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At-Home Learning: Summer Session

 

 

WETA and WHUT continue with a new summer schedule of programming and resources designed to extend children's learning and family engagement. We have created an "At-Home Learning" weekly e-mail that links PBS Kids television shows with books, resources and activities that families can do together. To receive a copy, email outreach@weta.org.

 

 
 

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WEEK of JULY 13 - JULY 17, 2020:

 

WEEK of JULY 6 - JULY 10, 2020:

 

At-Home Learning Supplemental Curriculum Links 

In conjunction with their broadcast offerings, the stations are making available digital At-Home Learning tools from PBS Learning Media designed for parents, caregivers, teachers and children.

 

Week of July 13 - July 17, 2020:

 

PreK-3rd Grade  

Hero Elementary ー Hero Elementary is a school for budding superheroes who learn to master their innate powers while exploring science along the way.  

(Scientific Inquiry, Life/Earth & Space/Physical Science, Engineering & Technology) 

Molly of Denali ー Travel with Alaskan Native Molly Mabray as she introduces viewers to the history and modern-day experience of family life in the heart of the Alaskan tundra.  

(Literacy) 

Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum ーJourney with Xavier and his friends as they travel back in time to meet real-life inspirational figures when they were kids. 

(Social & Emotional Learning) 

Let’s Go Luna! ー Let’s Go Luna takes viewers around the world as they explore countries and cities with Luna the Moon. 

(Social Studies) 

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood ー Join Daniel Tiger and characters from the Neighborhood of Make-Believe as they learn the key social skills necessary for school and for life through imagination, creativity and music. 

(Social & Emotional Learning) 

Clifford The Big Red Dog ー Clifford and Emily explore Birdwell Island and venture through new expeditions.  

(Social & Emotional Learning)  

Sesame Street ー Engage young children through the world of Sesame Street as they learn about STEM, social studies, and more from characters such as Elmo and Big Bird. 

(Social & Emotional Learning, Literacy, Math and Spanish) 

Pinkalicious & Peterrific ー The series introduces students to art and uses interactive videos to encourage creativity.  

(The Arts, Creative Expression) 

Dinosaur Train ー Delve into an exploration of animals and natural history through the eyes of Buddy the Tyrannosaurus.  

(Scientific Inquiry, Life/Earth Science) 

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That ー Follow the Cat in the Hat and friends on adventures that teach children about the wonders of natural and social sciences. 

(Scientific Inquiry, Life/Earth/Physical Science, Engineering & Technology) 

 

Grades 4-8 

OSIRIS Rex: Countdown to Launch ー Learn about the science and scientists behind the asteroid return mission OSIRIS-REx as they relay challenges and triumphs of reaching the near-Earth asteroid Bennu by spacecraft.  

(Science) 

SciGirls ー Follow a group of middle-school girls using science and technology while exploring the world. 

(STEM) 

Sinking Cities: Miami ー See how engineers and scientists attempt to protect one of America’s biggest cities from global warming and unforeseeable weather patterns. 

(STEM) 

NOVA | Prediction by the Numbers ー Explore the process of forecasting data trends and decisions through numbers and patterns. 

(Science) 

Changing Seas | The Cordell Bank: A National Treasure ー Learn about the Cordell Bank, one of the world’s most beautiful underwater oasis located off the coast of California, and its importance for marine life.  

(Science and Nature) 

Changing Seas | Sponges: Oldest Creatures in the Sea? ー Sponges come in different shapes and sizes and are thought to be the oldest creatures in the sea. But science may show that another creature is older.  

(Science) 

NOVA | Bigger Than T. rex ー Travel back to the time of the dinosaurs as scientists learn about the discovery of fossils that reopen possibilities of a new dinosaur species even bigger than the Tyrannosaurus Rex.  

(Science) 

The History Detectives: The Manhattan Project ー In a project that produced the first nuclear weapon, follow history detectives as they unravel a mystery about a patent potentially used to build the Atomic Bomb. 

(Social Studies) 

NATURE: Forest of the Lynx ー Forest of the Lynx follows animals in Kalkalpen National Park and chronicles life in Austria’s remote wilderness and ecosystem. 

(Science and Nature) 

NOVA | Rise of the Rockets ー From traveling the solar system to landing on the moon, explore new technologies that ushered in an era of space exploration. 

(Science) 

NATURE: Sex, Lies, and Butterflies ー Explore the lives of butterflies, from eggs to caterpillars to metamorphosis and the survival techniques used to make one of the greatest migrations on earth. 

(Nature) 

 

Grades 9-12 

NOVA | Mystery of Easter Island ー The documentary examines Easter Island,  one of the world’s largest mysteries and seeks to answer questions surrounding the infamous Moai statues. 

(Science) 

Nazi Mega Weapons ー Learn about the engineering feats that advanced warfare and ushered in a technological revolution. 

(World History) 

Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed The World: The Telescope ー Unearth the telescope, one of the world’s most important inventions, and learn how it changed science. 

(History and Science) 

Civilizations: The Second Moment of Creation ー An examination of the role that art has on human evolution. 

(Art)  

Africa’s Great Civilizations: Cities ー Travel with Henry Louis Gates Jr. as he explores some of the oldest and most vibrant cities while learning about the origins of human existence. 

(World History)  

African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross ーThe series guides viewers on a journey across two continents to explore the transition of African-Americans.   

