May 25 | Programming and Activities | Grades 9–12

Tune in to watch the stories from those who have served, including Japanese American soldiers who were key in ending WWII, as well from those who landed on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day and lived to share their experiences.

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 KCET

9:00 a.m. Les Miserables on Masterpiece Part 4 of 6 (4921) (World Lit)

Why Did They Make Me Read This in High School? | It’s Lit! – Video


10:00 a.m. National Memorial Day Concert 2020 (US History)

D-Day Veterans Return to Normandy 70 Years Later – Video and Support Materials

Veterans’ Stories: The Veterans History Project – Media Gallery and Support Materials

Facing It, by Yusef Komunyakaa – Video and Support Materials


11:30 a.m. USS Indianapolis: The Final Chapter (US 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. The Registry (US History)

The War: At War: Fighting for Democracy – Webpage

Go For Broke National Education Center – Preserving the Legacy of the Japanese-American Veterans of World War II – Webpage

The Japanese American Soldier (via Go For Broke National Education Center) – Lesson Plan

Black and white photo of a Japanese American man in a uniform, two men in suits and a woman, sitting around a desk.
Military Intelligence Service linguist Ben Oahita (left). Ministry of the War Building, Tokyo, Japan. September 3, 1946. | Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration.

2:00 p.m. The Greatest Bond (US History)

Does My Dog Know What I’m Thinking? | It’s Okay to Be Smart – Video

‘Theater of War’ Brings Hope to Wounded Soldiers – Video and Support Materials

Monday on KLCS

2:00 p.m. USS Indianapolis: The Final Chapter (US 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


3:30 p.m. Seize and Secure: The Battle For La Fiere (US History)

Landing at Omaha Beach: D-Day – Video and Support Materials

D-Day in Luverne – Video and Support Materials

Soldiers make their way to Omaha Beach.
Soldiers make their way to Omaha Beach. | Still from “Landing at Omaha Beach: D-Day” / PBS LearningMedia

4:30 p.m. National Memorial Day Concert 2020 (US History)

The Civil War / Ken Burns in the Classroom – Collection

Teaching the Vietnam War – Collection 

Korea: The Never-Ending War – Collection

The War / Ken Burns in the Classroom – Collection