April 15 | Grades 9–12

Programming Highlights

Secrets of the Dead: Cleopatra’s Lost Tomb
Watch out Indy, you’ve got competition! Meet Kathleen Martinez, a criminal lawyer turned maverick archaeologist, in her search for Cleopatra’s lost tomb. Could the 35-meter deep underground shaft that she found be the enigmatic queen’s final resting place? Tune in or watch now.

The Meeting of Antony and Cleopatra by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1885 | Flickr/Mary Harrsch/Creative Commons (CC BY 2.0)

Latino Americans, Foreigners in their Own Land and Empire of Dreams.
Relive the history of Latino Americans as they have helped shape North America over the last 500-plus years and have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S.


At-Home Learning Tips

Om It Out
Weeks of being indoors can be stressful especially when you’re at home with little ones. The first step to heading off a meltdown is to keep an eye out for the telltale signs of you and your child’s breaking point. Once you do, you’ll know how to put on the brakes such as centering yourself first and then helping your children go through their emotional process as well. Find more tips to manage stress here.


Daily Programming

Wednesday on Arizona PBS

12:30 p.m. Secret’s of the Dead: Cleopatra’s Lost Tomb
Ancient Egyptian Religion – Interactive
How the Ancient Egyptian Pyramids Were Built – Background Reading

1:30 p.m. The Greeks: Chasing Greatness
Greeks Guide to Greatness: Entertainment – Video
Greek Theater: Oedipus Rex – Discussion Questions
Greeks Guide to Greatness: Philosophy – Video

2:30 p.m. Latino Americans: Foreigners in Their Own Land
Stories of Arrival – Lesson Plan
Stories of Arrival Organizer – Worksheet

3:30 p.m. Latino Americans: Empire of Dreams
Involuntary Deportation of the 1930s – Lesson Plan
Involuntary Deportation Images and Writing Prompts – Worksheet


Additional Resources

The Panda Baby: Introduction | Nature
Learn about the birth and survival of one of the world’s most cherished endangered animals: the panda cub.

Cleopatra (1963) Trailer #1 | Movieclips Classic Trailers
You’d be forgiven for thinking Cleopatra was just a powerful seductress who liked snakes and was big on eye makeup because the image you’ve gotten about her was probably formed from movies like the 1963 “historical” epic “Cleopatra,” starring screen siren Elizabeth Taylor. Even if you haven’t seen the movie in full — and you probably haven’t, because it’s five hours long — images of Taylor as Cleopatra are embedded in popular and film culture. If somehow you have never seen Taylor in character as the legendary queen, here’s the original trailer, and yes, it’s long and meandering, just like the movie, but definitely worth a watch, if only for the dazzling outfits and scenery.

How Hollywood got Cleopatra wrong – 9 Things you Might not Know About Cleopatra
How much do you know about Cleopatra? Cleopatra was, in fact, much more than the Hollywood seductress of legend. Here are nine things you might not know about her.

History vs. Cleopatra – Alex Gendler
Was she an enigmatic queen whose lurid affairs destroyed the Roman republic, or was she simply portrayed that way by her enemies because they feared women in power? Watch to learn more about myths and facts about Cleopatra.

American Latino Heritage with the National Parks Service
The Latino American experience is a vital aspect of America’s rich and diverse past. Discover the amazing stories of the historic places where that history was made, from the Great Wall of Los Angeles to the Women’s Building in San Francisco, and many more.

Illustration of columns of a capitol building with text reading: Arizona PBS AZ Votes 2024
airs April 16

Arizona PBS presents candidate debates as part of ‘AZ Votes 2024’

The Capital building with text reading: Circle on Circle: Robert Lowell's D.C.
May 2

An evening with ‘Poetry in America’

Graphic for the AZPBS kids LEARN! Writing Contest with a child sitting in a chair writing on a table and text reading: The Ultimate Field Trip
May 12

Submit your entry for the 2024 Writing Contest

Poetry in America image with photos of four poets and the name of the show
airs April 18

Mushrooms, Weakness and Doubt 

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