At-Home Learning Supplemental Materials and Resources

Monday, May 25

(Grades PreK-3)

6 am: Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum (Social/Emotional; History)

I Am Winston Churchill - Brad is excited to join a small group of boys building a castle in the KidZone, but his enthusiasm quickly disappears when they refuse to listen to any of his ideas. Our heroes go back in time to meet someone who knew exactly how to command attention: Winston Churchill. They meet Winston just as he's about to play a game of capture the flag with his new schoolmates, but none of them want to listen to his ideas on how to play the game! Knowing he could lead his team to victory, Winston keeps on sharing his ideas, confidently and politely, until the boys finally listen. Their big win shows Brad how important it is to speak up for yourself.

Related Resources: PBS LearningMedia

Collection | Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum

Teacher's Guide | Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum

I Am Cleopatra - Xavier is stoked to see a super awesome super moon in real life! There's just one problem: he'd have to stay up past bedtime. How can he ask his parents? Our heroes go back in time to meet someone who was skilled at the art of negotiation: Cleopatra. They arrive in Ancient Egypt and find Cleopatra just as she's preparing to ask her father a big question of her own: she wants to end her daily lessons a full hour early so she can attend a festival in town. Luckily, Cleopatra knows exactly how to ask! You must be prepared, confident, and polite.

Related Resource: PBS LearningMedia

Printables: Biosketch; Sentence Starter; Venn Diagram

Related Resource: PBS KIDS

PBSKIDS.org Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum Games, Videos and more


6:30 am: Peg + Cat (Math)

The George Washington Problem - Peg and Cat use a map to help George Washington and his team cross the Delaware River.  (Primary Content: Mapping / position; Secondary Content: Balance / number recognition)

Related Resources: PBS LearningMedia

Video: What Are Maps?, Young Explorers

Video: Creating Maps, Young Explorers

Video: Using a Compass to Find Your Way, Zoom

Activity: Map It, KET

Related Resources: PBS LearningMedia

Collection: Peg + Cat

Collection: K-8 Mathematics

The High Noon Problem - Peg and Cat agree to face Bad Jack in a show down at high noon. But they have no idea when noon is! (Primary Content: Associating activities with time of day; Secondary Content: Making predictions)

Related Resources: PBS LearningMedia

Book and Video: Sky Patterns and Morning to Night, WGBH

Media Gallery: Changing Position of the Sun in the Sky, WGBH

Video: Shifting Shadows, PEEP and the Big Wide World

Video: Shadow Tracing, PEEP and the Big Wide World


7 am: Cyberchase (Math)

The Icky Factor - Hacker kidnaps Icky in order to find a power source to power up his new invention so he can use it to rule over Cyberspace again. The kids and Digit must use the concept of factoring to save the day. (Factoring)

Related Resources: PBS KIDS

Video: The Icky Factor, Act 1

Video: The Icky Factor, Act 2

Video: The Icky Factor, Act 3

Video: The Icky Factor, For Real

PBSKIDS.org Cyberchase Games, Videos and more

Related Resources: PBS LearningMedia

Collection: K-8 Mathematics

Collection: Cyberchase


7:30 am: Molly of Denali (Literacy)

Froggy of Denali - Froggy of Denali Molly and Tooey find a frog, and Molly decides to keep it as a pet...until she realizes that frogs are more high maintenance than she thought.

Related Resources: PBS LearningMedia

How a Frog Becomes a Frog, Everyday Learning

Collection: Molly of Denali

Collection: Wild Alaska

Related Resource: PBS KIDS

PBSKIDS.org Molly of Denali Games, Videos and more

Molly Mabray and the Mystery Stones - Molly Mabray and the Mystery Stones Molly and Tooey have been learning about petroglyphs, ancient stone-carvings, and can't wait to see them in real life on their trip to Sitka. But when they arrive at the beach supposedly covered in petroglyphs, all they see is water. Will they solve the mystery in time to see the petroglyphs?

Related Resources: PBS LearningMedia

Collection: Molly of Denali

Collection: Wild Alaska

Collection: Alaska Native Perspectives on Earth and Climate

Related Resource: PBS KIDS

PBSKIDS.org Molly of Denali Games, Videos and more


(Grades 4-8)

8 am: POV Shorts "Earthrise" (Science)

Told by the Apollo 8 astronauts, the film recounts their experiences and memories and explores the beauty, awe, and grandeur of the Earth against the blackness of outer space.


8:30 am: 10 Towns That Changed America (US History)

Many designs have been proposed for the creation of American towns -- some have worked well, others have not. Explore towns from well before American Independence to the present day.


9:30 am: 10 Streets That Changed America (US History)

A whirlwind tour of 10 streets that change the way we get around: from Broadway in New York and Wilshire in Los Angeles, to the Boston Post Road and the Lincoln Highway. Find out which 10 streets made the list.

