns in the Classroom: The War - Collection

Social Studies

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

12 pm: Ken Burns's The War, Episode 4: Pride of Our Nation (Jun 1944-Aug 1944) (Cont.)

In the early hours of June 6, 1944, D-Day, the invasion of France begins. It is the bloodiest day in American history since the Civil War, and the Allies succeed in tearing a 45-mile gap in Hitler's vaunted Atlantic Wall.

Ken Burns in the Classroom: The War - Collection

Social Studies

(Grades 9-12)

1 pm: Ken Burns's The War, Episode 4: Pride of Our Nation (Jun 1944-Aug 1944) (Cont.)

In the early hours of June 6, 1944, D-Day, the invasion of France begins. It is the bloodiest day in American history since the Civil War, and the Allies succeed in tearing a 45-mile gap in Hitler's vaunted Atlantic Wall.

Ken Burns in the Classroom: The War - Collection

Social Studies

(Grades 9-12)

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

9 am: SuperNature: Wild Flyers: Masters of the Sky

Many animals take to the skies for a split second, but to stay there, the planet’s strongest flyers have to push the laws of physics right to the edge. Explore the extremes of true flight: power, acceleration, top speed, maneuverability, and endurance.

Peregrine Falcon Adaptations: World's Fastest Animal

Science

(Grades 6-12)

10 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.

Impacts of Water Management: H2O, The Molecule That Made Us

Science

(Grades 6-12)

11 am: Poetry in America: Whitman(11-11:30 am)/Ken Burns's The War, Episode 5: FUBAR (Sep 1944-Dec 1944) (11:30 am -2 pm)

Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, playwright Tony Kushner, and poets Mark Doty and Marilyn Chin celebrate the work of Walt Whitman. / By September 1944 on the Western Front, American and British troops mass on the German border; Allied commanders gamble on a risky scheme to drop airborne troops behind enemy lines; and, in the Pacific, General MacArthur is poised to invade the Philippines.

Ken Burns in the Classroom: The War - Collection

Social Studies

(Grades 6-12)

12 pm: Ken Burns's The War, Episode 5: FUBAR (Sep 1944-Dec 1944)(Cont.)

By September 1944 on the Western Front, American and British troops mass on the German border; Allied commanders gamble on a risky scheme to drop airborne troops behind enemy lines; and, in the Pacific, General MacArthur is poised to invade the Philippines.

Ken Burns in the Classroom: The War - Collection

Social Studies

(Grades 9-12)

1 pm: Ken Burns's The War, Episode 5: FUBAR (Sep 1944-Dec 1944)(Cont.)

By September 1944 on the Western Front, American and British troops mass on the German border; Allied commanders gamble on a risky scheme to drop airborne troops behind enemy lines; and, in the Pacific, General MacArthur is poised to invade the Philippines.

Ken Burns in the Classroom: The War - Collection

Social Studies

(Grades 9-12)

Thursday, October 15, 2020

9 am: SuperNature: Wild Flyers: Crowded Skies

The sky is a crowded world where survival depends not only on beating gravity or mastering flight, but also on outflying the competition.

Peregrine Falcon Adaptations: World's Fastest Animal

Science

(Grades 6-12)

10 am: H20: The Molecule That Made Us, Episode 2: Civilizations

Earth’s changing water cycle—and a globalized movement toward water for profit—is forcing changes in humans’ reliance on water.

Disappearing Groundwater: H2O, The Molecule That Made Us

Science

(Grades 6-12)

11 am: Secrets of the Dead: Hannibal in the Alps

Follow a team of experts as they solve the enduring mystery of exactly where Hannibal and his troops crossed the Alps to launch a surprise attack on Rome.

War and Civilization: Crash Course World History

Social Studies

(Grades 7-12)

12 pm: Ken Burns's The War, Episode 6: The Ghost Front (Dec 1944-Mar 1945)

After three years of fighting, bad news from the War Department seems endless, and Hitler launches a counterattack in the Ardennes forest of Belgium and Luxembourg.

Ken Burns in the Classroom: The War - Collection

Social Studies

(Grades 9-12)

1 pm: Ken Burns's The War, Episode 6: The Ghost Front (Dec 1944-Mar 1945) (Cont.)

After three years of fighting, bad news from the War Department seems endless, and Hitler launches a counterattack in the Ardennes forest of Belgium and Luxembourg.

Ken Burns in the Classroom: The War - Collection

Social Studies

(Grades 9-12)

Friday, October 16, 2020

9 am: Spy in the Wild 2: A Nature Miniseries: The Poles

Robotic spy creatures meet and observe the hardiest and most charismatic animals in the Arctic and Antarctic circles.

Engineering Robotic Cameras to Observe Animals in Nature

Science

(Grades 6-8)

10 am: Genius by Stephen Hawking: What Are We?

