May 15 | Grades 4–8

Friday on Arizona PBS

6:30 a.m. Nova: Why Bridges Collapse

Building Big / Brooklyn Bridge – Article
Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 – Image
The Silver Bridge Tragedy – Video and Support Materials


7:30 a.m. History Detectives: Jackie Robinson All-Stars, Modoc Basket

Racism and Exclusion in Jackie Robinson’s Early Career – Video and Support Materials
Jackie Robinson: 3-2-1 Strategy Chart – Activity
The Settlement of the American West – Interactive 
Biography: J. Edgar Hoover – Article

Black and white photo of an African American man in a white Dodgers uniform.
Jackie Robinson | Still from “Racism and Exclusion in Jackie Robinson’s Early Career” PBS LearningMedia

8:30 a.m. Nova: Polar Extremes

Changing Arctic Landscape – Video and Support Materials
Adaptations to Changes in Temperature / Polar Extremes – Media Gallery and Support Materials
Community Outreach Toolkit / Polar Extremes – Lesson
NOVA: Polar Extremes – Collection of Support Materials


10:30 a.m. Nova: Why Bridges Collapse

PBS NewsHour: Experts Warned Before Italy Bridge Collapse That Cables Were Corroding, Report Says – Article
Survivors Recount Bridge Collapse in Genoa, Italy – Video
What are the Responsibilities of a Bridge Inspector? – Video and Support Materials

The collapsed Morandi Bridge is seen in the Italian port city of Genoa
The collapsed Morandi Bridge is seen in the Italian port city of Genoa, Italy August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Massimo Pinca – RC19B6772F60/ PBS NewsHour
Illustration of columns of a capitol building with text reading: Arizona PBS AZ Votes 2024

Arizona PBS presents candidate debates

An armed forces bugler playing the trumpet in front of the United States Capitol building.
airs May 26

National Memorial Day Concert 2024

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 26

Submit your entry for the 2024 Writing Contest

Rachel Khong
May 29

Join us for PBS Books Readers Club!

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