Related Resources: PBS LearningMedia

ANNIE on Broadway

Road Trip | GPB

Decision in the Streets


10:30 am: 10 Modern Marvels That Changed America (US History)

A whirlwind tour of 10 engineering feats that made our civilization possible: from the Erie Canal and Eads Bridge, to the Holland Tunnel and Hoover Dam. Find out which 10 modern marvels made the list.

Related Resources: PBS LearningMedia

Building the Erie Canal

Building Big | Holland Tunnel

Hoover Dam


11:30 am: 10 Parks That Changed America (US History)

The story of 10 visionaries who took open canvases of God-forsaken land and transformed them into serene spaces that offer city dwellers a respite from the hustle and bustle of urban life. Visit the 10 That Changed America website at www.wttw.com/10.

Related Resources: PBS LearningMedia

Yosemite National Park | Ken Burns: The National Parks

Yellowstone National Park | Ken Burns: The National Parks

Texas National Parks


12:30 pm: 10 Monuments That Changed America (US History)

Explore what drove the creators of these monuments, how they accomplished these incredible feats, and what their symbols have come to mean to subsequent generations. Sites include monuments to our various wars and key moments in US History.


(Grades 9-12)

1:30 pm: Last Ring Home (US History)

The Last Ring Home is the story of Lt Minter Dial's Annapolis Naval Academy ring, that miraculously made its way home 17 years after he was killed as a POW of the Japanese in WWII.


2 pm: USS Indianapolis: The Final Chapter (US History)

In July 1945, 300 sailors went down with the USS Indianapolis and the 900 survivors drifted for four and a half days, battling the sun, thirst, sharks, and their own fear. Ultimately, only 316 of them are pulled from the sea alive. The sinking of Indianapolis remains the U.S. Navy's worst single loss of life at sea.  Indianapolis' final resting place remained a mystery until an expedition launched by philanthropist Paul G. Allen discovered the ship in August 2017, 18,000 feet below the surface of the sea.

Related Resources: PBS LearningMedia

The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis

USS Oklahoma Missing Sailor | Pearl Harbor USS Oklahoma: The Final Story

Incorporating Flashbacks in Narrative Text - The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis


3:30 pm: PBS Plus - Seize and Secure: The Battle for La Fière (World History)

Examine a relatively unexplored but pivotal battle to secure a critical route inland for allied forces invading France in June 1944. The fight for the La Fière causeway and bridge is one of the bloodiest small arms battles in U.S. military history.

Related Resources: PBS LearningMedia

Media Gallery: Servicemen's Readjustment Act (1944) and Resource Materials

WWII Personalities

The Perilous Fight: America's World War II in Color | The Battlefield: Battle of the Bulge


4:30 pm: POV Shorts "Earthrise" (Science)

Told by the Apollo 8 astronauts, the film recounts their experiences and memories and explores the beauty, awe, and grandeur of the Earth against the blackness of outer space.


Tuesday, May 26

(Grades PreK-3)

6 am: Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum (Social/Emotional; History)

I am Isaac Newton - Isaac Newton shows Xavier that when it comes to solving something tricky, it's best to slow down and think through the problem. Xavier tries mini golf for the first time, and things don't exactly go as planned. To the Secret Museum! Our trio is sent back in time to meet an expert in the laws of motion: Sir Isaac Newton. Isaac is in the middle of his own problem, trying to figure out how he can out jump boys who are clearly bigger than him. Instead of attacking the problem hard and fast, Xavier style, Isaac takes a much calmer approach with the use of a thinking tree and a thinking kite.

Related Resources: PBS LearningMedia

Printables: Biosketch; Sentence Starter; Venn Diagram

Teacher's Guide | Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum

Related Resource: PBS KIDS

Printable: Memory Matching Game, Isaac Newton

I am Golda Meir - Golda Meir shows Yadina that she should tell people when there's a big problem, so it can be solved together. When Yadina finds turtles crossing the bike path in the park, she becomes very worried about them. She wants to help them stay safe, but what can she do? To the Secret Museum! Our heroes go back in time to meet an expert problem solver: Golda Meir. They find Golda in a big problem herself: a bunch of the kids at her school don't have access to the books they need! Golda comes up with the idea to hold a community fundraiser to get money for the books, showing Yadina that when there's a problem so you can solve it together."

Related Resources: PBS LearningMedia and Milwaukee PBS

Reference Timeline: Golda Meir

Teacher's Guide | Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum

Related Resource: PBS KIDS

PBSKIDS.org Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum Games, Videos and more


6:30 am: Peg + Cat (Math)

The Allergy Problem - When Peg is told she's allergic to Cat, Cat leaves home! Ramone flies Peg around the world in his flying machine that runs on 100 pebbles, in search of her friend. (Primary Content: The value of mistakes, adding to 5; Secondary Content: Counting by 10's to 100)

Related Resources: PBS LearningMedia

Video: Counting by 10's, Peg + Cat

Video: Song - Counting by Tens, Peg + Cat

Video: Picking Up Chickens, Peg + Cat

Activity: Chicken Feed, Peg + Cat

Related Resources: PBS KIDS

Online Game: Museum of Tens, Curious George

Online Game: Chicken Coop, Peg + Cat

I Do What I Can: The Musical - Peg and Cat present a Broadway musical about the amazing Ramone, who became a hero by doing 30 great things, 5 at a time.

