March 23 | Programming and Activities | Grades 9-12

Here are the programs airing March 23 and fun activities to pair up with them.

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

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.

The Woman in White
Monday at 2:00 p.m. PST on KLCS
If you’ve heard of Twilight, you probably already have an idea of what Gothic fiction is, but have you ever heard of the Woman in White? It tells the story of a ghostly woman all dressed in white who has a dark secret and a young man who falls for her spell. Published in 1859, it is considered one of the first mystery novels and “sensation novels.” Watch to learn why the story captivated so many people.

American Experience | The Great War
Monday at 4 p.m. PST on KLCS
Watch to learn how the U.S. entered the most destructive war ever known.

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 tips about moderating screen time here.

Daily Program

Monday on KCET
9:00 a.m. The Great American Read “Fall Kick-Off”
The Importance of Chicano Representation in BLESS ME, ULTIMA
The Chronicles of Narnia
10:00 a.m. Howard’s End Part One
Learn How Authors Reveal Qualities of Characters
Identifying Characteristics 
11:00 a.m. African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Part 5
It Takes Courage to Be Weak
The Role of New Media in the Civil Rights Movement
Ella Baker and the SNCC
12:00 p.m.  Latino Americans: Prejudice and Pride Part 5
Organizing the Farm Worker Movement
Students Rising
1:00 p.m.  The Nile: Rivers of Life
Interconnections in the Okavango River Delta
Great Elephant Census
The Kush Civilization
Kush’s Rise to Power
2:00 p.m. Nova: Apollo’s Daring Mission

Rocket Engine Design Problem – Teaching Tips
The Design Process – Interactive

Monday on KLCS
8:00 a.m. NOVA: Apollo’s Daring Mission

Rocket Engine Design Problem – Teaching Tips

The Design Process – Interactive

9:00 a.m. History Detectives: Amelia Earhart Plane

Aviator, Record Breaker and Activist – Lesson Plan

Amelia Earhart Letter Archive – Video

10:00 a.m.  Africa’s Great Civilizations: Origins

Mitochondrial Eve and Homo Sapiens in Africa’s Great Rift Valley – Document

Create a Timeline – Activity

11:00 a.m. Breakthrough: The Smartphone

Turn Your Smartphone into a Science Lab – Video

Can You Call a Cell Phone in a Microwave? – Video

12:00 p.m.  NOVA: Apollo’s Daring Mission

Rocket Engine Design Problem – Teaching Tips

The Design Process – Interactive

1:00 p.m.  The Great American Read: Fall Kick Off

Does Fiction Exist? – Video

The Importance of Chicano Representation in Bless Me, Ultima – Discussion Guide

2:00 p.m. The Woman in White Part 1

Mapping the Asylum – Activity

3:00 p.m. The Woman in White Part 2

Suffragists – Media Gallery

4:00 p.m.  The Great War: American Experience Part 1

President Woodrow Wilson’s Declaration of Neutrality – Document

Declaration of Neutrality – Discussion Questions

 

 

Additional Resources

The Art of War
Take a peek into The National Archive’s collection of illustrations, propaganda and more from WWI.

Before Rosie the Riveter: L.A. Women and the First World War
During the First World War, L.A. women laid the foundation for the Rosie the Riveter feminism that followed decades later.

Poster of a Red Cross nurse (1918) by Harrison Fisher, courtesy of the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Poster of a Red Cross nurse (1918) by Harrison Fisher, courtesy of the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

An Introduction to the Woman in White
Why do we love novels that keep us guessing? A tantalizing combo of suspense and stimulation has a lot to do with it, and “The Woman in White” is no exception.

 

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