May 13 | Programming and Activities | Grades 9–12

Discover how women's roles were changing at the turn of the century, find out which animals are the smartest and explore the role of color in attaining spiritual ecstasy.

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. Howard’s End on Masterpiece Part 3 of 4 (British Lit)

Why Pride and Prejudice is Relevant Today | The Great American Read – Video 
Defying Convention | Little Women – Video and Support Materials
Literary Elements and Techniques | Conflict – Video

Black and white photo of two soldiers on their beds reading books
Did you know doctors prescribed reading Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” to soldiers scarred by WWI? | Still from “Why Pride and Prejudice Is Relevant Today | The Great American Read” / PBS LearningMedia

10:00 a.m. Secrets of the Dead: Ben Franklin’s Bones (World History)

Grave School Lessons – Video and Support Materials
Benjamin Franklin | Explore: Worldly Ways – Interactive


11:00 a.m. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History: A Strong and Active Faith (1944-1962) Part 7 of 7 (US History)

Eleanor Roosevelt and the United Nations – Video and Support Materials
Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – Media Gallery and Support Materials
FDR and the D-Day Prayer – Video and Support Materials


1:00 p.m. Animal Babies: First Year on Earth: New Frontiers Part 3 of 3 (Nature)

Information Processing: A Chimpanzee Identifies Threats – Video and Support Materials
My Grabber! – Activity/Document


2:00 p.m. NOVA: Inside Animal Minds: Who’s the Smartest Part 3 of 3 (Science)

Chimpanzee Deception – Video and Support Materials
Elephant Stranger Danger – Video and Support Materials
Dolphins Plan Ahead – Video and Support Materials

A woman pats a dolphin on its head.
A woman pats a dolphin on its head. | Still from “Dolphins Plan Ahead” PBS LearningMedia

Wednesday on KLCS

1:00 p.m. Big Pacific: Violent (Science)

Big Pacific, Violent: White Island – Video
Big Pacific, Violent: Migrating Saltwater Crocodiles – Video
Big Pacific, Violent: Creatures of the Lembeh Strait – Video


2:00 p.m. Shakespeare Uncovered: Richard III with Anthony Sher (World Literature)

Shakespeare Uncovered: Talking to Myself – Lesson Plan
Shakespeare Uncovered: All the Globe’s a Stage, Shakespeare’s Theater


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

Japanese artwork showing a man and a woman in traditional dress taking cover from a storm under a blanket next to three dogs
Japanese Ukiyo Prints | Photo by Nutopia Ltd/PBS.org

4:00 p.m. Asian Americans: Good Americans/Generation Rising (US History)

The New Deciders: Asian American Candidates Compete for the Asian Vote – Video
The Effort to Bring South Vietnamese Refugees to Iowa in 1979 – Video and Support Materials