(Primary Content: Counting to 30 by 5's; Secondary Content: Counting to 30 by 1's)

Related Resources: PBS LearningMedia

Videos: Counting by 5's, Peg + Cat

Collection: Peg + Cat

Collection: K-8 Mathematics

Related Resources: PBS KIDS

Online Game: High Five, Curious George

PBSKIDS.org Peg+Cat Games, Videos and more


7 am: Cyberchase (Math)

Penguin Tears - In trying to help the Penguin inhabitants stop Hacker from taking the Prism of Penguia, the kids and Digit find themselves trapped in an icy cave. They must master the principles of bouncing in order to escape. (Angles in Bouncing)

Related Resources: PBS KIDS

Video: Penguin Tears, Act 1

Video: Penguin Tears, Act 2

Video: Penguin Tears, Act 3

Video: Penguin Tears, For Real

Video: The Math of the Winter Olympic Games, Things Explained

Video: Angles, What's Good

PBSKIDS.org Cyberchase Games, Videos and more

Related Resources: PBS LearningMedia

Collection: K-8 Mathematics

Collection: Cyberchase


7:30 am: Molly of Denali (Literacy)

Reading the Mud - When one of Connie's prized turkeys goes missing on Molly and Tooey's watch, it's up to them to track it down. Armed with a tracking guide, Molly and Tooey decipher tracks in the mud to locate the troublesome turkey and bring it home safely.

Related Resources: PBS LearningMedia

Activity: Make Your Own Tracks, Nature Cat

Video: Trackers, WNET

Collection: Molly of Denali

Collection: Wild Alaska

Related Resource: PBS KIDS 

PBSKIDS.org Molly of Denali Games, Videos and more

Unsinkable Molly Mabray - Inspired by Daniel's tall tales of sailing on the high seas, Molly, Tooey, and Trini decide to build their own sailboat and voyage to distant waters. They soon find that building a sea-worthy boat is a lot more complicated than it seems.

Related Resources: PBS LearningMedia

Video: Whatever Floats Your Boat, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!

Video: Try This - Make a Boat, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!

Activity: Does It Sink or Float?, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!

Activity: DIY Sail Away, Nature Cat

Video: Making Boats, PEEP and the Big Wide World

Video: Building Boats, American Graduate

Collection: Molly of Denali

Related Resource: PBS KIDS 

PBSKIDS.org Molly of Denali Games, Videos and more


(Grades 4-8)

8 am: NOVA: Prediction by the Numbers (Math)

Predictions underlie nearly every aspect of our lives, from sports, politics, and medical decisions to the morning commute. With the explosion of digital technology, the internet, and "big data," the science of forecasting is flourishing. But why do some predictions succeed spectacularly while others fail abysmally? And how can we find meaningful patterns amidst chaos and uncertainty?

Related Resources: PBS LearningMedia

Earthquake Prediction

NOVA | Forecasting Volcanic Eruptions

Hurricanes: New Tools for Predicting


9 am: History Detectives: Bird of War; Lincoln Oath; War Spoils of a Peace Chief

 (Social Studies)

In this episode we investigate an evocative symbol of a bird dropping a bomb. Did these patches belong to a World War II unit? Then, Gwen connects a swatch of tattered red fabric to a pivotal moment in U.S. Civil War history. And, did this neckpiece and these leggings once belong to Chief Black Kettle, long known as a Cheyenne Peace Chief? Finally, did President Lincoln actually sign this oath?

Related Resources: PBS LearningMedia

Media Gallery: America's Entry into World War II

Columbus Depot Jacket, c. 1863 | A State Divided

Looking for Lincoln | All Things Lincoln


10 am: Get the Math (Math)

Get the Math is about algebra in the real world. See how professionals use math in music, fashion, videogames, restaurants, basketball, and special effects. Then take on interactive challenges related to those careers.

Related Resources: PBS LearningMedia

Math in Special Effects

Math in Fashion

Careers in Video Game Development


10:30 am: Get the Math 2 (Math)

GET THE MATH 2.0 uses real-world scenarios to help middle- and high-school students develop algebraic thinking skills with a focus on reasoning. By engaging students in algebra's connection to a variety of careers, GET THE MATH answers the age-old question, "How is this ever going to help me in the real world?" Drawing on conventions of popular reality TV shows, these young professionals - a chef, an NBA player and a special-effects designer - pose challenges connected to their jobs to two teams of teens.

Related Resources: PBS LearningMedia

Math in Restaurants

Physics of Basketball

Collection: Real-World Math from KQED's The Lowdown


11 am: PBS Plus - Navajo Math Circles (Math)

Navajo Math Circles follows Navajo students in a lively collaboration with mathematicians. Using a model called math circles, the students stay late after school and assemble over the summer at Diné College in Tsaile, Ariz., to study mathematics. The math circles approach emphasizes student-centered learning by putting children in charge of exploring mathematics to their own joy and satisfaction.

