April 9 | Grades 4-8

Programming Highlights

NOVA | Why Sharks Attack
NOVA teams up with leading shark experts in Australia and the United States to discover the science behind the great white’s hunting instincts. Do sharks ever target humans, or is each attack a tragic case of mistaken identity? Will analyzing the hunting instincts of this endangered predator reduce deadly attacks?

History Detectives | Korean War Letter
Rhonda never met her father, Ron Bradley. The U.S. counts Bradley among the more than 8,000 soldiers declared Missing In Action during the Korean War. Rhonda only knows her father from letters and photos her mother saved for her. She is searching for clues in one particular letter.

Ancient Skies | Finding the Center
See how our concept of the earth takes shape in the minds of great astronomers and scientists including Ptolemy, Copernicus and Galileo.

 

At-Home Learning Tips

Make the Days Special
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. Calendars teach important math skills like measuring time in different units such as days, weeks and months. Seeing what is coming up in the week may help restless kids have something to look forward to. Find more tips to make each day a little special.

 

Daily Programming

Thursday on Arizona PBS

6:30 a.m. Nova: Why Sharks Attack

The Great White Shark – Video
Shark Attack! The Hunt – Interactive
Shark Biology – Video


7:30 a.m. History Detectives: Korean War Letter, Diana, Lookout Mt. Painting

The Korean War – Media Gallery
The Korean War – Handout
Diana: Introduction – Document
Life During the Civil War – Images


8:30 a.m. Ancient Skies: Finding the Center

Galileo’s Telescope – Background Reading
Transforming the Solar System: Copernicus and Galileo – Video


9:30 a.m. The Amazing Human Body: Survive

Tuberculosis in America: Antibiotic Treatment – Handout
Blood – Video
The Science of Pain – Audio
The Nervous System: Crash Course Biology – Video


10:30 a.m. Nova: Why Sharks Attack

The Great White Shark – Video
Shark Attack! The Hunt – Interactive
Shark Biology – Video


11:30 a.m. The Great American Read: Fall Kick-Off 

Does Fiction Exist? – Video
The Importance of Chicano Representation in Bless Me, Ultima – Discussion Guide

Additional Resources

Monterey Bay’s Shark Cam
Watch the sharks of Monterey Bay live 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Pacific time.

North Korea: Photos Reveal Life North of the DMZ
Take a look inside North Korea in this revealing series of photos.

Drawing Korea’s Borders
The Armistice draws a new border across Korea and creates chaos. See how borders can make such a big difference.

 

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