Join Stephen Hawking as he challenges three ordinary people to find out what we really are and how we may have evolved.

Cells

Science

(Grades 6-12)

11 am: Unladylike2020: Unsung Women Who Changed America

Explore the stories of pioneering women in American politics who advocated for suffrage and civil rights over 100 years ago, including the first women in the U.S. Congress and state senate and a cofounder of the NAACP.

The Great War: Alice Paul and Women's Suffrage | American Experience

ELA

(Grades 6-9)

12 pm: American Masters: Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/ Feeling Heart (120 min)

Explore the life and work of the A Raisin in the Sun playwright and activist, who played a significant role in the civil rights movement. LaTanya Richardson Jackson narrates. Anika Noni Rose is the voice of Lorraine Hansberry.

Lorraine Hansberry | American Masters

ELA

(Grades 6-12)

1 pm: American Masters: Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/ Feeling Heart (Cont.)

Explore the life and work of the A Raisin in the Sun playwright and activist, who played a significant role in the civil rights movement. LaTanya Richardson Jackson narrates. Anika Noni Rose is the voice of Lorraine Hansberry.

Lorraine Hansberry | American Masters

ELA

(Grades 6-12)

Monday, October 5, 2020

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

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

11 am: Ken Burns's The Roosevelts, Episode 7: A Strong and Active Faith (1944-1962)
President Roosevelt wins reelection but succumbs to a cerebral hemorrhage at age 63; after his death, Eleanor crusades for civil liberties and the United Nations.
Ken Burns in the Classroom: The Roosevelts Collection
Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

12 pm: Ken Burns's The Roosevelts, Episode 7: A Strong and Active Faith (1944-1962) (Cont.)
President Roosevelt wins reelection but succumbs to a cerebral hemorrhage at age 63; after his death, Eleanor crusades for civil liberties and the United Nations.
Ken Burns in the Classroom: The Roosevelts - Collection
Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

1 pm: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, Episode 5: Rise! The Road to Civil Rights (1940-1968)
Blacks returning from World War II continue to face racial violence on the homefront; Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a city bus in 1955; Martin Luther King Jr. promotes a nonviolent approach to integrate blacks and whites.
The African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross - Collection
Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

9 am: Spy in the Wild 2: A Nature Miniseries: 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.
Engineering Robotic Cameras to Observe Animals in Nature
Science (Grades 6-8)

10 am: Great Yellowstone Thaw, Part 1
Learn whether the brutal winter weather will favor predator or prey.
Nature: The Good, The Bad and The Grizzly Bear Necessities
Science (Grades 6-12)

11 am: Asian Americans, Episode 1: Breaking Ground
New immigrants arrive from China, India, Japan, the Philippines and beyond to become America’s first “undocumented immigrants,” even as they build railroads, dazzle on the silver screen, and fight for equality in the U.S. Supreme Court.
Asian Americans - Collection
Social Studies (Grades 7-12)

12 pm: Asian Americans, Episode 2: A Question of Loyalty
An American-born generation's loyalties are tested during World War II, when families are imprisoned in detention camps and brothers find themselves on opposite sides of the battle lines.
Asian Americans - Collection
Social Studies (Grades 7-12)

1 pm: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, Episode 6: A More Perfect Union (1968-2013)
Class disparity threatens to split the black community in the late 1960s as economic and political forces isolate the black urban poor. Many issues remain unresolved, despite the election of America's first black president in 2008.
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross - Collection
Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

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.
Nature: American Eagle Fledglings
Science (Grades 6-8)

10 am: Great Yellowstone Thaw, Part 2
See how spring brings new life and a break from the brutal winter temperatures.
Living Near Grizzlies and Wolves: Ecosense for Living
Science (Grades 6-12)

11 am: Ken Burns's The War, Episode 1: A Necessary War (Dec 1941-Dec 1942) 11 am - 12:30 pm)
After a haunting overview of the Second World War, an epoch of killing that engulfed the world from 1939 to 1945 and cost at least 50 million lives, the inhabitants of four towns recall their communities on the eve of the conflict.
Ken Burns in the Classroom: The War - Colleciton
Social Studies (Grades 9-12)

12 pm: Ken Burns's The War, Episode 1: A Necessary War (Dec 1941-Dec 1942) (Cont.)
After a haunting overview of the Second World War, an epoch of killing that engulfed the world from 1939 to 1945 and cost at least 50 million lives, the inhabitants of four towns recall their communities on the eve of the conflict.
Ken Burns in the Classroom: The War - Collection
Social Studies (Grades 9-12)