Related Resources: PBS LearningMedia

Constructing Circumscribing Circle

Math Mess | What is a Math Mess?

The Art of Math


12 pm: NOVA: Prediction by the Numbers (Math)

Predictions underlie nearly every aspect of our lives, from sports, politics, and medical decisions to the morning commute. With the explosion of digital technology, the internet, and "big data," the science of forecasting is flourishing. But why do some predictions succeed spectacularly while others fail abysmally? And how can we find meaningful patterns amidst chaos and uncertainty?

Related Resources: PBS LearningMedia

Earthquake Prediction

NOVA | Forecasting Volcanic Eruptions

Hurricanes: New Tools for Predicting


(Grades 9-12)

1 pm: Genius by Stephen Hawking: Can We Time Travel? (Pt 1/6) (Science)

World-famous scientist Stephen Hawking sets three ordinary people a series of mind-blowing challenges. Can they think like a genius? Can they work out if time travel is possible?

Related Resources: PBS LearningMedia

Sagan on Time Travel

Traveling Through Time

Can We Time Travel? Ch. 3: Travelling Back in Time | Genius by Stephen Hawking


2 pm: PBS Plus -- Freedom Writers: Stories from the Heart (ELA)

It's 1994 and Long Beach, California is a racially divided community filled with drugs, gang warfare and homicides. Inside the classroom, Erin Gruwell encounters hostility and racial divisions between students. The struggle and strife on the streets have carried into the school halls. Follow a teacher's journey to change the lives of her students.

Related Resources: PBS LearningMedia

How the Deck Is Stacked: The Recovery's Racial Divide

Gangs and Choices | Sentenced Home Film Module

Microaggressions in the Classroom


3 pm: The Story of China with Michael Wood: The Last Empire, The Age of Revolution (World History)

"The Last Empire/The Age of Revolution" -- Journey back in time to see the splendor of the last Chinese dynasty, the Qing. Witness the fateful First Opium War, which sparked the fall of the empire and, after the 20th-century revolutions, the birth of today's China.

Related Resources: PBS LearningMedia

Know Your Dynasties | The Story of China

Opium Wars | The Story of China

Cultural Revolution in China: Purge of the Impure

Wednesday, May 27

(Grades PreK-3)

6 am: Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum (Social/Emotional; History)

We are the Wright Brothers - Despite all the cracked eggs, the Wright Brothers encourage Xavier and Yadina to continue their egg drop experiment.

Related Resources: PBS LearningMedia

Media Gallery | The Inventive Wright Brothers

Teacher's Guide | Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum

Related Resource: PBS KIDS

PBSKIDS.org Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum Games, Videos and more

We are the Bronte Sisters - The Bronte Sisters help Brad overcome writer's block.

Related Resources: PBS Learning Media

Teacher's Guide | Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum

Teachers' Collection, Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum

Related Resource: PBS Kids

PBSKIDS.org Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum Games, Videos and more


6:30 am: Peg + Cat (Math)

The Cold Camel Problem - While Cleopatra is visiting Peg, her camel wanders off in search of a comfortable climate. Peg and Cat search the neighborhood with a giant thermometer to find him. (Primary Content: Doubling; Secondary Content: Temperature hot/cold)

Related Resources: PBS LearningMedia

Video: Double Storm, Odd Squad

Video: Temperature Investigation, Sid the Science Kid

Related Resource: PBS KIDS

PBSKIDS.org Peg+Cat Games, Videos and more

The Einstein Problem - When Cat gets lost in the mall, Peg and her pal Al (Albert Einstein) track him down with the help of a metronome, many equations, and a surprise appearance by Marie Curie. (Primary Content: Writing as a step for problem solving; Secondary Content: Using a number line)

Related Resources: PBS LearningMedia

Video How-To: Solve a Story Problem, Good To Know

Video How-To: Modeling with Tape Diagrams, Good To Know


7 am: Cyberchase (Math)

Past Perfect Prediction - The team helps Slider save his home from Hacker, who has threatened to evict him. (Predicting From Data)

Related Resources: PBS KIDS

Video: Past Perfect Prediction, Act 1

Video: Past Perfect Prediction, Act 2 

Video: Past Perfect Prediction, Act 3

Video: Past Perfect Prediction, For Real

PBSKIDS.org Cyberchase Games, Videos and more

Related Resources: PBS LearningMedia

Collection: K-8 Mathematics

Collection: Cyberchase


7:30 am: Molly of Denali (Literacy)

Busy Beavers - When a family of beavers builds a damn and accidentally diverts water into Trini's garden, the kids must devise a way to redirect the stream before Trini's strawberries are ruined.

