Social Science | Pre-K – 3rd Grade | Week of March 16

This week we look at early U.S. history.

At Home Learning: PBS SoCal | 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. Below are digital resources you can access to continue learning at home.

Curriculum-Related Programming

At-Home Learning schedules for educational programming airing on KCET, PBS SoCal, and KLCS are updated weeklyView or Download (PDF) this week’s Grade 9-12 Education Programming Schedule.

 

Below, find digital resources you can access to expand your learning at home.

 

Programming Highlights

“Xavier Riddle and the Secret Movie: I Am Madam President” introduces us to some of the great female trailblazers in history.

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Meet the Daring Women of Color Who Beat Bigotry in Aviation
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Bessie Coleman, shown here on the wheel of a Curtiss JN-4 “Jennie” in her custom-designed flying suit (circa 1924). | Smithsonian Institution

Biddy Mason and the Founding of Los Angeles: From Slavery to Entrepreneurship
As an enslaved woman in the south, Biddy Mason was valued highly because of her knowledge in herbal medicine, but as a free woman in Los Angeles, Mason became a boundry-breaking midwife, nurse and philantropist. Learn more about Mason and share her empowering story with your child to explore Early U.S. History.

 

To view or download this week’s educational broadcast schedules for KCET, PBS SoCal and KLCS, visit our At-Home Learning page.

At-Home Learning Tips

As students adjust to new learning methods at home, remember that this is also a great opportunity to spend quality time with your child. Here are some tips for parents on balancing their children’s screen time with other fun and educational activities.