May 15 | Programming and Activities | Grades 9–12

Meet Anna May Wong, the first Chinese American Hollywood movie star, learn about the emotional lives of animals and delve into the purpose of art.

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.

Friday on KCET

9:00 a.m. Asian Americans: Breaking Ground/A Question of Loyalty Part 1 of 3  (U.S. History)

Anna May Wong | Unladylike2020 – Video and Support Materials
Early Chinese Immigration to the US – Primary Source Set and Teaching Guide / Webpage
US Army Portrait | Your Story, Our Story – Media Gallery and Support Materials
Executive Order 9066: Resulting in the Relocation fo Japanese (1942) and Resource Materials – Media Gallery and Support Materials
Injustice at Home | The Japanese-American Experience of the World War II Era – Media Gallery and Support Materials

The actress Anna May Wong painted in blue toned watercolors.
Anna May Wong reimagined in watercolors. | Still from “Anna May Wong | Unladylike2020” / PBS LearningMedia

11:00 a.m. Asian Americans: Good Americans/Generation Rising Part 2 of 3 (U.S. History)

Intersectionality and the Making of a Movement | Dolores – Media Gallery and Support Materials
Understanding Intersectionality: Lesson Plan | Dolores – Lesson Plan
Clip 2 – Student Activism – Video 
The Fight for Peace: LZ Kansas City | Vietnam on the Homefront – Video
First Days Stories: Thang Do and Andrew Ly – Media Gallery and Support Materials


1:00 p.m. Asian Americans: Breaking Through Part 3 of 3 (U.S. History)

Asian American Candidates Compete for the Asian Vote | The New Deciders – Video
The New Americans | Lesson Plan: The Demographics of Immigration-Using United States Census Data – Lesson Plan Webpage
Maya Lin – Video and Support Materials


2:00 p.m. NOVA: Eagle Power (Science)

Nature | American Eagle: Hatching – Video and Support Materials
Nature | American Eagle: Fledglings – Video and Support Materials
Nature | American Eagle: Growing Independent – Video and Support Materials
Cool Critters: Golden Eagles | QUEST – Video and Support Materials

Friday on KLCS

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

Nature: The Emotional Lives of Animals – Article
Friendship in the Animal Kingdom – Video and Support Materials

A group of rhesus macaque monkeys sit together on a tree branch
A group of rhesus macaques sits together on a tree branch. | “Still from “Friendship in the Animal Kingdom” / PBS LearningMedia

2:00 p.m. Howard’s End PT. 2/4 On Masterpiece (British Literature)

Unstoppable: The Road to Women’s Rights – Video
The Fight for Women’s Suffrage – Article


3:00 p.m. Civilizations – What Is Art (Good For)? (World History)

Stories Through Art: Telling Personal Stories – Lesson Plan
As Long as I Remember: PTSD and Art as Therapy – Media Gallery
Brundibar and the Children of Terezin – Article
Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin – Video
The Perpetual Act of Making – Article
Culture Shock: You Decide: The Art of Kara Walker – Images
American Masters: Abstract Expressionism – Article
The Case for Jackson Pollock – Video
Curator’s Choice: El Anatsui at Brooklyn Museum – Video

A man crouches over a canvas on the floor and flings paint onto it with a paintbrush.
Jackson Pollock flings paint onto a canvas. | Still from “The Case for Jackson Pollock”

4:00 p.m. Latino Americans: Foreigners In Their Own Land (US History)

Stories of Arrival – Lesson Plan
Stories of Arrival Organizer – Printable Activity


5:00 p.m. Latino Americans: Empire of Dreams

Identity, Immigration and Economics: Involuntary Deportations of the 1930s – Lesson Plan
Stereotypes vs. Statistics – Lesson Plan
Journey from Mexico – Video 
Deportations – Video