1 pm: Ken Burns's The War, Episode 1: A Necessary War (Dec 1941-Dec 1942) (Cont.) / The Future of America's Past: A Grave Injustice (12:30-2)
After a haunting overview of the Second World War, an epoch of killing that engulfed the world from 1939 to 1945 and cost at least 50 million lives, the inhabitants of four towns recall their communities on the eve of the conflict. / Shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, the U.S. military and the FBI arrested more than 110,000 American citizens of Japanese ancestry and moved them to desert camps, where they were confined for months or years.
Ken Burns in the Classroom: The War - Collection
Internment of Japanese Americans in the Inland Northwest
Social Studies (Grades 9-12) / (Grades 7-12)

Thursday, October 8, 2020

9 am: Nature: Arctic Wolf Pack
Discover the white wolf, one of the most hardened predators on the planet, in the unforgiving ice and snow of Ellesmere Island, deep in the Arctic.
Climate Change is Disrupting Arctic Food Webs
Science (Grades 6-12)

10 am: Great Yellowstone Thaw, Part 3
See how the soaring summer temperatures affect the Yellowstone ecosystem.
Science
(Grades 6-12)

11 am: Asian Americans, Episode 3: Good Americans
During the Cold War years, Asian Americans are both heralded as a model minority and targeted as the perpetual foreigner while many aspire for the first time to national political office.
Asian Americans - Collection
Social Studies (Grades 7-12)

12 pm: Ken Burns's The War, Episode 2: When Things Get Tough (Jan 1943-Dec 1943)
On daylight bombing missions, American airmen gamble their lives against preposterous odds to bring the war to the heart of Hitler's domain.
Ken Burns in the Classroom: The War - Collection
Social Studies (Grades 9-12)

1 pm: Ken Burns's The War, Episode 2: When Things Get Tough (Jan 1943-Dec 1943)(Cont.)
On daylight bombing missions, American airmen gamble their lives against preposterous odds to bring the war to the heart of Hitler's domain.
Ken Burns in the Classroom: The War - Collection
Social Studies (Grades 9-12)

Friday, October 9, 2020

9 am: NOVA: The Impossible Flight (120 min)
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.
Overcoming the Challenges of Solar Powered Flight: The Impossible Flight
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.
Overcoming the Challenges of Solar Powered Flight: The Impossible Flight
Engineering (Grades 6-12)

11 am: Masterpiece: Little Women, Episode 1
With their father away at war, sisters Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March come to terms with their new life alongside their mother, Marmee. The girls make friends with Laurie, the new boy next door.
MASTERPIECE: Little Women - Collection
ELA (Grades 6-9)

12 pm: Masterpiece: Little Women, Episode 2
The March family fears the worst when Mr. March falls ill. As circumstances change for Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, the family must come together to face their most difficult challenge yet.
MASTERPIECE: Little Women - Collection
ELA (Grades 6-9)

1 pm: Masterpiece: Little Women, Episode 3
A year has passed and there are new additions to the March family, but there is worry all around as Beth’s health and spirits flag.
MASTERPIECE: Little Women - Collection
ELA (Grades 6-9)

Monday, September 21, 2020

9 am: Wild Metropolis: Resident

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.

Peregrine Falcons in Urban Settings: World's Fastest Animal

Science

(Grades 6-12)

10 am: SciGirls: High Tech Tide (30 min) / SciGirls: Super Sleuths (30 min)

Florida SciGirls unite with marine biologists to digitally track spotted eagle rays in the Gulf of Mexico. / Emi and friends team up with real forensic scientists to solve the mysterious theft of the priceless "Queen of the Forest" ceremonial mask.

SciGirls: High Tech Tide Research

SciGirls: Super Sleuths

Science / Science

(Grades 6-8) / (Grades 6-8)

11 am: Civilizations, Episode 9: What Is Art Good For?

Explore the fate of art in the machine and profit-driven world: Should art create a realm separate from the modern world or plunge headlong into the chaos while transforming the way we see and live in it?

Ai Weiwei Asks, "What Is Freedom?" In New Exhibit

Social Studies

(Grades 6-12)

12 pm: Africa's Great Civilizations, Episode 5: The Atlantic Age

The Atlantic trading world gave rise to powerful new kingdoms but also to the transatlantic slave trade. Learn about the revolutionary movements of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, including the advent of the Sokoto Caliphate.

Africa's Greatest Civilization Collection

Social Studies

(Grades 6-9)

1 pm: Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World: The Robot

Learn how robots were first conceptualized in ancient Rome and see how their use has evolved over the centuries, from the calculator to the Roomba.

NOVA: Rise of the Robots, Engineering a Robotic Future

Social Studies

(Grades 6-12)

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

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.

Nature Works Everywhere, Urban Habitat Clip

Science

(Grades 6-12)

10 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.

Overcoming the Challenges of Solar Powered Flight, The Impossible Flight

Engineering

(Grades 6-12)

11 am: Secrets of the Dead: Galileo's Moon

Join experts as they uncover the truth behind the find of the century: an alleged proof copy of Galileo’s “Sidereus Nuncius,” with the astronomer’s signature and seemingly original watercolor paintings that changed our understanding of the cosmos.

