May 26 | Programming and Activities | Grades 9–12

Travel to France with Les Miserables, learn about the global experiences that shaped African American people and discover the importance of writing from the heart with the Long Beach Freedom Writers and Anne Frank.

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. Les Miserables on Masterpiece Part 5 of 6 (4922) (World Lit)

A Lesson Before Dying | In Search of the Novel: Synopsis – Document
Marie Antoinette and the French Revolution – America and France – Interactive Webpage

Oil painting of Marie-Antoinette
Portrait of Marie-Antoinette of Austria by Jean-Baptiste André Gautier d’Agoty, 1775. | Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain

10:00 a.m. Maya Angelou: American Masters (3002) (American Lit)

The Poetry of Maya Angelou via Digital Public Library of America – Teaching Guide
Discovering Your Voice Through Poetry Lesson Plan – Document and Supporting Materials
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise | The Power of Words – Media Gallery and Support Materials
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise | Maya Angelou and the 1993 Inaugural Poem: “On the Pulse of Morning” – Video and Support Materials


12:00 p.m. African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross: The Black Atlantic Part 1 of 6 (1500-1800) Part 1 of 6 (US History)

Harry Washington | The African Americans – Video and Support Materials
Successes and Failures in Resistance to Slavery | The African Americans – Lesson Plan
The Evolution of Slavery in Colonial Virginia | The African Americans – Video and Support Materials
The African-American Migration Story | The African Americans – Interactive

Illustration of Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman | PBS LearningMedia

1:00 p.m. 10 Modern Marvels That Changed America (US History)

10 Modern Marvels that Changed America Quiz – Interactive
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


2:00 p.m. NOVA: Prediction by the Numbers (4506) (Math)

Understanding a Crowd’s Predictive Ability | Prediction by the Numbers – Video and Support Materials
P-Value as a Benchmark in Experimental Research | Prediction by the Numbers – Video and Support Materials
Using Probability in Search-and-Rescue Operations | Prediction by the Numbers – Video and Support Materials
Introduction to Probability | Against All Odds: Unit 18 – Video

Tuesday on KLCS

1:00 p.m. Genius by Stephen Hawking: Can We Time Travel? (Science)

Timeline: A Brief History of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity / Light Falls – Interactive and Support Materials
Speed of Light: Time Traveler – Interactive and Support Materials


2:00 p.m. Freedom Writers: Stories From the Heart (ELA)

A Writer’s Notebook / Developing Writers: A Workshop for High School Teachers – Interactive
The Diary of Anne Frank 1: A Difficult Situation – Video and Support Materials
The Diary of Anne Frank: Life in Hiding – Videos and Support Materials
Commentary Writing: Finding a Unique Perspective – Audio and Support Materials

A young woman portrays Anne Frank
Anne Frank | Still from MASTERPIECE’s 2010 version of “The Diary of Anne Frank” / PBS LearningMedia

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

Know Your Dynasties: Lesson Plan / The Story of China – Lesson Plan
Be the Historian: How do images function as symbols – Interactive


5:00 p.m. Ancient Skies: Gods and Monsters (World History)

The Beginnings of the Telescope – Background Reading and Discussion Questions
Introduction to Astronomy / Crash Course Astronomy – Video