April 8 | Grades 9–12

Programming Highlights

When Whales Walked: Journeys Deep in Time
Take a magical safari back in time with top scientist to meet the strange ancestors of today’s animals and learn more about evolutionary science.

The Greeks: The Good Strife
Discover the origins of storytelling, literature, science, math, philosophy and democracy in ancient Greece.


At-Home Learning Tips

Try a Different Approach to Schedules
Every child’s learning style is different, and as you find your new “normal” at home, you may see that structured schedules are not for everyone. Instead, try making a calendar with at least one new event listed on each day. Read more tips here.

Daily Programming

Wednesday on Arizona PBS

11:30  a.m. When Whales Walked: Journeys in Deep Time

Crocodile Ancestors – Discussion Questions
Birds Are Living Dinosaurs – Discussion Questions
Pakicetus: Walking Whale Ancestor – Discussion Questions
Age of Elephants – Discussion Questions
Eons: When Whales – Video

1:30 p.m. The Greeks: The Good Strife

Greek Guide to Greatness: Democracy – Video
Greek Guide to Greatness: Athletics – Video
Athletics in Ancient Greece – Images

2:30 p.m. Chasing the Moon Part 2

Poppy Northcutt, NASA Pioneer – Teaching Tips
Earthrise – Video


Additional Resources

What Has Happened to the American Dream?
Read Eleanor Roosevelt’s call to Americans to rededicate themselves to our country’s democratic ideals, in her own words.

Teddy Roosevelt’s Signature Let Los Angeles Grow
Did you know that Theodore Roosevelt signed the Congressional act into law that authorized Los Angeles to take water from the Owens Valley? Find out how it happened.

A Santa Monica sculpture of the former Rough Rider. | Courtesy Los Angeles Public Library

The Dinosaurs of California’s Lost World
For paleontologists, California is mammal country. Where did our dinosaurs go? Not that far away, it turns out.

Dinosaurs in the Southland and from the Pleistocene to Pop Culture
Southern California may have been more of a home to colossal prehistoric mammals like mammoths, American lions, saber-toothed cats, and even an ancient bear cousin — which was 11 feet tall on its hind legs — than dinosaurs, but that doesn’t mean we’ve lost our obsession with them since their existence became widely known in the late 19th century.

An artists’ imagining of Pleistocene Los Angeles. Courtesy of the California Historical Society Collection, USC Libraries.

Escapist Entertainment and Civic Engagement
Your favorite movies, music and shows would not exist if it weren’t for the Greeks. Watch to see how they practically invented entertainment as we know it.

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