Galileo on the Moon

Social Studies

(Grades 6-12)

12 pm: Africa's Great Civilizations, Episode 6: Commerce and the Clash of Civilizations

In the nineteenth century, a fierce competition for resources and trade stimulated ingenuity while also enticing European powers and inciting conflicts that would threaten the stability and well-being of the continent.

Africa's Great Civilizations Collection

Social Studies

(Grades 6-9)

1 pm: Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World: 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.

The Impact of Technology - Cars

Social Studies

(Grades 6-12)

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

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.

Peregrine Falcons in urban Settings, World's Fastest Animal

Science

(Grades 6-12)

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?

Florida's Everglades: The River of Grass

Science

(Grades 6-8)

11 am: Ken Burns's The Roosevelts, Episode 1: Get Action (1858-1901)

The century-long Roosevelt legacy begins with the birth of Theodore Roosevelt on October 27, 1858.

Ken Burns in the Classroom: The Roosevelts

Social Studies

(Grades 6-12)

12 pm: Ken Burns's The Roosevelts, Episode 1: Get Action (1858-1901) (Cont.)

The century-long Roosevelt legacy begins with the birth of Theodore Roosevelt on October 27, 1858.

Ken Burns in the Classroom: The Roosevelts

Social Studies

(Grades 6-12)

1 pm: Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World: The Rocket

Learn about the explosive history of the rocket, from its origin in ancient China, to its use as a weapon of war, to how the addition of hydrogen allowed it to carry astronauts all the way to the moon.

Generating the Force to Propel Rockets, Rise of the Rockets

Social Studies

(Grades 6-12)

Thursday, September 24, 2020

9 am: NOVA: Killer Floods

Follow geologists around the globe as they uncover fossil evidence to reconstruct catastrophic Ice Age floods that violently reshaped the ancient world.

Sculpted by Floods: The Northwest's Ice Age Legacy

Science

(Grades 6-8)

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.

Choosing Earth's Climate Future

Science

(Grades 9-12)

11 am: Ken Burns's The Roosevelts, Episode 2: In the Arena (1901-1910)

After William McKinley's assassination, Theodore Roosevelt arrives in Washington in 1901 as the youngest president of the United States.

Ken Burns in the Classroom: The Roosevelts

Social Studies

(Grades 6-12)

12 pm: Ken Burns's The Roosevelts, Episode 2: In the Arena (1901-1910) (Cont.)

After William McKinley's assassination, Theodore Roosevelt arrives in Washington in 1901 as the youngest president of the United States.

Ken Burns in the Classroom: The Roosevelts

Social Studies

(Grades 6-12)

1 pm: Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World: The Smartphone

Dial in to the fascinating history of the smartphone, from its roots in Morse code to 2007, when Apple unveiled the first-ever iPhone.

War News in the Digital World: Real, Staged, or Both?

Social Studies

(Grades 6-12)

Friday, September 25, 2020

9 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)

10 am: Genius by Stephen Hawking: Why Are We Here?

Join Stephen Hawking as he challenges three ordinary people to think like philosophers and scientists to work out why they exist at all.

How We Learn

Science

(Grades 6-12)

11 am: Great Performances: Much Ado About Nothing (150 min)

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 and is directed by Tony Award–winner Kenny Leon.

Great Performances: Much Ado About Nothing

ELA

(Grades 9-12)

12 pm: Great Performances: Much Ado About Nothing (Cont.)

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 and is directed by Tony Award–winner Kenny Leon.

Great Performances: Much Ado About Nothing

ELA

(Grades 9-12)

1 pm: Great Performances: Much Ado About Nothing (Cont.) / Poetry in America: Urban Love Poem

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 and is directed by Tony Award–winner Kenny Leon. / In this episode, we consider how the poet Marilyn Chin interweaves her own coming of age with that of a beloved city, San Francisco, as she explores the city’s history from the Gold Rush and early Chinese immigration to the rise of Silicon Valley.

Great Performances: Much Ado Aobut Nothing

ELA

(Grades 9-12)

Monday, September 14, 2020

9 am: Battleground Everglades: Algae Explosion (9-9:30) / Battleground Everglades: War on Invasive Species (9:30-10)
Charles J. Kropke speaks with scientists, environmentalists, and legislators on all sides of the issue of the 2016 toxic algae outbreak in the Everglades, an unprecedented local disaster with international implications. / Go behind the scenes of the fight against the devastation caused by non-native plants and animals and efforts by retrained military veterans who capture Burmese pythons.
The Value of Wetlands 1
The Value of Wetlands 2
Science / Science
(Grades 6-8) / (Grades 6-12)

