May 19 | Programming and Activities | Grades 9–12

Learn from Indigenous peoples and their special bond with nature, dive into China's last empire and explore how the Cold War helped fuel the growth of the aviation industry.

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.

Tuesday on KCET

9:00 a.m. A Very British Romance with Lucy Worsley (Richardson, Burney, and Austen) Part 2 of 2 (102-end) (British Lit)

Motherhood and Monarchy | Victoria, Season 2 – Video and Support Materials

Breaking Barriers | To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters – Media Gallery and Support Materials

10:00 a.m. Northanger Abbey (British Lit)

Literary Elements and Techniques | Setting – Video

Gothic Tales | Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alives – Video and Support Materials

Catch-22: Satirize THIS! | The Great American Read – Lesson Plan

11:30 a.m. USS Indianapolis: The Final Chapter (U.S. History)

The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis – Video and Support Materials

Incorporating Flashbacks in Narrative Text – The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis – Lesson Plan

1:00 p.m. Blue Sky Metropolis: The Big Chill Part 2 of 4 (102) (U.S. History)

Cold War Ideology – Video

The Jazz Ambassadors | The Cold War – Video and Support Materials

Coded Geographies: South Central Civic Action | Lost L.A. – Video and Support Materials

An Illustrated History of Aviation in Southern California (Part II)

The Many Ways Pop Culture Propels Spaceflight and Vice Versa

Cartoon college of several airplanes
Learn about some key moments in the history of aviation. | Henry Cram
2:00 p.m. NOVA: Killer Floods (4418) (Science)

Natural Protection from Climate Change-Related Flooding | Sinking Cities – Media Gallery and Support Materials

Natural Flood Protection – Video

Sculpted by Floods: The Northwest’s Ice Age Legacy – Media Gallery and Support Materials

Tuesday on KLCS

1:00 p.m. Wild Weather (Science)

Evidence of Wind – Interactive

Severe Weather – Media Gallery

Evidence of Weather – Background Reading, Activity and Teaching Tips

A thunderstorm over a city.
A thunderstorm over a city. | PBS LearningMedia
2:00 p.m. Howard’s End Pt. 4/4 (British Literature)

PBS NewsHour: Gender Equality – Articles

PBS NewsHour: Forgiveness – Articles

3:00 p.m. The Story of China with Michael Wood: The Last Empire/The Age of Revolution (World History)

Be the Historian: How do images function as symbols – Interactive

Know Your Dynasties: Lesson Plan / The Story of China – Lesson Plan

5:00 p.m. Native America: Nature to Nations (World History)

Agriculture as the Foundation of Early Native Governmental Structures / Native America: Nature to Nations – Media Gallery and Support Materials

The Relationship between Humans and Nature / Native America: Nature to Nations – Video and Support Materials

Cedar Trees and Totem Poles of Pacific Northwest Native Americans / Native America: Nature to Nations – Video and Support Materials

A Native American woman stands at the edge of a lake
Indigenous peoples have a strong connection to nature and believe it is our duty to take care of it. | Still from “The Relationship between Humans and Nature | Native America: Nature to Nations” / PBS LearningMedia