Grades 9-12 | Week of March 23

At-Home Educational Content for Grades 9-12 | Week of March 23, 2020.

At-Home Learning:  PBS SoCal | 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.

Curriculum-Related Programming

At-Home Learning schedules for educational programming airing on KCET, PBS SoCal, and KLCS are updated weeklyView or Download (pdf) this week’s Grade 9-12 Education Programming Schedule.

Programming Highlights

American Experience | The Great War
Monday thru Wednesday at 4 p.m. PST on KLCS
Did you know Native Americans played a big role in a war effort 100 years ago? We’ve all heard stories of resilient Americans during WWII, but not so much about WWI. “The Great War” tells those stories. From what is was like to be a Latino or African American soldier, to the story of Native American “code talkers,” watch to learn more about some lesser-known figures of resilience.

The Woman in White
Monday thru Wednesday at 2 p.m. PST on KLCS
If you’ve heard of Twilight, you probably already have an idea of what Gothic fiction is, but have you ever heard of the Woman in White? It tells the story of a ghostly woman all dressed in white who has a dark secret and a young man who falls for her spell. Published in 1859, it is considered one of the first mystery novels and “sensation novels.” Watch to learn why the story captivated so many people.

Nova | Apollo’s Daring Mission and Back to the Moon
Monday and Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. PST on KLCS | Monday and Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. PST on KCET.
Look ahead to a new dawn in space exploration and meet the people who got us there in the first place.

Related Content

The Art of War
Take a peek into The National Archive’s collection of illustrations, propaganda and more from WWI.

Before Rosie the Riveter: L.A. Women and the First World War
During the First World War, L.A. women laid the foundation for the Rosie the Riveter feminism that followed decades later.

Poster of a Red Cross nurse (1918) by Harrison Fisher, courtesy of the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Poster of a Red Cross nurse (1918) by Harrison Fisher, courtesy of the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

An introduction to The Woman in White
Why do we love novels that keep us guessing? A tantalizing combo of suspense and stimulation has a lot to do with it, and “The Woman in White” is no exception.

Activities

Test Your WWI Smarts
How much do you know about WWI? Test your knowledge.

Roving on the Moon
Build a rubber-band-powered rover with guidance from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Lesson Plans

African-American Soldiers in World War I: The 92nd and 93rd Divisions
Did you know there were two all-black infantry divisions during WWI? Why do you think they still fought despite the rampant discrimination they faced at home? Find out why.

World War I “Firsts”
The First World War war’s legacy is still felt today, and it’s not a very positive one. Learn about the technological advances that ushered in modern warfare.

Gothic Tales | Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive
Dive into a classic Gothic story with American master literary Goth Edgar Allan Poe.

Still from Gothic Tales | Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive
Still from Gothic Tales | Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive

To view or download this week’s educational broadcast schedules for KCET, PBS SoCal and KLCS, visit our At-Home Learning page.

At-Home Learning Tips

Make Home Routines Educational
Encourage your kids to take breaks from watching television to engage in other activities, such as helping you cook, sorting and folding laundry, or playing a board game. You can turn everyday home routines into educational conversations about measurement, sorting, classifying shapes and counting. Read more tips about managing screen time here.