10 am: Rivers of Life: The Nile
The Nile is the world's longest river—its great length providing a lifeline for Africa's wildest beasts and for some of the world's most incredible cultures.
Science
(Grades 6-12)

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

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

1 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.
Latino Americans Collection
Social Studies
(Grades 6-12)

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

9 am: Battleground Everglades: The Battle Over Big Water (9-9:30)/ Battleground Everglades: Dangerous Seas (9:30-10)
See how new restoration efforts to reverse the damage to Lake Okeechobee in the Everglades, the result of harnessing nature in the name of progress, may save the wetlands yet. / Explore the effects of sea level rise on the delicate Everglades ecosystems, including an impact on drinking water supplies and the physical coastline itself.
Big Water: An Everglades Visit
Science / Science
(Grades 6-12)

10 am: Rivers of Life: The Amazon
Explore the boiling streams, crystal-clear lagoons, pink river dolphins, and a strange new reef—some of the many secret and extreme worlds that are part of the greatest river system on Earth.
Journey Into Amazonia: Waterworlds
Science
(Grades 6-12)

11 am: Civilizations, Episode 6: Paradise on Earth
Explore one of humanity's deepest artistic urges: the depiction of nature.
Realism: Landscape
Social Studies
(Grades 6-12)

12 pm: Africa's Great Civilizations, Episode 2: The Cross and the Crescent
The second hour of Africa's Great Civilizations charts the rise of Christianity and Islam across Africa.
Africa's Great Civilizations Collection
Social Studies
(Grades 6-9)

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.
Latino Americans Collection
Social Studies
(Grades 6-12)

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

9 am: Battleground Everglades: Survival at Stake (9-9:30) / Battleground Everglades: Glades Warriors (9:30-10)
Florida’s next generation of environmental stewards trek through a cypress swamp and show how Everglades restoration has become a “classroom to the world” on saving complex wetlands. / Hear different perspectives on the conservation and restoration of the Everglades.
Florida's Everglades: The River of Grass
Warriors: Glades Warriors: Wildlife Biology
Science / Science
(Grades 6-8) / (Grades 6-12)

10 am: Rivers of Life: The Mississippi
Explore the frozen waterfalls and coyotes fishing in the far north, through lakes crammed with tens of thousands of pelicans, to time-traveling grain barges and steamy southern swamps where alligators rule—all part of the Mississippi River system.
The Mississippi River Delta
Science
(Grades 6-12)

11 am: Civilizations, Episode 7: Color and Light
Explore light and color in art in the search for greater realism and spiritual ecstasy.
Stained Glass: Canterbury Cathedral
Social Studies
(Grades 6-12)

12 pm: Africa's Great Civilizations, Episode 3: Empires of Gold
A look at the complex trade networks and advanced educational institutions that transformed early North and West Africa into the continent's wealthiest kingdoms and learning centers.
Africa's Great Civilizations Collection
Social Studies
(Grades 6-9)

1 pm: Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World: The Telescope
Meet the brilliant minds throughout history, from Galileo to Edwin Hubble, who were responsible for creating the telescope. Today, their invention allows humanity to reach the furthest limits of seeing: 13-billion light-years out.
Hubble Telescope: Looking Deep
Social Studies
(Grades 6-12)

Thursday, September 17, 2020

9 am: Genius by Stephen Hawking: Are We Alone?
Join Professor Stephen Hawking as he challenges three ordinary people to work out the likelihood of alien life out there in the universe.
NOVA: Using Light Signatures in the Search for Alien Life
Science
(Grades 6-12)

10 am: NOVA: Dog Tales
Scientists test wolf intelligence, decode canine DNA, and peer into dogs' brains to find out what domestication really means and whether dogs really love us or are just in it for the food.
Photo Essay: From Wolf to Dog
Science
(Grades 6-12)

11 am: Civilizations, Episode 8: The Cult of Progress
Examine the rise and fall of "progress" as an ideology.
Profiles of the American West: George Catlin
Social Studies
(Grades 6-12)

12 pm: Africa's Great Civilizations, Episode 4: Cities
From 1000 to 1600, commerce, wealth, and prosperity expanded across Africa, building new cities and founding new powerful states that mark this golden age.
Africa's Great Civilizations Collection
Social Studies
(Grades 6-9)

1 pm: Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World: The Airplane
From Leonardo da Vinci’s “flying machines” to the modern commercial plane, without these inventions, we may have never left the ground.
From the Wright Brothers to Today
Social Studies
(Grades 6-12)

Friday, September 18, 2020

9 am: SciGirls: Puppet Power (9-9:30)/ Get the Math (9:30-10)
Izzie joins Anna and her friends to engineer a giant pig puppet for a May Day parade, complete with blinking eyes and a twirling tail. /Drawing on conventions of popular reality TV shows, Get the Math challenges teens to solve a series of problems using algebraic thinking.
SciGirls: Puppet Power
Math: Writing Algebraic Equations
Engineering / Math
(Grades 6-8) / (Grades 6-12)