Related Resources: PBS LearningMedia

Video: Building a Beaver Pond, Wild Kratts

Video: Beaver Lodge, Wild Kratts

Video: Hardworking Builders, Nature

Video: Build a Dam Like a Beaver, PEEP and the Big Wide World

Video: Building Dams, PEEP and the Big Wide World

Video: Hoover Dam, Building Big

The Night Watchers - It's Trini's first camping trip with the Neegoo Tsal or Little Foxes nature troupe, and she's determined to earn her first badge - the Night Watchers Badge. Will she and her troupe find three nocturnal animals before it's time to turn in?

Related Resources: PBS LearningMedia

Video: Night Wandering, Wild Kratts

Video: Masked Bandits at the Campfire, Wild Kratts

Video: Night Primates, Wild Kratts

Video: The Night Shift, Wild Kratts

Collection: Molly of Denali

Related Resource: PBS KIDS

PBSKIDS.org Molly of Denali Games, Videos and more


(Grades 4-8)

8 am: NOVA: Inside Einstein's Mind (Science)

On November 25th, 1915, Einstein published his greatest work: general relativity. The theory transformed our understanding of nature's laws and the entire history of the cosmos, reaching back to the origin of time itself. NOVA tells the inside story of Einstein's masterpiece.

Related Resources: PBS LearningMedia

Einstein's Innovative Thinking

Relativity and the Cosmos

NOVA | Think Like Einstein


9 am: History Detectives: Titanic Picture Frame; Woolworth Signs; Nazi Spy Toys

 (Social Studies)

In this episode, was this picture frame was crafted from wood from the Titanic, the Lusitania, or neither? Were these Woolworth signs at the 1960 Winston-Salem lunch-counter sit-ins? And, for 70 years the owner of these toy soldiers has wondered if the father of his childhood friend was a Nazi spy.

Related Resources: PBS LearningMedia

Lost Liners |Teacher Resources: Titanic Artifact Activity

African American History: Lunch Counter Closed | History Detectives

Nazi Ideology | World on Fire


10 am: Supernature: Wild Flyers - Defying Gravity (Nature)

How do animals take to the air in the first place? Each of the incredible creatures we'll meet has its own special techniques. But they must all overcome one of the planet's most powerful and universal forces -- gravity.

Related Resources: PBS LearningMedia

The Life of Birds: Champion Birds

Growth and Development of Organisms: Eagles

Peregrine Falcon Adaptations | World's Fastest Animal


11 am: Hawking (Science)

Hawking, the first-ever autobiographical documentary about physicist Stephen Hawking, offers rare insights into Hawking's life, past and present, aided by a cast of stellar contributors and Hawking fans, including astronaut Edwin Eugene "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr., actors Jim Carrey and Benedict Cumberbatch, mathematical physicist Sir Roger Penrose and entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson.

Related Resources: PBS LearningMedia

Achievements of Stephen Hawking | Lesson Plan

The Black Hole Death Problem | Physics Girl

Discovering Hawking Radiation | Hawking


12 pm: NOVA: Inside Einstein's Mind (Science)

On November 25th, 1915, Einstein published his greatest work: general relativity. The theory transformed our understanding of nature's laws and the entire history of the cosmos, reaching back to the origin of time itself. NOVA tells the inside story of Einstein's masterpiece.

Related Resources: PBS LearningMedia

Einstein's Innovative Thinking

Relativity and the Cosmos

NOVA | Think Like Einstein


(Grades 9-12)

1 pm: Genius by Stephen Hawking: Are We Alone? (Pt 2/6) (Science)

Stephen Hawking sets three volunteers a series of fun challenges to show them how to think like a genius -- and find out how likely it is that aliens exist.

Related Resources: PBS LearningMedia

Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence: Are We Alone?

Extreme Habitats and the Search for Alien Life | NOVA Wonders: Are We Alone?

NOVA: Finding Life Beyond Earth | Io and Volcanism


2 pm: The Great American Read: Fall Kick-Off (ELA)

Meredith Vieira returns as the Great American Read hits high gear. You spent the summer reading and voting for your favorite novels, now tune in to see which books celebrities, authors, and other readers across the country are rooting for.

Related Resources: PBS LearningMedia

Fine Books: Carolyn Whitesel

Who Owns the Novel | In Search of the Novel: Workshop 1

Support Materials | Conversations in Literature


3 pm: American Masters: Maya Angelou (American Literature)

Distinctly referred to as "a redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture," Dr. Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928-May 28, 2014) led a prolific life. As a singer, dancer, activist, poet and writer, she inspired generations with lyrical modern African American thought that pushed boundaries. Best known for her autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Random House), she gave people the freedom to think about their history in a way they never had before.

Related Resources: PBS LearningMedia

Resources to Honor the Life of Poet Maya Angelou

Teaching Guide: Exploring the Poetry of Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise | Maya Angelou and the 1993 Inaugural Poem: "On the Pulse of Morning"


Thursday, May 28

(Grades PreK-3)

6 am: Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum (Social/Emotional; History)

I Am Leonardo da Vinci - Xavier gets caught in a tailspin when he can't decide which after-school activity to sign up for. Basketball? Dance? Robotics? Our heroes are sent back in time to meet the ultimate renaissance man: Leonardo da Vinci. We discover that Leonardo is interested in a lot of different things, too! What he learns doing one thing helps him with another! He helps Xavier to see that it's okay to try many different activities.

