April 30 | Programming and Activities | Grades 9–12

Today, we're going deep into space — we're looking at one particularly amazing image of the Earth, visiting Saturn and then returning to Earth to learn about Frankenstein and other memorable baddies.

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.

Thursday on KCET

9:00 a.m. The Woman In White Part 2 (102)

Suffragists – Ken Burns: Not For Ourselves Alone – Interactive
Soldier and Citizen: Suffrage – Video and Discussion Questions


10:00 a.m. Ancient Skies: Gods And Monsters Part 1 (101)

The Beginning of the Telescope – Interactive and Support Materials 
Introduction to Astronomy – Video


11:00 a.m. POV Shorts: Earthrise (104)

Earthrise – Media Gallery
Earthrise – Discussion Guide

The Earth seen from space
Earthrise | NASA

11:30 p.m. Nova: Apollo’s Daring Mission (4518)

Explore the Moon – Background Reading and Discussion Questions
Explore the Moon – Interactive
Apollo 8 – Around the Moon (Space Chase USA) – Video
John Glenn’s Official Communication with the Command Center (1962) – Background Essay


12:30 p.m. 8 Days To The Moon And Back

Apollo Space Shuttle Astronauts Reflect on NASA’s Changing Mission: Moonwalk – Video, Background Reading and Discussion Questions
Signature on the Moon (Moon Memories) – Video
The Road to Apollo: An Interactive Journey – Interactive and Support Materials


2:00 p.m. Nova: The Planets: Saturn (4615)

Saturn’s Rings and Moons – Video and Support Materials
Saturn’s Stunning Double Show – Video 

Thursday on KLCS

1:00 p.m. Genius by Stephen Hawking: Are We Alone? Pt. 2/6 (102)

NOVA scienceNOW: Hunt for Alien Earths | Detecting Life on Other Planets – Video and Support Materials
Are We Alone? Ch. 2: The Wink Method – Video


2:00 p.m. The Great American Read: Villains & Monsters (105)

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Video and Support Materials
Frankenstein: Analyzing Creative Works of Fiction – Lesson Plan
Gilead: Symbol or Current State – Interactive Webpage
Iago – The Ultimate Villain – Media Gallery and Support Materials
And Then There Were None – Video and Support Materials

Artistic depiction of the monster and Victoria Frankenstein in blue
Still from “Frankenstein | The Great American Read” | PBS LearningMedia

3:00 p.m. Maya Angelou: American Masters (3002)

The Poetry of Maya Angelou – Lesson Plan
Discovering Your Voice Through Poetry Lesson Plan – Document and Support Materials
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise | The Power of Words – Media Gallery and Support Materials
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise | Maya Angelou and the 1993 Inaugural Poem: “On the Pulse of Morning – Video and Support Materials
“On the Pulse of Morning” Full Poem – Document
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise | “Caged Bird” – Video and Support Materials


5:00 p.m. Influenza 1918: American Experience (1005)

A Letter from Camp Devens – Article
Medical Investigations of Influenza – Image Gallery
The 1918 Influenza Pandemic and COVID-19
Your Immune System: Natural Born Killer | Crash Course Biology – Video