June 4 | Programming and Activities | Grades 9–12

Go on a trip around the world to explore humanity's art and end with a trip to the Moon to see the Earth from afar.

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 Great American Read: Other Worlds (World Lit)

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Video and Support Materials
Introduction to Science Fiction – Videos
George R.R. Martin Discuses Lord of the Rings – Video and Support Materials
Crash Course Literature: 100 Years of Solitude, Part 1 – Video


10:00 a.m. Secrets of the Six Wives: Beheaded, Died (World History)

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


11:00 a.m. Civilizations: The Cult of Progress (World History)

The Industrial Revolution in the United States – Media Gallery
Orientalism – Article 
Painting a Future for Wildlife – Video

Artist Jane Kim works on one of her murals.
Artist Jane Kim works on one of her murals. | Still from “Painting A Future for Wildlife with Jane Kim and Ink Dwell | KQED Art School” PBS LearningMedia

12:00 p.m. Country Music: Hard Times (1934-1945) (US History)

Jazz and Blues in Western Swing – Video and Support Materials
The Dust Bowl: Wood Guthrie – Video and Support Materials


2:00 p.m. NOVA: Why Sharks Attack (Science)

Shark Attack! The Hunt – Interactive and Support Materials
The Great White Shark – Media Gallery

Thursday on KLCS

1:00 p.m. The Greeks: The Good Strife (World History)

Greek Guide to Greatness: Democracy – Video
Greek Guide to Greatness: Athletics – Video
Myths and Archetypes – In Search of Myths and Heroes – Interactive
Athletics in Ancient Greece – Activity and Discussion Questions


2:00 p.m. The Great American Read: Grand Finale (ELA)

The Symbolism of Sunflower Seeds in Ghost / The Great American Read – Interactive Lesson 
Primary Source Set: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee – Webpage
The Legacy of To Kill a Mockingbird: Continuing Atticus’s Fight for Justice / The Great American Read – Lesson Plan 
The Legacy of To Kill a Mockingbird: Continuing Atticus’s Fight for Justice / The Great American Read – Lesson Plan 


3:00 p.m. Civilizations: Color and Light (World History)

Giovanni Bellini, San Zaccaria Altarpiece – Video
Finding Colors that Stop You in Your Tracks – Article
Napoleon At War – Article
Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire – Article


4:00 p.m. Chasing the Moon: American Experience, Earthrise (US History)

Ed Dwight, First Black Astronaut Trainee | Chasing the Moon – Video and Support Materials
The Road to Apollo: An Interactive Journey – Interactive and Support Materials

Ed Dwight shows an airplane model to children.
Ed Dwight shows an airplane model to children. | Still from “Ed Dwight, First Black Astronaut Trainee | Chasing the Moon” PBS LearningMedia