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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 August 10 - August 14, 2020:

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 August 10 - August 14, 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

Changing Seas: Maug’s Caldera: A Natural Laboratory ー  Travel to the islands of Maug and learn how its levels of CO2 emissions help scientists study the impacts of ocean acidification on coral reefs.

(Science)

Changing Seas: Seagrasses and Mangroves ー Examine the scientific fear of diminishing vegetation in coastal mangrove forests. 

(Science)

Genius by Stephen Hawking: Can We Time Travel? ー Join world-famous scientist Stephen Hawking as he challenges people to think outside the box and into the mind of a scientist to work out if time travel is possible.

(Science)

History Detectives ーJoin the history super sleuths as they unearth unsolved mysteries from America’s past.

(Social Studies)

History Detectives: Galvez Papers ー Travel back in time to the 1800s and learn the correlation behind a governor and a slave’s emancipation papers.

(Social Studies) 

History Detectives: Mussolini’s Dagger ー Follow the history hounds as they dig to find the background behind a dagger and its relation to Benito Mussolini.

(Social Studies)

History Detectives: WB Cartoons ー Discover how a box of cartoon drawings plays an important role in the history of animation. 

(Social Studies)

Insecta: Science That Stings ー Entomologists explore the science behind bugs and their stings. 

(Science) 

NOVA: Cat Tales ー Follow the fascinating history of cats as NOVA uses science to answer the question as to whether we really ever domesticated them. 

(Science)

NOVA: Cuba’s Cancer Hope ー In unprecedented moves, learn how Cuban researchers are working with U.S. doctors to make medicines and vaccines widely available for Cubans.

(Science)

NOVA: The Truth about Fat ー Explore the functions of body fat on reproduction and hunger through scientific discovery. 

(Science)

Power Trip: The Story of Energy ー Examine energy, the underlying force behind food, water, and transportation, and how it impacts our way of life.

(Science)

Prehistoric Road Trip ー Travel through the plains of the American West to imagine the creatures and ecosystems that shaped the landscape billions of years ago. 

(Science)

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

(STEM) 

Spy in the Wild, A Nature Miniseries: The Island ー Travel to the South Pacific Islands and explore its different animals and ecosystems. 

(Science and Nature)

 

Grades 9-12

American Creed ーJoin a team of politicians and historians as they explore different sets of beliefs that shaped America.

(U.S. History)

Blood Sugar Rising ー Explore the history behind diabetes and learn how scientists are taking action to improve diabetic prevention.

(Science)

Independent Lens: Dolores ー Learn about Dolores Huerta and how her activism, along with Cesar Chavez, helped the fight for racial and labor justice. 

(History)

John Lewis: Get in the Way ー Follow the life of a Civil Rights icon and American hero as he fought for social justice and equality.

(U.S. History)

Polio Crusade: American Experience ー Hear from polio survivors as they discuss the life-threatening disease and their work with scientists to help develop a vaccine.

(U.S. History)

Ted Williams: American Masters ー Learn about the remarkable career of the baseball superstar and how his philosophy and style changed the sport. 

(Biography)

Test Tube Babies: American Experience ー Hear the story of researchers and developers who challenged science and expanded human reproduction. 

(U.S. History)

The Fight: American Experience ー Learn about one of the greatest boxing matches in history as two opponents fight with the weight of their country on their shoulders.

(U.S. History)

The Gene: An Intimate History ー Learn about the evolution of genetic science and the challenges that new scientific technologies pose for humankind.

(Science)

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History: The Fire of Life (1910- 1919) ー Learn about Franklin Roosevelt’s journey to joins forces with Democrats in Albany to fight against powerful political tycoons.

(U.S. History)

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History: The Storm (1920- 1933) ー Follow the struggles of Franklin Roosevelt as he battles running for vice president (and eventually president) while combating polio and his personal life.

(U.S. History)

 

Week of August 3 - August 7, 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:

Genius by Stephen Hawking: Where Are We? ー Join scientist Stephen Hawking as he challenges people to think outside the box and into the mind of a scientist. 

(Science)

History Detectives ー Follow a team of detectives as they work to solve mysteries from America’s past.

(Social Studies)

NATURE: Nature’s Miniature Miracles ー Learn about the world’s smallest animals who have developed unique survival skills and achieved astonishing feats. 

(Nature)

NOVA: Building the Great Cathedrals ー Explore the architectural feats of designers in the early centuries as they worked to construct some of the greatest churches of our time.

(Science)

NOVA: Inside Animal Minds: Who’s The Smartest? ーLearn how scientists use technology to track dolphins in order to better understand the secrets of animal communication.

(Science)

NOVA: Polar Extremes ー Discover the history of the North and South Poles as NOVA tracks a trail of fossils found all over the Arctic and investigates warm forests in one of the coldest places on earth. 

(Science)

Spy in the Wild: A Nature Miniseries ー Venture up North, where the spy cameras follow animal movements, feeding patterns, and their fight for survival in the wild.

(Nature)

The Farthest: Voyager in Space ー Learn about NASA’s Voyager missions that helped revolutionize our understanding of our Solar System.

(History and Space Science)

 

GRADES 9-12:

American Experience: Sealab ーLearn about the risky program that tested the limits of human endurance and revolutionized undersea exploration. 

(History and Science)

Civilizations: God and Art ー Explore connections between religion and art. 

(Art)

Changing Seas: Galapagos: Windows Into the Future ー Study how climate change affects coral reefs in the Galapagos Islands. 

(Science)

Changing Seas: The Fate of Carbon ーExplore the impact of carbon dioxide on the oceans and the atmosphere and examine its impact on ecosystems. 

(Science)

Great Performances: Julius Caesar ー Set in a woman's prison, the film offers a powerful dramatization of the catastrophic consequences of a political leader's extension of power beyond constitutional confines through an all-female lens.

History Detectives: Drone Propellor ー After finding an eight-foot-long airplane propellor, the history sleuths examine the propellor and its relation to a U.S. drone plane from World War II.

Latino Americans: The New Latinos ー Explore the immigration path of Latino Americans from World War II to the early 1960s.

(U.S. History)

NOVA: Pluto and Beyond ー Travel with the New Horizons spacecraft as it explores the furthest planet from the sun and heads toward its most distant target, Ultima Thule.

(Science)

Power Trip: The Story of Energy ー  Uncover energy hidden in our way of life, and examine the underlying forces behind food, water and transportation. 

(Science)

Shakespeare Uncovered: Julius Caesar ー Learn about the life of Julius Caesar and his corruption as told through the eyes of Shakespeare.

(ELA