Arizona PBS LearningMedia and PBS Kids

The COVID-19 crisis has resulted in the closure of many schools and has temporarily hindered in-person education for children all around the world. Many parents, guardians, teachers and students alike are turning to digital resources to meet their learning needs during this time. Arizona PBS has deployed At Home Learning multimedia educational assets, including broadcast and online to help children and families who are experiencing disruptions to their learning. Arizona PBS is a department within the Cronkite School of Journalism, a community service of Arizona State University.

Online resources

The links below connect parents/caregivers and educators with rich learning content in most subject areas, freely available from PBS and other sources.

Television

Channel 8.1

Pulls from well-known PBS producers such as NOVA, American Masters, and Masterpiece beginning at 5 a.m. and concluding with the news and public affairs block at 4:30 p.m.

Channel 8.2 (Life)

Provides multiple television shows involving cooking and travel to crafts, home improvement and fitness.

Channel 8.3 (World)

Supplements educational programming with additional history and political science programming

Channel 8.4 (Arizona PBS KIDS)

Offers 24/7 children’s programming created and produced originally, and researched with grant funds from the U.S. Department of Education and Corporation for Public Broadcasting, better known as Ready to Learn.

Channel 8.5 (Classical Arizona PBS)

Serves as a central hub for notable musical events in the community, bringing concerts of internationally acclaimed artists, performances by leading ASU faculty and the next generation of young musicians to thousands of listeners. Music can be found over airwaves 8.5 and on radio channels of KBAQ-FM, KNAU-FM.

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Timeline: Explore Black history in Arizona

Students of Tucson's Dunbar School

Take a glimpse into Arizona's African American history through this interactive timeline from 1904-2021.

NOVA: Beyond the Elements 'Life'

Without the chemistry of photosynthesis, ozone, and a molecule called Rubisco, none of us would be here. So how did we get so lucky?

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