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KSPS WORLD is broadcasting At-Home Learning PBS Programs for students in grades 6-12 from 9:00am to 2:00pm PST daily, Monday through Friday, to support at-home or distance learning. Programs cover history, science, and English Language arts and include series we know and love from NOVA, American Experience, and Ken Burns documentaries.

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

How to watch the KSPS WORLD channel:

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KSPS WORLD AT-HOME LEARNING SCHEDULE AND SUPPORT MATERIALS

SCHEDULE: March 15-19, 2021

Monday, March 15, 2021

9:00 AM: Nature: Attenborough and the Sea Dragon
Join Sir David Attenborough as he pieces together the remarkable discovery of the ichthyosaur, a fearsome fish lizard that lived during the age of dinosaurs.
NOVA | Australia's First Four Billion Years: Ancient Sea Reptiles
Science (Grades 6-8)

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 by the Numbers
Math (Grades 9-12)

11:00 AM: SciGirls: Underwater Eco-Adventure (11-11:30) / Ken Burns's The War, Episode 1: A Necessary War (Dec 1941-Dec 1942) (11:30 am-1:30 pm)
Izzie takes the plunge with Elle and Meg, scuba diving to protect the biodiversity of their favorite Catalina reefs. / 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.
NATURE | Cuba: The Accidental Eden - Coral Reefs
The War | Ken Burns in the Classroom - Collection
Science / Social Studies (Grades 6-8) / (Grades 9-12)

12:00 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.
The War | Ken Burns in the Classroom - Collection
Social Studies (Grades 9-12)

1:00 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 (12:30-1)
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.
The War | Ken Burns in the Classroom - Collection
Internment Of Japanese Americans in the Inland Northwest
Social Studies (Grades 9-12) / (Grades 7-12)

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

9:00 AM: Illustrative Math Grade 6: Unit 7, Lesson 3 / Illustrative Math Grade 7: Unit 6, Lesson 21
Comparing Positive and Negative Numbers /
Combining Like Terms (Part 2)
Grade 6 video lesson preview  / Grade 7 video lesson preview
Math (Grade 6 / Grade 7)

10:00 AM: Illustrative Math Grade 8: Unit 7, Lesson 8 / Illustrative Math Algebra 1: Unit 7, Lesson 12
Combining Bases / Completing the Square (Part 1)
Grade 8 video lesson preview / Algebra 1 lesson preview
Math (Grade 8 / Algebra 1)

11:00 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)

12:00 PM: Ken Burns's The War, Episode 2: When Things Get Tough (Jan 1943-Dec 1943) (12-2 pm)
On daylight bombing missions, American airmen gamble their lives against preposterous odds to bring the war to the heart of Hitler's domain.
The War | Ken Burns in the Classroom - Collection
Social Studies (Grades 9-12)

1:00 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.
The War | Ken Burns in the Classroom - Collection
Social Studies (Grades 9-12)

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

9:00 AM: Changing Seas: Creatures of the Deep (9-9:30)/SciGirls: Horsing Around (9:30-10)
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. / 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.
Animals of the Northern Gulf of Mexico
SciGirls | Horsing Around: Research
Science / Science (Grades 6-8)

10:00 AM: NOVA: Apollo's Daring Mission
Hear Apollo astronauts and engineers tell the inside story of how the first mission to the Moon, Apollo 8, pioneered groundbreaking technologies that would pave the way to land a man on the Moon and win the space race. This show contains material about the Apollo 8 tragedy that may be sensitive for some students. Teachers should exercise discretion in evaluating whether this show is suitable for their class.
Rocket Engine Design Problem | Apollo’s Daring Mission
Engineering (Grades 6-12)

11:00 AM: Ozone Hole: How We Saved the Planet
Here is 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.
Ozone: The Good, the Bad, and the CFCs
Science (Grades 9-12)

12:00 PM: Ken Burns's The War, Episode 3: A Deadly Calling (Nov 1943-Jun 1944) (12-2 pm)
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.
The War | Ken Burns in the Classroom - Collection
Social Studies (Grades 9-12)

1:00 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.
The War | Ken Burns in the Classroom - Collection
Social Studies (Grades 9-12)

Thursday, March 18, 2021

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: Poetry in America: To Prisoners (11-11:30) / Ken Burns's The War, Episode 4: Pride of Our Nation (Jun 1944-Aug 1944) (2:30-5 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
The War | Ken Burns in the Classroom - Collection
ELA/Social Studies (Grades 6-12)/(Grades 9-12)

12:00 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.
The War | Ken Burns in the Classroom - Collection
Social Studies (Grades 9-12)

1:00 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.
The War | Ken Burns in the Classroom - Collection
Social Studies (Grades 9-12)

Friday, March 19, 2021

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

12:00 PM: The Great American Read: Villains and Monsters
Learn why literature's most notorious villains began behaving badly. Many weren't born evil but turned when faced with some of the same choices we make every day. See what these villains can teach us about our own dark impulses.
The Great American Read - Collection
ELA (Grades 6-12)

1:00 PM: The Great American Read: Other Worlds
From fantasy to science fiction, historical fiction to stories of spiritual realms, what do these books tell us about our own world? We examine how these novels help us think about real-life and present-day issues.
The Great American Read - Collection
ELA (Grades 6-12