Related Resources: PBS LearningMedia

Printables: Biosketch; Sentence Starter; Venn Diagram

Video: What Are Inventions?

Backgrounder: Leonardo da Vinci

Backgrounder: the Renaissance

Related Resources: PBS KIDS

Printable: Drawing with Leonardo

Online Game: Invention Engine

Online Game: Marbleous Marvel Coaster

I Am Amelia Earhart - There's a bike rodeo coming up and Brad can't wait to sign up, until he realizes that the course isn't training-wheel friendly. Uh oh. Brad can't possibly ride his bike without training wheels, can he? Xavier takes his pal back in time to meet someone who never backed down from a challenge: Amelia Earhart. Watching Amelia boldly chase her dream of soaring through the clouds as the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean solo convinces Brad that when there's something you really want to do, even if it seems impossible, you should go for it.

Related Resources: PBS LearningMedia

Printables: Biosketch; Sentence Starter; Venn Diagram

Video: Amelia Earhart | Aviator, Record-breaker, and Activist

Related Resources: PBS KIDS

Printable: Coloring Sheet, Amelia Earhart

Printable: Word Find, Amelia Earhart

PBSKIDS.org Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum Games, Videos and more


6:30 am: Peg + Cat (Math)

The Wonderland Problem - Landing in Wonderland, Peg and Cat eat berries to grow bigger or smaller, in their quest to get back Peg's stick from the Queen of Hearts.

(Primary Content: Height and length; Secondary Content: Comparing amounts)

Related Resources: PBS LearningMedia

Video: Peg and Cat Fly Over 12 Monkeys, Peg + Cat

Video: Drew Brees Measures Elmo, Sesame Street

Activity: Cat Measuring Tool, Peg + Cat

Activity: Go on a Length Hunt, The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!

Related Resources: PBS KIDS

Online Game: Bridge Builder, Dinosaur Train

Online Game: Scrub-a-Dub, Peg + Cat

PBSKIDS.org Peg+Cat Games, Videos and more

The Bat Mitzvah Problem - Peg and Cat help Tessa's Bat Mitzvah run smoothly by keeping an eye on Uncle Phil, who thinks he can do ten more of everything than he actually can. (Primary Content: Seeing a 10 in teen numbers; Secondary Content:

Adding on)

Related Resources: PBS LearningMedia

Video: Song - 'The Teens', Peg + Cat

Video How-To: Counting On...

Collection: Peg + Cat

Collection: K-8 Mathematics

Related Resources: PBS KIDS

Online Game: Ribbit, Curious George

PBSKIDS.org Peg+Cat Games, Videos and more


7 am: Cyberchase (Math)

The Case of the Missing Memory - Motherboard's Memory Integrator is stolen after Wicked arrives at Control Central with a bunch of bad guys. Digit and the kids must figure out what they know - what they don't know - and what they need to know. (Missing Information)

Related Resources: PBS KIDS

Video: The Case of the Missing Memory, Act 1

Video: The Case of the Missing Memory, Act 2

Video: The Case of the Missing Memory, Act 3

Video: The Case of the Missing Memory, For Real

PBSKIDS.org Cyberchase Games, Videos and more

Related Resources: PBS LearningMedia

Collection: K-8 Mathematics

Collection: Cyberchase


7:30 am: Molly of Denali (Literacy)

Picking Cloudberries - Molly, Trini and Nina set out to pick cloudberries to make a special pie for Molly's Mom. Grandpa Nat knows a great spot, but the trio's trek runs into trouble when his hard-to-read directions seem to point them every way but the berries.

Related Resources: PBS LearningMedia

Video: Song - Here I Am, KET

Map It, KET

Video: What are Maps?, Iowa PBS

Collection: Molly of Denali

Related Resources: PBS KIDS

Online Activity: Explore With Molly

PBSKIDS.org Molly of Denali Games, Videos and more

Puzzled - Molly and Tooey find a strange box under the floorboards beneath Tooey's bed and discover it's an old Japanese puzzle box that is storing something valuable inside. What could it be and how did it get there?

Related Resource: PBS LearningMedia

Collection: Molly of Denali

Related Resource: PBS KIDS

PBSKIDS.org Molly of Denali Games, Videos and more


(Grades 4-8)

8 am: NOVA: The Impossible Flight (Science)

On March 9, 2015, Solar Impulse II took off from Abu Dhabi on one of the greatest aviation adventures of our time: the first solar-powered flight around the world. Together with a team of brilliant engineers, two visionary pilots---Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg---designed and built Solar Impulse from scratch, even though top airplane manufacturers told them it would be "impossible to control."

