April 23 | Grades 9–12

Programming Highlights

Amelia Earhart | American Experience
Step into legendary pilot Amelia Earhart’s yellow Kinner Airster biplane and listen to how she became the best-known female flier in America — and then disappeared. Tune in or stream.

Amelia Earhart | Still from “Blue Sky Metropolis”


At-Home Learning Tips

Embrace Your Culinary Creativity
Spending time in the kitchen is a fun and tasty way to keep in touch. Sure, this can get messy, but the reward is you get to eat whatever your kid makes — and hopefully it will be delicious. Have your kids or their friends choose a recipe each week to make together via video chat. Find some more ideas to help kids stay close to their friends online and offline.

Daily Programming

Thursday on PBS Arizona PBS

12:30 p.m. The Woman in White: Part 4

Literary Elements: Theme – Video
Suffragists – Images

1:30 p.m. The Story of China with Michael Wood: Ancestors and Silk Roads and China Ships

Confucius – Discussion Question
How the Shang Invented Writing – Discussion Questions
Silk Roads and Trade – Discussion Questions
Trade in the Tang Dynasty – Discussion Questions
Can You Read Shang? – Interactive

3:30 p.m. American Experience: Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart: American Icons – Video
Amelia Earhart: American Icons – Lesson Plans

4:30 p.m. American Experience: Space Men

Evolution of High Altitude Exploration – Images
Joseph Kittinger – Article
A Short History of Ballooning – Timeline
The Physics of Hot Air Balloons – Video

Additional Resources

Primary Source Set: The Transatlantic Slave Trade
Explore the Transatlantic Slave Trade while developing critical thinking skills with diverse material from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States.

The White Darkness
The man felt like a speck in the frozen nothingness. Every direction he turned, he could see ice stretching to the edge of the Earth: white ice and blue ice, glacial-ice tongues and ice wedges. There were no living creatures in sight. Not a bear or even a bird. Nothing but him.” Keep exploring the Arctic as you read David Grann’s incredible retelling of the story of polar explorers and adventurers Ernest Shackleton and Henry Worsley and their daring trips across Antarctica.

Polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton sitting on the Antarctic exploration vessel Aurora | Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain

Observing Antarctica – Interactive
View Antarctica in unsurpassed detail using a compilation of high-resolution images called the Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica (LIMA). Students can choose to investigate Antarctica’s moving ice; get closeup views of icebergs, snow dunes, and other land and seascape features; learn how cracks in a glacier can be used to gauge its speed; see how ridges and troughs in the ice help scientists determine glacier flow patterns; and take a flying tour of the area surrounding McMurdo Station, a scientific research center operated by the United States.

Hollywood and the Making of Aviation Celebrities
See how the the burgeoning aviation industry co-mingled with the Hollywood machine to create aviation celebrities like Amelia Earhart.

Soaring into Herstory: The Women’s Air Derby of 1929
Witness the first Intercontinental Woman’s Air Derby of 1929 in Santa Monica, where twenty daring female aviators signed up to participate in the 2,759-mile course to the finish line in Cleveland, Ohio.

A handful of the female aviators who competed in the first women’s transcontinental air derby which began in Santa Monica on August 18, 1929. Amelia Earhart is fourth from the right. Louise Thaden, who won the 2700-mile race, is fifth from the right. | Courtesy of Saint Louis University Libraries.

Meet the Daring Women of Color Who Beat Bigotry in Aviation
Meet Bessie Coleman who, despite gender and racial discrimination, blazed the trail for many future female aviators.

A Woman’s Place is in Space: Meet Eight Asian American Women Reaching for the Stars
There have been numerous women on the ground who have made NASA’s journeys possible. Get to know a few women are just a fraction of the Asian Americans whose remarkable work continues to impact the investigation of worlds beyond our own.

Kalpana Chawla in October 1995 when she was an astronaut candidate working at NASA. | Cesar Acosta/NASA
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