10 am: To Catch a Comet
Watch a compelling documentary that details the complexities and challenges of the 10-year, four-million-mile journey of the spacecraft Rosetta as it chased down and landed on the Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
Why Study Comets?
Science
(Grades 6-12)

11 am: Poetry in America: I cannot dance upon my toes / Poetry in America: The Fish
This episode’s ensemble of interpreters not only discuss—they also act, play, and dance—their interpretations of Emily Dickinson’s ravishing ballet-themed poem. / This environmental science–themed episode explores Marianne Moore’s great poem of marine life. Vice President Al Gore, poet Jorie Graham, and scientists from Conservation International dive into Moore’s portrayal of the always-changing ocean and its future in a warming world.
Dickenson: I Cannot Dance Upon My Toes
ELA
(Grades 6-12)

12 pm: American Masters: Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers and critics on an exploration of the powerful themes she confronted throughout her literary career in this artful and intimate meditation that examines the life and work of the legendary storyteller. This program contains material that may be sensitive for some students. Teachers should exercise discretion in evaluating whether this resource is suitable for their class.
The Pain of History and Beloved
ELA
(Grades 9-12)

1 pm: American Masters: Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (Cont.)
Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers and critics on an exploration of the powerful themes she confronted throughout her literary career in this artful and intimate meditation that examines the life and work of the legendary storyteller. This program contains material that may be sensitive for some students. Teachers should exercise discretion in evaluating whether this resource is suitable for their class.
The Pain of History and Beloved
ELA
(Grades 9-12)

Monday, September 7

9 am: SciGirls: Insulation Station
Greta and her sixth-grade pals use passive solar heat and bubble-wrap insulation to warm up an ice shanty on a frozen Minnesota lake. Asteroid:
Related Resource
(Engineering, Grades 6-12)

9:30 am: SciGirls: Project Asteroid: Mapping Bennu
Go behind the scenes to see how a team of scientists and engineers builds an instrument to be taken on a mission to explore the asteroid Bennu.
Related Resource
(Engineering, Grades 6-12)

10 am:Nature: Hotel Armadillo
Welcome to the "Hotel Armadillo," where the giant armadillo digs a daily hole deep in the Brazilian rain forest and leaves behind a suite for 25 species of jungle clientele.
Related Resource
(Science, Grades 6-8)

11 am:Civilizations, Episode 1: The Second Moment of Creation
Examine the formative role of art and the creative imagination in the forging of humanity.
Related Resource
(Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

12 pm:Native America, Episode 1: From Caves to Cosmos
The very first Americans spent millennia developing their unique culture and beliefs as a single community before spreading rapidly across North and South America. Related Resource
(Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

1 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.
Related Resource
(Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

Tuesday, September 8

9 am: When Whales Walked: Journeys in Deep Time (9-11 am)
Discover the evolutionary secrets of some of the world’s most majestic creatures with scientists as they follow clues from the fossil record and change what we thought we knew about the evolution of iconic beasts.
Related Resource
(Science, Grades 6-12)

11 am: Civilizations, Episode 2: How Do We Look?
Explore how we look at the human body in art.
Related Resource
(Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

12 pm: Native America, Episode 2: Nature to Nations
Explore the rise of great American nations, from a history of monarchies to modern democracy.
Related Resource
(Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

1 pm: Latino Americans, Episode 2: Empire of Dreams (1880-1942)
Beginning in 1880 and continuing into the 1940s, the U.S. population is reshaped by an influx of Cubans, Mexicans, and Puerto Ricans who start to build strong Latino American communities in South Florida, Los Angeles, and New York.
Related Resource
(Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

Wednesday, September 9

9 am: Butterfly Town, USA
See how seemingly small changes in habitat can have a large effect on wildlife and consider the challenges of balancing the needs of society and nature.
Related Resource
(Science, Grades 6-8)

9:30 am: SciGirls: Pedal Power
Four friends follow the engineering design process as they design a machine that will churn ice cream while they ride their bikes.
Related Resource
(Science, Grades 6-8)

10 am: Nature: Super Cats, Episode 2: Cats in Every Corner
Discover how cats have conquered the world, thriving in almost every landscape on Earth.
Related Resource
(Science, Grades 6-8)

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

12 pm: Native America, Episode 3: Cities of the Sky
Explore the creation of some of the ancient world’s largest and most impressive cities, including the world’s largest pyramids in Central America and a lost city of monumental mounds on the Mississippi River.
Related Resource
(Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

1 pm: Latino Americans, Episode 3: War and Peace (1942-1954)
During World War II, hundreds of thousands of Latino Americans served their new country yet still faced discrimination and a fight for civil rights back in the United States.
Related Resource
(Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

Thursday, September 10

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.
Related Resource
(Science, Grades 6-12)

