April 20 | Grades 4–8

Programming Highlights

History Detectives | World War II Drone
Could an eight-foot long wooden propeller dug up by an airstrip have seen action during World War II? Investigators find out.

Africa’s Great Civilizations | Origins
Journey to Kenya, Egypt and beyond as we discover the origins of man, the formation of early human societies and the creation of significant cultural and scientific achievements on the African continent.

Breakthrough: Ideas That Changed the World | Telescope
Meet the brilliant minds throughout history, from Galileo to Edwin Hubble, responsible for creating the telescope. Today, their invention allows humanity to reach the furthest limits of seeing – 13 billion light-years out.

 

At-Home Learning Tips

Take On the Joyful Challenge of Parenting Today
The national closure of schools and the loss of the eight-plus hours of childcare and education that schools provided for five days a week has effectively turned parenting into a round-the-clock task, in addition to parents’ jobs, daily routines and household chores. Rather than imposing, try letting your child lead their routine and being flexible as their interests wax and wane. Read about how other parents are managing their new realities here.

 

Daily Programming

Monday on Arizona PBS

6:30 a.m. Nova: Emperor’s Ghost Army

Qin Shi Huangdi – Discussion Questions

The Real Dirt About Clay – Video


7:30 a.m. History Detectives: Top Secret Drone, Roosevelt’s War Club & Clara Barton Letter

On the Home Front – Video

Bull Moose Party and the 1912 Collection – Discussion Questions

Civil War Letters – Lesson Plan

Clara Barton Biography – Document


8:30 a.m. Africa’s Great Civilizations: Origins

Mitochondrial Eve – Discussion Questions

Mitochondrial Eve – Activity


9:30 a.m. Breakthrough: Ideas that Changed the World “The Telescope”

The Beginnings of the Telescope – Discussion Questions

Telescopes: Crash Course Astronomy – Video

Hubble Telescope – Background Reading


10:30 a.m. Nova: Emperor’s Ghost Army

Qin Shi Huangdi – Discussion Questions

The Real Dirt About Clay – Video

 

Additional Resources

Research Your Family’s Military History
Does your family have a rich military history? Get to know a little bit more about your family tree by doing your research in the National Archives. Read this guide to get started.

Explore This Interactive Map of Africa
Did you know ironworking has its roots in Africa? Walk through beautiful arches in Morocco. Learn more about the African continent in this interactive map.

How Mount Wilson Observatory and Hubble Changed Our View of the Universe
The Milky Way, is just one of trillions of galaxies in the universe. Thanks to the Mount Wilson Observatory, Edwin Hubble, and calculations provided by Henrietta Swan Leavitt, we are aware of just how vast space is around us. See how pivotal this early astronomical place has been in this history of science.

The 60-inch telescope at Mount Wilson Observatory | Sandi Hemmerlein

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