March 30 | Grades 9-12

Programming Highlights

The Woman in White
If you’ve heard of Twilight, you probably already have an idea of what Gothic fiction is, but have you ever heard of the Woman in White? It tells the story of a ghostly woman all dressed in white who has a dark secret and a young man who falls for her spell. Published in 1859, it is considered one of the first mystery novels and “sensation novels.” Watch to learn why the story captivated so many people.

American Experience | The Great War
Watch to learn how the U.S. entered the most destructive war ever known.

At-Home Learning Tips

Make Home Routines Educational
Encourage your kids to take breaks from watching television to engage in other activities, such as helping you cook, sorting and folding laundry, or playing a board game. You can turn everyday home routines into educational conversations about measurement, sorting, classifying shapes and counting. Read more tips about moderating screen time here.

Monday on Arizona PBS

12:30 p.m. The Woman in White Part 1Mapping the Asylum – Activity

1:30 p.m. The Woman in White Part 2Suffragists – Media Gallery

2:30 p.m. The Great War: American Experience Part 1President Woodrow Wilson’s Declaration of Neutrality – Document

Declaration of Neutrality – Discussion Questions

Additional Resources

The Art of War
Take a peek into The National Archive’s collection of illustrations, propaganda and more from WWI.

Before Rosie the Riveter: L.A. Women and the First World War
During the First World War, L.A. women laid the foundation for the Rosie the Riveter feminism that followed decades later.

Poster of a Red Cross nurse (1918) by Harrison Fisher, courtesy of the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Poster of a Red Cross nurse (1918) by Harrison Fisher, courtesy of the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

An Introduction to the Woman in White
Why do we love novels that keep us guessing? A tantalizing combo of suspense and stimulation has a lot to do with it, and “The Woman in White” is no exception.

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