10 am: PBS NewsHour: The Plastic Problem
PBS NewsHour takes a closer look at this now-ubiquitous material—how it’s impacting the world and ways to break our plastic addiction.
Related Resource
(Science, Grades 6-12)

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

12 pm: Native America, Episode 4: New World Rising
Examine Native Americans' efforts to preserve cultural traditions in the face of conquest and warfare, such as a little-known empire forged by the Comanches in the American West and detailed manuscripts written and painted by Aztec writers and artists committed to keeping their beliefs alive.
Related Resource
(Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

1 pm: 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.
Related Resource
(Social Studies, Grades 6-12

Friday, September 11

9 am: The Forgotten Coast: Return to Wild Florida
Join three friends as they follow in the footsteps of the Florida black bear, traveling the land and beginning to understand the landscape from an animal's point of view.
Related Resource
(Science, Grades 6-12)

10 am: The Gene Doctors
See the treatments that scientists and doctors are devising to target the root causes of hereditary diseases.
Related Resource
(Science, Grades 9-12)

11 am: Poetry in America: Skyscraper / Poetry in America: The Gray Heron
Edward Hirsch’s poem “Fast Break” captures a single slow-motion play on a basketball court. Join Hirsch, host Elisa New, NBA players Shaquille O'Neal, Pau Gasol, and Shane Battier, and a group of pickup basketball players as they use basketball to understand poetry—and poetry to better understand the game of basketball. / In this environmentally themed, visually splendid episode, Elisa New is joined by evolutionary biologist E. O. Wilson, poet Robert Hass, environmental photographer Laura McPhee, naturalist Joel Wagner, and kids at a Mass Audubon Society summer camp on Cape Cod in a wide-ranging discussion of Galway Kinnell’s “The Gray Heron.”
Related Resource
(ELA, Grades 6-12)

12 pm – 2 pm: The Talk: Race in America
This documentary, made up of six stories filmed by six different producers, focuses on the troubled relationship between people of color and law enforcement in America. The film chronicles how families of color protect their children's lives with "The Talk"—what to do and how to behave if you are stopped by the police.
Related Resource
(Public Affairs, Grades 9-12)

Monday, August 31


  • 9 am:NOVA: Emperor’s Ghost Army
    NOVA investigates how and why the 9,000 life-sized terracotta statues buried with China's first emperor were made and the technology behind the still lethal and highly advanced crossbows, spears, and swords carried by the clay warriors.
    Related Resource
    (China, Grades 6-12)

  • 10 am:The Story of China with Michael Wood: Ancestors / Silk Roads and China Ships
    Traveling from the Silk Road to the Yellow Sea, Michael Wood explores the history of the world's newest superpower.
    Related Resource
    (China, Grades 6-12)

  • 11 am:The Story of China with Michael Wood: Ancestors / Silk Roads and China Ships (Cont.)
    Traveling from the Silk Road to the Yellow Sea, Michael Wood explores the history of the world's newest superpower.
    Related Resource
    (China, Grades 6-12)

  • 12 pm:The Story of China with Michael Wood: The Last Empire / The Age of Revolution
    Learn about China's last empire, the Qing, and about the great Taiping Rebellion in which 20 million died, leading to the fall of the empire in 1911.
    Related Resource
    (China, Grades 6-12)

  • 1 pm:The Story of China with Michael Wood: The Last Empire / The Age of Revolution (Cont.)
    Learn about China's last empire, the Qing, and about the great Taiping Rebellion in which 20 million died, leading to the fall of the empire in 1911.
    Related Resource
    (China, Grades 6-12)

Tuesday, September 1


  • 9 am:NOVA: Secrets of the Forbidden City
    Explore the ingenious engineering of Beijing's Forbidden City and discover how the design of this vast complex of palaces and temples enabled it to survive centuries of earthquakes.
    Related Resource
    (Engineering, Grades 6-8)

  • 10 am:Nature: Raising the Dinosaur Giant
    Sir David Attenborough guides us through the remarkable process of bringing the largest dinosaur ever discovered to virtual life—connecting the dots with living examples, other dinosaur discoveries, and CGI visuals.
    Related Resource
    (Science, Grades 6-8)

  • 11 am: American Experience: McCarthy
    McCarthy chronicles the rise and fall of Joseph McCarthy, the Wisconsin senator who came to power after a stunning victory in an election no one thought he could win.
    Related Resource
    (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)

  • 12 pm: American Experience: McCarthy (Cont.)
    McCarthy chronicles the rise and fall of Joseph McCarthy, the Wisconsin senator who came to power after a stunning victory in an election no one thought he could win.
    Related Resource
    (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)

  • 1 pm:Asian Americans, Episode 3: Good Americans
    During the Cold War years, Asian Americans are simultaneously heralded as a model minority and targeted as the perpetual foreigner.
    Related Resource
    (Social Studies, Grades 7-12)

