March 23 | Programming and Activities | Grades 4-8

Here's what to look out for on March 23 and some fun activities to do for grades 4 through 8.

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.

Programming Highlights

Africa’s Great Civilizations | Origins
Monday at 10 a.m. PST on KLCS
In his 6-hour series, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a look at the history of Africa, from the birth of humankind to the dawn of the 20th century. This is a breathtaking and personal journey through two hundred thousand years of history, from the origins, on the African continent, of art, writing, and civilization itself.

The Great American Read | Fall Kick-Off
Monday at 9:00 a.m. PST on KCET and at 1:00 p.m. on KLCS
The search for America’s best-loved novel hits high gear as votes roll in.

Nova | Apollo’s Daring Mission
Monday at 8 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. PST on KLCS and 2:00 p.m. PST on KCET
Apollo astronauts and engineers tell the inside story of the first manned mission to the moon.

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 on-screen time here.

Daily Program

Additional Resources

The City of Great Zimbabwe | Africa’s Great Civilizations
The Great Enclosure of Great Zimbabwe is the largest pre-colonial structure in the whole of Sub-Saharan Africa. Learn why it was a statement of majesty, power, wealth, and architectural genius.

An Illustrated History of Aviation in Southern California (Part II)
After the Second World War, the Soviet Union and the United States entered a period of heightened antagonism. From Churchill’s Iron Curtain Speech in 1946 to the first successful manned space flight in 1961, innovations in flight and rocketry where evolving at a break neck speed as the two world powers struggled to stay ahead of the other.

Blue Sky Metropolis aviation/aerospace timeline featured | Henry Cram
Illustrated airplanes | Henry Cram


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