Related Resources: PBS LearningMedia

Electric Cars

The Airplane's Family Tree: From the Wright Brothers to Today | STEM in 30

Building a Better Mousetrap and Inventing the Airplane: All About Patents | STEM in 30


10 am: Supernature: Wild Flyers - Masters of the Sky (Nature)

Many animals take to the skies for a split second, but to stay there the planet's strongest flyers have to push the laws of physics right to the edge. Explore the extremes of true flight: Power, acceleration, top speed, maneuverability and endurance.

Related Resources: PBS LearningMedia

Lens of Time: How Hummingbirds Hover

Raptor Vision Game | Nature: Raptor Force

Harpy Eagle Fact Sheet | Nature: Jungle Eagle


11 am: NOVA: The Impossible Flight (Science)

On March 9, 2015, Solar Impulse II took off from Abu Dhabi on one of the greatest aviation adventures of our time: the first solar-powered flight around the world. Together with a team of brilliant engineers, two visionary pilots---Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg---designed and built Solar Impulse from scratch, even though top airplane manufacturers told them it would be "impossible to control."

Related Resources: PBS LearningMedia

Electric Cars

The Airplane's Family Tree: From the Wright Brothers to Today | STEM in 30

Building a Better Mousetrap and Inventing the Airplane: All About Patents | STEM in 30


(Grades 9-12)

1 pm: Genius by Stephen Hawking: Why Are We Here? (Pt 3/6) (Science)

Three ordinary people a series of fun physical and mental challenges to show them how to think like a genius. Can they measure the earth, the solar system and even the universe and find out where we really are?

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Solar System Formation

Media Gallery: Tour of the Universe

Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion Described Using Earth Satellites


2 pm: The Great American Read: Who Am I? (ELA)

How do the books we love answer the question "Who am I?" We explore first-person narratives and other ways authors tell stories of characters on personal journeys. From navigating the teen years through discovering our "chosen families," these novels can help us find ourselves at any age.

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Poetry Brings Happiness to Troubled Teens

Discussing Literature | Conversations in Literature

Literature and Life: Renaissance


3 pm: American Masters: Lorraine Hansberry (American Literature)

On March 11, 1959, Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun opened on Broadway and changed the face of American theater forever. As the first-ever black woman to author a play performed on Broadway, she did not shy away from richly drawn characters and unprecedented subject matter. The play attracted record crowds and earned the coveted top prize from the New York Drama Critics' Circle. While the play is seen as a groundbreaking work of art, the timely story of Hansberry's life is far less known.

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Lorraine Hansberry

Lorraine Hansberry | Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart -- Writing, Politics, and Compassion

Media Gallery: Lorraine Hansberry | A Raisin in the Sun: Jim Crow, Home Ownership, and the American Dream


Friday, May 29

(Grades PreK-3)

6 am: Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum (Social/Emotional; History)

I Am Mark Twain - Xavier is afraid he will be unable to perform his comedy show after he hurts his wrist, but Mark Twain shows him that laughter can make hard things easier.

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Video: Mark Twain | Storyteller, Novelist, and Humorist

Media Gallery: Mark Twain

Teachers' Collection, Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum

I Am Abigail Adams - Abigail Adams helps Yadina realize that a missing color will not ruin her painting.

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Printables: Biosketch; Sentence Starter; Venn Diagram

Teacher's Guide | Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum

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PBSKIDS.org Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum Games, Videos and more


6:30 am: Peg + Cat (Math)

The Sushi Problem - Peg and Cat help Aki pursue a tricky thief through the Japanese countryside, making use of their Ninja skills and three mysterious clues.

(Primary Content: Increasing and decreasing height and length; Secondary Content: Deductive reasoning/using clues)

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Video: Peg and Cat Fly Over 12 Monkeys, Peg + Cat

Activity: Go on a Length Hunt, The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!

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Online Game: Bridge Builder, Dinosaur Train

PBSKIDS.org Peg+Cat Games, Videos and more

The Highlight Zone Problem - Peg and Cat find their world turned black and white! They must identify ten things that are the wrong size or shape, before they will be allowed to leave...the Highlight Zone. (Primary Content: Shape and size; Secondary Content: Comparing)

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Online Adventure: The Highlight Zone, Peg + Cat

Online Game: The Highlight Zone, Peg + Cat

Online Game: Paint Along, Peg + Cat

Online Game: Sketch-a-Mite, The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!

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Shapes and Their Attributes Collection, Peg + Cat

Educator Guide: Shapes and Their Attributes, Peg + Cat


7 am: Cyberchase (Math)

A Crinkle In Time - Digit and the kids search all over Ticktockia for Slider. Can they learn enough about gears to escape before the clock strikes 9? (Gears)

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Video: A Crinkle in Time, Act 1

Video: A Crinkle in Time, Act 2

Video: A Crinkle in Time, Act 3

Video: A Crinkle in Time, For Real

PBSKIDS.org Cyberchase Games, Videos and more

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Collection: K-8 Mathematics

Collection: Cyberchase


7:30 am: Molly of Denali (Literacy)

Rocky Rescue - Nina needs an airlift after a snowboarding injury.

