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April 16 | Programming and Activities | Grades 4–8

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At-Home Learning: PBS SoCal and KCET, in partnership with LAUSD and in collaboration with California PBS stations, are offering broadcast programming with digital resources that adhere to California’s state curriculum. Download this week's schedule.

Programming Highlights

NOVA | First Horse Warriors
Thursday at 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on KLCS The advent of horse riding was a momentous step in human history. But when and how did our ancestors first learn to master these animals? Unlock the mystery on the vast, grassy plains of Kazakhstan, where wild horses still roam free, and nomadic herders follow their traditional way of life. Investigate clues from archaeology and genetics. Discover warriors who swept across Europe, and turn out to be the ancestors of millions today.

Africa's Great Civilizations | Cities
Thursday at 10:00 a.m. PST on KLCS Explore Kilwa, Great Zimbabwe and Benin City, whose wealth, art and industrious successes attracted new European interest and interaction along the continent’s east and west coasts.

The City of Great Zimbabwe | Africa's Great Civilizations

Breakthrough: Ideas That Changed the World | The Car
Thursday at 11:oo a.m. on KLCS 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.


At-Home Learning Tips

Embrace Your Culinary Creativity
Spending time in the kitchen is a fun and tasty way to keep in touch. Sure, this can get messy, but the reward is you get to eat whatever your kid makes — and hopefully, it will be delicious. Have your kids or their friends choose a recipe each week to make together via video chat. Find some more ideas to help kids stay close to their friends online and offline.


Daily Programming

8:00 a.m.

Nova: First Horse Warriors (Science/Archeology)

Genetic Diversity of Horses - Article
Human Genome - Discussion Questions
DNA Structure and Replication - Video

9:00 a.m.

History Detectives: 1775 Almanac, Exercise Records, Moon Museum (Social Studies)

The Road to Revolution Game - Interactive
Flappers and Speakeasies: Prohibition - Activity 2
The Road to Apollo - Interactive

10:00 a.m.

Africa’s Great Civilizations: Cities (Social Studies)

Episode 4 Map - Map
The Expansion of Islam and Trade in Africa - Teaching Tips

11:00 a.m.

Breakthrough: Ideas that Changed the World ”The Car” (Math/Science)

Carbon-Fiber Car of the Future - Discussion Questions
The Impact of Technology: Cars - Discussion Questions

12:00 p.m.

Nova: First Horse Warriors (Science/Archeology)

Genetic Diversity of Horses - Article
Human Genome - Discussion Questions
DNA Structure and Replication - Video


Additional Resources

Build a Car from Household Items
The California Science Center needs your child's help in designing a new toy car to sell in its store. Build your own design from household items using this worksheet from its April 13 list. It must be self-propelled and can travel at least three feet.

Learn More About Przewalski's Horse
These horses are able to detect smell and sound from great distances. They are an integral part of life in Mongolia.

City of Ife Ife
Learn more about the City of Ife Ife and why it is at the heart of the Yoruba culture.

City of Ile Ife | Africa's Great Civilizations

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