At-Home Learning Tips
Make Make Creativity a Fun Family Affair
While many of us are spending much more time with our families during the times of social distancing, don’t let that squeeze the fun out of family time. Dedicate a night to embrace your inner creativity as a team. Throw a themed dinner party inspired by your child’s favorite book, make collages and use them as postcards for friends, or complete the “Recreate a Work of Art” challenge by impersonating your favorite work of art and snapping photos. Check out more ideas on finding new ways to be creative together as a family here.
Monday on Arizona PBS
|1:30 p.m.||A More or Less Perfect Union: Part 1|
|2:30 p.m.||Freedom Writers: Stories from the Heart|
|3:30 p.m.||The Roosevelts: An Intimate History: Part Two|
Breaking Barriers: Reconstruction
Explore the Smithsonian’s collections of photographs, primary source documents, portraits, lesson plans and articles to get a greater sense of what African Americans had to do to overcome racial, economic, and political barriers during Reconstruction.
How the 15th Amendment Came to Los Angeles
At four o’clock on the morning of April 12, 1870, dozens of explosions echoed through the dark and empty streets of Los Angeles. The booming noise might have startled the town’s horses and roused some of its residents, but this wasn’t the sound of violence. It was the sound of freedom. The amendment gave black Angelenos the right to vote, but the county clerk at first refused to register them anyway … why? Read on to find out.
Baby Elephants are So Clumsy! | First Year on Earth | BBC Earth
Newborn elephants are the biggest babies on earth, in more ways than one. Watch to find out why.
Did you know elephants are some of the few animals that recognize themselves in a mirror? Read to learn more about elephants like Safina and her family, including how they form bonds, the threats to their survival and what can be done to keep them safe.
Bird Season on Anacapa Island (Photos/Video)
Take a virtual ferry to Anacapa Island to be transported into a scene from inside the pages of “National Geographic,” the month of June on Anacapa Island. Those with ornithophobia, beware!
The Los Angeles River, a Surprising Oasis for Birds
Did you know the Los Angeles River and its environs are home to a wealth of wildlife, including some majestic birds that thrive along the river banks? If you live nearby, take advantage of this fact to do a little bit of birdwatching on your daily walk— respecting social distancing, of course. If you don’t, make it a virtual birding trip!
The Constitution: How Did it Happen?
Did you know that America’s first constitution, the Articles of Confederation, gave the Confederation Congress the power to make rules and request funds from the states, but it had no enforcement powers, couldn’t regulate commerce, or print money? Read on to find out how Alexander Hamilton changed that.
How California Teacher Erin Gruwell Inspired a Generation of Writers
Erin Gruwell took a job student teaching at Woodrow Wilson High School in Long Beach, California in 1994. Over the next four years, she found she changed not only her own life but also those of the 150 students that passed through her classroom. Learn more about how she accomplished that and what she’s up to now.