June 10 | Programming and Activities | Grades 9–12

Get a bird's eye view of the Mississippi River and examine Black history, from the first Africans to the Emancipation Proclamation.

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.

Wednesday on KCET

9:00 a.m. Victoria on Masterpiece – An Ordinary Woman Part 4 of 7 (4707) (World History)

Defying Convention | Little Women – Video and Support Materials
The Role of Women in As You Like It | Shakespeare Uncovered – Lesson Plan


10:00 a.m. Victoria on Masterpiece – The Queen’s Husband Part 5 of 7 (4708) (World History)

Queen Victoria and the Anti-Slavery Movement in England – Video and Support Materials


11:00 a.m. The Mississippi: Rivers of Life Part 3 of 3 (103) (Nature)

Taming the Mississippi – Media Gallery and Support Materials
Minnesota | Activity 1.4: Itasca State Park – Lesson Plan
Hurricane Katrina: Wetland Destruction – Video and Support Materials

The Mississippi River in Louisiana along with its distributary, the Atchafalaya River as seen from a NASA satellite,
The Mississippi River in Louisiana along with its distributary, the Atchafalaya River as seen from a NASA satellite, 2014. | PBS LearningMedia

12:00 p.m. Country Music: Will the Circle Be Unbroken? (1968-1972) Part 6 of 8 (106) (US History)

Music as a Vocation: 1964-1972 – Media Gallery and Support Materials
Writing the Truth: Loretta Lynn’s “Coal Miner’s Daughter” – Media Gallery and Support Materials


2:00 p.m. NOVA: The Great Cathedral Mystery (4105) (Science)

The Dome Challenge | Building Big – Interactive and Support Materials
Geodesic Dome Activity – Document

Wednesday on KLCS

1:00 p.m. A More or Less Perfect Union, A Personal Exploration by Judge Douglas Ginsburg – Our Constitution At Risk (Government)

Affirmative Action – Video
Eugene Debs – Article
Supreme Court – Discussion Guide
Slavery by Another Name: Jim Crow and Plessy v. Ferguson – Article and Video
Plessy v. Ferguson – Article
Brown v. Board of Education – Articles and Videos
Documenting Brown 5: Brown v. Board of Education, 1954 – Document and Support Materials
Racial Profiling – Transcript


2:00 p.m. The Woman In White: Part 3 (British Literature)

Civil War Letters – Lesson Plan
Sullivan Ballou Letter and Background – Reading


3:00 p.m. Secrets of the Six Wives: Divorced (World History)

The Six Wives of Henry VIII. Meet the Wives. Catherine – Handbook
Catherine of Aragon Rules as Regent – Video
The Six Wives of Henry VIII – Resources


4:00 p.m. African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross – The Black Atlantic (US History)

Harry Washington / The African Americans – Video and Support Materials
Successes and Failures in Resistance to Slavery / The African Americans – Lesson Plana
The Evolution of Slavery in Colonial Virginia / The African Americans – Video and Support Materials
The African-American Migration Story / The African Americans – Interactive


5:00 p.m. African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross – The Age of Slavery (US History)

Harriet Tubman / Abolition Activist – Lesson Plan
Primary Source Set: The American Abolitionist Movement – Webpage
Successes and Failures in Resistance to Slavery / The African Americans – Lesson Plan
Antebellum Agents of Change: Causes and Effects of Abolition / The African Americans – Lesson Plan

A commemorative print of the Emancipation Proclamation
A commemorative print of the Emancipation Proclamation. | Courtesy of Kansas City Public Library via Missouri Hub/Digital Public Library of America, PBS LearningMedia