May 21 | Programming and Activities | Grades 9–12

Explore the impact of color, light and art on world civilizations, see how space exploration is experiencing a new era and learn about the incredible resiliency of Indigenous peoples.

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.

Thursday on KCET

9:00 a.m. Les Miserables on Masterpiece Part 2 of 6 (4919) (World Lit)

Adapting Dickens: From Page to Screen – Interactive Lesson

10:00 a.m. Ancient Skies: Finding the Center Part 2 of 3 (102) (Social Studies)

Galileo’s Telescope – Video and Support Materials
Transforming the Solar System: Copernicus and Galileo | Genius by Stephen Hawking – Video 
Galileo: Sun-Centered System – Video and Support Materials

11:00 a.m. Civilizations: Color and Light Part 7 of 9 (107) (World History)

Giovanni Bellini, San Zaccaria Altarpiece – Video
An Artist’s Perspective: Finding Colors that Stop You in Your Tracks – Article Webpage
Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire: Artisan – Webpage
Stained Glass Window: Chartres Cathedral – Media Gallery and Support Materials

A stained glass window from the 13th century featuring Noah's ark
Stained glass window in Chartres Cathedral of Noah’s Ark from the Noah window
French School, (13th century) Medium: stained glass. | PBS LearningMedia

12:00 p.m. Civilizations: The Cult of Progress Part 8 of 9 (108) (World History)

Orientalism – Khan Academy Webpage
The Industrial Revolution in the United States – Media Gallery
Painting A Future for Wildlife with Jane Kim and Ink Dwell | KQED Art School – Video 
Belarusian Waltz: Art as a Form of Protest – Media Gallery and Support Materials

1:00 p.m. Blue Sky Metropolis: Back to the Future Part 4 of 4 (104-end) (U.S. History)

SpaceX’s Successful Rocket Landing Marks New Chapter for Space Exploration | PBS NewsHour – Video and Support Materials
The First Humans on Mars | PBS Space Time – Video
Engineer Profile: Myron Fletcher – Video and Support Materials
Speeding up Space Travel – Video and Support Materials
Worth the Struggle: Diana Trujillo’s Journey from Colombia to NASA

A woman speaks at an event.
Diana Trujillo speaks during the Aspira con NASA/Aspire with NASA Hispanic Heritage Month event on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016 at NASA Headquarters in Washington | Flickr/NASA HQ PHOTO/Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

2:00 p.m. NOVA: Cuba’s Cancer Hope (4705) (Science)

U.S., Cuba Re-establish Diplomatic Ties – Video and Support Materials
Cancer – A New Treatment – Video and Support Materials
Country Report: Cuba – Document


Thursday on KLCS

1:00 p.m. Influenza 1918: American Experience (US History)

A Letter From Camp Devens – Article
Medical Investigation of Influenza – Article
The 1918 Influenza Pandemic and COVID-19 – Article
Your Immune System: Natural Born Killer / Crash Course Biology – Video

2:00 p.m. Little Women Pt. 2/3 (American Literature)

Becoming a Writer / Little Women – Video and Support Materials
Louisa May Alcott / The Civil War – Video and Support Materials

3:00 p.m. Korea: The Never-Ending War (World History)

Mapping the Korean Peninsula / Korea: The Never-Ending War – Video and Support Materials
The Lowdown / How Did North Korea Get Like This? A Brief History – Lesson Plan 

5:00 p.m. Native America: New World Rising (World History)

The Comanche and the Horse / Native America – Video and Support Materials
The Incas of Peru / Teaching with Primary Sources – Media Gallery and Support Materials

Graphic of a Comanche person riding on a white horse on a full moon night
The spirit of the horse is very important to Comanche peoples. | Still from “The Comanche and the Horse | Native America” PBS LearningMedia