May 12 | Grades 9–12

Tuesday on Arizona PBS

11:30 a.m. Genius by Stephen Hawking: What Are We?

What Are We? / Genius by Stephen Hawking – Lesson Plan
Lesson 105: The Building Blocks of Life – Video
Lesson 105: How Long? – Video
Human Evolution – Lesson Plan
Evidence for Evolution – Activity
Life’s Rocky Start / The Miller-Urey Experiment – Video and Support Materials


12:30 p.m. The Great American Read: Grand Finale

The Symbolism of Sunflower Seeds in Ghost / The Great American Read – Interactive Lesson 
Primary Source Set: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee – Webpage
The Legacy of To Kill a Mockingbird: Continuing Atticus’s Fight for Justice / The Great American Read – Lesson Plan 
The Legacy of To Kill a Mockingbird: Continuing Atticus’s Fight for Justice / The Great American Read – Lesson Plan 


1:30 p.m. Norman Mineta and His Legacy: An American Story

Norman Mineta’s Inspiring Life Story Is PBS Documentary – Article
Norman Mineta Honored at An American Story: Norman Mineta and His Legacy Screening Event – Article
The Supreme Court / Civil Rights and Civil Liberties – Lesson Plan
Japanese Internment Camps – Media Gallery and Support Materials
You Decide: Japanese American Internment? / A Biography of America – Interactive and Support Materials
History of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) / Move to Include – Video

Three Japanese-American girls standing against wall, c. 1943.
Three Japanese-American girls standing against a wall, c. 1943. | Photographer: Ansel Adams. Source: Manzanar War Relocation Center Photographs, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. LCCN 2002697874.]

2:30 p.m. Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise, Keep Your Head Up/Touch the Sky

The Medium Shapes the Message / Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise – Lesson and Support Materials
Keep Your Head Up / Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise – Lesson and Support Materials
Keep Your Head Up: 3-2-1 Chart – Printable Activity

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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