April 20 | Grades 9–12

Programming Highlights

A More or Less Perfect Union, A Personal Exploration by Judge Douglas Ginsburg, A Constitution for All
Delve into the Bill of Rights, which protects free speech, religious freedom, and the rights of persons accused of a crime, and discover the Supreme Court decisions that set back racial justice for nearly a century after the Civil War. Tune in or stream.

John Lewis- Get in the Way
Follow the journey of civil rights hero, congressman, and human rights champion John Lewis who, at the Selma March, came face-to-face with club-wielding troopers and exemplified non-violence. Now, 76, he is considered the conscience of Congress.

A young John Lewis in the grip of police officers during a civil rights protest | Still from “John Lewis- Get in the Way”


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

11:30 a.m. The Woman in White: Part 1
Mapping the Asylum – Activity

12:30 p.m. A More or Less Perfect Union, A Personal Exploration by Judge Douglas Ginsburg: A Constitution For All
Dred Scott Case – Discussion QuestionsThe Bill of Rights – Interactive

1:30 p.m. John Lewis: Get in the Way

John Lewis’ Speech: March on Washington – Video

John Lewis: Civil Rights Movement – Video

2:30 p.m. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History “The Fire of Life”

“Bull Moose Party” and the 1912 Election – Discussion Questions

Theodore Roosevelt and WWI – Activity


Additional Resources

Mister Jiu’s Chinatown
Watch to learn how in San Francisco’s Chinatown, Brandon Jew walks the line between his Chinese heritage and his American upbringing with his restaurant, Mister Jiu’s. With the rapid gentrification of the neighborhood, the face of the country’s oldest Chinatown is changing while a younger generation holds on to the traditions and flavors of the past.

Chinese pork dumplings | Courtesy of America’s Test Kitchen from Cook’s Illustrated

Himalayas Facts
Learn more about the geography, ecology and wildlife of the magnificent mountain range.

Snow Leopards 101 | Nat Geo Wild
Meet the elusive and majestic “mountain ghosts” of the Himalaya.

Freedom of Speech: Crash Course Government #25
Learn how the first Amendment protects you from the government and what speech is not protected in this fun video.

John Lewis: Civil Rights Movement – Video
Raised on a cotton field in rural Alabama, Rep. John Lewis served on the frontline of the Civil Rights Movement to end systematic racial segregation. From speaking at the March on Washington to enduring severe beatings as he participated in the Freedom Rides, watch to see how John Lewis now continues the fight for equality as a U.S. Congressman.

Illustration of columns of a capitol building with text reading: Arizona PBS AZ Votes 2024
airs April 18

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

Earth Day Challenge graphic with the Arizona PBS logo and an illustration of the earth

Help us meet the Earth Day Challenge!

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

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

An evening with ‘Poetry in America’

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