April 3 | Programming and Activities | Grades 4-8

Explore the ways humans are helping wildlife out in the world and see how books show us more of ourselves. Then, go P-22 crazy with some fun activities.

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 | Wild Ways
Friday at 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on KLCS
Around the world, wildlife need to roam for breeding, foraging, and to carry out their traditional migrations — but they are often blocked by ranches, farms, roads, and other human-made obstacles. But now comes new hope for wildlife through an approach called “connectivity conservation.” Some of the world’s most beloved species — lions, bears, antelope and elephants —can be preserved by linking the world’s wildlife refuges with tunnels, overpasses, and protected land corridors. See how animals are on the move again.

The Amazing Human Body | Learn
Friday at 11:00 a.m. PST on KLCS
See how experiences shape the brain and body together, allowing them to adapt to the outside environment and develop new skills. Plus, learn how the brain forms memories by storing and processing billions of pieces of information every second.

The Great American Read | Who Am I?
Friday at 1 p.m. on KLCS
See how books answer the question, “Who am I?” Explore first-person narratives and other ways authors tell stories of characters on personal journeys. From navigating the teen years to discovering our “chosen families,” learn about novels that have helped people find themselves at any age.

 

At-Home Learning Tips

Make Adjustments for Those With Special Needs
As any parent or caregiver knows, disruptions to a routine are hard on a child, and they’re especially difficult for children with Autism or special needs. Thankfully, you know your child, you know their routine, and you know how to best support them. We asked experts how else parents can support their children and one tip they had was for parents to create a pseudo-structure that mirrors their normal routines and to keep “active times” the same, moving with your child’s rhythm. See how else you can support your child here.

 

Daily Programming

8:00 a.m. Nova: Wild Ways

Connectivity Conservation from Yellowstone to Yukon – Teaching Tips
Connectivity Conservation from Yellowstone to Yukon – Background Reading


9:00 a.m. History Detectives: Hot Town Poster, Face Jug, Lost City of Gold

Face Jug – Activity
Using Primary Sources: Wide Open Town – Discussion Questions


10:00 a.m. Ancient Skies: Our Place in the Universe

Our Knowledge of the Universe – Lesson Plan
How Big is Our Universe? – Interactive


11:00 a.m. The Amazing Human Body: Learn

Human Body Regulation – Lesson Plan
Function of Fever – Background Reading


12:00 p.m. Nova: Wild Ways 

Connectivity Conservation from Yellowstone to Yukon – Teaching Tips
Connectivity Conservation from Yellowstone to Yukon – Background Reading

 

Additional Resources

Reconnect with the Mountain Lion
Experience the real and imagined adventures of P-22 — the lone mountain lion who defied the odds to live in Griffith Park — through artwork and activities. Published by Narrated Objects, “We Heart P-22” offers you the chance to learn more about this symbol of urban wildlife conservation through coloring pages, paper dolls, hand puppets and more.

What Can We Learn From Shakespeare in Challenging Times?
For centuries, people have turned to the words of the Bard in times of war, plague, romance and social upheaval. James Shapiro is a world-renowned Shakespeare scholar at Columbia University whose new book explores the playwright’s unique significance for Americans. As Shapiro explains, Shakespeare has lessons and hope even for these challenging and uncertain times.

A Young Person’s Story in America
Building from the iconic Langston Hughes poem, “I, too,” student writers and artists from different schools across the city worked together over the past two months to explore their place in the evolving American landscape.
i, too, am America