(World History)  

The Windermere Children ー Taken as children without their families, hear the stories of Holocaust survivors as they adjusted to their new life and new friendships. 

(World History) 

GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II ー Learn about the hundreds of thousands of Jewish Americans who fought in World War II. Watch testimony from veterans and their experience fighting for our nation. 

(U.S. History)  

The Windermere Children: In Their Own Words ー On the 75th anniversary of the Holocaust hear from the Windemere children, from Holocaust imprisonment to starting new lives.  

(World History) 

Latino Americans: War and Peace ー Learn about Latino Americans in World War II and their fight for justice while facing discrimination in the United States.  

(U.S. History) 

Les Misérables on Masterpiece ー Victor Hugo’s novel is retold as the stories of love and death in early 19th-century France.   

(Literature) 

 

 

Week of July 6 - July 10, 2020:

 

PreK-3rd Grade  

Hero Elementary ー Hero Elementary is a school for budding superheroes who learn to master their innate powers while exploring science along the way.  

(Scientific Inquiry, Life/Earth & Space/Physical Science, Engineering & Technology) 

Molly of Denali ー Travel with Alaskan Native Molly Mabray as she introduces viewers to the history and modern-day experience of family life in the heart of the Alaskan tundra.  

(Literacy) 

Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum ーJourney with Xavier and his friends as they travel back in time to meet real-life inspirational figures when they were kids. 

(Social & Emotional Learning) 

Let’s Go Luna! ー Let’s Go Luna takes viewers around the world as they explore countries and cities with Luna the Moon. 

(Social Studies) 

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood ー Join Daniel Tiger and characters from the Neighborhood of Make-Believe as they learn the key social skills necessary for school and for life through imagination, creativity and music. 

(Social & Emotional Learning) 

Clifford The Big Red Dog ー Clifford and Emily explore Birdwell Island and venture through new expeditions.  

(Social & Emotional Learning)  

Sesame Street ー Engage young children through the world of Sesame Street as they learn about STEM, social studies, and more from characters such as Elmo and Big Bird. 

(Social & Emotional Learning, Literacy, Math and Spanish) 

Pinkalicious & Peterrific ー The series introduces students to art and uses interactive videos to encourage creativity.  

(The Arts, Creative Expression) 

Dinosaur Train ー Delve into an exploration of animals and natural history through the eyes of Buddy the Tyrannosaurus.  

(Scientific Inquiry, Life/Earth Science) 

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That ー Follow the Cat in the Hat and friends on adventures that teach children about the wonders of natural and social sciences. 

(Scientific Inquiry, Life/Earth/Physical Science, Engineering & Technology) 

 

Grades 4-8 

Great Yellowstone Thaw ー The film explores how wildlife adapts to Yellowstone’s changing seasons. 

(Science & Nature) 

History Detectives ー Join a team of researchers as they solve puzzles behind some of America’s historic objects and artifacts.  

(Social Studies) 

Nature — Journey to far-flung locations and enjoy the beauty and wonder of the natural world.  

(Science & Nature) 

NOVA ー The series brings stories from the frontlines of science and engineering, answering the questions of today and tomorrow.  

(Science) 

Spy in the Wild: A Nature Miniseries ー Delve into the world of animal intelligence as cameras disguised as animals provide a new perspective into their way of life. 

(Science & Nature) 

The Statue of Liberty ー The Ken Burns documentary examines the nature of liberty and the significance of the statue to American life. 

(U.S. History) 

Wild Weather ー The film features scientists from around the world who are creating their own weather to examine the secret processes at work. 

(Science) 

 
Grades 9-12 

African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross ーThe series guides viewers on a journey across two continents to explore the transition of African-Americans.  

(World History) 

Africa's Great Civilizations ー Hosted by Henry Louis Gates Jr., the series chronicles 200,000 years of Africa's untold history, beginning with the origin of man and the formation of early human societies. 

(World History)  

American Experience: Roads to Memphis ー On April 4, 1968, James Earl Ray shot and killed Dr. Martin Luther King. This is the fateful narrative of the killer and his prey, set against the turbulent forces in American society.  

(U.S. History) 

American Masters: Sammy Davis, Jr. ー An examination of the performer's career and journey for identity through the shifting tides of civil rights and racial progress during 20th-century America. 

(Biography) 

Breakthrough: The Ideas that Changed the World ー A journey through human history, told through six iconic objects that modern people take for granted, and see how science, invention and technology build on one another to change everything.  

(Science) 

Impossible Builds ー An all-access look at the creation of some of the world’s most ambitious, technologically-advanced construction buildings. 

Latino Americans ー An exploration of the impact of Latino Americans, who have grown to become the largest minority group in America. 

(U.S. History) 

Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet ー Learn about Muhammad, an Arab religious leader, and how his teachings and prophecy lead to the second-biggest religion in the world. 

(World History) 

The Great American Read ー An in-depth analysis of some of the most popular American books and how they impacted everyday people.  

(Literature) 

The Vietnam War ー A Ken Burns documentary detailing one of the most divisive wars through footage, photographs, and recordings. 

(U.S. History) 

10 Modern Marvels That Changed the World ー A whirlwind tour of 10 engineering feats that made our civilization possible. See how engineers connected our nation with bridges, rail networks and a continent-wide freeway system, and delivered water from distant rivers to our kitchen sinks.