June 3 | Programming and Activities | Grades 9–12

Today we're exploring what places on our planet remind us of paradise and taking a look at the significance of country music in the U.S.

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. The Great American Read: What We Do For Love (World Lit)

Scarlett O’Hara’s True Love in Gone with the Wind – Discussion Questions
Looking for Alaska – Discussion Questions


10:00 a.m. The Secrets of the Six Wives: Divorced (World History)

Anne Boleyn’s Influence | Inside the Court of Henry VIII – Video
The Protestant Reformation – Video


11:00 a.m. Civilizations: Color and Light (World History)

Light and Color – Video and Discussion Questions
Primary Colors of Light and Pigments – Interactive


12:00 p.m. Country Music: The Rub (Beginnings-1993) (US History)

Country Music and the Emergence of Modern America – Media Gallery
Music as a Vocation: 1945-1963 – Media Gallery

A man plays the banjo.
A man plays the banjo. | Still from “Country Music and the Emergence of Modern America: Minstrel Songs” PBS LearningMedia

2:00 p.m. NOVA: Rise of the Mammals (Science)

Tracking Ecosystem Recovery after Collapse – Discussion Questions
How Climate, Plant, and Animal Interactions Drive Evolution – Discussion Questions

Wednesday on KLCS

1:00 p.m. The Greeks: Cavemen to Kings (Social Studies)

Art From Ancient Greece – Reading
Ancient Greek Art Archeology – Activity


2:00 p.m. The Great American Read: Other Worlds (ELA)

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy / The Great American Read – Video and Discussion Questions
Introducing Science Fiction – Videos
George R.R. Martin Discusses Lord of the Rings / The Great American Read – Video and Support Materials


3:00 p.m. Civilizations: Paradise on Earth (World History)

Yosemite National Park: Ansel Adams – Image
Landscape Photography – Video and Support Materials
Asian Brush Painter Yudong Shen – Video and Support Materials
An Endless Tradition – Reading
Landscape with a Footbridge, c.1518-20
Staying in the Moment: Capturing my Vision of Nature – Article
An Ancient Chinese Poet, facsimile of an original Chinese scroll – Image

Black and white photo of a tourist at Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park, ca. 1902
Tourist at Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park, ca. 1902. | Photo credit: Underwood & Underwood. Source: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

4:00 p.m. Chasing the Moon: American Experience, A Place Beyond the Sky (US History)

Sputnik’s Launch Begins the Space Race | Chasing the Moon – Video and Support Materials
Poppy Northcutt, NASA Pioneer | Chasing the Moon – Video and Support Materials