Wednesday, September 2


  • 9 am:Wild Weather
    Find out how weather works through experiments that show how nature transforms wind, water, and temperature into something spectacular and powerful.
    Related Resource
    (Evidence-Supported Claims, Grades 6-12)

  • 10 am:History Detectives
    The detectives investigate a paper related to a pardon by President Fillmore, whether a boxcar had been used to build a house, and if a plate of metal is from Amelia Earhart's plane.
    Related Resource
    (Evidence-Supported Claims, Grades 6-8)

  • 11 am:American Experience: The Poison Squad
    Government chemist Dr. Harvey Wiley, determined to banish dangerous chemical preservatives from food production, conducted the first human clinical trials, which ultimately resulted in the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act.
    Related Resource
    (Social Studies, Grades 8-12)

  • 12 pm:American Experience: The Poison Squad (Cont.)
    Government chemist Dr. Harvey Wiley, determined to banish dangerous chemical preservatives from food production, conducted the first human clinical trials, which ultimately resulted in the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act.
    Related Resource
    (Social Studies, Grades 8-12)

  • 1 pm:Asian Americans, Episode 4: Generation Rising
    During a time of war and social tumult, a young generation fights for equality in the fields, on campuses, and in the culture and claims a new identity: Asian Americans. The war’s aftermath brings new immigrants and refugees, who expand the population and the definition of Asian America.
    Related Resource
    (Social Studies, Grades 7-12)

Thursday, September 3


  • 9 am:Changing Seas: Toxic Waters
    Find out what scientists are learning about the causes of algal blooms, how they impact us, and how we can stop them.
    Related Resource
    (Human Impacts, Grades 6-12)

  • 9:30 am: Changing Seas: The Future of Seafood
    See how increasing fish production in a sustainable way may be a solution to increasing seafood supply.
    Related Resource
    (Human Impacts, Grades 6-12)

  • 10 am:NOVA: Changing Seas: Toxic Algae: Complex Sources and Solutions
    Scientists investigate the cause of algae growth on Lake Okeechobee, once a source of fresh water for the region.
    Related Resource
    (Health, Grades 6-8)

  • 10:30 am:Changing Seas: After the Spill
    Oceanographers investigate the long-term effects of a catastrophic oil spill in the Golf of Mexico.
    Related Resource
    (Health, Grades 6-8)

  • 11 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
    (Health, Grades 9-12)

  • 12 pm:NOVA: Decoding the Weather Machine
    Join scientists on a quest to better understand the workings of the weather machine—our climate, which is changing—and discover how we can be resilient, even thrive, in the face of enormous change.
    Related Resource
    (Health, Grades 6-12)

  • 1 pm:NOVA: Decoding the Weather Machine
    Join scientists on a quest to better understand the workings of the weather machine—our climate, which is changing—and discover how we can be resilient, even thrive, in the face of enormous change.
    Related Resource
    (Health, Grades 6-12)

Friday, September 4


  • 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.
    Related Resource
    (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.
    Related Resource
    (In the News, Grades 9-12)

  • 11 am:American Masters: N. Scott Momaday: Words from a Bear (90 mins.)
    N. Scott Momaday: Words from a Bear examines the enigmatic life and mind of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Navarro Scott Momaday (House Made of Dawn). This documentary profile delves into the psyche behind one of Native America’s most celebrated authors of poetry and prose.
    Related Resource
    (ELA, Grades 6-12)

  • 12:30 pm:American Masters: Raúl Juliá: The World's a Stage (90 mins.)
    Discover the life and career of Raúl Juliá, the charismatic, award-winning actor known for versatile roles on stage and screen—from Shakespearean plays to The Addams Family—who helped pave the way for many Latino actors today.
    Related Resource
    (ELA, 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.
    Related Resource
    (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?
    Related Resource
    (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.
    Related Resource
    (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.
    Related Resource
    (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.
    Related Resource
    (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.
    Related Resource
    (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.
    Related Resource
    (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.
    Related Resource
    (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.
    Related Resource
    (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.
    Related Resource
    (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.
    Related Resource
    (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.
    Related Resource
    (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.
    Related Resource
    (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.
    Related Resource
    (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.
    Related Resource
    (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.
    Related Resource
    (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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  • 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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  • 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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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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)

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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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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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  • 10 am:History Detectives
    The detectives investigate questions about Mussolini's dagger, Warner Brothers cartoons, and Galvez papers.
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  • 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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  • 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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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 1 pm:Civilizations, Episode 5: Renaissances
    Travel east and west—to Renaissance Italy and to the contemporaneous Islamic empires.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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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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  • 10 am:Plants Behaving Badly: Sex & Lies
    See how the shape of exotic flowers evolved to attract pollinators.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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