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Video: What's a 360?, Cyberchase

Collection: Molly of Denali

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PBSKIDS.org Molly of Denali Games, Videos and more


Canoe Journey -- Molly and Mom are lost canoeing from Sitka to Juneau.

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Video: Canoeing with Lewis Major, Young Explorers

Video: View from a Canoe, The Nature Conservancy

Collection: Alaska Native Perspectives on Earth and Climate

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PBSKIDS.org Molly of Denali Games, Videos and more

(Grades 4-8)

8 am: NOVA: Last B-24 (Science)

Dive to the bottom of the Adriatic Sea in search of the Tulsamerican, a B-24 bomber that crashed off the coast of Croatia during World War II. In 2010, divers located the plane. Now the Department of Defense, aided by the Croatian Navy and some of the world's leading underwater archaeologists, sets to work investigating the wreckage. Join the team of archaeologists and forensics experts as they search for the crew and identify their remains.

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Fly Girls - B29 SuperFortress

Battle of the Bulge - Teacher's Resources: Teacher's Guide

Victory in the Pacific - Biography: Yoshiko Hashimoto


9 am: History Detectives: Mysteries from the Wild West (Social Studies)

The History Detectives investigate four stories from the American West. Did a biography of legendary frontiersman Kit Carson once belong to members of his family? Then, from the rodeo to Hollywood, a saddle tells the story of Yakima Canutt, who made life safer for movie stunt artists. What is the meaning behind the mysterious inscription on sheet music of the popular western song "Tumbling Tumbleweeds?" Finally, did a pivotal character in the Modoc Indian wars weave this basket?

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Wild West: Creating Landmarks | Lost L.A.

Myth of the West | History Detectives

Lesson Plan: Myth of the West: Lonely but Free I'll Be Found | History Detectives


10 am: Supernature: Wild Flyers -- Crowded Skies (Nature)

The sky is a crowded world where mammals, birds and insects hunt, escape, mate, defend territory, sleep, and even die on the wing. Survival up here depends not just on beating gravity or mastering flight, but also out flying the competition.

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Falconry | A Falconer's Memoir

Hummingbird Species in the Transitional Zones

Bald Eagles | UNTAMED


11 am: Life from Above: Moving Planet (Pt 1/4) (Science)

Cameras in space tell stories of life on our planet from a brand-new perspective. Our planet is constantly on the move, from individual animals to powerful weather systems. Follow an elephant family struggling through drought and marvel as thousands of Shaolin Kung-Fu students perform in perfect synchronicity.

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Mountain Weather

Studying Elephants

Performance: Chinese Sword Dance | Dance Arts Toolkit


12 pm: NOVA: Last B-24 (Science)

Dive to the bottom of the Adriatic Sea in search of the Tulsamerican, a B-24 bomber that crashed off the coast of Croatia during World War II. In 2010, divers located the plane. Now the Department of Defense, aided by the Croatian Navy and some of the world's leading underwater archaeologists, sets to work investigating the wreckage. Join the team of archaeologists and forensics experts as they search for the crew and identify their remains.

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Fly Girls - B29 SuperFortress

Battle of the Bulge - Teacher's Resources: Teacher's Guide

Victory in the Pacific - Biography: Yoshiko Hashimoto


(Grades 9-12)

1 pm: Genius by Stephen Hawking: Where Did the Universe Come From? (Pt 4/6) (Science)

Join an extraordinary journey of discovery, featuring racing cars, ice-skaters, balloons and running tracks as Stephen Hawking leads his three intrepid souls to a deeper understanding of the evolution of the universe than the average physics major, all with any mathematics or equations.

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The Physics of Sailing

Interactive: Aerodynamics: What Causes Lift?

History of the Universe


2 pm: The Great American Read: Heroes (ELA)

We examine books on America's list that feature heroic characters. Celebrities, literary experts, authors and everyday book lovers discuss why our favorite heroes are complex and relatable, from the everyday hero to the tragic and unlikely or anti-hero.

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Heroes | Indian Relay

Masculine Heroes | American Passages: Activities

What Are Myths? | In Search of Myths and Heroes


3 pm: Civilizations: The Second Moment of Creation (Pt 1/9) (World History)

We attempt to define what civilization is -- by identifying what it isn't.  We look at the story of the first marks made 80,000 years ago and chart the first flowering of art in the West.  We see Petra - a city carved into rock -- and uncover the mysterious and astonishing masks of Sanxingdui in China, before we explore how civilizations rise and fall.

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Africa's Great Civilizations

History of Petra | Petra

Freud - "Civilization and Its Discontents" Transcript


4 pm: Latino Americans: Prejudice and Pride (Pt 5/6) (US History)

Details the creation of the proud "Chicano" identity, as labor leaders organize farm workers in California, and as activists push for better education opportunities for Latinos, the inclusion of Latino studies, and empowerment in the political process.

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Chicano Muralism | Austin Revealed: Chicano Civil Rights

Complexity of Identity and Chicano Power | Dolores

Organizing the Farm Worker Movement