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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, May 3

NOON

SCIGIRLS, Workin’ It Out Jekima and friends break a sweat in steamy South Carolina hiking, playing soccer, dancing and doing yoga—all to find out, “What’s the best exercise for me?”

 

12:30 PM

POV SHORTS, Earthrise Earthrise tells the story of the first image captured of the Earth from space in 1968. Told solely by the Apollo 8 astronauts, the film recounts their experiences and explores the beauty and grandeur of the Earth against the blackness of space.

 

1 PM

NOVA WONDERS, Can We Make Life? Discover the breakthroughs in genetic engineering enabling scientists to create and manipulate DNA as never before. Explore the promise and peril of CRISPR. Can we cure genetic diseases? Bring extinct animals back to life? Even edit our own genes?

 

2 PM

LIFE FROM ABOVE, Moving Planet See new footage of the greatest, most beautiful and powerful movements on our planet. Cameras in space capture events like an elephant family’s struggle through drought, and thousands of Shaolin Kung-Fu students performing in perfect synchronicity.

 

3 PM

EYES ON THE PRIZE, Power! 1966-1968 The call for Black Power takes various forms across communities in Black America. In Cleveland, Carl Stokes wins election as the first Black mayor of a major American city. The Black Panther Party, armed with law books and guns, is born in Oakland.

 

4 PM

EYES ON THE PRIZE, The Promised Land 1967-1968 Martin Luther King, Jr., stakes out new ground for himself and the rapidly fragmenting civil rights movement. In the midst of political organizing, he detours to support striking sanitation workers in Memphis, where he is assassinated.

Tuesday, May 4

NOON

ILLUSTRATIVE MATH, Grade 6, Unit 6 Lesson 8: Equal & Equivalent

 

12:30 PM

ILLUSTRATIVE MATH, Grade 7, Unit 5 Lesson 11: Dividing Rational Numbers

 

1 PM

ILLUSTRATIVE MATH, Grade 8, Unit 6 Lesson 5: Describing Trends in Scatter Plots

 

1:30 PM

ILLUSTRATIVE MATH, Algebra 1, Unit 7 Lesson 5: How Many Solutions?

 

2 PM

FOLLOW THE WATER This program is an adventure story with an environmental message. The North American Great Plains is an arid expanse of grasslands and rivers where the flow of water shows no respect for state boundaries. In this documentary, a photographer and a filmmaker follow a mythical drop of water 1,300 miles—on bike, on foot and in a canoe—to find out where our water comes from.

 

3 PM

RECONSTRUCTION: AMERICA AFTER THE CIVIL WAR Explore the rise of Jim Crow and see how African Americans fought back using artistic expression to put forward a “New Negro” for a new century.

Wednesday, May 5

NOON

NOVA, Polar Extremes Following a trail of fossils found in all the wrong places—beech trees in Antarctica, redwoods and hippo-like mammals in the Arctic—uncover the bizarre history of the poles, from miles-thick ice sheets to warm polar forests teeming with life.

 

2 PM

NATURE, Nature’s Miniature Miracles Great things come in small packages. This film tells the epic survival stories of the world’s smallest animals, from a tiny sengi, the “cheetah” of the shrew world, to a small shark that walks on land. For these animals, size does not matter.

 

3 PM

KOREA: THE NEVER-ENDING WAR Discover more about the world we live in by shedding new light on a geopolitical hot spot. Often considered a "forgotten war," the Korean War was an important turning point in world history that still reverberates today.

Thursday, May 6

NOON

ILLUSTRATIVE MATH, Grade 6, Unit 6 Lesson 9: The Distributive Property, Part 1

 

12:30 PM

ILLUSTRATIVE MATH, Grade 7, Unit 5 Lessons 13 & 14: Expressions with Rational Numbers and Solving Problems with Rational Numbers

 

1 PM

ILLUSTRATIVE MATH, Grade 8, Unit 6 Lesson 6: The Slope of a Fitted Line

 

1:30 PM

ILLUSTRATIVE MATH, Algebra 1, Unit 7 Lesson 6: Rewriting Quadratic Expressions in Factored Form (Part 1)

 

2 PM

SPY IN THE WILD: A NATURE MINISERIES, The North Travel to the Northern Hemisphere, where the spy creatures learn how animals move, feed and fight. A spy hummingbird films millions of butterflies, and a spy squirrel finds itself in a battle. A spy beaver watches other beavers building dams.

 

3 PM

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, McCarthy Explore the rise and fall of the notorious senator who led a Cold War crusade against Communists. His zealous campaign to root out those he viewed as enemies of the state would test the limits of American decency and democracy.

Friday, May 7

Noon

ILLUSTRATIVE MATH, Grade 6, Unit 6 Lesson 9: The Distributive Property, Part 1

 

12:30 PM

ILLUSTRATIVE MATH, Grade 7, Unit 5 Lessons 13 & 14: Expressions with Rational Numbers and Solving Problems with Rational Numbers

 

1 PM

ILLUSTRATIVE MATH, Grade 8, Unit 6 Lesson 6: The Slope of a Fitted Line

 

1:30 PM

ILLUSTRATIVE MATH, Algebra 1, Unit 7 Lesson 6: Rewriting Quadratic Expressions in Factored Form (Part 1)

 

2 PM

MASTERPIECE, Little Women With their father away at war, sisters Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March come to terms with their new life, alongside their mother, Marmee. The girls make friends with Laurie, the new boy next door. (Part 1 of 3)

 

3 PM

MASTERPIECE, Little Women The March family fears the worst when Mr. March falls ill. As circumstances change for Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, the family must come together to face their most difficult challenge yet. (Part 2 of 3)

 

4 PM

MASTERPIECE, Little Women The March family fears the worst when Mr. March falls ill. As circumstances change for Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, the family must come together to face their most difficult challenge yet. (Part 3 of 3)