At-Home Learning 

6th- 12th grade

To support school closures KBTC and other PBS stations across the state are offering a daily, five-hour At-Home Learning Service for students in grades 6-12.

This lineup includes science, history and English language arts programming with related learning assets from PBS LearningMedia, a free online service of thousands of educational resources.

With WORLD channel available free over the air, these educational programs can reach all families, including those who do not have internet access or computers at home. Watch on KBTC over the air

  • Olympia to Vancouver, BC: broadcast channel 28.4

  • Centralia area (KCKA, a satellite service of KBTC): broadcast channel 15.4

  • Channel Info for Washington State

  • PBS LearningMedia Distance Learning One Sheet 

Schedule June 1st- June 5th              

Early Learning with PBS KIDS 

Children learn with PBS KIDS programs! Find shows covering all topic areas.  

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Monday, June 1

9 am: SciGirls: Cartoon Coders

Fueled by their passion for technology and social justice, Kanah, Margaret, and Eh Lay create a computer animation that urges kids to take action in their own communities. (Engineering, Grades 6-8)

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9:30 am: SciGirls: Process Power

The SciGirls take action in their community, partnering with an industrial engineer to design a streamlined service plan for a food bank and helping high school students in need. (Engineering, Grades 6-8)

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10 am: Genius by Stephen Hawking: Can We Time Travel?

Join Stephen Hawking as he challenges three ordinary people to determine if time travel is possible. (Science, Grades 6-12)

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11 am: The Registry

During World War II, thousands of Japanese Americans volunteered for the Military Intelligence Service to serve as interpreters and interrogators; military scholars say these men shortened the war by two years. (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)

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12 pm: American Experience: Chasing the Moon: Earthrise

Earthrise covers 1964-1968, four heady, dangerous years in the history of the space race, focusing on the events surrounding the Apollo 1 and Apollo 8 missions. This show contains material that may be sensitive for some students. Teachers should exercise discretion in evaluating whether this show is suitable for their class. (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

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1 pm: American Experience: Chasing the Moon: Earthrise (Cont.)

Earthrise covers 1964-1968, four heady, dangerous years in the history of the space race, focusing on the events surrounding the Apollo 1 and Apollo 8 missions. This show contains material that may be sensitive for some students. Teachers should exercise discretion in evaluating whether this show is suitable for their class. (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

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Tuesday, June 2

9 am: Wild Metropolis: Residents

From pythons in Bangkok to otters in Singapore, cities may seem unlikely havens for wildlife, but for animals able to adapt, the urban world is filled with opportunity. (Science, Grades 6-12)

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10 am: NOVA: Killer Floods

Uncover geologic fingerprints of colossal floods that violently reshaped the ancient world. Follow geologists around the globe as they reconstruct catastrophic Ice Age floods more powerful than the world's top 10 rivers combined. (Science, Grades 6-8)

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11 am: 10 Modern Marvels That Changed America

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. (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

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12-1:30 pm: Ken Burns' The Vietnam War, Episode 1: Déjà Vu (1858-1961)

After a long and brutal war, revolutionaries led by Ho Chi Minh end nearly a century of French colonial rule. (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)

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1:30 pm: The Future of America's Past: Transcontinental

High in the Utah desert in 1869, a ceremonial golden spike marked the completion of the first transcontinental railroad. (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)

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Wednesday, June 3

9 am: Wild Metropolis: Commuters

In a modern migration, animals travel in and out of cities to find food or shelter or to start a family. See if the secret to success in a fast-changing world is commuting. (Science, Grades 6-12)

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10 am: Beyond A Year in Space

Scott Kelly spent a year in space: What happened when he returned, and how did the time in space affect his body? (Science, Grades 6-12)

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11 am: Asian Americans, Episode 1: Breaking Ground

Barred by anti-Asian laws, they become America’s first “undocumented immigrants” and yet build railroads, dazzle on the silver screen, and take their fight for equality to the U.S. Supreme Court. (Social Studies, Grades 8-12)

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12 pm: Asian Americans, Episode 2: A Question of Loyalty

An American-born generation straddles its country of birth and its parents’ homelands during World War II, when families are imprisoned in detention camps and brothers find themselves on opposite sides of the battle lines. (Social Studies, Grades 8-12)

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1 pm: The Greeks, Episode 3: Chasing Greatness

Discover how the ancient Greeks finally reached the peak of civilization— revolutionizing art, architecture, drama, philosophy, and government—and left a legacy that still points the way forward. This show contains material that may be sensitive for some students. Teachers should exercise discretion in evaluating whether this show is suitable for their class. (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)

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Thursday, June 4

9 am: Wild Metropolis: Survivors

As the urban world grows, animals are displaced from land that belonged to them. From herons to humpback whales, follow the captivating stories of wild survivors. (Science, Grades 6-12)

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10 am: Climate Change - The Facts

Learn about the impact of climate change (what could happen if global warming exceeds 1.5 degrees?) and discover how the latest innovations and technology pose potential solutions that may prevent further damage. (Science, Grades 9-12)

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11 am: Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet

Learn about the life of the Islamic prophet Muhammad based on historical records and on the stories of living American Muslims who call Muhammad the Messenger of God. (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

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12 pm: Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet (Cont.)

Learn about the life of the Islamic prophet Muhammad based on historical records and on the stories of living American Muslims who call Muhammad the Messenger of God. (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

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1 pm: Africa's Great Civilizations, Episode 5: The Atlantic Age

Explore the impact of the Atlantic trading world, which gave rise to powerful new kingdoms but also to the transatlantic slave trade. (Social Studies, Grades 6-9)

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Friday, June 5

9 am: Blackbird: Legacy of Innovation

See the challenges and breakthroughs encountered while working on the design of the Blackbird, the world’s fastest and highest-flying aircraft. (Engineering, Grades 6-12)

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10 am: Genius by Stephen Hawking: Are We Alone?

Join Stephen Hawking as he challenges three ordinary people to work out the likelihood of alien life out there in the universe. (Science, Grades 6-12)

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11 am: Poetry in America: Those Winter Sundays

Robert Hayden's sonnet "Those Winter Sundays" offers a meditation on the fraught love between fathers and sons. Conjuring Depression-era industrial Detroit and the struggles of early 20th-century African Americans, the poem's universality makes it one of the most beloved in the American canon. (ELA, Grades 6-12)

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12:30-2 pm: Great Performances: Much Ado About Nothing

Recorded live at the Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park, this modern interpretation of Shakespeare's romantic classic with an all-black cast features Danielle Brooks and Grantham Coleman. (ELA, Grades 9-12)

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PBS KIDS Daily Schedule- Watch and learn with your favorite  PBS KIDS shows on KBTC daily from 11am-6pm for Pre K- 3rd grade students. 

You can also follow along with at-home learning activities!

Find educational curriculum and guided activities for the following shows:

Other online early learning resources, activities, games and lessons 
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Ruff Ruffman Show (4-8 year old) STEM games, videos and hands-on activities 

PBS Kids Scratch Jr App (5-8 year old) Free interactive coding app and accompanying lessons 

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Peg + Cat  (3-5 year old) Math focused games and hands-on activities.

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