May 14 | Grades 4–8

Thursday on Arizona PBS

6:30 a.m. Nova – Decoding the Great Pyramid

How the Ancient Egyptian Pyramids Were Built – Video, Background Reading and Discussion Questions
Building the Pyramids of Ancient Egypt – Interactive Lesson and Support Materials

A tall, pale tan ancient pyramid seen from afar, with palm trees and greenery in the foreground.
An ancient pyramid. | Still from “How the Ancient Egyptian Pyramids Were Built” /PBS LearningMedia

7:30 a.m. History Detectives: Hot Town Poster, Face Jug, Lost City of Gold

The West: Cities of Gold – Article
Civil War: Face Jug – Activity
Graphic Organizer: Unit Reflection Sheet – Printable Activity
How to Conduct Historical Research – Article
How to Examine Art and Photographs – Article
Jim McDowell / Muse Moments – Media Gallery and Support Materials
1968 Protests and Politics – Lesson and Activity
A Convention in Chaos – Video
The 1968 Democratic National Convention – Lesson Plan


8:30 a.m. Spy in the Wild: A Nature Miniseries – The North

The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies – Videos
Monarch Butterflies Drop 53 Percent in Wintering Area Official Say – Article
Migration of the Monarch – Video and Support Materials

Monarch butterflies
Monarch butterflies are seen at El Rosario sanctuary for monarch butterflies in the western state of Michoacan, near Ocampo, Mexico on February 3, 2020. | REUTERS/Alan Ortega TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY/PBS.org

9:30 a.m. H2O: The Molecule That Made Us – Crisis

California’s Water Supply – Video and Support Materials
PBS NewsHour: Is the World’s Fresh Water Supply Running Out? – Video and Transcript
Impacts of Water Management | H2O: The Molecule That Made Us – Media Gallery and Support Materials
PBS NewsHour: How Scientists are Harvesting Fog to Secure the World’s Water Supply – Video and Transcript
The Impacts of a Megadrought on the Amazon Rainforest | H2O: The Molecule That Made Us – Video and Support Materials

A man sits in a disheveled chair amid wooden ruins in a dusty, dried up body of water.
A man sits in a disheveled chair amid ruins in the Salton Sea. | Still from “California’s Salton Sea | H2O: The Molecule That Made Us” / PBS LearningMedia

10:30 p.m. NOVA – Decoding the Great Pyramid

Pharaoh Khufu – Video and Support Materials
How the Ancient Egyptian Pyramids Were Built – Video, Background Reading and Discussion Questions
Building the Pyramids of Ancient Egypt – Interactive Lesson and Support Materials

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