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At-Home Learning

At-Home Learning

PBS Western Reserve is airing blocks of at-home-learning programs on Fusion (WNEO 45.2 / WEAO 49.2) weekdays from noon to 5 p.m. Subjects covered are science, history and English language arts, plus the content includes related learning resources from PBS Learning Media (pbslearningmedia.org).

Fusion

(WNEO 45.2 / WEAO 49.2)

Monday, Jan. 18

NOON

GENE: AN INTIMATE HISTORYA fascinating history of the human genome weaves together science and personal stories. Patients with rare genetic diseases and their doctors seek to discover cures, often in a race against time. (Part 1 of 2)

2 PM

GENIUS BY STEPHEN HAWKING, Where Did the Universe Come From? —Join Stephen Hawking as he challenges three ordinary people to work out where the universe came from. Hawking leads the trio on an extraordinary journey of discovery featuring racing cars, ice-skaters, balloons and running tracks.

3 PM

THE AFRICAN AMERICANS: MANY RIVERS TO CROSS, Rise! (1940-1968) —Examines the long road to civil rights, when the deep contradictions in American society finally became unsustainable. Beginning in World War II, African Americans who helped fight fascism abroad came home to face the same old racial violence. But this time, mass media—from print to radio and TV—broadcast that injustice to the world, planting seeds of resistance.

4 PM

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, Roads to MemphisExamine the wildly disparate yet fatefully entwined stories of assassin James Earl Ray and his target, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., against the backdrop of the turbulent forces that led these two men to their violent collision in Memphis in 1968.

Tuesday, Jan. 19

NOON

ILLUSTRATIVE MATH, Grade 6, Unit 2Lessons 11 & 12: Representing Ratios with Tables and Navigating a Table of Equivalent Ratios.

12:30 PM

ILLUSTRATIVE MATH, Grade 7, Unit 2Lesson 8: Comparing Relationships

1 PM

IILLUSTRATIVE MATH, Grade 8, Unit 4Lesson 12: Systems of Equations

1:30 PM

ILLUSTRATIVE MATH, Algebra 1, Episode 4, Unit 6 —Lesson 4: Comparing Quadratic and Exponential Functions

2 PM

CHANGING SEAS, Reef RevivalIn the emerging science of coral reef restoration, marine biologists and resource managers are discovering naturally occurring mechanisms that promote coral growth and restore ecological balance in these gardens of the sea.

2:30 PM

SCIGIRLS, Star PowerSciGirls Avianna and Miranda help cut light pollution in their neighborhood.

3 PM

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, Emma GoldmanThis program paints a portrait of the young, brilliant Russian emigrant, called "the most dangerous woman in America," and expelled from the United States 34 years after she arrived.

4 PM

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, Triangle FireOn March 25th, 1911, a fire broke out in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York's Greenwich Village. Petrified workers desperately tried to make their way downstairs, but the factory owners kept the doors on the 9th floor locked and the woefully inadequate fire escape soon crumpled. By the time the fire had burned itself out, 146 people were dead.

Wednesday, Jan. 20

10:30 AM

Inauguration of Joseph R. Biden Jr.: A PBS NewsHour Special — PBS NEWSHOUR will provide live coverage of Inauguration Day 2021. The special will include the swearing-in of the 46th President of the United States Joseph R. Biden and the 49th Vice President of the United States Kamala Harris. It will be anchored by managing editor Judy Woodruff, with contributions from White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor, Capitol Hill correspondent Lisa Desjardins, senior national correspondent Amna Nawaz, national correspondents William Brangham and John Yang, and foreign affairs and defense correspondent Nick Schifrin, among other TBD NewsHour talent and guests.

We will join our regularly scheduled programming in progress at the conclusion.

NOON

GENE: AN INTIMATE HISTORYGeneticists wrestle with the moral implications of groundbreaking new technologies that offer both promise and peril. Audrey, a determined young scientist with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, researches a treatment for her own condition. (Part 2 of 2)

2 PM

WILD WEATHERWatch an innovative documentary that illustrates how weather works by performing brave, ambitious (even unlikely) experiments that show how nature transforms simple ingredients like wind, water and temperature into something spectacular and powerful.

3 PM

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, The Gilded AgeMeet the titans and barons of the glittering late 19th century, whose materialistic extravagance contrasted harshly with the poverty of the struggling workers who challenged them. The vast disparities between them sparked debates still raging today.

Thursday, Jan. 21

NOON

ILLUSTRATIVE MATH, Grade 6, Unit 3Lesson 4: Converting Units

12:30 PM

ILLUSTRATIVE MATH, Grade 7, Unit 2 Lesson 10: Introducing Graphs of Proportional Relationships

1 PM

ILLUSTRATIVE MATH, Grade 8, Unit 4Lessons 13 & 14: Solving Systems of Equations

1:30 PM

ILLUSTRATIVE MATH, Algebra 1, Episode 5, Unit 6 —Lesson 5: Building Quadratic Functions to Describe Situations (Part 1)

2 PM

SINKING CITIES, New YorkDiscover how New York City might defend itself against rising seas and the next big storm. With 520 miles of shoreline and absolutely no coastal protection, engineers and urban planners are tackling the problem with creative engineering.

3 PM

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, The Poison SquadDiscover the forgotten heroes who fought for food safety at the turn of the 20th century. Unusual experiments and tireless advocacy led by a government chemist changed the way Americans thought about food, health and consumer safety forever.

Friday, Jan. 22

11:53 AM

ILLUSTRATIVE MATH, Grade 6, Unit 6Lesson 2: Truth and Equations

12:22 PM

ILLUSTRATIVE MATH, Grade 7, Unit 2Lesson 10: Introducing Graphs of Proportional Relationships

12:50 PM

ILLUSTRATIVE MATH, Grade 8, Unit 5Lessons 9 & 10: Linear Models

1:15 PM

ILLUSTRATIVE MATH, Algebra 1, Unit 6Lesson 14: Graphs that Represent Situations

1:45 PM

MASTERPIECE, Les MisérablesAfter serving a draconian prison term for stealing bread, Jean Valjean is released. He resorts to petty crime, but Bishop Myriel teaches him a valuable lesson. (Part 1 of 6)

2:50 PM

MASTERPIECE, Les MisérablesLiving respectably as a provincial mayor and factory owner, Valjean hires the single mother Fantine. Trouble follows that reunites him with his old adversary, Javert. (Part 2 of 6)

3:55 PM

MASTERPIECE, Les MisérablesValjean saves an innocent man at enormous personal cost. Again evading justice, he tracks down Fantine's daughter Cosette. Pursued by Javert, they need a miracle to escape. (Part 3 of 6)