April 9 | Grades 9–12

Programming Highlights

Shakespeare’s Tomb
The inscription on William Shakespeare’s grave makes it clear that he didn’t want to be disturbed. Why? In the first archaeological investigation of his grave, scientists will do just that to find out.

Shakespeare’s tomb reads: “Good friend for Jesus sake forbeare, To dig the dust enclosed here. Blessed be the man that spares these stones, And cursed be he that moves my bones.” | Still from “Shakespeare’s Tomb.”


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

12:30  p.m. Shakespeare Uncovered: Richard III

Talking to Myself – Lesson Plan
All the Globe’s A Stage – Lesson Plan

1:30 p.m. Shakespeare’s Tomb

Shakespeare: The Intersection of Art and Life – Interactive

2:30 p.m. Chasing the Moon: Part 3

The Road to Apollo – Interactive
Moonwalk – Video


Additional Resources

Five Traditional Plant Medicines and How They Might Work
Did you know that Native people have found treatments for many common pathogens including the polio virus in the plants with which they share the landscape? Find out what other plants Native people use to cure ailments.

reosote in bloom | Col Ford and Natasha de Vere, some rights reserved

The Birth of California’s State Park System
Read to find out what convinced politicians that people needed space to “be held for public use, resort, and recreation.” Hint: It involves some very famous trees.

Photographer Charles Weed made this stereogram in 1864, the same year Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove of Big Trees became California’s (and the nation’s) first state park. | California State Library

45 Everyday Phrases Coined By Shakespeare
As good luck would have it, it is said that Shakespeare was born in April, so there’s no better time to get creative and use some of his most famous phrases to make us as merry as the day is long.

The four men of Il Divo
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Il Divo XX: Live from Taipei

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