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June 11 | Programming and Activities | Grades 4–8

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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 KLCS

8:00 a.m.

NOVA: Ghosts of Stonehenge (Science)

Stonehenge Was Merely the Focal Point of a Bigger Monument Site - Article
Secrets of Stonehenge - Video

Stonehenge at dusk
Stonehenge at dusk. | NOVA/

9:00 a.m.

History Detectives: Hindenburg Artifact; John Adams Book; Birthplace of Hip Hop (Social Studies)

Observing / History Detectives - Webpage
Helium Is Boring - Video and Support Materials

10:00 a.m.

Nature: The Wild Way of the Vikings (Nature)

Who Were the Vikings? - Article
Explorers: Vikings / Google Earth Voyager Stories - Webpage
Eric the Red and Leif Ericson / Explorers and Settlers - Lesson Plan
Vikings Unearthed / Space Archaeology - Media Gallery and Support Materials
Reindeer Cyclone - Video
The Sneaky Way of Orcas Hunt Seals - Video
Vikings, Vikings Everywhere / Teaching with Primary Sources - Media Gallery and Support Materials

11:00 a.m.

Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed The World - The Telescope (Science)

Telescopes / Crash Course Astronomy - Video
Hubble Telescope: Looking Deep - Video and Support Materials

Rendering of the Hubble Telescope.
Rendering of the Hubble Telescope. | Still from "Hubble Telescope: Looking Deep" PBS LearningMedia

12:00 p.m.

NOVA: Ghosts of Stonehenge (Science)

Stonehenge: Expert Q&A - Article
The Dating Game: Radioactive Carbon - Document and Support Materials
Bones of Contention - Interactive and Support Materials

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