June 1 | Programming and Activities | Grades 9–12

Learn about what exactly makes someone a hero, explore dinosaur adaptation and think about historical encounters between the world's civilizations.

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.

Monday on KCET

9:00 a.m. The Great American Read: Heroes (World Lit)

Heroes and Hope in Frank Herbert’s Dune – Discussion Questions
Literary Elements and Techniques – Collection


10:00 a.m. The Greeks: Chasing Greatness (Social Studies)

Greek Guide to Greatness: Science – Video
Bronze Age Superhighway – Video


11:00 a.m. Civilizations: Renaissances (World History)

Renaissance Man Comparison Poster – Interactive
Italian Politics and Warfare of the High Renaissance – Lesson Plan


12:00 p.m. African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross: Rise! (1940-1968) Part 5 of 6 (US History)

African American History Since the Civil Rights Movement – Interactive
Ella Baker and the SNCC – Discussion Questions 


1:00 p.m. Nature: Raising the Dinosaur Giant (Nature)

The Adaptations that Helped a Giant Dinosaur Eat – Discussion Questions
Examining the Evidence: How Did a Group of Dinosaurs Die? – Support Materials

A man holds a dinosaur tooth in his hand
A man holds a dinosaur tooth in his hand. | Still from “The Adaptations that Helped a Giant Dinosaur Eat” / PBS LearningMedia

2:00 p.m. NOVA: Bigger than T. Rex (Science)

T. Rex Blood? – Video and Support Materials
How the T-Rex Lost Its Arms – Video 

Monday on KLCS

1:00 p.m. Genius by Stephen Hawking: What Are We? (Science)

What Are We? / Genius by Stephen Hawking – Lesson Plan
Lesson 105: The Building Blocks of Life – Video
Lesson 105: How Long? – Video
Human Evolution – Lesson Plan
Evidence for Evolution – Activity
Life’s Rocky Start / The Miller-Urey Experiment – Video and Support Materials


2:00 p.m. The Great American Read: Villains and Monsters (ELA)

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


3:00 p.m. Civilizations: Encounters (World History)

The Japanese-Portuguese Encounter | Civilizations – Video and Support Materials
The Benin – Portuguese Encounter – Video and Support Materials
The Spain-Aztec Mexico Encounter | Civilizations – Video and Support Materials

A boy rows in a lake in modern-day Benin
A boy rows in a lake in modern-day Benin. | Still from “The Japanese-Portuguese Encounter | Civilizations” / PBS LearningMedia

4:00 p.m. Reconstruction: America After the Civil War, Part 1  (US History)

Reconstruction: America After the Civil War – Collection
Reconstruction: The 15th Amendment and African American Men in Congress – Video and Support Materials
Reconstruction: The Black Codes – Video and Support Materials