May 25 | Programming and Activities | Grades 4–8

Take a moment to learn about the history of Memorial Day and revisit the 10 streets, parks and modern marvels that changed this country.

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.

Monday on KLCS

8:00 a.m. National Memorial Day Concert 2020 (US History)

Soldiers, Veterans, and War in American Life – Collection

Vietnam Veterans Memorial – Collection

Wall of Remembrance – Video

The History of Memorial Day – Article

Black and white photo of a soldier putting dirt on a grave with a white cross
Find out why we take time to think about soldiers on Memorial Day. | PBS.org

9:30 a.m. 10 Streets That Changed America (US History)

Artifacts of the Boston Post Road – Video

How A Highway Paved the Way to Opportunities – Video

Segregation on Streetcars – Video

Freedom Riders: Freedom Riders Challenge Segregation – Video and Support Materials


10:30 a.m. 10 Modern Marvels That Changed America (US History)

The Impact of the Erie Canal on America – Interactive Lesson and Support Materials

Hoover Dam – Video and Support Materials

The Transcontinental Railroad – Media Gallery and Support Materials

10 Modern Marvels that Changed America Quiz – Interactive

Railroad workers stand in front of a train
The Transcontinental Railroad, built largely with of immigrant labor, helped bridge the East and West of the U.S. | The Transcontinental Railroad / PBS LearningMedia

11:30 a.m. 10 Parks That Changed America (US History)

Central Park Lake, 20th Century – Image and Support Materials

Squares of Savannah – Video


12:30 p.m. National Memorial Day Concert 2020 (US History)

Civil War Band and Drum Corps – Media Gallery

Iowa Soldiers Remember Afghanistan – Collection

Arlington National Cemetery – Video and Article